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First, Merry Christmas to everyone! Those who don't belive and those facing hardships as well, please remember them as you spend time with your families.

I just discovered this issue. My Drive wouldn't recognize my disk when i was trying to create an audio cd. At first i though it was just windows media player, so i tried "My Computer" and got the same prompt to "insert a disk".

I suspect this is because I recently used a MiniCd to install Datec's Max Drive for the playstation 2. I just found out I left it in all this time (Over a week). I'm thinking, maybe it's possible my drive is now "Set" to read this format of cd? I could think that logically the disk laser/reader had to move to read this smaller cd.

I was able to burn a few cd's by first loading this MiniCd, then switching out to a regular CD-R after Drive: E opened. Any ideas on what happened here? I test out a few game disks, and the loaded fine, although autoplay didn't come on.

Any help?!
 

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The size of the CD has nothing to do with your read/write problem. The drive may be dirty or failing. You can try one of those ROM cleaning CD's and it may work. Usually when a CD ROM drive reads one day and then fails to "see" anything the next, that is a sign the drive may be failing. Also, some people never re-boot. Did you try a reboot after you removed the mini cd and before trying a blank?
 

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Your right about that. It took me a few tries to realize i never rebooted, but when i did nothing happened. This computer is getting up there in the years, so odds are it needs a good cleaning that it never got.
 
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