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Old 08-15-2004, 07:38 PM   #1
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I am running a windows xp home machine with a 3.4 ghz chip, a dvd rom, dvd rw, 1gig of ram. When ever i put in a disk in to either drive my computer does not recognize it, no matter what kind of disk. However if i leave the disk in and restart the cpu everything works ok for that disk, but if i take it out or replace the disk, my computer doesnt show a disk in the drive nor will it auto play or execute any thing from the disk, i would like to know how to fix my drive problem so that my cpu will read the disk with out having to restart.
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Old 08-15-2004, 09:12 PM   #2
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its not a hardware problem, maybe the driver.
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its not a hardware problem, maybe the driver.
Ok and i'm tired of saying it.It is not a driver problem.Windows has all you need for this.Did your dvd etc come with a driver disk ? Of course not this isn't 1995. is it.
I have another ripped apart post on this so please search for it.
It's just the way it seems to work.I know how you feel.

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I have no idea what to search for, i did try to search a few ways, could you post a link please?
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What's the specific model and brand of the CD/DVD rom?
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I have no idea what to search for, i did try to search a few ways, could you post a link please?
http://www.computerforums.org/showthread.php?t=3229

see ya there or PM or email,this is a problem and you and i know it.
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Lol Bluto what is it with you and Email/PM?

This is a forum isn't it?
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i hate to say, but nothing there helped me. I have since figured out that i can still use my disks, but in my computer it wont say that "such and such" a disk is in the drive.
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i hate to say, but nothing there helped me. I have since figured out that i can still use my disks, but in my computer it wont say that "such and such" a disk is in the drive.
Of course not yours is the first serious reply.
CD-RW-Roms and DVD-Roms don't seem to read disks that well.
But the test is to see if you can burn a cd-r then you know it works.
2nd is to set the drive to auto and play a movie dvd.Audio dvd is another subject.
At this point you know these drives ar working propery as Device Manager should state.
But thats why i posted this.These devices give you a hard time reading other disks and games that use them,Best i've come up with is spinning the disk or restarting till Explore could read it.
If this is happening with a regular cdrom drive than get a new one,their very cheap.

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To be honest, Bluto is right

CD Rom troubles usually mean it's screwed because drivers are installed automatically, etc.

Buy a dvd drive for like $10 or a fiver off ebay, lol.
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