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Given this is quite an old drive, a bad CD read laser could be the problem Anybody want to back me up, or shed some additional light on that? The device reads and opens CDs and CD-ROMs but if I place a DVD or DVD-ROM in it doesn't read it. This computer has been upgraded from a Windows 7 PC with the exact same hardware, aside from the replacement of the ODD once this issue started. Notice the separate pins for LD(DVD) and LD(CD). http://magicnewspaper.com/drive-not/solved-d-drive-reading-hard-drive-not-cd-rom.html

DVDs play, as well. If you click on the drive in explorer and you get the message that there is no disc in the drive, then it isn't reading it charlie2000Jan 14, 2016, 6:50 AM So simple it realy pisses me off how people including Microsoft wasted 3 solid days of my time with nothing but bullshit. Repair or replace the bad discs. https://www.cnet.com/forums/discussions/help-dvd-drive-doesn-t-recognize-music-cds-anymore-341210/

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Fortunately, my Inspiron was still under warranty. Yes DVD kind or CD kind, nothing works. Please try the request again. Then see if it will read either CD or DVD.

I'm still holding out hope there is something else I can do. any suggestions ? The money he required was not acceptable for fixing what I thought should be repaired for free. Windows Media Player Not Recognizing Cd Information This can damage the optics inside the drive and make matters much worse.

Make sure when you run the firmware all program are closed and disable your Antivirus. Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Do not use compression software Compression software can cause several issues during the recording process. https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/477019/disc-drive-cannot-read-audio-cds-but-can-read-data-cds/ But, wanted to run a DVD, so here I am again.

Click the Hardware tab and click the Device Manager button. Audio Cd Won't Play On Computer Just now, I put a minute amount of spit on my finger and wiped the little blue lense with it (thought nothing else to lose) and hey presto now reading disks. He told me to get a lens cleaner CD. Join thousands of tech enthusiasts and participate.

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The only time you need a driver for a CD-Rom drive is when your in DOS mode. The first one just kinda crapped out one day, and I had no luck getting it to read anything. Cd Drive Not Recognizing Disc Windows 7 Reply to NicoleHillAuthor Inmate 001May 21, 2016, 4:45 AM does anyone have a solution like NicoleHillAuthor's but for windows 10? Windows 10 Won't Play Cd Helpful +0 Report helper billy Jun 28, 2009 at 09:07 PM Well I had a problem similiar and maybe my advice can help you.

Thanks, (Bernie). Discover More That solved the problem. Hope it helps. It's a LG. Windows 10 Won't Read Cd

it has a brush on it that will clean ur lens Report Kenshin- Apr 1, 2009 at 09:49 PM guys! Nov 21, 2010 #13 (You must log in or sign up to reply here.) Show Ignored Content Similar Topics Cd/dvd rom wont read cds May 8, 2008 Hl-dt-st dvd-rom gdr8163b wont Bad data, scratches, or smudges on discs are preventing the drive from reading the data. useful source Make sure Use AutoPlay for all media and devices is selected.

orgwoodFeb 10, 2015, 9:10 PM seta said: Hi all, I am going to add on to this thread because I am experiencing the same problem. Dvd Drive Not Reading Dvd But Reads Cd Programs running in the background may cause issues during the burn process. If you're running XP, it is probably not a software problemGo through the checklist - make sure the drive has a tight power connection.

The DVD driver was playing fine until a week ago when it stopped reading some DVDs but not all, and now it won't read any of them at all.

For years it just laid in a corned inside a box, in a good condition. It CAN READ CDs, it CAN'T BURN CDs, it CAN'T READ DVDs and CAN'T BURN DVDs. Eclipse95Aug 20, 2011, 7:43 PM Hi guys, I have this problem since a week already. Dvd Drive Wont Read Discs Windows 7 Windows will ask for a driver for something like a modem or NIC, but the CD-Rom drive won't need a driver within windows.

If cleaning the CD-R drive does not help, the drive should be replaced. If the lens were dirty, it would certainly not be able to read a DVD; CDs are easy to read by comparison. DVD drive doesn't recognize music CDs anymore a possible reason is that the laser lens of the cd/dvd rom has been contaminated with dust or grease of dirty cd..data is easier http://magicnewspaper.com/drive-not/c-or-d-drive-not-reading-cd-s.html I even did a clean install of windows 7 and tried 3 different dvd devices that were all working, no joy.

Report stephen- Oct 21, 2009 at 10:38 AM my dvd rom was not working and I change it put new one inside and set everything in it . Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - Why not just reinstall Windows? There was a program which was downloaded at the same (which I opted not to download but it did anyway) and it started scanning for errors and cleaned the registry at Click Start, click Run, type sysdm.cpl in the Open box, and then click OK. 2.

Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - gearaspiwdm may be the problem by abd4evr / May 15, 2009 1:17 PM PDT In reply to: DVD doesn't recognize music CDs anymore Back to top #6 DJBPace07 DJBPace07 Topic Starter BC Advisor 4,842 posts OFFLINE Gender:Male Local time:12:01 AM Posted 10 June 2013 - 08:32 AM Have you tried using a hard No questions asked.My experience with those drives - they're fine until they're not. Upon inserting the CD into the drive, the activity light on the optical drive went out, as though it could not read the disc.

orgwoodJan 25, 2015, 6:20 PM radiospotz said: billybgame said: fzabkar said: Game DVDs are just software/data DVDs. UR ALL WELCOME LIVE LIFE HAVE FUN Sasha Louis Jun 26, 2004, 09:22pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse Private Message - Add to Buddy List >>Re: CD Rom Ask ! I hear you there, but if it was just this one used XP computer, I'd buy in....but not when I buy two of them, from separate Ebay sellers, both wiped with

And it won't even fix the problem if it's hardware. Both suddenly stopped working properly at the same time. Repeat these steps using music CDs and DVDs (if your computer has a DVD drive). I have no connection to koyotesoft so I'm unbiased.

Oct 19, 2010 #6 Giwrgos TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 40 T magic i did what you said.Unistaled it, restarted the pc, the windows automaticaly re instaled it but the same YesNo Feedback E-mail Share Print Search Recently added pages View all recent updates Useful links About Computer Hope Site Map Forum Contact Us How to Help Top 10 pages Follow us Get yourself a quality commercial software product such as Roxio. CD-RW in CD-R or CD-ROM drive - Some CD-R drives are incapable of reading CD-RW drives.

Those who think see it as a comedy. If I was in your situation, I'd like to try the drive on another computer, or try a different drive in your computer (optical drives are cheap, you can get some