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Data CD Problems

My computer is having problems reading data cd's. Audio cd's seem to work fine. I can jumpstart a data cd by first having the computer read an audio cd from the drive and then inserting a data disk.
I remember seeing a thread about this problem before. I think it involved editing the registry in some way but now I can't find it. Can anyone help? Thanks.

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Data CD's do NOT

In reply to: Data CD Problems

run automatically, you have to open them yourself.

open my computer

look for the CD Rom

open it from there

it will show all your information there. If you need to, you can then coopy and paste the items from that folder to your desktop. If it's an application, you can run it from there without taking up any space.


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Sounds like your Auto play is set to "Take No Action"

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If you want the data disk to open then you do the following.
insert a data disk.
Open Window explore.
Right click on Properties
Select Auto Play tab
Choice from selection below what you want done.
Hit Apply

That should take care of you problem.

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Data cd's aren't recognized

In reply to: Sounds like your Auto play is set to "Take No Action"

Sorry, I don't think my post was clear enough. The data cd's aren't being recognized at all. If I open windows explorer or my computer the name of the cd, files, etc. aren't even listed. It's not registering that there's a cd in the drive. I do have auto play enabled. I can get the data cd's to work if I put an audio cd in right beforehand-which is strange.

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How about

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deleting the drive from your hardware and rebooting your computer and let Windows re-add it?
What happens if you have a data cd in there (not recognized yet) and you open up my computer and double click the drive?

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Also, if you are using a CD from another computer

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it will work in oe computer but not nescerally the other, especially CD-RW's or CD+RW's. It will only work in the original computer. You may even have different speeds for each, if made in a 32X and yours is only 8X - think you have the picture.

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Data CD problems.

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Things to try:
? Clean the drive reading-head,
? Uninstall and reinstall the drive,
? Update the driver and/or firmware,
? Use the trouble-shooting wizard at the drive's property at System Manager(Device manager> CD ROM >...Properties>General Tab -->Trouble Shooting)

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