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My disk drive will not work

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by Daniel238957, Jan 7, 2008.

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  1. Daniel238957

    Daniel238957 Thread Starter

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    Whenever I put in a CD, or a DVD, I wait, and wait, and nothing happens. I check my Windows Media Player to see what it's saying about the CD, or DVD, I put in, but it isn't reading it at all. It's like the disc drive won't even operate anymore. It's clearly not even reading whatever I put in.

    And the weird thing is that it was working normally not too long ago, too.

    Does anyone know what I can do? I'm sure this is a common problem that can be easily remedied.
     
  2. jbm1991

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    what make and (if you know) what model is it?
     
  3. keyblade626

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    This is the same exact problem I'm having! It just started randomly today. It was working fine before, but now it won't read any disc types. It will let me burn CD-R's though . . . so I guess it reads empty discs? I don't know, but I really need some help to fix it. I'm a college student who's very relient on CDs.
     
  4. Hughv

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    Have you disabled Autoplay?
    Try opening this drive in My Computer.
    What kind of disk are you using?
    For Auto Play Options, Right-click the drive/Properties and select the Autoplay Tab.
     
  5. keyblade626

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    The disc comes up blank when I click the drive in My Computer. My drive is a combination CDR/RW, CD-ROM, DVD drive on a Toshiba laptop . . . but it won't read anything but blank writable CDs right now.

    The drive is a TSSTcorp CDW/DVD TS-L462C. Turning off the autoplay didn't work.
     
  6. Hughv

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    Turn on auto play, select WMP for music and insert a music disk.
    Tell me what happens.
     
  7. jbm1991

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    try re-downloading and installing the disk drive drivers from here
     
  8. Daniel238957

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    I have a CD-DVD R/W as well; and my manufacturer, model no., and operating system is beside my name.
     
  9. jbm1991

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    daniel use this link to download and install the latest drivers for your CD-DVD R/W drive from here
     
  10. keyblade626

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    none of that worked for me . . .

    but I did a driver scan and it said my standard dual channel PCI IDE controller is outdated . . . would that cause my problem?
     
  11. odiba

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    my hard disk won't work,what can i do to extract my data
     
  12. jbm1991

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    keyblade i doubt it if your drive worked fine until recently assuming you havent updated the hardware or anything. and odiba can you make your problem in a new thread please, keeps things simpler :)
     
  13. keyblade626

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    then, what could the problem be? I've tried a number of things . . .
     
  14. jbm1991

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    have you tried a lens cleaner?
     
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    Have you deleted/removed the device from you device manager and rebooted to rebuild the dirvers and filters?
     
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