Non-empty CDs/DVDs appear empty in WinXP
August 2, 2006 4:57 PM Subscribe
Why does my Windows XP installation suddenly see every data CD or DVD as empty?
posted by Songdog to Computers & Internet (6 answers total)
I'm running Windows XP Pro with Service Pack 2. I have an internal [IDE] DVD+/-RW drive with a Sony badge on it. Everything was working fine, but recently this drive started ignoring discs with application software. I can still access audio CDs and regular movie DVDs, but whenever I put an install disc in there for a [legitimately purchased and owned] commercial application not only does autoplay fail to do anything but when I look at the disc in Windows Explorer the disc appears to be entirely empty. What gives, and how can I fix it?