Question about Toshiba Satellite P25-S5093 Notebook
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.
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
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: dvd/cd rom
Frst, try cleaning the lens in the optical drive with isopropyl alcohol using a soft, non-abrasive cotton ball.
If that doesn't work, we can try some high level bus settings in the Device Manager. Let me know!
Posted on Dec 07, 2007
SOURCE: TEAC DW-224E-B [CD-ROM drive]
Fail could mean a lot of things but those diagnostics (If I remember correctly) look at hardware. If you have a more concise message than just fail (I seem to remember they were) and it points at the cd/dvd first check the connection and if you happen to have an old cd player around try it...if it works and the other does not you have solved the problem. There is more to this but try this first .....FYI...if you were thinking of upgrading to a lightscribe or just wanted to have an extra CD ($10) it may be in your time interest to get one. Much more could mean anything from a bad cable to motherboard problem to....???? This is a start only....let me know....Tango
Posted on Jan 25, 2008
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:
Posted on Aug 03, 2008
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. __________________
Posted on Jul 12, 2009
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click start control panel,administrive tools,computer management,device manager scroll to cd/dvd rom drives right click properties then properties again then tick enable cd digital cd audio for this cd rom device or scroll to dvd regions select the no _ for your specific area
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