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Drive F (CD/DVD) not reading

Q: Drive F (CD/DVD) not reading

I've been unable to find a hardware or driver issue in Windows 7 Device Manager. Everything looks OK. However, we got up one morning and discovered that the CD/DVD drive no longer reads anything. When we put in a disk, it whirs, wheezes, makes what sound like multiple attempts, and produces nothing. We can't find anything it will read. Any suggestions? What can I try?

Preferred Solution: Drive F (CD/DVD) not reading

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Drive F (CD/DVD) not reading

cds, dvds or both?http://forum.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-3000-and-Value-line/My-DVD-drive-doesn-t-recognize-blank-DVD-R-DVD...

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Hi,I am using a windows xp sp2 and a HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-H42N cd/dvd driveThe problem is my cd drive is sometimes detecting the contents of a cd and sometimes not. I am not even able to find the pattern because the same cd when i insert it into the drive at times it shows the content and at times not.I want to format only my C drive using the windows xp cd. But the problem is when i am trying to boot from the cd, the os is not able read from cd.I checked the bios boot priority configuration and it is set to cd/dvd first.what is the other way of format my c drive other than by booting from cd ?i copied all the contents of the "windows xp installation disk" onto my usb flash drive and wanted to setup windows xp.when i double clicked on "setup.exe", i was able to go to the blue screen which had options of "collecting information, dynamic update, preparing installation, installing windows, finalizing installation". the problem is ..it has not asked me whether to just format c or format c,d,e drives.what will happen if i go ahead and format. will i lose all my data in d, e, f drives also..or by default it just formats c drive even if it does not ask us ?I am actually facing all these problems bcos...my pc is not booting from my cd.Please help me with answers.thank you

A:cd drive not reading contents of disk and does xp installation just format c drive ?


When this happens can you eject the cd? When it doesn't read it does it still sound like it is being read in the cd drive?

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Haven't been here in a while, so I tried searching for solutions to this problem and couldn't quite find any that matched my situation. A few results came close but no cigar.

Anyway here's my problem: My DVD drive just won't read DVDs! It reads CDs just fine but just won't recognize DVDs. I've had this drive for a long time now and haven't really had a reason to try a DVD-ROM until recently since Elder Scrolls: Oblivion was released. All I can really add is that it WAS an e-machines desktop until I replaced the CPU, mobo, vid card, and RAM (long time ago). I've filled in my specs where they should be filled in so feel free to check em if you need to.

My second problem is that my CD R/RW drive suddenly stopped working after my sister burnt a CD. I was making one for her boyfriend immediately after and it just refused to work from there on.

Any help would be GREATLY appreciated!

A:DVD Drive Reading CD but not DVD! CD R/RW Drive Suddenly Stopped Working!

lets troubleshoot:

- Update firmwares/drivers/Winupdates
- check teh media for physical damages (scratches etc)
- try burning with a CD-RW to test its not a bad CD batch you got
- disable all third party burning software (nero, roxio etc) and try test with WinXP's cd burning software
- open up the pc and check cables and such connected properly, reseat if needed
- try on another pc
- try this thread : http://www.techspot.com/vb/showthread.php?p=262352
- how long have you had it in service? it may have well died out...

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I have installed a cd and a dvd rom drives and first the puter didnt recognize them. I removed the upper/lower filters and then i had my d: drive back in my computer. But when i went to use it i notice that when i clicked on the d; drive for the cd rom it is reading something from my hard drive. So i figure the puter is still not recognizing that i have the cd/dvd rom drives installed...
Have i confused you lol..anyways any ideas...

A:Solved: D: drive reading hard drive not cd rom

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On start-up I get a "Data error reading drive c"Is the hard drive bad?

A:Data Error Reading Drive C, Bad Drive?

Beach, it will probably be best if you reply back to your same thread instead of opening a new one for the same problem....this will probably be closed by one of the mods...

Original thread is here:


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I have a Ricoh cd rw mp7040a and it seems to be working fine except when certain cds are put in it. I have recently formatted my hard drive and installed windows 2000. When i put one of these certain cds in it makes different noises than normal and eventually the busy light goes off and it continues making noises. While its doing this my computer runs very slow. If i push eject it takes longer than normal for the cd to come out but after it comes out the computer returns to normal speed. The cds im having problems with are memorex cd rw's that i have used before under my windows 98 operating system. And also the cd that came with this drive wont work in it. All these cds work fine in my toshiba dvd drive.

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Hi, I bough a new laptop 2 weeks ago (Asus with windows 7) and decide it was the time to install Microsoft office today, what a surprise the CD drive can't read anything...I've tried CD, DVD and Blue ray nothing work!

Basically, when I click on the DVD RW drive it open the DVD reader and said <please insert disc into drive>. Then, it start reading for 2 seconds, stop before opening anything and bring me back the same error <please insert disc into drive> like if there was nothing in the drive. I think the drive itself is functional it is only a reading issue. I found some tips but nothing work for me.

I tried :
- the Microsoft fix it scan and everything i found on Microsoft support website. Troubleshooting ended saying <CD/DVD drive is not readable not fixed>
-Drive properties says <this device is working properly>
-update <drive is up to date>
-to deleted upper and lower filters and restart the computer

what do?
please help and by the way I have basic knowledge about computer so I need full explanations

A:CD/DVD drive not reading

That drive is most possibly faulty and needs replacing. It should be covered by the warranty and you should return it ASAP.

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Yeah uhh.. I was just re-installing Modern Warfare 2 and when I put in the last disc, it the DVD span a little, then stopped. It said there there weren't any discs! Then I put in the first one and the same thing happened! My DVD drive can't read anything for some reason now! Heres a HijackThis log -
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 7:37:49 AM, on 11/30/2010
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16386)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Realtek\Audio\HDA\RtHDVCpl.exe
C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 2011\avp.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Java\Java Update\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\nTune\nTuneCmd.exe
C:\Program Files\DivX\DivX Update\DivXUpdate.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Messenger\msnmsgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Anti-Vibrate Oscar Editor\OscarEditor.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Live\Contacts\wlcomm.exe
C:\Program Files\SpeedFan\speedfan.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Kaspersky Lab\Kaspersky Internet Security 2011\klwtblfs.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

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A:DVD Drive not reading anything.


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Recently, for some reason, my drive isn't reading CDs. When I place a CD into the drive, the flashing green light goes on for a while so I know it's being powered, but after a while it cuts off and nothing happens on my screen. I checked the My Computer area and it doesn't have the CD listed either. Because of this, I can't install things from CDs, back up information from CDs, listen to music, or watch DVDs.

I'm not getting any kind of error codes or anything. Quite simply, nothing happens at all.

Edit: I should probably point out that I tried the regedit editing walkthrough that was posted in a similar topic about CDs not being read. This did not work! I'll post my stats in case it will help.

EVEREST Home Edition 2003-2005 Lavalys, Inc.

Version EVEREST v2.20.405
Homepage http://www.lavalys.com/
Report Type Report Wizard
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600 (WinXP Retail)
Date 2008-04-27
Time 06:09

Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional
OS Service Pack Service Pack 2
DirectX (DirectX 9.0c)

CPU Type AMD Athlon 64, 2200 MHz (11 x 200) 3200+
Motherboard Name Unknown
Motherboard Chipset ATI Radeon Xpress 200, AMD Hammer
System Memory 1024 MB (PC3200 DDR SDRAM)
BIOS Type AMI (02/1... Read more

A:CD Drive not reading CDs

Probably Your pc don`t "see" a drive.
Click on Start|Settigs|control panel|system|Device manager|dvd\cd - rom drives|

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Whenever I put a disk in and try to open a file, it says, "please insert a disk into drive D:/"


A:CD drive not reading CDs

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I have a CD/DVD drive that i've had for a while, and now it wont read anything. i'll put in a disk and click "DVD drive 'E'", then it'll say, "Please insert a disk into the "E" Drive." (as if it doesn't know one's in there)

I have installed quite a few drive emulators and then deleted them in the past, and i might have accidentally deleted the wrong drive.

my dvd/cd drive is the only drive on my computer. (besides the floppy and USB ports).

how might i get my drive working again?

A:DVD/CD drive not reading CDs

By the sound of that, I'd say your DVD/CD Drive its dead Time for a new one

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A colleague has a problem with a drive. It won't read CD's he puts in except Encarta. Once Encarta has been run, it will read the others. He has been adviced to take Autorun setting off, but on re-booting his pc, it re-sets itself. Anyone got any ideas

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I recently bought a HP Pavillion Special Edition PC, everything works perfect except for my CD/DVD drive. If you try to put a disk in, it closes extremely quick...probably less than 3 seconds. Also, if you can get a disk in, it won't read it all. I've tried everything..games, DVDs, and CDs.

It's a Lightscribe DVD SuperMulti Drive/ CD-Burner. If you can help me, please reply. If you need to know any more info please ask me.

A:DVD/CD Drive not reading anything

Have someone replace the DVD drive for you...

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Hi. I have a question regarding my C:/ or D:/ drive. Whenever I put a cd into my computer, the computer stopped reading it. Usually it reads it automatically and I have a pop up come up and tell me which action I want to take. But now it won't read anything. I went into My Computer, and it says that there isn't anything in the drive, when the cd is.

Can you help me?

A:C:/ or D:/ drive not reading cd's

Please don't post duplicate threads on the same issue, continue here: http://forums.techguy.org/dos-pda-other/572644-windows-xp-c-d-drive.html

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Okay. The dvd drive in my computer is not reading dvd's. Only CD's. When I open up the "my computer" Dvd's are read as CD's. I updated the firmware and the computer recognized it as a dvd until I tried to use nero and then my computer went back to reading it as CD. Im thinking its a software issue since the computer did read it as a dvd when the firmware was updated. Here are the specs for the computer

Operating System
MS Windows XP Professional 32-bit SP3
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.40GHz 37 C
Kentsfield 65nm Technology
4.0GB Single-Channel DDR2 @ 400MHz 5-5-5-15
ASUSTeK Computer INC. P5N-D (Socket 775)
ASUS VW193T @ 1440x900
256MB GeForce 8600 GT (EVGA) 55 C
Hard Drives
2000GB Western Digital WDC WD20 EADS-00R6B0 SCSI Disk Device (IDE) 36 C
251GB Western Digital WDC WD25 00YD-01NVB1 SCSI Disk Device (IDE) 43 C
Optical Drives
TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S223F SCSI CdRom Device

Thank you very much in advance for this

A:DVD drive not reading DVD's

I hope this helps you.... http://support.microsoft.com/kb/321641

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Hello everyone,

I am having problems with my CD Rom drive, and I hope you'll can help me. Ok, I had reformatted my computer because my computer was having problems. After I got everything working, I need to install my CDRW drive software (I have two drives). So, when I installed the software I put the cd in the cd rom drive and the software was installed. The day after I went to use my cd rom drive and it's not able to read the cd. My cdrw drive is fine, but my cd drive is not working (The door opens, and the light blinks, but that's all it do.

I tried scanning the drive to see what's the problem and I received a message stating that my drive was locked or something like that. How do I unlock it, and get it working back to normal? Should I reformat my computer again?

Someone told me the first thing I should do before reformatting the computer is buy a cleaning kit for my CD ROM drive, and if that doesn't work I should reformat my computer. What do you think about that?


A:CD Rom drive is not reading my cds

I havent heard of a cleaning kit but ill try to help ya. how old is it i recently had a 40x LG cd reader im guessing from age because i got in 1998. then i got a liteon dvd burner 2 saturday's ago. it was mad 16x worked like a charm...for tthree days so they replaced to the top of the range LG today. there its kind of uncertain with cd drives.

yeah so age is my first thought.

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OK, my CD/DVD Rom Drive won't read some CDs but reads others fine. I have checked the CD and it works perfectly fine on other computers. I have cleaned it with a CD Laser Lens Cleaner. I can not figure out why it won't read this CD.

The CD it won't read is "Nancy Drew: The Haunted Carousel" It read the previous game CD just fine (which was Nancy Drew: Ghost Dogs of Moon Lake). Can anyone help me figure out why it will not read this CD? Any advice on how to fix the problem would be much appreciated!


A:CD/DVD-ROM drive not reading some CDs

Sometimes optical drive just start failing in weird ways... Replace it. They are not expensive and they are easy to replace, even in laptops

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ok so when i put a CD into my computer it does nothing. i tryed useing
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=314060 but when it asked me to put in a cd to burn or play it says that my computer does not suport the format but i know for a fact that its the right format

A:my CD drive is not reading anything

Is the CD-ROM light coming on?

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the drive is opening and closing and after a couple of blinks it just stops and refuses to read the disc

theres no activity whatsoever

its a new drive purchased a couple of months back

please help

thanks in advance

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my CD drive is not reading disks. the only time it will is when i startup, and put a disc in about 10seconds after startup. anytime after 5minutes, my computer wont recognize that there is a disc in the drive. i went to the microsoft website and did the stupid fixit thing and it did nothing... so if you can help me, you would be a lifesaver. (trying to install a 2disc game)

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My DVD/CD-RW Drive has suddenly stopped recognising blank rewritable discs. CD-R discs are working with no problems at all. Can anyone offer me some advice to what the problem could be?

Thanks for any help.

A:DVD/CD-RW Drive not reading CD-RW's

One possibility: Does this coincide with a change of media brands on your part. (Did you buy a new brand of RWs?)

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My Inspiron 6000 (windows xp) does not recognize drive d: (dvd rom)

A:reading cd drive

not connected properly need to go in and either put power or data cable in

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When I go to My Computer, it doesn't show my rewritable/recordable drive (the second drive from the top) that I should be able to click on. What has happened, and what do I do? Thanks.

A:Not reading CD-RW/R drive!

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I have a Compaq Presario SR1738NX Desktop PC. Up until a month ago I was able to use my disk drive. I put a cd or dvd in the drive it blinks for a few seconds then nothing. The device mananger says everything is working properly. When I try to burn something it tells me to insert a disk when there is one in the drive already. I have cleaned it with canned air. I have uninstalled and reinstalled. I have unplugged it. I spent over an hour on the phone with HP tech support talking to someone I couldn't understand and it cost me $100. When I first told my problem they said it was a settings thing. They had me deleting things and downloading things. When it didn't work they wanted me to do a system recovery. I know there has to be a way to correct the problem without losing everything on my computer. Please help!

A:CD/DVD drive not reading anything

Does the drive show in "my computer"?

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Right when i'm about to sell my emachines, the DVd/CD-RW drive is not reading CD disks. :suspiciou I've never had a problem since I have had this computer, and im not sure what to do.

Earlier I shut my computer off manually by pushing the button, and since then my drive has not been reading CD's.

I put in "The Day After Tomorrow" DVD and it reads it fine, but every CD I try doesnt work. I got ONE CD to work, but after I stopped it... it didnt work again.

Has anyone had this problem? or does anyone know what I can do to fix this? :knock:

This is really, REALY bad.

A:Help! DVD/CD-RW Drive not reading CD's

i think you're drive is screwed up.you'll have to get ti repaired,this doesnt sound like any diy issue.however you might want to remove and then reinstall the drivers for your drives.also check your data cable etc at the back.but this sounds like it'll need repair since it can play dvd's and not cd's.my advice if its not under any warranty,then use it as long as you can to play dvd's consider getting a different cheaper drive for cds or change it completely.

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I have a Presario 2100 (yeah I know, from the Stone Age). My dvd drive won't read anything, and I have tried updating the driver, restarting a few times, restarting with the dvd in and out, and my device manager says everything is fine with it! I have no idea what to do next, and I have recently reformatted so I know there is no virus or anything crazy! If any one has any ideas, feel free to voice them, or email them! Thanks in advance!

A:Dvd/cd Drive Not Reading Anything

Have you tried a different DVD or CD Rom in it?

It sounds like the DVD may have joined all those that have passed on?

A Brand New DVD Burner is quite inexpensive?


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I have an IBM R52 notebook since last 3 years.
Since last few days the CD drive is not reading a few CDs.
On checking the properties of the drive with CD inserted :
it shows Free space 0 bytes
Used space 0 bytes

When I reinstalled the Windows XP Prof. it detected and was able to run the 2 CDs which earlier it was not detecting but still is very choosy in selecting which CD/DVD to read.

Please help!!!
Is it a hardware problem or due to some virus???


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My CD Drive can read any previously used CD, music or material. But I recently purchased Photoshop Elements 8 and when inserted drive says insert CD in drive A. I tried this on another Blank CD to copy some pics. It did the same thing. I was able to burn pics through picassa program.
Any ideas. Thanks.

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I have an Hitachi dvd rom drive and recently recieved GTA:SA dvd rom edition for my pc, I have Win XP w/SP 2 currently and was running Win Me before. My PC meets all the requirements for this game. And the problem I experienced with both OS's and my dvd rom drive was that sometimes it would read the cd and most of the time it wouldn't. The few times it does read the cd then it errors out during installation. I've only had it installed and played it once and then I uninstalled it cause I was ready to play yet. I talked to the games tech support and they said update the firmware for my dvd rom drive, and my gateway tech support said w/XP it will make sure I have the latest firmware and drivers. So for the most part when I put the cd in it will say there is no cd in drive or error out during the install. I have 2 copies of the game and both do this. Anyone heard of this?

A:dvd rom drive not reading GTA:SA w/Win XP or Win ME

xp will make sure you have xp's latest drivers but you should check out hitachi's website for their latest drivers and firmware

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My Sony DVD Drive was functioning correctly with Nero, but now it is not reading when a DVD or CD is in the drive. In the beginning, sometimes it read but later nothing was seen. I tried to burn with windows, but shows that it is also not working. What happened to my DVD drive. Can anybody give practical advise?

A:Dvd drive is not reading

Maybe the DVD or CD disks wich you insert to your DVD drive are old or broken?

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Hi Everyone,

I have noticed that my DVD Drive is unable to read any of my CD's but all my DVD's are read perfectly by the drive. I have enabled AHCI and installed Intel Rapid Storage drivers post that. What seems to be the problem? Is it because of AHCI? Are there anyone who faces the same thing after enabling AHCI?

I cant deny the fact that my read write and boot performance have improved a lot after enabling AHCI. Valuable suggestions and feedback really appreciated.


A:DVD Drive not reading CD's

Do you have any virtual drive software installed?

Have you deleted any of you upper or lower filters?

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I am having a problem with a PC where when I start it up it gives me the following message:

'Data Error Reading Drive C
Abort, Retry, Fail?'

Any ideas if this is definitely the harddrive that has failed or can it possibly be something else that is causing the problem?


A:Not REading Drive :

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I'm having problems burning DVD's at first I thought it was software problems, come to find out my computer wasn't reading my DVD nor CD drive nor my external DVD burner drives..I received an error while attempting to burn DVD's, it said it was a "Code 39" so I looked it up on the Microsoft web page and it told me to uninstall my drives in the device manager (there was an exclamation mark next to my three drives) and then reinstall them, I did and the computer reinstalled them and the exclamation marks were still there..

So then I tried the second option and it told me to delete my upper filter and lower filter (I think that's what it was called) and I did and that worked, BUT!! the computer is reading my external DVD burner as a CD Drive ( J: ) instead of DVD..Now because of that, I'm not able to burn my DVD's because the decrypter is stating that it doesn't recognize and drivers to perform the operation..So, if anybody could give me help I'd greatly appreciate...

BTW, I have windows XP Home Edition if that makes any difference..

Thank You, Adrian

A:Computer is reading my DVD drive as a CD drive

go to the manufactuer's website and download the appropriate drivers

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Hey there.

Recently after receiving my computer after it being worked on a bit, my computer hasn't been reading Cds and DvDs.

There hasn't been many things done to the computer after it being worked on (RAM clocked to normal speed, dust cleaning. That's about it).

The drive is being recognized in both Device Manager and Disk Manager and I'm pretty certain that the IDE and power cables are connected correctly.
I've been in Regedit and deleted the Upper filter in regedit but with no success.

I've tried many different sources on how to fix the issue, but none have worked, even the Microsoft Fix-it tool. A source on how to check if it works through the BIOS...but truth be told I have no clue how to check it within the BIOS; I'm not really that good with the computer "itself". I only know how to enter BIOS, really.

Here's my system specs (thanks for the little handy System info tool! I'll be using it from now on )

Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 950 @ 3.07GHz
BIOS Date: 08/02/11 14:36:59 Ver: 08.00.15
Memory: 6.00 GB Usable: 5.99 GB
HDD: (1) WDC WD10EARS-00MVWB0 ATA Device (2) Generic USB CF Reader USB Device (3) Generic USB MS Reader USB Device (4) Generic USB SD Reader USB Device (5) Generic USB SM Reader USB Device
Soundcard: (1) AMD High Definition Audio Device (2) High Definition Audio Device
ATI Radeon HD 5450
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1


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A:DvD drive (BD-ROM Drive (I:)) not reading disks

What is the status of the drive in the Device Manager? Does it show an error code or does it show working OK?

If has a code, post back with the code. If it shows working OK, RIGHT click on the entry for the drive and then LEFT click "Uninstall". Then restart the PC and when Windows starts it should detect and reinstall it.

If its not showing up at all, check the cables on the rear of the drive, both the data and the power cable (and both ends of the data cable) as one of the cable could have been disturbed/disconnected during the cleanup.

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Since I went to win8 my DVD drive does not read dvd's that I formated (in XP) & copied files in them, although they are read by the Vista Laptop's drive.

It reads program DVDs, even the ones I backed up in dvd's (formated in XP) of my own.

I noted that the DVD drive ist shown in win explorer if you click on "computer" but, not shown among the system drives, unless a program dvd is inserted.

Can you solve my mystery please.

Home build, Asus P5K Premium WiFiiFi Intel,
Intel Core 2 Quad Pro Q6600 95W 2.4GHz, OCZ Vendetta Cpu Cooler,
2x2GB, 240-pin DIMM, DDR2 800 (400mhz) PC2-6400,
EVGA GeForce 9800 GTX KO 512MB GDDR3 (PCI-E),
Seagate Barraguda sata 250gb, Corsair TX750M Psu, X45, XPhome/Win8

A:DVD drive not reading DVDs

Is the driver for the DVD loaded? Since this home built system. When you put in pre-recorded store purchased DVDs does it read those. What software are you using to read the DVDs. Try VLC make sure you have the video/audio codecs loaded for that Windows 8 box.

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I have an ASUS F3Jr Notebook laptop with a HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-T20N drive. Recently it has stopped reading discs that I put in. My computer recognises the drive but the drive does not load any discs in it. Any more information you need I can provide to help just ask

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I just finished building my first pc and have booted it with a USB dvd drive connected, I have tried to put the windows 7 install disk in but it won't "suck" the disk in. I have tried creating a USB drive that I can boot from but when I select that to boot from and reset it doesn't boot from the drive.

I honestly have no idea what to do, can someone help me?

A:New build isn't reading from USB drive

If your build only has USB3 then it cant, W7 only recognises USB2 input.

IF usb3 follow this tutorial.
Create a Windows 7 USB flash installation with new drives for new MB's


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I have a windows 7, gateway laptop. The dvd rw drive (d:) wont read any disc, blank or games or anything. When I go to my computer it say the drive is running fine, so how do I fix it and get it to start reading discs again?

A:Dvd rw drive not reading discs

Try this auto-fix from Microsoft - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929461

Otherwise, the DVD drive may be bad and needs to be replaced.

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I have Windows Vista Home Basic and the Dvd Rom Drive has suddenly stopped reading any disk. It will start to spin the disk then it will just stop. The computer doesn't read as if the disk is there. What should I do to fix this problem? Would uninstalling the Driver then reinstalling it work or would that screw up other things?

A:Dvd/Cd-Rom Drive Not Reading Disks

I am having the same problem I tried the uninstall and reinstall didn't work but might for you. The computer doesn't show that there is a disk drive installed but it shows that it is working properly hope someone can help.

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Hello folks,
I have an odd problem, My laptop's DVD-RW drive will not read a DVD-RW, however, it can read cdrom, dvdroms, dvd-r, cd-r, cdrw...etc. According to nero 7, i can burn the dvd-rw disc type but when i put one into the pc it just sits there churning the drive, moving the head, etc and then just acts like no disc was put in and windows prompts for me to insert a disc. What is going on here? I know the disc is ok as my dad's laptop can read the disc perfectly fine. I tried reinstalling the drivers for the drive to no avail and am at a loss as to what to do next. Thanks for all help guys. By the way the pc is running windows vista home premium 32bit on a dual core intel centrino @ 2GHZ with 3 GB of ram, the drive name is a long funky one but i do know its a hitachi. Thanks for all help in advance.

A:Solved: DVD Rom drive not reading dvd-rw

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My disc drive is not reading any type of disc I put into it, CD's, DVD'S, software, games, doesn't read any of them, it just says 'Please insert disc'. I have rebooted and deleted the Upper and Lower filters and on device manager it tells me it is working eprfectly fine but it doesn't even make the whirring noise.

A:CD/DVD drive not reading any dics

Sorry that you are having problems
First try another CD
Second try the CD in another computer
Third give this a try
Your CD or DVD drive can't read or write media
Fourth Try a system restore from before the problem
System Restore - How to

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I've only had this laptop for maybe a month or so, and the damned drive is starting to give me problems with reading CDs.

I've some program called the Acoustic Silencer, that I'm making a blind assumption may be causing the problem. Either that or its time to take this pup in, but I don't feel like calling in on the warranty yet.

And I don't like the idea of a program that slows my cd speed to make it more "comfortable" to listen to music and watch dvds.

Anyone have any recommendations?

My laptop is a Toshiba Qosmio X305-Q705

A:DVD Drive having reading issues.

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I have two drives. I have Nero for my cd-rw and I was trying to burn on a cd and I couldn't get a burn done without failure so I was checking my drive speed and sometime after that it decided not to read the cd-rw drive but reads my other cd drive instead. I went through device manager and it says it's working. I uninstalled the Nero and still won't read. I installed the nero after restart and still doesn't read. I just get a blinking light continuously. I have had this happen before but don't know exactly how to fix this. I do remember that my windows 98 was able to go back a couple of days before this happened restoring it and then worked fine. I think it was done on reboot of somesort. I'm not sure. Please help.

A:CD-RW drive is not reading anymore

It could be the type of media your using(CD-R's). I would try cleaning the drive with a can of compressed air or a laser lens cleaner which can be found at your local video store.

It's not uncommon for optical drives to fail(especially the cheaper brands).

You can try uninstalling the device in 'device manager' and let windows re-detect it.

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About a few months ago, my DVD-RW drive started to act up. It stopped recognizing any format of disc, and wouldn't burn any more discs. When I insert a disc, Windows Explorer shows me that there is no disc in the drive, and when I double-click on the drive's icon, it freezes the computer for about 3 minutes, and then gives me a warning saying "Please insert a disc into E:/". I've tried everything, from uninstalling the drive and allowing it to install itself, to cleaning it out with compressed air, to removing the upper and lower filters (as per instructions from Microsoft). I'm almost out of options, and I really need this dis drive to work. Any suggestions?

A:DVD-RW Drive Not Reading Discs

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Hi there. I have a Toshiba Satellite laptop with windows 7 and the DVD drive is not working at all. I have tried with brand new DVDs, music CDs and video games and none of them work.
When I put in a disc there are a few wurring noises but nothing loads up. When I click on the drive in Computer the drive opens and tells me to insert a disc.
In properties and Device Manager it says the device is working properly.
I have tried reinstalling the drive, deleting upper and lower filters, and I have run the Windows Fixit program and nothing has worked so far.
My drive is: TSSTcorp CDDVDW TS-L633C ATA Device.
My computer is about a year old and is completely standard. I have hardly used the DVD driver at all since I purchased the computer so I have no idea how it could have broke.
Please give me any solutions which may fix this frustrating problem. Thanks

A:Help! My DVD drive is not reading any CD/DVDs

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I have a Sony vaio notebook (PCG-R505DL) with a docking station (PCGA-DSM5, which came with the comp when I bought it). My CD-RW/DVD drive is built into the docking station.

Whenever I put a cd that someone has made a copy of for me (for instance, a cd full of pictures from my summer job) I can not see the files. When I insert a cd the pop up window that opens asks what I want to do with the blank cd. I also have trouble copying CD's - it usually doesn't finish correctly.

I am operating Windows XP.

Honestly, I don't remember if I've ever been able to read burnt cd's or not (I've had my computer 3 years now) but for the past 6 - 12 months I haven't been able to.

If anyone could give me advice on how to correct this problem, I would greatly appreciate it!

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