Can't read any CD's but can read DVD's

  Hobbit 19:39 19 Mar 04
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I have a Compaq Armada E500 running XP. Just installed XP and the DVD Rom will only read DVD's. It will not see any CD's. I have downloaded SP1 but still nothing. The only program I have installed is Power DVD and that was not from the CD.
Any ideas?

  canard 22:01 19 Mar 04

Have you tried putting your CDs in the other [CD rewriter] drawer?

  Hobbit 22:13 19 Mar 04

I only have the one drive but the cd's will run on my other pc. It will not even see the xp disc when I put that in.

  Hobbit 22:26 19 Mar 04

I finaly got it to read a cd. I just kept on opening and closing the door until it read it. On DVD's they work first time every time. It's pointing to a hardware problem but it worked fine before xp.

  woodchip 22:30 19 Mar 04

Try a CD drive cleaning disc

  Hobbit 22:37 19 Mar 04

I can't believe that did it. Must have been something stuck on the lens.

  woodchip 22:40 19 Mar 04

Only needs a bit of dust

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