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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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 typeregedit and press Enter Click on the plus signs (+) next to the following folders
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.
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 driveror select properties general troubleshoot, select driver click to reinstall drivers click update driver hope this helps
Many times the cause of this is because the Burner had a dirty lens or the quality of disc put in the burner are not up to par, or it was burned at the wrong speeds, or you got a bad drive.
I would give this a shot.
1. try a new disk. 2. try a drive cleaning kit. 3. replace the drive
There is only so much you could do here. Sounds like the TOC Table of contents is not being written or finalized, this could be that you have a dirty drive or a bad drive. Many times its a dirty drive. However if you had this drive over a year or so I would consider replacing the drive as a whole.
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It should work by itself, if the drive can write the CD-R and it's not damaged.
Go to My Computer, right-click on the CD icon and check in Properties, under the "Recording" tab, that recording is allowed. Then under AutoPlay, check Operations and try selecting 'Record' (it shouldn't be necessary, but let's do that for luck).
Otherwise, you can always use a third-party utility - for Windows XP a very good one is CDburnerXP, freeware (I have two other CD-R programs which cost several $$$, but find myself using CDburnerXP since it's faster and way less bloated. Your mileage, as always, may vary).
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.
This does sound like a defective drive, most likely a laser / reader issue, because the refractive properties of the CDR is different from a "pressed" disk it looks like thia failed TOC seek issue, the head starts at the center of the disk and reads outwards, the click noise is most likeley the head reaching the terminus (the outer limit of the motorised movement), the drive then unable to find the TOC gives up and decides the disk is unreadable.
if this drive is within the manufacturer's Warrantee period I would reccommend sending it back.
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.