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WinXP Get DVD/CD Drives Working

I have 2 different drives that are not currently working. It show's the traditional yellow flag, to indicate there are problems. When I try to run updates, it says the drive isn't there. And I ...
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How to troubleshoot “The device is not ready.” error in Windows XP

No matter what disc I put in the DVD-ROM drive, I get: C:\>d: The device is not ready. When I put in the disc, it spins up and you can hear it reading the disc. I've tried a couple different ...
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What is up with my CD-Rom drive on Windows XP?

I think this is a specific problem that is very strange. This is my first time on the forum, so I hope I am writing things correctly. I have a computer I built myself and here are the specs: ASUS ...
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Why has my CDROM drive has disappeared from My Computer?

I have an HP DC7900 with Windows XP SP3 installed on it. I also have a Digital Recorder DS4000 but it's the only USB device shown in my computer. The CD drive has gone... Has anybody seen this issue ...
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Can't use a network CD-ROM

I have a computer with Windows XP and I'm trying to use my local network to use the CD-ROM of my notebook with Windows 7. On the Windows XP computer with VLC I can open the menu of the DVD, but after ...
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Windows XP: is DVD drive connected to master or slave on the IDE port?

I'm running a German Windows XP Professional and want to know whether my IDE-DVD-drive is connected to the master or slave without opening the machine. The device manager shows Ort: Pfad 0 (0) (in ...
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DVD Drive won't play DVDs, weird context menu

My DVD drive no longer recognises DVDs correctly, and I'm not sure how to correct this. On startup, Explorer displays the drive as DVD Drive (E:) overlaid with a "DVD" label (I have 2 hard disk ...
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Windows XP refuses to install on a dell mini 10

I have a dell inspiron mini 10. It boots from an external CD-ROM drive and goes through the first part of the windows XP home install with no problem, but on reboot it loses the CD-Rom drive when it ...
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Windows XP Disc: corrupt or not corrupt?

I just finished one of my builds and am trying to install Windows XP onto it. Here are the specs beforehand... Intel Pentium 4 Northwood 2.4 GHz (512KB L2, 533MHz FSB) QDI Superb 4 Motherboard 2x ...
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Can't Run .exe files from my DVD-R/W Rom win XP Pro [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: *.exe is not a valid win32 application Hi everybody In my windows XP Pro I can't run any .exe file from my DVD Rom, but I can run them on my hard drive, Even I can't ...
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High-end CD/DVD burners?

Do such things exist? I wouldn't mind paying $100 to $200 for one, but it must: Have a very fast spin-up to ready time (less than one second) Have an even faster dismount time (say, half second) ...
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DVD-ROM: Pioneer DVD-115GA not being detected

Specs to put things in context: AMD Athlon XP 2400+ @ 2.00 GHz / 2 x 512 MB PC-3200 DDR RAM / 160 GB IDE HDD / 128 MB GeForce 6200 AGP / FIC AM37 / Windows XP Pro SP3 So this computer is actually an ...
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How do I record sound from my CD/DVD player without other system sounds in the mix?

Using GoldWave I can record via the "Stereo Mix" channel, but I get no sound on the "CD" channel. Of course, using the stereo mix also mixes in all system sounds, including beeps, etc. I have the ...
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Did a recent WinXP update break CD/DVD read speeds? SP2/SP3

I have two systems with fresh installations of Windows XP Pro SP3 (SP3 slipstreamed into the installer; fully updated after install). One's a refurbished 2.4GHz Pentium4 system; the other is a new ...
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How to Add/Remove Options from Auto-Play Dialog when Inserting a CD/DVD?

When I insert a blank CD, it gives me every option except the one I want (burn disc with Nero). How do I control what appears on this auto-play dialog? I have Windows XP 64-bit edition.
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installing windows XP on a laptop with problematic CD-ROM drive

I'm trying to install windows XP on a old laptop which has a problematic CD-ROM drive unit. Sometime it reads the cds, but most of the times it didn't read the CD at all. Do you have any advices for ...
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How do I fix “Setup did not find any hard disk drives installed in your computer” error during Win XP Pro install?

I just bought a nettop. It came with WinXP Home. I first installed Win 7 on it. I wasn't that happy with the performance so I decided to go back to XP. I am using an external dvd drive and a Win ...
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How to (dis) associate an application from starting when a CD is inserted to the computer (Win XP)

I put a CD in my laptop and Nokia Music Manager now pops up. I want to disable that. I went to the settings in the Nokia Music Manager and unchecked the box that said for it to open up when a CD was ...