Old 10-02-2003   #1
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My cd drive stopped working. any sugestions?

Just did a fresh install of Win XP and was going along fine.
At some point, my cd drive stopped working. (you put a cd in but nothing comes up and when you click on the drive it tells you to insert a disk or whatever, as if it doesnt see the cd thats in it)
My CD Burner still works fine (liteon)
I believe this happened sometime after I installed Nero, so maybe I should post in that forum too. But I thought I would stop here first.
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Old 11-02-2003   #2
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And what brand and type is that fine drive of yours ?
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Old 11-02-2003   #3
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Its a sony. And actually I should have waited to post for a while because I tried installing adaptec's APSI stuff and rebooted and it started working.
Actually, if you have a link to a post about all the software I should and shouldnt install I would appreciate it.. from what i understand there is list of things to do to get up and going properly for burning stuff.
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That kind of list would be hard to make as the software needs vary depending on what you're burning how you're burning and with what equippment yo're doing it.
For normal CD burning with an IDE drive just a burner program would be enough (and an OS, doh! )
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Did you turn on auto insert notification for the sony drive?
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it didnt have anything to do with auto insert actually, I would click on the drive after inserting a CD and it simply game me the message to insert a CD, like it didnt know there was anything in there.
In any case, it works now, but I would like to know why it stopped and if it had anything to do with installing Nero.
But in any case, the fact that its working now is good enough for me hehe
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True true, as long as it's working.

I asked about the auto insertion thing 'cause I had this CD-ROM w/ me some time ago that would not read anything I put in there unless auto insert notification's turned on. I'd this this please insert CD in drive pop up even though one's already in there. Weird.
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Re: My cd drive stopped working. any sugestions?

My computer also stopped recognizing the CD & DVD drives. I followed the suggested link to the Microsoft Fix It wizard. I ran it, rebooted, and Lo & Behold! the drives appear and work now. I can now trace it to un-installing iTunes & Quicktime! My (old) computer's performance increased as I hoped but the drives disappeared.
Thanks for your help!
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