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CD-ROM issues

by Remix Windsong / May 7, 2004 4:13 AM PDT

Hi everyone, I'm wondering if anyone has an idea about what could be wrong with my CD-ROM drive. Over the past few weeks, every CD I have burned has either not burned correctly or has been unreadable afterwards even if the burning went fine. When it tries to read CDs, it will either say they are corrupted (even if they work fine on other computers), or it will refuse to read them correctly. One CD with video files kind of shifted around loudly in the drive, so I could hear that it was not spinning correctly. It never spun correctly even if I left it in the computer overnight. And these are CDs that were burned from the same computer. It could be the lens, but I am afraid to clean it lest I ruin it. I'm using Windows XP Home, and I'm using CD-Rs that are compatible with Windows. The drive is internal, and I use Easy CD Creator to burn the CDs. Any ideas would be appreciated. Thanks. =)

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Re:CD-ROM issues
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 7, 2004 4:29 AM PDT
In reply to: CD-ROM issues

Actually, CDRW drives have notoriously short lifespans and issues like your just vanish when a new drive is installed.

Try that after a CD Lens cleaner.


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Re:CD-ROM issues
by sstar / May 15, 2004 7:01 AM PDT
In reply to: CD-ROM issues

if you are using a cdrom and cdrw the cdrom should read
as fast or faster then you are recording. try a slower
record speed. what speed are your recording disk 32x 48x ect.
if you a using on the fly can cause problems.
is your cdrw on the same ida channal as the cdrom.
my cdrom is 52x is #1(master) the cdrw is #2 cause it slower.
no problems. when i had and hp cdrw lots of coasters.

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