Why does my Medion CD/DVD player no longer play CDs?

Ken Sellars September 29, 2011
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Medion MD 96420 had been working okay, but currently will not read CD ROMs! It will read DVDs, but only when manually started using ad-on software

  1. Jack Cola
    September 30, 2011 at 7:59 am

    Can not read at all, or can not play? E.g Can you access the drive through My Computer?

    Have you also tried another CD's?

    If it's a media file, have you tried in a different media play such as VLC?

    • Ken345AJeanette
      October 1, 2011 at 5:04 am

      Jack,Fidelis,Frank,ha14, Thank you all, and yes apart from a cleaning disk I am trying all your sugestions. The disks open in another computer, and they had been openning in the laptop until I was doing some burning using Nero, which did not go well. And since then some DVDs wont open, and CDs made on a different computer using XP wont open. There is some issue between XP disks and Vista, but they did all used to work. I can run entertainment DVDs so the mechanical aspect works. I suspect a software problem, but havent solved it yet. I have run through the microsoft fix-it a couple of times. It acknowledges a problem it cannot repair?
      Ken.

  2. FIDELIS
    September 30, 2011 at 1:57 am

    Hello, if the fixit link does not work and you are sure that your discs are clean, you could try removing the drivers for your drive.  Once the drivers are remove, restart your system and the drivers will be reinstall at reboot.

  3. Frank Sacriste
    September 29, 2011 at 11:46 am

    The lens could be clogged, try a cleaning disc.

  4. Anonymous
    September 29, 2011 at 10:05 am

    Your CD or DVD drive can't read or write media
    http://support.microsoft.com/mats/cd_dvd_drive_problems/en-us