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Cd rom not working

Windowsxp, emachine 2006, it has cd/dvd on same drive. It will play the dvd but not play any cd, not even the restore cd. Now what should I look for and where to repair this problem

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  • Anonymous Apr 19, 2008

    nothing will play i even put a cd rom it still want play. can you please help me with my problem?

  • mainstrain Oct 01, 2008

    My drive is a "HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GSA-H21N". It came stock in my emachines w3507 and worked for a while when i got it, playing both dvds and cds. then it quit playing cds, shortly after the dvds wouldnt work either. I recently updated from windows XP service pack 2 to service pack three and now it plays dvds again, but no cds still. I can only watch movies on it. I can use the restore disc to some extent but it wont auto play. And music cds whether burnt or bought from store will not be detected. its like a blank disc or just doesnt see them at all. application cds such as my Sony Acid music maker install disc and Diablo 2 discs arent detected either. I think it has the proper drivers installed as well as the older ones. drivers are still over my head to some extent so I cant tell witch are suppose to be there. I do see that 5 are installed for this device so ill list them.

    C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\cdrom.sys
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\imapi.sys
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\Drivers\PxHelp20.sys
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\redbook.sys
    C:\WINDOWS\system32\.storprop.dll

    or at least thats whats in the box when i right click my dvd drive, goto properties, click the hardware tab, find HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GSA-H21N at the bottom of my list of drives, i highlight it and it says this device is working properly, so i click the properties button for it,click the drivers tab, then click driver details... since i tryed rolling back driver and no driver has been backed up for the device, tryed updating driver and told that this was the best option for it. hope this helps someone figure out whats going on. i see alot of us have this problem with different symptoms.

  • Anonymous Oct 05, 2008

    i have the same problem

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That is strange that you can play dvds but not cds.

what dvd drive is it.

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hi frined

change ur data cable & power cable & try to ditecing
if not show then do one ting go in a device manager >system devices>pci bus>right click on it & uninstall then ur pc is restarts
& insatll ur all divce drivers correctly

thnx using fixya

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