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Cayman Islands: Is there a WalMart,KMart, or any other discout store on the islands?, luggage allowance, shop shelf
luggage allowance, shop shelf, caymen islands: Toni None of those chains have a concession/outlet on the island. As everything into the island has an import duty, prices are hiked by at least 20% before teh goods get onto the shop shelf. It would make more sense to buy the goods in the US and pay the...

Cayman Islands: Water, water scarcity, annual rainfall
water scarcity, annual rainfall, water consumption: Hi Rick: Thanks for your question. I am by no means an expert on this matter but I have certainly never heard of any water shortages. Living on the ocean and having a heavy annual rainfall, Cayman has never had much of an issue with water scarcity. Water...

Cayman Islands: Weather in the Cayman Islands, season weather, wedding anniversity
season weather, wedding anniversity, weather patterns: Mike My FAQ at http://www.gotocayman.com has some weather statistics for the year that may help you. I really don t thinkt that it will make much differnece, but the later you leave it the more likely you may suffer from the hurricane season weather...

Cayman Islands: Weather-A Hurricane??, hurricane michelle, hurricane season
hurricane michelle, hurricane season, papagallo: Hi there: No, Hurricane Michelle was 4 1/2 years ago, and we weren t hit by her really, just got a bit of stormy weather from her tailend. Cayman is doing fine, we weren t hit by any hurricanes this season and you re right, the season is over now. You will...

Cayman Islands: Weather?, long range weather, long range weather forecasting
long range weather, long range weather forecasting, tropical storm chris: Today s reports about TS Chris indicate that the system is degrading. Forecast track was holding norht of Cuba, so comparatively little influence would be expected on the sea state in Cayman. In a more general sense, typical summertime weather in Cayman...

Cayman Islands: Weddings and Honeymoons, high school teacher, unity candle
high school teacher, unity candle, hot weather: Hi there, Grand Old House is the most popular destination. In fact, my high school teacher is getting married there this Saturday haha. The beach is another popular spot that people get married - you can join up with an events organiser such as Celebrations...

Cayman Islands: Western Caribbean travel question, western caribbean cruise, ship cruise
western caribbean cruise, ship cruise, caribbean travel: Hi there: Briefly to answer you in simple terms: Christmas to Easter is the nicest time to visit Cayman. Coolest at Christmas but can be cloudy, sunniest without being stifling at Easter. As for cruise ship versus hotel stay, cruise lines will give...

Cayman Islands: Work in the Caymans, average wages, caymans
average wages, caymans, construction companies: Hi Jennifer: I m sorry, I really have no idea about average wages of different occupations on the island though construction is quite a big business there so there may be a demand. The only thing I can recommend is contacting individual construction companies...

Cayman Islands: Work Clothing on Grand Cayman, bright colours, light colors
bright colours, light colors, accounting firm: Hi Greg, All of the above! Bright colours are common, but so is black. If she buys skirts, make sure they re an appropriate length (ie around knee-length). Honestly, it s no different at all to anywhere else in the world. The offices in Cayman are kept...

Cayman Islands: Work Permit on a Cayman Yacht, cayman yacht, caymanian compass
cayman yacht, caymanian compass, boat crews: Charl I m sorry, but this is outside my level of expertise; I have no idea how work permits apply to boat crews. However, I would guess that if the boat is based and operates from Cayman, then your employer should be applying for a work permit for you...

Cayman Islands: Work Permit and Dependants, immigration law, gotocayman
immigration law, gotocayman, dependents: Craig Under immigration law dependents can only be spouses, offspring (and occasionally parents/grandparents). Your partner would need to apply for a job (and therefore a work permit) in her own right. As a visitor che could visit for 30 days, but could visit...

Cayman Islands: Work Permits, legal position, work permits
legal position, work permits, temporary work: Selina Sorry for the delay, but I ve been trying to check the legal position on this. It appears that regardless of whether your boyfriend is payed or not, he can only work if his employer has applied for a work permit. In this instance, he could probably...

Cayman Islands: Work Prospects, mba in finance, cayman net news
mba in finance, cayman net news, melting pot: Hi Ram, While I don t know what your chances are for obtaining work in the Cayman Islands I can tell you that over half the population is made up by expats Also, there is a huge melting pot of cultures and while India is a huge place, it won t take...

Cayman Islands: Work permit and leaving the island, immigration authorities, immigration law
immigration authorities, immigration law, strange situation: I ve checked with one of my contacts on the island. Their response was: Yes she will need to leave unless the one year is through. If the husbands permit was through she could reside until hers is approved however if she is just a visitor she will have...

Cayman Islands: Work permit, work permit application, patience is a virtue
work permit application, patience is a virtue, work permits: Hi there, I wouldn t worry about your application, for several reasons. The main one being that it doesn t take the board any longer to notify you of a failed application than it does of a successful, so it s not like you re hearing later because they refused...

Cayman Islands: Work Visa, medical test results, work visa
medical test results, work visa, necessary paperwork: Individuals cannot apply for a work visa. You must first seek out employment. Once a potential employer offers a position, they will provide you with the necessary paperwork. Upon submission of the application form, medical test results, and police...

Cayman Islands: Working in Caymans, proof of employment, license questions
proof of employment, license questions, work visa: Hi Leigh: Firstly, I do not believe you can apply for a work visa without a job. Your company will usually do the application for you and you have to have proof of employment in order to get the visa. You will need to enter on a tourist visa (I believe...

Cayman Islands: Working in cayman, immigration system, valid passport
immigration system, valid passport, canadian citizen: Hi Paul, Assuming (already making a mistake in answering your question... sorry!) you have already gained specific employment and your employer has sorted your work permit details the info will be in the Immigration system once you land. If this is...

Cayman Islands: Working on Grand Cayman, sara sara, extravagant lifestyle
sara sara, extravagant lifestyle, ritz carlton: Sara Given the expense of travelling there, it would probably best just to write to them so see what they have available (if anything). You have to be aware that an employer has to prove that there isn t a Caymanian that can fulfil the role (even with a little...

Cayman Islands: Working in Grand Cayman, caymanian compass, journalism work
caymanian compass, journalism work, cayman net news: Hi Danny: To answer your final question first, the average office job will give you 2 weeks paid holiday in Cayman. Some jobs may offer more, some less, and it of course depends on your position within the company. As your wife is a teacher, she will obviously...

Cayman Islands: Working Visa, temporary work visa, working visa
temporary work visa, working visa, canadian citizen: Hi Peggy, I m not exactly sure what you mean by I noticed several companies state must have working visa to apply . This is quite unusual - companies in Cayman are usually the ones to apply for and attain a working visa for the employee they have hired....

Cayman Islands: wages, master electrician, cayman islands yellow pages
master electrician, cayman islands yellow pages, info details: Hi Dennis, Unfortunately, I don t have the knowledge to answer the question: what are the wages for a master electrician on the islands. As a suggestion to help, you may want to contact Cable & Wireless and ask them to send you a phone book for the...

Cayman Islands: way of living in cayman, electricity bill, rush hours
electricity bill, rush hours, work clothes: For a studio-sized apartment you re probably looking at anywhere from $500 a month to $1200 a month CI. It seems like a large range but it really depends on where you re going to live. I would recommend getting a car just because walking is extremely hot and...

Cayman Islands: weather, caymans, weather page
caymans, weather page, gotocayman: Bunny At that time of year you are likely to encounter rain, but usually it will rain for (heavily) for a couple of hours but then be dry. Quite often by driving to another part of the island you can get out of the rain. May/June is low season, so is...

Cayman Islands: welcome, turtle stew, local dishes
turtle stew, local dishes, fried fish: Hi Monica, In reference to your question: Can I refer to yur country as being famous for conch salad. If not waht can I use. As a Caymanian, I am not familiar with the term: conch salad, we usually call it marinated conch. The Cayman Islands has...

Cayman Islands: work, documentation police, immigration section
documentation police, immigration section, resume references: Hi Chandelle, While there is always a need for medical support, unfortunately, this is not an easily answered one stop shop answer. We have 2 hospitals in Grand Cayman: The George Town Hospital-This is run by the government (Google HSA is the Cayman...

Cayman Islands: work experience, sticky wicket pub, bartending experience
sticky wicket pub, bartending experience, bartending training: Hi Brent, Thanks for your question and your compliments lol. You wouldn t need much training. If the worst happens, you will be started off in a smaller position and trained on the job. I wouldn t worry at all about your training level, just come on...

Cayman Islands: work permit & visa, ritz carlton hotel, indonesian citizen
ritz carlton hotel, indonesian citizen, jakarta indonesia: Hi Ucog, To get specific details on immigration and required visas I would suggest visiting www.gov.ky and click on Immigration. Also, contact the HR dept. at the Ritz Carlton as they should also be able to guide you through the process. Thanks,...

Cayman Islands: work permit, letter of employment, police record
letter of employment, police record, necessary documents: I m afraid I m unable to send you an actual copy of a work permit. I am a bit confused by what you mean with regards to information needed for a work permit...the main thing is you need a job. Work permits can only be applied for once employment has been secured....

Cayman Islands: work, sighned, work visa
sighned, work visa, caymans: Hi there, Firstly, you cannot work in the Cayman Islands if you are any nationality other than Caymanian without a work permit - and by your signature I m guessing you re a Canadian :-). You can only apply for a work permit once you have a job and usually...

Cayman Islands: working in Cayman Island, immigration details, work opportunities
immigration details, work opportunities, work permit: Hi Alba, Visit www.gov.ky for Immigration details. You should be able to come on a vacation and use that opportunity to look for work. Although if you find work and the work permit is being processed you can not be on island while that happens (the work...

Cayman Islands: working in the cayman islands, working in the cayman islands, work permit application
working in the cayman islands, work permit application, google: Hi there, I receive this question a lot and unfortunately my advice is pretty generic, but obviously a lot of people desire working in the Cayman Islands! Especially Canadians...! Firstly, you have to have a job before you can apply for a work permit (which...

Cayman Islands: working permition proces, temporary work permit, work permit application
temporary work permit, work permit application, visa applications: Misko Not sure I undrestand your question. Visa applications are normally dealt with through a British Consulate or High Commission - see http://www.caymanislands.ky/tour_guide/entry_requirements.asp. Not sure how long they take to process requests. Work...

Cayman Islands: working visa inquiry, immigration papers, visa inquiry
immigration papers, visa inquiry, work visas: The procedure you are describing is quite normal for obtaining work in the Cayman Islands. Normally employees are responsible for paying their own expenses. An employer must solicit the work visa on your behalf and they alone are responsible for paying...

Cayman Islands: Yacht transit facilities, dockage space, electric hookups
dockage space, electric hookups, electric hookup: Many islands of the eastern Caribbean are well known centers of yachting. The western Caribbean does not have the same network of extensive yachting resources. Typical berths in the local working marinas cater to smaller vessels. The small dockage at...

Cayman Islands: yachting/guides, water hook ups, e mail address
water hook ups, e mail address, boat slipway: Roddy I d sugest contacting some of the boat dealers (see the links at http://www.gotocayman.com/gcmbusa.htm) and the Cayman Islands Yacht Club (PO Box 30985, SMB, Grand Cayman, BWI; 345-945-4322, they don t appear to have a web site or e-mail address)...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: 2 cd roms, drive settings, hi mike
drive settings, hi mike, optical drives: Hi Mike, two possibilities. One, you have got conflicting drive settings, or else the two optical drives are incompatible. Most likely is that the drives are mis-set. You haven t said how you have set up these drives, I assume that you have the 2 hard drives...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: 2 strange questions., cmi8738 c3dx pci audio device, ohci compliant ieee 1394 host controller
cmi8738 c3dx pci audio device, ohci compliant ieee 1394 host controller, texas instruments ohci compliant ieee 1394 host controller: Hi James, Why on earth have you got two sound cards? I suspect the Creative is a plug in and the other is on board, but I think that if you either remove one or turn off the other, you may well find that the drivers will then load correctly and the remaining...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Copying Audio CDs, media player icon, computer folder
media player icon, computer folder, relevant options: Hello Again Please try downloading the following music and video player that will play every type of media http://download.cnet.com/RealPlayer/3000-13632_4-10073040.html You will be given an option to associate your music files and types to this player...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: installed software with cd on my computer, invalid entries, photo printing
invalid entries, photo printing, registry entries: Hello Anthony Thanks for your question, I will try and resolve it for you. The error message that you are receiving is being caused by the fact that the program is trying to install, however it is reading a left-over registry entry that is telling the system...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: mini laptop/ external cd-rw drive, cd rw drive, cd drivers
cd rw drive, cd drivers, external cd: Hello Tori Very glad to help you out and thanks for posting your question. OK, Windows SHOULD have recognised the external drive when you inserted the usb connection into your laptop, I do not know what operating system you have but all are basically the...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: problem reading/burning a CD, worst case scenario, blank cdr
worst case scenario, blank cdr, burning a cd: Hello Steen Thanks for your question, I will try to help you resolve it, however I need to know one thing first, is the blank CDr a new pack of disks that have been bought recently ?, as some writers do no like certain brands ( even expensive blank branded...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: error message, display driver igfx, instruction packets
display driver igfx, instruction packets, complicated game: Hello Brittany OK go to this link, insert your operating system Win 7, Vista,XP etc.and look for the graphics driver that you require for the Intel(r) 945 chipset http://downloadcenter.intel.com/SearchResult.aspx?lang=eng&ProductFamily=Chipsets&ProductLine=Laptop+Chipsets&ProductProduct=Mobile+Intel%C2%AE+945+Express+Chipset+Family&ProdId=2300&LineId=1088&FamilyId=40...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: error message
CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: error message

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: replaced my dvd+rw drive with a dvd-rw drive, free support
CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: replaced my dvd+rw drive with a dvd-rw drive, free support

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: replaced my dvd+rw drive with a dvd-rw drive, toshiba tablet pc, csd
toshiba tablet pc, csd, jsp: Hello Jen Thanks for your question , I will try and help you. Most problems surrounding replacing a new drive are either hardware or software based. I do not know which model of Toshiba Tablet you have, but if you visit the site below in the link, it is...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: 3½ " Floppy disk, hi chris, jpg files
hi chris, jpg files, excellent software: Hi Chris, The shield can be epaired. and there is one excellent software called FLOPSHOW to recover files from damaged floppies. Try it and mail me. Regards, ...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Access to the specified device, path... is denied, microsoft antispyware beta, valid win32 application
microsoft antispyware beta, valid win32 application, exe is not a valid win32 application: You understand well! Malware will simply be re-installed ad nauseam until the package which is installing it into your system is got rid of. Since most of the time we have no idea which file(s) it is / they are, this is a difficult situation to cure. Format...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Aiwa XR-MN5 home stereo, electrical repair, home stereo
electrical repair, home stereo, reset button: Hi Kristie, I m sorry, but this is really for computer hardware not audio players. The only thing I could suggest is that maybe Aiwa still put a reset button on the back. There was one on my old Aiwa stack for use in cases like this. Failing that, I d suggest...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Audio CD recognition, cd rom drive, diagnostic checks
cd rom drive, diagnostic checks, hardware fault: Hi Neville, it s no problem, I have to update my website with the later version anyway. FIRST:- Back up all data files you want to keep onto CDRs!!! Windows has to be regularly replaced because, though XP is the best version of windows yet, it s still...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Audio from D and E Drives, windows volume control, asrock k7vm2
windows volume control, asrock k7vm2, motherboard problem: Hi Andrew, it sounds like you haven t turned on the AUX channel in the windows volume control panel. Double click the speaker icon in the system tray and make sure that you have enabled the AUX channel, and that the volume is right up, and that the channel...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: AutoRun, compact disc cd, microsoft windows registry
compact disc cd, microsoft windows registry, microsoft knowledge base: Hi David, The answer is.... How to Enable or Disable Automatically Running CD-ROMs Applies To This article was previously published under Q155217 IMPORTANT: This article contains information about modifying the registry. Before you modify the registry,...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Autorun, disk cleanup, pertinent updates
disk cleanup, pertinent updates, trouble with the computer: Hi Janice, I m afraid it sounds like your windows installation is just about whacked! Even XP, the successor to win2k, is still not very good at filing, and if you have a standard install with everything on one drive, as recommended by Micros**t, then I m...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Not able to read discs, time patrick, drive configurations
time patrick, drive configurations, blank disc: H Patrick, can you give me some details of your system, processor, amount of ram, hard drives, operating system version and drive configurations please. I can make no real assessment without some detailed knowledge of your system, and the more detail I have,...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Cannot access my 2nd hard drive!!!, dos compatibility mode, windows 98 second edition
dos compatibility mode, windows 98 second edition, dos utility: Hi Chris, it sounds as though this second drive is a large drive fitted to an elderly machine that couldn t really cope with the size of drive, so you had to use something like Drive Manager to install it, yes? That would explain why the drive is running in...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: activating CD drives, aptiva pc, 80gb hard drive
aptiva pc, 80gb hard drive, ibm aptiva: Hi Paul, Make a boot floppy in ur friends home using WIn 98 or Win ME. Boot using the floppy and the cd drives will be detected. U can install from the CD then Regards, ...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: adaptec easy cd creator problem, cd creator platinum, easy cd creator platinum
cd creator platinum, easy cd creator platinum, easy cd creator: Hi Mike, I tremble to enquire as to where you aquired cd creator! Never mind, your problem is that the software doesn t have a driver for your drive. I would guess that the software is older than your drive, so it simply doesn t recognise it for what it is....

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: adobe photo de luxe, fuji camera, adobe photo
fuji camera, adobe photo, windows xp home edition: Gordon: Check the information on the CD label or the accompanying documentation. It is likely the software you were using on Windows 98 is not compatible with XP HE, and that you will need to download an update (possibly from the camera company). j...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: asus cd-rw stopped working, hardware abstraction layer, award software inc
hardware abstraction layer, award software inc, eastern daylight time: Hi Dan, I m rather afraid that the laser in this drive has died. The life of the laser while dependant on a number of things, averages anything from 6 months to a couple of years, with 9 - 15 months being average. Mind you, the price of a new writer is now...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: audio cable, maximum power transfer theorem, maximum power transfer
maximum power transfer theorem, maximum power transfer, output impedance: Hi Shawn, I m afraid the answers to your questions are no, and no. You need some software to control the drive and the sound card, it doesn t need to be Windows Media player, but it needs to be something similar. I mafraid that only one input device can (or...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Backing up files using Nero, backing up files, burning cd
backing up files, burning cd, documents folder: Hi Keith, Yes that certainly does take more than one CDR, but I have a DVD-RW drive, (4.3Gb per disk), and by keeping my drive lean and mean, I can just squeeze it all on one disk. Even if I couldn t though, there s no problem, since Bootitng will span...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Backing up hard drive, external cd rw, western digital 80 gb
external cd rw, western digital 80 gb, google search: Hi Paul, you just found one of the major reasons for not buying XP Home. The LAW according to St Gates of Micros**t, says that being a home user, you obviously don t want to back up your software, so it doesn t install by default. It is I believe still on...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Beng DVD-RW (dw 1620) creates circles when burning, benq dvd rw drive, strange circles
benq dvd rw drive, strange circles, pioneer 104: Hi Nuno, it sounds to me as though your system is not keeping up with the drive s requirement for data, and the burnproof technology is kicking in to prevent buffer underruns. Circles forming on a pressed DVD can really only be caused by mechanical means....

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Blank DVD+R 4X disc vs 8X, firmware update, risky procedure
firmware update, risky procedure, drive manufacturer: Hi Doug, Sorry for the delay, my hard drive died! Well this is different, it s usually the other way round. Ok, it SHOULD work alright this way round, but it might not work at the full speed of the drive, because the firmware will not recognise the disk...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Booting from the CD ROM, system bios, problem thanks
system bios, problem thanks, floppy disk: Hi Ofer, this very much depends on the system BIOS that you have, but why don t you just either remove or replace the broken drive? It s a simple enough task, about on a par with changing a plug on an appliance, and a replacement drive is these days about...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Booting from a CD-rom, cdrom drive, data cd
cdrom drive, data cd, cd drive: Hi Richard, Before committing myself to say that your hardware is faulty can you tell me which type of data cd s have you tried in your cd drive. Are they OEM cd s or are they cd s that have been written by cd writer? Some drives will not boot from written...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Booting From Optical SATA Drive, plextor 716a, mr bonner
plextor 716a, mr bonner, nasty holes: Hi, good question, please let me know when you find out, but why are you bothering with a SATA optial drive when P-ATA is faster than the optical hardware can cope with at present? As you may be aware, these drives are spinning so fast now, (up to 10,000rpm),...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: BURNED CD WON'T PLAY ON HOME STEREO, appropriate decompressor, memorex cd
appropriate decompressor, memorex cd, windows me operating system: Hi Robert, I didn t even know that you could download music from Walmart, is that a specifically American institution? Doesn t matter though, what was the file type that you downloaded? This is denoted by the 3 letter extension after the dot in the filename,...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Burn an audio SACD, ape files, rar file
ape files, rar file, demo cd: Hi Nir, Quite frankly, I haven t a clue, I had to look up SACD to see what you were talking about. It looks very much to me as though Sony are just having another bash at hogging the market, and as is so often the case, they start shipping before there is...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Burning CD, ripping cd, dma controller
ripping cd, dma controller, weird problem: try updating the drivers firmwire, ya thats a weird problem becuz it cant be your laser becuz it burns and plays dvds (which require more laser energy) uh if it s still under warranty send it out right away, if it isnt then i really can t help you and i am...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Burning CDs..., nero cd burner, burning cds
nero cd burner, burning cds, culprit: Hi Todd, Most unusual, I have always found Nero to be very reliable. First thing to check is to try another burn, but this time turn on data verification by ticking the box in the lower left corner of the burn screen. You could also try doing a simulation...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Burning a cd, midi music, midi files
midi music, midi files, burning a cd: Hi Doris, I m afraid that CD players cannot play midi files. These files are simply control information for a synthesiser, hence media player can play them using the synthesiser built into your sound card. To play these tunes on a CD player, you need to...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: backup to DVD, nero burning rom, character filenames
nero burning rom, character filenames, filing system: Hi Liz, I have seen Nero for sale in a number of places from around £8 ($15), or you might try their site on line, Ahead software. Joliette is a subset of the ISO9660 standard for writing CDs. It basically defines the limitations of the filing system so...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: beeping, lint free cloth, power on self test
lint free cloth, power on self test, ram failure: Hi Jii, My mistake, I knew it was small but it is compressed in a zip file to 32kb! This expands to a 1.79Mb iso file that you can burn to a CD. The 50.2kb file you have found is the linux version, if there was a 32k file at that location that s the one you...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: bios rom checksum error, cmos memory, bios code
cmos memory, bios code, rom checksum error: Hi Tasos, If you short circuit the battery, there s a fairly good chance the battery will explode and you could lose a finger or two or maybe three! Not, if you ll pardon my saying so, the smartest thing to try. If you remove the CMOS battery for a few minutes...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: bios rom checsum error, rom checksum error, bios chip
rom checksum error, bios chip, reading drive: Oh Dear!!! I m afraid that at this distance this sounds a little terminal! Don t however despair, it is impossible for me to know yet what board you have, or even exactly what problem you have at present. Did this proble start just out of the blue as it were,...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cannot boot from cd, hard disk space, 64 mb ram
hard disk space, 64 mb ram, 40gb hard drive: Hi Deborah, it sounds very much as though the PC is just too old to run XP. To run XP at all, a PC needs to have a minimum 333Mhz cpu, 64 Mb RAM and 3Gb hard disk space. To be effectively useable as a PC. you need at least 750Mhz cpu, and preferably 2000Mhz...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: update BIOS, hardware abstraction layer, award software international
hardware abstraction layer, award software international, usb host controller: Hi,there is little point I m afraid, you only have USB1 hardware on the board. The USB2 card works fine, but only after windows has loaded and provided the drivers, so with your existing motherboard, you cannot get a bootable USB2 drive. This is not a function...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: booting from cd drive or usb drive, data cables, booting from cd
data cables, booting from cd, boot from cd: This site has a great tutorial for creating a bootable WinXP install CD. http://www.nu2.nu/bootcd/#wxp Was this answer helpful? If you d like to make a donation paste the URL below into your browser and send your donation to dsfcom@bellsouth.net. Thanks...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: booting the computer, cmos settings, latter problem
cmos settings, latter problem, cmos setup: Hi Sharon, There are two possibilities, either the cmos battery is getting low, and her system has lost the correct settings for the drive, or there is a corrupt startup file on the disk. If it s the former, you can go into the cmos setup, (all good systems...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: booting from dvd, gigabyte ga, secondary slave
gigabyte ga, secondary slave, primary slave: thats weird. uh, if u already have xp installed theres a program that will let u create a bootdisk. if this ddoesnt help contact microsoft at microsoft.com and ask. it is not your dvd reader cuz if it is reading other disks it is the disk itself that is the...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: buffer drops while burning, easy cd creator, rachel dean
easy cd creator, rachel dean, cd creator 5: Hi Dean, with about 79million video and audio codecs loading in the background, and only 96Nb of RAM, I don t really think you will have lots of resources available, even without programs running in the background. However this problem is more to do with...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: My burner won't burn., hp cd writer, power calibration error
hp cd writer, power calibration error, easy cd creator: Hi Scientific, Do u get POWER CALIBRATION ERROR on ur drive when u try to burn. Try Servicing ur drive and flashing it again with appropriate drivers. Regards, ...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: burning, windows virtual memory, free disk space
windows virtual memory, free disk space, core process: Hi J I need a bit more information than that I m afraid, like what burning software are you using, do you have multiple disk partitions, is your windows virtual memory file system managed or is it a fixed size, do you regularly defrag your drive(s), how much...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: burning a CD with multi media info also, photo bio, burning a cd
photo bio, burning a cd, band photo: Hi, Well, this would be a CD-Extra I guess, for audio with multimedia content as well. This is a not very much used and not very well understood blue book standard, I don t think it s very well supported by many PCs either, so it may well be better to find...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: burning a CD, surprise surprise, word number
surprise surprise, word number, burning a cd: Hi Ank, A very simple and succinct question! I just wish there was a simple answer, but there isn t I m afraid. There are many companies accross the world which are pouring money and resources into just this question, and despite all their best efforts...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: burning music to dvd, sony dru 530, quality mp3s
sony dru 530, quality mp3s, playback system: Hi Vince, how you do this is going to depend entirely on what you intend using to play the disks after makin them. You realise I hope, that you can t play DVDs in a CD player. In fact the only options open to you are either a DVD player or your computer,...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: burning software for Sony CRX215E1, own software, nero 6
own software, nero 6, burning software: Hi Rich, How, or rather why, did you aquire one of these? Sony have discontinued this line since it was not exactly what you d call a smash hit! I don t know what software you have tried, but I would have thought that any version of Ahead s Nero beyond say...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: burning, soundtrax, wave editor
soundtrax, wave editor, default settings: Hi Sk, To do this you will need to split the file into individual tracks. I m not familiar with Musicmatch so I know nothing about it. What is the format of the file you have downloaded? If it s an MP3 file, you won t have too much trouble, load it into Nero...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Card Reader, system file checker, scannow
system file checker, scannow, quick reply: Hi Tom, good, without the xp install disk this wouldn t work. Go Start/Run and type cmd click OK. You should now see a command window. Type SFC /scannow and press Enter. After a few moments the system will request the install disk. The software will then examine...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD, how to create a bootable cd, fat32 and ntfs
how to create a bootable cd, fat32 and ntfs, nero burning rom: Hi Robin, The simplest way is using Nero Burning Rom, select the Bootable CD option, and accept Nero s default bootable image option. This will load on DR Dos and will, (if you are using Nero 6.3.x.x), read both Fat32 and NTFS disk formats. Regards ...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD audio playback, car cd players, audio playback
car cd players, audio playback, audio cds: Hi Ian, Provided the drives are in good condition, they will not scratch or wear out the disk, but many times careless use of a drive can scratch the disk. For example pressing eject before the disk has stopped spinning is a sure way to scratch your disk....

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD Burner, ye gods and little fishes, playback facility
ye gods and little fishes, playback facility, nero 5 5: Hi Eve, for my sins I do indeed reside in NE Scotland, though with the weather the way it is right now, I could wish it was anywhere else but. Right, the first problem you need to address is Nero itself. v5.5 was fine with XP as it first shipped, and even...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD Burner Drive, cd support, device manager
cd support, device manager, master slave: Hi Lisa, Well, first check in the device manager to see if it is there. Second create a rescue disk from within windows, and boot on it with CD support. If both tests show the drive as being there and useable, no problem, if either or both fail, then you...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD Burner, hp cd writer, easy cd creator
hp cd writer, easy cd creator, cd creator 5 platinum: Hi, I m fairly sure that you tried to update the drive s bios, but what you actually did I haven t a clue! To be quite honest, resolving this problem is going to need hands-on diagnosis just to find out what the problem is. Anything I could suggest from this...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD burner, easy cd creator, cd creator 5 platinum
easy cd creator, cd creator 5 platinum, easy cd creator 5 platinum: Hi Marvin, I know this sounds like a cop out, but I don t think I can. That particular software is plain incompatible with the XP that I m running. I have never therefore used that particular software. I have tried dvd Creator 6, but I didn t like it at all...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD burner, cd writing programs, nero burning rom
cd writing programs, nero burning rom, incompatibility problem: Hi Eric, I rather think you may be flogging a dead horse with this one. While Win98 SE will actually see USB ports, it doesn t support USB2, and USB1 would be too slow to support CD writing, so that may be related to the problem. It is also very possible...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD burner, calibration area, roxio software
calibration area, roxio software, soap opera: Hi Dave, You feel about Nero like most folks feel about EZ CD! I actually started with Roxio and EZ CDlong before it was called that, and was forced to change when XP came along. Because XP uses Roxio code for it s built in packet writing, there were some...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD burner problem, program crash, faulty drive
program crash, faulty drive, best buy: Hi Stephanie, I m afraid it does sound like a faulty drive. Have you tried a simulated burn? This is a useful diagnostic built into Nero which will not waste a disk while you try various different options, and generally speaking will simulate precisely what...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD burner problem, nero burner software, change occured
nero burner software, change occured, interface problem: Hi Al, Nero is hanging while looking for your drive. Now either your drive is shot and not responding, or windows is shot and hiding the drive, take your pick, it s better than 90% sure that one or the other is your problem. Is your drive a SCSII or and...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD burner problems, cd burner problems, cd rw drives
cd burner problems, cd rw drives, hardware failure: Hi Tom, the problem basically, is that your drive is too old to recognise the new high speed RW discs. RW technology has moved on apace, and the discs are quite different to what they were. You should still be able to use CDRs however, but CD-RWs, for them...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD burner will not read CD, wire cables, cd burning software
wire cables, cd burning software, faulty drive: Hi Kevin, This does not make any sense whatever. If the original drive is working OK, then the system must also be working OK, therefore if the burner didn t work it has to be a problem with the burner as you surmised. But you say you bought a new drive and...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD burner, disk option, direcory
disk option, direcory, jpg file: Hi Moein, Welcome to the club! At a guess I d say that just about all of us have made this error at least once. When adding more files to a CD with some already on it, you MUST import the prior session. You must also pick the continue multisession disk option....

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD burning with Nero, nero express, third group
nero express, third group, first computer: HI Thake, The pblm is u have used a different session to burn it all 3 times. When u try to burn a multi-session disc, nERO will ask which session to continue or create a new session. So u have created a new session every time .thats only the files...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD burning...settings., hp cd writer, hp cd writer 8200 series
hp cd writer, hp cd writer 8200 series, mr bonner: Hi, to answer the last first, neither have I, but as with any other audio equipment, it s the subjective results that matter. If it sounds good, then you got a good deal even if you paid ten times what you did, and if it sounds like rubbish, then it is rubbish...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD burning, aluminium foil, agc circuit
aluminium foil, agc circuit, sony player: Hi Alan, I doubt very much whether you will find any recordable disks that will play in that old a player. Most players of that era were never designed to read any discs other than pressed disks which used aluminium foil as the reflective medium. Most recordable...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD and CD-R Drive doesn't Pick UP Blank CD-R, cd writer plus 7200 series, hewlitt packard
cd writer plus 7200 series, hewlitt packard, unformatted disk: Hi, does the drive pick up on recorded CDRs? and does it read and write CDRs OK? I get the feeling that this is more a windows 2000 problem than a CD drive problem, I suspect that Win2k just isn t seeing the drive as a writer, when you insert an unformatted...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: About CD and CDRw DVD Player Hard Drive, drive icon, drive c
drive icon, drive c, cd drive: Hi, so far as I can see from what you have said, you still have your hard drive (C:), it s only the CD that s gone missing. Is this a Thinkpad? or have IBM slipped in a new model that I missed? Whichever, I m guessing that this is a notebook machine, so you...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD COPIES FILES IN "READ-ONLY", samsung cdrw, bobby right
samsung cdrw, bobby right, dell optiplex: Hi Bobby, Right, to put a shortcut to your drive on the desktop, right click on the desktop and select new/shortcut from the popup menu, browse to the cd drive and highlight it, then click OK, then next, then adjust the name you want displayed and finally...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: My CD is not being Configured, frequent intervals, chkdsk
frequent intervals, chkdsk, windows drivers: Hi Pravin, Easy answer, not so easy cure. I feel certain that you have just one large disk in your system, that is I m afraid a sure recipe for this kind of problem and many other too. Take a look at the FAQs and Hints and Tips on my website at http://www.hillviewcomputers.com...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD causes reboot, compatability problems, jumper settings
compatability problems, jumper settings, radeon 9200se: Hi Catalina, I m afraid you haven t given me enough detail to be very specific. Are you absolutely certain that you have got all the select jumpers on all drives set correctly? It sounds very much like two or more of the optical drives are conflicting, and...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD Drive, adelaide south australia, cd laser
adelaide south australia, cd laser, blank disks: Hi Rod, from what you say, I d say that the CD laser has died. You may find that the drive will still read DVDs, since that uses a separate laser, but I m 99% sure the CD laser is gone. The only cure is a new drive, expensive as that is for a laptop, the cost...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD Drive, cd drive, new cd
cd drive, new cd, emil: Hi Emil, is this with a CD in the drive or without? If it s with, I d suspect that maybe the laser has packed up, if without it s more likely that the drive s electronics have packed up. Either way, it s not worth bothering with, a new CD-Rom is currently...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD-Drive, drive manufacturer, cd drive
drive manufacturer, cd drive, disaster: Hi Alex, yes, buy a new one, the laser has expired, or at least is so far gone that it can t read anymore. With most CD drives this state is reached between 6 and 18 months after installation depending on local conditions and usage.Still, at under £10 ($18)...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD-Drive, control circuitry, samsung cd
control circuitry, samsung cd, software fault: Hi Siddharth, First let me point out that with a brand new CD drive available for under £10, these drives are not repairable, you could buy 2 or 3 drives for the cost of repairing one, even if you could find someone to attempt such a repair. Second, it sounds...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD Drive stopped working, first impressions, aopen cd
first impressions, aopen cd, cdrw drive: Hi Brett, Users first impressions are usually correct! The experts will go through reason and rhyme explaining the ins and outs only to prove what you first thought! After checking the obvious things such as enabling auto insert, I would suggest giving...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD Drive and USB Not Working, win98 boot disk, flash memory cards
win98 boot disk, flash memory cards, ecs motherboard: Hi Kevin, There are a number of possibilities for these abnormalities. The main possibilities are motherboard, Bios, or OS (Windows). I assume that you have probably investigated the latter thoroughly since it was the most obvious and easiest to test. (Just...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD Drive, worst case scenario, speed drive
worst case scenario, speed drive, cd drive: Hi Bebe, Theoretically it shouldn t, though some systems may suffer from bootup problems with a disk in the drive. In practice however, the centre of the disk is subjected to a certain amount of stress by the hub, and in a worst case scenario, in a high...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD Drives; one too many?, nero burning rom, cd rom driver
nero burning rom, cd rom driver, virtual drives: Hi Jordan, First, I don t think you have a problem other than the fact that you don t know about virtual drives. I suspect that you have either got Alcohol 120% or Ahead s Nero Burning Rom installed on your machine. Either of these programs can install a virtual...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD Drives, windows xp prof, internal hardware
windows xp prof, internal hardware, drawer front: Hi Peter, Can I first clarify the error messae, does it say the drive is inaccessible or that the disk is inaccessible? If you put a disk in the drive and try to open it in explorer, does the drive light come on at all, or do you just get an instant error...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD/DVD, cdr and dvdr, dvdr disks
cdr and dvdr, dvdr disks, new dell: Hi Bob, I m afraid I don t know of any way to turn off the ability of these drives to play CDs but leave the DVD intact, I really doubt that there is any such way. I feel that it is much more likely that the CD laser has failed or the circuitry that determines...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD/DVD, norton security, cmos setup
norton security, cmos setup, device id: Hi Virgie, I m afraid I need a bit more information than that.Is this a desktop system or a laptop? Is it Win XP or Win2000? Is the drive in my computer, or the device manager or the Cmos setup??? Please give me some information to work with and I ll do my...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD/DVD, drive caddy, defective drive
drive caddy, defective drive, usb ii: Hi Joan, Yes you can, but unless this is a laptop, it would be cheaper and better to just replace the defective drive that s in the system already. A DVD-RW drive which also writes CDs should be available to you for around £25-£30 ($38-$45), and is pretty...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD/DVD Burner Problem, e machine, blank disc
e machine, blank disc, usa prices: Hi Heather, Ok, getting an e-machine was perhaps not the best decision you ever made, but for an e-machine system, this one has done not too badly. First may I enquire if you number any smokers in your family? Being an ex-smoker myself, I have no axe to grind...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD/DVD Burner, udma cables, ribbon cables
udma cables, ribbon cables, conectors: Hi Jerry, this is easy to sort out if you remember a few simple rules. You have (I assume) 2 ribbon cables, each with 3 connectors. If you compare the 2 cables, do they both look the same, or does one look as though it has twice as many conductors as the other?...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD/DVD Drivers, stable machine, dirvers
stable machine, dirvers, variable size: Hi Neal, there are no separate drivers for optical drives in any flavour of windows, the files required are an integral part of windows, and the best way to restore them would be a repair install of windows. If you have a standard windows install, ie. all...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD DVD drive, cd rom drives, cd rom drive
cd rom drives, cd rom drive, dvd drive: Hi Betsy, If I understand you right, you have a CD-Rom and a DVD-rw, and either will play CDs, but the DVD-Rw drive won t read DVDs anymore. CD-Rom drives of course, will not read DVDs anyway, they were never intended to, and if the DVD-Rw only reads and...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD and DVD drives not in My Computer, software compatability, fat32 or ntfs
software compatability, fat32 or ntfs, hard disk drive: Hi Chester, As evil as HP are, I don t think that even they would try anything quite that raw. No, scrub that, they probably would if they had thought of it, but I don t think that that s the problem. Correct me if I m wrong, but I think your system has just...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD/DVD drives fault, mt1316 bdv212b, mail
mt1316 bdv212b, mail, hardware problem: Hi Paul, glad I don t shop where you do!!! A Liteon 52x32x52x Internal Ide Cd-rw Oem drive is £15.91 inc VAT from Ebuyer.co.uk and an Artec 16x48 IDE DVD-ROM Internal IDE OEM drive is £11.99 inc VAT, that s £27.90 for the two, even with £5.00 p&p that s far...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD and DVD drives not working, cd drive, edwina
cd drive, edwina, dvd drive: Hi Edwin, There must 2 cables in ur CPU. So if one f them connects ur hard drives , other one must be free. So the other cable will have 2 seperate plugs to fix up ur cd drives. so connect them to it and mail me. ...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD and DVD icons missing, cd recording software, easy cd creator
cd recording software, easy cd creator, easy cd creator 6: Hi Arnie, Follow these steps, Start Registry Editor (Regedt32.exe). 2. Locate the UpperFilters value under the following key in the registry: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetControlClass{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318} 3. On the...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD/DVD problems, video dvds, recovery disc
video dvds, recovery disc, dual laser: Hi Tony, Oh dear another restore disk screw up! If I had a penny for every time a restore disk didn t work properly, I could have retired years ago. When will people realise these things are a really useless way for the manufacturers to save money? Never...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD/DVD-ROM gone missing, sony vaio notebook, loose cables
sony vaio notebook, loose cables, notebook processors: Hi Dan, Oh dear, this is where you discover why I don t like notebook computers. Basically, they are over-priced, under-performing, under-engineered and absolutely awful! Right, got that off my chest, again! So, over-priced, well I m selling 3.5Ghz 64bit...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD DVD ROMS, dvd rom drives, exis
dvd rom drives, exis, disk management: Hi Draya, OK, well it would give a better result if you can do so since you could limit the size of the C drive to about 15,000Mb which is probably 3 times what you need, and you can then use the disk management tool to set up the rest of the free space any...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD/DVD Rom freeze-up, samsung cdrw, drive settings
samsung cdrw, drive settings, logical reason: Hi Jim, I have no logical reason for this other than experience, but why don t you try this without the Samsung drive. I have found in the past that Samsung DVD drives can prove fatal to Pioneer DVD-RW drives. There seems to be something not quite standard...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD/DVD Rom not recognized by W-XP., cd rewrite, exclaimation mark
cd rewrite, exclaimation mark, interface problem: Hi Mark, Let me see if I have this straight. You have a PC with a CD or DVD drive plus a CD-RW drive, 2 hard drives, or maybe,(it doesn t really matter), 1 physical drive partitioned into 2 logical drives, and a removeable disc which is maybe a digital camera...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD/DVD rom issues, amd athlon 64, dvd rom drives
amd athlon 64, dvd rom drives, defrag: Hi Rachel, First, DMA (Direct Memory Access), is a method of reading and writing a disk drive without using processor time, unlike the older PIO (Programmed Input / Output), where the system cpu had to do all the work. That means that the cpu has only half...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD/DVD Writer Problems, hp dvd writer, epson r200
hp dvd writer, epson r200, hp dvd writer 300n: Hi Doug, 1. Yes, quite right. 2. This is the speed that the disk can be written at, and is the number of times the normal playback speed for a DVD. 3. Unlikely. Even though your drive should write them at only 4X, they shoulld at least read provided...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD/DVD, writer software, system cd
writer software, system cd, writing software: Hi Denny, Exactly what drive is it that you can t write to? If it s an ordinary CD/DVD drive you wouldn t be able to write to it since it is not a writer. If on the other hand it s a CD-RW/DVD combination drive, then re-installing the writer software may...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD is not detected, cd rom drive, windows xp cd
cd rom drive, windows xp cd, faulty drive: Hi Sravani, It sounds as though your CD s laser has packed up, though there is a small possibility that it could be a windows problem. To find out, try booting the system on the windows XP Cd-Rom, if it boots OK, then it is a windows problem, so continue...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD not detected, hp pavillion, pop ups
hp pavillion, pop ups, hi bob: Hi Bob, One other thing occurs to me. There have been several updates to the CD burning routines in XP. It s imperative that you keep windows as up to date as possible to keep it functional and virus free. Glad you got rid of the pop-ups anyway, Regards...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD drive, cd rom drive, nero burning rom
cd rom drive, nero burning rom, application recovery: Hi Perry, You have just come up against the major problem in the world of computers today. Manufacturers love restore disks. They are close to idiot proof when used to restore your PC to it s original condition, so the maker can get rid of his tech support...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD drive not detected, necessary thanks, cd drive
necessary thanks, cd drive, desktop machine: Hi Melissa, I need more info. Is this a laptop or a desktop machine? Is the CD drive appearing in My Computer or the Device Manager? If not, is there a problem in Device Manager with the IDE controller? How old is the drive? Has anyone been inside the machine...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD drive problems, disk surface, d drive
disk surface, d drive, comba: Hi Roy, do I take it that the drive is a CD-RW/DVD combo drive, and that you are using CD-RW disks or maybe CDR disks to store data files at regular intervals? First and foremost, I have to tell you that CD-RW disks have a limited life. Because of the fine...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD drive not responding, compaq presario, dual laser
compaq presario, dual laser, cd laser: Hi Norman, I very much doubt that there is anything wrong with your drive, the fault therefore lies with the windows installation. Being a Compaq, I suppose it has just been set up with just the one hard disk, and knowing just how bad windows is at using...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD drive, usb memory stick, indeterminate results
usb memory stick, indeterminate results, ribbon cable: Hi Gwen, A USB memory stick will just about work with 98SE it being the earliest OS that supports USB at all, but make sure you don t get a USB2 device, 98 does not and never will support USB2. A thought occurs to me, it is possible that you had the master/slave/cable...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD drives e and f disappeared after MS security Update install, amd chip, stock hardware
amd chip, stock hardware, amd processor: Hi, I can t really help you with this one. It s not really a CD drive problem, rather just another shortcoming of windows 98. As such there may well be a recognised fix for it, but so far as I m concerned, the only realistic fix is to retire win98 and upgrade...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD drives and other probs, hard disk controllers, memory resident program
hard disk controllers, memory resident program, bus master ide: Hi, I think you have at least two problems here. First and foremost, the CD drive is probably dead.I suspect the laser has died, and they are now so cheap that replacement is the only economic option. Problem two is that your windows installation is equally...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD Motor, doozey, moters
doozey, moters, science fair project: Hi Rodrigo, You really picked a doozey with that one!! CD drive moters are a specialised piece of kit, not just a motor. Because of the way CD audio works, and the construction and physical format of a CD, the drive motor has to be very closely controlled...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD-R, 512 mb ram, windows xp home edition
512 mb ram, windows xp home edition, burning cds: Adam, I have a trick that may work for you. Try this: 1. Open My Computer 2. Right click on your CD-R drive 3. Click Properties 4. Click the Recording tab 5. Make sure Enable CD recording on this drive has a check by it 6. Click OK Let me know...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD-R Audio, audio cd recorder, distribution industry
audio cd recorder, distribution industry, cdrs: Hi Trond, How right you are! You nailed it in one. There is a very slight difference, as you may or may not be aware, there is a small header with disk information at the start of all disks. A part of that header is a disk descriptor byte, and normally this...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD/R, CD/RW, Floppy recognized- dont' work, dell dimension 4600, intel controller
dell dimension 4600, intel controller, right click menu: Hi Charles, If you have internet access, which obviously you do, I would suggest you try ebuyer.com the postage may be fierce, but the component prices are right. They are my main suppliers for my shop. It costs nothing to open an account, and requires little...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD-R problems, two thoughts, windows media player
two thoughts, windows media player, rough edges: Hi Chad, Two thoughts actually. First it could be the laser in it s early stages of failure, or it could easily be windows in the first throes of collapse. (That s why I keep dabbling with Linux, in many ways it s far superior to windows, unfortunately...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD R/W speed on 2 CD drives, incorrect firmware, speed numbers
incorrect firmware, speed numbers, wotsit: Hi Bob, don t worry about making a mistake, we all do that when learning something new. The true test is the ability to learn from those mistakes. It would be nice to think we could learn from other people s mistakes, but no, we just go our own sweet ways...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD-R, fuji digital camera, cd burning software
fuji digital camera, cd burning software, session mode: Hi Phil, basically you can, in most circumstances, but there are cases where the disc can only be used in single session mode, such as audio discs. To write to a disc more than once, (multi-session), you must NOT close the disc after writing. You must close...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD Re-WRITEABLES, don crosby, drive address
don crosby, drive address, meadia: Hi Don Crosby Jr, First wht u have got is blank CDR (Memorex). U can only write once in them, u can t erase and write it again. The steps u should follow are just., a) Insert blank cd into drive. b) Start Nero, and select Data cd if u want to write...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD Read only, pioneer dvd writer, microsoft office 2000
pioneer dvd writer, microsoft office 2000, using microsoft office 2000: Hi there, I m afraid that s all you re going to get as well! CD-ROM is the name of the drive, that stands for Compact Disk - Read Only Memory. OK, we now have the ability to write to some CDRs and even to erase and use again CD-RW disks, but the standard was...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD-ROM, acer cd, pavilion 6330
acer cd, pavilion 6330, data cables: Hi JR, First thing to try is open case unplug power and data cables from CD. Switch on and boot up system, should now show no CD drive. Shut down and reconnect drive. Power up and CD drive should be back and shown normally. If the message .....is not accessible...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD-ROM, hp pavilion pc, cd rom drive
hp pavilion pc, cd rom drive, plastic pin: Hi Natalie, OK, the problem you have, is that the drive is trying, without success, to read the disk. Windows won t let up until either it reads the disk or the system times out, and there really is no way to find out what the time out is set to. As you have...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD - ROM, scsi and raid controllers, system information tool
scsi and raid controllers, system information tool, small computer system: Hi Ahmed, No, I m afraid that in this case there is definitely more information needed. You need to run the system information tool and export the report as a text file, then copy and paste it into an email to me. SCSII is an acronym for Small Computer System...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD-ROM, double click, cdrom
double click, cdrom, cd rom: By saying displaying the cdrom on the screen you mean run the cd so it play this is the way it works. Put the cd in the tray sometimes if you wait a minute it will auto run and automatically play if it does not go into my computer and double click on the drive...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD ROM, compaq 5240, software conflicts
compaq 5240, software conflicts, virus issues: Hi Alan, Glad you re happy with the service, and thanks for the offer, but since I reside in NE Scotland in the UK, I doubt I ll ever be in Vegas. There is however, on reflection, one thing that you could possibly do for me if you wouldn t mind, but please...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD ROM, cd rom drive, sundry bits
cd rom drive, sundry bits, mscd001: Hi Ruben, Since this is 98, you need a boot floppy disk, or Win98 Rescue Disk. I seem to recall that you can create one from a tab in the Add/Remove programs item in the control panel. Boot the machine on this floppy disk and select the with CD-Rom option....

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD-ROM, burn cd, windows cd
burn cd, windows cd, cd drive: Hi Taub, As you probably realise, the technology of a CDR is quite different from that of a pressed CD. This makes the CDR rather more difficult to read than a pressed CD, and as the drives laser weakens at the end of it s life, it first stops recognising...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD ROM, autorun feature, cd drive
autorun feature, cd drive, coms: Hi John, well, is the CD drive working? If so you probably have the autorun feature turned off. How you turn that on varies greatly according to what version of windows you have. If you need further assistance with that let me know what version of windows...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD ROM not seen, dell gx 270, hard disk controllers
dell gx 270, hard disk controllers, cd rom drive: Hi Jacquelyn, Well, there s not much to go on, but it is probably a hardware problem with the IDE port rather than the drive itself. When in the Device Manager, did you notice if there were any faults noted with the hard disk controllers (IDE Controllers)?...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD-ROM CD, audio cd recorders, finger marks
audio cd recorders, finger marks, cdrs: Hi Don, The only differences between ordinary CDRs and Digital Audio CDRs are the price and one marker bit in the disk header to stop you using ordinary (and far cheaper), disks in stand-alone audio CD-recorders, sort of an unofficial tax for the benefit...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD ROM DRIVE, dollars to donuts, cd rom drive
dollars to donuts, cd rom drive, cd drive: Hi Harry, dollars to donuts, it s the laser. It s given up the ghost, they tend to last anywhere from 6 to 18 months and then pack up. You may find that the drive will be able to read a few pressed (commercial) disks, but no, (or extremely few) CDRs. The cure,...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: My CD-ROM Drive Door is not opening, cd rom drive, drive failure
cd rom drive, drive failure, mechanical failure: Hi Muhammad, There are a number of reasons why the door of your drive may not open, they are as follows:- Power disconnected at rear of drive. IDE disconnected at back of drive. Failure of laser means drive cannot read disk, windows will lock drive until...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD ROM Driver, setup boot disk, small computer system interface
setup boot disk, small computer system interface, computer system interface: Hi Kon, SCSII is an acronym for Small Computer System Interface, and is simply a method of connecting a device to a computer. Most computers at the present time use either IDE or SATA interfaces, both of which are much simpler than SCSII and as fast, the...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD-ROM AND DVD-RW DRIVES, dos boot disk, secondary ide port
dos boot disk, secondary ide port, system boots: Hi Harold, Hmmm! A little knowledge can be a very dangerous thing can t it? Well, without more information it becomes very difficult to know where to start, but I ll try. First, get your brother-in-law to create a Win98 Rescue disk if he hasn t already, then...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD-ROM not detected, pci bus master, intel 82371ab
pci bus master, intel 82371ab, creative ct4810: The easiest way for you to fix this problem is to simply re-install win98 right on top of the existing installation, it will then correct the problem itself. Since you can t see the CD drive from within windows, you will need to boot on a win9 rescue disk...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD-ROM disk drive unable to access, microsoft office xp professional, microsoft office xp
microsoft office xp professional, microsoft office xp, office xp professional: Hi Maivor, Do I assume that you have Windows XP? No matter, you are I think, trying to back up your Quicken data direct from Quicken to a CDR. CDRs are not native to windows, and programs cannot just write to a CDR without some other piece of software to...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD-ROM drive not responding, cd rom drive, strange colors
cd rom drive, strange colors, card modem: Hi Melanie, This sounds like your system could do with a fresh start. If you are sure you have all the relevant software drivers, graphics card, sound card, modem & an operating system cd. Then I would suggest you re-format and install your operating system....

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD-ROM drives lost, bus master ide, cd rom drive
bus master ide, cd rom drive, pool data: Hi August, The reason this has happened is because the DMPI pool data has detected that these drives are no longer available and has removed them from the hardware database within windows. Connect one CDROM device as a primary slave on the primary IDE channel...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD-ROM & HD headache, microsoft xp professional, foolish question
microsoft xp professional, foolish question, computer boot: Hi Mark, Ok, since we know the disk is bootable, the question remains, why won t it boot? There are one or two possible reasons for this behaviour. First it could be just a connection problem, some system bioses won t boot off a drive that isn t a master,...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD ROM will not identify or Auto Play, memory change, adding memory
memory change, adding memory, drive cable: Hi Arnold, de nada mate, it s quite fun really. Check to see if the drive is stll visible in the device manager. I suspect that while installing the memory, you have inadvertantly disturbed one of the CD drive cable s connections. In which case, gently reconnecting...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD ROM PROBLEM, cd rom problem, sure what version
cd rom problem, sure what version, correct applications: Kris, Can I assume that you have the correct applications installed on your system to open the files on the CD? If so the other possibility is that the CD was not finalised and is only readable in the drive type that it was written on. Rgds Dav...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD-ROM problem, cd rom problem, nec dv 5800a
cd rom problem, nec dv 5800a, nec nr 7800a: Hi JoAnn, Well, since that checks out OK, I guess a new drive in your system would be a quick way to find out. Normally speaking, CD-RW and DVD drives will last 12-18 months without too many problems. It can be more or less depending on useage and operating...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD-ROM problem, cd rom problem, cd rom drive
cd rom problem, cd rom drive, correct speed: Hi Oscar, Most CD s will become hot whilest in use, however if your drive gets that hot that it will no longer read cd s it would seem to point to a drive problem. If it is just the drive and not the whole system overheating this is not a major problem....

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD-ROM reading error, atapi cd rom, cd rom 32x
atapi cd rom, cd rom 32x, check ur: hi Lisa, First is it a CDROM or CD Writer. If it s a cd writer thgen Acer has some pblms. Check ur power supply and processr fans. check ur cables. If these doesn t work out , check the drive. regards, ...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD-ROM and SP-2 problem, hp cd writer, computer cd rom
hp cd writer, computer cd rom, easy cd creator: Just by reading your e-mails to microsoft and the items you have tried I dont think it is a software issue, but it still possible could be. When you update windows sometimes the drivers for the device can become corrupted. now you said you ran a driver update...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD-ROM spin speed, maximum spindle speed, cd rom drive
maximum spindle speed, cd rom drive, speed changes: You are correct. The maximum spindle speed of a 52x CD-ROM is 26,000rpm. However, that is normally only when data is being read from the inner tracks and the drive will slow down to re-read data that is impaired by scratches and/or dust etc. Drives rarely...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD-ROM support, pcchips motherboard, cd rom drive
pcchips motherboard, cd rom drive, windows 98 boot: Hi Julian, Yes it is quite possible that the motherboard is causing all your problems! In fact I d guess that it s most probable. Question. Why are you still battling with this antique when you can get a new PcChips motherboard and a duron processor for under...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD ROM is not working, win98 boot disk, physical degradation
win98 boot disk, physical degradation, cd rom drive: Hi Nilesh, The fact that windows is seeing the drive correctly indicates that it is correctly installed, and the fact that the drive recognises that a CD is present indicates that the drive is at least partially working, but the fact that it won t read...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD-ROM, economic option, negligible number
economic option, negligible number, cd drive: Hi Greg, you are the sceond person to have written to me with this problem. I guess with all the millions of drives out there, that amounts to a negligible number really. With a new drive now costing under £10 for a basic CD drive, and under £25 for a DVD...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD-RoM Drive, hp web, d drive
hp web, d drive, cd drive: Hi Rose, do I take it that you cannot see the CD drive in my computer or windows explorer? Or can you see the drive but not any disk which is put in it? If the former, then there is a physical problem with the drive or it s connection, if the latter it will...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD Rom, search results window, search settings
search results window, search settings, select properties: Hi Emil, Go to windows explorer, right click on the CD icon, select properties, click on the Autorun tab. You can then set the default action for any specific type of CD inserted. If this is all set correctly and it still misfunctions, it is likely that windows...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD-Rom, cheap as chips, silly question
cheap as chips, silly question, dvd drive: Hi Bobby, Silly question maybe, but you did check to see whether the games disks were CDs and not DVDs didn t you? These days games are getting so big it makes more sense to release them on DVDs, so it s worth checking. If that s the problem, just fit a DVD...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD-Rom burner, home ed, windows xp home
home ed, windows xp home, firmware update: Check with the manufacture to see if there is a firmware update for the drive. also get the latest updates for the software you are using. If all this fails go into the device manager and remove the device from the dvd/cdrom drives catagory and reboot the...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD Rom, CD-W/ IDE buses, etc., scsi host adapters, second hand cd
scsi host adapters, second hand cd, bert bell: Hi Bert, Hope you are well. Ok yes the technician has installed SCSI drivers most likely to use a high speed drive to partition your hard drive. Can I assume that you did not get a CD with WinXP after the technician had finished?? Unless you are using...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD Rom Drivers, cd rom drivers, scsii
cd rom drivers, scsii, start up disk: Hi Adeel, The question arises, whether you have a full win98 rescue disk or just a disk formatted under win98. If it s a proper rescue disk, it will give you the option to boot with CD support, which same will support better than 95% of all CD roms, whether...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD Rom Drives, hard disk controllers, streets and maps
hard disk controllers, streets and maps, walt disney world: Hi Ron, if the drives are coming and going like that, it s almost certainly not a simple hardware problem. Since it involves both drives it is not a drive problem per se, and is probably temperature related, failing as the system warms up. That more or less...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD Rom and DVD Rom Trouble, dell dimension 4600, dimension 4600
dell dimension 4600, dimension 4600, dell dimension: Kerry, Hi, I hope I can be of help. I will work with you till we get this fixed. It is possible when you moved the computer that a cable on the inside came loose. Try this: 1. Open your case. 2. Make sure that all the cables are firmly still plugged...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD-Rom drive = Hard Drive error, caldera dr dos, floppy disk version
caldera dr dos, floppy disk version, cd rom drive: That will be a start. If you have the facility, you can go to Maxtor s site on-line and download their Powermax diagnostic tool. It s a CD iso which you burn to disk, or I think there is also a floppy disk version, either produces a bootable disc with Caldera...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD Rom drive, burning a cd, hardware problem
burning a cd, hardware problem, thanks in advance: Hi kerry, is that the only time it won t eject a disk? It seems a little strange, and I can t get away from the idea that this is not a hardware problem. What version of windows do you have, and what software are you using to burn your disks? Have you tried...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD-Rom driver, gcr 8523b, standard cmos setup
gcr 8523b, standard cmos setup, cd rom drive: Hi Michael, finding a windows driver for a cd-rom drive would be a good trick, windows has native support for CD drives and doesn t need any extra drivers for them. If windows can see the drive it will fully install and use it without any problem, (assuming...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD-Rom locked, light flickers, cheap as chips
light flickers, cheap as chips, millimeters: Hi Chris, There is a disk in the drive which it cannot read, to remove it, straighten a large wire paper clip, and insert one end of it through the emergency eject hole in the front panel of the drive, carefully lign it up on the eject pin inside and gently...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD-Rom problems creating file on CD-R, ms word files, toshiba satellite pro 6100
ms word files, toshiba satellite pro 6100, cd rom drive: Hi Kirsten, Oh dear, I read your question and I wondered, so I looked up the specs on this machine and there was the answer! You have in that machine a DVD-Rom drive. It is designed and built to read both CDs and DVDs, it will not however write to either,...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD Rom not recognizing files, gateway 300s, gateway user
gateway 300s, gateway user, passing of time: Hi Terri, Question, is this drive over 12 months old? If so, and I would think it probably is, I suspect that the drive is kaput! The laser which reads the disk degrades with the passing of time, until it can no longer read the disk and voila! The drive just...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD Rom speeds, hp cd writer, office computer
hp cd writer, office computer, 700mb cd: Hi Richard, I think there wouldn t be any problem in ur disk. Is ur office computer have a 52X drive? If so, then does your new drive read other CD s. If it doesn t then check ur drive s lens and replace it. There shouldn t be any pblm as such with ur...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD Rom, physical hardware, computer icon
physical hardware, computer icon, hardware problem: Hi Ken, well two possibilities spring to mind, first there could be a physical hardware problem, loose cable, dead drive or faulty IDE port. A much higher probability however is that there is a software problem in Win2k. Most likely is that windows has lost...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD-Rs and CD+Rs?, video compatibility, video disks
video compatibility, video disks, rws: Hi Brian, I think if you look closer, you will find that there are still only CD-Rs and CD-RWs. The + - controversy rages only on the DVD front, where we now have DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, all these foregoing are also available in single and double layer,...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD-RW, rewritable cd rom, cd writing programs
rewritable cd rom, cd writing programs, software conflict: Hi Eric, Sorry, but I m not familiar with your hardware at all, so I will need some more information about it from you. Is this new drive a generic drive for any machine, or is it specifically for your laptop? What interface does it use to connect to the laptop?...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD-RW, family tree maker software, family tree software
family tree maker software, family tree software, snail mail: Hi Jerry, I have seen FTM software, but I don t have it myself. Basically it is a specialised database tailored to this one function. As far as I know, and I m basing this opinion on experience of windows software in general rather than this specific software,...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD-RW burner, irq conflicts, nero burning rom
irq conflicts, nero burning rom, hotburn: Hi mark, See i really have no idea about HOTBURN. I suggest u either use NERO BURNING ROM or BurnAT ONCE. These will detect ur drive correctly.Check for IRQ conflicts also. Regards, ...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD-RW crash, professional data recovery, digital still camera
professional data recovery, digital still camera, hp 9100: HI Ken, Firstly try the disk on another computer and see if it works, also try other disks to check if its the drive problem. This might be a disk problem, which will be very difficult to recover but can be recovered by professional data recovery companies/software....

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD RW DRIVE, cd rw drive, roxio software
cd rw drive, roxio software, cdrw drive: Hi, sorry to hear DELL did not provide you the support you wanted. Anyways, The roxio software was not programmed to work with ALL cdrw, infact even with the patches it only works with burners that are on the ROXIO enabled list So what is the cd rw drive...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD-RW & DVD Drives, kt3 ultra2, hardware wizard
kt3 ultra2, hardware wizard, pilot lights: Hi Terry, there are three possible causes for this occurance:- 1) Both drives developed an identical fault at the same time and then both died together. I never was a strong believer in coincidence, and that is just a bit too much for me to swallow! 2) If...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD-RW and DVD Problem, dell compaq, connection cables
dell compaq, connection cables, hp pavillion: Hi Bruno, suggestions? Plenty, but none that you d want to hear! All you folks that buy from HP, Dell, Compaq et al just make a rod for your own (and other people s) backs. These flippin restore disks are a gigantic con, designed purely to put more money...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD/RW & DVD ROM won't read CD's, 512 mb ddr 400, ur fans
512 mb ddr 400, ur fans, hp cd: Hi Nico, There s nothing wrong with SP1. First check ur Power Supply. I think u have a pblm there. To run a CD/RW and DVD ROM u atleast need a SMPS Of 300 Watts or More. try checking them .Check ur processor fans for any defects. Ensure that ur...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD-RW /DVD-ROM DRIVE PROBLEM, dvd rom drive, thin wire
dvd rom drive, thin wire, lg cd: Hi Krissy. First, switch off the system. Now using a thin wire like a straightened paper clip. gently press the emergency eject through the hole in the front panel. Note this must be done only with the power OFF. The tray will no open all the way, but if...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD- RW and DVD writers, phoenix award bios, msi k7n2 delta
phoenix award bios, msi k7n2 delta, agp graphics card: Hi Tony, sorry for the delay, the old ticker has been playing up again. Your system is similar to what I had before I went 64bit last year, and really shouldn t be giving any real problems other than the usual problems that windows creates by the way it...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD-RW editing, packet writing software, ms word 2000
packet writing software, ms word 2000, nero burning rom: Hi Bill, I m afraid that you have very much the wrong idea about CD-RW drives. They are not in any way shape or form similar to, or useable as hard disks. CD-RW disks are capable of being blanked and re-written a finite number of times, (theoretically several...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD-RW editing, ms word 2000, computer tower
ms word 2000, computer tower, edited version: Hi Bill, when u write data to a cd it is defaultly written as read-only. So when u try to edit them u cannot save them back to ur cd. So u have to copy the files back to the hard drive edit them in MS word 2000 and save them and write them back to the...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD-RW editing, cd rw drive, ms word 2000
cd rw drive, ms word 2000, cd rom drive: Hi Bill, Unless you are using the drag and drop feature in Windows XP the attributes on the files stored on CD s will always be read only. The only way to edit files from cd would be to copy back to the hard drive, edit and then re-copy to the cd. Rgds...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD-RW not recognising some DVDs, panasonic dmr e50, videohelp
panasonic dmr e50, videohelp, cd drive: Hi Tom, Is your DVD Recorder a Panasonic DMR E50 by any chance? This is a nice machine, but it produces disks which will not read on a computer! I would refer you to the following forum for more information :- http://www.videohelp.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=161498...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD-RW not working on burner...., easy cd creator, samsung cdrw
easy cd creator, samsung cdrw, cd rw drive: Hi Zed, Right no mumbo-jumbo at all, the technology used by the new high speed CD-RW disks is not compatible with older CD-RW drives. To use that disk you will need a new drive. The good news is that a new 52x32x52 CD-RW drive is now obtainable for around...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD-RW, rewritable cd rom, drive letter assignment
rewritable cd rom, drive letter assignment, software conflict: Hi Eric, Plenty of info here thanks very much. First of all we need to get the internal drive back. Ok your external drive software has stolen your internal drive letter assignment and that would be the reason for loosing the drive. How this can be...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD rom and Dvd rom don't work, dvd rom drive, atapi device
dvd rom drive, atapi device, bios check: Hi PJ, This may be an issue with ACPI in the bios. Check to see if this is enabled if it isnt you will need to reinstall windows with it enabled. W2k does have issues with some ATAPI device drivers check the manufacturers website for updates. Rgds ...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD rom... GHOST???, undocumented feature, poltergeist
undocumented feature, poltergeist, nina: Hi Nina, you could be right you know! It could be a ghost. Actually there a number of things it could be, the drive itself getting overheated, or a virus, a ghost or poltergeist, or maybe it s yet another Microsoft undocumented feature, a.k.a. bug! Whatever...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD rom from HELL!, hardware fault, system fault
hardware fault, system fault, software problem: Hi Nina, this is an obvious system fault. Whether it s a hardware fault with the IDE channels on the motherboard, or a software problem with windows and the drivers is necessarily unclear and will take some hands on checking to ascertain that for certain....

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD rom installation, cd rom drive, cd rom installation
cd rom drive, cd rom installation, ribbon cable: Hi Christina, Whoa!! dont call yourself clueless we all have to start somewhere. You can sort this with calling the repair team! Ok when you fitted the CD writer to the ribbon cable did you remember to reset the small jumper connector at the back of the...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD-rom problem, floppy drive cable, cd rom problem
floppy drive cable, cd rom problem, ribbon cables: Hi there, since I can t see what you have done, it would be difficult to pick from the dozens of things you could have done wrong, all I can do is tell you what you should have done and let you see what you did wrong. First, determine what type of cables...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD rom problems, cd rom problem, removable storage devices
cd rom problem, removable storage devices, fan heatsink: Hi Mark, it still sounds like a temperature problem to me, I assume you are measuring the cpu temperature in the BIOS. That means that when under load playing a game, it will probably peak at around 65 degrees or more, that s not dangerous to the chip, but...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD-rom is really screwy please help, hardware abstraction layer, american megatrends inc
hardware abstraction layer, american megatrends inc, colour dyes: Hi Brandie, Sorry, but I m the harbinger of bad tidings. Your DVD drive will not ever read CDs again. CDs and DVDs are so different, that to read them both, a dual laser has to be fitted into your drive, two different colours for the two different colour...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD Writer, hi mary, d drive
hi mary, d drive, cd writer: Hi Mary Lou, Well, until now I was quite unaware of the existance of Sonic DLA, but I just did a swift search on the name and it threw up pages of results, 70% of which were concerned with problems people were having with it. I must confess, that if it was...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD Writer is not reading any disks, replacement job, blank disk
replacement job, blank disk, hp pavilion: Hi PB, It is most likely that the laser has failed in this drive. About the only thing to do in these circumstances is to replace the drive. A new drive will cost about £25 ($45), and fitting is pretty easy, it s a straightforward replacement job, just remember...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD Writer Software, cd writer software, cd creator software
cd writer software, cd creator software, easy cd creator: Hi Steve, One way to find out the s/w is, Try the CD they would have given with ur notebook. It may contain a copy. To ur pblm of adding more photos. First u musn t close a disc(session). U must enable multi session. This will enable u to add...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD Writer, hp cd writer, power point slideshow
hp cd writer, power point slideshow, left hand side: If you still have the program that you use to use. reinstall it. if not XP has its own burning software and you should be able to drag the file to the E drive ant it will pull up a window with that file in it. and on the left hand side at the top it will say...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD write, system file checker, micrososft
system file checker, micrososft, blank disk: Hi Sam, there are two possibilities here. Either windows has a damaged file which is causing this failure to recognise a blank disk, or the drive itself has a failing laser or related circuitry. Running the System File Checker should resolve the former problem...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD writer gone crazy, target drives, cd writing software
target drives, cd writing software, notepad file: Hi Aakarsh, The truth is that you have just discovered that CDRs are multi-session. Actually, so are CD-RWs in exactly the same way. Now, let s put this all in context. There are a number of different standards for writing CDs. From the original audio CD...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD writer fault, drive icon, cd writer
drive icon, cd writer, blank cd: Hi Des, Can you get the drive to open at all, at any time? If not, does the drive light come on when you boot the system? Does the drive icon appear in explorer or My Computer? Have you actually had the drive working at all in any way? Please get back to...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD writer laser, variable power, power laser
variable power, power laser, cd writers: Hi Nathan, I just trolled around a few manufacturer s sites trying to get the latest figures, but there seem to be none of them giving out that information at present. It is a variable power laser anyway, for reading, if I remember right, it was about 5mW,...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD, power calibration error, faulty disk
power calibration error, faulty disk, cd nero: Hi, either there is a problem with your writer, or you have a faulty disk(s), either way, Nero can t set the laser s power setting properly for the disks you put in. Try a different brand of disk, if no better, consider a new writer. Regards Ro...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CDR drive, motor spindle, correct direction
motor spindle, correct direction, seperate: Hi Richard, Is this drive new and has never worked or has it been working but suddenly failed? If its the latter it could be the tray sensor is damaged or dirty or it could be that the drive belt has come off of the motor spindle. The drive tray can be...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CDR drive, ribbon cable, cable connection
ribbon cable, cable connection, seperate: Hi Richard, the only thing it can possibly be is the ribbon cable connection to the IDE port. Not necessarily the cable you notice, but the connection itself which includes the IDE port itself. If there is anything wrong there at all, then the drive will not...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CDR/RW & DVD ROM DO NOT WORK AFTER INSTALLING SOFTWARE, pinnacle instant cd, microsoft knowledge base article
pinnacle instant cd, microsoft knowledge base article, microsoft knowledge base: Hi PJ, well, at least you know now which software not to use! Where you go from here depends on what version of windows you have... If it s XP or server 2003,(any version), it s fairly straightforward. Use the system restore facility to go back to a restore...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CDROM, internal cdrom drive, drive caddy
internal cdrom drive, drive caddy, mains power: Hi Philip, Theoretically yes, but without dangerously butchering the laptop, no. It would also be a rather dodgy thing to do apart from the physically difficult, since laptop IDE systems are different to those of a desktop system. The desktop system has built...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CDROM drive Plays tracks ,but doesn't display tracks., copy protection scheme, elvis cd
copy protection scheme, elvis cd, drive cdrom: Hi Roark, Yes, you ve found the new digital encryption methods of audio protection. A program such as Any DVD from slysoft should enable you to get a backup of this disk though, and while Nero should then be able to copy it then, Alcohol 120% would probably...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CDROM drivers unable to load - Code 31?, hp cd writer, pulling teeth
hp cd writer, pulling teeth, system checks: Hi, This sounds like an IDE driver problem to me. The two most common causes of driver failures for optical drives are hardware failure, and because the IDE interface drivers are iffy , so the system can t install the drives. Since it is most unlikely that...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CDROM Problems, bios award software, acer cdrom
bios award software, acer cdrom, cdrom problems: Hi, if I remember anything at all of my old 98 days it s that the dos error message usually gives a reason for not installing installing the drivers. I assume that in fact the driver, oakcdrom.sys, is loading, but the dos cdrom extensions are failing to load....

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CDROM, speed cdrom, spped
speed cdrom, spped, physical limitations: Hi Bill, As a suggestion, I would have to say do a repair install of XP. The drives are not opening because windows locks a drive when it thinks it is in use. If it still won t open even when the drive is not in use, then there is a problem with windows....

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CDRom can't be seen in device mgr, floppy drive cable, using windows 98
floppy drive cable, using windows 98, gateway g6: Hi Vi, Ok, the CD was working up to the point when you shut down to fit the new floppy, yes? Well, I don t believe in coincidence, so it has to have been something to do with the drive swap. There are two possibilities with a high probability, and one with...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CDRW/DVD combo drive, device driver software, teac cdrw
device driver software, teac cdrw, toshiba drive: Hi Mark, Sorry 4 the wrong reply. Did the TOSHIBA drive contain any device driver software cd. If yes, pls install it. Is it a USB drive, then try downloading the latest drivers. Or else the other option would be to manually add it thru ADD NEW HARDWARE...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CDRW/DVD Drive, format hard disk, sumsong
format hard disk, sumsong, windows xp prof: Hi T Hak, Go to this site and downlad firmware, http://samsung.com/Support/ProductSupport/Download/ Model_Select.aspx?type=CD-RW%20/%20COMBO&typecode=14 &subtype=COMBO%20(Half-Height)&cmssubtypecode=1402 &model=SM-308B&fileType=FM and try this...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CDRW/DVD Problem, samsung cdrw, dvd drives
samsung cdrw, dvd drives, pio: Hi, Oh dear, another one! This last week has been nothing but a catalogue of disasters with DVD drives, and you know what? Every one of them has been a Samsung. I even pulled one out of a system myself this week, it worked OK, but while it was installed,...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CDRW driver, savepart, bootable disk
savepart, bootable disk, necessary drivers: Hi John, never heard of Savepart, but I use Bootitng to do this on a regular basis. It needs no separate driver for the drive, spans the disk image over as many disks as necessary, makes the first disk bootable, and is on free trial for 30 days, after which...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CDRW vs. stick drive, mains power, speed reliability
mains power, speed reliability, personal preference: Hi Don, There s no simple answer to this. CD-RW disks are not great, they become far less reliable after two or three uses because they become scratched and marked, since they cost so much more than CDRs, I find it more economical and more reliable to just...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CDRW, nero burning software, cdrom drive
nero burning software, cdrom drive, cd rw drive: Hi Elpie, a strange state of affairs! Since you are running windows XP, clicking on the drive icon for the CD_RW drive SHOULD open a blank window, since XP includes it s own burning engine, (Well, Roxio s actually, but hey, who s counting?) After burning...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: How CDs Work, disk storage system, ones and zeros
disk storage system, ones and zeros, computer subject: Hi Nelson, I think you have got the wrong idea about CDs completely!Yes they are read by a laser, but there aren t holes exactly, that makes them sound like some kind of microscopic colander! OK, first, pressed, (Commercial CDs), are read by a laser also....

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD_ROM Freezing Up, accuracy requirements, music cds
accuracy requirements, music cds, new cd: Hi Maria, The problem is most probably, the drive s laser becoming too difused to read properly any more. For data CDs, where 100% accuracy is required, there is a strict error checking routine in place, and when the laser starts to go, the first sign is...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Cd Burner, pentium 166, funny things
pentium 166, funny things, cd burner: Hi Wayne, Wow that is some old machine! Well it will burn CDs I guess, but it won t manage a great speed. However the good news is that if you can get the burning software to run, the drive should have some form of burnproof technology built in which will...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Cd burning, sony vaio, rate mp3
sony vaio, rate mp3, finished cd: Hi Kevin, This is generally associated with one or both of two things. Either the source files are of a low quality, ie a low bit rate mp3 for example, (you should really use a bit rate of at least 128k), or you are burning the disks at full speed, and...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Cd drive doesn't read blank cds, easy cd creator, cd rw drives
easy cd creator, cd rw drives, lenguage: Hi Ruben, I wasn t particularly familiar with this drive, so I did a little research. It would appear that it is quite an old drive, being an 8x4x32 without any burnproof technology. It also seems to have a preference for yellow/green dye CDRs, and an aversion...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Cd read error, red faction, source error
red faction, source error, cd drive: Hi Aaron, it sounds like you are a victim of the copy protection paranoia that seriously affects 99% of all software vendors. Their disks are so hedged around with copy protection that it requires an absolutely perfect drive to read them at all, the theory...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Cd-rom's content not seen, liteon ltr 52327s, freshdiagnose
liteon ltr 52327s, freshdiagnose, cd burning software: Hi David, certainly this is an IDE drive, what you can do is junk FreshDiagnose! It will simply get you as confused as it is. As I said, it is an IDE drive, but all CD burning software historically was designed to write to scsii drives because the first CD-writers...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Cd-rom drive letter missing, cd rom drive, d drive
cd rom drive, d drive, operating system: Hi Angela, gissa break!! Give me some information to work with please, at the very least I need to know a bit about the system, what version of windows or other operating system you are running, and anything you think may be relevant, such as it disappeared...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Cds and DVDs, cd rw drive, cd rom drive
cd rw drive, cd rom drive, confusing questions: Hi Yasmeen, CD and DVD technologies, while appearing similar, are in fact totally different. Also, due to the different dyes used in the manufacture of DVD-Rs and CD-Rs, the same laser cannot be used for both disks. All DVD drives including combos, (DVD...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Cds work DVDs don't, matshita ujda740, lg gsa 4163b
matshita ujda740, lg gsa 4163b, averatec 3150: Hi Bo, Well, I can t help exactly, but I can tell you what s wrong and what you need to do to fix it. First a little insight into CD/DVD technology. Although the disks look similar, the technologies are very different. The dyes used in the manufacture...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Change Download Manager, system file checker, internet explorer files
system file checker, internet explorer files, dell compaq: Hi Griff, I m sorry to hear you are still having problems with this crud, but at least you know what NOT to download in the future. At a guess, it hs substituted one or more .dll files for windows/Internet Explorer files and it is the altered routines in these...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Changed Drive letters on CD drives keep reverting, dvdram, drive letters
dvdram, drive letters, 3 drives: Hi Andrew, that helps a bit, you could be right about the Samsung, especially since Samsung drives have a history of being a little, shall we say, non-standard . A few years ago when I still had my shops, I bought a batch of Samsung DVD drives, they were...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Chipset Choices, intel chipsets, k8t800
intel chipsets, k8t800, milliseconds: Hi Mark, Unless you are into benchmark testing and milliseconds of difference in performance there really isn t much to choose between any of the latest chipsets on the market. I would suggest you use your budget as the guideline and go for the one that...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Cleaning disk and dvd problem, lint free cloth, dvd and vcr combo
lint free cloth, dvd and vcr combo, recordable dvd player: Hi Cowboy, The problem you have is more to do with the disks than the player I m afraid. DVDs have 6 times the data density of CDs, and if the surface of the disk is anything less than perfect, the player will have trouble reading it. Fine scratches, finger...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Cleaning a music CD, dry cloth, soft cloth
dry cloth, soft cloth, tooth paste: HI Henry, It all depends on what was spilled. If it was water soluble, then use a damp soft cloth, with a spot of detergent. When the spot is gone, use a damp soft cloth to remove traces of detergent, and then a dry cloth to dry the disk. If not water soluble,...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: COMPUTER, getty, mobile phone
getty, mobile phone, gates: Hi Al, Yes there is, you can do so via your mobile phone, BUT, it s horrendously SLOOOOOOW, and vastly too expensive to be practical, unless of course your surname happens to be Getty, Hughes, Bush or Gates or something along those lines. Have a good day....

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Code 41, easy cd creator, cd creator 5 platinum
easy cd creator, cd creator 5 platinum, easy cd creator 5 platinum: Hi Joe, Check ur data cables and power connections. There might be a pblm with the cables so check em out. this should solve the pblm. Regards, ...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Combo Drive..CDRW won't read....DVD will, dual laser, cd laser
dual laser, cd laser, good starting point: Hi Allen, you are absolutely right in your diagnosis, all DVD drives have a dual laser package, (one 650nMs the other 750nMs wavelength), one for CDs and the other for DVDs. As you suspected, the CD laser has expired, the DVD laser which has probably had rather...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Commercial DVD editing?, breaking the law, censors
breaking the law, censors, alterations: Hi Joel, Practically, yes, it can be done. Legally, no it can t be done. It would be illegal to make a copy of any copyrighted film, and illegal to then edit that film. You could maybe say that it s legal to make a single backup for your own protection, I...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Compact Flash, fuji s602, happy new year
fuji s602, happy new year, troubleshooting section: Hi Esme, dig out the manual for your camera, there will be an option somewhere among the camera s functions to do this. It may well simply be described as an option to delete all images on the card, or it may be correctly described as a format or initialisation...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Compact Flash, fuji s602, best wishes for the new year
fuji s602, best wishes for the new year, esme: Hi Esme, Ok this is not a problem, with the flash card in your camera follow the camera set up menu to format the card. This will replace it s own files needed to be recognised by the camera. Best wishes for the new year - have fun!! Rgds Dav...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: I have a Compaq Computer Pressaio..., auto insert notification, cd rom drive
auto insert notification, cd rom drive, using windows 98: Hi Joe, Before anything else have you tried checking the auto insert feature in device manager is enabled? Goto device manager then into the properties of the drive and check to see that the box auto insert notification has a tick. Rgds Dav...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: I have a Compaq Computer Pressaio..., cd rom drive, using windows 98
cd rom drive, using windows 98, compaq computer: Hi Joe, I think u have a very old drive . probably lens is dusty. clean it and try. Or else remove ur drive from ur cabinet ( unscrew them) and insert a new drive in the place of old one. Regards, ...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Compaq, dvd rom drive, new compaq
dvd rom drive, new compaq, external dvd rom drive: Hi Adam, I honestly can t think of a single EIDE DVD-Rom drive that would be incompatible. Even Compaq can t afford to make it s drive interface that non-standard. The reason it doesn t have a dvd drive of course, is because Compaq just make cheap business...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Computer backup, iomega zipcd 650, windows 2000 pro
iomega zipcd 650, windows 2000 pro, computer backup: Hi Sopie, Are you trying to back up with CD-Creator? I must confess that not only do I not like that software, I m not very familiar with it because I do not use it. Bear in mind that for a backup to be any use to you, it must be accessible from the bare...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Computer Certification, michael eidson, entry level job
michael eidson, entry level job, hi mike: Hi Mike, $10 -$12 an hour? Ouch!!! I figure £12 - £15 an hour ($22-$27) would barely be adequate for me to bother getting out of bed for! Maybe you should consider emigrating to Scotland, or maybe England, the rates are about 3 times greater down there...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Computer Hook Up, insulation displacement, computer lingo
insulation displacement, computer lingo, pin holes: Hi Tracie, Right, there are a maximum of 4 cables going to a CD drive, and most only have 2 or 3. All drives require a power cable, this is the 4 pin socket at the bottom right when looking at the rear of the drive. The plug will have 4 wires into it, a yellow,...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Computer Jukebox, pool room, hi tim
pool room, hi tim, music source: Hi Tim, most laptops have audio out jacks I think, but that is a VERY EXPENSIVE way to get a music source for your pool room. If you already have a home PC, then why not just just get an MP3 player and load it up off your PC with whatever you want. If not,...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Computer problem, computer crash, corporate buyer
computer crash, corporate buyer, screen background: Hi Lee, Oh dear, another victim of the buy from the big boys syndrome. Why do people always have to buy from the big manufacturers like Compaq, IBM, NEC,Gateway, Time, Tiny et al? These giants are set up to deal with companies and supply systems in bulk...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Computer shuts down with sound on, sony cd rw, crx 300e
sony cd rw, crx 300e, resource hog: Hi Frank, I d need more information on your system to be sure of anything, but at a prliminary guess I d say it was likely to be a lack of system resources causing the shutdown. Windows Media player is a fat old resource hog at the best of times, Real player...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Computer/software, e machine t5026, rockstar video games
e machine t5026, rockstar video games, trojan virus: Hi Veronica, Oh dear! This sounds awfully like an old trojan virus called Back Oriface. That acted as a server and allowed the guy who sent it to you to take over your system and do this kind of thing. I am not suggesting for one minute that it is Back Oriface,...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Computer video basics, expert computer user, mpg file
expert computer user, mpg file, fashion photography: Well first of all here is a web site were I learned all about movie editing and the tools I need. www.videohelp.com. this site is one of the most informative sites I have seen it is very big and has a ton of information. Now as to your question about codec...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Computer won't boot if CD Drive connected., cd rom drive, dos boot
cd rom drive, dos boot, boot screen: Hi Carlos, I think that when you put the drive into your brother s machine, you had to reset the select jumper on the back of the drive didn t you? The problem you have is that your CD drive is set now to master and you have it on the same cable as the hard...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Computers and Magnets, magnetic storage device, laptop case
magnetic storage device, laptop case, location thanks: Hi Mike, your laptop will have a magnetic storage device, the hard drive. This at least would be at risk from any strong magnetic fields. The rest of your machine would I imagine, be fairly immune to normal strength magnetic fields, especially if it were turned...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Converter for 8mm or Super 8mm to DVD, mac osx tiger, bells and whistles
mac osx tiger, bells and whistles, powerbook g4: Hi John, Let me say right at the outset, that unless you have a hell of a lot of footage, or are willing to accept a fairly low quality, it will be cheaper to get the footage digitised by one of the many companies which are set up specifically to do this....

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Copied CD, holiday in egypt, animation team
holiday in egypt, animation team, isobuster: Hi Emma, Two possibilities exist I think, either you have a dud copy, or the songs are recorded in a compressed format such as MP3 or OGG-VORBIS. If the former, there isn t much you can do, if the latter, check in windows explorer to see what files are present...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Copying DVDs on the computer, film split, copying dvds
film split, copying dvds, right software: Hi Cathy, You can, given the right software, and given that you can accept lower quality and the film split over 2 or 3 disks, copy a DVD to Video CDs. This is however a slow process, and leads to 2 disks for video CD or 3 disks for Super VideoCD, moreover,...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CRC Redundancy Errors, dvdrs, nero 6
dvdrs, nero 6, redundancy: Hi Wayne, the first thing to ascertain, is whether you are doing anything wrong at all. It is yet still early days for DVD-R and DVD+R is in many ways even worse. As you may know, DVD-R is the official world standard for DVD, and DVD+R is a latecomer, introduced...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CRC Redundancy Errors, redunancy, windows media player
redunancy, windows media player, dvd writer: Hi Wayne, Cyclic Redunancy errors are normally present when copying sofware compares the copy with the original data source and detects a discrepancy. You mention that your DVD writer burns both type disks, that is to say DVD+ and DVD- if this is so can...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Creating a DVD, to paly in a Stand-alone VDV player, easy cd creator, video cd player
easy cd creator, video cd player, mpeg encoder that supports video cd encoding: Hi Ed, it sounds very much as though you created a movie file which was not MPEG1, and just renamed it to .mpeg. Just changing the extension of a file does not change the format of the file. The creation of video CDs, Super video CDs and video DVDs is an...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Credit Card Machine, mr bonner, smart cut
mr bonner, smart cut, paste command: Hi Mike, I don t think there s anything necessarily wrong, it s just that some people have an aversion to having their work copied so they disable the copying of anything from their site and it s pages. I have just tested half a dozen pages from various sites...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Cyclic Redundancy Check, data error cyclic redundancy check, cyclic redundancy check
data error cyclic redundancy check, cyclic redundancy check, error cyclic redundancy check: Hi Arvind, Oh Dear! It would appear that your DVD didn t write properly, either that or it has become damaged since,since a CRC error is a geeky way of saying that what you are reading from the disk is not the same as was written to it. Data is written...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: c/d drive changes on bootup, drive web cam, pentium celeron
drive web cam, pentium celeron, system boots: Hi Ray, What version of windows are you running? Your problem is that when the system boots, it allocates drive letters strictly in the order that it finds the drives. If you are running XP, (and you should be!), you only need to go to the disk management...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: c, power ide, audio connector
power ide, audio connector, open case: Hi Al, sounds like the drive is past it s sell-by date! With the price of new CD drives now it s probably cheapest to just replace it. Procedure is to unplug power and open case. Unplug the 3 cables (power, IDE and audio) from back of old drive. Remove the...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: c2 error level, personal backups, fuji film
personal backups, fuji film, lg drive: Hi, You don t say what disks you were burning when these errors occured, but c2 error levels are used in some copy protection schemes, and your LG drive has the ability to read c2 error levels. Is it possible you were burning personal backups of protected...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cd, single speed, device manager
single speed, device manager, cd drives: Hi, generally speaking, most CD drives have the speed of the drive printed on the front panel. If there is just a single speed, such as 52x on the front, it is a CD-Rom. If it is a writer there will be 2 or 3 speeds given, read speed, re-write speed and write...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cd breakin in a cd drive, brittle fracture, cd drive
brittle fracture, cd drive, speed drives: Hi, CDs break up because they were designed to rotate at 300rpm, and the latest high speed drives are spinning them at up to 10,000rpm! At that speed any out of balance forces become considerable, and the method of gripping the CD doesn t help much either....

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cd burner problems, cd burner problems, hp pavillion
cd burner problems, hp pavillion, compatiblity: Hi Steve, This sounds more like the software you are using rather than the hardware. Have you checked to see if there is an updated version. XP has a few issues over CD writers mainly to do with drag and drop compatiblity and there are hotfixes available...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cd burner, windows xp home addition, copy protection software
windows xp home addition, copy protection software, copy protected cd: Hi Connie, Have you recorded these media filesto CD before if you have then your media player may require a patch from the windows update site. If you havent then they may have been copy protected. If you are trying to copy media files from a copy protected...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cd drive, udma cables, cd rom drive
udma cables, cd rom drive, cable one: Hi Lauren, Ok, so the IDE sub-system is fine, is the CD drive showing in the device manager? I assume it isn t but worth checking. You might also try going into the control panel and selecting Performance snd Maintenance, followed by Administrative tools,...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cd drive, appliance cord, cd rw drive
appliance cord, cd rw drive, request times: Hi Jenifer, I m afraid that the restore isn t really doing anything much! The reason it freezes is that the drive at certain times needs to ascertain exactly what is on the disk in the drive, and I suspect the drive is now struggling to read the disk at all,...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cd drive, computer window, light flashes
computer window, light flashes, cd drive: Hi Peter, It s impossible to say at this remove, whether or not your system has fallen victim to a nasty, though my first thought, since you are running Win2K, would be to recheck and perhaps re-install the IDE drivers. As you will know, your OS is not plug...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cd drive, exact error message, resource conflict
exact error message, resource conflict, faulty drive: Hi Amy, No problem, it s only Windows that isn t seeing the CD drive, the system is, so if it s a proper XP CD, you put in the drive and then just reset the machine. When it reboots, it should boot off the CD and you will be off and running, simply select...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cd drive, cd support, cd drive
cd support, cd drive, first instance: Hi d This sounds like your windows is screwed up. In the first instance I think you need to re-install windows. Create a rescue disk and boot off that with CD support. I think you ll find the CD is then working, and you can then do a repair install of windows....

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cd drive e, blank disks, cd drive
blank disks, cd drive, burning software: Hi Jim, just how much do you know about burning CDRs? What burning software do you have, Nero? What operating system are you running? Have you actually successfully burned a disk yet? Give me something to work with please and I ll help you all I can. By...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cd drive problem, cd drive, cd drives
cd drive, cd drives, odds: Hi Meena, A query, how old is the drive? Basic CD drives have a useful life of about 18 months or so, plus or minus 6 months. Some old drives seem to go on for ever, other newer ones pack up after 6 months or less, but if you can see the drive in windows,...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cd drive not recognising disk, cd rom drive, toshiba laptop
cd rom drive, toshiba laptop, cd laser: Hi Pete, Sounds to me like the laser has had it! The useful life of a CD laser depends very much on it s environment, if the user is a smoker and lives in a dusty or grimy environment such as a city, then the useful life is much shorter than for a non-smoker...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cd drive, hello dave, drive mechanism
hello dave, drive mechanism, open button: Hi Dale, Hmm it could be that when the power supply died it may have taken the drive with it. The IDE light will come on even if the motor has burned out. Or it might be as simple as the rubber drive belt has slipped off the drive mechanism in the drive...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cd/dvd Burner isn't reading anymore!, pioneer dvd rw, samsung cdrw
pioneer dvd rw, samsung cdrw, nec 3500ag: Hi Krisitan, Oh dear!! I thought this problem had been left behind years ago, but apparantly not. I suggest that you contact Pioneer with this story, exactly as you have related it to me, and I think they may just offer you a replacement drive. (Though...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cd and dvd dont read blanks, external cd drive, cd writing software
external cd drive, cd writing software, defective disks: Hi Marlene, I sort of get the impression that you are not terribly experienced at writing to CDs,I may be wrong, in which case please tell me. Windows XP does purport to be able to write directly to CDRs, and in a hamfisted sort of way, it does actually achieve...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cd/dvd drive -I/O Device Error, external cd drive, toshiba software
external cd drive, toshiba software, toshiba laptop: I KNOW what is happening. Had the same problem with my friends comp and he didnt know what the hell to do. This is my advice. Check to make sure that the drive AND your computer is up to date. Check to see if there are any viruses or bugs and get rid of them....

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cd dvd drive problem on new lap top, packard bell easy note, real bad news
packard bell easy note, real bad news, private buyer: Hi John, OK, you ve tried the Packard Bell machine, and it isn t up to scratch, now you get to try the Packard Bell warranty. I hope for your sake it has improved, this is the same company that was fined millions a few years ago for irregularities in their...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cd/dvd drive problems., msi motherboard, ribbon cable
msi motherboard, ribbon cable, building a computer: Its sounds like your ribbon cable is bad that is usually the only reason it will do that. sometimes it is the drive but since you have put 4 different drives in I would point it to the ribbon cable. not how do you have the drive jumpered? if it is the only...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cd/dvd drive not recognizing a disk, cd rom drives, hp owners
cd rom drives, hp owners, performance maintenance: Hi Michelle, I think that your drive s laser is kaput. The line under DVD/CD-Rom drives is actually your drive s manufacturer and designation, and it is that that you have to apply any changes or commands to, NOT the DVD and CD-Rom heading. However, as...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cd and dvd rom problems, udma cables, cd rom drives
udma cables, cd rom drives, wire cables: Hi Mil,when you added a hard drive you changed the setup obviously, just by adding a drive. Some drives have settings for sole drive, (Master - No Slave) as well as Master with Slave. All new drives have jumper information on them. On the optical drives there...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cd/dvd rom, jumper cap, pin headers
jumper cap, pin headers, cable select: Hi Cyndee, Right, it s not exactly rocket science, but if you don t understand it, it can really mess up your whole day! I am assuming that all your drives are IDE drives and will be attached to the two standard headers on the motherboard. There are a...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cd/dvd, sony cd, blank discs
sony cd, blank discs, driver updates: first off check to see if the box labels cd writer only and if it is that means that the laser is only compatible for cd or dvd WRITING, not READING. (I am not saying this yelling, the letter writer just doesnt let me italicize the words lol). The sony cd-r...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cd games, virtual cd drive, alchohol 120
virtual cd drive, alchohol 120, game cracks: Hi Jane, The answer(s) to this is/are many and varied. It varies according to what operating system you have, what utility software you have, which games you are talking about, and how prepared you are to find all the game cracks on the internet. Basically,...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cd / monitor problem, dell computers, back oriface
dell computers, back oriface, trojan virus: Hi Gary, I have only ever come accross this behaviour once before, and that was as a result of the Back Oriface Trojan virus. This was a nasty virus in that it was a server which gave access to a client program, (retained by the sender of the virus), and...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cd not opening in drive, faulty drive, computer area
faulty drive, computer area, blind luck: Hi Pamela, I don t know how old this machine is, but it sounds like the drive is past it s sell-by date. Ordinary CD drives have a life expectancy of from 6 months to 6 years, depending on a number of factors such as ambient conditions, usage pattern, whether...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cd problem, win98 boot disk, dual lasers
win98 boot disk, dual lasers, virtual standstill: Hi Engineer, As you may imagine, it is difficult to give a precise diagnosis to the majority of problems at a distance like this. It is possible however, to tell you what is happening in your machine and causing this behaviour, and to give you a couple of...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cd r/w, hp pavilion pc, auto insert notification
hp pavilion pc, auto insert notification, 256 mb ram: Hi Jeremiah, Sounds to me like you ve done everything right, but when you say the CD loads, what do you mean, that the drawer closes, or that the disk spins for a while and the light flashes as the disk s information is read? Are you simply waiting for the...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cd rom, position sensors, optical position
position sensors, optical position, raid system: Hi Jeremy, you obviously damaged the optical position sensors which control the drawer mechanism. The real question is, why, when a brand new drive will cost about £10, are you playing about with this broken one? You only get one life, and all too little of...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cd rom, drive ide, led light
drive ide, led light, false information: Hi Al, This sounds like the sensor is feeding false information back to the system. If the drive can be opened before windows has loaded it would seem logical that this is what is happening. Try checking the drive IDE cables for security it may have come...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cd-rom, celeron 400, drive icon
celeron 400, drive icon, device manager: David, is your problem that the drive isn t recognised, or just that the disks aren t being recognised? Is the drive icon there in my computer? If so, check in the device manager to see if there is a problem with any device. You might have a problem with...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cd rom, ribbon cable, good shape
ribbon cable, good shape, system case: Hi Doug, Retire this old drive with an honourable mention, and buy a new one. DVD re-writers are only about $40 so you should get a new CD Rom for between $10-$15. If you can t locally, shop around on the net, try ebuyer.com for some good deals. Fitting the...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cd rom, cd rom drive, cmos setup
cd rom drive, cmos setup, bootable cd: Hi Ilyas, Is the drive visible in the CMOS setup? Has this drive been working and just disappeared, or is it a new fitting? Does the drive show up in the device manager? Do you have a bootable CD, if so, have you tried booting from it? I need more information...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cd rom, friends computer, ms works
friends computer, ms works, warranty: the cd reads back recycled... huh... cant say ive ever come across this kinda problem, although i could not totally say what to do in this situation i could say that you could try the cd on another friends computer, and if it is the cd that is causing the...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cd rom/cable modem, cheap as chips, cable modem
cheap as chips, cable modem, desktop model: Hi Theresa, What exactly is your question? Have you got a disk in the drive? Do you have an installation disk for the modem? First things first, without the CD drive you can t install the drivers anyway can you? If you have a disk in the drive, shut the...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cd rom causes shutdown, cd rom drive, faulty drive
cd rom drive, faulty drive, faulty disk: Hi Mike,This is indicative of a faulty drive or disk, or even a failing disk with a failing drive. Whatever, the reason for the BSoD is that the data being read from the drive/disk is being mis-read, and it is therefore causing the crash. The reason for the...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cd-rom &cd-rw now working, cd rom drive, cd rw drive
cd rom drive, cd rw drive, cd rom driver: Hi, first off, undo the restore to see if they start working again. However, if windows is flakey enough that you have to start propping it up in this way, it s time it had a complete re-install. First however, check to see if it is a co-incidental hardware...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cd- rom and cd-rw will not play audio cd's, cd player software, audio codecs
cd player software, audio codecs, select music: Hi Steve, just a thought, but you do have an audio cable connecting your drive to the sound card don t you? Without one you certainly won t hear anything. Bearing in mind that the only difference between an audio CD and a data CD is the way they are formatted,...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cd rom drive, internet search engines, cd rom drive
internet search engines, cd rom drive, drive cd rom: Hi Leigh, Sorry Leigh, neither I nor anyone else can help you clean up a CD-ROM. It simply cannot be done. The name CD-ROM is an acronym, (the initial letters of the words which describe it), in this case they stand for Compact Disk, Read Only Memory. In...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cd rom drive not seeing cd even in dos, incompatibility problem, cd rom drive
incompatibility problem, cd rom drive, jumper settings: Hi John, Still think your Mobo is probably OK, more likely if CDs are OK, to be either configuration or incompatibility problem. You have both drives on the same cable, yes? Try each drive singly. Do you have a UDMA cable or a standard IDE cable? If it s UDMA...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cd rom drive, teeny weeny bit, compaq presario 2266
teeny weeny bit, compaq presario 2266, freeze ups: Hi Joe, I m actually in a really dreadful mood, but I ll answer anyway cos I m nice like that! Now I hope you are in a good mood because I m afraid the answer is that your CD drive is a little teeny weeny bit, er, buggered? Well that will do til a better word...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cd rom driver, cd rom driver, card interface
cd rom driver, card interface, obsolete software: Hi Owen, Fist thing you need is a SCSII interface to connect the drive to, and I m pretty sure that no Thinkpad I ve ever seen had one. I suppose you might be able to get a PMCIA card interface, and I suppose Win95 might just support that, to be realistic,...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cd rom drives, streets and maps, walt disney world
streets and maps, walt disney world, hardware wizard: Boot into safe mode and go into the device manager and see if the drives are listed in the cd rom drives catagory. if so remove them and rebbot into normal mode and it should fix the probelm. if they are not listed check the connections on the back of the...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cd-rom dvd disk, cd rw media, digital video disc
cd rw media, digital video disc, digital versatile disc: Hi Ed CD A Compact Disc Read Only Memory (CD-ROM) is a read-only disc. These types of disks are created commercially and you cannot save data to them once they have been created. CD-R Media A Compact Disc Recordable (CD-R) is a Write...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cd rom game not installing, microsoft flight simulator 3, microsoft flight simulator
microsoft flight simulator 3, microsoft flight simulator, rom game: Hi Chris, First clean the disk, carefully, using a lint-free soft cloth, and wiping from the centre stright out to the edge. Reboot the system and try again to install. If there is still no joy, then either the disk has been damaged, the drive is worn out...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cd-rom & hard drive, xp bootable cd, cd rom boot
xp bootable cd, cd rom boot, system bios: Hi Gabriel, Difficult to say precisely what is wrong. Some system bios s are rather finicky about how they will boot from CD-Roms, and this could well have a bearing on your problem. I would suggest the following procedure as a starting point. First make...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cd -rom issues, cd rom
cd rom: Hi Ngina, these messages are a sure sign that the laser in this drive has failed for whatever reason. The cost of repair to the drive would be many times the cost of a new drive, even if you could find anyone prepared to quote for it. So the solution you seek,...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: my cd rom have a problem, cd rom drive, economic option
cd rom drive, economic option, lens cleaners: Hi, yes, it s possible to do so, but I doubt it will do you any good. Lens cleaners should NEVER be used on CD-RW or DVD-RW drives or they will be damaged. By the time a CD-Rom stops working correctly, the drive is already beyond repair, and a lens cleaner...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cd rom won't read data disks, audio cd player, windows system files
audio cd player, windows system files, cd support: Hi Gary, there are two possibilities here, either the CD drive has a failed laser, in which case you need to replace the drive, or during your recent troubles windows system files have been damaged causing this problem. To check this out, create a Win98 rescue...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cd-rom, nero burning software, putting music
nero burning software, putting music, compact disk: Hi Evrim, Everyone comes across the problem you described. I too, experienced that problem when I first tried to copy songs to hard drive. I dont know what the problem is, but know the solution. COMPACT disk with music on it was not designed to be read...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cd-roms, cd rw drive, cd rom drive
cd rw drive, cd rom drive, life considerations: Hi Cassandra, Yes, all drives which can write disks can also read them, therefore a CD-RW drive can also read CDS and likewise a DVD-RW drive can also read DVDs. I would earnestly caution you to consider very carefully before buying a laptop machine. They...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cd-rw, philips cdd3610, cpu cooling fan
philips cdd3610, cpu cooling fan, calibration area: Hi David, any CD drive that old, (4 years or more) has a right to pack up I would think, they normally only last 12-18 months. I suspect that it will be the early 98 that you have, Gateway were never reknowned for giving anything away, as you might guess...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cd - rw, packet writing software, cd formats
packet writing software, cd formats, hi bob: Hi Bob, just how much you can do will depend on what version of windows you are running! In anything other than XP you could use packet writing software to enable Access to write to the CD, but XP will not allow packet writing software because it has a form...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cd's, riff files, convention music
riff files, convention music, data cd: Hi Paul, there is no physical difference at all, except that by convention, music CDs are always single session because audio drives cannot read multi-session discs. You can prove this yourself,simply drag some windows .wav (RIFF) files to a data cd and burn...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cd writer problem, jumper settings, ribbon cable
jumper settings, ribbon cable, stable os: Hi, if you have tried various different burning programs and you get the same error with all of them, I think we can safely assume that the problem is not to do with the software. That however leaves a lot of room for problems... The following areas should...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cd writing problems, easy cd creator, easy cd creator 5 basic
easy cd creator, easy cd creator 5 basic, mathematical conversion: Hi Lynn, Firstly, Roxio 5 isnt very good with XP or Windows 2000 it does suffer with known compatibility problems whereas Roxio 6 works very well indeed. The problem arises with the mathematical conversion of the term Megabyte most manufactures will not...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cd writing, reflective surface, cd writing
reflective surface, cd writing, blank cd: Hi Ken, I guess the answer has to be no. An un written CD has a uniformly reflective surface, the process of writing the CDR creates minute depressions in the silvering in the CD and it is these depressions which cause the change in reflectivity which is how...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cd, ad infinitum, audio player
ad infinitum, audio player, cd player: Hi Rane, So what is your problem? I gather you have burned a disk and put it in your CD audio player, then either just one track or the whole CD (Which?) keeps repeating ad infinitum, yes? Well, so far as I know, and while I don t know everything, I am...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cdrom and cdrw, series chips, athlons
series chips, athlons, puter: Hi Pete, well I don t even need to ask you what psu you have do I? You have in fact diagnosed your own problem most accurately, Duron cpus need a minimum 250W supply, and 300W for Athlons and XP series chips. Because most psu s are often marginal on power,...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cdrom drivers window 98, hardware wizard, gateway desktop
hardware wizard, gateway desktop, cdrom drivers: Hi Brian, the only thing I can suggest at this remove, is to check on the maste/slave/cable select jumpers on both the CD drive(s) and the hard drive. You must only have a master and a slave on each cable, or it won t work, and some hard drives have 2 positions...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cdrom won't recognise disc, faulty disk, pentium 3
faulty disk, pentium 3, hp printer: Hi George, First lets define the problem. Do all other disks work in both drives. I have to assume they do since you didn t say otherwise. This leaves just two possibilities, either the disk itself is damaged and unreadable or it is not the correct disk....

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cdrom, average life expectancy, plastic cap
average life expectancy, plastic cap, bare metal: Hi Joe, Depends on whether or not you want your computer to work afterwards! If you do, then definitely NOT!!! Shut down the PC and disconnect the mains lead before even opening the case. Also ground yourself regularly every few minutes by touching a ground...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cdroms, floppy boot disk, easy peasy
floppy boot disk, easy peasy, error loading operating system: Hi Jack, I rather think this machine is going to be a little elderly to boot from a CD, and if you want to load NT, (whch version by the way?), you will need to create a set of NT boot disks by way of another machine first. The files and procedures for this...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cdrw, control areas, last session
control areas, last session, rws: Hi SK, The answer to your question is definitely not! CDRs and CD-RWs are nothing like using any drives that you are used to, and had you read the help files in your burning software you would have known this. In fact, a moments thought should have told you...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cdrws, laptop manufacturer, blood from a stone
laptop manufacturer, blood from a stone, socket type: Hi Kurt, I guess the answer has to be a very qualified yes, maybe, perhaps! Sorry to be so vague, but virtually every laptop device is different, both in socket type and pinout, there is seldom even compatibility between devices for the same make but different...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: how to change the icon back to what it was before, iomega zip drive, minor variations
iomega zip drive, minor variations, usb iomega: Hi Sarah, Thanks, it s really nice to get an easy one now and again. You didn t say what version of windows you are running, and as I recall, there may be some minor variations between the various different flavours of windows so you should treat the following...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: checking quality of DVD, barnes and noble, foolproof test
barnes and noble, foolproof test, pc dvd drives: Hi AnnMarie, Hmmm, same name as one of my grandchildren! The simple answer is no, but if you try copying a DVD to your hard disk, it will throw up an error message if it finds any error. Obviously you can simply erase the files after copying, these files...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: computer boot problem, memory tweak, cmos memory
memory tweak, cmos memory, pc chips: Hi Andrew, I seem to recall having similar problems with PC Chips motherboards in the past. If I remember right it was a power management problem that was causing this. It doesn t affect all boards, just a small number of them, and it s just a cmos memory...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: computer software, virtual cd drive, hard disk space
virtual cd drive, hard disk space, alcohol 120: Hi Michael, The software is installed on your computer, but in order to conserve space on your hard drive, the data files are left on the CDs. This is a philosophy that anyone with a laptop, and therefore very little hard disk space, should appreciate....

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: computer, drive electronics, hp pavilion
drive electronics, hp pavilion, computer shop: Hi Ray, I assume you have a CD in the drive, yes? There are a number of reasons why this can happen, the most common being the laser has failed and the drive can t make head nor tail of the disk in the drive, so it just keeps trying, seemingly for ever, and...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: How to connect hard drive & dvd & cd/rw on one ribbon cable, floppy drive cable, samsung cd rw
floppy drive cable, samsung cd rw, ribbon cable: Hi Barry, You cannot fit 3 devices to an IDE cable. Each IDE channel supports 1 master drive and one slave. Never any more. Having said which, I can t offhand think of one motherboard which would support a K6 450 that didn t have two IDE ports on it. It may...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: connecting cd drives, data transfer cable, loft space
data transfer cable, loft space, pin cable: Hi Allen, You will find that there are just 2 ATA ports on your PC motherboard, either marked 0 & 1 or 1 & 2. Whichever, the lowest number is the primary port, the cable fitted to this port should have the hard drive, (Set to Master) on the end connector,...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: connecting ribbons, average lifespan, pentium 90mhz
average lifespan, pentium 90mhz, ribbon cable: Hi Alan, that s not old, it s positively prehistoric! Anyway, conventionally, on CDs and hard drives, pin 1, the red stripe, is adjacent to the power connector. Sometimes there is a pin missed out from the connector and the relevant hole blocked, but with...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: copied DVD playback freezes, stops, dell optiplex 150, dvd decrypter
dell optiplex 150, dvd decrypter, sticky labels: Hi, sorry, misunderstood your question, sounded as though you were saying you had played it several times and it always froze after 5 minutes. Obviously if it originally played without problem, but now freezes, there has been some damage to the disk. When...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: copied dvd playback freezing, rewritable disc, xcopy express
rewritable disc, xcopy express, service pack: Hi Warren, A Couple of things to consider here. 1 - Windows XP has now service pack two which would have been automatically downloaded to your system unless you have told it not to. This has had a detremental effect on all types of software. 2 - What...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Back-up copies of digital photos.. from PC, digital camera photos, silver threads among the gold
digital camera photos, silver threads among the gold, camera memory card: Hi there fellow silver-surfer, Don t put yourself down just because there are a few silver threads among the gold! Well, you have a large number of options open to you. First I guess there would be a Jaz Zip-drive, however, at only 100 or 250Mb the disks...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: how do I copy an avi file to a dvd?, extra software, avi file
extra software, avi file, windows media player: Hi Jim, Small wonder you can t figure it out! It certainly isn t either simple or intuitive, in fact since it is rather longwinded and involved, (and it s all been done before!), I ll just give you the address of a site which will have the answer to all...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: crdw, strange noises, cd recording
strange noises, cd recording, click properties: Steven, I hope I can be of help to you. Try this: Open My Computer Right click on your burner drive Click Properties Click on the Recording tab Put a check in the box next to Enabbe CD Recording (or something similar) Is the drive making strange...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cyclic redundancy check, cyclic redundancy check, crc errors
cyclic redundancy check, crc errors, crc error: Hi Ed, crc errors are generated when the data read from a disk is different from what was written. When data is written to a disk, it is written in small blocks called sectors, (or in the case of CDs, blocks), as the data is written, the numbers are fed through...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: D drive recognizes file content but won't play DVD, compaq notebook, cd rw drive
compaq notebook, cd rw drive, otion: Hi Adam, Your problem is that you have reset the options for this type of content. The following directions are for XP, other variations of windows may vary. Open explorer and right click on the drive icon for the dvd drive, select properties and then the...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: D drive, d drive, cdrom drive
d drive, cdrom drive, cd drive: Hi Myra, Yes this is a common fault it is probably the small rubber drive belt from the tray mechanism that has broken. To take your system to an engineer and have this repaired would probably cost more than replacing the whole drive yourself. Just check...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Data compatability on other DVD drives, pioneer dvr 106d, dell dimension 4600
pioneer dvr 106d, dell dimension 4600, sonic record now software: Hi Mark, Generally readers(both DVD AND CD ROM) read only CD AND DVD whose session are closed. Leaving an open session means ur drive does not recognize ur cd as it thinks it s an empty cd.Pls try closing the session. ...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Dead DVD Drive?, nec nd1300a, sound blaster audigy
nec nd1300a, sound blaster audigy, dell 4100: Hi Doug, Aha! you are obviously in the US where companies can get away with that kind of raw deal, but don t despair, the drive s manufacturers guarantee their drives for 12 months anyway. I trust that if nothing else, this will have taught you a salutory...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Deleting a single file from CD RW, rewritable cd drive, shivanand
rewritable cd drive, shivanand, filing system: Hi Shivanand, The answer is I m afraid, no. Although CD-RW disks are reuseable, ( but due to unavoidable scratching etc. in normal use, only two or three times), they are limited by the fact they are accessed by standard CD-Rom routines. Due to the data...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Difference of CD-R and CD-RW, cd writable, computer cd
cd writable, computer cd, cdrw: Hi Riju, A CDR stands for CD writable. U can write only once. In a CDRW u can erase it and rewrite it. For permanent storage CDR is best. For temp storage CDRW is best. Regards, ...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Difference between DVD + and -, matter what kind, dvd drive
matter what kind, dvd drive, r rw: Hi Vlado, DVD-R or RW is the only official standard DVD as signed up to by all DVD manufacturers, DVD+R & RW was an attempt by Sony and Philips to take over the market from everyone else, even though they were signed up to DVD-R too. If your drive supports...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DirectCD5 - how to erase a CDRW and making it a 650MB capacity non UDF CD, easycd creator 5, roxio easycd creator
easycd creator 5, roxio easycd creator, cd project: Hi Harry, sadly, there is no way to return this disk to unformatted state for normal use. Just one more reason for not using DirectCD. I do believe that it does tell you about this problem somewhere in the small print. You obviously need a bigger magnifying...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Disappearing CD-RW drive..., samsung sw, curious problem
samsung sw, curious problem, windows 2000 pro: Hi Trevor, this is a problem with win2000, even NT can get flakey after a while, and then all manner of strange things start happening. It certainly would do no harm to do a repair install of windows over the existing to cure this problem, but mind you do...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Disc Drives, corrupt system file, emachines t2200
corrupt system file, emachines t2200, system boots: Hi Tarik, I m not sure I understand you completely. You tried booting on a Microsoft XP setup disk, but it didn t work. Is that correct? Do you mean it wouldn t read the disk at all, or that a file on the disk wouldn t read properly? In either case the CD...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Disk Drive, ipod software, device manager
ipod software, device manager, new hardware: Hi Melina, Nice name by the way, OK, down to the nitty-gritty. Drive letters are the identifiers that windows allocates to each of your drives when it boots up. For the sake of machine sanity it always retains the same letters for each drive unless you change...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Disk Drive, dimension xps h266, virus protection software
dimension xps h266, virus protection software, resource management systems: Hi Zel, This kind of frantic drive activity, (It s called drive thrashing by the way.), happens when the system runs out of RAM memory and starts using the virtual memory instead. Now, 256Mb of RAM is enormous for Win95, in fact it s bigger than 95 can actually...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Disk writing, ram buffers, disk transfers
ram buffers, disk transfers, destination drive: Hi Sinn, If you mean transfered as files to ram, then copied to disk from ram as copies of those files, no not really. However, in the sense that all disk transfers are made via ram buffers called cache memory, then I suppose you could also say that it s...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Disks, stress patterns, security purposes
stress patterns, security purposes, condensation: Hi John, I assume you mean a CDR or DVDR disk, well these disks have a reasonably good tolerance for heat and cold, as long as it s not too extreme. The biggest problems would be condensation, (they don t have too much tolerance for getting wet), and worst...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DRIVE LETTERS, windows millenuim, queston
windows millenuim, queston, cdrom drive: Hi AJ, This begs the queston, how are these drives setup? I suspect that either the master/slave jumper is incorrectly set on drive F. If these two optical drives are on the same cable, as seems likely, then one must be set to MAster and the other to SLave,...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Drive Inaccessible, dell desktop, incorrect function
dell desktop, incorrect function, d drive: Hi Sherelle, U drivers are corrupt . So try reinstalling them. if tht desn t work out, then check ur media r they scratched or dusty. Clean them and try it. Regards, ...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Drive no longer plays DVDs, sony cd rw, interface layer
sony cd rw, interface layer, aspi layer: Hi Jamini, I m sorry to say that it sounds very much like it s the DVD laser that s gone. These drives use a dual laser package, so even though the DVD laser is shot, the CD functionality will remain unimpaired for some time. Don t worry about the lack of...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Drive problems, mb rd ram, cd lens cleaner
mb rd ram, cd lens cleaner, philips cdrw: Hi Kumar, First it s bad policy to have both CD drives on the same cable. They would be better with the CD drive as slave on the primary cable. Second, I m not impressed with the stability, performance or compatibility of Samsung drives. I think you may be...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Driver for CD/DVD-RW drive, hp dvd writer, sonic corp
hp dvd writer, sonic corp, annoying feature: Hi Jack, I regret to say that this is largely a problem of your own making. By buying this HP in the first place, you have got a system which has many restrictions placed on it by HP and Microsoft, and short of replacing ALL the software that came with it...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Driver Detection Software, windriversbackup, detection software
windriversbackup, detection software, backup copy: Hi, Easy one this! WinDriversBackup from Jermar software, not only detects them, but also extracts them and creates a backup copy of all your drivers in the one directory structure. It was, as I recall, free when I downloaded it. The file name was Wdrvbck1.exe...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Driver for HP Scanner with ADF, model c2520a, hp scanners, hp scanner
hp scanners, hp scanner, scanner model: Hi Landon, I m afraid you ll have to find another name for your firstborn, so far as I can see, HP have never made a C2520a scanner model. I have queried DriversGuide.com and searched the HP support site also. The highest model number in the 2000 series, is...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Driver for HP Scanner with ADF, model c2520a, hp scanner, hpcom
hp scanner, hpcom, hp scanjet: Hi Landon, Can u pls tell me whether the scanner u own is HP scanjet is 3 series or 4 series or 6000 series. If u can tell me that it will be easier to find it out. Try this link, http://h20180.www2.hp.com/apps/Nav?h_pagetype=s-001&h_lang=en&h_cc=us&h_product=15202&h_client=S-A-R163-1&h_page=hpcom&lang=en&cc=us...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Drivers for Sony CRX215E1, system file checker, windows install disk
system file checker, windows install disk, background command: Hi Angie, I have a daughter called Angie, and her sons would be just as sure as eggs are aggs, right in there deleting what they shouldn t. Are you sure you aren t my daughter??? No, on second thoughts, she s a pretty good computer tech herself. OK, to the...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Drivers, dell inspiron 6000, sony dvd rw
dell inspiron 6000, sony dvd rw, drive drivers: Hi Vitor, You don t is the short answer! No version of windows since 95 has needed extra drivers for a standard IDE CD or DVD drive. If you are having problems getting windows to see the drive, the missing or damaged driver would be the IDE controller not...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Dual Layer DVDs, dual layer discs, dvd r dual layer
dual layer discs, dvd r dual layer, fracas: Hi Dave, Hooray for someone else with a bit of savvy! You sure spilled a can of worms with this one. Right, the ONLY OFFICIAL DVD STANDARD is DVD-R. DVD+R was an illicit offshoot brought out by Sony / Philips to try to get the market to themselves after they,...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DV -R & DV, recordable dvds, wacky world
recordable dvds, wacky world, navbar: Hi George, Welcome to the wacky world of DVD Rs! Point your browser to http://www.videohelp.com This is probably the best resource for DVDs on the web, use the navbar on the left and start off by reading the newbie s guide. Basically, DVD-R is the official...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD, 3gb, bear in mind
3gb, bear in mind, vic: Hi Vic, Approximately 4.3Gb. But bear in mind that DVDs are not really multisession devices, and though some drives now offer a multi-session option, it should be treated with some suspicion. I tried it myself, and while it did work to some extent, I did...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD, wavelength lasers, player software
wavelength lasers, player software, country code: Hi Munir, there are two possibilities that spring immediately to mind, and they are mutually exclusive almost! First, if this is a new drive, have you set the Country code for the drive yet? If not it won t read DVDs. How you set the code depends on your...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD, cd drive, dvd drive
cd drive, dvd drive, free ones: Hi, is this a new or a used machine? What speed is the processor? Assuming that the processor is over 400Mhz, you should be able to play DVDs providing the drive is a DVD drive not just a CD drive, because although a DVD looks like a CD, they are completely...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD, vob files, tv format
vob files, tv format: HI, yep! I suspect that the TV format is set wrongly for your region, NTSC / PAL, or vice-versa. Why don t you try WinDVD instead? It gives you the option of playing from a folder just by selecting the folder, and will select all the VOB files at once to...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD, cd rom drive, cdrom drive
cd rom drive, cdrom drive, mpeg 3: No Problems, The easiest way to tell is if the DVD player will show JPEG images on a CD. If you write a number of JPEG image files to a CD and then try to show these on the DVD player it will show you if the ripper software will work. If you get the images...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD, theinternet, ripper software
theinternet, ripper software, ripping software: Ok, The ripper software will basically remove all unecssary data from the recorded signal and copy this to disk. This makes the picture quality slightly less than VHS. If you are using VHS to start with then the quality is going to be lower on the ripped...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD, microcenter, difference between dvd r and dvd r
microcenter, difference between dvd r and dvd r, dvd writer: There is not a difference between dvd+r and dvd-r they are just different formats. one is not better then the other. When you purchase one though stick with a name brand such as NEC or Toshiba or Liteon. Your best place to go buy them would be compusa or bestbuy,...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD advice, safe deposit box, removable storage
safe deposit box, removable storage, internal cd: Hi Bill, DVD s are probably the best route however they are limited to 4.7Gb at the present. Either DVD+R or DVD-R will give permanent storage and the DVD RW disks are reusable, basically the same as CD are currently. Although these disks are still more...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD advice, sony dru 500ax, digital video editing
sony dru 500ax, digital video editing, safe deposit box: Hi Bill http://www.dvd-recorders-guide.com/index.html DVD burners are all the rage now. Just look at the units flying off the shelves worldwide. The reason? They can allow you to burn DVDs of 4.7 GB capacity. That s more than seven times the capacity of...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD advice, competant technician, digital audio tape
competant technician, digital audio tape, standalone dvd players: Hi Bill, First off how many GBs? and are you looking at doing incremental backups? ie., does the data change with any degree of regularity? There are I feel 4 possibilities you should explore. First is DAT, Digital Audio Tape, this has been a recognised...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD AND THE BLUE SCREEN, system file checker, system capability
system file checker, system capability, fatal exception: Hi AURORA, Some files are crrupted in ur system, So only u get a blue screen. Goto start menu and click RUN. In RUN type sfc. This will run System file checker. Start checking and restore the files coruupted from ur Win 98 CD. ...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD Burner, quality lasers, lg gsa4163b
quality lasers, lg gsa4163b, optorite 8x: Hi Steve, How many months is several ? I m becoming aware that manufacturers are not exactly using the best quality lasers in these drives, since an awful lot of DVD burners are starting to give trouble at around 6 months or so, depending on usage. To be...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD Burner Problem, pictureshow 2, nec dvd rw 2500a
pictureshow 2, nec dvd rw 2500a, asus motherboard: Hi Jay, Not too surprising that CDRs will work OK, these drives are really two totally different drives in one housing. There are two different lasers in one package because they operate on different frequency bands, (Note CDRs have a greenish tinge and DVDRs...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD Burner, cheap models, lg 4120b
cheap models, lg 4120b, realistic level: Hi Tommy, you pays your money and you takes your pick I guess. You might check out www.ebuyer.com , this is a large on-line supplier who will supply to anyone at trade prices, they were a UK company who have now opened in the US as well, and I still do most...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD burner, external dvd burner, could make copies
external dvd burner, could make copies, 321 studios: We there are several programs out there that allow you to copy dvd s now some are very good but most are just junk and make horrible copies. avoid any programs put out by 321 studios they are the ones that put out the popular dvd X copy now alot of peole...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD burner and Printer, hardware versions, driver versions
hardware versions, driver versions, blank disc: Hi, before I can even begin, I need a lot more information than that to go on. I need to know the OS version, hardware versions, driver versions, connection cable type for the printer, make and model of printer and dvd drive. Basically, a full listing from...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD burner question, dusty environment, dual laser
dusty environment, dual laser, optical drive: Hi Jessica, Well, there is only the one dual laser package in there, and as it reads OK, there is no reason why it should not write also. There is obviously a fault though, and while it COULD be software, I doubt it very much. The problem is that having the...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD burner quit working, external usb, sherry
external usb, sherry, tomb raider: Hi Sherry, I m afraid it sounds as though the drive is faulty. If you know anyone else with a PC that would let you try the drive on it just to check, it would be a good idea, but in the end I think you need to contact your suppliers. Sorry. Regards ...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: My DVD burner is slow......:(, laptop hard drives, 4ghz processor
laptop hard drives, 4ghz processor, desktop processor: Hi Erick, To be quite honest, I m a little surprised that your burner is actually working at all. First and foremost, to run a DVD burner properly takes a minimum 2.0Ghz desktop processor, equivalent to a 2.8Ghz mobile cpu as found in a laptop, so your 1.6Ghz...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD burner can't recognize blank DVD's, internal circuitry, data density
internal circuitry, data density, unsupported format: Hi Ben, Sorry, but it sounds like you have a faulty drive. All DVD drives use a dual laser package, one part reading/writing CDRs and the other DVDRs since the two forms of media are quite different, both in the laser frequency, (color), and the data format,...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD burner, sony dru 530a, x copy platinum
sony dru 530a, x copy platinum, dru 530a: Hi Damien, Ok considering that you could be recording upto 4.7Gb of data 75mins is not unreasonable as a completion time. Check to make sure that the drive is using DMA. The other factor that may have an impact on this is the drive will be automatically...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD burning with mixed data/wmv files, toshiba 5112, data cd
toshiba 5112, data cd, wavs: In nero up at the top it says choose recorder you need to make sure it has dvd in brackets. Example Toshiba 5112 (DVD) Then choose data and then data disk this will allow you to burn those files onto a dvd. Now to read these files on another maching you need...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD burns slower than it once did, disk cleanup, tsst
disk cleanup, tsst, getting money: ok start getting money to buy a new dvd burner is all i can say. basically what your dvd burner is saying is i had it and the laser is starting to become weaker. eventually you MAY have to replace the laser. Erasing things from your hard drive will not effect...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD/CD Burner stopped recognizing CD-R's, dual laser, cd laser
dual laser, cd laser, cdrs: Hi Jason, Afraid so, all these drives use a dual laser package, one for CDRs and the other for DVDRs, (funnily enough it is also used for CD-RWs), so your CD laser has packed up. It s far cheaper to get a replacement drive than a repair, even if you could...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD/CD Drive won't open, stiff piece, cd rewriter
stiff piece, cd rewriter, cd drive: Hi Kirsty, This is normally caused when there is a disk in the drive which cannot be read. This may be a faulty or damaged disk or a fault with the drive. You will find a small hole just below the drawer on the front of the drive. Make sure the system is...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD/CD drive reading problems, pci express video cards, smoke stack
pci express video cards, smoke stack, steam train: Hi Chris, Well it s fairly obvious why you couldn t get 98 to load! You might just as well have tried picking up a steam train by the smoke coming out of the locomotive s smoke stack. As for the failure of XP, did the drive light come on and stay on, come...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD and CD drives acting quite odd, nero oem, region killer
nero oem, region killer, cd roms: Hi Jim, Don t worry about my health problems, I find that if I stay busy enough, I don t have time to be ill so I stay in fairly rude health. Of course the downside of that is that the moment I stop working I ll come down with 73,000,000 diseases all at once!...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD ON CD PLAYER, comp cd, dvd drive
comp cd, dvd drive, cd drive: No, i know its frustrating but you will need to buy a dvd drive. If you had a vcd then it would be another story, uh what it is is that the dvd and cd drives have different lasers. the cd drive has weaker ones and the dvd drives have more powerful lasers....

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD/CD ROMs-need reboot to recognise next disk, system file checker, creative cd
system file checker, creative cd, windows system: Hi Len, I suspect, though not being there, I can t be absolutely certain, that you still have a piece of something nasty in there. This problem is almost certainly due to a corrupted windows system file or files. Running the System file checker may be able...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD/ CD Rom Drives, cd rom drives, jumping to conclusions
cd rom drives, jumping to conclusions, dual laser: Hi Danny, First, are you absolutely sure that it is a DVD drive? All DVD drives will also read CDs, (if they re working properly), but CD drives will not read DVDs. If it says DVD on the front of the drive but still won t read DVDs, there are two possibilities,...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD/CD-RW combo on the fritz, hp pavilion 533w, machine boots
hp pavilion 533w, machine boots, open fires: Hi John, question, do you or does anyone else in your house smoke? Do you live in a dry, dusty kind of climate? Do you use open fires as all or part of your heating? The more questions you answer yes to, the more likely you are to have laser problems with...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD/CD and RW drive, hp cd writer, hp 9600
hp cd writer, hp 9600, dvd rom drive: Hi Greg, If these two drives functioned properly under 98, then there is no reason for them not to be working under XP, unless maybe you have been inside the case and changed the hookup wiring or the drive settings. Are these drives SCSII drives or are they...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD & CD's, windows xp home addition, removeable drives
windows xp home addition, removeable drives, usb ports: Hi Leroy, XP doesn t need any drivers for these drives, so it won t update them. Is there any problem with the IDE controllers? These are the only drivers which will affect the optical drives. Since the drives are recognised by XP, they must be connected...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD and CD shutdown, virus word, cd rw drive
virus word, cd rw drive, norton antivirus: Hi Mark, I don t think it s a virus, although I suppose one has to admit that that s always a possibility, especially since you are using Norton. (I was called to a system the other week which was misbehaving, I guessed it was a virus. The owner said it...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD/CD?, video digitiser, hard disk space
video digitiser, hard disk space, free hard disk space: Hi Jamie, First you will need a video digitiser which will cost from about £50 ($90US) upwards, then you will need a DVD writer. The cost of that will vary according to your laptop and which solution you choose. Provided your laptop is fairly recent, around...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD Copying, pixellation, backup programs
pixellation, backup programs, three plays: Hi Jim, For making backup copies of your owned DVDs, that will include the whole DVD, there are many programs and methods available, but I personally use DVDshrink along with Anydvd to remove the copy protection, or you may well find that the backup programs...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD color problem, merry christmas and a happy new year, rca jack
merry christmas and a happy new year, rca jack, scart connections: Hi Deb, Sounds to me as if you are using an SVHS hook up cable into a Scart connector, problem being that very few scart connectors actually support the full SVHS connection. SVHS actually sends the video signal in monochrome and the chroma signal (colour...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD copying, dual drive, perfect copy
dual drive, perfect copy, typical computer: hello, thank you for asking me, I unfortunatley do not have an answer but i do know how you could still copy! You said that it burns files fine off the hdd. use it to your advantage man! haha theres a tool called dvd decrypter and its a free download. You...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD copying, dual drive, perfect copy
dual drive, perfect copy, typical computer: hello, thank you for asking me, I unfortunatley do not have an answer but i do know how you could still copy! You said that it burns files fine off the hdd. use it to your advantage man! haha theres a tool called dvd decrypter and its a free download. You...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD Drive not recognized in explorer, admin privileges, red cars
admin privileges, red cars, atapi devices: Hi Deke, Strange indeed! Well firstly, DVD-RW drives always expect to be the secondary master, and I ve never installed one elsewhere, so I have no experience to say that this could be the problem. Suffice to say that though I have never installed a DVD-RW...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD Drive Vs DVD Player, home theatre system, sound capabilities
home theatre system, sound capabilities, music system: Hi Rajesh, the computer with DVD drive is probably more competant than a set top DVD player, but by the time you bring the sound up to 5.1 spec with speakers to match, and ensuring you have a sufficiently fast system with a competant graphics card with TV...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD drive problem, liteon dvd rom, video ts
liteon dvd rom, video ts, budi: Hi Budi, I m not quite sure what your setup is, are you saying that you have 2 dvd drives? If a dvd works in the Benq drive and in a set-top player, then the probability is that the disk is OK. If the Liteon drive won t see what is on this disk, then this...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD drive not reading burned DVDs, sony dvd writer, harbinger of doom
sony dvd writer, harbinger of doom, cigarette smoke: Hi Roni, It sounds very much as though one of the drives is starting to fail, and at a guess it is the internal DVD-Rom. The laser is starting to give out I think, and the first thing that goes is the ability to read burned DVDs. This, if I am right, is not...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD-drive not recognized anymore, pinnacle instant cd, pinnacle instant cd dvd
pinnacle instant cd, pinnacle instant cd dvd, mr bonner: Hi Daniel, how old is the drive? if it s 12 months or more it s probably had it, if less it may be just a cable problem, they do vibrate loose occasionally, especially if they are a bit tight. It s worth checking the cabling just as a matter of course, (also...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD drive, dual layer dvds, dual layer disk
dual layer dvds, dual layer disk, target disk: Hi Jennelle, (quelle belle nom!), excuse please, no, the dual layer capable drives are also quite at home with single layer disks, but you must be aware that sometimes the burning software can get confused, and will show dual layer disk capacity for a single...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD format problem?, compaq hewlett, colusion
compaq hewlett, colusion, sole benefit: Hi Sy, I guess you ve heard every gag in the book about Hi-Fi and Hi-Test, so I ll not make them again. Your problem is the country code. Whatever you are using to create the DVDs is fouling you up by putting in the country code protection scheme. This is...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD glitches, liteon dvd burner, selection packs
liteon dvd burner, selection packs, blankdiscshop: Hi Paul, the only thing you can try is different brand discs, or at least a different dye. Check out www.vcdhelp.com for information on your particular DVD-RW and what brands of discs work best with it. You can also try SVP Communications at www.blankdiscshop.co.uk...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD/Memory problem, monotonous regularity, hardware faults
monotonous regularity, hardware faults, faulty memory: Hi Chelo, Not much to go on here I m afraid, but it is obvious that something is knocking down your system while it is at it s busiest. In the first instance you should check on the system cooling fans, especially the cpu fan, since this could very easily...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD max capacity, dvdrs, max capacity
dvdrs, max capacity, formatted capacity: Hi Rick, do you mean a blank CD? the standard now is 80 minutes (700Mb), and it s possible to buy 90 minute disks,(but they are expensive and won t play on all drives), these would be about 785Mb, and theoretically you could have up to a 99 minute disk, though...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD media type - which?, computer asus, dvpns575p
computer asus, dvpns575p, useful free software: Hi Christopher, Welcome to the wonderful world of DVD video. Ok, DVD-R is the official world standard for DVD disks and DVD storage. As such, it is carved in stone as it were, and cannot be altered in any large respect, therefore it tends to lag behind +R...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD movie discs, dvdr disks, bolt of lightning
dvdr disks, bolt of lightning, lighting changes: Hi Trudie, You don t have to come to Scotland, in fact you d be better staying away just now, the temperature is up in the 80s and most unpleasantly warm. However, as far as an answer is concerned, don t be too hasty. The fault as you describe it, is most...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD movies freeze but sound keeps playing, video card drivers, interactual player
video card drivers, interactual player, screen freezes: Hi Annie, Windows XP is actually an excellent memory manager! It has never for one moment given me any problems with memory management, however, it does need a LOT of it! I didn t think to ask how much RAM you have in the system, come to that, I didn t think...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD movies will not play, norton internet security, intervideo windvd
norton internet security, intervideo windvd, forest heath: Hi Roger, (Just a quick aside, are you related at all to the Nigel Phipps who was Clerk of Works for Forest Heath Council?) OK, your problem is simply answered, and if it was a desktop, cheaply fixed. Since it s a laptop, it s still simply fixed, but it...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD does not open Films or any video film, dvd drive, video film
dvd drive, video film, witch: Hi, Are you sure that you actually have a DVD drive? If you just have a CD drive it certainly won t see DVDs, they may look alike, but they are totally different. Putting a DVD into a CD drive would certainly make the system hjang for about 5 minutes until...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD Playback is Jerky, intel application accelerator, accelerator software
intel application accelerator, accelerator software, playback quality: Hi Randy, very strange, let s go over the basics one more time. First, you have turned on DMA for both the DVD and the hard drive, second, you have nothing else running (that you know of) other than the DVD software, and still it is jerky? OK, try rebooting...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD Player Issue, pioneer dvd writers, samsung sd 616t
pioneer dvd writers, samsung sd 616t, athlon xp 2500: Hi Ryan, I know exactly what the problem is, but I can t say it in print because I can t prove it. In the last week or so I ve had 9 problems with dvd drives, varying from dead drives through all kinds of wierd system problems, and guess what? Every one was...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD Players, dvd players, brushes
dvd players, brushes, dvd player: Everynow and then yes they do. You can pick up a cd cleaner for about 10 dollars it looks like a cd but it has 2 brushes on it you put it in the tray and it takes about 2 minutes. do this probably about twice a month. and your dvd player will last for a long...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD Playing problems, packard bell easynote, power dvd 4
packard bell easynote, power dvd 4, packard bell easynote laptop: Hi Tim, I m probably as well as I ll ever be again I guess, I now have angina which limits me somewhat in this cold weather we are having at present, but I ll survive it. Well, I have Power DVD 4 myself, and it worked fine under XP, in fact it still works...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD Problems, windows xp media edition, media distributors
windows xp media edition, media distributors, windows xp media: Hi Paul, that really isn t much help I m afraid. There are about half a dozen basic variants of XP, not counting the service pack variations, and the specific multimedia variants are designed to make sure that DVDs burned on your PC will NOT play on your...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD Problems, free hard drive space, device manager
free hard drive space, device manager, system tray: Hi Gwen, This is because your system, for whatever reason, isn t running fast enough to play the DVD properly. There are many reasons why this could be so:- Make sure your processor is up to the task, 800Mhz or better. Make sure you have plenty of RAM,...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD Problems and confusion, free drive space, jvc digital video camera
free drive space, jvc digital video camera, 200gb hard drive: Hi Roy, Apart from the fact that the drive reads DVDs OK, I would have suspected a problem with the drive, even if it is quite new. The other possibility, which I would have rated at only about 30%, is a software malfunction in the Operating System. However,...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD Problems, cd laser, mr roy
cd laser, mr roy, window 98: Hi Anwar, you can I think, fix the problem quite simply by replacing the drive. The CD laser has degraded to the point where it can no longer read a disk, the cost of replacement would far exceed the price of a new drive, so just replace it. Regards ...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD player and computer, video capture device, svhs output
video capture device, svhs output, rca jacks: Hi Sandra, Oh dear, you really don t have a clue as to what you are asking do you? Right, first, your computer is an IBM AT clone running MS Windows XP operating system, but that doesn t tell me very much at all, these days virtually every PC is a one-off....

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD player has gone crazy on me, dell pentium, plextor 708a
dell pentium, plextor 708a, nero updates: Ok well lets try a few basic thing and I think we can get it to work. Restart your computer and boot into safe mode you can do this by hitting F8 until you have the option for safe mode. once it is booted go into you device manager and go to the dvdcdrom...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD player not working, vaio desktop, sony vaio
vaio desktop, sony vaio, ken graham: Hello Ken, Oh Dear, they re getting worse! I m afraid you ll find that the laser is kaput. Or to be more precise, the laser lens. The lems is made of plastic and as with all electronic equipment, becomes statically charged and attracts dust. The laser then...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD players, blu ray discs, disc drive
blu ray discs, disc drive, hastle: wo dude, ur getting into hacking, this is NOT my specialty sorry dude. i do no enough though. go to a hacking sight and if you know how to solder, i believe you can solder a hard drive port onto a microchip and use it as a recorder so you can record things....

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD problem, free rippers, aspi problems
free rippers, aspi problems, oviously: Hi Eduardo, Basically all you want is a CD ripper to rip the audio files into mp3 format yes? I fail to understand what you mean by Any other program for music download (mp3 format) didn“t recognize the DVD driver. Windows, in any flavour other than possibly...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD problems, 90minute, gdr8163b
90minute, gdr8163b, dvdrs: Hi Mark, Check the disk you are inserting. Sounds to me as though you may have put in a CDR by mistake. DVDRs are as you say, 4,700Mb, but CDRs can be either 650Mb, 700Mb or 750Mb depending on the capacity to which they are manufactured, 74minute, 80minute...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD problems, award software inc, intel pentium iii processor
award software inc, intel pentium iii processor, computer info system: Hi Nigel, What are you using to play DVDs? I suspect that maybe your old software was probably incompatible with XP, and will need to be replaced. Try looking on http://www.cdrsoft.cc for a dvd player. Win XP will supply all necessary drivers for a DVD...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD programming, blaupunkt, dvd player
blaupunkt, dvd player, tc: Hi Lea, I couldn t find any mnual for ur model. But this should help. It s for SD2700. Download it frm their site nd read it. http://tacpservice.toshiba.com/ConsumerProductSupport/Manuals /DVD/sd2700.pdf Regards, ...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD-R, shareware copy, right software
shareware copy, right software: Andrew, You will want the right software to make it easy for you. I would install Neo if I was you. You can download a shareware copy from http://www.download.com It is a huge file so if you have a slow connection you can try a different software here:...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD-R or DVD+R is better?, dvd player, wikipedia
dvd player, wikipedia, wiki: I don t believe either to be better at all. They are simply different recording formats and the data recorded will remain the same quality. Find more info at the URLs below: DVD-R: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dvd-r DVD+R: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DVD+R...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD-R and DVD+R, rewritable format, rewriteable
rewritable format, rewriteable, rk: Hi Jose, DVD-R is a non-rewriteable format and it is compatible with about 93% of all DVD Players and most DVD-ROMs. DVD+R is a non-rewritable format and it is compatible with about 87% of all DVD Players and most DVD-ROMs. R...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD-R- Princo 4X, data error cyclic redundancy, redundancy check
data error cyclic redundancy, redundancy check, likes and dislikes: Hi Jii, I m afraid that DVDRs are not quite as simple as CDRs. Each individual make and model of drive has it s own likes and dislikes for disks, however you can get a good idea of which disks will and will not work with your burner from www.videohelp.com...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD R, external case, standard usb
external case, standard usb, ebay: Hi Kacey, Yes, 16x is good. It s just about the fastest drive you can get. So fast in fact that it s difficult to get disks that will cope, and even more difficult to find a system that can supply data at that speed. Yes, an external drive is exactly the...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD-RAM and CD ROM, thanks for your patience, formating
thanks for your patience, formating, computer management: Hi Tony, Right, I m pretty much certain that it s not SP2, and almost equally sure that the problem is InCD. XP already has CD writing facilities built in, and adding InCD simply confuses the issue since you then have two programs trying to do the same task...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD-RAM, dual layer disk, double layer dvd disk
dual layer disk, double layer dvd disk, dvd ram: Hi Tony, DVD-Ram does not support dual layer disks, only DVD+R as far as I know, so if you have a dual layer disk it will be a DVD+R not Ram so you will need to access it via Nero or some other writing software. I admit that I have not tried a dual layer disk...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: MY DVD DOES NOT RECOGNISE ANY CD OR DVD, pioneer dvd, pentium iii
pioneer dvd, pentium iii, windows xp home: Hi Vasilis, It sounds very much as though the drive quit on you for whatever reason. Unless the drive is under guarantee, just buy and fit a new drive, these items are rediculously cheap now so it shouldn t break the bank. Pioneer DVD-Rw drives are on sale...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD Re-writers/burners, compatibility listings, gsa 4163b
compatibility listings, gsa 4163b, pioneer drives: Hi Robert, a burner is just the colloquial name for a CD or DVD writer so there is no difference at all, there are however massive differences between the different makes and models available. Pioneer drives are good, but expensive, personnally I always use...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD ROM DRIVE OF LAPTOP, frosted glass effect, 80gb hard drive
frosted glass effect, 80gb hard drive, hp omnibook 6000: Hi Raam, I think you ve done quite well out of that DVD drive! Their average life is less than 2 years, quite a lot less in fact, so at 3 years od it owes you nothing. Yes replacing it will be expensive, but to be honest, a 3 year old notebook is obsolete...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD ROM DRIVE MALFUNCTIONING, hp omnibook 6000, rom module
hp omnibook 6000, rom module, cd roms: Make sure you dont have any bent pins on the drive. also put the drive in and boot into safe mode and try to access the drive. if still not reading the drive remove it from the device manager in safe mode and reboot into normal mode. if still not working you...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD-ROM Drive won't play DVDs sometimes, drive geoff, cd rw drive
drive geoff, cd rw drive, disc icon: Hi Geoff, Sorry to hear that, I knew Tiny had gone under a while ago, but not Time. From personal observation I d say that PC-World/Currys were feeling the pinch somewhat as well, not because they are crap of course, (which they are), but I suspect simply...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD ROM Drive, video game mp3, faulty disk
video game mp3, faulty disk, compaq armada: Hi Bob, I don t really understand this at all, a music CD is just as much a data disk as any other whether it be video, game mp3 or straight audio, therefore if the drive reads one it must read them all, unles there is a faulty disk.When you say it won...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD-ROM failure, creative sound blaster pci drivers, intel celeron processor
creative sound blaster pci drivers, intel celeron processor, ur pc: Hi Jeff, I think the DVD u bought has a protected audio encoding that can be played only on DVD players. U can t play protected content on ur PC. MP doesn t allow u to play protected content. so try using some conversion software to convert ur...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD-ROM oddity, pioneer dvd 114, bootable disk
pioneer dvd 114, bootable disk, pioneer dvd: Hi Trevor, well, if you hadn t already guessed it, I m afraid it sounds very much as though your drive has died. If you get the same symptoms with both CDs and DVDs, it s probably the laser lens that s at fault, since there are two lasers in the single package,...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD-ROM Pop's Out, toshiba tecra laptop, hidden partition
toshiba tecra laptop, hidden partition, toshiba laptops: Hi Alexandra, I m afraid I don t think I can be of too much help on this occasion. Toshiba laptops are something of a law to themselves, and there is normally a hidden partition on the hard drive containing the software for your machine. The reason I mention...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD-ROM suddenly not recognizing CD but plays DVD's, dvdrom drive, frequency lasers
dvdrom drive, frequency lasers, asus a7v: Hi Capri, I had a horrible feeling that it might be an Afreey (Samsung) drive! I bought 6 of these in a job lot from one of my suppliers a few years ago, not one of them ever worked properly and I took a hammering on that occasion! I recall that one of them...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD ROM, labour charges, dvd rom drive
labour charges, dvd rom drive, cable connections: Hi, I guess the first thing that springs to mind is to not use DVD region free! Actually I d have to say that I don t normally believe in co-incidence, but in this case I might make an exception. I suppose that this could have adversely affected the DVD...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD-Rom Drive, blank disks, cd reader
blank disks, cd reader, cd drive: Hi Barb, I think maybe you better bookmark AllExperts! I suspect we will be hearing from you again before long. No you don t need a CD drive as well, both of the drives you have ordered will read CDs quite happily. I assume from your question that you haven...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD Rom Drives Quit Working, dvd rom drives, professional machine
dvd rom drives, professional machine, scannow: HI Lee, you re right, it s not hardware, it s just that some programs are not written very well, and while they replace bits of windows when they install, they don t bother to put them back when you uninstall them. This program has then removed the parts of...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD Rom Problem, dvd rom drive, rom problem
dvd rom drive, rom problem, close case: Hi, Now that is wierd! They do after a period stop reading because the laser lens gets pitted by dust etc. and the action of the laser on that material, since it then resembles frosted glass it scatters the laser beam instead of intensifying it and the drive...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD-Rom problems, toshiba satellite m45, toshiba dealer
toshiba satellite m45, toshiba dealer, laptop repair: Hi Israel, I m afraid the probability that the drive or the interface to which it is attached is damaged, is overwhelming! Laptops are more properly known for their fragility than their robustness. I would suggest looking for a generic laptop repair specialist,...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD+/-RW, general purpose digital computer, human adults
general purpose digital computer, human adults, capabilities of a computer: Hi Justin, Such a machine would definitely have the capability, mechanically, to do all those things. You should understand that a computer is only a collection of hardware to facilitate the running of software, and the capabilities of a computer are defined...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD-RW Drive wont recognise dvd-rw disks, pioneer dvd rw, nero burning rom
pioneer dvd rw, nero burning rom, daniel foster: Hi Daniel, at first I did think that maybe your DVD laser had packed up, but you didn t say that it can t read DVDs. These drives use a dual laser package, one laser for CDs and the other for DVDs. The two lasers are required so that the disks can be clearly...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD RW drive, only part of a readprocessmemory, drive selection
only part of a readprocessmemory, drive selection, first move: Simon, well, your system is getting errors trying to read and or write this drive. There are a number of reasons why this could happen, a corrupted XP installation, a faulty ATA controller on your motherboard, a faulty IDE cable, incorrect drive selection...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD RW not playing, averatec 3300, unrecognized format
averatec 3300, unrecognized format, software powerdvd: Hi Les, in all probability it s just that you haven t set the country code for your drive. Go to the device manager and get the properties for the dvd drive. there is a page there for setting the country code, and you should set this to the correct code for...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD RW problem, samsung writemaster, burning dvds
samsung writemaster, burning dvds, nero burning rom: Hi, there s a very simple answer to your question. You can t fix it. The laser was about shot before you opened it, and now it s in need of calibration as well as a new laser. A new drive is cheaper than either the laser or the calibration. (Not that you...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD RW, bond series, mydvd
bond series, mydvd, powerdvd: Hi Ron, If you are trying to copy shop bought DVDs you wont be able to copy them because of the anti-copying techniques employed - Having said that there are a few DVD companies that dont protect all of their DVDs MGM being one - the BOND series isnt macrovision...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD re-writer, final fantasy 7 advent children, final fantasy 7
final fantasy 7 advent children, final fantasy 7, final fantasy 7 advent: Hi Greg, I m afraid I don t. That would depend on the format of the file you downloaded, and the type and make and model of DVD burner that you have, (you do have a DVD burner not a CD burner don t you?). Rather than re-invent the wheel, I ll point you to...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD not recognising disc, sony dru 510, hp system
sony dru 510, hp system, liteon dvd burner: Hi Shane, I assume that this is a commercial, (pressed) DVD, in which case I can only think that maybe the country code of the disk doesn t match your drives. On the other hand, if it is one of the new dual layer DVD+Rs, it could be that your drives are not...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD recording and sound recording (CD), jim lowry, de land florida
jim lowry, de land florida, graphics adaptor: Hi Jim, Wow, theres a lot to get through here but as far as the graphics adaptor goes you can not go too far wrong with the ATI all in one wonder. However a lot will depend on your budget. This card has digital and analouge I/O. You are right in what...