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OPtical drives not working

After installing Nero 8 on my laptop my optical drives have stopped working.even virtual cd rom is also not working

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Try downloading and installing an ASPI driver from here: http://driverbyte.com/aspi-driver-for-windows-vista_freedownload/

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I have purchase lenovo Y410 but DVD drive not working since 8 days . Kindly suggest how to resovle this issue Thanks Dinesh


I would 'slap' Windows around, and make it reinstall the drivers for the DVD optical drive.

Vista:

[Note* All clicks are Left-click unless otherwise noted]

1) Click on Start (Windows logo button)

2) Click on Control Panel

3) Click on Device Manager

4) After Device Manager loads all the way, click on the + sign to the left of -
DVD/CD-ROM drives

5) Right-click on the name of the DVD optical drive

6) Click on Uninstall

Windows will come up with a 'squawk box',
"Warning you are about to uninstall this device"

It's okay, click on OK.

Now close all windows, and go back to the desktop screen.
Restart the computer.

When Windows has fully loaded you should get a pop-up out of the system tray,
"Found new hardware device", and perhaps another one will follow,
"Found XXXX optical drive"
(XXXX being the name of the optical drive)

If this doesn't work try cleaning the laser optical eye of the DVD optical drive.

Laptop on open the DVD optical drive tray.
Turn the laptop off.
Remove ALL power to the laptop.
(AC adapter {Charger} and Battery)
Use a can of compressed air for computers.

Or use a disk cleaning device for cleaning CD/DVD optical drives. (Power plugged into the laptop)

For additional questions please post in a Comment.
Regards,
joecoolvette

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How do I remove a cd-rom from a hp dv5


1) Work on a table.

2) Remove ALL power to the laptop. AC adapter (Charger) and Battery.

3) Turn the laptop over Front facing you. There is one single Philips head screw to remove.
It's on the bottom of the laptop towards the Front, and is just past the Microphone, and Headphone jacks.

4) Screw removed use a paper clip to open the optical drive tray.
The paper clip is straightened out, then a third of it is bent into a handle to hang onto.

Looking at the optical drive with the laptop upside down, there is a small hole to the Left, on the optical drive tray. Insert the paper clip tool you just made into the hole.
This is a manual release to open the optical drive tray.

Hold onto the optical drive tray with your fingers, pull the optical drive out.

If you are going to replace the optical drive, be sure to remove the optical drive bracket from the back of the optical drive. (Two Philips screws) Install the bracket on the new optical drive.

Regards,
joecoolvette

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Using acer aspire 5315.. cd rom recognises cds but will not burn onto blank cds or recognise blank cds, laptop ued to burn cds, and not doesnt.


Are you able to read CD's and DVD's using the Optical Drive ?If yes, then it may be a problem with the lens in the drive.It can also be an issue with the software that you are using to burn Cd's ( like Nero ).If you are not able to Read and write Cd's or DVD's and the Optical drive isnot listed in " My Computer" then it can be either a driver issue or registry filters issue.Let me know abt this

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Difficulty to open cd rom o my pc how to solve?


Repairing your Optical Drive problem isn’t that difficult task.

Unfortunately you have failed to prove the Manufacturer Name and Model Number of your particular specific CD-ROM Optical Drive so I am unaware of what particular specific CD-ROM Optical Drive information to provide.

However if you use Google Search (http://www.google.com) and search the topic Repair CD-ROM you will be able to obtain information on how to disassemble and repair your specific CD-ROM Optical Drive. Examples of a Google Search are provided below ->

http://www.repairfaq.org/sam/cdfaq.htm

http://repair4laptop.org/notebook_op...cd_dvd_mo.html

http://www.repairfaq.org/REPAIR/F_cdfaq9.html

The most difficult part of the repair will be finding the correct size replacement 0-Ring that fits your particular specific CD-ROM Optical Drive. You could try checking with local Computer Repair Shops and see if the have a broken CD/DVD Optical Drive that has the correct size 0-Ring that might work in your particular specific CD-ROM Optical Drive.

On another note now days Optical Drives are inexpensive and you can obtain a replacement CD/DVD Optical Drive for less than 30 bucks.
Hope it helped you. Thanks.

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They use a variety of different drives and in all fairness the operating system should install the drivers for the device automatically. The only software you may need to obtain would be something like nero to enable you to burn items to disc, but even then windows itself is capable of doing this.

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Can't find burner for windows vista


Here's a list I found online. I personally recommend Nero but anything on that list will do.

* AnyDVD v5.3.2.1 (32 Bit)
* AnyDVD v5.9.4.1 (32 Bit)
* AnyDVD v5.9.6.3 (32 Bit)
* AnyDVD v6.0.0.4 (32 Bit)
* Ashampoo Burning Studio v5.51 (32 Bit)
* CloneDVD v2.8.4.1 (32 Bit)
* CloneDVD v3.6.0.0 (32 Bit) [NOTE: All works, but the box of Audio and subtitle selection don't show the content of DVD!]
* Daemon Tools v3.33 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Works perfectly.]
* Daemon Tools v4.0.3 (32 Bit) [NOTE: New version runs perfectly.]
* DVD Decrypter v3.5.4.0 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Displays error on close, but burns no problem.]
* DVD Shrink 3.2 (32 Bit)
* Frog ASPI v0.29.4 (32 Bit)
* ImgBurn v1.3.0.0 (32 Bit)
* InterVideo DVDCopy v3 (32 Bit)
* Gamejack v4.0.0.590 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Two virtual drives included.]
* Gamejack v5.0.3.3 (32 Bit) [NOTE: One virtual drive included.]
* Nero Burning ROM v5.5.10.5 (OEM) (32 Bit)
* Nero Burning ROM/Ultra Edition v6.6.0.14 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Nero Express crashes, but Nero Burning ROM works perfectly fine.]
* Nero Burning ROM/Ultra Edition v6.6.0.16 (32 Bit)
* Nero Burning ROM/Ultra Edition + OEM v6.6.0.80 (32 Bit)
* Nero Burning ROM/Ultra Edition v6.6.1.4 (32 Bit)
* Nero Vision Express v3.1.0.08 (32 Bit)
* PowerISO v3.2 (32 Bit)
* Roxio Easy Media Creator v7.5.0.47] (32 Bit)
* Sonic DVDit Pro v6.0 (32 Bit)
* StarPort v2.6.1 (32 Bit) [NOTE: Includes working virtual CD/DVD drive!]
* UltraISO v7.6.5.1269 (32 Bit)
* Virtual CloneDrive v5.1.3.1 (32 Bit)
* Virtual CloneDrive v5.1.4.5 (32 Bit)

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CD/DVD rom mising


Whta you need is a fix which is located in the link below. It is called cdgone which fixes the registry entry for optical drives.

http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/CDgone-file8.html

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HP CD/DVD optical drive is not recognized


I found that there was a firmware conflict caused by the installation of iTUNES. I uninstalled and cleared the upper and lower filters in the registry and the internal DVD-Rom is recognized. First I cleared the registry and the drive was recognized after a hard boot. So Far no twitches. Knock on wood.

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You need to boot with your windows vista cd and select repair install. This will reinstall the windows files, including the ntldr file, leaving your data intact. Make sure you only do the repair install, if you do the full install, it may wipe your data.

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