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HP dv4000 laptop CD not reading

It was working a week ago, but now it will not read any cds or dvds. the laptop is recognizing the drive, but cds will not play. they just turn and turn and make lots of noise. when i click on "properties" on the cd drive under My Computer it tells me that the device is working properly, but it isn't. light scribe came installed on the laptop, but that seems to be enabled.

can anyone tell me why cds aren't reading in the cd/dvd drive? thanks!

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  • honeybunnymn Jan 24, 2008

    no, i'm sorry, this did not work. dvds are playing just fine, but we get the error message along the lines of "windows cannot play this type of format." and all we're trying to play are normal cds we've purchased at the record store.

    i also tried disabling and enabling the drivers as well as uninstalling and reinstalling them, to no avail.

  • Kbhardwaj Feb 04, 2008

    I am also facing the same problem with HP dv6000 series laptop.

  • Anonymous Jan 07, 2009

    sir ,
    i have the same problem not reading any cd.
    pls help.


  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2009

    same problem here! dvds work great but i cant for the life of me get cds to play



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Type of media settings might be the issue but making a change for standard CD/DVD recording (it affects reading too) Issue can be resolved. Right click on the CD/DVD drive (Usually D drive ) click on properties and select and choose the recording option. Click the enable CD recording for this drive option

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Click on apply and OK. Try again. You may try after reboot the computer. If issue persist please post so we can think about some alternate solutions.

Good Luck

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