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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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Re: HP dv4000 laptop CD not reading


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


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

Posted on Jan 24, 2008

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