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DVD/CD Rom recognized but won't read/write

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by tmiller918, Feb 14, 2013.

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  1. tmiller918

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    I have a problem. I started working for a company that requires me to boot to a Linux system from a DVD. After about a week, the DVD drive just stopped spinning/reading. The drive is still recognized by Windows, I've uninstalled and the system reinstalls it no problem. I've also deleted the upper and lower limits that have been posted on similar sites. I tried the Microsoft Fixit solution as well. The first time it happened, after deleting the upper/lower limits in the registry, the DVD drive started working again. Then after shutting down from the Linux system, the DVD drive would not read again. I did the Fixit Solution and it worked again. After shutting down from the Linux system the next time, the DVD drive stopped working again. Now nothing will seem to get it to work. Any suggestions?

    I've contacted the company and they say there is no way the boot into Linux from the DVD is changing any settings in Windows because it completely bypasses the system but something has to be happening to cause the DVD to stop working. Help!!!
     
  2. dai

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    try cleaning the lasers

    try a new data cable on it

    try the drive in another machine
     
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    If it still boots into linux from that DVD disk try this even though it looks illogical. After using linux shutdown the computer (don't restart, shutdown completely then power up and go straight into windows and if the DVD drive isn't working shutdown again then boot into windows again and try it then.
     
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