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My E drive is not working. how can i fix it.


Have you tried cleaning the laser assembly? If your OS still sees the drive then it may just be having trouble reading.
Try this

First try to boot from your xp cd. If it fails to boot from the cd then your drive is screwed. If it does boot from the XP cd then ONLY try the following


Click Start.
Click Run.
The Run dialogue box appears.
Type devmgmt.msc in the run dialogue box and click OK.
Click on the plus sign next to DVD/CD ROM Drives.
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Verify the type of drive in your computer and that the type of media you are using is supported by the drive. Use the table below to determine the supported media types.
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CD-RW/DVD Combination Drive To read CD or DVD media, and write CD media.
DVD-ROM Drive To read CD or DVD media.
CD-RW Drive To read and write CD media.
CD-ROM DRIVE To read CD media.

Try cd drive now before trying the next step


Click the Start button, right-click My Computer, and click Manage.
The Computer Management window appears.
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Click the (+) plus IDE controllers section.
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Click the OK button to save the change. At this point, you may need to restart for the change to become active.

Check to see if the drive will work in safe mode. I it still does not work Update the firmware for the optical drive.
Try cd drive now before trying the next step

Click the Start button, click Run.
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Click the plus sign (+) next to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE.
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Click the plus sign (+) next to SYSTEM.
Click the plus sign (+) next to CurrentControlSet.
Click the plus sign (+) next to Control.
Click the plus sign (+) next to Class.
Click {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}.
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Click Edit on the menu bar.
Click Delete, and then click OK.
On the right side of the window, click LowerFilters.
Click Edit on the menu bar.
Click Delete, and then click OK.
Click File, and then click Exit.
Restart the computer normally.

If all these steps fail then you will need to replace your drive.
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DVD Drive reads CD's but wont read any DVD's


Hello,

Let me explain some things for you to understand what happened with the dvd drive.

A laptop (or desktop) dvd writter drive is actually build around 2 separate optical systems each specialised to deal with either a cd or a dvd type of disk.
A cd has normally around 650mb - 700mb.
A dvd has normally around 4,3gb - 4,7 gb.

But both disks have the sime size. So the larger capacity disk, the dvd has higher data density as related to the disk surface. Therefore because these disks are being read using laser diodes, each diode must be tuned to a specific frequency for each type of disk. A cd is read/written by a 860 nm diode (infrared) and a dvd is read written by a 630 nm diode (red). These are separate optic subcomponents (by the way, a blue ray disk and reader is called blue ray because of the diode that is used to read them, it's on 437nm and it's emitting blue light).
If your drive will read only cd's and fail to read a dvd then it means that the coresponding optic block for dvd reading has failed. The cd optic system will continue to function as it's not linked to the dvd part.
In this situations there is little to do to save your drive so you should consider the replacement or assistance in a service center for your problem. I'm sorry as we aren't able to fix this without having to dissasemble things and use some service equipment.

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how many types of  bootable disks u hav tried,,,if d writer isdetecting d other ones den ur cd is faulty,hav u selected cd drive as 1st boot device or not
 

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LG GCA-4080N internal drive


It seems that what you have is a combo drive only :(
it only recognize DVD reading. no matter what driver you used. need to buy a dvd writer/ that said can write dvd.


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NOTE: Some of the optical drives listed may not be supported by your computer. The listed drives are not necessarily all of the supported optical drives.

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Dvd ,cd worn't work


the driver should allready be installed with windows

What type of problem are you having with the drive?

Does the drive read CD's but not DVD's or niether one?

Did the drive work fine and suddenly stop reading just DVD's but still reads CD's most of the time?

Or is this a new drive that hasn't worked at all yet?

for CD use the driver should allready be installed with windows and almost never needs to be installed seperately

for DVD playback in windows XP you will need to install some sort of DVD driver into the system like power dvd or windvd or you can download DVD support for windows media player here : http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/player/plugins.aspx#DVDDecoder

But I would need answers to some or at least one of the following questions before being able to help any further

1. What type of problem are you having with the drive?
2. Does the drive read CD's but not DVD's or niether one?
3. Did the drive work fine and suddenly stop reading just DVD's but still reads CD's most of the time?
4. Or is this a new drive that hasn't worked at all yet?
5. What operating system are you using?

I hope this info helps (please let me know if it does not)

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Not reading dvd combo drive


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h!, above is the model type of my combo drive dvd. It does not work anymore, it only reads a cd format but not dvd..can you pls help me with this..my personal email address hpbirco@yahoo.com pls send me ur answer to my problem..tnx

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Drive doesn't read DVD's, only CD's


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if u r drive is in warrenty....then replase it.....or go to any computer hardware shop may be they solve u r problem.......

best regards & best of luck..

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My dvd combo does not read dvd


There are separate lasers for CD reading, and for DVD reading. This is why it is possible to have a drive that reads only CDs but not DVDs, or the other way around. And your particular combo unit seems to have a lot of these problems. Since the drive doesn't work it's almost definitely a problem with the drive itself (I'm assuming that there is nothing wrong with the discs you tried to read). If that drive is still covered by a warranty period, send it back for repairs. Otherwise, I can't see the harm in trying to tinker with it yourself as the DVD portion of it is dead anyways. Ummm, on a side note...CompUSA is going out of business and they are selling things cheap. I got a DVD lightscribe burner for $40...booyah!

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