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Re: my drive cannot detect dvd disc but can read and...
Check device manager in control panel under
hardware to see if you have a problem with anything (a big yellow
check). The most likely casue is that your DVD burning software (not the microsoft programs) did not install properly. Find out the exact info about yours by downloading a freeware program called Belarc Advisor (Googe it),
Oddly enough, you don't need drivers for the CD/DVD drives. They
aren't even recognized unless you have a non-microsoft burning
program. After you find out what burning
software you have-- you have to seek a download at the computer manufacturer's
website, if it came with the computer, as it may be a special program not related to the burning
software if you purchased from the software manufacturer---go to their
website for downloads or upgrades,and that should get you going.
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if you have cd writer and dvd rom then change your cd drive with cd/dvd writer because in the case of cd writer and dvd rom it gives error but sometimes the dvd play also but computer freeze from sometime and when we copy data then give us error messages i give you suggest to buy new cd/dvd writer
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 searching the internet for that model. and look for a firmware upgrade. Download it and intall carefully folling the instructions that came with the download. If this does not work start looking for your reciept.