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DVD drive can't read

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by gubat07, Dec 4, 2011.

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  1. gubat07

    gubat07 Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    Can someone pls help me just recently my DVD drive stopped working. I tried some solutions on threads I found on the issue (check if boot IDE is set to automatic) but still the problem persisted. I also tried to check the device manager but can't figure out which is responsible for the DVD drive.

    I am running Windows 7 Home Premium.

    Thanks
     
  2. Hughv

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    Delete the drive in device manager and reboot to re-install.
    These devices fail quite regularly, so you may need to replace it.
     
  3. gubat07

    gubat07 Thread Starter

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    That's just my problem, I can't even find the drive on Windows Explorer. It can't be a connection problem(?) as the player opens and shuts when I press the button.
     
  4. Megabite

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    Try this

    Download CDgone to your desktop.

    Right click and choose Extract All,
    open folder and double click on cdgone.reg

    Do Not Click on EditReg.reg

    Restart your PC.

    Also take a look in Device Manager for the drive if it is not there then most likely the drive has failed.
     
  5. clearcomms82

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    If the drive is there but not reading discs - which your thread header implies - try running a head cleaner 3-4 times. It's probably there if you can see it in Windows Explorer, even if you can't see the contents. If it isn't in Windows Explorer then like guys say above, it has probably failed.
     
  6. gubat07

    gubat07 Thread Starter

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    Tks for all the replies, I'm now convinced that the drive has failed or the cable has come loose.
     
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