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Drive doesn't play CD-ROM but plays DVD games...

I've had my computer a few years now and nothing has gone wrong with the cd drive...Until now, it doesn't reconize any sort of CD-ROM Disks but will reconize DVD's. I have tried uninstalling the drive and letting windows install it again and the problem still exists, If anybody knows how to fix this problem then i would very much appreciate it. Thanks

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Re: Drive doesn't play CD-ROM but plays DVD games...

1. go to device manager / right click on cd drive / uninstall driver / reboot and windows will reinstall driver 2. go to My computer right click on cd drive properties - check digital cd playback recording - check enable cd recording on this drive driver - update or uninstall reboot your computer

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Hey guys, I've fluffed up something on my win7 computer, PIONEER DVD RW DVR-107D ATA Device haven't got a clue what I did to make it go wrong but it no longer plays movie data that I have burned...

Click start control panel administrive tools,computer management,device manager scroll down cd-dvd rom drives you might see a yellow question mark ? right click you will have options to 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 type regedit 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.

Upper Filters

Lower Filters

Upper Filters.bak

Lower Filters.bak

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. or
you might have to physically unplug the leads for this cd/dvd then plug them back this should activate the found new hardware wizard or

you might have to uninstall then restart your computer then reinstall your DVD/CD then reinstall the driver for this device
if your computer came with a motherboard disk the drivers could be on it
click start control panel administrive tools computer management device manager scroll down cd dvdrom drives if you see a yellow question or exclamation mark?! or a red x right click you will need to update the driver or
select properties general troubleshoot, select driver click to reinstall drivers click update driver
hope this helps

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the lens is gone bad in the drive... you can replace the lens but it costs more and also will not be will play for another 3 months and will give the same problem...for replacing the lens you wll spend Rs.600, but a new player you can bought for Rs.1000 so my advice is to better go and buy a new player with atleast an year of warranty and use it completely for one year...

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When I try to play DVD, nothing happens.

change the lens of DVD. its a common problem. due to over use.

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Lite on cd/rw/dvd rom (SOHC-5236V) fails to read dvd's

your dvd lense might be dusty OR laser might have became weak
try upgrading FIRMWARE

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Failing to read dvd

yes you could still play them on upgraded hardware but i have a question

are these cd's newer
and if there newer i would like to inform you that cd manufactures have rechanged the cd format to block piracy also in this its make you upgrade your drive to modern equipment standards by the cd manufactures standards once upgrade hardware all your discs will work until they change the format once again

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Does not play Games DVD.

is this new? but a dvd in and it be a drive d: or E: when you look at in "my computer" or "windows explorer" the drive icon should show the little game icon.. you also might try just to explore the drive and see if you see folders and things, a setup should appear or the "game".exe if you you cant see anything reboot and hit your set-up key, mine is f1 ...then look at the drives it finds. I need more really help.

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Cant play DVD on CD-RW/DVD-ROM Combo Drive

Assuming you have tried different makes of cd or dvd disks, it's a classic drive failure problem where the laser can no longer burn or read dvd's, but may still be able to read cd's only. You will have to replace the drive, they are quite inexpensive, and very easy to fit.

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Cant play DVD ROMs

you can try uninstalling the drive, by going to my computer, right click>properties>hardware tab>device manager and look down the list for cd/dvd drives, click on '+' sign and right click on your drive make and select uninstal. Restart pc and your drive will be reinstalled automatically again. If you have a cd cleaner disc run that also. Try to run the game again, although it may still not work as the drives laser seems to be out of line or simply run it's life, and a new drive is the only answer i'm afraid.

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