CD Drive Not Reading CD Issue
Get to know more about when the CD drive on a system is unable to read any data from the CD
CD-ROMs are commonly used to store data and to distribute the computer software. There is an issue with your computer CD drive not reading CD, even if everything else is working well. There are different issues regarding this; when you try to open a file on a CD, you will get an error message that informs you that there is a problem with the disc, with the CD drive. Another issue is that the disc label and contents of the disc will not show in Windows Explorer. When you insert a disc in to the CD drive, the computer will stop replying. You cannot expel the disc from the drive of your computer or computer takes long time to read the disk. If the CD driver is not reading CD, lots of error messages will be shown.
The following discusses about causes of CD drive problems and tips to fix such problems:
- Causes of CD Drive Problems
- Disk Cleaning
- Check Disk for Damage
Causes of CD Drive Problems
There are different causes of CD drive problems; if you are using a dirty CD on your drive it is very difficult to read for any CD player. There are some software issues with the CD drive. CD drive problem occurs when Windows XP cannot access a file. Most of the CD drive problems are actually caused by the mishandling or mistreatment of the CDs. Fingerprints on the surface of the disc cause some electrical noise at the time of reading.
When you have any problems with a CD or CD drive, firstly you should check the CD and to see whether it is damaged or dirty. To clean the disk you have to follow these steps. First step is to remove the disk from the drive and to clean the disk with any soft material (disk cleaning material). After that you should reinsert that disk in to the drive. Then the issue will be resolved.
Following are steps for checking the disk damage. First you have to remove the disc from the CD drive and to examine the disk, whether the CD is scratched or cracked. Insert another disk into the CD drive to see whether the drive can read it. If the drive can read it, we can conclude the original CD is damaged.
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