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Drive cd dirve not working

Drive not working cd drive not able to read or copy cd drive stop working

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Re: Drive cd dirve not working

This device is not working properly because Windows cannot load the drivers required for this device. (Code 31)

Click Troubleshooter to start the troubleshooter for this device.

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I put in a cd and it now wont recognize the drive at all. i can't get the disc out, no idea how to fix it

Hi Laurenleighd

Have a look at your CD/DVD drive and you will see a small pin hole that about the size of a needle. You can take a straightened paperclip and push it in there to open the CD dirve manualy. After you've removed it, try another CD that you know is working and see if you have the same problem. If this CD also get stuck in there then we know the CD/DVD ROM may be faulty.

Is this a Dell Laptop or Desktop?
Can you open and close the Drive with or without anything inside it?
Can you hear any noise coming from CD/DVD ROM when you insert a CD?
What Happens when you insert any other CDs or DVDs that you know is working fine?

When you open your MY Computer/Computer in the Start Menu, Can you see the drive there, or is it not showing the CD dirve there at all?
If the you are 100% sure this is not a power issue, then it might be the CD/DVD driver that needs to be re-installed.

Hope this helps

"Even your Computer needs a rest"

Hope this helps

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Jan 31, 2011 | Dell CD Drives

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When attempting to copy blu ray disc message reads disc not detected.(emachine e525)

Although the same shape and size, Blue Ray disks are a completely different format to DVD's and CD's. You drive won't recognise them

You'll need to get a Blue ray RW drive, and it doesn't stop there. Because there a great deal more information on a blueray disk, you'll need several dvd disks to copy the info to a DVD.

Bluerays hold about 25Gb of data, DVD's hold 4.7 GB and CD's hold 700Mb data.

Jul 10, 2010 | E-Machines emachines (emachinees) CD-ROM...

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SC-152A/COM black CD-Rom specifications/ can i write onto a disc with this product?


Sorry but no, The SC-152A is a read only CD-Rom drive not a burner. You will need to get an IDE CD-RW drive to add to you system to be able to burn disks. If you are going to get a drive the price difference between a CD-RW and a DVD-RW drive is very little so you might as well get one that will also burn DVD disks and the CD disks. You can get a dirve at for $23 plus $2 shipping that will do just what you need. If you need help finding one on their site or you need additional help please email me at:

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Apr 18, 2010 | Samsung SC 152 Internal 52x CD-ROM Drive

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CD drive not reading office 2007

That happens to me all the time,just shut it down for 24hours and try agian.Let it autoplay

Sep 21, 2009 | Samsung SC 152 Internal 52x CD-ROM Drive

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Cd drive led light flashes orange four to five times then stops

Given all the things that you ahev done, clean the drive with a CD/DVD cleaner and / or air duster. Check the device is enabled in Device Manager and it shows no errors. If it does then read the explanation. If not and it looks OK you will most likely need a new drive!

Sep 09, 2009 | CD Drives

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E: drive, cd rom drive will read a cd with data, but not a new cd

CD Driver or CD Writer encounter such problems are a normal reading in data. Sometimes it does or not. To identify the real situation on your CD/CDWriter drive is very difficult to you.
Here is the answer to your problem.
# You use your CD/CDwriter drive for how many long years and now got a problem.
# The speedometer of your CD/CDWriter (lens eye) can no longer read any available CD or have data's also or even BLANK DISC.
# Use any CD CLEANER to clean up your CD/CDWriter Drive to remove the dust inside.

Good luck!

Aug 07, 2009 | E-Machines emachines (emachinees) CD-ROM...

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Cd drive not reading office 2007 install disk

trying making an iso of the disk using software like magiciso,and download daemon tools and insert this iso as virtual drive,try this,this might work!

Aug 05, 2009 | Samsung SC 152 Internal 52x CD-ROM Drive

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DVD/CD-ROM Drive just stopped reading all discs

Have you tried using a good quality dvd cleaner? Alot of times a dirty laser will cause this problem. After cleaning try using a known good dvd and see if it works. If not check your device manager to see if the drive is functioning properly. If there is a yellow ! then the drive either has a corrupt driver or it has died. You can replace it fairly cheap as a dvd/cd burner can be replaced for around $45 max. Hope this helps.

Jul 11, 2009 | CD Drives

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Do not read the cd or dvd disc.

Two possibilities that are immediately apparent. One, the lens on the drive is dirty. Stop by a department store and buy a CD/DVD laser lens cleaner CD and put it in the drive several times, making sure that it tries to read it each time. This can brush away the debris on the lens and it may work again. Two, the drive motor or lens assembly (that moves) has failed. My experience is that these drives have a 2-3 year life span. Luckily, they are now bargain-priced and you can pick them up at your local discount store and replace them yourself.

Nov 12, 2007 | Acer (91.AB264.016) Internal 24x CD-ROM...

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