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Dvd drive not working

Dvd works at times won't record and I have to restart comp no dvd drive shown untill restart how do I replace dvd drive. I think it's broke

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Re: dvd drive not working

Hi, sometimes manually cleaning the lens lcarefully with an earbud wiil help.. let me know..

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If you are talking about the drive won't play a dvd then that's another issue. Most times computers have a hard time playing something that was created by someone else. Try a store purchased DvD and see if it recognizes and plays it.

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If the drive still isn't being shown then its either the dvd drive or the motherboard is bad. You won't know until you try another known working drive. If the 2nd drive works then you know its the drive. If the 2nd drive doesn't work then you know its the controller on the motherboard thats bad and the motherboard would have to be replaced.

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id reinstall vista ! if you want to do this you need to get in to the bios which u press F2 i believe when the comp first starts up when your in the bios scroll along to boot menu u shud see a boot list with your hard drive at the top ,you need to change your dvd drive to the top so itll boot from dvd , restart your computer with a windows vista disc in the dvd drive and i think it shud give you an option to fix your system if doesnt work then definitly do a clean install of vista using your product code . hope this works

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I would clean the lens with a q-tip and alcohol. If that does not help some thermal grease may need to be replaced inside the drive for better heat flow this may not solve the problem and it may be best to replace the drive.

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Even if the drive logo does'nt appear still try to access your drive to see if you can access the files.

If you are still not able to see your files and if it's not a hardware problem, try this,

Click Start->Run, type MSCONFIG and click OK.
It will launch System configuation utility.
Click on the Tab at top that says "Services"
At bottom,place a check mark in the check box that says "Hide all microsoft services"
Now click on the button on right that says "Disable all"
After that, goto the last tab at top that says "Start Up"
Again click on Disable All at bottom.
Now, click OK

A new message appear asking if you want to restart your comp or not.
Here,click Restart.

Now your computer will restart and when you come back to your desktop after reboot you will get a message saying "Sys config utility was used to make changes to your system"
Click OK on this message..

It will again launch the same sys config window..
Again click on Services tab, Check Hide all MS services and this time click Enable All and go to start up tab and Enable all there as well.
After this click OK .

You should get the same message again asking if you want to restart or not.
This time click on "Exit without Restart"

Now try to insert the disc and see if it works.

In brief, by doing the steps above we are disabling all third party services and softwares that start automatically when windows is booted. It includes any antivirus or firewalls installed in your comp.
This is just the diagnostic step to identify if any third party program or some spyware is creating some conflict.
After your restart your computer second time everything will be restored again.
Make sure that you restart your computer as soon as you are done to restore any important softwares.
Please remember this is just a diagnostic step.

Please let me know if this works and also if you find any change.

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