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My CD ROM ONLY plays burned cds. (won't read regular music cds)

This has been a problem for quite a while..I thought it was a hardware problem so I got another _NEC NR-7900A drive from another Dimension 2200, just like mine. I'm pretty computer savvy, so it was no problem to install. In a nutshell.. my problem is that my _NEC NR-7900A is ONLY playing burned cds, or is reading blank cds..the actual re-writer works.. I just cannot put in a regular music cd..because its not reading them. All I want is to be able to rip them to my HD. I'm not to familiar with firmware but i looked on the microsoft site, and their appears to be no firmware upgrade for it. I've tried absolutely everything and i cannot figure this out. Also this is the first time i've ever asked for advice about my PC on any internet forums. Any help would be highly appreciated.

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