windows doesn't detect some audio CD's

June 29, 2011 at 14:50:11
Specs: Windows XP
hi everyone
i'm collecting audio CD's of my favorite bands and i've got quite collection by now.
earlier this morning i went and bought 2 brand new CD's at the local music store, went home and put them in the CD/DVD-R drive of my pc and nothing happend...
no pop ups or anything and it showed nothing in my computer.
i put in an older cd of mine and it worked fine, no problems at all.
i tested the new CD's on an actual CD-player down stairs and on my father's computer (who's got exactly the same pc as i do) and it worked just fine.

can someone help me please because i don't understand what's happening..

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June 29, 2011 at 14:57:41
Those CDs may not have the auto play information on them. You can still play them. Go to My Computer and double click on the drive icon for the CD. If that doesn't start the CD them right click on the icon and choose explore. Then click on the first track.

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June 29, 2011 at 17:35:19
than you for taking the time to answer but the main problem is, is that my pc doesn't even recognize the audio CD. there are no files when i explore the CD because he never found the content of the CD, and i tested it on a second computer here at my home and it worked fine but my computer just goes on like nothing ever went in to the CD/DVD-R drive

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June 29, 2011 at 18:28:45
What file type are the audio files on the CD? That same CD drive can read other disks?

What you say makes no sense. Even if your computer can't recognize the files to play them there must be files on the CD or else it wouldn't play on another device.

Are you sure you are waiting long enough for the drive to search the CD?

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June 29, 2011 at 18:36:17
they're .cda files and yes i've got 11 audio CD in total an my pc has no problem recognising and playing the first nine, only the last two i just bought today have this problem.

and i've waited for five minutes for it to search the audio files which i think is more then long enough since it normally doesn't even take a second.

i don't know why but my pc just seems to be unable to find the 2 audio CD's at all, like i never inserted them to begin with.

i know quite a bit about computers too have been doing a lot with them but this really has me dumbfounded

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June 30, 2011 at 05:29:48
You said they were bought at a local shop. Does that mean they burned them?

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June 30, 2011 at 09:52:01
no they're official audio CD's

one of the CD's is of the band soulfly and one of the band machine head made in co-op with roadrunner records.

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