OT: Pioneer DVD-ROM & Plextor CD-RW cannot read CD-ROM installation discs

OT: Pioneer DVD-ROM & Plextor CD-RW cannot read CD-ROM installation discs

Post by JAZ » Sun, 29 Dec 2002 21:41:19



I have a WinXP Pro machine about a year old.

WinXP Pro SP1
Invidia GE Force Ti200 video 64 mb
Athlon 1.4 ghz processor
512 mb DDR RAM
Buslink USB 2.0 card
Creative Audigy soundcard

The machine has a Pioneer DVD-116 DVD-ROM and a Plextor 16/10/40
CD-RW.

Neither drive can read certain original CD-ROM installation discs:

Office 2000 Pro
CorelDraw 10
Roxio EZ-CD Platinum

What gives?  Shouldn't both (and NOT neither) be able to successfully
read a CD-ROM?

Both drives seem to *while reading .cab files on the installation
discs.

I can usually copy the entire CD-ROM to my hard drive and setup from
there, but what a nuisance!

What gives?

Thanks in advance.

Jim
http://www.veryComputer.com/