September 7th, 2005, 06:27 PM
September 7th, 2005, 06:55 PM
Maybe there is something wrong with the actual CD that you were using??
From what I gleen from your post you cannot read a cd with any of the drives...but when you put in another CD (bootable) you can read it?
Is the cd you are trying to read a burned CD??
How about exploring your bootable cd while in windows...does that work???
can you read the problem cd in another machine???
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September 7th, 2005, 06:58 PM
Are you trying different CD's in the drive or just the same one?
Do you have any CD copying software installed that has the Virtual Drive utility as part of it, i.e Clone CD? If you have try disabling it or uninstalling it, see if that helps.
September 7th, 2005, 08:04 PM
It's all about the quality of the reader.................. I have a quality drive that can recognize and play a scratched CD without any problems.....throw it in a Memorex piece of shite and it won't play it at all.
TIP: Reboot with cd in drive while the bios is set for "boot from cd" .....then when you log in it should still be running. That's how I used to do it.
September 7th, 2005, 10:45 PM
I had this problem with one of my CD Rom's... your gonna need a new IDE cable for your CD Rom drive, at least that was the problem with mine i had a bad cable so it wasnt reading or recognizing it.
September 7th, 2005, 10:55 PM
The first thing I would do is run a cleaning CD several times through the drive and clean the CDs.
I frequently encounter this problem with different CDs and drives.....................some combinations work and others don't.
It cannot be your driver..................the CD hasn't changed.
Where you can also encounter problems:
1. Poor quality CDs.
2. CDs that are "too fast" for the drive.
Just a few thoughts
September 9th, 2005, 12:19 AM
Sorry I haven't been able to reply to your posts. Let me try to explain the problem better... I didn't do it very well the first time:
I can boot from a bootable CDs, but not read/explore it in Windows. It have tried many different CDs and none of them work. These are not burned CDs. So I don't think it's a IDE, speed, or anything like that, but I don't know.
I might need to clean it... I'll try that.
September 9th, 2005, 12:38 AM
If were going to toss it I would take it apart and examine and clean it.....perferably the eye lens and the laser pickup assembly. Actually I'd look at everything....be carefull.
September 9th, 2005, 12:46 AM
Well if it will boot from CD but won't autorun, that sounds like it cannot read the autorun program properly.
I would go for a thorough clean first.
Then take a look at your folder options and check everything "yes" for web content in the "general" section.
September 10th, 2005, 05:12 PM
Sure sounds like a driver problem to me, if the BIOS can see and
boot from the disk but windows can't. Maybe you should go in
to control panel and uninstall the device, and then reinstall it.
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