CD Not recognized by older pc

Rick Knight rick_knight at
Sun Sep 2 17:04:07 UTC 2007

Bart Silverstrim wrote:
> Paul Ayers wrote:
>> I have a 333 HP pc that is not recognizing the CD is there anything I 
>> may do to remedy this?
> If it's an older CD drive and the disc is a CD-R/RW, I've had plenty of 
> instances where the drive just won't see the burnable disc.  Only way I 
> could fix it was to replace the drive or use an external drive that 
> could be seen at boot (or temporarily swap the drive out with a newer 
> one from another system.)
I have a couple of PCs with older CD-ROM drives. I've found if I burn at 
1x or 2x the older PCs can usually read the CDs.


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