Yes others cds can b played after computer starts,,i mean no problem,,it can play any cd...i aleardy checked bios..i mean i pressed f2..and then f9 to make all default settings...but still same problem
i have a TOSHIBA A 100 laptop, my lp doesnt haqve any problem...but i just wanted to use my Product recovery cd to clean up my hard drive....but when i boot ,,,,and select cd/dvd ....MEDIA TEST FAIL..CHECK CABLE... This message copmes...i dont know why its happening,,,after this messagfe my laptops staqrs normally,,behaves normal,,,but im unable to use my Prodct recovery cd to do the job its supposed to do
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Click the Start button , click All Programs, and then click Windows Media Center.
If Media Center is not in full-screen mode, click the Maximize button in the upper-right corner of the window.
Insert an audio CD into the CD-ROM drive on your computer. The CD will start playing automatically.
On the Now Playing screen, click Rip CD. (If you navigated away from the Now Playing screen, you can always return there from the Windows Media Center start screen by scrolling to Music, clicking Music library, clicking Albums, and then clicking the CD you inserted.)
If this is the first time you've ripped a CD, follow the instructions on the CD Ripping Options screen. (You won't see this screen the next time you rip a CD.)
In the Rip CD dialog box, click Yes to rip the tracks to your computer. The ripped music files are automatically added to your Music library.
Re the webcam problem, would need more info. Do you know if the laptop has webcam software installed at all?
Hello, to Rip a CD to your computer means to convert the audio on the CD into a format that your computer can play, such as mp3 or wma. Windows media player can rip CDs to both formats and stores them in your music folder. Just insert your CD and the option to rip should pop up.
To Burn a CD means the reverse, to transfer music files from your computer to a CD. Media player does this a well, just click the Burn tab to begin.
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A couple of suggestions.
1) Download HP Support Assistant to check for updates on your machine
2) I assume you are using Windows Media Player. Try another free program like VLC. Its handy to have 2 installed so you can toggle between the 2 if one is having problems.
Not every CD or DVD player is able to correctly ready every single brand of writable media. The situation you described is quite common, and the only solution is to use another brand of media. Some people recommend burning at a slower speed, but I don't think this helps at all.
This situation might be caused by incompatibility between the laser on your player and the formulation of the writable surface. You should test other brands and find one that works with all your devices. When you find it, stick with it.
Troubleshooting simply means, investigating a problem to find out the cause and to fix the problem. We can also say; the process of finding and fixing a problem is called troubleshooting.
Example like when your computer has sound problem, we have to find out what is the cause, suppose if it's drivers related problem, after installing or updating the sound drivers will fix the problem so here, installing and updating the sound driver is the Fix.
If you cd/dvd player isn't playing your Cds/Dvds, you have to check the media (cd and dvds), after that, you'll also clean the cd or dvds. And if your cd/dvd problem is caused by the Lens not the others like cds or motor, etc.., then replacing the lens will fix the problem and there'll be no more problem with your cd/dvd player. I'll read and play all cds/dvds after the lens is replaced.
Your system comes with on-board diagnostics. Run the diagnostics to check if the problem is with the drive or windows.
To run the diagnostics follow the steps below
1. Shutdown the system
2. Press the Fn+Power button together
3. The screen will display color screens
4. Follow the prompts until it takes you to advanced diagnostics
5. Do a custom test on the optical drive.
If you are unable to run the diagnostics
1. Find the dell resource cd that came with the system
2. Insert the cd in and restart the computer
3. At the Dell logo screen press the f12 slowly 5 times
4. Select boot from cd/dvd drive
5. Press any key to boot from cd .... message appears press enter
6. If the system starts from the cd .. this would mean the drive is ok
hi try first to insert a clean up CD, and test your Cd player with an original CD, if the problem persist , your laser sense is defficient you have to go to fix it to a specialist.
hope this helps you
Do you have the PXE error? The media failure is in the boot sequence, on the toshiba press F12 on boot to change boot priority, select cd/dvd or hard drive, or to preclude from happening, press F2 on boot enter BIOS, select Boot options make sure to set priority as cd/dvd, then hard drive, then network or disable network boot. network booting causes media failure.