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Microsoft Word requested the office 2000 small-business (first release version) CD ROM.  I put the appropriate CD-ROM (disk 1) into my CD drive but I got a message saying that it is not available.

When I looked in the "My Computer" folder, I saw that Windows was listing the CD as "Audio CD" instead of office 2000 small-business.

There is no apparent dirt or scratch on the bottom of the CD.  I tried putting in disk 2 and it is also being recognized as a "Audio CD."  In fact, when I put in either CD, the AutoRun feature starts Windows media player instead of the setup program.

I tried a CD ROM for a totally different program and it was recognized correctly, so I know that the CD drive is okay.

The only thing I can think of that is significantly different about my system since the last time I used the office 2000 CD ROM, is that I upgraded from Windows 98 to Windows 98 second edition.  I'm also running a different antivirus program.

Can someone shed some light as to why this is happening and how to Fix it? Thanks
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by:Griffon
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here is something that I can find that might help you from our friends microsoft :) *cough*

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q235696

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by:Griffon
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here is another one that might help you sort the problem if the one above is no help.

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q245226

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by:SysExpert
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In addition, I would delte the duplicate question, and check to see that you have the latest IDE/chipset drivers.

2nd option, is to share a  CDROM on another system, and map the drive locally.

I hope this helps !
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by:lchop
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I tried everything in those Microsoft documents and the problem still exists.  In fact, I am noticing intermittent problems with all of my software CD's in terms of recognition.  Sometimes the light on the CD drive stays lit, without being able to recognize the CD, and other times it recognizes that a CD is in there but does not recognize the files.  In the latter case Windows Explorer shows just one dummy audio file.  

I did a virus scan and also used the diagnostics program that came with my computer and the CD ROM drive passed.

I will try to download and reinstall the CD ROM drivers






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by:lchop
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how do I delete the duplicate question?
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by:lchop
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Per the Dell knowledgebase instructions, I removed the Master IDE Controller from the Device Manager, and let Windows reinstall after rebooting.  Unfortunately this problem still exists.  Sometimes it's recognizing a CD correctly and other times it is not.  It's happening with more than one CD.

Could a dirty CD lens cause this sort of problem?  If so, how do I clean it?  Thanks!
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by:lchop
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FYI-I purchased a new CD ROM which resolved the problem
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