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Posted on Tuesday, June 20, 2000 - 10:02 pm:   

CD ROM doesn't recognize audio CD,
it opens title page for CD with mp3 music
but can't run it.
I was able to install some software from CD
but can't run any games.
So it looks like it allows to extract any information
but nothing else.
CD ROM is internal.
Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Danny Albers (Danny)
Posted on Wednesday, June 21, 2000 - 5:46 am:   

Is your CD audio cable hooked up correctly to your sound card?

Is this something that just happened on its own or did you make some changes?

Please give us some history here.

Posted on Wednesday, June 21, 2000 - 12:54 pm:   

Everything worked great a couple days ago with the
same CDs. I didn't make any changes, besides that
I am installing and uninstalling new games for my
son all the time. Now he starts a game, the title
page with "Start", "Exit", etc buttons appears, he
presses "Start", computer is trying to do something for a few seconds, but with no success.
Thank you for your response.
Danny Albers (Danny)
Posted on Wednesday, June 21, 2000 - 6:41 pm:   

Here is something Ive noticed about CD ROMs, especially (no offence) around house holds that have children.....

They can get dirty inside causing read problems.

Get a CD ROM cleaner kit and also a bit of compressed air. Caution with compressed air.... Do not hold the can to close at first, you will not want to much pressure. Hold the can a good 10 inches away and give only 1 second bursts (about 3 should do it). Do this with the drive bay open of course. Also check your CD platter when it is ejected. If it is dirty, guaranteed the other parts inside are.

If you havent messed with the cabling, and the drivers are correct, this is about all I can think of to easily be tried.

The best thing you could do is try a different CD ROM. If it was on my bench, that's what I would do. This would rule out whether it was a faulty CD drive or another problem.
Posted on Friday, June 23, 2000 - 3:56 pm:   

Thanks, I'll try...
<Here is something Ive noticed about CD ROMs, <especially (no offence) around house holds that <have children.....
- nothing can be worse and not only about CD-ROMs... :(
mike millard
Posted on Thursday, May 9, 2002 - 10:04 am:   

my dvd-rom read music,data, and dvds.
now it won't read dvds. what happen?
Posted on Thursday, May 9, 2002 - 10:16 am:   

did you check the software that runs dvds? might be corrupted or something you installed broke the software. broke as in installed a file that is incompatible with the current software.

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