PC hardware forum: Help! DVD drive doesn't recognize music CDs anymore

by: Lee Koo (ADMIN) May 1, 2009 9:18 AM PDT

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Help! DVD drive doesn't recognize music CDs anymore

by Lee Koo (ADMIN) ModeratorCNET staff - 5/1/09 9:18 AM

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Until recently, when I put a music CD in my D-drive (DVD RW), I could play the music or rip the music to my hard drive. About a month ago this became more problematic, and now it will not even recognize a music CD (regardless of the program I choose to play it on: Real Player, Windows Media Player, etc.). Data CDs are no problem, whether they have documents or photos. DVDs play, as well. My question: is this a hardware problem or a software problem? The drive is a LITE-ON DVDRW LH-20A1H and I cannot find any indication that there is any driver or other software that could be a problem. If there is a problem with the drive itself, I can certainly replace it, but if it's software, I don't know where to begin. Any ideas? Running Windows XP system.

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Sounds like a Windows problem... --Submitted by fjord_fox
http://forums.cnet.com/5208-7591_102-0.html?messageID=3036769&tag=forums06;posts#3036769

Most likely a software problem --Submitted by alswilling
http://forums.cnet.com/5208-7591_102-0.html?messageID=3037082&tag=forums06;posts#3037082

DVD drive not recognize cds anymore --Submitted by w8vln
http://forums.cnet.com/5208-7591_102-0.html?messageID=3036125#3036125

Could be Sony rootkit? --Submitted by darrenforster99
http://forums.cnet.com/5208-7591_102-0.html?messageID=3036303#3036303

Hardware or software? --Submitted by Watzman
http://forums.cnet.com/5208-7591_102-0.html?messageID=3036202&tag=forums06;posts#3036202

Could be lots of things... --Submitted by
http://forums.cnet.com/5208-7591_102-0.html?messageID=3036275&tag=forums06;posts#3036275

Help Reply --Submitted by theonly1mooner
http://forums.cnet.com/5208-7591_102-0.html?messageID=3036535&tag=forums06;posts#3036535

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