My dvd in my emachines quit working...so had new one installed...it worked for about 15 minutes and quit..device manager says device is working properly. Could it be my ribbon cable? Or something worse??
If its the ribbon cable itll tell you when you first turn the computer on. try going to setup in bios and see if it reads it there. i had a problem like this, i tried to have a dvd drive and a cd-rw drive together. i read on the dvd drive that it can be the only drive installed so i took the other one out and it worked fine.
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Make sure it has power (ejects). Check Device Manager in Safe Mode by pressing F8 during boot. Right click My Computer > Manage. Select Device Manager > View > Show Hidden Devices. Now delete all DVD/CD-ROMs and reboot. Windows will say "New Hardware Found" and install.
Further troubleshooting?Check BIOS by pressing F key (correct F key is noted during boot) and make sure BIOS see's the Optical Drive.
This driver is usually loaded with windows and is not available to the support site ..but you can try just in case..I think this is caused by a virus that attacked the drive ..and the fix is to engage the recovery partition or use a disk to reinstall the operation system ..I advice this way ..cause I did had this issue before ...more than once ..and even if you get to device manager and reinstall the driver from the system memory ..it is already affected and will do the same after a a few minutes..or to the next restart .. let me know if you need something in order to proceed .. I suggest to use the recovery cause it has a much simpler procedure .. Good luck !
have you checked device manager to see if your sound driver is installed to access device manager in xp you go to start run and type devmgmt.msc in vista and windows 7 go to start>start search>type device manager if you soundcard isnt installed it will appear as multimedia audio contoller then you will have to download the driver from emachines website Http://support.emachines.com
sounds like the disk - not the recorder - - try cleaning the disk with windex -
also - try removing the DVD player from the list of divices -
go to divice manager - look for the DVD player - recorder - etc - - and select REMOVE - this will force the pc to reload the drivers for your unit.
download driver for your dvd... i hade simmiler problems with tsstcorp ..in my case i updated the firmware of device and it worked like charm... for audio try to install it from device manager.... with have disk...
this is the main problem with windows 7 not all the old vista or xp software is compatible yet, i hear things like this alot with windows 7, try looking in device manager and try to auto search for the software on the net you may have some luck but if its not compatible with windows 7 it still wont work
have you check driver of the dvd room,on control panel click,click system,click hardware,click device manager,on device maneger click cd/dvd coom,then left click your cd room,click properties check driver,if no driver update,or if you have cd installer
install the driver.have a nice day
Have you tried to enter BIOS? Are you able to enter BIOS?? There may be an option you have to hit to enable SATA, and to select the boot device order, which may be messing things up. Also, remember that STATIC ELECTRICITY is your enemy! Ground yourself when working inside the case.