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DVD ROM When I place items in the DVD Rom it is not recognized

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I cant use a lense cleaner disk. It doesnt read it. I can hear the disk spinnging. I'm having a problem with data cds and music cds. DVDs however work.

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Have you tried using a lense cleaner disk?

Can you hear the disk spinning at all?

Is the problem with both cd and dvds?

What kid of disk are you trying to play? Some dvd roms will not read dvdrw disks.

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Mar 11, 2014 | Samsung X05 Notebook


Acer Aspire Netbook without external DVD/CD rom How to Load CD

This will work on any model or make of net-book or Laptop enabling you to load CD's or DVD s with software onto your net-book laptop especially good when the CD/DVD drive has stopped working or is non existent, there are a few prerequisites before you can carry out this operation.
1:You must be in a networked environment in your home/workplace
2;One of the networked computers must have a CD/DVD ROM available
3:The computers must have been linked in a home or a small office network
4: Printers and sharing must also be activated in that network

Method is as follows:-
On the Work-group/Home network computer with CD/DVD ROM click on Start then my computer and look for CD/DVD ROM icon.
Right click on the icon then click sharing and security enable sharing and security then restart this workstation , You will then see the shared hand icon underneath this icon representing it is a shared item after restart to confirm it is shared.

On the laptop/net-book look in my network places you will see the CD/DVD ROM available to you now all you need to do is place in the work-group computers CD/DVD ROM the required software disk and there you have your problem solved without the expense of purchasing an external CD ROM
Operate now your Net-book/Laptop with available CD/DVD icon and double click it or right click and explore choice is yours.
Look at following Pictures


I hope this explains how to do it if you have further problems let me know
Should you not have at least the above 4 listed items at the top of the page then this method wont work .I will publish another method soon for those people that have no network and only have a single net-book/Laptop with no CD capability

on Feb 28, 2011 | PC Laptops



I just replaced my original CD/DVD ROM with a Toshiba SD-R2512 CD-RW/DVD ROM in my 1805-S253 running Windows ME. I used "Roxio Easy CD Creator" for writing to CD's. Everything was "plug'n'play" except the bezel that came with the new drive had to be swapped out. Windows ME recognized the new drive immediately and I didn't have to load any new drivers. This upgrade will probably work on other 1800 or 1805 Satellite series machines.

on Apr 13, 2008 | Toshiba Satellite 1805-S253 Notebook

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Cd reconize wont

An external DVDROM will show up as a USB device.

Jan 23, 2014 | Compaq Presario 700 470024-192 Notebook

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I have a CD ROM that is no longer being recognized by my Vista laptop.

Hi, if after a few computer restarts, it still fails to recognize, save your important docs etc, and do a system recovery back before the time you noticed the error.

If after 2/3 attempts still no sign, you are looking at a complete system install!

But first try accessing "Device Manager" clich DVD/CD/Rom Icon. Click Remove.

Restart computer, hopefully this should force a new item found and installing prog sign should appear during startup?

May 26, 2011 | PC Laptops

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I dont have a dvd driver only a cd rom one and when i put a dvd in nothing happens


The reason behind that is because the CD ROM cannot read DVDs. If you want to play or install DVD based programs you need to replace your CD ROM with a DVD-ROM or DVD-RW. You also can purchase an external DVD ROM if you dont want take that CD ROM from its place.

Rating my assistance will greatly be appreciated. Thank you for choosing Fixya!

Jan 22, 2011 | PC Laptops

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I re-installed windows and low level formatted the hard drive, and now the bios won't recognize the cd rom drive. I also ran the bios utility that comes with dell... what can I do to fix this problem. I...

Even if you don't have driver for CD-DVD ROM with the Operating System,your BIOS must recognize the CD ROM.Set the BIOS to Default setting and check it recognise now.Check if you have disable anything related to CD ROM in your BIOS. Remove your CD Rom and place it again and check.

Drive light comes because of power supply to the CD-ROM.

If nothing works,Download the firmware update

Here is the download link


Jan 04, 2010 | Dell Inspiron 1000 Notebook

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Dvd rom is not recognized

Not all computers detect DVD-ROMs. Look at the label on your laptop drive. If it says it supports DVD-ROMs, than you will be able to use it. If not, consider buying a DVD-ROM drive.

Nov 23, 2009 | Acer Extensa 5620 Notebook PC

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My cd rom drive will not recognize any cds or dvds. When I put a disc into the drive it will tell me to insert a blank disc into the drive. I have tried over ten different discs (including the one that...

what do you mean not recognized? not detecting the drive or not reading? if not recognized by windows you can check the driver for drives in the windows if not reading it is the lens problem..if the lens problem, the solution only is to replace the lens or to replace the whole drive

Mar 07, 2009 | PC Laptops

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