Dell Inspiron E1505 CD/DVD Drive reads only dell disks.
The drive stopped reading disks but can be found on my computer. I finally put in one of the dell disks that came with the computer and it read that one and worked just fine. I did all the updates dell told me would help, but it still wont read any other disks.
Re: Dell Inspiron E1505 CD/DVD Drive reads only dell...
I was working on a Dell Latitude D810 for a customer. It had the new Zimuse trojan and I was trying to get a reload started after getting the data off with a boot key, but it would not read any thing I put it in it. Thinking it was a hardware issue( I did not know about the Zimuse yet) I popped a Dell diagnostic disk in and omg it ran. Read all Dell disks after reload but nothing else. I updated bios, IDE controller drivers, and flashed the drive firmware. Still nothing but dell. Found this post. Popped the Philips diskcleaner from Wally World and bang. It reads everything. Dell must have a special "Dell Dirty Disk" routine in the bios where it reads a subpar data line over and over till it picks up the track. How about a Probably dirty lens message!
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Sometimes a blank DVD will not be the proper format. Upgrades have been done to DVD-R disks, and your recorder might not recognize the upgraded format on the newer disks. This has happened with Philips, Emerson machines- they all use a Funai burner. I have found with my FUNAI/Philips/Emerson recorder that purchasing the Philips, 1-16 speed DVD-R blank disks fixes this problem on my 2 machines. If you have an older DVD-RW 2 speed disk, it should work as well.
When this happens, i normaly try to read the Hard drive on another Computer. Be it external or internal Hard disk, if it doesnt read on a diffrent working computer, then the Hard drive has a problem. If its that bad you can one of my tricks, put the hard disk in a trasparent, water proofed plastic and put in a freezer for close to 10min. Remove it and connect as quickly as you can. You might get lucky. If all this fails. Then go to microsoft.com and download Error Rescue Disk Commander(ERD), burn it on disk and boot your computer with it, when you succeed, use the Explorer to make backup and use the Administrative Tools to Erase/Wipe the Hard drive. Restart the computer and restore the data
A computer "boots" by reading the first few sectors from the diskette (or CD-ROM) or disk-drive, and then running the software that just was read, to "kick-start" the whole process of starting Windows.
Thus, "no boot sector" could mean:
* the disk could not be read at all,
* the information was read from the disk, but it was recognized as being a valid computer-program
So, it's possible that your disk-drive is "dying".
Take your computer to a computer-store, for more trouble-shooting.
there is an issue in ur mouse pad/key pad...some keys are short or some keys are locked...
with respect to ur CD drive...it issue happens with the use and life of the laptop...
consult a service engineer....
or use a external USB drive...
I had a similar issue. I could not read the camcorder dvd drive (sony hdr ux5) from my computer. I even tried several different computers, it reads the drive but cannot recognize the format. I made sure the disk was finalized, but did not help. Then I found the this article http://forum.videohelp.com/topic351360.html which suggested I down load CDRoller which I did (14 day trial version), finally I could read the drive on the camcorder dvd drive. Hope this helps you, if you have not fixed it already.
I have this video camera. It seemed like a good deal at $200 at Christmas time. It is suppose to be able to record on DVD-R, +R disks. (re-writable and write disks) I have had issues with not being able to finalize the disk. I found you needed to keep at least 5 minutes on the disk to finalize it. It will not play in any DVD player or a Computer till it is finalized. The info stored on the disk is in RAW form. Finalizing it will create a "lead in" and "lead out" and a menu for your computer and/or DVD player to understand. A large part of whether it will play or not, is what is your DVD Player or DVD Drive on you computer capable of? DVD Players usually will play anything that has been finalized, same with your DVD drive on your computer. BUT! Yep there's a but, sorry. DVD players and DVD Drives sometimes can only read one type of disk. Either a DVD-R or DVD+R, some may not be able to read a re-writable disk too. Look through your manuals on your Laptop and your DVD Player(s) and try to match the correct media (i.e. DVD-R or DVD+R Write or Re-Writable) I found that between my PC and my DVD Player, that DVD+R would work without a hitch for both electonics. Download that software that Samsung gave you in with the video camera. It may end up loading the driver software to help you're computer to recognize the video DVD you are trying to play.
Oh, and make sure you really do have a DVD player/burner drive installed. I went to play a movie on my wife's Laptop and found it came with a CD drive and no DVD drive. That's not what I ordered and I was about a year to late to complain to the company. :( Hope that helps.