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I have all my photos on cd's. One day I went to put a cd into the drive of my desktop and nothing happened. When I went into my computer and clicked on the drive...it said to insert a cd....so I did...and nothing happened....what is the problem.? the drive itself?

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  • Nolewoman37 Sep 10, 2008

    This has nothing to do with burning...the drive itself is not recognizing that there is a cd in the drive. It keeps telling me to insert the disk...and the disk is already in the machine.

  • Nolewoman37 Sep 10, 2008

    It will not read any cd's I put in the drive. even the ones I have used on my laptop...so is this the cd drive unit?

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There is a chance it may be the drive itself. More than likely when burning a cd there's a chance that only other cd burners can read it. Try it in a drive with burning capabilities.

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  • Paul Sep 10, 2008

    If you can put other cd's in the drive and it recognizes them then it's not the drive. Try putting the cd in another cd drive in another computer. If it still cannot recognize it then there is something wrong with the cd.

  • Paul Sep 11, 2008

    It sounds like it's the drive. Before you try an swap them out you could go to the drives manufactures web site and make that you have all the appropriate software for the device.

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