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Help My Toshiba A205-S5851 CD/DVD drive is not reading any CDs or DVDs What can I do? PLS help, it is a 5 months old computer. Thank you Amir Ishak

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  • Anonymous Feb 10, 2009

    I put in a DVD or CD and it doesnt play. Diagnostics say everything is fine

  • pittsfromva Feb 11, 2009

    toshiba sat.a205 will not read discs

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Boot manager compressed on Toshiba A205-S5851?????


Find a copy of the Windows install CD/DVD for your version of Windows (XP, Vista, Win7). If you can get a version that matches your SP, it will be better. Try to find a Windows Users Group member or someone who builds/repairs computers. You might be able to use third-party hard drive partition utility to repair the boot manager. (This is less certain - the directions will depend on the utility.) You might be able get the installer on a USB flash drive and boot to that.

To select the boot order, try pressing Esc or F12 (or watch the screen for a prompt) repeatedly after turning on the computer.

If you have the CD, boot to the optical drive with the Windows disc in the drive. (The go to the Recovery Console and choose the Command Prompt. Type C: followed by pressing Enter (to move to the C drive)
Next type in bootrec /FixMbr and press Enter (repeat this key after each command)
then type in bootrec /fixboot
then type in bootrec /rebuildbcd
then type in exit
restart your computer.

If the fixboot command doesn't work, type in attrib bootmgr -s -r -h followed by pressing Enter. Then type in del bootmgr . Then retry the above commands from the bootrec /fixboot on. (This is needed if Windows doesn't think you own the bootmgr file.)

For a partition management utility, again boot from the optical disk. Then look for a repair boot option. (I know where the command is for the Paragon Utility that I use; other programs may be different.)

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

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Hi, My laptop is: TOSHIBA SATELLITE A205-S5851 When using the Skype, I can hear perfectly but no one can hear me, I am not using an external microphone, can someone help?


This model Toshiba does not have a built-in microphone.
For people to hear you, you need a mocrophone.
You need to attach an external microphone to the Toshiba and configure Skype to use the external microphone.

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Try getting your recovery DVD's out --- put Disk 1 into the drive; choose "Install Applications and drivers" --- click Next and follow the directions.

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Possible dirty cd laser lens. The CD & DVD lens are different so one may work and not the other. First step would be to try cleaning with a good quality lens cleaner. If it still does not work then it would be cheaper to replace the drive than to try and have the old one repaired. Hope this helps.

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Dvd rom not reading cds/dvds


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My dvd drive in my computer won't play dvds


1. Completely remove any dvd/cd player/burner softwares (i.e. Nero, Power DVD, etc.).
2. Go to device manager and remove your DVD/CD device from the device list
3. Restart you laptop
4. Windows will then try to reinstall the device drivers again for the DVD drive.
5. After another restart, then reinstall your dvd softwares again.

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Dvd rom not reading dvd while reading cd properly!!!


The demands on the drive differ greatly for reading CDs & DVDs.
This is a common problem since alignment of the drive is very critical for DVDs and often fails first.

I don't offer much hope, but you might buy a special disk for cleaning optical drives; sometimes they will help.

This article has some tips that might be of use:

http://www.smartcomputing.com/editorial/article.asp?article=articles%2F2003%2Fs1409%2F10s09%2F10s09.asp

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