PHILL1 20:47 07 Dec 2006


My CD Writer fails to read CD rom disks, blank
or full. Will play audio disks.

Unit is about 4 years old, has worked ok until recently.

Any ideas?


  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 22:35 07 Dec 2006

Try a lens cleaner in the drive.

  Stuartli 00:13 08 Dec 2006

A new CD-RW drive is around £12 at present and, even better, a DVD-RW drive that has the very latest specifications just under £20.

Check the leads and cables for firmness and also try Uninstalling your present drive from Device Manager and rebooting; Windows will Find New Hardware and reinstall the basic CDRON driver, all that is required for optical drives.

If that doesn't work then a new drive is on the cards - keep the current one for playing audio CDs...:-)

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