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cd/dvd rom isnt detecting any cds.

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by OmfgHelp, May 26, 2007.

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  1. OmfgHelp

    OmfgHelp Thread Starter

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    My Driver Is Lite-On DVDRW ShW-160H6S CP81 ... I tried updating but it wont work i can detect the driver from the device manager but it cannot detect the disc inserted in ... :( it just happen awhile ago.i could even double click E drive without a disc inside my cd reader.....

    a pic of Nero drive ..

    http://www.imagehosting.com/show.php/668296_Drive.JPG.html
     
  2. spdabbs

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    Do you have any bootable disks? If so, try booting from one - if the drive won't read disks outside of Windows it's likely faulty.
     
  3. MysticEyes

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    Go into Device Manager, find the drive, right click choose 'Uninstall' then reboot.
     
  4. OmfgHelp

    OmfgHelp Thread Starter

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    what u mean by bootable disc... and mystic eyes i tried still dosent work :(
     
  5. spdabbs

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    A bootable disc is one that the PC can load up from. You can (on another PC) download & burn one off from http://www.memtest86.com - just put the disk in the drive, restart the PC and see if you get the option to boot from CD (may need setting in the BIOS boot order too).
     
  6. OmfgHelp

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    how much would a bootable disc in Singapore cost ?
     
  7. spdabbs

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    Various disks you may well already own are bootable - Windows installation CDs, Norton installation CDs, System Recovery CDs.
     
  8. OmfgHelp

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    i have an window xp disc ... i put into the cd drive and restart my comp then i got stuck in a black page with only an underscore blinking on the top left for very long.
     
  9. spdabbs

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    Check the boot order in BIOS, ensure that the CD drive is before the hard disk.
     
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