Question about Gateway MX7118 Notebook
So, I have a Gateway MX7118 laptop. All of the sudden my DVD rom won't read all of my CDs. It's kind of strange. It won't read any DVDs or anything burned on a DVD disk. However, it does read most CDs but there are a few that it won't read.
I have completely reformatted and reinstalled Windows XP to try and solve the issue but no luck. I'm not sure if there are drivers that need to be updated but if there are I can't figure out where to get them at.
Yes I have cleaned the disk and the DVD rom drive. It says that my DVD rom is HL-DT-ST DVD-RW GWA-4082N and for Manufacturer: Standard CD-Rom Drives.
Also, there are no signs of an issue in device manager.
Is there a way of coming up with drivers for this DVD rom and if so can someone send me a link?
Thanks sooooooo much,
Couple of possiblilities. Hardware or software.
You can go here to get the latest drivers for your system , just put in the serial.
If it is listed correctly in the system , it is probably starting to fail. You can try cleaning the laser lens GENTLY with a cotton swab and alcohol.
Also you can try and flash the firmware of the drive. The format of DVDs change slightly over time sometimes making newer ones unreadable. Here is a site with flash utilitys for your drive.
If you still have issues , you may need to replace the drive. Cheapest one I could find was $179
Might be cheaper to go with an external one if you can get one cheap.
Posted on Mar 04, 2009
Tips for a great answer:
Aug 30, 2011 | Gateway T-1625 Notebook
Mar 19, 2010 | Gateway MX3228 Notebook
Jun 04, 2009 | Dell Inspiron E1505 Notebook
Jun 03, 2009 | Dell PC Laptops
Jun 02, 2009 | Dell PC Laptops
May 26, 2009 | Gateway MX6445 Notebook
Mar 07, 2009 | PC Laptops
Oct 22, 2008 | Sony PC Laptops
Dec 28, 2007 | Compaq Armada E500 Notebook
May 04, 2012 | Gateway MX7118 Notebook
Jan 07, 2010 | Gateway MX7118 Notebook
274 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: