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Windows XP doesn't see files on an audio CD

November 19, 2012 at 23:47:22
Specs: Windows XP

I bought a new audio cd from Target and when I put in my cd drive it doesn't see any files at all, nothing. Thinking it may be the drive I inserted another audio cd in the drive and it found those music files. Then I thought it may just be the new cd is bad, but it plays in my stereo. I don't get an error message the drive just shows blank.Does anyone have any ideas why a cd would work in a stereo but my drive can't see the files at all?

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#1
November 20, 2012 at 04:05:45

Try the CD again, you may not have loaded it into the tray properly.

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#2
November 20, 2012 at 06:21:16

Which media player are you using? If you don't already have it, try VLC.

http://www.videolan.org/vlc/index.html


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#3
November 20, 2012 at 08:43:18

VLC is a very good player and worth having on-board but if your system can't see the files I doubt it will help with your issues.

Why your CD player is fussy about this particular disk mystifies me too. How old is your CD player? I'm wondering if the new CD has some sort of modern copy protection that your player can't cope with. It might be worth checking to see if there is a firmware update for your CD player.

Just for info, you normally see .cda type files. These are not actual audio files - think of them as shortcuts to the real files.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#4
November 20, 2012 at 09:07:29

How are you viewing the CD?

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#5
November 21, 2012 at 01:22:06

The new audio cd is not running in your cd rom but running in your stereo, then there is must reading and copy protection enabled ,first disable your these settings then you will be able to run that cd.

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#6
November 21, 2012 at 09:21:13

There is no copy protection on a standard audio CD however there are ways to protect a CD with non-compliant methods. See this article - http://www.isobuster.com/help/510

Could this be a hybrid CD containing both SACD and regular CD formats? Those have been known to be fussy for some drives to read.


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#7
November 21, 2012 at 09:55:42

Just for info, is your drive CD only or DVD/CD?

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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