CD-ROM will not Read Audio CD's.
Posted on 2005-05-05
I have a Dell Optiplex GX260
512 MB RAM
Windows XP Professional Service Pack 1.
Windows Media Player 10 is installed as the default media player.
The computer has a regular CD-ROM Drive (Non writable) (SAMSUNG CD-ROM SC-148A)
The computar fails to read any audio CD that has been inserted. The CD-ROM has been replaced with a new one and still will not read Audio CD's. The CD-ROM is able to read Audio-CD's in another computer.
I have tried uninstalling the CD-ROM from Windows and letting Windows reinstall the CD-ROM Drivers.
I have tried changing between Analog and Digital Audio.
The CD-ROM does not provide a play button, so I can't tell if it would play it using head phones.
Be aware that I state that I can't read the Audio-CD, not that I can't play it. The computer simply will not recognize that there is a CD in the drive if the CD in question is an Audio CD. I have tried different Audio CD'd, both commercial and "home burned" to no avail. Data CD's are read without any problems.
I have not been able to try a Hybrid Audio/Data CD (CD-Extra).
Thank you for your help,