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Cd or dvd rom drive

What was the drive that handled my cd and dvd activities, copying, saving, burning, etc., has vanished completely.
How do I get it back?

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    Eddie Trodden Dec 30, 2007

    pc does not show cd-dvd drives in hardware or my computer,,used dvd drive to burn a film,then closed down pc.Got up following day put on pc,,no cd-dvd drives at all,,,in bios says not installed,,tried installing to no avail...!!!HELP PLEASE

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Cheers bijoybakal,that was my next move if drastic action was needed.I fixed it by disconnecting drives ,turned on pc then played cards and such for 10mins then turned off pc,re-connected drives ,turned on pc and yippee they were back,working just as good. once again,,cheers mate!!

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This might be due to a registry problem. Re-installing windows (OS) or repairing your OS installation can help. You can install from any previous back up or get the installation files in a USB storage device like pen drive.
You can also try the following which have worked .. insert the OS installation disk in the cd-dvd drive. restart Pc. change boot device option. installation of new OS begins. this is a hit n trial method, but has worked earlier.

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Create boot disk


Insert a blank diskette into the floppy drive. Click start click on computer you should see all of you drives.

Right-click on Drive A. You will see the option to format the drive.

Click on Format. Depending on your operating system, you will see an option that reads either "Create a system disk" or "Create a MS Dos system disk." Click the box next to this option.

Click the "Start" button to begin formatting the disk.
When completed, you will have a bootable floppy disk.


For CD Rom or DVD disks


Open the software that you use to burn or write files to the CD-rom or DVD drive.

Click on "Make a Data CD or DVD." Insert a blank CD-R or DVD-R disk into the drive.

Look for the option to "Make this disk bootable." You may have to scroll over the various icons displayed to find this option. Click on the option.

Burn the CD or DVD as usual. Once completed, this disk can be used to boot your computer.

hope this helps

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My acard technology pro burns dvds but the target dvds end up all scratchy like quality the pixels move and everything


is resolutions pixel problem only on the dvd disks you burn?
you might have to save the dvd to a file first then burn it to a dvd
are you copyning from another dvd or from a saved file ??
you might be burning it as data
this might be a problem with the quality of the dvd disks you are using or might be the software you are using there are lots of free burning sofrware programs on the internet
this might be because you have not selected the option to burn an audio or data dvd or your burning software does not support dvd burning
there are plenty of free burning software programs on the internet

http://www.majorgeeks.com/BurnAware_Free_d5839.html

BurnAware Free is one of the most popular free CD, DVD, Blu-ray Disc burning software available for Windows.
Using this program you can easily create and burn Audio and MP3 CD, Data and DVD-Video disc, ISO and Cue Image,
erase or format rewritable disc, copy your CD or DVD to ISO image.


http://download.cnet.com/magicdisc/3000-7970_4-10383679.html
MagicDisc Virtual CD/DVD-ROM is a utility designed for creating and managing virtual CD drives and CD/DVD discs. MagicDisc Virtual CD/DVD-ROM emulates audio, data, and game CDs and DVDs with ISO image, CD and DVD images. MagicDisc Virtual CD/DVD-ROM offers 200x speed and noiseless CD/DVD access without a physical drive. It supports creating up to 15 virtual drivers. You can run games, software, see movies (VCD, SVCD, DVD), and hear music directly from your hard disk without inserting and swapping CDs and DVDs. MagicDisc allows you to use almost all CD/DVD image without burning them onto CD or DVD in order to easily access your favorite games, music, or software programs. It works like a real CD/DVD-ROM: You can run programs, play games, or listen to music from your virtual CD-ROM. It can compress ISO CUE MDS NRG CCD image; can encrypt ISO CUE MDS NRG CCD image; can make ISO image from CD/DVD; It can mount UDF only CD/DVD image and multi-session MDS/MDF and CCD/IMG image.


hope some of this helps you

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I can not burn a cd with GH24NS70 cd/dvd drive . No software with the drive. Can you e-mail me the software for this drive. Thanks....


there are plenty of free burning software programs on the internet


http://download.cnet.com/active-iso-burner/3000-2646_4-10602452.html

Active ISO Burner will allow you to burn an ISO image file to CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD+R DL(Dual Layer), DVD-RW and DVD+RW (including double layer, DL). Active@ ISO Burner software accepts command line parameters to automate ISO images burning process.

http://download.cnet.com/instant-cd-dvd-burner/3000-2646_4-10393316.html
Burn audio, video, and data CDs/DVDs and create and burn ISO files. Instant CD & DVD Burner is the ideal choice for anyone looking for a simple but full featured CD/DVD burner. Build and burn ISO files on the fly and compile all kinds of audio, video, and data CDs and DVDs from any kind of file (MP3, WAV, AVI, MPEG, DIVX, XVID). Instant CD & DVD Burner supports all major drives including CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-RW, DVD+RW, and DVD-RAM (SCSI, IDE, EIDE, and USB 1.0 and 2.0).


there are plenty of free burning software programs on the internet

http://download.cnet.com/burn4free-cd-and-dvd/3000-2646_4-10217894.html
Burn4Free CD and DVD is a burning solution that's compatible with more than 3,000 DVD, Blu-ray and CD burners. Burn data and audio from different file types (WAV, WMA, MP3, OGG, FLAC, WavPack, and CDA). Burn and save ISO files, open and save your project to disk, verify content, print compilations, copy DVD, copy BLU RAY and import your audio compilation from M3U and ASX playlists. The drives supported include dual-layer DVD, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-RW, DVD+RW, and DVD-RAM, BD-R, BD-RE (SCSI, IDE, EIDE, and USB 1.0 and 2.0).

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Around track 8 in its recording process it breaks up the audio signal so when we duplicate it kick out a error then kicks out the CD's


this could be caued by a few possibilities you might not have select to burn an audio copy or the burning software does not support the burning of audio copies although if it burns a few before being interrupted it probably will support audio burning
http://download.cnet.com/burn4free-cd-and-dvd/3000-2646_4-10217894.html
Burn4Free CD and DVD is a burning solution that's compatible with more than 3,000 DVD, Blu-ray and CD burners. Burn data and audio from different file types (WAV, WMA, MP3, OGG, FLAC, WavPack, and CDA). Burn and save ISO files, open and save your project to disk, verify content, print compilations, copy DVD, copy BLU RAY and import your audio compilation from M3U and ASX playlists. The drives supported include dual-layer DVD, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-RW, DVD+RW, and DVD-RAM, BD-R, BD-RE (SCSI, IDE, EIDE, and USB 1.0 and 2.0).
the other possible reason might be the cd/dvd burner is not getting continuos power during the burn process
Click start control panel administrive tools,computer management,device manager scroll down cd-dvd rom drives you might see a yellow question mark ? right click you will have options to update driver,roll back driver,or select properties general troubleshoot, select driver click to reinstall drivers click update driver or uninstall then reinstall if this does not fix the problem it might be a registry problem if you cant see your disk drive in windows explorer

Close all open programs

Click on Start, Run, and type regedit and press Enter

Click on the plus signs (+) next to the following folders

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

SYSTEM

CurrentControlSet

Control

Class

{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

This folder is the DVD/CD-ROM Drive Class Description in the registry. Look for any of the following names in the right hand column.

Upper Filters

Lower Filters

Upper Filters.bak

Lower Filters.bak

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. or
you might have to physically unplug the leads for this cd/dvd then plug them back this should activate the found new hardware wizard or

you might have to uninstall then restart your computer then reinstall your DVD/CD then reinstall the driver for this device
if your computer came with a motherboard disk the drivers could be on it
click start control panel administrive tools computer management device manager scroll down cd dvdrom drives if you see a yellow question or exclamation mark?! or a red x right click you will need to update the driver or
select properties general troubleshoot, select driver click to reinstall drivers click update driver

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I have an HP laptop running on Windows 7. I have been able to burn a few video DVDs since buying the laptop less than a year ago. However, now no matter what software I use it lets me get to the burning...



make sure the dvd burner is getting consistent power check the electrical leads that attach to your dvd burner you could use a multimeter

or even diconnect it then restart your computer and reinstall it

Click start control panel administrive tools computer management device manager scroll to cd/dvd rom drives right click properties then properties again then tick enable cd digital cd audio for this cd rom device or scroll to dvd regions select the no _ for your specific area
If this does not fix the problem you might try
Click start control panel administrive tools,computer management,device manager scroll down cd-dvd rom drives you might see a yellow question mark ? right click you will have options to update driver,roll back driver,or select properties general troubleshoot, select driver click to reinstall drivers click update driver or uninstall then reinstall if this does not fix the problem it might be a registry problem if you cant see your disk drive in windows explorer
Close all open programs

Click on Start, Run, and type regedit and press Enter
Click on the plus signs (+) next to the following folders

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

SYSTEM

CurrentControlSet

Control

Class

{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

This folder is the DVD/CD-ROM Drive Class Description in the registry. Look for any of the following names in the right hand column.

Upper Filters

Lower Filters

Upper Filters.bak

Lower Filters.bak

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. or
you might have to physically unplug the leads for this cd/dvd then plug them back this should activate the found new hardware wizard or

you might have to uninstall then restart your computer then reinstall your DVD/CD then reinstall the driver for this device
if your computer came with a motherboard disk the drivers could be on it
click start control panel administrive tools computer management device manager scroll down cd dvdrom drives if you see a yellow question or exclamation mark?! or a red x right click you will need to update the driver or
select properties general troubleshoot, select driver click to reinstall drivers click update driver

also you could try this free software

http://download.cnet.com/burn4free-cd-and-dvd/3000-2646_4-10217894.html
Burn4Free CD and DVD is a burning solution that's compatible with more than 3,000 DVD, Blu-ray and CD burners. Burn data and audio from different file types (WAV, WMA, MP3, OGG, FLAC, WavPack, and CDA). Burn and save ISO files, open and save your project to disk, verify content, print compilations, copy DVD, copy BLU RAY and import your audio compilation from M3U and ASX playlists. The drives supported include dual-layer DVD, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-RW, DVD+RW, and DVD-RAM, BD-R, BD-RE (SCSI, IDE, EIDE, and USB 1.0 and 2.0).
hope this helps

Jun 16, 2011 | HP Computers & Internet

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Read a copied CD


If you burned a Data CD and didn't finalize it, it likely will not be viewable in another PC. Put the disk back into the PC that created it and start the software you used to burn it and attempt to finalize the burn. This should make it compatible with most computers.

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If your C: drive (primary storage drive) is to full, it can EXTREAMLY hamper all computer activities. Copying/Burning/Downloading being the most effected. Try deleting some unnecessary files.

I hope this helps!

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Please insert a disk into drive


You can only copy files to a blank disk by using programs like NERO or by using a re-writeable disk like DVD-RW which you can format and use it like a hard drive. You need also burner not an ordinary DVD or CD player.

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Cd writer program


Reinstall the program if you have a stand alon copy, or it may be on an application disk that came with your system.

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Watch on the bottom of the screen when the PC is re-booting for a "Boot from CD" message, it may go by quickly, and hit any key to boot from the CD.




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