Computer dosn't seem to recognise there is a disc in the drive, drive opens and closes normaly and when you put a disk in the green light flashes for a few seconds then stops. I can still hear the cd spinning inside. If I go to my computer file there is no sign of cd in the drive. When it used to work properly id put in a disk then a thing poped up and says open file play contents ect. But now nothing happens
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when a drive stops reading ANY disk it's most likely a bad drive. if the computer see the drive and ask for a disk, the software and disk driver is operating correctly. laptops generates a lot of heat,and more so when pluged in and charging. CDs,DVDs, and disk drives also generates heat. proper ventalation and a cooling pad will help extend the life of a laptop. if you have acess to a spare laptop drive, you can swap them. windows-7 will see the new drive and should install driver.
You need a burning software to burn your picture files, music, or video. You can use NERO Burning ROM. Download it from HERE. You can use the "Data Burning" Feature in it to transfer your files into CD or DVD.
Check your computer to see that it has a CD or DVD drive that is capable of burning CDs. This drive may be built into your computer or an external drive. Either type should work equally well.
Make sure you have a CD that can be burned. There are two types of CDs that you can use.
A CD-R (Compact Disc-Recordable) is a Write Once Read Many (WORM)
optical medium. This means that once the disk is burned it can not be
erased. This type disk is usually used for permanent storage. For
example; a music CD, a picture CD, or any other type of data that you
want to keep permanently.
A CD-RW (Compact Disc ReWritable) is a rewritable optical disc
format. This type of disk can be burned, erase, and then burned again.
This type disk is usually used for temporary data storage.
Decide on the type of CD you plan to burn.
There are many different types of CDs that can be burned and how you
proceed depends on which type you are going to burn. The major types of
CD that can be burned are:
Music. This type of CD is the type of CD that is normaly burned for use in a home or automobile CD player.
Data. This type of CD is most often used to store files that can be
used by a computer. This type of CD can not be used in a standard home
or automobile CD player. They are formatted using the "ISO9660" format,
which cannot be read by a standard CD player.
MP3. This is a data CD containing only mp3 compressed music files.
Because it is actually an ISO9660 data CD, not all CD players will be
able to play it. This type of CD can contain a much larger number of
songs than a music CD but can only be played on a computer or CD player
specifically designed to play MP3s.
Disk image. A disk image file is a file that contains an exact copy
of a disk. The most common type of Disk image is an .ISO image. Disk
images are usually used for storing an exact copy of a CD on a computer.
By using a computer, one can burn a CD from an .ISO image and create a
Ripping. Ripping a CD is the process of taking the audio off of one
CD and either storing it on a computer or burning it to a second CD,
thereby making a copy of the first CD.
Decide on the software you want to burn your CD with.
There are many different programs that are designed to burn CD's. Some
are built into the computer's operating system, while others are
individual programs. These programs range from very simple to very
complex. Some of these are free, while others have to be purchased.
Burn your CD.
Burning your CD is as simple as running the software that you are going
to burn your CD with, putting a CD into your CD burner, selecting the
data to be burned, and then telling the program to burn the CD
Are you able to read CD's and DVD's using the Optical Drive ?If yes, then it may be a problem with the lens in the drive.It can also be an issue with the software that you are using to burn Cd's ( like Nero ).If you are not able to Read and write Cd's or DVD's and the Optical drive isnot listed in " My Computer" then it can be either a driver issue or registry filters issue.Let me know abt this
This problem is normal and exists with many CD/DVD drives. On some of the drives, if you put in blank discs and try to open the disc in My Computer or Windows Explorer, Windows displays no contents or a blank disc. Whereas on other drives, you get the error message that you mentioned about incorrect function.
What software are you using to burn CDs or DVDs? Are you able to burn CDs but not DVDs or you can't burn both the discs? Did you try a CDs with a different make/manufacturer? Some drives refuse on some disc makes. Try another disc and another writing speed, or try the lowest writing speed available with your software.
Use my computer and select the drive (eg drive E:). From pull down menu "File" select "eject". While the disk door attempts to open (hear slight movement of tray) massage the door with your fingers. This is done by smoothing out the across front door panel with your finger tips and pushing in and releasing pressure from door. Door should slide open partially and close again. Repeat. The eject button nearside the disc tray doesn't seem to work as well as selecting "File" and "Eject" from the menu. Something to do with the door cycle is less with the direct eject button.
The discs were not "finalized" or "closed" - place the cd's back on your computer cd-rom drive and search the help file of your CD burning software and search for "closing disc" or "finalizing disc." Some programs will allow you to close or finalize after you have already burned them, but others (Sony SoundForge is one exmaple) will not allow it - you may have to re-burn the discs and select the option that says "close disc after finishing" (this option is usually left unchecked by default, because closing or finalizing a disc prevents you from adding any new information to the disc).