My DVD/CD player is a year old. I've used it lightly, and it's always worked. Now when I put a CD (audio or data) in the drive, it doesn't register as being there. (Nothing happens and Windows (XP) Explorer does not report that a disk is in the drive). I can see these same files on another cd player. I put a laser lens cleaner in the driver and nothing happened. I tried reinstalling the firmware and this did not fix the problem. I only know this is a SOHC-5236V Combo. I do not have more information for the name, so I can't say for sure it is a BK OEM burner.
Hope you can help. Thanks.
I have the HP lightscribe dvvd1040i dvd writer and its kinda having the same problem. I unistalled it and let the comp find it agian. Then i right click my D; drive and click autoplay and it says "ERROR: only part of the readprocessmemory and writeprocessmemory request can be completed." What does this mean?
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Re: Disk not recognized
For the first solution, disconnect the IDE cable, and then reconnect it firmly, incase that the cable somehow has become loose. if that still does not work, you can take out the drive, and change the jumper to "cable select."
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Depending on the model of your IBM PC, it could be that it has a CD drive and not a DVD drive. The Sims 3 game is on a DVD. If this is the case you will have to upgrade your CD player to a DVD player.
To test if your drive is working insert an original music CD into the drive and see if it plays. If it does play you most likely have a CD player and not a DVD player, which means you will have to upgrade to a DVD player/writer drive anyway. These are relatively inexpensive and retail for approximately $20 to $50.
Feel free to reply should you need any further assistance. Best wishes, Graemevm
all this bad started just today? your you just found an old pC> and...........
start by telling 2 things
what media, name it, a CD , DVD or CD-DA music disk?
or what is what is D: driver
i can be 10f things, from dvd /cd drivers to hdd, SSD or lost more.
my guess is you moved a MP3 fail to the and it plays
sure, and proves the media player works (we use VLC)
is this windOWS XP, we cant guess what OS you run ever.
it must be stated, clearly. XP is pain with DVD/CD drives.
lets play a game, you said
and you sad , all disks in my CD drive fail, all cd discs of any kind
or its a DVD drive (gee I can see it or read the tray front with those words there) and its a DVD, and all DVD disks of all kinds fail
that is cause by:
1: ;XP infected. as all are now. and pnp servers at MS are now dead.
2: XP does not have SP3 installed, AS IT MUST,
3: XP has the registry corruption INFAMOUS now for 16 long years, running google that fix.
4: the drive is bad. CD or DVD
5: your cd disk is bad but others work. so .... captain obvious this.
cd-r80 are for music. Your best option is to buy a program like nero. I assume you are just dragging and dropping files to burn them right now. dvd's are more meant for backing up data or making movies because they hold a lot more data then a cd. Are you able to burn disc's at all? Just like all things involved with computers it can get complicated real quick.I hope this helps a little and if you have more questions let me know Thanks, Lee
In these drives there are two lasers and two pick-up sensors. Normally in a combined head. One set is used for the DVD and the other is used for the CD. From you description it sounds like the optical sensor for the CD laser has expired! When you place a CD into the drive a small amount of information is read by the drive that identifies the disc type, manufacturer, it's status, capacity etc. If the drive cannot read this then it thinks nothing is present.
If you insert a disc does the LED on the front the the unit flash a few times while it spins the disc. Does it do this repeatedly? If it fails to read the disc does the LED stop blinking and the drive no longer spins the disc? If this is the case then your drive may indeed be faulty.
Try physically removing the player and fire up the laptop. Power down the laptop, replace the player and power back up. If that doesn't help, see if BIOS recognizes it. If that doesn't work, get back to me. Ron-
Go to my computer on your desktop, then right click and down to properties,then hardware tab, then device manager.
Click on the '+' sign on the DVD/CDROM line, right click on your DVD Rom and click uninstal.
Restart your pc and let Windows find your DVDROM again.
Just double check that autoplay is set on the drive by right click on my computer, down to explore, right click on your 'D' drive (if this is your DVDROM) down to properties, then click on autoplay tab, and on the drop down box, highlight what files you want to autoplay.
If no joy there is an autorun fix programme on the Microsoft site here.