Guy has a cd writer, burned many discs in the past . But suddenly only the CD-RW are able to be read, ( he used InCd ) the cd-r now , when trying to retrieve data are not being read. The cd-r are not even showing up when he opens My computer. ( all disks going back many months were successful , up to the present! These disks are those which are months old, not new ones. Even discs given free with mags are not shown, only cd-rw ???
Have used a ‘lens cleaner’!
Their machine runs XP and when bought was top of the range . They haven't got round to asking about SP2 yet. There would have been no installation of new software or upgrades since I convinced them to allow me to reformat and clean install xp over 12 months ago. The owners ( more money than sense) only use the computer to play 0nline Bridge or store hundreds of photos. Removed /unplugged cd drives, rebooted, switched off connected cd drives , switched on ... but no better.
So to recap , will only read cd-rw not cd-r , but nothing wrong with discs. Have run a cleaner