Re: Cannot play any CDs



Rob36
07-09-2005, 09:54 PM
Has anyone found a fix for this as I have exactly the same problem, it seems
to be somthing to do with files that have the .cda extension. However I have
checked the folder options and the cda extension is correctly assigned.

Please help this is driving me mad.

"Claudio" wrote:

> I have the same problem.....did you find the solution?
>
> FYI, I called the manufacturer of my PC and the tech support told me that I
> have to format my drive and reload "Bill Gate's" OS again. I did not do it
> yet 'cause I have too many programs...
>
> Please help
>
> "Kazuo Maeike" wrote:
>
> > No...the problem go beyond just media player. This pc cannot play audio CDs
> > in ANY program...WMP, WinAmp, Real/Real1, etc. Also as for burning audio
> > CDs...it won't do that either..in ANY program, WMP, Magix MP3 Maker, Roxio
> > EZ-CD Creator (any version), etc.
> >
> > "Boots" <Bootsy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > news:4C270D58-5F7B-4586-80BC-87995FED60FD@microsoft.com...
> > > Sorry, I had to look it up... Here's what you do.
> > > Open Windows Media Player.place mouse pointer on the media player name at
> > > the top left hand side "Right click on it"..Then click on "Tools"..Then
> > > "Options" Then "Devices" Then "Doubleclick on "Audio CD" a box will come
> > > up
> > > that says "Audio Properties"...Make sure this is set as "Digital" NOT
> > > Analog"...
> > > This should solve your problem..It did mine...
> > > The only other thing one can do is download a "Free" Realplayer".. But I
> > > like Windows Media Player better. Good Luck!
> > >
> > > "Kazuo Maeike" wrote:
> > >
> > >> One of my PCs has will run any data CD in any CD drive with no problems.
> > >> However, if I try to play or burn an audio CD using ANY program, I get a
> > >> 'Drive is locked and in use' error. Help!
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> >
> >
> >

theplectrum
07-09-2005, 09:54 PM
"Rob36" <Rob36@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:034EF69E-A42F-4045-AAA6-F2E8BC5B2D9F@microsoft.com...
> Has anyone found a fix for this as I have exactly the same problem, it
> seems
> to be somthing to do with files that have the .cda extension. However I
> have
> checked the folder options and the cda extension is correctly assigned.
>
> Please help this is driving me mad.
>
> "Claudio" wrote:
>
>> I have the same problem.....did you find the solution?
>>
>> FYI, I called the manufacturer of my PC and the tech support told me that
>> I
>> have to format my drive and reload "Bill Gate's" OS again. I did not do
>> it
>> yet 'cause I have too many programs...
>>
>> Please help
>>
>> "Kazuo Maeike" wrote:
>>
>> > No...the problem go beyond just media player. This pc cannot play audio
>> > CDs
>> > in ANY program...WMP, WinAmp, Real/Real1, etc. Also as for burning
>> > audio
>> > CDs...it won't do that either..in ANY program, WMP, Magix MP3 Maker,
>> > Roxio
>> > EZ-CD Creator (any version), etc.
>> >
>> > "Boots" <Bootsy@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> > news:4C270D58-5F7B-4586-80BC-87995FED60FD@microsoft.com...
>> > > Sorry, I had to look it up... Here's what you do.
>> > > Open Windows Media Player.place mouse pointer on the media player
>> > > name at
>> > > the top left hand side "Right click on it"..Then click on
>> > > "Tools"..Then
>> > > "Options" Then "Devices" Then "Doubleclick on "Audio CD" a box will
>> > > come
>> > > up
>> > > that says "Audio Properties"...Make sure this is set as "Digital" NOT
>> > > Analog"...
>> > > This should solve your problem..It did mine...
>> > > The only other thing one can do is download a "Free" Realplayer"..
>> > > But I
>> > > like Windows Media Player better. Good Luck!
>> > >
>> > > "Kazuo Maeike" wrote:
>> > >
>> > >> One of my PCs has will run any data CD in any CD drive with no
>> > >> problems.
>> > >> However, if I try to play or burn an audio CD using ANY program, I
>> > >> get a
>> > >> 'Drive is locked and in use' error. Help!
>> > >>

If a PC cannot play a music CD under any circomstances and using any
software then :

Right Click on My Computer > Propoerties > Hardware > Device Manager > is
there a yellow triangle against CVC/CD Drives ? If so, delete the entry and
re-boot, let Xp re-indentify and install the drive. Does it work after that
? (Make sure you use a CD that you know will play on another machine to
check all this).

If not, go buy another player, they're cheap enough.

Cheers,
Jerry


Re: Cannot play any CDs