CD Drive not working.

September 27, 2009 at 04:14:41
Specs: Windows XP Professional, Pentium(R) 4 1.7ghz - 512 ram
My CD drive will not work properly. I turned on open folder for every item the drive has: Music, Picts., etc. But, when ya double click CD Icon, you get message: Windows can't read this disk. It is corrupt or format Windows can't read. Duh...is new disk....I need to format it, & can't even find a way to do that.

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#1
September 27, 2009 at 05:30:56
check it`s properties

you should find the format

maybe it`s burnt incorrectly

do you get this for another cd-rom disk too or only for this ???

our patience is big


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#2
September 27, 2009 at 05:36:38
Is a brand new CD ...not even formatted yet....never used this CD drive before....can't find a place to format disk even. I did open up folder for ea. item on CD so far.....?

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#3
September 27, 2009 at 05:42:10
Have you installed the drivers for the CD drive? Also, your not gonna be able to format a disk if its not a CD burner now are you? Maybe try a music CD or a CD ROM and see if that loads rather than trying a blank CD also. If i have got the wrong Idea of what u mean im sorry lol.

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#4
September 27, 2009 at 05:43:05
have you burnt data on it

you may ge this msg is the cd is emptry ( RAW )

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#5
September 27, 2009 at 05:51:04
I think you are right about this drive....when I went in under properties it said drive working properly....and gave me this info:
MITSUMI CD-ROM FX54++W
Device type: DVD/CD-ROM drives

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#6
September 27, 2009 at 05:57:01
Working off memory (This is a 3 year old memory of a computer i worked off for about 10 minutes, your lucky i even remember it lol) this cd drive should just work off the default windows XP drivers as it was only released in 2006 and im pretty sure is not a SATA drive (hehehe) also, the fact that it does not mention anything about Burner in its properties does not take me by surprise as it will not burn disks, therefore you will never be able to find the format button because there is none :P

Maybe if you wish to format your blank disk for whatever reason purchase a new DVD Burning drive, they only cost a little bit down at the store and the DVD drives seem to be cheaper than the CD ones atm were i live. Hope this helps.


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#7
September 27, 2009 at 06:54:34
Thank you very much for your good suggestions. I have no manuals or info on this computer...but, everything is supposed to be working on it. An authorized MS IP - Service Center sold me the computer...and wiped the hard drive & installed everything that is on it. They checked it out completely...and said it is in good working order. (Your age guess is right on the money too...lol). This computer came out of a major corp. bankruptcy deal...they got hundreds of parts for this computer. S/N shows MicroSoft, with Windows XP Professional....Keyboard & Mouse both have Microsoft logos on them. ....Someone told me MS sellls direct to major corps. The only other logo is Dell on my 17" monitor & VPI on front of tower (maybe VPI built the puter for MS?)
Thanks again for your concern & helpful suggestions.

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#8
September 27, 2009 at 07:19:57
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damage, overheating, faulty fans, faulty drives
Is yours clean.????
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At a computer store, look for a Laser Head Cleaning CD.
It is a CD that has tiny brushes on it that cleans
your drive head.


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#9
September 27, 2009 at 18:12:32
If he wanted to go really far i also would have said not to leave CD's in the drive on a permanant basis as it lowers their life expectancy as the windows OS would spin the disk at random & schedualled times, which in my case are unnecicary 90% of the time.

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