DVD/CDRW Combo only works with DVDs - help

  wobblymike 09:32 11 Mar 2005

I have a DVD/CDRW combo unit fitted in my Packard bell 2.2 GHz system running XP Home.

The unit works fine with DVDs but will not read CDs. I have tried audio CDs, data CDs it just won't play. If it didn't read DVDs I would bin it but I have never come across a combo unit that will play one but not the other. Any ideas?
As a possibly related issue, when checking the properties of the drive and selecting the hardware tag, 3 scsi CD drives show (none of which exist) I have uninstalled them via device manager but they reappear on next boot. When viewing "my computer" these mysterious devices don't show. Whether this is connected with my main problem I don't know. Any help gratefully received.

  FelixTCat 10:08 11 Mar 2005

Try removing the drive and replacing it - there may be a poor electrical connection.

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