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CD drive working but treating all cd's including win98 as audio which it will now not read

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Hi for some unknown reason the cd drive d has suddenly got the Audio CD (D) icon label and it will not now read the win98 cd when inserted in the drive. I have removed the cd from device manager and reinstalled but the problem persists. I have also removed all the audio associations from the file types but this also made no difference. Its an IBM Thinkpad 600X. If I put re-write cd in it seems to be ok but when I put the win98 cd in it opens window media player and comes up with a warning that "the selected file has a scheme that is not recognised by Windows Media Player, but may still be able to play it." If I cancel that option the cd drive appears with (D) Track01. Hopes thiis helps. Thanks
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stewartjacobs,

What happens if you put another data CD in the drive?  If it recognises that as non-audio, then your W98 CD may be dirty or damaged.

JohnT
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did you try running sfc (in win98) or sfc /scannow from the run box?
If all fails, you may be in for an inplace or repair install :

http://www.dougknox.com/xp/tips/xp_repair_install.htm      
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You can also try  uninstalling / reinstalling the mediaplayer
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JohnT thanks for your help. One of those days..just noticed what unfortunately is a crack across the back of the CD not visible from the front. Thanks for your help.  Stewart
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Thanks everyone else for the help.
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