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Won't read any cd

When I boot up the drive is in my folders under explore, When I double click on it in explore with a blank disk in it, I am told it is not assesible, incorrect funtion. When I double click on it with no disc it tells me there is no disk in the drive. In device manager it tells me it is working properly.

I am running windows XP professional, I can hear and see the drive running and can find nothing wrong. I took the drive and put it in my other laptop (I have two the same) and it works fine in that one. I have checked cables till I am blue in the face.

It appears to be something in the system software not the hardware but I can find nothing.

Can anyone help

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  • inglis Jan 13, 2008

    I have checked this and under Primary there is Device 0 and Device 1 both are on DMA if available



    Also checked this on the secondary there is Device 0 and Device 1 both are on DMA if available

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Go to device manager and check the properties on both controllers under IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers. They should be set to DMA under the advanced options. If set to PIO change it.

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    Dean Joly Jan 13, 2008

    Have you tried an audio CD that you know plays well in a stereo?

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