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DVD-Rom drive doesn't work.

My disk drive tray is not opening by eject button. Took out the disk using paper clip. Tray closes by eject button. Replacement disc can't be played. This situation arised when trying to keep a record copy of a video film. Checking by 'My computer'>drive properties>it says "this drive is working properly". Checking with Nero cd-dvd speed- disc is turning & giving many results. While checking 'disc quality', it gives 'error initializing test'. With 'Bench mark' check, gives 'error! unrecovered read error(031100). 'Nero disc info.' gives 'no disk inserted or drive not ready'. My compu'r has hardware- dvd-rw drives of 'Maxtor 6Y160m0' & dvd/cd-r drive of 'Philips dvd+rw dvd8631'. Any help will be very much appreciated. I've Dell-dimension 5000, P4 processor 530, winXP-SP2 home- 3yrs old. Thanks

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  • Anonymous Jun 03, 2008

    I just purchased The Maxtor 4 mini external drive. All my Dell Inspiron 2650 will do is put up a Found New Hardware MTP Device box in the lower right hand corner of the screen by the other icons. The mini 4 is not listed in Start all programs and hitting the Found New Harware box does nothing. How can I grt this Maxtor mini 4 to be recognized, as it was one time, again?

  • Anonymous Jun 03, 2008

    I have just bought a Maxtor 4 mini external hd 160. I plug it into two USB ports and connect to the Maxtor mini, and all that happens is that I get a New Hardware Found MTP device box, by the other icons in the lower right hand corner of the screen. Nothing happens after that. I clicked on the box and still nothing happens. How can I install this Maxtor mini 4 external HD on my Dell 2650?

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Go to "My Computer" and right-click the icon representing the drive, then select "Eject." If that works, you know your drive is OK.

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Right click my computer .. manage.. storage.. disk management. unalocated. its totaly empty . create partition then format it ntfs and name the volume uhhhh USB160GB for easier to recognize

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