cdrom problem

my cdrom works fine sometimes and other times i put the cd in and it does not recognize that there is a cd in it...i rebootsometimes with the cd still in the drive and sometimes not....sometimes my cd will be recognized sometimes not....i leave it for 10 minutes and most times the cd will then be recognized...the brand is tatung and it is an 8x...anyone know what might be wrong?
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magigrafCommented:
plisskin...

If you are getting an interruptible reading of your CD-ROM normally it is bad news.  Sometimes the drive fail and the beams cannot read properly the CD. (this has happened a lot on some brand which would not be appropriate to list them here)

Now you have mentionned exactly what error do you get but I would assume you're getting "not ready reading drive xx" under windows and Dos.

If this is the kind of message you're getting, it would be safe to assume that the drive is deffective.

Sorry for being the one to give you the bad news.

Regards



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