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Old 02-16-2005, 05:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default CD-Rom can't read Burnt CD's?!

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Hope anyone can help me so I can use my burnt CD's, but every time I plug in a burnt CD (music or data) the system will hang. Lights will flash on the CD-Rom, but after a bit it will stop flashing and stay on. That is when I will have to close the window explorer because it is Not Responding. I recently upgraded my MB and chip. I had this same CD-Rom prior and it worked beforehand.

Please help!

edit: it's not the CD's either. I've tested them and they work an other computers.
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http://www.pcworld.com/downloads/fil...id,6944,00.asp
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Old 02-16-2005, 08:25 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Hmm.. this justs gives me an error on startup now. The problem also still exists. I also have Windows XP and everything is fully updated.
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your drive must be bad then
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some CDROm drives cannot read burned CD's, because the reflective layer is not as good as non-burned CD's. CDROM drives made before CD burners do not take this into account, and often do not read them because their laser is not designed for it
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Old 02-17-2005, 01:04 AM   #6 (permalink)
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usually a udf reader will fix that.
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