Neither my D or E drive will play a CD-R . They both started with just CD's that I had burned , Now they dont seem to want to play anything My D drive will play CD-RW Discs only with no problem. E drive is DVD The E drive Dosen't Even try to play anything, L. It will only search the disk for a couple seconds then quit. I checked the properties of both Drives It says they are both operating properly, Also they both say o bytes empty space, 0 bytes full space,But capasity shows them all blue as if they are full. Len's have been cleaned, It had to be done manually Because they would'nt play the cleaner. Any Idea's of what's going on? They both started at about the same time. Iv'e changed the ide channel to pio just to check then back to dma, Ive run spybot,antivirus, and ad-aware but found nothing. The master-slave are still the same never have changed them .I have also reinstalled both drives, and checked for updated drivers but none are avalible, I'm all out of idea's. Anybody think of anything I have missed?
Thank you

Several possibilities:

- There are incompatibilities between certain burners and certain brands of CD recordables. Because no manufacturer wants to pay royalties, ecah uses his own dye formula. It's hard to make a burner which works with all. So each burner has some CDRs it won't work with.

- Older CD cleaner discs ruin CDR and DVD drive lenses. I prefer canned air.

- Condensed moisture on the optics?

It's not the disks, There the same ones I always use I get them in 100 packs and have had them a long time, They worked before

try a different ribbon cable.

Put in a new one- Didn't Help

accursed things they can be. try uninstalling your burner software, and then reinstall it.

That dosent explain E drive, Going to borrow another burner and see if it will work , on the assumption it and Dvd are both bad

Try uninstalling the drives, cycle the computer on and off, reinstall the drives and see if the install wizard recognizes them as new hardware.

yeah, my laptop of 6 years does that. Doeant read anything now

first it stopped dvdrws, then dvdrs then dvds then cdrws then cdrs then cds and now doesnt read anything :( - i think the drives just wear out