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My Cd-rw will not ready any disks

By sk8er_sam
Mar 27, 2006
  1. Heya...

    I am having great difficulty trying to fix my cd-rw. I am not very good with pcs but all i know is, is that i have an lg cd-rw 32x10x40x. It ran perfectly until about a week ago. I was playing a new audio disk i bought in it and right on the very last song windows media player crashed and how the drive will not read any disks. I need to put some files onto blank disks but now cannot because nothing works.

    Please Help Me

    SaM :(
     
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    Right click my computer and select manage, then device manager. Right click on your cd drive and select uninstall. When it`s done, reboot your pc. Windows will redetect the drive.

    See if that help.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
     
  3. sk8er_sam

    sk8er_sam TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yeah thanks man but i tried that before and it rebooted and did exactly the same thing... it may just be on its way out but i domnt see why. i have had the pc 5 years but the thing is my normal dvd drive which i use more is still running perfectly...


    Thanks


    Sam
     
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    It is possible that the drive is bad.

    Try a different ide cable.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  5. sk8er_sam

    sk8er_sam TS Rookie Topic Starter

    sorry im a bit of a noob when it comes to this kind of thing... whats is the ide cable and how wud i changed it... i will reply back to any messages i receive on here tomoz as i am off out to play pool :p


    Thanks


    Sam
     
  6. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    The ide cable is what connects the cd drive to the motherboard.

    [​IMG]


    Regards Howard :)
     
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