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Disc drive won't read any disc after burning

Q: Disc drive won't read any disc after burning

I have a HP laptop running Vista Home Premium. I have a DVD+/- R/RW with Lightscribe drive.

After I burn any type of CD or DVD, either in iTunes or using the default program that came with my computer, no CD or DVD will be recognized by my computer until I restart the computer.

If I go to My Computer after inserting a disc it will show an icon for "CD-Rom" (i put in a audio cd) and if I double click on it will prompt with "Insert a Disc" and eject my drive.

The fact that if I restart and it works is alright, but it's stupidly annoying if I'm trying to back-up my computer and I have to restart every time I want to burn another CD.

What can I try to do to fix this?

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Hi All,
I know this is 'against the rules' as I have posted this in another section as well but I got no replies so thought I would try this instead.

I have a toshiba satellite L750 running Windows 7 home premium, when trying to burn anything onto a blank disc I get as far as selecting my items and asking it to burn but it keeps telling me to insert a blank disc (which obviously I have). I have tried several different types of blank disc but it dosnt seem to recognise any of them.

Would be very greatful if someone could help.

Many thanks in advance!

A:Burning content - disc drive not recognising blank disc

Hmmm tricky are you sure they are blank? your drive also may need a firmware update.

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Ok.. Well, I bought Final Fantasy IX (11) for my PC. The game disc reads only on PC-DVD-ROM Software. I don't know if I have the right kind, this is what disc drive I have


Is that the correct one?

A:Disc drive wont read my game disc.

Looks like the right kind... It might be worn out

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My System Info:
OS - Win XP SP2
DVD Drive - Sony DVD RW DW-G120A burner (thats what it says on it device driver) purchased 2 yrs ago.
Software - Nero StartSmart 6.3
DVD Media - a local DVDminusR 4.7gb disc

I use the above resources to back up my data (mostly different multimedia files) & for burning purposes, everything was fine until i used a new pack of dvds. For some reason the entire process of burning goes smoothly and i can also see my data on the disc, i am able to use like first 2 or 3 files out of 6 or 7 & then the disc hangs up (i have to eject to make the system work again). I faced this problem with a couple of discs (all from the new pack) so chkd for them and found out that, i have been using DVDminusR for all my burning until now & these discs are actually DVDplusR. My burner is able to burn data all ok, also it can reconize both empty & burnt DVDplusr discs (with all files showing in the window) but plays only part of the disc.
Is there some way i can take my data from those discs as i lost the originals or can i play them with some utility or patch or something. If yes would it be ok continuing my backup with all my remaining duvplusr discs. In other words how can i use & play dvdplusr discs (burnt assuming dvdminusr) on my drive.
Please Advise...... I appriciate your help & thank u for it.

A:Solved: Cannot Read DVD+R disc after burning them... Please Help

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For those of you who are having problems with burning Blueray discs in Windows 7, read here.


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I have to be the most unfortunate person when it comes to DVD burning. Im using Nero Express 6 and a LiteOn Burner. I tried twice and I got an illegal disc error, as you can see towards the end of the ff. report : Earlier today, I used a DVD +R disc and was successful. Any ideas???

Windows XP 5.1
WinAspi: -
ahead WinASPI: File 'C:\Program Files\Ahead\nero\Wnaspi32.dll': Ver=, size=160016 bytes, created 7/22/2004 5:33:44 PM
Nero version: (Nero Express)
Recorder: <LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1693S>Version: KS04 - HA 2 TA 0 -
Adapter driver: <> HA 2
Drive buffer : 2048kB
Bus Type : default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ?
CD-ROM: <HL-DT-ST CDRW/DVD GCC4244>Version: B101 - HA 1 TA 0 -
Adapter driver: <atapi> HA 1

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
DiskPeripheral : Hitachi HTS541060G9SA00 atapi Port 0 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : HL-DT-ST CDRW/DVD GCC4244 atapi Port 1 ID 0 DMA: On

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs:
WriteBufferSize: 83886080 (0) Byte
ShowDrvBufStat : 0
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 1014MB (1038712kB)
Free physical memory: 384MB (393344kB)
Memory in use : 62 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Static Write Speed Table: 0
Use Inquiry : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0)

DVD-Copy on the fly
5:55:35 PM #1 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 126
Reader running

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A:Solved: Error burning a DVD -R disc : Illegal Disc

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Please help 'disc read disc error occurred' on start up and I cannot get XP to start,I have put a recovery disc in and got to the dos menu started scandisc seems to be taking for ever (5% in 3hours).can I recover my doc's for my University course:help anyone
Thanks for looking

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I am trying g to burn some CD' s from some old children's records which I transferred to my computer.  The recordings were successful but when I click "burn" to create the CD the disc is ejected immediately.  I have tried changing the blank diss, which are new. (CD-R) Oddly, the operation worked successfully on one of the tries but then returned to ejecting again. Help would be appreciated!

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please could someone help i get a reading stating that no disc i have tried selecting dif types ect nothing working

A:drive is not capable of burning disc

Hello redhat

If you are trying to burn a DVD you will need software to do that.

If you are trying to burn a CD
To make sure that the CD-R drive or the CD-RW drive is recognized as a recordable drive, make sure that the Recording tab appears in the CD drive properties:
Click Start, and then click My Computer.
Right-click the CD-R drive or the CD-RW drive, click Properties, and then look for the Recording tab

If it is not that
Go here and try
Method 3 in the "General troubleshooting" section
and Method 1 in the "Advanced troubleshooting" section.


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I put this in Windows 98 forum by accident but I do have XP....
The other day (Sunday) I bought four new CD's and started ripping them to iTunes to put on my iPod. Well I got three of them done and then when I try to get thew fourth done my disc drive wont load. I went back and put in the other CD's that I just got done ripping and they didn't work either. When I put the one that has yet to be ripped to my library the disc drive acts as if it is loading it but then it just stops. When I got My Computer and go to my e:/ drive it says "No disc in drive", this is also what I get from iTunes and WMP.

SO what went wrong? I've updated my drivers and everything but it still doesnt work

A:Disc Drive Won't Read Cd's...

Try another CD - maybe that one is bad.
Try playing a CD in the drive. Also, try accessing it using Windows Explorer

Go to Start...Run...type in "diskmgmt.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter - can you see the drive listed?

Go to Start...Run...type in "devmgmt.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter - do you see any red x's or yellow !'s there?

In Device Manager, locate the CD drive, right click on it and select "Uninstall". Click yes when it asks you if you're sure. Then reboot the system and let Windows re-detect and install it. Does it work now?

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My DVD RW drive in my Toshiba laptop will not read a DVD+RW disc. It will read and record on a CD disc, though. It will not read a movie DVD or a blank DVD. The drive makes a small noise like it is trying to read, but that is the extent of it. CD's are fine, though. I have used a DVD laser lens cleaner, but that did not solve the problem. The DVD's used to work, but now does not. What should I do?

A:DVD drive won't read DVD disc

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Hello, I need some help with Windows cant read the disc in drive E:\ in Windows 7 I'm trying to burn a files to my CD and but all I'm getting is Windows cant read the disc in drive E:\ Make sure that the disc uses a format that Windows recognizes, If the disc is unformatted, you need to format it before using it.

It was working last week.



A:Windows cant read the disc in drive E:\

It can't read the disc you're trying to read from or it can't read the disc you're trying to burn to? Do you have two optical drives or just one?

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[ATTACH][/ATTACH]My computer won't read my disc drive...any ideas?
Thank you,

A:My computer won't read my disc drive

DVD/CD Disc drive? Can you post a screenshot of your device manager and what is in My Computer? Follow the Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums guide.

Device Manager:Click Start Menu
Right click Computer
Device Manager from the list on the left
Expand DVD/CD-Rom Drives
Alternatively:Click Start Menu
Control Panel
Hardware and Sound
Device Manager from under Devices and Printers
Expand DVD/CD-Rom Drives

You can try:
Your CD or DVD drive can't read or write media
Hardware devices are not working or are not detected in Windows

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my disc drive quit reading anything after i restored,anybody please help me

A:disc drive wont read

Try this fix:

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I have tried a few different discs. both dvd as well as cd. It keeps coming up with a message saying that Windows can't read the disc at all. I have checked the device manager and it shows no problems at all with the device itself. I have uninstalled and reinstalled the drivers just in case as well. Windows found the device no problem and reinstalled them. I have gone into the registry editor and looked for the lowfilter and highfilter values to see if that was the issue. there were several things listed under the registry value for the dvd+-r/rw 0000,0001 etc and the last section being properties. when I clicked on properties however it came up with a message saying that I could not view it because it was corrupted. I am unsure how to fix that issue, nor do I know what could of caused it. I tried the fix it tool I found on the microsoft website for dvd issues, however it didn't detect any problems. any ideas on where to go from here would be much appreciated.

A:windows can't read the disc in drive d:\

were those empty disks? What was on those disks, what did write them?

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Help me please! I am not very computer saavy and I am at my wits end trying to figure this problem out. I cannot get my computer to recognize any discs. I put them in, it starts to spin, then it says to put a disc in, but its already there. I have tried updating the disc drive but it keeps telling me my drive has the latest updates and nothing is wrong.

I thought maybe it was my game disc, but I put in others and they won't work either. This just happened to me the other night, before that it had been working. Pleeeeeese someone help me!!!!!

A:disc drive won't read any discs

Hi and welcome to TSF please try this http://support.microsoft.com/gp/cd_dvd_drive_problems

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the cd/dvd drive won't read my printer disc  what's the drive letter for the cd/dvd drive?

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Hello everyone out there. When I insert a dvd disc in my Sony AW-G170 DVDRW drive it shows a CD Drive (empty) in my computer. However, if i use tools such as ISobuster, it shows me the disc with the data on it.

Additinoal Info:

Windows XP SP3
RAM:768 Mb DDR1
Processor: Intel Celeron 2.0 Ghz
DVD Region currently set on sony drive is Region 1

..Waiting for any of your suggestions....

A:DVD Disc read as CD Drive in Windows

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Im having trouble. When i bought counter strike, i was planning to install it on vista. I put disc one into the dvd drive and when i waited nothing popped up. I tried going to the computer and opening the cd drive but all it says is Please insert a disc into CD drive (E. All it could open is norton and spy sweeper. nothing else. please help

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I have a DVD Burner and a CD Burner installed and both drives work fine the first time either one of them is used to access a CD when the computer has been rebooted.

When I remove the disc, neither drive can read any CD until the computer is rebooted.

The DVD burner works normally with DVD's at all times.

Any thoughts??

A:CD/DVD Drive Can't Read CD After Changing Disc

I had a similar problem when one application (that i installed) disabled
Open regedit and have a look at this key:


Make sure autorun is set to 1
See if that helps.

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I bought a used Compaq Presario, as my HP hardrive had died.
This is a 32 bit system with Windows XP SP3.

I put in my data from flash drives, and proceeded to put in the programs.
All went well until I put in Photosuite 4 and nothing happened. The dive flashed its green light and then stopped.
I waited and waited - nothing.
So I went to the next program...all went well and the next...all well.
Tried again with photosuite - still nothing.

Then I tried putting in AT&T voices Crystal and MIke.
This is a 2 disc affair. Crystal goes first and then Mike.
Crystal has the "engine" they call it. So it appeared to take Crystal and got to the window that said "Finish".
Next I'm to put in Mike - so I did and I get a Message saying that Windows cannot find Crystal!
Also retried this several times.

Does anyone know what the problem is here?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:Drive won't read certain program disc

Copy/Paste the Photosuite install software from your flash drive to your desktop & attempt an install from there.

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I have a problem with my DVD+-RW drive.
It dose not recognise blank discs, but can read data discs.

Computer Specs:
Summary Operating System MS Windows Vista Home Basic 32-bit SP2 CPU Intel Pentium E2140 @ 1.60GHz 42 ?C Conroe 65nm Technology RAM 1.0GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 332MHz (5-5-5-15) Motherboard Dell Inc. 0RY007 (Socket 775) 40 ?C Graphics DELL SE197FP ([email protected]) Intel(R) G33/G31 Express Chipset Family Hard Drives 156GB Hitachi Hitachi HDS721616PLA380 ATA Device (SATA) 37 ?C Optical Drives HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GSA-H73N ATA Device Audio Realtek High Definition Audio Operating System MS Windows Vista Home Basic 32-bit SP2 Installation Date: 08 October 2007, 20:27
I have previously used this drive to burn discs and it used to work fine. I can read all discs I have burned.
When I put in a blank disc I always get the message:
Windows cannot read the disc in drive E:\
I have tried various discs, both CD-R and DVD and all cannot be read:
CD-R 1x-52x 700MB 80 min
DVD-R 1-16 SPEED 4.7GB

But it will read previously burned data files using these discs.

Any advice will be much appreciated, thanks.

A:Windows cannot read the disc in drive E:\

I posted this problem 5 days ago, I'm suprised no one has replied.

I did hava a 'Windows Recovery' malware a few months ago. This malware hijacked some of my computer setting and hid most of my files. I managed to remove it via a previous post. I was wondering if this may have caused my drive to stop recognising blank discs to burn data. Could there be a fault in the drive registry???

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I have an Advent Laptop, the DVD drive is a slimtype DVD RW SOSW-833S. I am not brilliant with computers and have tried everything I have seen written to fix it. Iv deleted the upper and lowrr filters, didnt work. Reinstalled them, still didnt work. Reinstalled Itunes, didnt work. Iv run different diagnostics, they all say that the drive is working properly. Iv tried system restore, didnt work. I cant play games, dvds, cds or burn anything. When there is a disc in the drive it still tells me to insert one. Im at my wits end!! Please....any suggestions greatly appreciated. Samantha

A:My Drive wont read ANY disc!! PLEASE HELP!!

Hello, have you checked the BIOS chipset drivers yet ? Run free program of Speccy : Speccy - Download . Get free version, look at the motherboard information and take note of Bios information, you may need to go to the motherboard manufacture or the computer manufacture, get latest Bios chipset for your computer and motherboard type, and if needed , go ahead and install new ones, you may have a driver issue or you may not, I got my chipset from my computer manufacture, which would be my first choice. See if this helps out, failing the chipset drivers being bad, with all the other diagnostics you have done, it would seem as if the drive is having hardware issues.

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Hi guys, there is some seriously issue with my optical drive. When i put in any DVD inside it just have a sound "like the DISC is running" for 3 times and it stopped. I tried a lot of different disc. It doesn't read the Disc at all...

So is it my hardware problem?? ARG...

A:My optical drive doesn't read DISC

It sounds like a hardware issue. You could try to put it in another computer as a test, or look for updated firmware.

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I painted my girlfriends grandma's house, and in return she gave me her old computer.
The computers operating system is Windows ME. Anyway, she had told me that the orginal cd-rw drive that came with the computer had failed, and she had a tech replace it with a new one.

Well, I've had the computer for nearly a year now, and now the new cd-rw drive doesn't read the disc. The light flashes, and I can hear the disc spinning, but nothing else happens. I get a:
'"Please insert disc into drive D:" response when clicking on drive D.

Recently, I had to re-install Windows due to a techinical issue, and afterwards is when I noticed this problem.

I though that the cd-rw was missing a driver and I needed to download and install it so the cd-rw would function properly. So I pulled the driver out and got the following info:
CDRW 52x24x52 OEM
Model Number: 52X24X52 CD-RW
P/N: 91.3ED37.025
S/N: 30306900JE E2

I did a search online I couldn't find any drivers for this specific model. I don't know for sure if this is in fact the problem because I'm not a tech, but usaully am able to fix quite a few things.

Anyways, I'm totally lost. Does anybody know what the problem is? Can anybody offer any knowledge about it?? Is the drive broken crap? (I know Acer isn't good)

Also, the reason that I need my cd drive at this very moment is that I just signed up for DSL
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A:CD-RW drive doesn't read or load Disc. Help!

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I've never posted here before but I have been looking for help with this everywhere and can't find any answers. so, my computer stopped reading certain discs a few months ago. it won't read music CDs or any of my sims 2 expansion packs. but it used to, and I didn't change anything or add anything to make it change. it still reads my original sims 2 disc (its the sims 2 deluxe with nightlife) fine. it will crash occasionally but other then that its alright. and I don't know what to do. I have a compaq presario windows xp 2002. any help would be great cause I really don't know very much about computers and have no idea what to do.

A:disc drive suddenly won't read some discs

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I have a Toshiba Satellite A135-S4467, The DVD/RW drive is a Mat****a DVD-RAM UJ-850S ATA Device and it will not read blank CD's or Cd's that have been burnt. It will read everything else what do I do?

A:DVD/RW drive won't read blank cds and burned disc

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Hi, I've never posted before, and I don't know if I'm in the right area, but you guys seem to know lots.

I recently got Bioshock as a gift - a legal copy from Best Buy. I tried putting in the disc, but neither of my 2 DVD burner drives can read it. They CAN however, read both CD's (game or audio) and DVD movies. I've tried several of each type.
I next tried loading the disc into some different computers. Boots up fine on both that I tried.
I then took out the DVD drive from a system that successfully loaded the disc, and installed that DVD drive it into my tower. Nothing. no change at all. So now I am confused.
I've tried running all kinds of anti spyware software, and registry fixing software to no avail. I also followed a promising sounding tech tip for the program hijackthis, which fixed some problems for me, but not that one. I am reaching the end of my tether, at least with trying to figure this out on my own.
I don't see how it could be a firmware issue since another disc drive which I know is capable of reading the disc, still can't read it when installed on my system.

I should have mentioned this part sooner.
My first disc drive barely tries to spin up the disc, but shows it as a cd-rom disc that is blank. no files on it.
the second drive seems to try and spin up the disc, but not the sound it normally makes when i've put in other dvd's, and it gives me an error message saying that &q... Read more

A:DVD game won't read, but it seems like it's the computer, not the disc drive

Welcome umyeahnstuff :wave: to TechSpot

If other discs work in the drive and this one doesn't it must be the CD/DVD drive itself
If a known working CD/DVD drive, still does not work, (on one disc) then it must either be:

CD/DVD data cable - either faulty, or too long
Disc scratched or marked or non original
Computer Power Supply - Not giving enough voltage to the drive

Computer Configuration: Device manager - Confirm DMA set to on, in IDE/ATA controllers
Insufficient Memory: Paging File set too low
(the last 2 found in "System" in Control Panel

Also you may want to go to Device Manager and remove all Cd/DVD drives, restart, allow Windows to find and install them automatically.

We may need more details of your configuration too.

Howmany drives inside?
IDE/ATA or Sata ?
Windows Version?
Power Supply wattage?

Some of this information can be found by using System Specs.
Most of this information can be added to your Profile

This will help us diagnose the problem further.

Note: The best test is with a New CD/DVD drive.

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I've spent hours and hours trying to fix it, and have found nothing really worthwhile online. I'm coming here in the outside chance someone else may have experienced something similar.

Basically, my Windows 7 laptop will no longer allow me to play dvd/cds (burned or store bought). The drive shows up in My Computer, is enabled, bios look good, etc, etc, but if I put a disc in it never autoruns or shows up with the disc name in My Computer,
and if I double click the disc drive I get a "please insert disc" dialogue box and the drive door pops open. I've tried absolutely everything I can think of, and (for what it's worth) I don't think its a hardware issue because after I sent my computer off
to Samsung for this same repair it came back completely reformatted the disc drive worked for a second. Then I started getting rid of some of the bloat ware in here (bought it at best buy... big mistake) again, and it shut down.

Here's what I've done or tried so far:
- Uninstall, reinstall the drive
- Updated the drivers
- Updated dvd/cd drive firmware
- Ran Microsoft's "Fix it" utility
- Cleaned the lenses/laser
- Remapped the drive to a different letter/path
- Checked registry to ensure filters weren't an issue (the upper and lower)
- Restored the laptop back to just after I received it back from the Samsung repair people (didn't work)
- Undid the restore
- Checked BIOS (I'm by no means BIOS-savvy, but it appeared that everything was in line with ... Read more

A:DVD/CD Disc Drive Installed, But Doesn't Recognize Disc In Tray

You could try a system recovery back to factory specs. Here is a link to show you how.

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Disc Drive HL-DT-ST DVDRWBD CH30N on XPS8900 refuses to recognize discs.
The drive itself is recognized as indicated by CD/DVD Capabilities Viewer and CD Identifier from bustrace.  CD Identifier notes, however "No Disc" in drive.  This is any disc, including discs that were previously recognized.
I have uninstalled and reinstalled the driver to no effect.
Any suggestions?

Thank you.

A:Disc Drive HL-DT-ST DVDRWBD CH30N will not read discs

Make sure the drive has a region set and make sure that sata operation is INTEL RST AHCI and that the proper driver is installed.  You could also try F12 Booting a Live Linux DVD.  If it sees the drive then the drive is fine but if it doesn't then windows is hozed.

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don't know what happen ??? I'd really appreciate if someone would help me... please!!!

A:hard drive can't read disc or burn audio!!!

yowwmar08 said:

don't know what happen ??? I'd really appreciate if someone would help me... please!!!Click to expand...

hard drives don't burn discs or read them.

is it a dvd burner, cd burner?

you need to supply a bunch of detail before you can get an answer.
drive model, operating system

when it happens, how has worked before.

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I am trying to install Windows 7 onto my laptop as I want to do a clean install to wipe off everything and have windows freshly put on.

My cd/dvd drive cannot read the disc. You can here the drive attempting to load up the disc but to know success.
I have tried Microsoft Fix, does not work (however, it has in the past as well as booting from disc at startup-that too has worked in the past), I have tried booting from the cd/dvd drive on bootup, I have attempted to go into the registry and delete lowers installers I think its called (I didnt do this on previously installation attempts and I installed fine).

I have all correct drivers according to my laptop, plus Ive gone into the packard bell website to download the correct drivers and I have used windows update too in case im missing anything.

Nothing is working.

Any help would be appreciated.


A:Cd drive cannot read windows 7 disc for installation purposes

Is there noise coming from cd-drive as it's reading your cd ?

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So I have an bit of an odd and I think unique problem (as many searches came up with no solutions). Simply put, my boot manager is missing, but only when my windows install disc is not in the disc drive. It started several months ago and I just left it be, let the disc it int he disc drive and it was not that big of a deal. But just did a clean install couple days ago I re-installed windows 7 ultimate 64-bit on my computer (using an upgrade disc if that makes a difference). I formatted the drive with what I guess is a quick format (the option the install disc gives you). I have tried doing a repair with the install disc but no problems are found every time I try.

Anyone got any ideas how to fix this problem? Or I guess another way to ask, how do I get the computer to look for the boot manager on the hard drive and not in the disc drive?

EDIT: Also sorry if this is in the wrong section, I didn't really see a section that fit this problem, but if there is a better section for it, could a moderator please move it.

A:Boot Manager missing when no disc in disc drive

Hello Thamorian, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if running a startup repair may be able to help.

Bootmgr is missing - Fix

Hope this helps,

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I've had this Dell desktop for several years and never had issues with the DVD+RW drive until now. It will not read any CD-ROM files I burned on a previous Dell with Windows XP. I now have Windows 10. The only data discs it seems to recognize are ones such as drivers for my printer. These discs were photo back ups before I started using the cloud for storage. I was able to burn a disc with photo files on this desktop and it had no issues reading the files. I tried to use Dell Detect to test the drive but it keeps asking for a disc with more data space and I only have 700MB discs. Didn't know they came with larger storage...
Anyway, appreciate any help or direction. If it helps, here's the info on my drive and driver:
Microsoft driver date: 6/21/06
Version: 10.0.14393.0
Key: {4d36e965-e325-11ce-bfc1-08002be10318}\0000
Node strong name: cdrom.inf:6d166ee90dab4e1a:cdrom_install:10.0.14393.0:GenCdRom

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Problem 1
having an issue since some time now

the transfer of files from one hard disk to another has become extremely slow

2 mins for a 200 mb file

the transfer is both ways. One HDD is PATA, the other SATA

Please help

Drive 1: SATA: 446GB, Free - 7GB (But the problem is persisting since the time there was much more space left)
Drive 2: PATA: 465GB, Free - 132GB

I have just reinstalled windows but the problems are still there

Problem 2

The drive when attached directly to the motherboard and now attached to the USB does not read a blank disc, hence i cannot burn it.

It is able to read a disc which already has data on it.

It is a Reader cum Writer with up to date drivers but can only read and not write



A:Transfer of files is very slow, Drive will not read blank disc


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I'm having an odd problem on two different PCs. Both are WinXP and clear of spyware. They share very few other details, making it odd that they have the same exact problem.

Once I insert a CD into the optical drive (a Pioneer 108 DVD+-RW on one machine and a LiteOn DVD ROM on the other), the computer reads it and then ANY OTHER disc I put in after the first one seems to go unrecognized. Not only that, but bringing up "My Computer" shows that the drive is saying the FIRST disc's directory.

The only program I have on both which I suspect is CopyToDVD. Any suggestions? (I've already tried uninstalling it and it didn't solve the issue).

A:CD/DVD Drive recognizes first disc then sees all others as the first disc

Sounds like you have auto run turned off. My pc does the same but i dont want cd's auto running so i just put up with it.

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I'm getting that error message when I boot up my computer.

Fortunately I have another hard drive on the same machine with an OS, so I can load it up on that one.

The interesting thing is that I have two partitions of the screwed up hard drive, and one of them works perfectly. I can scan it for errors, access the files, and do everything with it. However, when I try to open the other partition while loaded up on the working HDD, it takes like 5 minutes and then it gives me an error.

Is there anything I can do to fix this short of throwing it in the trash?

I'm using a western digital hard drive, but i'm not sure how to find out the specifics.

If you need any more information feel free to ask.

A:Hard drive problem: Disc read error, ctrl+alt+delete to restart

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Working on a spiffy e-machine with Windows Vista Home Basic that runs pretty well.
After reading multiple posts where the advice usually begins with suggesting a 'boot disc' or a 'recovery disc', I guess what I'm looking to find out is:
1) what is the difference between a boot disc and a recovery disc?
2) How do I go about making one on this machine (or if I even can)? << I did read through Grinler's tutorials regarding System Restore points and all that seems to in good order. But I guess I'm not sure on the relationship between that and my post (or if there even is one).
3) a best practice regarding these type of discs
I don't have any pressing issues at this time, but I also don't want to wait until I do.
Everything I've learned here at BC has been so great & helpful, I would like to stay on that path, so any links/apps/ideas/suggestions and/or insights would be greatly appreciated.

A:Boot Disc, Recovery Disc, Frisbee Disc

1) what is the difference between a boot disc and a recovery disc?

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Working on a spiffy e-machine with Windows Vista Home Basic that runs pretty well.

After reading multiple posts where the advice usually begins with suggesting a 'boot disc' or a 'recovery disc', I guess what I'm looking to find out is:
1) what is the difference between a boot disc and a recovery disc?
2) How do I go about making one on this machine (or if I even can)? << I did read through Grinler's tutorials regarding System Restore points and all that seems to in good order. But I guess I'm not sure on the relationship between that and my post (or if there even is one).
3) a best practice regarding these type of discs
I don't have any pressing issues at this time, but I also don't want to wait until I do.

Everything I've learned here at BC has been so great & helpful, I would like to stay on that path, so any links/apps/ideas/suggestions and/or insights would be greatly appreciated.

A:Boot Disc, Recovery Disc, Frisbee Disc

1) what is the difference between a boot disc and a recovery disc?Boot disk vs recovery disk. Let me see if I can phrase that in a way that makes some sense.A recovery disc is a generic term for the disk or media containing a backup of the original factory condition or a specified condition of a computer as configured by the original equipment manufacturer or an end-user. OEM supplied recovery media is sometimes shipped with some computers to allow the user to reformat the hard drive and reinstall the operating system and pre-loaded software as it was when it was shipped. This is not as common a practice today as it was in the past. I won't confuse the issue, but google recovery partition for more information.A boot disk is a removable data storage medium, i.e. DVD or flash drive from which a computer can load and run 'boot' an operating system or utility program. The computer must have an installed program or application which will load and execute a program or application from the boot disk. This will enable you to boot an otherwise unusable machine to be able to troubleshoot the OS or non-working application as necessary.Hope that gives you a better idea of the difference.As to how to create a boot disk? I will let more knowledgeable staff or members assist you.

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Hi, I have a Toshiba Laptop that runs Windows 7. Recently I've tried inserting various discs in the drive and they do not register in the computer file or anywhere else. I've investigated and it shows the disc driver intact with no reportable problems but still no discs make an appearance once inserted. Please help!

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I've been having this rather annoying problem for nearly 2 months now and have tried several things to fix it, as mentioned in some simmilar old posts on here.
Basically my CD drive suddenly decided not to recognise blank lists so I can't write files to CD. I tend to use itunes but it doesn't work in WMP either.
The message displayed is "Please insert a blank disc"
I am using a Sony Vaio VGN-NS20M / Windows Vista Home Premium
The disc drive is MAT****A DVD-RAM UJ880AS

So far I have tried uninstalling and rebooting, checking for updates, doing a system restore to before the problem started... none of this has worked and it's driving me mad!

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

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I have a windows xp media center version dvd disc can I burn a copy onto a regular disc?

A:burning xp disc

If by regular disc you mean a CD. Then the answer is probably no. I do not know the size of Media Center but a DVD will hold over 4 Gigs of data. A CD only around 700 MB.

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My dad has a problem burning JPEG's to a disc. He say that when he burn them they appear to look like TEMP icons. They are lighter looking. Now this is when he opens the folder to view all the pics not when he clicks one and opens it completely up. He swares this never used to look like this. He burns them like this he selects the photos by highlighting one and then going (Select All). Then he clicks the burn button on the tool bar. He tells me a box pops up that says MASTER or something (???) but he says he selects the MASTER button. Any help/questios will work.


A:Burning a CD or DVD disc

Hes probably turned off thumbnails? Could you show us a screenshot?

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Downloaded MemTest and when I right click on the .iso to burn to disc the option is not in the menu.  I downloaded it on another Win10 machine with the same results, right click on the .iso does not have an option to burn to disc.  Another .iso file in my downloads (Decrypt) has the burn to disc option on right click.  Both files are .iso and show as disc image.  Any idea why the memtest .iso does not have a burn to disc option?  It's downloaded on two different computers so that pretty much eliminates a computer problem and another .iso file will burn to disc on both machines.

A:Burning .iso Disc

You can try with 3rd party iso burner, for example FreeISOBurner,it's portable.

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i have Vista sp1 ultimate on disk and i want to back it (little cousin keeps getting my discs)

i created an iso of the disk with poweriso, and i burnt it to a dvd at the slowest speed, but for some reason it gave me a missing file error while installing, i tried the original disk again and it worked fine, so i then made another iso at the slowest speed

and the same problem again

some one briefly mentioned something about checksum error ?????

something to do with preventing illegal copies =/\

anyway does anyone know were im going wrong ?

A:Burning to disc

Maybe poweriso did not do a good job, make another iso.

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What type of DVD disc's do i need to burn MP3's? I tried reading the packages at Wal-Mart but they don't say and there are a few different types.

I have a new LG burner with Light Scribe (mp3 and dvd burner) and i'm using Roxio 6 classic. It gives me the option but always rejects the ones i'm using and tells me they're the wrong kind. Using XP SP3, and AMD Dual Core...just in case you need to know.

Thanks so much.

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A:Burning MP3's to a DVD Disc

You can burn mp3's to any kind of DVD. All you need to check is what kind your drive supports and what type is supported on the device you want to play them on. For the most part, it makes no difference.

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