My dvd rom won't work like the computer doesnt read that there is a dvd in the drive it says there isn't,here are the steps the troubleshoot told me to take
Make sure the optical drive appears in BIOS Setup screen. The BIOS (Basic Input/Output System) needs to be able to detect the drive before Windows can detect it. To check the BIOS Setup:
Restart the PC and as soon as the first logo screen appears, press the F1 key.
When the BIOS Setup screen appears, use the arrow keys to go to the Main menu, if not already selected.
Check for the hardware-identifying name for the optical drive next to Secondary Master, Secondary Slave, or Primary Slave.
If the name of the optical drive does not appear, check the cable connections for the drive.
Remove Digital Audio and DMA capabilities for the optical drive. Digital Audio and DMA are different ways that a CD or DVD drive handle data. Some optical drives may not know how to use these functions. To disable Digital Auto and DMA:
Click Start, and then right-click My Computer.
Click Properties and then click the Hardware tab.
Click the Device Manager button.
Click the + (plus) sign next to DVD/CD-ROM.
Double-click the drive name to open the Properties window.
Click the Properties tab.
Remove the check mark from Enable digital CD audio for this CD-ROM device, and then click OK.
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Re: dvd rom won't work
You forgot to check the jumper settings of the Hard Disk and the DVD Drive found at the back near the IDE and power cables. If you are using one IDE cable, then one jumper should be a Master, that's the Harddisk, and the DVD drive a Slave. If you are using two IDE cable then both must be Master.
You should check also the Harddisk jumper help settings printed on them, some harddisk needs the jumper settings for Slave presence on the same IDE cable.
If it doesn't work then It's either the cable or the DVD drive has a problem.
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Does the computer read other dvds? If it doesn't, then the optical drive probably has a problem with the lens tracking. This could be repaired but isn't worth it. A new SATA DVD writer can be purchased for less than $30. (Or you can get an external DVD drive (with a USB connection).)
Click start control panel
administrive tools,computer management,device manager scroll down cd-dvd rom
drives you might see a yellow question mark ? right click you will have
options to update driver,roll back driver,or select properties general
troubleshoot, select driver click to reinstall drivers click update
driver or uninstall then reinstall if this does not fix the problem it might be
a registry problem if you cant see your disk drive in windows explorer Close all open
Start, Run, and typeregedit and press
Enter Click on the plus signs (+)
next to the following folders
is the DVD/CD-ROM Drive Class Description in the registry. Look for any of the
following names in the right hand column.
Filters.bak If any of the
above keys shown in step 4 are listed, right-click on them and choose Delete
After deleting the keys, close the registry editor
Reboot your computer Open My Computer and check to see if your CD or DVD drives
have returned. You may also want to open Device Manager and verify that the
yellow exclamation and error code on the CD or DVD drive is gone. hope this helps
This is the inherent risk in updating firmware to optical drives.
Buy a new drive, power down the PC, install it and reboot the PC. If it is and IDE drive, or a SATA for that matter, before you buy a new drive make sure to disconnect and reconnect both ends of the cable prior to replacing it, just to be sure it wasn't an accidentally dislodged cable causing the problem.
may be it's only a DVD ROM drive not a combo,
you will need a combo to read both DVD and CD
if it was reading CDs earlier then the CDs might have scratch in them, try with new CD.
did u make changes to the cables inside, if you did check if the cabels are connected properly to the drive
According to your issue as you are not able to work with your cd rom and as you have not mention what operating system you are using if its windows then its known issue from Microsoft so try the following website it will help you up in case of windows computers
1st step; Acquire/buy a cd/dvd rom drive cleaning tool kit from your local pc store.
2nd step; Install a dvd coder/decoder software, try Power DVD player software it has a trial version
3rd step; After installing the DVD coder/decoder from Power DVD player try playing a dvd movie rom disc it should work/play... hope these tips help ;-)
Hi, Check the cd-rom power is on or not. Then also if its not reading then Insert an DVD/CD cleaner disk and follow the steps. The cleaner disk is available in any of the computer shops. There may be some lens problem. After trying above steps if again same problem occurs then you need to replace the cd/dvd rom drive. Thank you.........