|reply to Robotics |
Re: Can No Longer Read CD's
Test in another computer/drive. That will confirm if you have a drive or disc issue.
As a drive ages, the laser weakens. And the first media to have issues is burned media as it requires the most laser power.
Two possible issues: 1) aging/failing/faulty drive, 2) aging/failing/faulty media
And unless you have tested the media since it was burned, it's also entirely possible that the drive is faulty and didn't properly burn the discs.
It wouldn't surprise me if both are faulty, but you won't know until you do further testing.
Google is your Friend
RoboticsSee You On The Dark SidePremium
I have tried in another pc, and a laptop (3 total trys/machines)
So it does seem to point to the media, but all of them? I'm talking 40 plus disk.
Two of them do work and they are the ones that happen to have windows 98 on one, and windows 7 on another.
But the ones that have different assorted type of files on them of personal stuff and a few programs/exe's those are completely unreadable.
Its very strange to say the least.
And I am lost. I cant see these disk going south in a matter of 5 years...but two still are readable (and happen to be one file type only) (hmmmm)
Also one of my pc's has 7 and XP Pro Corporate on it, and it doesn't wok in XP either, and that's the OS I happened to be on for all the burns.
Long you live and high you fly, and smiles you'll give and tears you'll cry,
and all you touch and all you see, is all your life will ever be.