June 6th, 2004, 07:50 AM
CD-ROM / CD-RW problem
I have a problem with my CD-ROM and CD-RW
It ignors(CD-RW read as empty, CD-ROM says that there is no disk) rendomly disks
I think that the reson it ignors them is that the disk have bad sectors in it somebody can help me solve this problem
I tried Micrososft windows update
June 6th, 2004, 08:00 AM
If the disk has bad sectors, you need to get a new disk.. I know of no way of fixing a disk with bad sectors.
You might try a drive firmware upgrade, uninstall and reinstall the drive, or cleaning the lens of the drive with a lens cleaning kit..
June 6th, 2004, 22:55 PM
all bets are off...
Have you tried performing a FULL erase on the disk? This *should* make the disk like new!
June 7th, 2004, 12:39 PM
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hmmm...if the cdrom is ignoring random disks, it can be a couple things.
The drive is an older drive and cannot read disks that fall under the "high density" group (unlikely, but I dont know the age of the drive). If this is the case, you'll have to replace the drive.
The cd's are scratched or dirty. Grab a soft cloth and clean the cd's. Even if they look clean, clean them anyways. Sometimes there is a film on the cd that creates problems when the drive attempts to read the cd.
The drive is bad. A good indication of this is if you place one of the "non-readable" discs in the drive and reboot, do the pc "see" the disc now? If so, it's time to replace the drive. You can try cleaning the drive with a cd drive cleaner or blow some air into the drive, but honestly, if it's having this type of issue, you're just prolonging the replacement of the drive itself.
June 7th, 2004, 14:59 PM
I often find that cheaper CDs are ignored quite often even if I *know* there is stuff on them. Try a few different CDR/CDRWs first - it may be as simple as the disk is a bit crap!
June 9th, 2004, 07:02 AM
tnkz for the edvice pritchaa you were right, but what will I do with the corrupted disks
If I want to open them?
Last edited by ilyail3; June 30th, 2004 at 05:09 AM.