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Click start control panel administration tools computer management device manager scroll down cd-dvd rom drives you might see a yellow question /exclamation mark ? ! or a red X right click to update driver you might have to physically unplug the leads for this cd/dvd restart your computer then plug them back this should activate the found new hardware wizard if this does not fix the problem it might be a registry problem if you cant see your disk drive in windows explorer Close all open programs
Click on Start, Run, and typeregedit and press Enter Click on the plus signs (+) next to the following folders
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.
If any of the above keys shown in step 4 are listed, right-click on them and choose Delete
After deleting the keys, close the registry editor Reboot your computer Open My Computer and check to see if your CD or DVD drives have returned. You may also want to open Device Manager and verify that the yellow exclamation and error code on the CD or DVD drive is gone.
try to run the cd on another system. if the computer recognizes that
there's a cd in the drive, that may mean that your DVD Drive may be
Usually DVD Drives dont fail all at once.
it happens gradually.
1st it stops playing some dvds, then it stops playing dvds altogether
I would first try removing the device in the control panel, system, device manager and then reinstalling the driver. There may be a problem caused by a windows update. In general CD drives rarely go bad. If the CD works say for a music CD then it should work for blank cd. You may also want to check the CD type. If you accidentally used a DVD, that won't work and in some of the older CD drives, they may not handle every type of CD format.
Try putting the same disks into some other CD/DVD reader, to confirm that the disks are "good".
It definitely should work in XP, XP/64, Vista, Vista/64,
but you could have the misfortune to have purchased a "lemon", i.e., a factory-defective unit.
Got another computer to which you can temporarily connect the new drive, to confirm that the drive will work "somewhere" ?
If all else fails, take it back to the retailer, and get them to demonstrate that it works in one of their computers, using your disks. If it does not, then they should replace it with one that CAN read your disks.
Apart from DVD, dose it recognize other Cd's? If is does then I think the lens for your drive is weak.
And if it is not the lens, then maybe you should uninstall the drive, restart your system and reinstall the drivers for drive.
You could also detach the drive from your system, while the system is shut down, then put on the system back without the drive, allow it to boot, shut down, put back the drive and see if the drive will play DVD this time.
Hi, it is usual to drives not recognized if it is new and connected to the system. Now, try this one to make it active. Go to Control Panel, Performance and Maintenance, Administrative Tools, Computer Management. Under
Computer Management, expand Storage->Disk Management. On the results
panel, Right Click the Volume(X:) then click Mark Partition as Active
or click Reformat.
*I hope this fixes your problem. If you have problems, please drop me a comment and I'll gladly help you.