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D Drive will not work.

I was listening to a data cd & then I changed cd's and NOTHING The thing just stopped working. I blew some air in a can in there to see if it was dirty, didnt help. The lights will blink, I do not actually hear the cd spinning though. When you look in my computer you can see the cd icon there but it says no disk. I have deleted the d drive & then let it install new drivers, have tried roll back, & also looked for a newer driver but it seems that there is not a new one. I am not sure if this has anything to do with it or not but before windows starts up I get a black screen with a underscore that blinks _ for a few seconds then windows will load. In device manager it show nothing is wrong with the drive it says the device is working fine lol. I guess I am trying to figure out if its broke or not. I would assume it would not work period if it was broke. But it seems to only work half ass right now. Someone at best buy swore up & down it had to be a virus. I have done a scan on trend micro & nothing comes up. I also have a old copy of 06 norton on my system that shows nothing as well. So I am lost PLEASE HELP BEFORE I FIND THAT SLEDGE HAMMER :( :( :( Thank you C Computer: E Machine T1150/ running xp home

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  • michael6943 Nov 06, 2007

    dvd drive light blinks but does not spin. Installed new drive, no change. Uninstalled drive and let machine install it again. No change. Hour glass comes on when I double click drive and just stays on.

  • BadHank Dec 18, 2007

    Trouble shooter says drive works fine, but it doesn't read CVD or CD's.

    Microsoft doesn't have a current driver update.

    Tried air cleaner but no help.

    Drive seems to be reading disk, but media player shows drive empty.

    Not adverse to replacing drive, but not sure how difficult this would be and what to replace it with.

  • jak ass Dec 26, 2007

    doesnt spin just blinks helpp :[ plz

  • dana321 Jan 16, 2009

    i have the same problem the disk will spin and spin and light will blink and blink for a long time but the drive won't read in the system. Acer is getting the worse review from me every, screen crack easily, drive not working what is next, i am very close to throwing it ou the window, how is this company still making money off this junk.

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Try booting your pc using a bootable cd (in the same drive). If it boots, try accessing the directories in the CD. If ok, your CD drive should be OK. Otherwise get your CD Drive repaired/replaced. You can also try a CD drive cleaner if nothing else works...

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