If you are trying to read cd's that you burn yourself, make sure your cd-burning software adds CD-TEXT. CD-TEXT is a small file added to the CD when it's burned, and holds all of the album information (artist, title, track list, etc). Not all cd-burning software is created equal. For example, Windows Media Player does not support CD-TEXT, but both Nero and iTunes do. Do you have any cd-burning programs that support CD-TEXT?
Otherwise, there are a few different messages you might get when Reading a CD. If you get the "The "CD-ROM drive is not Ready" message, it usually means there is no disc in the CD-ROM, or a different drive letter was selected. Are there any other drive letters you can select when Reading a CD?
The other message you might get is, "The CD does not contain any music tracks". This happens when the CD is not an audio CD. An audio CD is a special format that only has .CDA files. You might get this message if you insert a movie disc, or a data CD with data files. Does your CD have .CDA files on it?
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