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CD/DVD Drive reads audio CDs but not data CDs

By muskeit
Jan 21, 2007
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  1. I have a Compaq desktop that is little over a year old. My problem is the CD/DVD drive. It plays audio CDs normally. However, when I insert a data CD it stalls. At first the cursor becomes a hourglass but then becomes an arrow again. The light on the CD/DVD drive window comes on and remains on even after the hourglass becomes an arrow again.

    I looked online for possible solutions. I tried two that didnot work. One involved going into the registry and modifying values. The other involved going to the device manager and changing the option for the secondary IDE? from DMA if available to PIO.

    Again, the problem is the CD/DVD Drive reads audio CDs but not data CDs.

    Any help or ideas on what may be wrong?

    Thanks for your help!!
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