This is something new for me. I can no longer run some cds in my pcdrives. I get an apple logo instead of a cd-rom logo in my pc window. Iclick on properties and it says its a HFS+ plus cd. the thing is I usedto play that exactly same CD a month ago without any problems. I m able to see the contents but not open even images.
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See if it would play regular cd, then see if it would play dvd's. The reason is because most gaming cd now and days are dvd's and maybe your dvd-rom has a driver issue or the laser head isn't reading it. So try that first, then see if the drivers for the cd/dvd rom is working properly in the device manager. It may need a dvd coded software, try installing like powerdvd or something. If it still ain't working, and it can't play dvd's then your cd-drive could be history
The cdrom drives are either dirty or the laser eye needs to be calibrated. The reason that dvd's would work in the one drive but the cds will not is because there is the signal used to generate the reading of the dvd is different from the cd signal. this is the simplest way to explain it.
think of it as a stove that works on both gas and electric. you use the gas but one day you run out and only the electric works. you need to fill the gas tank first to use it again. In the case of the computer you need to tune the laser or clean it.
Without a lil technical background i would not advise opening the unit to do this. i would take this to a service technician. Purchasing a new drive though would be cheaper in the long run. Even 2 new drives would cost aroudn 60$ online where cleaning from a tech could be that or double.
Hi The fasted and easiest way to eliminate Windows being the cause of a
read problem is to remove the IDE cable from the drive and insert a CD
into the drive once the system is powered on again. You should notice
some change in the LED of the CD-ROM, at least it should blink for a
few seconds. Usually if the LED goes out or turns red it would point
towards a faulty drive - which you have already seem to establish.
One last shot to try before dumping the CD-ROM for good is to update
the Firmware of the ROM drive - altough a long shot I have seen this
work a number of times.
As Insomniac says CD-ROM's are very cheap to purchase these days
Insomniac I am remember when these ROM drives were very expensive
- do you remember when the first Burners came out? As slow as a tractor
and expensive as a Ferrari
1.do you have a cd burner in your system? is it working for you to at least read cds on it? check the cd drive unit has a something that says "compac disk rewriteable" if not.. you don't have a cd burner only a cd rom drive that will only read cds but won't burn them
2. check device manager and look for the removable storage.. do you see the cd burner drive listed and in working condition?
this is a READ error known as a CYCLIC REDUNDANCY READ ERROR. If the CD ROM is not able to read from the disc .. it gives u this error This can come due to many reasons 1. OLD CD ROM - not able to read data properly 2. CD with lot of scratches 3. CD not written properly: Data not burn properly on CD at the time of its make.
Solution: Try to insert a new CD in it and then check whether it works or not or get a CD LENS CLEANER DISC which will remove any kind of small debris on the lens on the CD ROM and then it will work. This would surely help
First you want to make sure the CD you are using is good. Try a different CD-ROM, a known good one. If a different CD-ROM is readable then the problem is with your CD media and not the CD-ROM Drive. If another known good CD does not work then the problem is with the drive.
To fix this you must purchase a new CD-ROM drive and install it. Newegg.com has great deals. If you only want to read CDs and are not interested in burning then you can get a name brand CD-ROM drive for around $15.00, but if you need to burn as well the CD+-RW will run you about $30.00.
If you are using Windows XP then it is pretty simple to install the new CD-ROM drive.