Old 11-04-2009   #1
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CD drive will not read certain disks, please help.

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I've been having some problems with my home computer lately. the problem is that it will read certain cds but others it will not. the two cds that i have found that will not read are spore and medieval 2 total war. when i put these two disks in they dont start up, so thinking there was just a problem with the auto run i go to my computer to start it from there but it says that i do not even have a cd in the drive. i know its not the cds since both work perfectly fine on my laptop. does anyone know what could possibly be going on? thanks alot.
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Clean the CDs and clean the drive.
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yea i was gonna clean the drive today but i just found it a little weird that it plays every other disk i have but just not those 2. ill clean it and let you know if that works or not.
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another thing i just noticed is that the two games that arent working are the only two dvd rom i own, but on the door to my drive it says "DVD R/RW" so shouldnt it be able to run dvd rom?
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A DVDRW is a DVD burner which includes DVD-ROM reading support.
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Re: CD drive will not read certain disks, please help.

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another thing i just noticed is that the two games that arent working are the only two dvd rom i own, but on the door to my drive it says "DVD R/RW" so shouldnt it be able to run dvd rom?
The drive should be able to read these discs. Normally.

Additionally, you should check if there is a firmware update available for your drive - I have come across to some firmware updates where the changelog stated something like "improved support for game discs".

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