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    CD/DVD drive acting strangely


    A couple of days ago my cd/dvd drive started not recognizing cds and dvds. I thought at first it just wasn't recognizing that a disc was in the drive, but no, the computer thinks that the cd is a blank disc when its not - in My Computer it gives me the option to "write these files to CD" when I've put in a music cd. Rebooting the computer doesn't seem to help, but it randomly starts working again, then reverts back to the problem. Please help!
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    Originally Posted by wildmagefantasy
    A couple of days ago my cd/dvd drive started not recognizing cds and dvds. I thought at first it just wasn't recognizing that a disc was in the drive, but no, the computer thinks that the cd is a blank disc when its not - in My Computer it gives me the option to "write these files to CD" when I've put in a music cd. Rebooting the computer doesn't seem to help, but it randomly starts working again, then reverts back to the problem. Please help!

    I had this problem and it was a result of the IDE Cable not being securley plugged in. If the cable appears to be secure plugged in try the following:-

    1). Check the pins on your CD/DVD Drive
    2). Check the integrity of the cable (for the price of cables these days, you might as well buy a new one).


    Hope this helps


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    Mean Machine.

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