Question about Acer Aspire 5050-3371 Notebook
The great thing about Optical Drives is their standardization, and you normally don't require a driver for initial setup. It is not seeing the drive or the disc is not bootable. Or, both.
You need to make sure it has power. Then check BIOS by pressing an F key noted during boot (F2). The drive must be listed or this is your point of failure. You may have to physically reseat the drive. Next make the CD\DVD first boot and try again. Check disc on a different PC to insure it is bootable.
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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.
Posted on Nov 10, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: dvd/cd drive isnt recognized
First determine if this is a hardware issue or driver issue by going to the setup at boot and pressing whatever Acer has as a setup entry like F2, Delete, etc. then making sure that the drives are listed and the proper bus enabled. If no DVD drive is listed then a connection is not made. If it is listed then verify that the primary, secondary, IDE, SATA, etc. options are enabled. Some drives only open by right-clicking the drive icon whereas most open with a physical button as well.
Posted on Oct 14, 2008
SOURCE: My cd ram stopped working
I just wanted to post a reply regarding a missing dvd/cd in the ?My Computer? & in the ?Device Manager?. I bought my Acer5610z in September of 2007, about March of 2008 I was unable to use my dvd/cd because it was not being recognized by the computer. This was very frustrating as I like to back up files often. I have tried EVERYTHING! 1)I have tried to mess with the registry as suggested by several sites.. NOTHING 2)I have tried to uninstall any applications which would mess with my player such as ITunes..etc.. NOTHING 3)I would have tried to restore my settings back to factory default but I cannot remember my freaking password for erecovery.. So this was not, nor is it still an option for me. (Anyone who reads this and knows a lil trick for me to fix that issue please feel free to let me know. thanks.. Anyways.. I found this website and got very excited because I seen all the great comments and thought to myself, now maybe after about a year (give or take)I might be able to burn cds again! You will never guess how I fixed this issue!!! *I first took out several screws on the back of my laptop..scared I was gonna mess up my comp.. but didn?t.. whew.. For the life of me I could not find a way to access the dvd disk drive to ensure things were plugged in properly. (I never messed with a laptop yet) I couldn?t find it.. Then my lover found a site online which detailed how to remove the dvd/cd drive to ensure it is plugged in all the way, sound scary? meh.. Turns out all you have to do is eject the disk (use paperclip into hole) and you can gently pull on the metal that you see holding the edge of the dvd player. Pull it all the way out (its a plug n play so don?t worry about cords)on my Aspire 5610z anyways CHECK YOUR SYSTEM DETAILS TO ENSURE IT DOES NOT COME WITH CORDS) Replace the dvd/cd back into the slot and press firmly but not too firm to break it (you want to make sure its plugged in all the way) Reboot.. Voiiiiiila! xoxox I looked forever for this stupidly simple alternative to messing with the registry etc..
Posted on Jun 15, 2009
SOURCE: HI have a ACER
the cd-dvd drives will only work if you have a good non-microsoft burning program. Your computer came with such programs--one or two. find out by installing a freeware program called Belarc advisor. It will show you all hardware and software with ids and version numbers. You didn't mention if your computer was an Acer. If it is, you have a copy of all the software saved on the hard drive. or did you purchase the DVD drive separately? if Acer, you can find and reinstall your original program using Acer eRecovery Management. (You can read about your Acer by clicking on "All Programs" and then on "AcerSystem", where you will find your manual, where you will find the following info: The eRecovery allows you to backup/restore the factory default image, and reinstall any applications and drivers. (In this instance you want to reinstall your CD-DVD burning programs). You just need to select the Burn Disc button, then select the application you want to burn to the disc--in this case, you CD-DVD buring program you identified with Belarc, burn it, then reinstall it. (You might want to burn all the applications the computer came with, just to have them for backup). That should get you going again. Let me know if you run into any problems.
Posted on Apr 22, 2008
That is a Vista problem with ACER. Delete the reference in device manager and restart and let the comp reco0gnize and reinstall ...just follow the screen instructions.
There is a registry setting that needs deleting but only if this doesn't work.
Posted on Dec 22, 2009
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