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I cannot play a DVD or DVD ROM in my drive. The hardware is not faulty, maybe the drivers?

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  • jigglethattw Oct 01, 2009

    It's a software DVD, Sims 3 to be exact.

  • Sarasvatas Kumar
    Sarasvatas Kumar May 11, 2010

    what kind of dvd's are you playing????? is it software dvd or dvd movie

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try another cd like a music cd or if its a dvd rom try a dvd. could be a bad disc also try rebooting the computer

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you might have to physically unplug the cd/dvd drive restart your computer this should activate the found new hardware wizard
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HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

SYSTEM

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Upper Filters

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Upper Filters.bak

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If any of the above keys shown in step 4 are listed, right-click on them and choose Delete

After deleting the keys, close the registry editor
Reboot your computer

Open My Computer and check to see if your CD or DVD drives have returned. You may also want to open Device Manager and verify that the yellow exclamation and error code on the CD or DVD drive is gone.
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Hello, My problem is that the drive does not eject smoothly. It has to be given a gentle push to close and has to be pulled to open. What is the solution for this problem? The drive burns and play disc...


you might have to physically unplug the plug you cd rom back in this should activate the found new harware wizard or you might try
make sure that the cd rom is getting enough power test all leads that are attached to the cd rom including electical extensions and make sure they have a secure connection or just replace them there might be bad/faulty or
your drivers may have been corrupted or you might have a virus run your antivrus program
you might have to physically unplug the leads for this cd rom then plug them back in this will activate found new hardware wizard or
you might have to uninstall then reinstall your cd rom or uninstall the driver then reinstall for this device
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First see if the driver is installed for the CD/DVD ROM by Right clicking My Computer and choosing Properties, Hardware, Device Manager. Clikc the plus sign next to DVD/CD Rom Drives to see if there is a yellow exclamation point, or question mark. This means you need to install the correct driver. If there are no yellow exclamation marks or question marks your driver is installed properly.
Next try playing difffernt CD's to see if any of them work. Confirm they are good CD's by playing them on another device, then try them on your Compaq. If the Cd's play on another device you may possibly be experiencing read errors on the CD/DVD Rom drive. Try using a CD Laser Cleaner that will clean the laser head of the CD /DVD Rom. it looks like a CD with small brushes on the music side. This may solve a read error problem. if that does not solve your problem you may need to replace the CD/DVD Rom drive.

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Try to play different cds from your dvd rom drive.
If all of them does play then i suspected the cd that you had inserted to play is faulty.

If all of the cds doesn't work, re-install your dvd rom driver. If it doesn't still read any cds then your dvd rom drive is faulty.

Note: If machine is under warranty no need to pay for the repairs.

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