audio cd puzzle - who can solve it??

By pennyarrow · 7 replies
Oct 20, 2005
  1. I have a new CD which plays fine on my stereo but won't work on my computer drive, yet other CDs are working fine in the computer drive. I am completeley baffled. The CD says it is designed for use in both CD compatible ans Super audio CD players if that's at all relevant... Amyone got the slightest idea what's going on here?
  2. SOcRatEs

    SOcRatEs TechSpot Paladin Posts: 966

    Hello! Welcome to TechSpot!

    Whats the title?
    Can you view the root dir of cd?
    Is it a CD x-tra, video stuff?
    If so some times I've found cd x-tra giving me grief.
    Try the cd in quest in a standard dvd player hooked up to a TV.
    I've even found some cd audio's have hidden mp3's on them.

  3. TS | Thomas

    TS | Thomas TS Rookie Posts: 1,319

    Yeah, try viewing the CD in Windows Explorer. I know some of them won't play unless they use there own media player. If AutoPlay is disabled that could be causing this. What CD is it anyway though?
  4. pennyarrow

    pennyarrow TS Rookie Topic Starter

    the cd just makes a clunking noise in the drive

    It works in my other computer and all my other cds work in this computer. It's Bob Dylan, by the way.
  5. SOcRatEs

    SOcRatEs TechSpot Paladin Posts: 966

    You may want to look into firm ware upgrade for the cdrom drive.
  6. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    If it`s only that one cd that wont play on your computer, then it`s probably just some sort of compatibility issue with that particular cd.

    If it were me, I`d just forget about it.

    Doing a firmware update may not help, and in any case firmware updates have be known to go wrong, and leave people with a cd drive that wont play anything.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  7. SOcRatEs

    SOcRatEs TechSpot Paladin Posts: 966


    Howard is right! I should have stated that there is a risk factor!
    Thanks H²!!
  8. pennyarrow

    pennyarrow TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ok - thanks for the advice!

    I guess it isn't worth the risk.
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