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How to re-find a CD/DVD-RW drive that just is not recognized today but was working fine a couple of days ago

I tried the Upper/lower filters thing; neither showed; there IS a Default for CD and DVD drives there. Device Mgr. does not show it; there is no yellow triangle. My Computer does not show it. It was ...
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Why is it believed that only Blu-rays can store HD content? [closed]

HD content can be stored anywhere. Why does the Wiki say that Blu-ray supersedes DVD because it can store HD video? You can store an HD video on a CD-ROM. An HD video is just bits representing data to ...
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1answer
66 views

Can an optical drive be damaged by inserting a disc it can not handle?

Is there any chance I can damage a DVD drive by inserting a Blu-Ray disc into it? Can I damage a CD drive by inserting a DVD or Blu-Ray disc into it? Also, can a disc drive damage a disc it can't ...
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0answers
35 views

CDROM not reading any disc

My CDROM is not detecting any disc from last 5 month, i brought it 10 months back used 2 to 3 times only, then suddenly it stop detecting any cd/dvd inserted into the drive. I though there may be ...
0
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1answer
189 views

CD/DVD Drive does not work - Compaq 6715B

I'm unable to get any activity from the CD/DVD drive on my Compaq 6715B laptop. I've done some research and see where others experiencing the error recommend removing content from the following key ...
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8answers
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Will there ever be faster CD and DVD discs and writers?

I was thinking about the fact that in the last years I have never seen CDs and DVDs supporting writing/reading speeds higher than 52X and 16X, respectively. Is this a commercial choice (i.e. ...
5
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4answers
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How can I copy files from a scratched CD/DVD?

I have so far tried the following software solutions without success. Windows Explorer Copy (default) TeraCopy Roadkil's Unstoppable Copier Unstoppable Copier stops copying as a whole, it keeps ...
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5answers
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Does a scratched DVD result in lost data, and how do I fix a scratched DVD?

Does a scratched DVD result in lost data? How do I fix a scratched DVD?
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2answers
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I have a DVD stuck in my iMac, how do I get it out?

I am asking this question on behalf of my sister. Here's what she had to say on facebook: Anyone know how to get a DVD unstuck from an iMac drive? I tried everything I read online--shutting ...
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1answer
958 views

DVD drive not detected in BIOS / Windows XP

My parents bought a PC (a old Hewlett Packard Bell Pentium 4) just to watch YouTube. It worked well for months but last week, the DVD drives (there a 2 dvd drives) are no more recognized by the BIOS ...
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3answers
628 views

WinXP Get DVD/CD Drives Working

I have 2 different drives that are not currently working. It show's the traditional yellow flag, to indicate there are problems. When I try to run updates, it says the drive isn't there. And I ...
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3answers
1k views

CD tray is stuck open

I have an older computer that has an Asus CD/DVD Reader/Writer. The problem is that the tray is stuck open: it does close normally, but the motor keeps going after the tray is closed, and after a few ...
2
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1answer
667 views

Have optical drive connectors changed in the last year? [closed]

In early 2010 my motherboard freaked out, and I was able to drop in a new board and connect my two DVD drives that were initially bought in 2005. Tonight my new components arrived to build my next ...
3
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3answers
1k views

DVD drive only reads original disks

Something odd happened to my DVD drive about a year ago. It won't read any blank disks - only original ones. I tried cleaning the lens, but it didn't help. What should I do? It's an old drive, but it ...
1
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1answer
329 views

DVD Drive detects certain disks but not others

I have a Sony DVD RW DRU-V200S ATA Device; certain disks work fine with it, but it will refuse to run others. I've done a couple of tests with different disks. It seems to work with audio CDs and old ...
0
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1answer
183 views

How To Disconnect DVD-ROM From Laptop?

I have HP Pavilion dv5282ea and after sending it to laboratory, i noticed that my DVD-ROM activates from time to time, just like i am opening and closing it. I know i should open my laptop and fix the ...
0
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1answer
574 views

DVD drive is not able to detect or read blank dvd

I have a TSSTcorp CDDVDW TS-L632H DVD drive in my laptop. This drive is not able to detect or read blank dvd of Moser Baer but it can read blank dvd of Sony. What is the problem ? What is the ...
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2answers
3k views

Laptop DVD Drive Slow When Reading CD/DVD ROM Discs But Not R/RW Discs

in one of my previous questions I had trouble with my laptop reading some CD's so I eventually replaced the CD/DVD combo drive with a second-hand one from ebay. I researched the drive I had to make ...
0
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2answers
238 views

DVD drive troubleshooting [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: DVD drive disappears Recently my DVD drive has stopped responding to discs. I've tried to install software like Rosetta Stone and the Adobe Suite. The disk drive doesn't ...
3
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1answer
2k views

What Does It Mean When DVD-RW Drives Only Read CDs?

So, I have a really strange hardware problem with a laptop optical drive where it can read any CD, but no DVD (I am sure this is not a region encoding issue, despite being a French-bought laptop). ...
0
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2answers
1k views

SATA DVD drive refuses to read movie DVDs

Hey, I have a problem with my DVD Drive (Asus DRW-2014L1T, most current firmware installed) on Windows 7 x64. When I insert a DVD movie and Windows starts to access the drive (for autoplay, or when I ...
0
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1answer
308 views

Optical drive not recognized in Win 7

I have just tried to use a CD in Windows 7, but it doesn't seem to be recognized. I have just used the same CD in the same drive on the same machine when I was booted into Linux, so hardware seems to ...
8
votes
9answers
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A disk is stuck in my slot-loading Dell Studio Hybrid. How can I get it out?

The slot-loading optical drive in my Dell Studio Hybrid has been acting up. Sometimes it works fine, sometimes it churns and makes some unpleasant sounds. Now I can't even get it to eject the disc ...
0
votes
2answers
1k views

CD-ROM/DVD Drive doesn't work anymore

I have no idea why my CD-ROM/DVD drive doesn't work anymore. When I insert a disk it makes noises and opens again. If it matters, I just reformatted the computer from Ubuntu 10.04 to Ubuntu 9.10. ...
1
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1answer
208 views

“Audio port not available” on DVD-ROM drive

I'm currently rebuilding a vintage PC (DOS 6.22 only) and I need to replace the IDE CD-ROM. The one I bought (IDE DVD burner) have the SPDIF (2 pin) and 4 pin audio ports but the drive is labeled ...
3
votes
2answers
419 views

Software to manually lock an optical drive door

My toddler likes to come up and push the buttons on my PC when I'm trying to work from home, and sometimes he gets the CD or DVD drive open and nearly breaks it by pulling on the door. Is there some ...
4
votes
3answers
11k views

Computer won't boot from a bootable DVD

My friend gave me his old computer that used to have WinXP on it. I'm trying to load Win7 on it and I thought there was something wrong because it wouldn't boot off a bootable disc, even though I ...
1
vote
3answers
4k views

Burning mutiple discs at the same time

I'm trying to "mass produce" a DVD so I thought that by hooking up multiple burners to my computer and running multiple instances of Imgburn I would be able to reduce the amount of time I spent ...
0
votes
1answer
895 views

ATAPI Incompatible, no DVD ROM detection

I have bought a computer, but I do not know how to properly identify the DVD ROM drive. I have tried all the IDE configurations: SATA primary, PATA secondary, etc., but it always gives me the error ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

CD/DVD burn error in ImgBurn and Nero

I am getting the errors shown below when I try to burn a CD/DVD on my DVD writer. I am seeing this error for every CD/DVD I try to burn. I am not able to write any CDs or DVDs using ImgBurn. The burn ...
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3answers
556 views

Cannot write DVDs anymore, but can read them and write CDs

I'm stumped. I used to be able to write to DVDs and now I can't. I've tried different media (Memorex and Imations) I've tried different drives (internal and external) and even different OS's (Windows ...
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3answers
2k views

Windows 7 disc not recognized by DVD drive

My machine is a recent model Systemax, less than 2 years old. It came with Vista 32bit and I bought Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade for it. When I insert the Windows 7 DVD into the drive, it churns a ...
1
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1answer
377 views

DVD drive not recognized

I'm in the midst of building a computer (first time builder) I got everything plugged in, and hit the power button. After the excitement of the first boot coming up on my screen, I was looking ...
1
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2answers
238 views

Use a slot-load drive with smaller disc

I have a laptop with a slot-load (no tray) dvd drive, and a set of smaller discs from a dvd video camera I need to load. What are my options?
2
votes
3answers
394 views

Why will multiple dvd/cd-rom drives stop reading?

I'm having difficulty with two dvd/cd drives. When I updated from XP to Vista, I noticed they wouldn't work. I could add cds or dvds to the drives and they would attempt to read the disk, but never ...
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votes
1answer
125 views

Recommend a good DVD or BD replacement drive that can read older CD-R/DVD+R media? [closed]

So I have a bunch of older CD-R (and a few DVD+R) discs that are either suffering from "bit rot", or a case of crappy no-name Chinese DVD drives being unable to read some or all of anymore. I just ...
0
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4answers
9k views

DVD drive doesn't recognize blank dvds only!

My dvd-rom works fine because I can play dvds on it, however when the dvd is a blank one the drive refuses to recognize it. So I can't burn dvds anymore because the drive shows up as empty in my disk ...
2
votes
1answer
493 views

Is there any free software to check for issues with a DVD drive?

I don't usually play movies on my laptop (prefer the standalone with the tv), but I tried to watch one the other night, and noticed playback was really choppy and had audio artifacts in places. I ...
2
votes
2answers
173 views

High-end CD/DVD burners?

Do such things exist? I wouldn't mind paying $100 to $200 for one, but it must: Have a very fast spin-up to ready time (less than one second) Have an even faster dismount time (say, half second) ...
1
vote
2answers
605 views

DVD Drive Has Stopped Recognizing Discs

My DVD drive no longer recognizes dvds, but does recognize CD-ROMs. When a DVD is in the drive, the computer continues to act as though there is no disc in the drive. However, when a normal CD-ROM ...
2
votes
3answers
4k views

Computer won't boot from CD/DVD drive

I'm trying to install Fedora on a really old (1999-2000) PC, even though I have set it to boot the CD/DVD drive first it wont boot from the CD, I know the CD 'im using is bootable, do you think that ...
2
votes
3answers
4k views

Unable to mount DVDs on Gentoo

I'm unable to mount any dvd on my HP 6735s laptop running Gentoo (with combined stable (+) and testing (~) ebuilds). Here's everything that I can come up with: $uname -a Linux aiur 2.6.32.6-aiur-r5 ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

LG DVD writer shows Bluebirds application software everytime

I bought 4 new LG DVD writers and all four writer shows blurbirds.exe named application inside it. EVen if i insert any cd or DVD it won't detect anything but shows thosde 4 files only what should i ...
3
votes
4answers
458 views

Recover badly recorded DVDs

A few years ago (2003-2005) I bought a Sony USB external DVD recorder for my Dell laptop and I used it to burn a lot of discs. Much later, when I tried to use one of these discs, I realised that I ...
5
votes
2answers
6k views

Slot load DVD burner options for standard desktop case

I need a new DVD burner (internal) for my father-in-law's computer. He's apparently broken the current one - he forgot to push the tray back in after doing something and hit it with his chair. Given ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

How to Add/Remove Options from Auto-Play Dialog when Inserting a CD/DVD?

When I insert a blank CD, it gives me every option except the one I want (burn disc with Nero). How do I control what appears on this auto-play dialog? I have Windows XP 64-bit edition.
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votes
1answer
1k views

How to check DVD integrity at max read speed of DVD writer

I need to check the integrity of burned DVDs so that I can be sure about my backed-up data. I use DL-DVDs to take the backup. Earlier I used VSO Inspector software for the same but the day I ...
4
votes
2answers
746 views

Is there a lifespan for a dvd rom drive?

Specifically a liteon dvd multi recorder. Which can burn and read dvd's. Is there a specific number of burns which you can use? And after that, the burner will no longer work? Do you know of any ...
1
vote
2answers
1k views

Will any USB DVD reader work with Apple Mac's?

Following on from this question: Can Apple Macintosh computers boot from a USB volume? Can I use any USB 2.0 DVD drive to boot a Mac from? I had a look around my local PC World today and only ...
2
votes
3answers
2k views

Win7 - DVD drive spins up but fails to read, fails write

Running Windows 7 x64. DVD drive is a BenQ DC DQ60 ATA dvd-dl rw. Everything functions correctly in linux, and I can boot to cd/dvds, so the drive itself does work. Symptom: when I insert any CD or ...