_nec Nr-7700a

For some reason my CD Drive ( _NEC NR-7700A) suddenly stopped being able to read the first track on Audio CD’s I try to play (Windows Media, Real Player, etc., no matter, same thing. It plays about 20-30 seconds and then pauses and then it scratches around for awhile and may or may not pick up further into the song. Is this due to dirt or an old driver? I checked in Windows Device Manager and it shows the driver was dated 2001 for this component. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks. I am running Windows XP (SP2) with automatic updates turned on.

Welcome to the forum, goodguy9544 :slight_smile:

Let’s move this to the Newbie Forum, where you’ll probably get more replies…:slight_smile: