Rossta 04:17 29 Oct 2006

Hey I have a cd/dvd rom that opens and works fine the ide is connected power connected but when i put in any cd it doesn't read the cd. It doesn't do anything. Anyideas.

  zoobie 06:38 29 Oct 2006

make sure the drive is being seen in your hardware profile
this seems to be a common starting point
if not, double check bios

  €dstowe 06:56 29 Oct 2006

I suggest that the device has gone to the hardware depository in the sky.

Rather than messing around trying to get a (probably defunct) CD/DVD player to work, buy a new one. They only cost a few quid nowadays.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 09:23 29 Oct 2006

In device manager
uninstall the CD drive
uninstall the IDE channel the drive is on.
Reboot let XP find an install new hardware
retry the CD player.
If still no good then the lasers/ electronics to align the lasers have died.
Buy a new one, a DVD rewriter is less than £30

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