Is it possible that a CD Rom drive will not accept certain CDs but will accept others. My sons drive is OK when I put an original CD in but will not accept a copy of other CDs. For instance if I put originals of "The Clangers" or "Early learning" CDs in for my grandchildren they are perfectly OK but if I put something that has been copied from the original the drive starts to spin and the lights come up and even the music starts but it ends abruptly without installing. I have installed my own DVD drive on his machine just to try it but it is still the same. Thanks for any help....Pentium 2.. Windows ME...
hi - what operating system do you use on your computer - you said ME on your sons. do you use the same ? if u use xp on yours that could explain why they work on yours. likely solution in that case would be driver update as sometimes there is a problem between fast burning cd writers and slow reading cd roms. original cd's tend to be more versatile for some reason.
Are you sure you have FINALISED the CD? Because if your computer does not have the appropriate programs such as Nero or a CDRW then it won't recognise the CD. Re-insert the CD into the drive which you burnt it with and using a program such as Ahead Nero or Roxio CD Creator finalise the CD.
NB-This can be done after you have burnt CD.
Alternatively, you should be able to rectify problem if you install a Ahead Nero or Roxio CD Creator, etc. Onto the computer. It's better to finalise CD though as it will guarantee compatability.