Hi, i have a toshiba satellite pro laptop running windows vista business, my dvd drive always asks me to format a disk when i put it in however i know these disks have files on. any ideas? greatful for any help.
I have the hl-dt-st dvdram gma-4082n dvd/cd burner and my driver is corrupted.I have uninstalled the device numerous times and it alway results in the same result.The system adds it when I use add new hardware but when you go to my computer the drive is not listed.Please i need this drive to be working!Can anyone help me out?
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Put the "System Restore" disk into the drive,
and restart your computer.
Choose to "change boot order" so that the first boot-device is your CD/DVD unit.
Your computer *WILL* boot from the disk in the drive,
allowing you to reinstall Windows.
It is not problem with your hardware,it is problem with your operating system. This happens due to invalid registry entry on the system files,you may clean the registry by using glary utiliy or any other free registry cleaning software,it may solve your problem.If it is not you have to reinstall windows operating system by formatting your system drive.
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First go into Setup (usually F1,F2 or del) at start-up. See if your drives show up there. With Windows running, right click My Computer, left click Properties, left click Hardware, left click Device Manager, left click DVD/CD-ROM drives. Also check IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers. Do the drives show up there? If they do right click on drive and left click Update Driver. If they are not there go back to System Properties and left click on Add Hardware Wizard. This will search for devices. It may ask you to insert Windows CD which of course you can not do because the drives don't work. Try a different drive. When you cleaned out your computer did you delete or uninstall Office? That may be what caused this problem. None of this may work but it is a starting point.
You seem to be onto things (though your problem classification was generic instead of for your Toshiba model A305.) Install all the updated drivers for your laptop from the laptop's support site (Toshiba's, that is) so you can use your drive. Drives fail sometimes, and you could try sticking an old movie or something in there instead of nothing, but it is likely it is just the missing driver.