CD ROM Access problems

Having a CD-ROM problem.  If a cd is in the drive when the computer boots, I can access the cd.  If I put a cd into the drive after the computer is already running, the drive cannot find it.  The drive is spinning, and on a rare occasion, it will find the cd, but after a period of time of using the program, if the computer attempts to access the cd again, it can't.  Suggestions?
Mr_LyonsAsked:
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satwaConnect With a Mentor Commented:
As Gryphon says above, clean your CD-ROM Drive with a
good quality lens cleaner.  You may have to run it 7 or 8 times
to get the desired result.
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Gryphon031198Commented:
I immediately thought that this problem might be attributed to a dirty CD-ROM drive.  This is easily repaired by getting a CD-ROM lens cleaner (it usually looks like a CD with a little brush attached to it).

To give you a truly remarkable and almost 100% for sure answer you need to tell us a few things:

a) What computer are you using (try to be system specific ie. Amount of RAM, hard disk size etc.)
b) What type of CD-ROM are you using (speed, make etc.)
c) Have you recently downloaded new drivers for the drive?
d) How old is your system?
e) Is the system still under warrantee?
f) What version of Windows are you using (if you are using Windows at all)?

I hope we can eventually help (but try cleaning it first!)

Kindest Regards,
Gryphon
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Mr_LyonsAuthor Commented:
i'll try cleaning & let you know...
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Mr_LyonsAuthor Commented:
It seems to have worked... I still need to clean a few more times I think.  Should have thought to clean first, duh!
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Gryphon031198Commented:
Ah poop...I said 'dirty CD-ROm first :)

G.
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Mr_LyonsAuthor Commented:
Gryphon, I'm tryin to fix this... First time i had to award points, so I clicked on the wrong one...  Be patient, plz.
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satwaCommented:
Gryphon:
You are right, this answer should have been yours.

Look in the Harware Sections, and I will post a question just for
you, and give you the points.
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Mr_LyonsAuthor Commented:
Thanks peoples.
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Gryphon031198Commented:
Heh...thanks

G.
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