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DVD-RW optical drive not working properly

My HP DVD-RW not workin properly.it is able to read the cd but not able to burn cd/dvd and not reading dvd even.I bought this laptop 3 years ago.I didnot find any problem till now.Also TASK MANAGER was disabled showing ''task manager disabled by the administrator'' . kindly suggest me the solution

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For the disabled task manager, this is due to virus and spams that attacked you computer please download the kaspersky virus removal tool to clean up you computer. copy and paste the below address for download. http://www.softpedia.com/get/Antivirus/Kaspersky-Virus-Removal-Tool.shtml

about the DVD it could be worn out please use another computer to check if it can write then you will determine if its a DVD problem or your computer.


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The two symptoms could be attributed to a viral activity. Some viruses will disable your CD/dvd burner for the reasons you cannot make a backup copy with your important files.

I suggest, it is safer to scan your harddrive using another clean computer with a good antivirus and malware remover.

Even I too experienced that everytime when you access cmd,msconfig,task manager, sytem restore, registry editor there's some kind of counter. Until you reach the number of times you access that it will release its destructive job. For me it also block me of using USB, even floppy.

Commonly this is a Vundo activity. Many free antivirus can disinfect this. Disinfecting directly from its own hard drive. But the risk of your important files is the priority that is why I suggest to it using another computer. But it is your call.

I recommend Avira, malwarebytes antimalware. Install, update then scan. And still check your DVD burner for hardware defect.

I think this should be enough. Just ask again.

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The drive name itself is the clue to know whether it can burn dvds or not.

  • In your case it's a CD-RW (read and write or rewritable) and DVD-ROM (Read only memory and not read and write or rewritable as in the case of CD)
  • Perhaps the one who told you did not understand your question properly , and understood it , in the sense that it can read CDs as well as DVDs , as far as Dvd-ROM drives are concerned many shopkeepers who are especially new working in the shop just make a guess and answer our question which could lead to this misunderstanding or incorrect information being passed on.
  • So the next time you buy a DVD drive which should have a read and write functionality as well , then look up for a CD_RW,DVD-RW drive.
  • Also remember that DVD-RW drive can by default read and write CDs as well , but it's not true for CD drives..
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What I see from the description is that the drive is a combo drive. Combo drives are CD-RW and DVD-ROM drives means
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so these drives can read and write CDs but can only read DVDs (Cannot write or burn DVDs)
If you want to be able to burn DVDs then you need to have DVD RW drive (either DVD+RW or DVD-RW)

You said that you are able to burn DVDs on other computer so please check the label on the DVD drive.. it should be DVD-RW/DVD+RW drive


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