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I purchased a Cruzer USB 2.0 Flash Drive 4gb and when I inserted it into port for first time, I think it installed some kind of driver first and I was able to use it find. How ever when I when to my DVD RW Drive (E:) to retrieve data from a CD disc, it would not bring up any files on the disc. Did the Flash Driver driver disable the DVD drive? Thanks Wayne

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Unless your computer or flash drive did something weird, the USB drive had nothing to do with the DVD drive issue. (There have been drives sold with malware do to issues at the manufacturer/distributor. These affect the registry so you might try rolling back to a previous configuration in the System Restore after you do a malware/antivirus scan either in Safe Mode or from a LiveCD (preferred). The advantage of the LiveCD is that the malware really can't protect itself since the boot sequence is fully independent of the usual OS.)

Most likely though your optical drive failed for some other reason. Check the device manager for any driver issues (Control Panel > Hardware or Computer > right click on the optical drive and choose Properties and then the Hardware Tab followed by clicking on the optical drive. Then click Properties and the Drivers tab.). If you can, try a disc cleaner to clean the lens. Also check that the cables are fully seated (both to the motherboard and the optical drive). Consider trying a new data cable.

With today's prices, it usually isn't worth repairing an optical drive. However the most common issue is the lens tracking and lens transport system.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

I hope this helps.

Posted on Aug 19, 2010


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