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Disc Drive issues (slow reading)

Q: Disc Drive issues (slow reading)

So I repaired my mom's laptop, and it works well. But now, it reads disc slowly. If I place one in, it'll usally take a bit slower than usual. And sometimes, it might not open up if it does that. But once it's done reading, then the disc works fine. Can someome tell me what the problem is? How can I fix it? Do I need to replace the disc drive? The drive is a hl dt st dvdram gt90n

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A: Disc Drive issues (slow reading)

Have you tried more than 1 disk?Go here and run the troubleshooterhttps://support.microsoft.com/en-us/mats/cd_dvd_drive_problems/en-us

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So I repaired my mom's laptop, and it works well. But now, it reads disc slowly. If I place one in, it'll usally take a bit slower than usual. And sometimes, it might not open up if it does that. But once it's done reading, then the disc works fine. Can someome tell me what the problem is? How can I fix it? Do I need to replace the disc drive? The drive is a hl dt st dvdram gt90n 

A:Disc Drive issues (slow reading)

Have you tried more than 1 disk?Go here and run the troubleshooterhttps://support.microsoft.com/en-us/mats/cd_dvd_drive_problems/en-us

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have xp home on dell computer. disk drive not reading cd's or doing anything. light comes on but thats it. thought it was roxio cd creator damaged so uninstalled and brought a new cd/dvd drive, but still nothing. I cannot download anything because I am not able to connect to internet because computer cannot read internet software or any software. I was told to update and download new drivers but I cant connect to internet and tried to download from thumb drive, but not an expert with that. can someone help me please

A:Disc drive not reading cd's

Go into the device manager and right click on the cd drive. Select uninstall. Then reboot, xp will install the drivers .

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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
Thanks
tiger_hall
 

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My cd/dvd drive will not read any disc. I have done several troubleshooting methods, nothing has worked. I can not do a hardware diagnostic test because my drive acts like there is not cd/dvd in it. How can I tell if the drive needs to be relpaced or if there is another problem.
 

A:cd/dvd drive not reading disc

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I put a disc in, it makes noises, but when I go to open, it pops the tray out. It doesn't read that there is a CD inside.

A:DVD / CD ROM Drive not reading disc

Hi, Welcome to forums.

You can check if there are updates available for the drive or you can get a new DVD drive. They are cheap now a days. only 20$

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Hiya everyone!
I am having trouble with my disc drive...it acknowledges that a disc has been put in and whirrs etc but wont start it up! I have tried different discs but it is doing the same thing. It also says windows cannot format this type of disc....all im trying to do is connect my laptop to my printer with the setup disc. I have tried cleaning the laser, disabling the drive, and have done a system restore but it still doesn't work. Is there anything else I can do? Any help would be very much appreciated. Thanks

A:Disc Drive not reading discs

Please tell us what we are working with i.e model of computer etc

Do any discs work?

Why are you getting the format message as you are not wanting to format it anyway? are you selecting the correct thing?

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When I put a disc in the multi media optical drive nothing happens. Also, it does not show up on device manager

A:Multimedia drive not reading disc.

Please check this link. It might help. http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-files/windows-10-dvd-drive-missing/f246e...

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Hi, I have a sony vaio laptop with Vista Home Premium and the DVD RW drive isn't reading discs. I can write or burn a cd but not read one. Also my laptop has been making a crickling, cracking sound and then a clicking sound. Then after it wil shut down or a error screen comes up or blue screen sometimes. Any help would be appreciated. THANK YOU.

A:DVD RW Drive writing but not reading disc

Welcome
To me Blue Screen and sounds indicates a failing drive
Follow these instructions, too.
Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

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My disc drive will not open using the push button on drive cover.  have to stick a pin into the emergency release hole to get it to open.  also will not recognize any type of disc inserted.  any suggestions to help me out? i'm not very electronic or technical savvy.... ANY help would be greatly appreciated!! 

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I have an Inspiron 15 3537, Lately I have been unable to play any of my games as I count on my disc drive to play them. I have begun to see a message saying please insert a disc when there is one in there. I have been unable to find any problems with it, would anyone know what might be causing this to happen and how i can fix this?
Much thanks.

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Hi this is on windows xp!
The dvd+rw drive only reads as a cd drive!
it will burn cd-r but it wont read a dvd+r +rw disc no matter what i try!
Im trying to burn a data disc for my car stereo,but it spits the disk out saying insert a blank disc!
there are brand new philips dvd+rw discs!
I think its the xp that dont support it codec!!
Any help be great and i know its xp.but you people must remember issues with xp!

A:Dvd+rw drive not reading black disc

Have you tested it with different software?

http://download.cnet.com/Ashampoo-Bu...uctListing;pop

CDBurnerXP - Download.com

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I know the fault is in my computer because I tested the disc at my neighbour's computer and it read fine. Plus, other discs read fine. Even other installation discs, so I am puzzled and feel the only way to get things back to where they should be is to reformat the hard drive. is there another way?

A:D drive not reading installation disc

Hmmm...I guess I don't see where formatting a hard drive...would be the way to go when an optical drive doesn't act properly.

What is this "installation disk" that won't be read...what does it relate to? Program? O/S?

Louis

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Hello. I have a small problem. My DVD drive is not reading a DVD that I put my music backup on.
The drive reads burned cds and dvds with movies just fine. I burned the music dvd using Nero 6.

The odd thing is that I am using the same DVD rom that I had on another computer. It read that disc just fine. Now I have a refurbished computer and the drive shows no files when I put it in.
Any Ideas? Thank you in advance.
 

A:DVD Rom drive not reading burned disc

Did you try restarting your computer? Or cleaning your DVD for kicks? I mean that drive in your refurbished computer reads other DVDs and CDs just fine so it should read this DVD just fine. And you also said you were able to read the files off of this DVD on your other computer using the same drive.

What I think is going on here is some software issue. Make sure Windows is updated, so is the CD/DVD Rom drivers.
 

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Acer Aspire 5920, DVD super multi drive.

The drive opens and closes, the green light flashes for awhile but you can't see the drive anymore in my computer at all.

In the device manager the DVD/CD Rom drive has a yellow fault type icon, the drive there's entitled; Slimtype DVD A DS8A1P ATA Device.

Trying to find a new driver windows says the latest is installed. Disabling the device and re-enabling does nothing.

Any help appreciated.
 

A:Disc drive on laptop not reading discs

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Hey,

I was trying to install a game recently, and when the installation hit 49% the drive sounded like it quit running. A few seconds later I got an error message saying there was a problem copying one of the files to my hard drive and gave me the choices to abort, retry, or ignore. Retry did nothing and ignore skipped that particular file only to do it again. The installation was barely continuing and it gave me another message that the installation had failed.

If anyone has any idea what is going on and how I could fix it, please post back.

Thanks,
Batosai
 

A:CD Drive quits reading disc halfway through installation

Clean that CD, either dirty or scratched (or illegally copied).
Try another CD-drive.
 

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Hi and thanks for your help,
I've tried various things, googling things, I am a beginner in computer tech literacy. My windows 10 is not playing or reading my F drive cd's and dvd's. I've read you have to BUY an app to play dvds, but its not reading my cds either in WMP, or VLC player. My drive manager says my drive is fine.

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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 am pretty computer illiterate so if you need more info let me know but my computer has stopped recognizing that there is a cd in the d drive. when i go through my comp and d drive properties under hardware there is something listed as HDS722540VLAT20 that appears to be selected as the drive in use. When I try to change it to the cd drive it won't stay selected. For the HD... drive it shows the location as 0/0, so I am wondering if somehow that got selected as the drive but there is no such thing on my computer? I tried deleting it but that didn't work. I wasn't having any kind of problem with this until a few days ago. I installed Dreamwaever and Fireworks a few weeks ago but tried uninstalling those and that didn't work either. Please help me. I am so frustrated!!!
 

A:D: drive issues- not reading any kind of cd

I used google to check on the long number that you quoted. It appears that this is a Dell brand marking for several different parts.
Right click on my computer, then click on manage, then go to device mgr, then go to dvd\cd rom and click on that. You will see one or 2 listings. Right click and "scan for hardware changes" and see if that works. Wouldnt hurt to reboot after that.
If that fails then turn pc off, open case and unhook the cdrom from the system, take off the ide cable and the power cable to the cdrom. Then boot up your pc and do as above, go to dev mgr and "scan for hardware changes" in the dvd\cdrom section, even though your cdrom is not hooked up do this anyway.
Turn your pc off and hook up the ide and power cables to your cdrom and boot up, go to dev mgr and see what it says now.
Also see if it works now.
About dreamweaver and fireworks. Even if you do an uninstall these and most other programs leave pieces of themselves around and can still cause problems. After running uninstall you need to go to program files and look for a folder for that program and delete it. Thats only the first step, you also have to go to the registry and use the "edit\find" feature to search for dreamweaver and fireworks entries that are still there. You should find many entries and delete them. But only delete an entry if it mentions dreamweaver or fireworks and make sure you back up your registry before you start. When you open the registry, look in... Read more

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Hi,
I have 3 usb ports in my laptop. Till last week, I was able to access pen drives using any of the port. Today, when I insert a pen drive in any port, first, my anti-virus (Kaspersky) asks for scan or skip scan, and simultaneously system shows a window stating "There was a problem installing this hardware USB Mass Storage Device.."
I click finish and this repeats until I remove the pen drive from the port.
I tested whether my port is working fine and attached a mouse, it works fine.

I have windows XP with all service pack updates installed.

Please help in resolving this.
 

A:Issues with reading a pen drive in Windows XP

Uninstall "USB Mass Storage Device" from the device manager, then do "Scan for new Hardware" from the action menu. This should re-install the correct drivers. NO 3rd party drivers needed, they come with windows
 

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I sell Tupperware and we receive sales flyers which we can print.  I like to print them & then scan them into a jpeg so that I can use either on Facebook or in the body of an email to my customer base.  Well, Saturday, I scanned this weeks flyers in to convert, but I keep getting an error message on my computer screen:
 
The photos you are saving can not be written to disk.  Check your free hard drive space & write permissions for where you are saving your photos & try again.
 
I went through my Tupperware Folder of pictures & saved the ones I wanted to a CD and deleted the rest that were in that particular folder.  Then I went to my computer to check the Hard Drive space & I have 3/4 of my hard drive free Free space: .52.4GB out of 71.0 GB
 
I don't understand why I'm receiving this error message if I have so much free space on my hard drive. I've run MB and nothing came up.
 
What can I do to fix this?
 
Thank you in advance 
 
Ellen 
I'm running Windows XP Home Edition 2002 Service Pack 2; & I use Chrome 26 as my browser.

A:Issues with printer reading my hard drive

Why are you not running SP3 and the 100 or so updates after that?

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I have trouble to get speed on my P-ATA drive (Hitachi Deskstar 160GB, or Maxtor 300 GB) connected to my motherboard P-ATA IDE-channel. Asus support can not help me resolve this, so I rely on this forum now

Brief system spec:
ASUS P5Q SE
Kingston 2x1GB memory DDR
SATA drive (for OS) Seagate Barracuda.
Win XP, SP3

The SATA drive works fine, fast and show up in BIOS setting.
The P-ATA DVD-RW Samsung also works fine, for both reading and writing. This is connected as Master.
The P-ATA HDD, slave, however is extremely slow, 1GB file transfer takes 15 minutes at least.
Their is no setting available in BIOS for the P-ATA devices, except for determining boot sequence.
It does not help to disconnect the SATA, or to change to master, or to re-format, or to change to my Maxtor disc.

BTW, I tried to do a clean installation of Windows7 on the P-ATA, which includes doing a format, but the drive was slow through the entire installation process and after 1hr copying files from the DVD, I gave up. So apparantly, even though no OS is installed, the drive is painfully slow.

Anyone who can help me to investigate this further and resolve?

Thanks
JOhan
 

A:Solved: Slow reading from P-ATA drive on ASUS P5Q SE

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Hello, just like the topic states. Pretty new notebook with Vista 64 bit OS. Takes forever to load and the hard drive reads incessantly during this time. After it loads, will quiet for a time, then start reading again.

DDS and Root Repeal do not work with my OS.

Thank you for any and all help.

A:VERY Slow Startup and Hard Drive Constantly Reading

As no logs have been posted, I am shifting this topic from the specialized HiJack This forum to the Am I Infected forum.==>PLEASE DO NOT NOW POST LOGS<== unless a log is specifically requested.

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I'm worried my external hard drive is dying. Whenever I plug it in I get prompted to scan for errors and read and writing to the disk to insanely slow all of a sudden. I've tried it on different USB ports and with a different cable just to eliminate those variables.

It's a 500GB Verbatim Portable Hard Drive (this one I think but a little over a year old now http://www.verbatim.com/prod/hard-drives/portable/acclaim/)

I'm hoping there's a way to fix it as right now getting a new drive is a little out of my price range but I'm not really sure how to troubleshoot this sort of thing.
 

A:Slow reading and writing with external hard drive

According to the warranty: [A link to the PDF is provided at the link you gave.] http://www.verbatim.com/UserFiles/File/Hardware%20Limited%207-Year%20Warranty.pdf

Verbatim warrants its products to be free of defects in material and workmanship under normal use and service for a period of 7 years from the date of purchase. Verbatim&#8217;s sole obligation with respect to claims of non -conformance made within the warranty period described above shall be, at its option, to repair or replace any item of Equipment that Verb atim, in its sole discretion, determines to be defective, subject to the procedure set forth.

Download the warranty to read in its entirety.
 

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I just purchased a compaq 610 laptop about two months ago , when i first purchased it i decided to test burning some discs with the first couple of tries being successful on my third try the discs would only burn half way, after with i noticed the smallest of smudges on the disc,

Now fast foward i have now began to notice along with being very loud the disc drive will not play any discs that has any sort of Abrasion on it, almost as if the disc has to be in perfect condition before the drive even considers playing it ! i just wondered if there was anyway i can attempt to rectify this issue by myself, or if this was somthing normal, or if it was faulty.

thank you for any help
 

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Hi all,
Ive had this problem before and had to amend it with factory restore and im not doing it this time.....

Anyway...
The Hard Drive seems to be reading 'all over the place' when i start windows as it is slow and once Windows has started and Bit Defender has loaded up and my network connection the Hard-Drive light flashes intermittentley for about 60 seconds after its 'Ready-to-Go' the light stays on for half a second and off for half a second repeatedly for a minute and sometimes after Ive accessed the drive (used some programs)

Another thing that gives the game away is that when it is actually starting up then XP welcome sound breaks up as though the drive is trying to access other parts of itself whilst playing back the sound.... AND the mouse pointer keeps sticking, I have tried Checking drive with SpySweeper 5, ive erased all tracks with tracks eraser pro and used Diskeeper v10 to dafregment (even though it says that its ok) and when i did it took hours (it used to take 5 mins cos drive was always 'clean') I used the FAAST defrag on it also and it took hours and made no difference....

I tried system restore in XP but the 3 points I tried they all failed and i noticed when Diskeeper 10 was defragmenting most of the stuff it was moving seemed to be system restore items in the 'System Volume Information/_restore' folder.... What I had been upto at the time of this happening was i was downloading Live Aid 85 for my girlfriend wh... Read more

A:Windows slow / Hard drive seems to be reading 2x places at same time

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[font=Fixedsys]Hello, I have come across a new issue(s) that I am unable to figure out. I am hoping there is someone here to assist. A few days ago I was working on my computer online and everything was good. The next day, approx. 20 hrs, I turned my machine back on. I got sidetracked and when I came back a half hour later, instead of my XP screen and the normal start-up programs, there was a blue screen and a check going on. It said something like "checking disk and cannot read disk" and there was a counted number on each line. These lines of check info were from top to bottom of screen and had corresponding numbers. I tried to exit with a couple key strokes and combinations. I decided to let it go and it went on for 4-5 hours, or until the next morning sometime. Numbers went up to like 5K or more. When I got up the next day, it had come to a few new lines of info reading "replacing invalid security ID/ default security ID for file #s/ security verification complete/ correcting errors in master file table MFT Mirror/ correcting errors in attribute definition table/ correcting errors in the uppercase files/ replacing bad clusters in ligfile" it had frozen seemingly at that. I decided to turn off using the power button and holding it down. Which I do not like to do, but I was stuck. Everytime after I turned it on, XP takes awhile to start up, when it starts to load it stoppes and goes to the F: drive needs to be checked and has an option to escape check. I... Read more

A:Issues : Checking Disc / 2nd Drive Unformatted

Nobody knows what this is? I have to opt out of disk checking every time i turn on my computer unless I have 10 hrs to kill....which I dont. I also do not need to loose my valuble info on the 2nd drive that has apparerntly become unformatted. Anyone please help?!

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Dear Forum Members:

I received a DVD+R (RW) disc containing JPGs that I can view on a DVD player connected to a television. However, when I put the same disc into my computer's DVD player/burner, the drive merely spins and I cannot access the disc at all. I use the computer's DVD player/burner to burn data onto DVD+R discs all the time, so I doubt that the drive is incompatible with the DVD+R format. I also have no problems reading files from other DVD+R discs.

I also tried using ISOBuster, but that application does not recognize the disc in the drive either. Instead, ISOBlaster simply stops responding (presumably because it continues trying to read the disc).

I would either (i) like to read the DVD in my computer's DVD player/burner, or (ii) extract data files from the disc. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you,
- CluelessNewbie
 

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Hey

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

Help

Thanks
 

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

anyone?
 

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Alright over the past few weeks I have been trying to deal with this problem, my computer won't read discs what so ever. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling the drivers but so far no hope =(, it just states that there is no disc present. For example I'll insert a movie into my drive and nothing will pop up, so then I go into My Computer and try to access it manually from there. At this point it lags a little and then the disc ejects telling me there is no disc present, any ideas?
 

A:Disc reading

Hello EvODrHan, and welcome to TSG.

Could be a hardware failure of the drive.
 

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When I was in college, I had a computer that ran ME. During my four years, my major required me to type ALL of my lecture notes and print them--to put in a folder to turn in. I have kept the disc and I would like to take all of my notes and put them on this computer. I put in the disc and it keeps prompting me to get the Adaptec UDF reader. When I click on the link to get said program, it runs and says that it is installed correctly. I then go to click on the disc icon to get my documents and I get the same message again. I've gone to Cnet and have downloaded a driver from there and have pretty much had the same reaction. It says it's finished loading (I even rebooted my computer) and when I click on the disc, I get the same thing. Do any of you people have a way to resolve this? I'd really love to get these notes on here and review/refresh.

The computer I had in college was running ME. The computer I have now is running Windows 7. I hope I've given you guys enough information. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated!!!

A:Reading a disc from ME

What format are the notes created in? What is the file type suffix?

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hey techs, pls help me out coz i'm stuck in a problem . its lyk whenever i insert any mp3 cd my cd-rom is unable to read it. it only shows the .cda extension files nothin else. Rest any other cd's are workin perfectly.

Pls Help...!!!

What should i do ???

 

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DVD rom isn't reading any disks, i have a ASUS drw-24b1st. I checked my device manager and it has an exclamation on the dvd-rom. I tried to run FIX IT but it isn't compatible for windows 8.1. Anyone help?
P.S i aslo tried troubleshooting it through windows, it didnt help

A:DVD ROM not reading any disc

Improvise, and change for 8 instead:
Click Start
, type regedit in the Start Search box, and then click regedit in the Programs list.
If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type your password or click Continue.Locate and then click the following registry subkey:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
If you see UpperFilters in the pane on the right side, right-click UpperFilters, and then click Delete.Click Yes to confirm the removal of the UpperFilters registry entry.If you see LowerFilters in the pane on the right side, right-click LowerFilters, and then click Delete.Click Yes to confirm the removal of the LowerFilters registry entry.Exit Registry Editor, and then restart the computer.

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k i got the old type of ps2 not the new slim one .. im to poor to get it ;_; so i bought the new game ".hack GU" and the ps2 doesnt seem to want to read it... its not the first time that it has happened it also happened with some other games ex. god of war, summoner, etc... so any help would be appreciated if u got any questions on the model and stuff plz be detaild and tell me how to figure it out cus i dont really know much about the internal stuff so yeah thxs
 

A:ps2 disc reading probs

Here are a couple of guides...I have never used any of them so I can't say if one is better than the other.......................

http://www.ultimateconsoleguides.com/playstation_2.htm

http://arstechnica.com/articles/paedia/hardware/ps2.ars/1
 

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I am having trouble with my CD-ROM not reading any discs I put in. I had been cleaning out programs that I wasn't using. I deleted RealOne player and Quick Time. And after that tried playing an audio CD and it would not play. I made my default player MusicMatch and it still isn't playing any CD's.

It will not read any of my program disc either. I have a Sound Blaster sound card. Thought it might be a problem with that so put my program CD into the CD-ROM and it wouldn't read that.

HELP I am lost at this point.

Thanks Tx
 

A:CDROM not reading disc

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I have windows sp3, i was trying to burn an iso on a dvd-r but when i try the disc cannot be detected at all. I used Alcohol 120% program but it just says no disc, the cd i was using is a Sony DVD-R 16x, and i got a new pack on dvd-r TDK (50 pack) but im afraid if i open it and it doesnt work its a waste of money. so please tell me why dvd+r works and cds work. Wondering why a dvd-r wont be detected.

A:Windows XP Disc Reading Help

bump

*aso anyway to make my dvd+r drive read dvd-r? or something?

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I am having a problem with my cd rom not reading picture cd's only from a certain developer. It opens other disc and pic disc from other developers no problem. I have tried different photo programs to no avail. The best it ever did was recognize that a disc was in the machine, but did not read the pics. Any comments.
 

A:cd rom not reading certain picture disc

could these that wont read possibly be on a cd-rw instead of a cd-r.......if so then there could be a problem with your computer reading them
 

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Hi all,

Can i somehow read files from a DVD disc (contains programs and demos) with only a RW-drive (always get insert dis into drive message when i put it in and try to open it, is there any program or such i can use to do this

hope u guys can help me out there
 

A:Reading files on dvd disc

Hi ingi,

What do you " RW-drive " You need a dvd rom drive at least to be able to read a dvd, if you trying to use a cd-rw then sorry, no can do. If are using a dvd rom then you should be able to open the dvd from my computer>select drive>right click>open, or something along those lines.

Good luck and let us know how you go
 

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I use a DELL with a CD burner using A Samsung DVD-ROM, and a TEAC DVD+RW.
I have a RW disc that has a 100 or so files that wont open. Clicking on "Properties" it shows the disc has 215 MB of used, and 352 MB of free space.
When I virus scan the disc, it displays the titles to each of the files as they are being scanned.
I tried the neighbors PC with the same results. Oddly enough, when he opened the drive there was a listing of the files but were all "Grayed" out. When he clicked on a file it opened. Before we could click on another file, all the "Grayed" files dissappeared.
Obviously, none of the mfg. I talked to werent interested in helping on their product.
Anyone out there interested enough in helping an old man out of a jam?
Thanks!!!!
 

A:Trouble reading a RW disc

Packet writing is notoriously unreliable and should only be used for things you can afford to lose.

If you have access to Roxio Creator, it has a scandisk for RWs that sometimes will correct a faulty disk. Otherwise, if your files must be recovered, try IsoBuster from http://www.smart-projects.net/isobuster/ .
 

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Hello,

I went out to purchase an ACER Aspire 5551G laptop today (it was just so damned cheap), and all was going well, until I tried to install some programs.

The Rom was insanely loud, it was literally vibrating my whole desk. At first I thought it was the CD Tray being loose but it does not look like that is the case.

I am assuming the alternate possibility that it is just running too fast, so I would like to ask for solutions to this problem.

The optical drive I have currently is, Matshita DVD-ROM UK890AS.

Thank you in advance.

powerapple
 

A:DVD-ROM very noisy when reading disc

infact, i think the tray is loose...
 

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I converted some MP3's to .wav w/Adaptec EZ CD creator so that I could burn them to my CDR. The recording process went fine and it spit the CD out saying that the "Recording completed successfully". The CD is green on the "recorded" side and silver on the label side. I can see that data covers 75% of the green side. However, when I attempt to open the disc it shows empty and if I attempt to play it in any cd player it just spins. What up with that!?
 

A:Not Reading burned Disc

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When I run my AVG,in the results I have noticed that all is OK except I see at the top of the results:Objects,Boot sector of disc C:
results:reading error
status:Error
How do I copy the page of AVG that this is on if I have to post somewhere.
What does this error mean as I feel this is why I am having certain problems with my PC..Thanx..
 

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I would just like to say hi to everyone with this being my first post.I'm having a problem with my computer not reading discs and can't seem to find a solution.Hopefully someone here can help me,I've tried to research the problem myself but got nowhere.

What happened was I was uploading a bunch of files from discs to save in my ''documents''. They were mostly wmw files coming off of DVD-R discs.I had only saved select files of each disc on my computer.After I saved the files to my computer and then tried to run several of the discs again later they will not read.

Some of the discs will play but some will not.For instance,I went to ''my computer'' with one of the discs that would not play in the drive and it says that there is still data on the disc.I thought maybe it got erased somehow but that's not the case.

Now when I was uploading some of the files I accidently had Windows Medai Player playing the disc while transferring files and the computer was making strange sounds.I quickly stopped the Player from running.Possibly I considered the disc drive went bad but it still plays select discs with files on them.When I put in the discs that don't read it sounds like the computer just keeps revving up.

Any help would be great. I'm pulling my hair out over here.Thanks

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hi,
i jest replaced a dead dvd rom with a ASUS BW-12B1ST Blu-Ray Writer 12X BD-R 16X DVD+R SATA
and the bios see it, windows 7 see's it and installs the driver but every time i try to access the drive the explorer will go not responding and when i use task manager to shutdown the system hangs on logging off and will sit there forever.

what is odd is if i have a disk in and boot the computer it will see the disk and show and work perfectly with that disk until i remove the disk and insert a new disk (this only happens with audio c.d's, dvd's data disks works perfect and blue rays are untested.

thoughts?

A:blue ray disk drive reading disk issues with windows 7

What a coincidence -- I have exactly the same BlueRay drive as you. However, my motherboard has two sets of SATA connectors and I have the BlueRay connected to the one that is NOT set as AHCI. I found when I had it connected to one of the AHCI connectors, I could not boot using it and had problems using it otherwise.

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Hi, I'm having problems with my DVD data back-up discs. I burned three discs on my brand new DVD burner and they won't copy files properly off the disk back on my hard drive. It will copy some, then stall and the disc whirrs away. It will sometimes come up with a crc error. I can view, listen to, etc all files though and even do a save as on the files that it specifically would come up with an error message with. I recently reformatted my hard drive and only then noticed that the copy function doesn't work properly, so unfortunately I can't say that it was properly working before the reformat. I would only verify the disc by seeing if i could view the files on another DVD drive.
I tried looking for a driver on the Lite-on website but it just says that it uses a default windows driver. I also re-installed some software that came with the burner.
Can i still recover this data possibly?

Liteon DVDRW SOHW-812S, I used Fujifilm DVD-R 4.7 GB discs.
AMD Athlon 1800+, Gigabyte GA-7VRX motherboard, 512MB Ram, Nvidia 64MB
graphics card.

Thanks for your help.
 

A:DVD-R data disc not reading properly

Have you tried copying off the files on another drive or computer? Any scrathes on smudges on the disc?

To prevent this issue inthe future try some of the following:

You may wish to try updating the firmware of the drive: http://www.liteonit.com/ODD/English...vd rw.asp?Flag=1&Item=DR8US0Q&Model=SHOW-812S
Sometimes its just a problem with certain media.

You should also consider installing the latest chipset/IDE drivers for your VIA chipset: http://www.viaarena.com/default.aspx?PageID=2&Type=1
(Via Hyperion 4-in-1 Version 4.55)

Also try updating your CD burning software. For example Nero puts out software patches to fix issues with certain drives or update the CD burning engine.
 

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I have a Pioneer 105 DVD-ROM drive in my computer with which I am trying to view a movie which is on a writable DVD disc (NOT a DVD-RAM disc).

The problem is is that my drive seems to recognise the disc as an Audio disk (which it is not). However it does not play at all.

The disc shows that it has about 1.8Gig on it with one audio track, so would I be in some way be able to use some kind of software / change some setting to read it properly or at least copy it off as an ISO image?

Thanks,
ChrisB.
 

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