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Cdrom wont read all CD's

Posted on 1998-06-09
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I have a Mitsumi FX800 series CDRom.  I am running Windows 98 on a cyrix P166+, 80megs ram.  Most Cd's I can read but a few just make a lot of noise and then nothing.  I try to look at it through explorer and get error reading drive.  I can take the cd to another computer and it reads it fine.
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by:tchris
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How old is the CD-ROM drive?  Is it free from dust, etc.?

Terry
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Your CD-ROM was incorrectly mastered,
i.e., Audio first and data second.

The ISO-9660 specification that says IF
data is present, it MUST be the first track.

Some software, i.e., Windows 98,
supports only the ISO-9660 standard,
while some other software supports
"non-standard" recording-layouts.

So, your CD works on _SOME_ systems.
 

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by:rmarotta
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Are the problem CDs recordables?
If so, some readers have trouble with them.
If not, are you using the latest drivers available for your CDROM?
Try here for the newest:
http://www.windrivers.com/
Regards,
Ralph

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by:rmarotta
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Otta,
What about multi-session with audio first? (So they'll play on an audio player)
Does that mean Win98 won't read data from them?
Ralph

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