CD-R Disk won't read at all

Sandy - Feb 26, 2009 at 10:13 AM
 Ley - Oct 10, 2012 at 08:07 AM
I have been putting data on a CD-R disk since 2008 and all of a sudden it won't read in my computer (laptop). Nothing will come up. I have been viewing this data for months so I know there's something on it. And by the same token, the CD player plays all the other disks that I use which leads me to believe it's not the computer. Any input you have on this problem will be greatly appreciated. The disk is a intricate part of my job.

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Fix problems in which your CD or DVD drive cannot read or write media in Windows

This page has an ActiveX tool called Automated Troubleshooting Services which will run and fix the disk problems. After running it, I was able to read my CDs & DVDs. I believe it fixed the UDF drivers so the drives would properly recognize discs containing UDF. I am running XP Pro SP3.
Rock on! This was a big help!
my laptop just wont recognize CD-R discs .....all the plays and burns DVD-R & DVD-RW discs ok................wat da hell...........whos technical enough to answer that huh....
i had same problem untill I tried what john said and now its working fine again....thanks john
This was a huge help, thankyou :D
great! it works!