Windows 10: Audio CD's Not Recognized, Even After a Clean Format & Reinstall

Discus and support Audio CD's Not Recognized, Even After a Clean Format & Reinstall in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; Hello, everyone. I have a problem that I haven't been able to solve, regarding playing audio cd's on my computer. I've researched the problem, but I... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by jdanniel, Jun 17, 2021.

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    Audio CD's Not Recognized, Even After a Clean Format & Reinstall


    Hello, everyone. I have a problem that I haven't been able to solve, regarding playing audio cd's on my computer. I've researched the problem, but I still haven't been able to solve it, so I'm seeking help with it. I'm running the most current version of Windows 10 (21H1), on a Hewlett Packard PC that is only six months old. It's a HP Pavilion Gaming - TP01-1155t. In addition to the internal CD/DVD burner, I also have two external burners, which I no longer use. I bought them because my previous computer was old, and the CD/DVD burner wasn't working properly. Anyway, lately, when I burn an audio CD, my computer does not recognize it. Normally, when I open up an audio CD in Windows Explorer, it shows the tracks on the CD as .CDA files. Lately, though, the only thing that is displayed is the desktop.ini file. Nothing else is showing. I've tried two different brands of CD-R, and I've also burned CD-RW. I've tried burning discs with the two external drives. The audio CD's are still not recognized. I use BurnAware Free to burn the discs, so I installed an OEM copy of Nero that I got with one of the external drives. I tried using Nero, but the audio CD's are still not recognized. The audio CD's I burn DO work on my stereo system. Also, whenever I try to burn data discs, the data is recognized. So, for some reason, the audio CD's only are not recognized. Research led me to believe I might have a corrupted cdrom.sys file, but I wasn't sure. So, I went ahead and tried to reinstall Windows 10, using a bootable USB flash drive. The reinstall was not accepted, and my computer rolled back all of the changes it made. Not sure why (yet). So, I backed up my computer using Macrium Reflect, and yep, I formatted the hard drive and reinstalled Windows 10 from scratch. This was last night (Wednesday, June 16). After doing that, I installed BurnAware, and tried burning a few audio CD's. Success! The audio CD's were recognized. Well, guess whatthat didn't last long. After installing all of my software again, I tried burning another audio CD, and it's not recognized. This leads me to one conclusion: Either the subsequent Windows 10 updates screwed something up, or one of the software programs I installed is conflicting with the hardware or drivers. Not sure which one, not sure how to track down the problem. I sure as heck am not willing to format and reinstall Windows 10 all over again, just to solve this problem. I made one mistake, which was not using System Restore before installing each program. That way, maybe I could have isolated which program was causing the problem. Soany suggestions on what to try or do? I did read an article about editing a registry key, and have not tried that yet. I'd rather see if any of you have feedback first before messing with the registry. Thank you for reading this. I apologize for its length. I hope one or some of you are willing to help. J. Danniel

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    jdanniel, Jun 17, 2021
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  2. Audio CD Burning Error

    Hi Ruby,

    Incompatible drivers and software can cause the error message that you're getting when burning audio CD. Since you have tried to update the driver to its latest version, we suggest that you
    try reinstalling the driver. Here's how:

    • Open Device Manager.
    • Right-click (or tap and hold) the name of the device.
    • Select Uninstall.
    • Restart your PC and Windows will attempt to reinstall the driver.
    • Try burning the audio CD once more and check if the error will appear again.

    Should the issue remains the same, you can
    perform clean boot
    . Follow the steps under Windows 10 from the link provided to eliminate software conflicts.

    Let us know how it goes, we'll be glad to help you further.
     
    Jennifer Bri, Jun 17, 2021
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  3. muchomurka, Jun 17, 2021
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  4. Audio CD's Not Recognized, Even After a Clean Format & Reinstall

    Win 10 fails to format cd-r

    Hi Clarky,

    Thank you for posting in Microsoft Community.

    I understand that you are unable to format the CD/DVD to the right format to play the audio. We will help you.

    To assist you better, I suggest you to answer the below questions.

    • How are you trying to burn the CD/DVD?
    • Are you using any third party software to burn it to audio media?
    • Are you getting any error messages/Codes?
    Please post to us with more information to help you better.
     
    Sachin Venkatesh, Jun 17, 2021
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