CD-ROM: Displays .CDA files but CD Player applet fails

CD-ROM: Displays .CDA files but CD Player applet fails

Post by rock_spamb » Sun, 07 Mar 2004 09:24:05


I have a TEAC CD-48E drive in a Hitachi laptop, running Windows 98.

When I put an audio CD in the drive, it appears as "Audio CD" in My
Computer, I am able to open the drive and see the .cda "files" that
correspond to each track.

However, the Windows CD Player applet doesn't recognize the CD as an
audio CD and won't play it.

I've tried several different CDs, so it's not something strange with a
particular CD.

The only way I can play audio CD's is to use an old TEAC DOS-based CD
player program and run it in a DOS window. This actually works OK,
but it cuts out occasionally, and I'm concerned about overall
performance of the machine being affected by this.

Any ideas why the CD Player applet is not recognizing audio CDs in
this drive?

Note, when I right-click on a .cda file and select "Play", it comes
back with "The disc that you are trying to play is not inserted in the
CD-ROM drive..." Of course, the disc IS in the drive.
 
 
 

1. Nero 6 burned audio cd (.cda) is not playing in any cd player.

2. CD RW & CD/DVD ROM player don't recognize CD inside !!!

My PC came with WIN me two years ago. Since I installed "clean" W2K prof.
I've had numerous problems especially with the two drives, CD RW and CD/DVD
player (Several weeks apart). The symptoms : the H/W is recognized and
configured without any
conflict, but when I insert a CD/DVD the LED blinks few times and nothing
happens. Clicking on the drive letter generates error "Please insert a CD in
the drive .... CANCEL"

I posted this prob before and on the recommendation I cleaned the laser
lense, which is a good thing to do anyway, but no change. Actually I bought
a new CD RW, install it and even burned one CD with it. Few days later it
does not recognize a CD inside !!!

The fact the new burner is one week old and it worked right after
installation makes it unlikely suspect since the other two drives exhibit
the same symptoms.

Things I tried with no success:

- Uninstalled devices & rebooted. New H/W found ...
- Re-installed manufacturer's motherboard/chipset drivers
- Re- flashed the BIOS

I wouldn't mind re-installing clean W2K or WIN me for that matter, except
the PC can't read the CD !!!
Must have at least one CD drive working, but how ?

Anything else I can try ?

TIA

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