I am running Xp Home fully updated and I have a X12 CDW drive. It will normally run anything I put in but today I have tried many times to run a new Cd from serif to install the layest Serif Draw 7. The drive will not respond to Autorun or to any way that I can try to run it. The CD will run and install on my wife's computer. also Win XP (Dell) but not on mine. As I say the driver works Ok for every other CD I try. What can I do? I have tried downloading an upgraded CD driver but it may not be the right one and asks for DOS which is a pain. I wd be grateful for any suggestions, I am reasonably computer literate!
Thanks to you all for your interest. I have two CD drives, the one in question is a generic IDE/Atapi CDW drive, quite old and is in slot D, the other is a Pioneer DVD-103S X 10 also old which does not work either and is slot E. I am not sure which is master and which is slave: I suppose that D is the master as it comes first. The DVD has not worked for ages, not since I had a new motherboard installed. I had an almighty row with the shop that installed the motherboard as they took 5 weeks to do it. Thus I cannot go back to make them fix the Cd drives. If the consensus is that I should get new drives which possibly match my MB better, than I am quite happy to do that. Any comments wd be helpful.
This may sound daft, but I have used it when I had that trouble in the past. Put the CD in burner go to NERO or what you use to write cd's and click copy, it will ask for a blank CD when it's ready, you will find the new CD work's. Why! don't ask me but it did on my computer.
Brilliant Spruce. I like that idea! However, the trouble entailed could be put to greater use I think by my buying a new drive! I am retired and not short of a bob or two for my habit (which is a drugged fixation on my PC) to be honest, I have earned more from it than I ever pay out so cannot complain!
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