Laptop plays DVD but not CD's

  janet13 20:14 PM 17 Apr 11
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My 3 year old top of the range Acer Aspire (Windows 7) suddenly stopped playing CD's I cleaned the laser deleted the driver in device manager and updated the video card drivers.

As this did not work I purchased an new Panasonic drive, couldn't get the same as original it was a Toshiba HD drive and no one makes HD's anymore. Tested it with a DVD this time and it played OK.

The mystery is I have discovered that the new drive will not play CD's either it just clonks and stops and when I put the old drive back I found that it too will play DVD but not CD!

Tried everthing but cannot find any problems in registry, Windows etc. Have I got 2 faulty drives or have I missed something?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 21:12 PM 17 Apr 11

Normaly CD laser gone but on a second drive then maybe something else.

Check your Device Manager. If your IDE controllers are Nvida IDE controklers, roll the driver back. historical problems with this driver.

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