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Dvd/RW plays dvd's but not cd's


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Steve DeVore

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Working on a dell dimension 3000, the owner replaced the original cd drive with a lite-on dvd-rw drive. The drive seems to be installed correctly however it will not read any cd's. I have deleted and re loaded the drives for the unit but that did not help.
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rshaffer61

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Does it show up in My Computer?

Broni's canned speech:

One of these may help:
1. Uninstall the drive through Device Manager.
Restart computer. The drive will be automatically reinstalled.
or...
2. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060
Restart computer.
or...
3. Download, and run Restore Missing CD Drive patch
Double click on cdgone.zip to unzip it.
Right click on cdgone.reg, click Merge.
Accept registry merge.
Restart computer.
or...
4. Go to Device Manager, click a "+" sign next to IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers.
You'll see two items:
- ATA Channel0 (or Primary Channel)
- ATA Channel1 (or Secondary Channel)
Right click on each of them, and click Uninstall. Confirm.
Restart Windows. They'll be automatically reinstalled.

Thank's to Broni for the instructions
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Tried all of the above, the drive does show up under my computer. It plays dvd's just fine, just will not read cd's at ll. Guess I have to replace the drive
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Since none of the fixes worked I would say the cd read side is probably failed. Replacing it would be the only other option now. Sorry to be the bearer of the bad news for you.
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