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DDW-081 CD\DVD Recorder can't read CD

It reads DVD without problems
but if I insert CD - system can't see that
tried 2 bios updates BX32 and B375 but it didn't helped
OS -Windows XP with SP2 but it isn't OS matter because System can't boot from bootable CD
Hardware is properly detected by bios
but when i insert bootable CD inside it doesn't detect it either

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  • Anonymous Aug 25, 2008

    I have LG Combo R/W DVD drive, which will read DVD without problem but when i insert cd to to the drive and if we double click on that it can't show ant data.

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It is possible for your optical drive to read only DVDs and not CD. This is most likely a fault with your drive and may need a repair or replacement.

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