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Re: I have cobo drive, drive can read and write DVD's but...
Hi there. You may need to re-install your drives.
Open Device Manager, click the + sign next to DVD/CD-ROM drives. Right-click on the drive and choose Uninstall Driver. Shut down your system, and restart. When Windows starts it will detect the new hardware and install the software for it.
Also, try uninstalling your burning software, restart, and re-install. It may be that the software has got corrupt.
Hope they work, and let me know if they do or don't.
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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
There are separate lasers for CD reading, and for DVD reading. This is why it is possible to have a drive that reads only CDs but not DVDs, or the other way around. And your particular combo unit seems to have a lot of these problems.
Since the drive doesn't work it's almost definitely a problem with the drive itself (I'm assuming that there is nothing wrong with the discs you tried to read).
If that drive is still covered by a warranty period, send it back for repairs. Otherwise, I can't see the harm in trying to tinker with it yourself as the DVD portion of it is dead anyways.
Ummm, on a side note...CompUSA is going out of business and they are selling things cheap. I got a DVD lightscribe burner for $40...booyah!
It's common problem with combo drives in notebooks, they don't seem to last long.
Go to my computer>properties>hardware>device manager and look down the list for your cd/dvd drives and click the '+' sign then highlight your dvd drive and right click to delete.
Restart the pc and windows will find the drive again automatically and install the drivers.
If the problem persists the laser is faulty in the drive and the drive will need to be replaced.