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Removed DVD-R driver by accident

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by WarmCurb, Feb 16, 2007.

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  1. WarmCurb

    WarmCurb Thread Starter

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    I'm convinced that I accidentally removed the DVD-R driver from my CD-RW/DVD-R drive. I have a Dell Inspiron 9100 and haven't been able to track down or successfully update the driver to fix this problem. Can someone help me? I'm really new at this. Thanks.
     
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  3. Leec65

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    CD/DVD do not have drivers, windows has all there drivers have you tryed system restore?
     
  4. WarmCurb

    WarmCurb Thread Starter

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    No, how would I do that? Will that erase anything from my HD?
     
  5. Leec65

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    no it just reset your setting you will not lost any thing

    program/accessories/systen tools/system restore

    and pick a date when your DVD was working
     
  6. JohnWill

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    What are the indications you get, tell us about the problem you're trying to solve.
     
  7. WarmCurb

    WarmCurb Thread Starter

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    DVDs used to load automatically or I'd have to access them through My Computer; neither way work now. I can still play CDs as normal, but I get no response from DVDs. I've tried multiple DVD-playing software but to no avail. Dell simply suggested I download a K-Lite codec, which did nothing. Others have suggested updating my drivers but that didn't work either.

    Conclusion: I'm assuming that the lasers used to read DVDs have been damaged somehow and that I need to replace the drive.
     
  8. crjdriver

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    Your conclusion is most likely correct. The dvd and cd use different lasers. It is very possible for a drive to read CDs and not DVDs.
     
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