No Autorun on DVD Rom

  [DELETED] 12:28 23 Aug 2003

My system runs on Win 98 and I have a DVD Rom and a CD Writer installed.
My problem is that sometimes the autorun works and sometimes it does not.
Having used a CD successfully I sometimes have trouble ejecting it and I have to go into MY Computer, right click and choose eject. When I insert a new CD it fails to autorun. Going back into My Computer the drive still shows the previous CD as still being in there.
It then becomes necessary to shut down Windows and restart, occasionally more than once, to clear it.
I have noticed that sometimes, if I Ctrl, Alt, Delete, msqsrv32 is not responding. Is this something to do with it?
I would appreciate any suggestions.

  [DELETED] 12:56 23 Aug 2003


  hugh-265156 13:16 23 Aug 2003

could be the disc is slightly damaged or your lazer lens is dirty and its not reading the discs correctly.

my cdr drive does this with cheap cdr and cdrw discs,i have to sometimes eject it and reload it to get the drive to see it.better quality discs work perfectly.

updating the firmware may also improve disc handling if its a compatability issue.

  [DELETED] 14:32 23 Aug 2003

Thanks for that. It happens with pre-recorded disks as well as my own. Is there any way to clean lazer lenses?
Sorry to be thick, what is the firmware.

  hugh-265156 14:55 23 Aug 2003

any music store will sell the lens cleaner or argos.a cd cleaner will clean both cd and dvd drive.

firmware is similar to bios and has to be flashed the same.this can include fixes for say certain brands of disc not working or errors etc.check the manafacturers website for info.

  [DELETED] 15:43 23 Aug 2003

Appreciate your help. Thankyou. I'll try the lens cleaner and check the website.

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