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Optical drive won't detect CDs but will detect DVDs

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I've got a Toshiba Satellite PSAANA with Vista Home premium (32 bit). The CD/DVD won't detect any CDs anymore. I would put in the CD, it attempts to read it but it spits out the CD and comes up with a "Please Insert a Disk into drive D:\" message. However, it will recognise any DVD. I can see the drive in Explorer.

I've tried uninstalling the firmware and re-installing will still no success. Any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

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  • anguyen Mar 17, 2008

    Thanks map9966, but I've tried that with no success :( I'm starting to believe the something is wrong with the lens. Using System Restore, I returned the system back to a time when I knew the optical drive worked. Still no success. This strongly suggest to me the lens is capult.

    Cheers

  • liz strausser Aug 15, 2008

    same thing won't recognize cd keeps telling me to insert disc into drive tried system restore, rollback drivers, everything everyone else did. please help

  • Anonymous Jan 16, 2009

    Same exact problem. have Sony Q58 cd drive.

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This is another Vista issue that Microsoft has not fixed.
I have noticed alot of these includes the Optical drives.
So try this. It works for most people running Vista.
You need to edit your registry.

Click the Start button, click run, type in the window regedit than click OK
Close any opened Keys.
Open HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE; than open SYSTEM; next open CURRENTCONTROLSET; than open CONTROL; than open CLASS & find
{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318} listed in the right half of the window right click on LOWERFILTERS & left click delete, then right click on UPPERFILTERS & left click delete.
Exit the registry, and reboot the laptop.
Hope this has helped.

Good Luck & kind Regards.
& please vote.

Posted on Mar 17, 2008

  • Mike Peluso
    Mike Peluso Mar 17, 2008

    That is a bummer. What ever happend to get what you pay for?

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sure..go to my computer..and see what disks are there?

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