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Old 05-22-2004, 06:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Acer 50x CD Rom drive

I have a Compaq computer which I upgraded to WinXP. It has an Acer 50x CD Rom drive which worked with Win98. It will not read any disk now. XP says it is working properly. I have removed and re-installed it, tried using the drivers that came with it with no sucess. When you insert a disk, the light blinks a few times, then nothing. Double clicking its icon brings up a "insert disc" message. Could it be it simply isn't compatible with XP? Any thoughts will be appreciated.

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Old 05-23-2004, 02:33 AM   #2 (permalink)
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If you have the possibility, you could try to boot from it with a Windows XP Disc.

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Old 05-23-2004, 07:55 AM   #3 (permalink)
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i had this same problem with my CD ROM. Everything looked like it was OK but the drive refused to read any CD. After a lot of usless work i realized that my cd drive motor had locked up so the CDs were not spinning.

Anyway, long story made short: Can you hear the CD spinning in the drive?

did you load windows XP with this drve?
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Old 05-23-2004, 07:57 AM   #4 (permalink)
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you can get a new one for like $20
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Old 05-24-2004, 02:32 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks for the replies. Hercules may have hit on it. I cannot hear the drive spinning and no I loaded XP with the other drive. I have tried program discs with auto run with the same results. I am going to pull the case apart to install some more memory so I might as well just change the drive too.
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