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DVD-drive dosent work after fail burn.

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  1. Xhila

    Xhila Thread Starter

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    Hey.

    First of all pardon my poor english, i hope you will be able to understand me anyway :)

    Laptop: Lenovo T510 (3 months old)
    OS: Windows 7 Ultimate
    Disc drive: hl-dt-st dvdram gt30n

    Today i burned a dvd disc with ImgBurn, the burning went well, it ejected the disc as normaly, i then closed the tray again, so that imgburn could verify the disc, after 10 min were nothing had happened, the program was frozen, so i shut it down.

    Later when i wanted to format my computer, i rebooted with a boot disc, nothing happen, it just booted windows normaly, try again and again, but nothing.. i then tried with a Ubuntu 10.4 bootdisc, nothing again.

    When i try to access my disc drive under my computer, it just says:

    D:\

    The program cannot be found

    When i put disc in it, in windows mode, it just makes the normal sounds it use too, and then goes "dead" nothing happens and my computer cant see the disc.

    things i have tried so far:

    - I went to Start > Run > regedit and remove the Upperfilters and Lowerfilters values from this registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SYSTEM \ CurrentControlSet \ Control \ Class \ {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}. No upper- or lowerfilter values there?

    - I went to device manager. Clicked the arrow next to DVD/CD Drives to see my DVD drive. Right-clicked the drive name and selected Uninstall. Then rebooted again. It reinstalled the DVD drive... to no avail. It loads nothing.

    Changed the boot order, so my computer should boot from the disc drive first, nothing..


    So I don't really know what to try next :(

    Any idears?
     
  2. Alex Ethridge

    Alex Ethridge It's My Birthday!

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    If the boot order is set to optical drive before hard disk and the computer bypasses a bootable disk on boot, the drive is dead.

    Verify the disk is actually bootable by trying it in another system. If it boots there, then it is final the drive is dead.
     
  3. Xhila

    Xhila Thread Starter

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    Crap.

    The dics boots perfectly up on my older laptop.

    Would it be possible to take a disc drive (slim) from a older laptop to replace my now dead disc drive?
     
  4. Alex Ethridge

    Alex Ethridge It's My Birthday!

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    There are many different models of laptop optical drives. If it fits and works, consider yourself very lucky.
     
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