On my external CD/DVD rom DVD disks work OK but CDs do not. ROM does not see the CD. I tried many CDs. Previousely used to work with CDs OK. Once in a while a CD works, but 99 % - not. Even the same CD. Any ideas/ solutions?
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Change your DVD recorder. The DVD's have 2 lassers, one red for CD & 1 Lila for DVD, both are sinchronized on the same lens but is diferent lasser. DVD lasser is wrong, dead, do you need other DVD unit.
CD ROM drive will play only 700 mb CD disks(normal CDs)...and not play DVD disks...u need DVD ROM drive to play DVDs....there is a big difference among both in it's function.
a DVD drive "may" play both DVDs and CDs....
a CD drive will "only" play CDs
Hi there, do not format now. Just try these.
Run the driver disk & install the CD/DVD driver. After finish the setup restart your pc or laptop. Hope that time your CD rom detecting the cds. But make sure, that your rom is working. Because if the cd rom is damaged then after formatting you can't install the operating system. May be your cd rom lens is damaged & that's why he can't read the cds or dvds. I suggest you Visit a service center & check the cd rom only. If you able to view the cd rom driver in side the my computer then, i am sure your vd rom lens is damaged.
Thanks & waiting for your feedback.
your drive is not being read,
have you set BIOS to boot from CD ROM,
is your CD ROM working,
is your XP CD working
Do the following
1 go to BIOS and re-set to BOOT from CD ROM
2 use another copy of XP/Win98/Vista etc to verify if CR ROM is reading the CDs else...
if you doubt CD ROM drive has a problem....
3 use a USB external CD ROM, and to do that u need to re-set the BIOS to boot from USB CD ROM
the combo drive you listed above is a cd-rw/ DVD-ROM....meaning that it will play and burn cd, cd-r, and cd-rw disks. the dvd rom will only be able to play dvd-rom and dvd-r disks providing they are in the proper format. check that the disk in question is not a dvd-rw or (+2) disk. the drive will not recognize that a disk is in the drive if the disk isnt compatable. try a dvd movie, if that works then a dvd-r, if that works then try a dvd-rw +1. if the last option doesnt work then you will have to stick with the dvd-rom and dvd-r, or purchase a dvd-rw drive to install.
Inside your DVD rom is two heads I believe they are diamond both do the same things which is to read them. The CD head is poked (Broken). Try cleaning it with the proper solution. If its no go then the latter I am afraid stands!.