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Anonymous
November 1, 2004 9:49:01 AM

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Just wondered if anyone has seen this before.

Don't know what has happened but on Sunday suddenly both my external USB
CD-Rom and Internal CD Rom drives
on my laptop suddenly stopped reading cd-rom disks containing data.
Audio cds play fine but any data discs such as backups, games or software
discs result
in the same message if browsed in explorer:-

Windows cannot read from this disk. The disk might be corrupted, or it could
be using a format that is not compatible with Windows.

I have re-installed drivers, been through google but nothing I could find or
do made a difference.
I did a virus scan with f-prot and a spyware scan with spy-doctor but
nothing helped.

I'd be gratefull if anyone has any ideas what do to.

I also removed the USB cd-rom drive and plugged it into my other laptop and
it worked fine.

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Anonymous
November 1, 2004 1:35:28 PM

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I believe you have replies to this in another group?

Hovel wrote:
> Just wondered if anyone has seen this before.
>
> Don't know what has happened but on Sunday suddenly both my external
> USB CD-Rom and Internal CD Rom drives
> on my laptop suddenly stopped reading cd-rom disks containing data.
> Audio cds play fine but any data discs such as backups, games or
> software discs result
> in the same message if browsed in explorer:-
>
> Windows cannot read from this disk. The disk might be corrupted, or
> it could be using a format that is not compatible with Windows.
>
> I have re-installed drivers, been through google but nothing I could
> find or do made a difference.
> I did a virus scan with f-prot and a spyware scan with spy-doctor but
> nothing helped.
>
> I'd be gratefull if anyone has any ideas what do to.
>
> I also removed the USB cd-rom drive and plugged it into my other
> laptop and it worked fine.
Anonymous
November 2, 2004 6:33:03 AM

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Hi.
Yes I have but no real help.
I am seeing lots of posts now with the folk who have the same kind of problems
but no one seems to know what the cause is.
To be honest I have installed no new software recently and change no settings.
It just seems that all of a sudden my internal Matsui CD-DVD drive and
external USB PikaOne Rip Cd-ROM burner all report the same error as above.

The wierd thing is that I can play audio cds on both through media player.
I can rip audio cds on both using media player and i can burn to both
using Nero but neither will show me data files in explorer or at cmd level.

Ian




"Lanwench [MVP - Exchange]" wrote:

> I believe you have replies to this in another group?
>
> Hovel wrote:
> > Just wondered if anyone has seen this before.
> >
> > Don't know what has happened but on Sunday suddenly both my external
> > USB CD-Rom and Internal CD Rom drives
> > on my laptop suddenly stopped reading cd-rom disks containing data.
> > Audio cds play fine but any data discs such as backups, games or
> > software discs result
> > in the same message if browsed in explorer:-
> >
> > Windows cannot read from this disk. The disk might be corrupted, or
> > it could be using a format that is not compatible with Windows.
> >
> > I have re-installed drivers, been through google but nothing I could
> > find or do made a difference.
> > I did a virus scan with f-prot and a spyware scan with spy-doctor but
> > nothing helped.
> >
> > I'd be gratefull if anyone has any ideas what do to.
> >
> > I also removed the USB cd-rom drive and plugged it into my other
> > laptop and it worked fine.
>
>
>
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