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Toshiba P25 cannot read cd

Reinstalled OS, Updated EVERYTHING. Cannot read a CD or any software disks, or DVDs. The entry in My Computer says DVD-RAM and I am unable to change it. I enabled CD writing in Properties, Recording but no change.

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  • destructo240
    destructo240 Nov 29, 2012

    I reset the BIOS, and I can now boot from the original software DVD. When I put the disk in while the system is running, the description changed to a CD, but as soon as I remove the DVD, the description reverts to DVD-RAM. I have reseated the drive, without any change to the symptoms.

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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. Check BIOS by pressing F key (correct F key is noted during boot) and make sure BIOS see's the Optical Drive.

Posted on Nov 28, 2012

Testimonial: "Thee information was helpful and accurate. However, it didn't solve the problem. I probably deleted some software that was responsible for the drive acting the way it does. I have resigned myself to re-installing the OS. This time I'll leave it alone. Than k you very much for your help. "

  • destructo240
    destructo240 Nov 28, 2012

    I followed all instructions. The computer initially loaded software from the drive. Later, the drive appears as DVD-RAM in My Computer. BIOS recognizes the drive. Now I can't even boot to a known good bootable CD.

  • Jose Diaz
    Jose Diaz Nov 28, 2012

    Is it possible to re-seat the drive on this model?

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The demands on the drive differ greatly for reading CDs & DVDs.
This is a common problem since alignment of the drive is very critical for DVDs and often fails first.

I don't offer much hope, but you might buy a special disk for cleaning optical drives; sometimes they will help.

This article has some tips that might be of use:

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You can't just change it from pio to udma. Go to Control Panel, System,Hardware,Device Manager, then expand IDE ATA/ATAPI, then right click on Primary IDE and select uninstall. Do the same for secondary IDE. Then just reboot your system, and it will autodetect all IDE devices. After that when you check, you should not have any devices in PIO, and your burner should work correctly. If not, stick it in a hyperbaric chamber for 2 days and see if that helps. smile.gif __________________

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Your CD drive or DVD drive is missing or is not recognized by Windows or other programs http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060

download and run fix then reboot

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