I HAVE A PROBLEM WITH DVD R/W.WHEN I START MY LAPTOP THE DVD DOES NOT ENABLED PROPERLY.IF I OPEN MY COMPUTER IT IS NOT SHOWING ON THE SCREEN, ONLY HARD DISK PORTIONS ARE SHOWING JUST LIKE C D ETC .HOW CAN I SOLVE MY PROBLEM.
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Open your chassis and blow out the dust with compressed air. Accumulated dust can make electronic components (like chips in a computer) heat up so much that they fail. Luckily, in my experience, after the dust is gone, the component will become functional once again.
Right click my computer then properties then hardware then device manager then see if the sound drivers are installed properly if not installed properly you will see a question mark if disable you will see red X id disable enable the if the driver is marked with yellow question mark then reinstall the driver if the driver is installed and no marks indicated go to the speaker icon in the task bear and open the volume control and see wether mute is enabled if enabled disble them
what is that? laptop or desktop, because laptop isn't easy to open and but in desktop you can change dvd drive.well, if you drive is not showing anything, that means either is disable or is not connected properly? have you seen that your drive's property?just right click away to check and any lighting indicated process, the LED light will start blinking if the computer is communicating with your drive. good luck,
If you can, remove unit from laptop and start laptop without CD/DVD. It is usually fairly simple to remove. Maybe a few screws in bottom of laptop. Cut off laptop and reinstall. Restart and windows should find it.
Try going into your bios (accessed by pressing a certain key when the computer boots, usually Del, F1, F2, F10, F11 or F12) and checking to make sure that your DVD drive is still enabled. Make sure that all SATA and IDE devices are set to enabled or Auto function.
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Is this XP or Vista. In Windows based computers some times the High and Low filters get messed up in the registry. If the drive is still good and you had not had any issues with it not reading disks then the filter settings may be your problem. Try this:
1) Close all open programs
2) Click on Start, Run, and type REGEDIT and press Enter
Note: Vista doesnt come with the run command as a choice so just type REGEDIT in the search bar above Start..
3) Click on the plus signs (+) next to the following folders to open them.
(looks like same file name for XP and Visat?)
4) 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.
5) If you see any of the above keys, right-click on each of them and choose Delete
6) Close the Registry Editor
7) Reboot your computer
8) Click Start
9) Open My Computer and check to see if your CD or DVD drive shows now.
Open the device manager for your version of Windows and make sure the Rom Drive is showing and that it is not showing an exclamation mark. If you still do not see the Rom drive then your drive may be defective. Note: you migh have to reinstall some of your CD or DVD playing/burning software. Hope this helps... Dale
If you know how to boot the computer into bios look for the boot section and check to see if the cd rom is there if not change the settings to show a cd rom and than save and reboot but i think you may have damaged the cd rom when you forced it open these are pretty delicate devices , force should never be used .
best regards mike