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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Most units are designed to "autoplay" audio CDs when they are inserted. When they fail to do so, it could be because the CD is dirty or scratched and was bot recognized, the media player that you are using to play the CD was not in a state that it could autoplay the CD, or there could be a problem with the Disk drive or PC itself. Whenever a CD fails to play upon insertion, go to the "My Computer" icon (win7 or below) and see if the CD/DVD drive shows a disk inserted. If so, clicking on the drive will often start the playback.
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?
The only discs that a DVD player is guaranteed to read are DVD discs. Support for CD-ROM, CD-R, and CD-RW may be included, but is by no means guaranteed.
CD-R was designed to be read by an infrared 780nm laser. DVD uses a visible red 635nm or 650nm laser, which aren't reflected sufficiently by the organic dye polymers used in CD-R media. As a result, many DVD players can't read CD-R media. Some DVD players come with two lasers so that they can read CD-R.
But as I have already stated that Most DVDs today have the tendency of playing CDs. So if your DVD player is new then it must have that support. Have a look at the quality of your CDs also.
Make certain it is the correct media for the drive. If it is CDR or CDRW media, make sure it is rated for the write speed of the drive. High Speed media for a High Speed drive is labeled with the High Speed logo. If you are testing with an audio CD, play it in your home stereo first to make sure the disc works.
Check also the disc if it has scratches that's why it skips when played. Try a known good CD.
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
First thing Do you have the Roxio CD that which you could have recived along with the laptop?
If yes Great.. go to start>control Panel> Add/Remove Programs> uninstall everything which ever says sonic or roxio in the list you might have upto 5 to 6 or 7 in the list.. uninstall all of them one by one.. then restart the computer and install the CD completely the problem will solve..
If you dont have the CD..if you are in US call 8006249896 thats dell tech support number and tell them that you didnt recive a single cd along with the computer they will send you all the cds including you operating system..ask them to send the roxio cd also..
If you dont want to go through all of this just go www.filehippo.com and download the latest version of K-Lite Codec Pack under audio and video section in the main page..install it and then try to play the DVD using the same player or different player like media player or media player calssic which is very good..
You can access the Media player classic from start > all programs> K-lite Codec Pack> Media Player Classic open it and press Ctrl+D it will play your DVD
hy i have your solution.its simple. the problem is remote network data entry that start in the bios systems, produce by a virus call downloader.trojan or bootable Tj.exe, normally the bios has to read it and it gives the error " media test faliurecheck cables",ir you dont repaired quickly your laptop or desktop eventually will not boot the windows att all, this have to be kill before that happens, First of all clean your pc with Trojan Remover and then do just a simple task restart your desktop or laptop and do not let it initiate windows just press F2 at the bios and go to the Bios program and then go to the tab name Bios and press F9 that means "default bios systems" and everything will change in your bios and when your desktop or pc restart it will never show that message again and your bios will initiate with no problems and the virus that put that into your pc will no longer control your bios system.
see if it can still boot the cd , put in a windows cd go into the bios and set the cd as boot device in boot order. save and exit with cd in drive you will get a prompt at boot to press any key to boot cd do this and let it run until the next prompt screen then exit . if it never will boot the cd , time to replace drive.