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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Re: cd or dvd rom drive
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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If your Drive is a CD-Rome drive, surely it cant, for the drive cant read dvd disc.
Replace the drive of yours with DVD-Rom or DVD-RW in order to play dvd disc, DVD-RW simply has the added capablity to burn on DVD discs
Note that if it is a CD-ROM,then tou cannot use it to burn a DVD,but if it is a DVD-ROM,you can use it to burn a CD.Then apart from this sometimes virus cause this sometimes but most probably what i think is that the lens of your CD-ROM or DVD-ROM is weak.You have to change it,better still you can replace the whole drive instead of the lens,or get an external DVD ROM.But as a first approach use a Lens cleaner to clean your lens.You can get this at computer stores.
you need a cd\dvd rw to be able to burn as for wont play\read
Control panel,administrive tools,computer management,device manager scroll to cd/dvd rom drives right click properties then properties again then tick enable cddigital cd audio for this cd rom device or scroll to dvd regions select no 4 for australia
Removing the drive from Device Manager
Follow these steps to remove the drive from Device Manager:
Click Start , type device into the search field.
Click Device Manager from the search results.
Device Manager opens.
Figure 2: Device Manager
Click the plus sign (+ ) next to DVD/CD-ROM drives category.
Figure 3: DVD/CD-ROM drives category
Right-click the drive and then click Uninstall .
Figure 4: Device Manager: Uninstall
Click OK to remove the CD listing. Do not restart the computer and do not refresh the hardware list.
Close Device Manager .
You must complete the Clearing the registry filters before attempting to burn another disc.
Clearing the registry entries
If deleting and scanning for the CD/DVD drivers in the Device Manager does not resolve the problem, you should remove the drivers and uninstall the burning software, and then perform the following steps. Uninstalling the software should force the registry to clear the CD/DVD entries; however, this may not work if the registry is corrupted. Follow the steps to manually clear the registry entries.
You may need to uninstall and reinstall software applications that are able to burn CDs/DVDs after performing this step. Therefore, do not perform this step if you do not know how to reinstall your CD writing software. Uninstall all CD writing software (Roxio Creator, Cyberlink Power2Go, etc...) using add/remove programs. For more help, you can read Cannot Remove or Uninstall Software .
Click Start , type regedit into the search field, and then select regedit from the list.
If you are prompted for an Administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
The Registry Editor appears.
Click File , Export , type a file name that is easy to remember, and click Save .
A copy of the registry has been saved for back-up purposes. If the registry is accidentally damaged or more problems occur after completing the rest of these steps, you can double-click this back-up file to restore the registry.
Locate, and then click, the following registry subkey:
There can be many instances of the registry subkey mentioned in step 4. You must make sure that you are in the appropriate registry subkey before modifying the UpperFilters and the LowerFilters values. To verify that you are in the appropriate registry subkey, make sure that the Default data value is DVD/CD-ROM and the Class data value is CDROM.
Depending on the software installed on your PC, you may not have any filters installed, both the Upper and Lower Filters, or you may have only the LowerFilter present. If a filter is present, it should be deleted.
In the right pane, right-click UpperFilters , and click Delete .
Click Yes to confirm the removal of the UpperFilters registry entry.
In the right pane, right-click LowerFilters , and click Delete .
Click Yes to confirm the removal of the LowerFilters registry entry.
Exit Registry Editor, and then restart the computer.