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dvd Doesn't recognize DVD's

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  1. Jono

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    I've had nothing but problems with my LG dvd drive. When I first got it I had no problems with it. Later on though it all of a sudden failed to read DVD's, but would still read and type of cd. CD data audio etc. I sent it away on it's manufacture's warranty. When it returned I hooked it up and it ran fine. But the next time I went to use it, one boot later it wouldn't recognize dvd's again. I had already tried many options when it first happened and went through all the settings, drivers etc on and on and came up with nothing. So I tried something different and switched my dvd to master and my cd burner to slave and it worked, but only once again. Next time I went to use it on the same boot it failed to recognize the DVD again. Any input would be much appreciated.
     
  2. JJJecj71

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    Try going to the device Manger and remove the dvd rom and reboot and have it reload a new data base for that hardware and then reload the software needed to read Dvds.
    J
     
  3. Jono

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    The driver i use for it is a standard one provided by microsoft windows (xp) When it reboots it just states that the new hardware has been found and automatically sets it up. It won't load a new database it just uses the previous one.
     
  4. JJJecj71

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    http://www.gocyberlink.com/english/products/product_main.jsp?ProdId=28
    Try the free trail.

    You need more drivers for it to work and Xp don't have them or least the right ones.

    Do you have the disk that came with the Dvd hardware.

    The drivers might not be right, try the link and see if it fixes the problem then you will know it was the drivers.
     
  5. Jono

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    I have the power dvd software to run DVD's etc, but when the install is run it sets up a microsoft standard cd/dvd rom driver. All the software set up on the computer should be right cause all install for it is done from cd. I have tried uninstalling all the software and setting it up again but it doesn't do anything. Not only will powerdvd not recognize a dvd but all xp explorer etc.

    thanks anyway
     
  6. Jono

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    When the drive is installed xp installs it as a standard dvd/cd. I don't have a copy of the proper driver and cannot find it anywhere. Not sure if there ever was one. The only software i got was power dvd software.
     
  7. JJJecj71

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    The software that XP installed should be fine. It loads the drivers that the Cd roms needs to work, it's the software that you need and it's drivers to have it work the Dvd.

    If you loaded the software in and it still don't work, there might be a problem with the Dvd.

    Now also because of XP the software might not for some reason work on XP and you need a updated software for Xp. Try that link and see if that does the trick for you.

    I can't give you hot fixes but sure can give ideas to try :)
     
  8. Jono

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    power dvd xp is the software i use. even if i didn't use that software my dvd rom won't even recognize the dvd and show it in win explorer. It would say " Please insert a disk into drive e: " but if i put a cd into it it loads up properly as if it's functioning perfectly. Since it worked when i got it is it possible that something may have happened to xp concerning it that could be fixed with a format and install xp again?
     
  9. JJJecj71

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    Ok Jono two things to try

    Ok it doesn't say dvd cd Rom on the drive letter,yeap don't sound right.
    Uninstall it again and install it from the Dvd rom drive only and when done installing the software. it sould say reboot just keep the Cd or put a dvd cd in the cd dvd Rom and reboot and then see if by doing this when rebooting it will sign the right Drive when it starts reading the Dvd after reboot. Seems it's looking at the other Drive and not the right one.

    If not you can try this:

    Lets do this and give this a try. Goto (My Computer) and right click and to properties on the bottom, from there goto the tab Restore and open and have your system restore it to a date when you know it was working.

    Don't forget to do a www.windowsupdate.com after your done if you do the secound option. It's always good to keep everything updated.

    J
     
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