Cant find out why its not recognized, nor will it ever open or respond to anything, have searched forums for it.... i have an acer aspire 5570z, this is the driver located HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-T10N ATA Device
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Re: dvd/cd drive isnt recognized
First determine if this is a hardware issue or driver issue by going to the setup at boot and pressing whatever Acer has as a setup entry like F2, Delete, etc. then making sure that the drives are listed and the proper bus enabled. If no DVD drive is listed then a connection is not made. If it is listed then verify that the primary, secondary, IDE, SATA, etc. options are enabled. Some drives only open by right-clicking the drive icon whereas most open with a physical button as well.
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control panel admistrive tools,computer management,device manager scroll down cd dvd rom drives you might see a yellow question mark ? right click you can you can update driver,roll back driver,or select properties general troubleshoot, select driver click to reinstall drivers click update driver or uninstall then reinstall if this does not fix the problem it might be a registry problem if you cant see your disk drive in windows explorer Close all open programs
Click on Start, Run, and typeregedit and press Enter Click on the plus signs (+) next to the following folders
This folder is the DVD/CD-ROM Drive Class Description in the registry. Look for any of the following names in the right hand column.
If any of the above keys shown in step 4 are listed, right-click on them and choose Delete
After deleting the keys, close the registry editor Reboot your computer Open My Computer and check to see if your CD or DVD drives have returned. You may also want to open Device Manager and verify that the yellow exclamation and error code on the CD or DVD drive is gone.
With any computer this is a question that must be answered by those that provide the driver software. Like the number above (Dimension 3100) you should begin your search here=> Dimension 3100 Drivers that is if you have not altered the driver by putting a different player in the slot. What you need to do is test the drive using the Dell diagnostics. The procedure can be found in the CD/DVD FAQ. Run the "read test". You'll need to insert various disc types during the test.
Check if the dvd drive has not been disabled in device manager.
Click on start->run->type devmgmt.msc you will get the device manager windows under disk drives check for the dvd drive and if its not disabled.
you dont need to program anything you most probably are missing a driver for it, go to your start menu and right click on computer, a little window will appear next to it go to the bottom and select properties now in the top left corner you will see device manager open that now it will display a list of all the devices on your laptop if there are any devices with a yellow triangle with an explanation mark in it that device isnt working properly, so look at your CD ROM drive in the list if it has a yellow triangle double click on the on it it should of now opened another window with a few option click search computer for drivers if that fails click browse web for drivers, if you get stuck or if that doesn't work get back to me
There are many compatibility issues still with CD/DVD formats and disk drive manufacturer's. Check the format of the disk (CD-RW, CD+RW, etc...) Sounds like the drive isn't recognizing the format this disk was written in. Google CD/DVD format types for a better understanding.
Turn off the laptop completely. There is one screw on the bottom holding it in place. Take out the screw and then take out the drive from the laptop. Put it back into place and make sure it reseats snug into the slot. Press F10 to get into the BIOS and see if its recognized in there, if it is then you know that it was the drive not getting seated properly. If its still not getting recognized then try another knowng good working drive in there.
Also make sure you reset the defaults in the BIOS. if the new drive isnt seen in there then it could be a bad controller on the motherboard and if the machine is under warranty, get the motherboard replaced.
I think your DVD burner is faulty and requires replacing, as they are very innexpensive to replace as you wili probably know,so don't waste too much time trying to solve it.
It isnt the decoder as thats a peice software
that comes in certain burning programmes,
the laser is able to read cds as the tracks are wider apart than dvd's and are easier to read.
The drives dont last as long as they used to because, keeping the price of burners down, like anything else means cutting corners and costs and in burners cases as was the case with PS2's the lasers are cheap and soon fail.