Audio CD will not play

August 23, 2010 at 13:42:50
Specs: Windows Vista, HP
I have Windows XP Home on my PC (and Laptop). I spoke yesterday at church, a CD was burned for me on a Sony Recorder; however, the CD works in my car, on my hone stereo, but the PC and laptop do not even recognize anything on the CD (states it is blank). I have no idea about file extensions, etc. etc. I have looked all over the internet and tried many things. I'm now at a loss, and really need to download this and copy it. Any suggestions?

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August 23, 2010 at 15:13:15
Do you have Windows Media Player installed & updated?

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August 23, 2010 at 16:06:29
Can you play other CD's on these machines?

Is it a CD-R or a CD-RW?

It might need burning at a slower speed onto a CD-R and finalized, preferrably using a different brand CD. Sometimes CD drives do not like particular brands, although if that is the cause I'm a little surprised that it can't be played on either machine.

If other CD's play and you can't get it burnt again, then the free version of ISO buster should allow you to get the file(s) off it, which, if required, you can then use to create a new CD on your own machine. It's a bit of a fiddling process with the freebie but it usually does the trick.

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August 24, 2010 at 04:23:12
Jam and Derek,

Yes, I have Media Player and it is installed and updated. I can play other audio CD's and have never encountered this problem, prior to this CD.
The CD is a CD-R

What is ISO and how can I download it? I really appreciate the help, believe me.

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August 24, 2010 at 07:46:47
An ISO is an image (which has to be burnt in a special way to produce a normal CD). ISOBuster is a program that is intended to enable access to CD's that are for some reason unreadable. It normally works very well indeed. You don't have to buy it because the free version should be capable of doing what is needed (despite being a tad crippled). You get it here:

Usually it will show you the file(s) on the CD but in the free version it is not quite so obvious how to retrieve the data - but it is possible. I can try to help if necessary, although my version of ISOBuster is very old and I hope I can remember the tricks, or have saved notes.

The easiest way forward is to buy another brand of blank CD-R and get the person who burnt the disk to have another go, using as slow a burn speed as possible. It is clearly that particular CD that is causing the problem. I've found Memorex CD's work well but where drives are fussy about brands it is really anybody's guess which one they will like.

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August 24, 2010 at 08:49:46

Thanks! That was it, the ISO download has proven successful. May the Lord bless you and illuminate your heart with His grace. Thanks again! If I can be of any service to you, email me w84harpazo at yahoo dot com

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