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Will read DvDs and CDs Wont read Autoexe on  

Question: Will read DvDs and CDs Wont read Autoexe on  

put a disk with a program in to my system it wont even acknowledge its there, anything like DvD CD its fine.Anyone know anything about this?cheers

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Answer: Will read DvDs and CDs Wont read Autoexe on  

Have you disabled autostart? Can you start the program by clicking on the appropriate setup.exe file on the CD?

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I recently reformated my hp pavilion 7940 with a normal windows xp home cd and for som reason i am not able to open dvds. It doesnt read any dvd roms and for dvd movies it says it cant open it because something is missing and my graphic drivers are installed. does anyone know what i can do?

Answer:hp dvd rom wont read dvds

Did you reinstall the DVD player software?

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my computer's kinda old. it will NOT read dvds. its a windows xp. i tried downloading various dvd decoders and they would say that dvd is not in the computer, when it is. if theres some kind of program i need to install first that would be awesome if someone could give me a link to one. thanks!

Answer:computer wont read dvds.

What kind of drive is it? Check in Device Manager for this.

Does the drive read regular CD's? It just won't read DVD's?

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Hi iam new to these forums, iam here to get a little help ive purchased a dvd writer(gsa h55n)and for some reason it wont read or write any type of dvd, it wont even read my game dvds, iv tried updating to the latest firmware (1.5) but still will not read in nero infotool is says that there no disc inserted when there is, it reads and rites cdr s ok but thats all, ive tried uninstall and reinstall, i even tried a fresh copy of windows xp still no luck could some one please give me a little help and advicethanks in advance


Make sure data cable is fully inserted at drive and motherboard.If that is OK and it does CDs but not DVDs then most likely is DVD laser or alignment US so send it back.

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HI, i have a 'hl-dt-st dvd-rom gdr8163b' dvd-rom which has suddenly stopped working. when i insert a dvd the red/orange blinks then goes off. please anyone tell me how to fix this problem?

Answer:Hl-dt-st dvd-rom gdr8163b wont read dvds/cds

Yes... replace the DVD ROM

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I have a dell inspiron 8200 with windows XP

My friend borrowed my computer..................... -first mistake!

Now my DVD player will not play dvds or allow me to install new programs from cd. However it will play normal audio cd's. I no longer have any of my startup/install disks that i recieved when i bought my computer. How can I get my dvd player to allow me to play dvds, and install new programs?

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I have an HP 400c dvd player on my computer and when i put a dvd in it wont notice i have the dvd in there until i retart my computer. Does anyone kno why it does this and if i can fix it so i don't have to restart my computer jsut so it can notice i have a dvd in there?

Answer:dvdplayer wont read DVDs

do you have a dvd player installed on ur computer? such as maybe cyberlink powerdvd or something?

or is ur problem something different???

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Ok, so my grandpa gave me his old comp. cuz I love working with computers and am usually really good with them. not this one. My DVD drive wont read DVDs, it will read CDs just fin but refuses to believe there is a DVD in it. It worked just a few days ago. The comp. is an HP Pavillion 552w... HELP please. what do I do?!?!

Answer:DVD drive wont read DVDs :(

First step, try uninstalling the DVD in Device Manager and rebooting. This will sometimes restore full function to the drive.

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My DVD drive does not read any DVD when I insertit. I uninstalled thne driver and rebooted and it still does not read a DVD. What should i do next? Please Help! OS is XP

Answer:DVD Drive wont read DVDs

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My computer wont currently read or burn cds but it will read dvds and burn them as well. any help would be awesome

Answer:cds wont read or burn but dvds will

There may be different lasers in the system.  The one which handles DVD's is still working.  The one which handles CD's is not.

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Ive never had a problem with my dvd rw till now. It plays cd's both original and copys but wont play dvds or games where it used to?Ive unistalled it, wiggled the wires ans checked the are all connected (they are) and ive downloaded codecs.If i put a cd in it recognises straight away if i put a dvd in auto run wont pop up and when i click open on the dvd it dont even show?Ive tried to update the dvd rom by going to the web site and when i do it cant even find it? when i go to windows to try and update there it cant find it either.I have a packard bell running on windows xp the make of the dvd rw is optiarc dvd rw AD-5170A.So now you have all the info can anyone help?ive also cleaned the it with a cleaner disc, but cant remember if it came with a disc? ive searched website for a copy and cant find any?

Answer:dvd rom playing up and wont read dvds or games?

It is possible you are looking for a software answer to a hardware problem.Do you have any bootable DVDs ?If so attempt to boot up to it. That will tell you definitively whether you have a hardware or software problem. If it will not read a bootable DVD before windows loads then the hardware is faulty and should be replaced.Goin' Fishin' (Some day)

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my dvd drive wont read dvds but will still read cds i tryed everything i could think of uninstalling reinstalling rolling back driver update driver regisery mechanic system restore and recovery checked event log said i have a bad cable any ideas pls and thnx

Answer:Solved: dvd drive wont read dvds

This is a common failure. Replace the drive.

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Evening, I have recently been testing out various OS's on my laptop and finally decided to revert back to Windows Pro.
It was working fine until a couple of days ago, but then the disk drive started to make a clicking noise as if the R/RW head was sticking.

Now it wont read CDs or DVDs, can someone please help and tell me if this is a software fault or a hardware fault and how best to fix it?

Answer:Satellite L30: drive wont read CDs or DVDs

It's a hardware problem, not because you changed the OS. A service could fix this problem (I think they must change the drive). I heard from another user, that he had problem with the optical drive. He had Panasonic (Matsu****a). If you have that type (not LG), maybe you have the same problem.

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Hello all!

I have a HP dvd1170 w/lightscribe internal drive and here's my problem. the drive will read both cd's and dvd's written on other computers and will read and allow me to burn cd's but if i put a blank dvd in the drive the drive spins and spins and spins but that's it. it wont recognize the blank dvd. it wont allow me to write to the dvd and it seems that the entire drive locks up. it wont eject unless i reboot. at first I thought it may have been the brand i was using but i have since tried 5 or 6 different brands and they all do the same thing. any suggestions?

Answer:hp dvd1170 wont read blank dvds

It sounds like the DVD burning laser is gone. On drives that can burn both CDs and DVDs, one laser can stop working and the other will continue working fine.

If you have a friend with an external DVD burner, you can attach that and see if you can burn a DVD. If you can, then it is your burner; if you can't then it is a software/windows problem.

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The DVR+/-RW on my father's "e-Machnes 5255" would read both CDs and DVDs fine until sometime in June. After that, for some reason, it would no longer read CDs. I've tested this myself: Any DVD I've loaded works fine both playing it as well as exploring it. However, when loading a CD nothing appears to happen. When you finally click on the E-drive it opens but is blank. I have tried 5-10 different CDs, cleaned the CDs, bought & used a CD-drive disk - all to no avail. This behaviour is the case for bought CDs that my father was previously using without a problem.
Seems to not be a hardware problem but more a software setting (OS, drivers, applications...) Can anyone give me a clue as to what to check as I have run out of ideas!

Answer:Solved: DVD+/-RW wont read CDs but reads DVDs

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My Optiarc DVD RW AD-7530A DVD - RW wont read DVD, but will read CDs. Done all the uninstall and reinstall Drive and drivers, upperfilter and lowerfilter hacks , etc

When insert DVD. The DVD gets ejected with the message , '' Please inset Disk''.

Os - Vista Home Premium

Any ideas ???

Answer:Optiarc DVD RW AD-7530A - Wont read DVDs

It is likely that your DVD drive is worn out , or out of alignment. Better to just replace the drive for $24 that try to fix it. The CD read/write and DVD read/write are separate functions for different setups of the drive. It is not unusual for one function to work while the other has gone bad.

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just started happening, put a DVD in starts making f mechanical sounds and doesn't play and drive indicates 'No Disc'Odd occasionly it will start playing (not for long) then hangCDs play with no problems and no 'mechanical' sounds ...quiet:O)I thoght it sounded like the inner works had gone ,but then it plays CDs okCan anybody help

Answer:LG GSA 5169D DVD writer wont read DVDs/CDs ok

Sounds like the DVD laser is dead or out of line which is why CD's still work.could try alens cleaner but i fear the worst...

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OK every since i sent my HP elitebook 8730W to get repair by hp my dvd drive wont read dvds anymore but it will still read cds i'm running windows vista business 64 bit. I'm thinking it is the drivers but i'm have trouble find them on google all i keep getting is software that will update all my drivers up you have to buy it.

Answer:DVD drive wont read DVDs anymore


What you could try is to run this information HERE and the FixIT and maybe also the manual instructions.

DVD/CD drives these days dont really need drivers, off one does but in the main they do not the main issue in read/write issues is the upper lower filters as in the above link should fix or the drive is dead.

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Teac DVD+RW DV-W58E Wont read dvds - It used to but now it doesn't. I don't know why and their isnt a reason why it shouldnt. Also I tried re-installing the driver and when windows detects it it says CD-ROM device has been detect. Is it supposed to say that?

Answer:Teac DVD+RW DV-W58E Wont read dvds

Ok it'll read some dvds like movies but when I go to make a data disk i put in a black DVD R and it says their is nothing there.

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My dvd drive in my Emachines laptop cant read data disks anymore, but it can read/play music and video dvds without any problem.

I have an Emachines D732z. I have Windows XP and drive is hl-dt-st dvdram gt32n.

I'm unsure of the cause of the problem. Can anybody help out? thanks!

Answer:DVD drive can read video dvds but cant read data disks.

Are the Data discs CD's? When you say Musicand video dvd's do you mean Music Cds and Video dvds?

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My CD Drive has started giving me problems.
It doesn't read all the CD I put in (Particularly Audio CDs).

It Plays DVDs fine.
I'm also unable to burn CDs as the system doesn't detect a CD.

Any suggestions on what I should be doing?

Answer:Satellite A100-033 - ODD doesn't read all CDs but read DVDs


Maybe there is dust on the lens of the CD/DVD drive so I recommend cleansing the lens.

Further you should try to remove the upper and lower filters in registry. This does often solve with the CD/DVD drive so check the workaround on the Microsoft website:

In worst case the CD/DVD drive must be replaced :(

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ODD on my Satellite C70D-A-11E (05.2014) won?t to read DVDs anymore. It doesn't matter which one I try it simply doesn't work.
Latest driver is installed.

Message was edited: posting has been translated

Answer:ODD on my Satellite C70D-A-11E wont read DVDs anymore


If optical disc drive is installed properly maybe is reading lens dirty. Try to clean it up.

Other way, if your ODD can read CDs but not DVDs it can also be hardware malfunction. The reading lens cannot be calibrated properly and cannot find the right position to read DVD media.

In such case ODD must be exchanged.

Try to clean lens up and check if the problem persists. If yes contact nearest Toshiba service provider and ask for help.

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ok i was trying to put some stuff on a dvd..well when i put it in it pops up as "CD" and under my computer its "CD"...but when i put a regular would play..but only with windows media player..interactual player said something about playback...i have a sony vaio running windows xp....
i might reformat my do i do that??..i never got a cd with my laptop??


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I tried changing the zone thing and I changed it to the US setting, still wont work. Its only playing ****ty bootlegs or some different quality dvds, but not originals...Its not even a brand, its generic, It was in my PC when I bought it, and didnt used it until way too late...
the SOB played a foreing DVD and I never thought about it, MotherF...ker!!
I dont know why...It hasnt been 5 times yet either.
HELP! How can I tell what brand is it?

Answer:DVD player wont read american (or western) DVDs! HELP!

Go to and get the free Everest Home.
It'll tell you what components you have.

And watch your language, please!

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After burning a DVD today on my Micro Solutions DVD-/+RW I could suddenly no longer read DVDs on that Drive. I have no idea what happen. At first I thought the drive was gone, but I put a CD in it and it reads it just fine.

I uninstalled the driver and the associated programs (i.e. powerDVD etc) and then reinstalled them and then re-did the UDB connection to the computer - it auto-detected it, and then said new device ready to use (using XP by the way). Still didn't work for DVDs, just CDs. I also updated the driver - still nothing.

Under my computer it is listed as a DVD-/+RW, so I cannot understand why it won't play DVDs, just CDs. It's as if the ability to play/burn DVDs has suddenly be locked out.

Any help would be extremely appreciated! Thank you.

Answer:DVD-RW suddenly cannot read DVDs, can read CDs


The device manager says it's working properly.

The problems occured after attempting to erase a DVD+RW using Deepburner. Basically I burnt a DVD and then tried out Deepburner to see if it would erase the DVD+RW. When I attempted to eject the DVD it wouldn't eject- the green light just kept flashing a couple times. Eventually I had to turn my PC off and unhook the USB connection and power connection and then do everything back up and restart the computer. Finally the DVD would eject, but since then will not read any DVDs, just CD's and CD-ROM.

The model is an external (USB) Micro-Solutions 2244010 (but really a NEC_DVD-RW, ND-1300A).

I updated the firmware to 1.0A about 6 months ago. I never had a single problem with this drive before or after updating the Firmware.

I really have no idea how or why this could have happened. I can play the DVDs in my other DVD drive just fine.

Please help.

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Hello, I recently installed a game which came on a DVD disk
The install had a few problems, and it needed to restart several times. (It looked as though it was unable to read the disc, which resulted in a failed install)
Eventually it installed and all was fine.
The game needs a disc check to start up, and so it must be able to read the DVD before the game can start. It was able to read it, and I quit and restarted the game several times with no problems. However, I tried another game restart and the launcher could NOT read the DVD ("no disk in drive" error). I re-inserted the disc and it worked.

Later, I had the same trouble multiple times. It worked one final time, but I later tried to start the game (and thus read the disc) and it refused to acknowledge a disc was in the drive. I restarted, I removed filters by editing the registry, I uninstalled the DVD drive drivers and even tried blowing air into the drive. I have also tried microsoft's "fix it" software for the drive. None of these methods resolved the problem.

The drive cannot read any other DVDs either (opening them from "computer" just opens the disk tray and states there is no disc in the drive)
The drive IS able to read CDs, which obviously means something (I'm not sure if there are two different lasers or something?)
For this reason I'm leaning towards a software fault, but I don't know what to do to remedy it.

The drive in question: TSSTcorp DVD+RW TS-H653F AT... Read more

Answer:DVD RW drive will not read DVDs (But will read CDs)

Yes. there are two lasers, and it sounds as though one has failed.
Replace the drive.

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hey, my computer generally reads disks, music cd's, dvd's, and games (new like sims 3, and old like theme hospital and shogun total war)

ive just got anno 2070 and put in the disk, but its not recognizing it at all, when i first put the disk in, it whirs, as it knows there is a disk there, and a disk icon appears next to the cursor, but then nothing, no disk appears in My computer, and when i click on the drive it asks me to insert a disk, i have tested the disk on a different computer running vista, anno 2070 runs perfectly, and also says it does run on windows 7, i have also tested other disks since putting the game into the windows 7 computer, which work fine, and checked whether the disk can be read in a virtual machine (windows xp in this case), which it cant as i expected, i have run the Microsoft disk checker and all it said was that the disk was unreadable, but the vista computer proves it is readable.

any tips on what to do next? i really want to get playing this

Answer:dvd drive wont read specific disk, will read on other vista computer

I would think that your optical drive and that particular brand DVD media don't go together well. ( I have an Imation DVD+R DL that my Samsung drive only reads at times but not most of the time. On four other drives - a Sony, a Liteon, an Asus and a Plextor - the media is recognised and accessible without any problems. The Samsung drive is clean, has the latest firmware, can read and write other DVD media. So where am I? )

You may just try cleaning the lense with a Lense Cleaner CD. If it does not help, try burning anno 2070 to another known-to-be-good brand media at a lower speed.

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The computer whirs & loads media cds, nothing happens, the device manager is listed aslite-on DVDRW SHW-16358.This is a newer Gateway pc I transferred data to, from my old one. From XP to 7.

Answer:Is it my pc, or Windows 7? Wont read media, but will read music cds

How old is the Optical drive ? ?They fail...and they dont build them like they used to.QuoteThis is a newer Gateway pc I transferred data to, from my old one. From XP to 7.Also the above is unclear...are you saying you installed Win7 to this Gateway ? ?If so did you remember to DLoad and install the Win7 drivers for the PC ? ?

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DVD-ROM suddenly (it can read/write CDs/DVDs few days ago)

cannot read DVDs, but
can write on empty DVDs

can read/write CDs

OS: Windows XP SP3

-----i cant see the upperfilters & lowerfilters----
-----when i run the microsoftfixit, it just loads and then exits itself-----

I've read & tried the applicable suggestions on these forums:

Answer:DVD-ROM sudden cant read DVDs, but itcan write on empty DVD and can read/write CDs

Re: DVD-ROM sudden cant read DVDs, but itcan write on empty DVD and can read/write CD

I don't burn much of anything, but when I have needed to, I have found it difficult. Got XP SP3 too, and what I have done is try to find software that will pick up the drives correctly. For example, I have one drive currently that reads in Windows as a DVD ROM, but it's a CD/DVD +/- burner. I had success with CDBurnerXP for a little while, then it wouldn't work, so I switched to Ashampoo Burning Studio 2012, which I got free on a giveaway. I know it works, because I just burned a couple of rescue disks recently. I have heard that the same software version 6 works real well and is free, but I haven't tried it, so I can't say.

Maybe if you try a few burner programs, you'll run across one that will work...

Just to add...I've had to be persistent to be able to burn. Most of the time, when it has worked, it took numerous efforts to get it do so. This could mean trying one program, then another, and so on...

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This is pretty cool,  if I were smart and good at programing and "needed a break" I would jump all over this !!

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I am having problems with my satellite A30/dvd/cdrw drive (TEAC DW-224E-A), it wont read dvd's but will read cd's and cd rom's. The drive will spin looking for the dvd but it wont find it and when I try to start the dvd via my computer menu it says the drives empty.

I have checked that the drive is enabled and it says that the drive is working correctly. I have also tried original and copied dvd's

It used to work fine but stopped all of a sudden,

Has anyone any tips please!!!

Answer:Satellite A30 wont read dvd's but will read cd/cd rom's


Try to remove the drive from the device manager.
After notebook rebooting the OS should recognizes the drive again.
Maybe it helps.

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I have A Phillips PBDV16OP DVD-RW and when my son tries to play a game called evil genius which is a cd it says to put the disk in the drive it does the same on another game of his called Tribes 2 Vengence and handful of other application that to numerous to mention i would vey much appriciate any help in resolving this matter

Answer:My DVD-RW will not read some CDs or DVDs

it actually say unable to othenticate original disc in time limit i also am running windows XP SP1 just so you know

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What's this probelm? I have a LiteOn DVD-RW, and it can't read any DVD-R's or DVD+R's! I inserted some CDs, and it read them perfectly. The drive shows properly in Device Manager, and all, OS is Windows XP... What could be the problem? What should I do?


Answer:My DVD-RW can't read DVDs, only CDs... How come?

Sounds like your DVD laser has gone out or is misaligned. Your drive has 2 lasers on it one for reading CD's and one for DVD's thats why one reads just fine and the other doesn't work at all.

You probably need a new one if your drive is not even reading store bought DVD movies/media.

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I put in a dvd and it just sits there blinking the light and spining the disk and nothing happens. is there something i can do to get to to read the disk. i have gotten the Firmware Update and it still dosnt work. its a LG Electronics cdrw/dvd drive, gcc4480B

Answer:my dvd rom will not read dvds

Can it read regular CD's?

Have you tried more than one DVD?

Make sure the DVD is clean.

Can you access it via a drive letter (D:, E:, etc) and view the contents?

Perhaps you don't have DVD software installed?

Details about the system please.

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I was given this computer as a gift. It was brought about two months ago and was just given to me the other day. It's brand new and everything but I went to load a cd the other day and it would not read it, same thing with the dvd I tried. What can I do to fix this problem? Besides going out and buying another dvd/cd drive. The store would not let us return it and the company, Acer wants me to send it back but this is the only computer I have and I need it for school and my job that I currently have. When I looked up the drive in the device manager it gave this as the name WDC WD3200BEVT.

Answer:CD/DVD Won't Read CD or DVDs

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Hi all,

I have a 2001 Toshiba Laptop that has a DVD-Rom/CD-RW drive, running Win XP Home Edition,
all of a sudden it will not read or write CDs but it will read DVDs in the built-in drive.

I set system back to a restore point 4 days ago when things were okay but problem persists.

I don't know what to check -- the hardware manager has everything okay and it says the device is working properly but it will not recognize CDs at all!!

Please tap your wisdom and give me some expert advice.

This really puts me in a bind and then some!

Thank you soo much.


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How to read UDF DVDs?

I got some important program in my DVD and i need to install something onto my laptop.
This DVD shows up as totally empty on my computer

I went to google up and found that this is due to DVD burnt in UDF format. However hard i tried, i cant get my computer to reat UDF format.

I tried the same disk on my friend's computer, it has no problem.
I googled around for some UDF drivers but all do not work at all.
I tried isobuster and CDRoller, but both take insanely long and need to pay $$. and dont work....
my dvd-rw drive can read all other CD/DVDs, except this one
I even took a USB DVD burner and plug it into my laptop to try reading, still cannot read so probably its this laptop's problem

So without using my friend's computer, how do i make it such that my computer can read UDF formats?

some more info:

on my fren's computer, it says "CDFS" format
and there are super long file names which have CRC problems when I try to copy from CD to computer
only for the super long file names files. The other files have no problem

if i recall correctly, it was burnt with NERO UDF format due to long file names

Answer:How to read UDF DVDs?

Take a look at this

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A while ago I discovered that my DVDROM wasn't reading discs. It kept saying 'insert disc and try again'. Even after a cleaning CD it still wouldn't read.
I bought another DVDROM and installed. The problem still persists.
I checked to make sure all wiring was correct.

I have two ROMS;


The Sony drives works well. The LiteOn does not.

The IT guys at work say this sounds like a 'software' problem.
What does this mean and what steps do I need to take to figure this out?
Could this be a driver issue?
Any thoughts would be appreciated.

Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 3
2.40 gigahertz AMD Athlon 64
250.05 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
1536 Megabytes Installed Memory
Board: K8T800-8237
NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GS [Display adapter]

Answer:DVD ROM will not read CDs or DVDs

Arew the jumpers for master and slave correct?

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Question: cannot read dvds

last week i installed farcry and since then my liteon dvd combo drive will not recognize that there is a dvd in the drive. CDs and cdroms work fine but no go for dvds. it is rather frustrating seeing as i have uninstalled/reinstalled the drive itself, rolled back/updated the drivers, run through all the trouble shooting guides, and everything else i can think of. any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:cannot read dvds

have you uninstalled farcry and then tried??? then maybe install farcry on your other cd drive if you have one.

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Had a problem that cropped up recently on the wife's laptop:
The DVD burner quit reading any sort of disc (blank, used, CD, DVD) very shortly after I did a malware removal. All it does is "hunt" for a disc whenever one is inserted. The "Recording" tab is also now missing.
I have tried all of the general fixes that I could find - registry fixes like the Upper and Lower Filter deletion, the "Drive Type" registry fix, removing the drive in Device Manager and letting Windows re-detect, and even phisically removing the drive and re-seating it. None had any effect. The one thing that I haven't tried yet is to see if the laptop will boot from a bootable disc. I have a Knoppix live CD that I can try - when I find it - that should be able to tell me if Windows is the culprit or not.
Now, I understand that it's entirely possible that the drive has packed up and quit, but it seems too coincidental that it did so right after that malware removal.

Is there any more obscure fixes (registry or otherwise) that I can try before I give up and attemt to find a replacement drive?

HP Pavillion dv8301nr w/ Windows XP Media Center Edition (SP3)

Edit to add: The drive is detected fine, and there's no yellow exclamation point in the Dev. Manager, before or after a re-detect. The drive appears in all respects to work fine - it just doesn't read the discs.

Answer:CDs + DVDs can't be read

I'll ask someone to reply to your other topic, first:;#entry1782774

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All of a sudden my DVD-Rom will not read either music or program CDs. The green light flashes for about a minute but nothing happens and when I go to My computer it says no disc in drive.It has been working perfectly until now.Any help please

Answer:DVD-Rom will not read Cd or DVDs

If the drive still shows in My Computer then it may have failed, you could try deleting it and letting Windows reinstall it when it restarts and you could also try cleaning it. You can buy a cleaning disk from Woolys, Tescos just about anywhere for less than a fiver. If neither of these ideas work then you probably need a new drive.

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i have a lite-on dvdrw shw-160p65. running windowsxp. i used to be able to read all dvds, now only dvd-. i found a program, try then buy thing, that read one of the dvds. i need to know how to fix this. is there a program, that can make my dvd player recognize dvd+ dvds? ive done everything, i rebooted, i even did a system recovery. the lite on burner, did not come with a disc. only nero. no installation disc, (unless was thrown away, dont remember seeing it), and anyway did a driver update, didnt work either. thanks in advance. but, that one little trial program, it read one of the dvd+ dvds.... then said for more, i would have to purchase. if that program read it, im thinking theres a solution for this. thanks again.

Answer:DVD will not read +dvds

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Question: Can't read DVDs

I have a Samsung SD-616Q DVD-Rom drive. It no longer recognises DVDs, whether DVD-Video or DVD-Rom. It works perfectly with all types of CD.I don't think there is a problem with the driver. I have used a CD Lens Cleaner to no effect.Is the problem likely to be software related or a fault with the drive itself?Any help appreciated.

Answer:Can't read DVDs

The laser for DVD is different to the one for CD; hence it can work with one media and not another.Is it recognised as DVD drive at boot up / in device manager?

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DVD drive won't read dvds anymore.

It will read and burn music cds. It will read images of a DVD+R. It won't read a DVD or burn anything to a DVD+R.

Just last week I back up all of my photos on a DVD+R but this week it won't even do that.

Any idea what the problem is?

I have restarted my pc, btw.

Answer:DVD-RW won't read DVDs

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Question: Cant read DVDs!

Hi All,

I have just re-built my PC. My CD/DVD combo drive works for CD's I just cant read dvd's.

The drive is a:

Thanks guys


Answer:Cant read DVDs!

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Question: Can't read cd/dvds

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 1.73GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 13 Stepping 8
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 2039 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 915GM/GMS,910GML Express Chipset Family, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 305234 MB, Free - 267628 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0GD366
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

ok my issue is this I can not get my Dell Inspiron 1300 to read a CD let alone a DVD. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling to no avail. I tried the mr.fix it and it gave me that my filters for my drive is corrupt

saved from the mr.fix it
CD/DVD Reading and Writing Publisher details
Issues found
Media in CD/DVD drive is not readable (_NEC DVD+-RW ND-6650A)
Not fixed
Insert readable media


Issues checked
Class filter drivers are corrupt
Device filter drivers are corrupt (_NEC DVD+-RW ND-6650A)
Device is not working properly (_NEC DVD+-RW ND-6650A)
Drive is disabled (_NEC DVD+-RW ND-6650A)
Drive is not assigned a drive letter
Issues found Detection details
Media in CD/DVD drive is not readable (_NEC DVD+-RW ND-6650A) Not fixed
The drive is empty or the media format is not supported
Insert readable media

Insert a readable CD or DVD into the selected CD/DVD drive
Issues checked Detection details
Class filter drivers are cor... Read more

Answer:Can't read cd/dvds

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hi, everyone
my toshiba dvd-rom sd-r2512 just gave up readin any dvds - no matter if burned or original. i tried to find smth here, but the info is soo much. can you help me?
i tried re-installin the drivers, ****in around with limits in the regedit. cant make it...

Answer:My DVD-ROM doesn't read DVDs

It may be that the dvd laser is dead i had a toshiba qosmio laptop with this issue and it would still read cd's fine so it sounds like your drive has died sorry

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My DVD/COM-Rom drive will only read DVDs and not CDs. Can someone please tell me if I need a new drive or whether this is a software issue?

If I need a new drive, can I use a generic one and what would the part number be?


Answer:Equium L20-198 - Can only read DVDs but no CDs

Hi mate,

Have you tried different CDs? Maybe some CDs are scratched and can?t be read properly anymore.

Furthermore I had a similar problem and the reason was that was dust over the lens. I used a microfiber cloth to clean it and after this it was possible to read my disk again! :)

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I recently installed Windows 7, and for some reason my disk drive will not work anymore.
My DVD Drive is a TSSTcorp CD/DVDw TS-H653L.

There are a lot of people I know who have Windows 7 and a Samsung drive that have the same problem.

It seems to read any CDs but does not read DVDs

Answer:DVD Drive will not read any dvds

I'm just giving some amateur advice here but, Recently I had that happen to me with a Benq drive. So sad too because that Benq drive was like, the king of drives. I'll never have a better one again....but i digress

Anyway, it began to stop reading dvds/cd-roms/cds etc. Off an on. Sometimes it would read, other times it wouldn't, and when it DID read, it would usually fail during the middle of an install saying it couldnt read the disc even if it was perfectly fine etc. I don't have a solution for you other than telling you that it's possible your drive could be toast, or hanging on by a thread, much like mine was. I had to get rid of it and buy a new one because nothing worked.

Don't take my word entirely though. Perhaps some fine people on here might have better solutions for you. But I just thought I would throw in my 2 cents since I had the same exact thing happen to me.

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My computer isn't reading DVDs. I'm not sure what to do. I'm sure that my computer HAS a dvd reader, but it just isn't working.... what can I do???

Answer:Computer won't read DVDs

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Whenever I put in a dvd, the drive says there's no disk. It can still read cds fine. I've tried restoring the computer to an earlier point before it stopped working, and I tried using microsoft's fix it. I've also tried using a laser lens cleaner. Nothing has worked. From what I've gathered, It seems it's not a software problem and the laser that reads the dvd has gone out. This is quite disappointing considering I've only had this T510 laptop for a few months. Any thoughts on what I should do? Thanks

Answer:DVD drive can't read dvds, only cds

since you are well within the 1 year warranty, just call up Lenovo service, and they should get a replacement unit sent out to you. 

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How will I know if my Cd-rom drive can read DVD disks? Pls dont suggest inserting a DVD disk and trying if it will work.

Answer:Knowing if cd-rom can read DVDs

i guess you could check the manufacturer's website, just get the model number of the drive and check the company's database to see the specs.

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I don't know whether the W7 forums are the right place for this question, but I hope someone can redirect me.

I have about 150 DVDs which back up my photographs. They were burned between 2003 and early 2009 in Win XP Pro x86, using Nero v.5. They were burned as data discs, not photo discs. The files are almost all in TIF, PSD or Camera Raw format.

I can read them (i.e. open them in Photoshop) in my XP computer. I can read them in Windows 7 x86 in a VMWare virtual machine. But I can't read them in W7 x64.

The drive is a Pioneer DVR-216DBK, and I've installed the latest firmware. It isn't malfunctioning: I can install programs from DVDs/CDs, and I can write DVDs/CDs.

Searching online I found a program named Iso Burner, from which I can slowly and laboriously 'run' individual files (i.e. open them in PS), but I need to be able to see the contents in Bridge.

Can I do this if I:
a) buy a DVD drive that supports older formats, or
b) move the DVD drive that wrote the discs to my W7 machine, or
c) download drivers from....?, or
d) buy the latest version of Nero (which I hoped to avoid; I hardly use DVDs for backup any more)



Answer:can't read DVDs made in XP x86 in W7 x64

move the drive! I have had this same sort of problem with my pioneer dvr 110D. Burning on a dvd, then putting it in my liteon. Would show as a used-up blank cd, a coaster basically, when i knew it wasnt. Therefore i dont burn much with the pioneer sadly. Tho since i have the liteon, i havent been to pioneer to see about a firmware fix.

That would be my first suggestion is the firmware. Make sure other optical drives are disconnected before attempting to upgrade the pioneer firmware. If that doesnt work, then yea, i would switch out the drives. I would bet $20 on that pony.

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I had the bright idea of formatting and re-installing my laptop just because I was bored and now I'm having multiple I'll have multiple posts going issue here is ever since I wiped the computer, I can't burn or read/play DVD-DLs. It worked great before, and I seem to remember installing some kind of .msi file when I got the computer to do it, but now I can't find the file and searching the net is getting me no where.

I've got an Alienware 7700 with a NEC ND-6650a drive. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Can't read/burn DL DVDs

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I have a HP DVD 940i dvd drive and it has been working pretty well since i got it. I have ran into this problem occasionally but eventually i get passed it. My problem is that when i put in a dvd, my drive won't recognize a dvd is even present. When i explore my dvd drive is says "please insert a disk into drive." Can anyone offer any help?

Answer:DVD Drive won't read DVDs

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Hello , so i got a windows 7 for 32 bits on a laptop .and i wanna reinstall my windows to windows 8 or again 7 but my windows doesn't read any cd/dvds . for exemple : i put the cd in the cd room then i go to mycomputer
that E: which is for cd rom assigned seems empty and when i double click it say to insert a cd even if the cd is allready inside . so i tried many things i couldn't succeed . helpppppppp

Answer:My windows don't read cds/dvds


Try this: Fix problems with CD or DVD drives that can?t read or write media


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I have a Pioneer DVR-K14L on my laptop and it wont read any DVDs, it can burn CDs fine. I cant find any new drivers for it, i wanna try and uninstall its current driver but not even the v.1 driver doesnt exist.

is the problem caused by hardware or software?

Answer:My DVD burner cant read DVDs

Its probably hardware. The laser carriage moves up and down a pair of rails, when it gets worn "slop" occurs and the laser cant align properly. Laser positioning needs to be far more precise for dvd reading than for cd reading so the first thing that happens is the loss of ability to read dvd's.

That's probably whats happened to yours.

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Hi I want to buy EQ2 DVD version, I have this the rosewill RD-162. It burns DVDs great, but I am not sure if it reads DVDs, will I be able to install EQ2 DVD version with this?

Answer:Will my DVD-Burner read DVDs?

Yeah, it reads DVD's at 16X.

(It says in the title of the product.)

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Hi all was wondering if someone could help me, My DVD rom drive will not read dvds or dvd software but it will play cds, This has happened before to me but I was able to call someone, It happened after I Uninstalled Norton and I had to remove a key and restart the laptop up and it worked, But I cannot remember for the life of me on how to do it again, I Uninstalled Avg then reinstalled it since then my drive hasn't been playing dvds just cds. I know This is probably the same as what has happened before, I know I have to go into regedit but not sure where to go after that, Can someone please help me on getting this drive working again
Thanks In advance
OS windows 7, Home Premium x64

Answer:DVD rom will not read DVDs but will play cds.

Have you tried going into device manager and deleting the DVD drive and then refresh and let Windows detect the drive.

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This desktop is only about 3 months old and so far has worked great!! But since last week for some reason the CD/DVD Drive will not read any disc. The tray will open but then nothing happens at all once a CD/DVD is in. Doesn't even sound like it is spinning. Any ideas?? Please help!! Thanks!!

Answer:CD/DVD Drive will Not read CD/DVDs

Also it is running Windows 8 and is a Ideacentre K410. And the CD/DVD Drive it is showing I have installed is TSSTCorpDVD-RW SH-216BB Not sure if that has always been the drive or not.

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My CD/DVD drive would no longer read anything,I try to fix the problem with Microsoft Fix Center, I deleted a upper filter and ext. but the problem still exist.Please help!

Answer:DVD drive can't read cd and dvds

The fix using upper & lower filters only applies when the drive fails to show, it can't make it work if it's faulty.Optical drives can fail, I recommend you try a new one.

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I was burning a disc and all of a sudden it failed and i can no longer read CDs or DVD's what can I do?

Answer:CD/DVD Drive won't read any CDs or DVDs

replace the drive its probably failed.

or remove it in device manager and reboot.

whilst the pc is shut down take the side of the case off and see if the connector wire is in properly.

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I recently had a LG DVD/CD Burner installed in my laptop and it will not read any kind of DVD. It will read Data and Audio CD's fine. When I insert a DVD the light doesnt flicker like its trying to read it and when I click on the DVD drive it says insert disk into drive. I have a Dell Inspiration 8200 with Windows XP. I have down loaded K-lite CODEC thinking it might be missing a decoder and still get the same thing. I have downloaded the AVS DVD player and still nothing. I also have ROXIO burning software on my PC. Can anyone help me out. Oh yeah i have uninstalled the Driver and the DVD/CD burner and let windows reacquire and still nothing. I am kind of lost on what to do now. Thanks for any help.


Answer:LG dvd burner won't read dvds

Sounds as if it is defective. Since it must be new, get it replaced under warranty. There are separate lasers in the LG for reading CD data and reading DVD data. The DVD laser is probably out of alignment, which sometimes happens during shipping.

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Hi. I've got a new X301 and i tried playing DVD with InterVideo WinDVD player version 5.0 B11.1243 included by Lenovo.But nothing happen. WinDVD start, but the DVD is not read, no sound, no picture.I have uninstall it and re-install from the laptop  C:\ibmtools\apps directory, no way. And i have upgraded it to version 5.0 B11.1268, no way.I have try the DVD on another desktop, and it's works fine.Does anyone have solution ? Thanks for your help.

Answer:X301 does not read DVDs

welcome to the forum! what operating system are you using?   have you tried other software to read the DVD (ie: windows media player)?

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hi, i have a toshiba a30 laptop.Using xp home with SP2. It has a cd/dvd combo (dvdrom SD-R6112) it wont read ( but does try to) a copied dvd whether its movies, data or music, it will read original cd, dvd and copied cds. Toshiba does not have F/W updates. have uninstalled dvdrom and have done a complete recovery using origianal disks.Dvds were created on this computer and will play on other computers. everything shows up in device manager etc. i did get it to recongize a dvd-rw, but no data show up, explorer showed it as a cd drive, not a dvd drive. when i took the dvd-rw out explorer went back to a dvd drive.
any help would be greatly appriected

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DVDs I?ve burnt either read as ?blank? when reinserted, or can?t complete the initial formatting.
I used to be able to burn & read both DVD formats. In fact, I have a few DVDs I burnt previously that Windows can read just fine.

With DVD +R:
Windows will go through all the steps of formatting the DVD, burning files to it, and closing the DVD with no problems? But when I reinsert the DVD, it comes up as blank, with absolutely nothing on it.

With DVD +RW:
Windows will start the DVD formatting process, then say it?s ?unable to complete? it.

My DVD burner is listed as PLDS DVD+-RW DH-16A6S ATA Device according to Windows Device Manager, so it should be capable of burning/reading either DVD+ or DVD-, R or RW..

I checked for driver updates, but mine is current:
DEVICE MANAGER > (right-click device) > CHECK FOR UPDATES.

I have a Dell Inspiron 530 with Vista Home premium, & I was using Sony DVD +R DVDs & Memorex +RWs.

In searching online for solutions, I found a few posts from people complaining of the same problem? who say the problem began after a recent Vista update. Is this true? If so, what?s the fix?

What?s the fix, even if a Vista update didn?t cause the problem?

Answer:DVDs won't read/burn

I would try the following
Uninstall and reinstall the driver
Try known good DVDs
Microsoft Fix it Solution Center: troubleshooting software issues
Use system restore from 3 days before the problem
You may want to try this, at least for a test
DVD Flick
Try from another user account.

Test your hard drive
Test Hard Drive or this test

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Ok, the problem is that ever since I had updated from Vista to 7 my DVDs have been unable to PLAY, but were able to read. It recognises the disc pretty well but I go to click on the E: drive and it shows the folders contained, all the .VOB files, .IFO files, .BUP files. It's kind of recognises it like a USB or external drive. I go to WMP and it says 'No Disc in Drive E:'.

I've attempted to update my driver, I've looked for other solutions but there doesn't seem to be a way.

Answer:Computer won't read my DVDs

Hi have you checked out the action center the little white flag in you task bar and see if it has any info

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Hi guys!

I just got this problem this afternoon,I used to have Daemon tools installed on my pc and everything was working well until I wanted to mount an ISO file.My virtual drives were suddenly not available and its impossible to create a new one.I tried different softwares and tried to reinstall daemon tools too but its still the same.I tried rebooting and I even did a full computer scan with Avira Antivir and still it's not working.I once got a message telling me DTSoftBusCd00 was inaccessible.So I tried to get that file and install it but the info's on google weren't clear enough on that file for me to try something.I also did a register scan and fix and checked if my drivers were all updated,and they are.I dont really know where to look anymore to fix this issue and I noticed that I couldnt find my dvd drive anymore in ''computer''.

thank you in advance for everything and why did it start to underline everything?


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I've got a strange problem.

My DVD-RW drive can read CD's, but not DVD's. It used to be able to do both.

Also, when I check my hardware properties, my PC seems to think that this drive and my CD-RW drive are both DVD drives.

Does anyone have any suggestions? Any would be appreciated!


- D

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Basically my problem is this: my HP computer has a CD-ROM/DVD-ROM (it's all one drive)which operates in Windows XP and can perfectly well read CD's and copy files on/off of them. The DVD-ROM does not work. It can read the Sims DVD but it can't read movies. The computer sees the disc and it even knows what the movie is but it just won't play it. I tried to download VLC to see if it was any different than InterActual but the movie still wouldn't work. I also tried to change the screen resolution but it still didn't work.

Also, when I place any sort of disc into the CD/DVD drive, it utters a very frightening slicing noise that sounds like the CD is being cut up.

I'm wondering if this problem comes from the fact that my computer is completely full - I have 1 gig of memory left.

Please help me!

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Hello everyone,

I hope you are all well?

I have just been given a laptop for my son and I needed to wipe it. So I uploaded my Vista on to it which seemed to go ok. Now I switch the wireless internet switch and on the Connection icon on the bottom right I open it and it will not let me search any wireless connections as it says I have not got a wireless network adapter installed?

So I went onto the Toshiba website and downloaded the correct drivers. Well I think there the correct drivers. As I cannot get on to the internet I have done this via another laptop in the house which is using wireless internet. I then put the driver onto a DVD disc and tried to put it in the Toshiba laptop and it will not read the disc at all?
So I tried putting a normal DVD in there one of the kids and still will not read it. It sounds like it wants to read it then it just stops?

The model of the laptop is a Toshiba Satellite Pro L40

If anyone could help me I would be eternally grateful.

Thanks in Advance.

Answer:Satellite Pro L40 wont read DVDs

WLAN card must be installed properly. The status can be checked in device manager.
To enable WLAN card properly you must enable WLAN switch and use FN+F8 key combination (VAP must be installed). Using this key combination you can enable/disable WLAN card.

What to say about DVDs? On this way it is not easy to say much about it. I presume you have installed Vista using installations disc and obviously SP L40 could read this disc properly.
Try to install WLAN driver using USB stick and when Vista is installed properly test optical disc drive using different CD/DVD medias.

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Hi all

I have just purchased a F20-136 and am getting "Event ID 11, Category : CDROM" errors in the event viewer. This relates to a controller error. The drive appears to read most discs but occasionally it has trouble reading some discs and this is when the error occurs (this can happen with either CD's or DVD's, pressed or burned).
I have also burnt an image to DVD-R which reads OK on the laptop but not on my desktop DVD. This laptop has the Mat****a UJ-840S SuperMulti Drive.

Does this sound like a hardware problem ?

Answer:F20-136: Sometimes drive can't read some CDs or DVDs

Hello Gary

It is not easy to say if there is some hardware problem. Your unit is a new one and, if there is any possibility, tries to contact service partner in your country. Explain them the problem and let them check the drive properly. If there is some malfunction the warranty will cover the replacement costs.


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Hi everyone,

I have mat****a DVD-ram UJ-820S which don't read my DVDs but reads CDs. I have reinstalled my OS to see any changes, still no hope. I have burned an operating system on a DVD and try booting from the DVD and somehow it works, but when it goes to windows it stop reading any disc, and shows me that the disc is empty.
Any suggestions please?

Answer:DVD-RAM on Tecra A2 don't read DVDs and CDs

Did you receive any error messages?

I have searched for some tips on the Microsoft website and found this both links:
How to Troubleshoot CD-ROM or DVD-ROM Read Issues

How to Troubleshoot Issues with Reading CD, CD-R, CD-RW, and DVD Discs

Maybe it helps.
If not, I think drive goes slowly up to the end of the life?

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DVR reads CDs will not read DVDs. I want to load a sw program from a DVD.
When I insert the DVD, light comes on for several seconds then quits. If I try
with the RUN command, it responds with ?Please insert disc.?

System is Dell Precision PWS690 3GB RAM purchased in 2006. DVR never
worked. I gave up on Dell after they operated it remotely and told me it works fine.

OS is XP professional (not 64 bit) Service Pack 3

There is a plain vanilla CD and the DVR device
Drivers for the two devices are identical. Is this normal?


There are several audio and video codecs.

If there is a decoder, I don?t know where it is. Should Dell have provided this
with the system? If this is what I need, where can I get it? Will there be
compatibility issues?
Thanks for reading and bless you if you have an answer.

Answer:DVR reads CDs will not read DVDs

"Decoders" are codecs.Try installing K-lite Codec Pack, Full.Louis

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My DVD drive is Plextor DVDR; my Computer is HP Pavallion, desk top and I am runing Vista. I tried the same DVD on my Laptop and it worked. When I put the DVD in the drive on my desk top, I get a "message that says "Please insert a disc into removable drive"

Answer:DVD drive does not read DVDs or CDs

I think this is posted in the wrong section of the forum. But check the drivers are correctly installed in Device Manager (Start, r/click My Computer, Manage, Select Device Manager on the left hand column) Look from any devices with a yellow exclamaion next to them. If so find te latest drivers online and install!

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My CD drive on my computer was recently not working. It would open and close just fine, but when a CD/DVD gets put into the CD Drive, it will not read the CD. All of my CDs that I put into the drive show up as "DVD-RAM Drive (D:)", and when I double click it with the CD inside, it brings me to a blank page, just like clicking into a blank folder. I'm using Windows XP Service Pack 3. I've been looking everywhere for help, and this is the only place I could count on for help. Thanks!

Answer:My CD Drive will not read any CDs/DVDs

Look in the Device Manager to see if there are any errors under CD/DVD-ROM.

Some times drivers become corrupted, try reinstalling the driver.

If you click on the + in the box it will expand the tree to display your optical drive/s. Double click on the drive in question and then click on Properties. Click on the Driver tab at the top of the page and then uninstall the driver. When you restart your computer the Installation Wizard will recognize new hardware has been installed and look for the appropriate driver for the drive.

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Lately, my DVD player will not read (or even recognise) a DVD. CDs play fine, but I am told "insert disc when I have a DVD in the drive. Properties read:
HL-DT-ST DVDRom GDR8162B Driver: C:\\windows...cdrom.sys IDE\CEROM HL-DT-ST_______DVD-ROM__GDR8162B_____________0015____15&264/F507&0&0.0.0

Answer:DVDR will read CDS but not DVDs

Forgot to add that my puter is a Dell Inspiron, OS is WXP
Have tried uninstalling hardware, and then plug and play reinstalled when recogised, have uninstalled/reinstalled driver....don't know what else to do.

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I have isolated my computers problem with some games. My computer can read CDs, but not DVDs. When I insert RTW (which is a CD), I can view the files and everything. When I insert a Family Guy DVD, it doesn't work. When I insert Far cry (which it says is a DVD disk), it can't read it. None of these things are pirated or illegal. I just got a new CD driver (the thing that loads and ejects the CDs), so I don't think that would be the problem.

Answer:my computer can't read dvds

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When I insert a DVD, the DVD does start up, sometimes edits the menu of the DVD, but when I e.g. start a movie, I get a Microsoft error message. When sending the report, I afterwards get a message that something 's wrong with the A Filter... Does someone have a solution for this? The driver for my DVD/CD-Rom is the standard Microsoft driver.

Answer:Can't read DVDs on Satellite L20


Did you try to use different DVD players? If not try it.

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The title is pretty self-explanatory. My computer had needed a DVD drive very desperately and I got lucky and didn't have to buy one. Someone had given me their computer which had had the mobo go out but everything else was intact. So I install the drive, and think, "Great! Now I can play DVD games and watch movies on my computer!" However, I never had tested that until now. I tried putting in a game, but the drive didn't even read a disc.

I have a HL-DT-ST DVDRRW GWA-4083b. I have tried updating the firmware, but it says I have the latest. Also, my region for my DVDs is set to Region 1 (which I know is the correct region) and I haven't ever changed the region, so the drive has not locked up on me.

What could be the problem?

Answer:Solved: DVD R/RW won't read DVDs or CDs

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I am in the market for a new drive - currently having a CD/DVD read only drive - and I've been looking at the PCA best buy MSI CR52-A2.It does appear to be able to do everything I think I want wrt CDs but no mention is made in any DVD read capability.Is this so with all these drives?Or, am I missing something?Alan.

Answer:Can CD R/W/RW drives read DVDs?

No it doesn't read dvd.

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my dvdrom drive has stopped reading dvds and dvdroms. It reads audio and cdroms but doesn't detect dvds in the drive (xp os)

Answer:dvd rom drive won't read dvds

Hi, Possibly your DVD decoder has become corrupted. Do you have your DVD software disc so that you can re-instal it? If you have the disc I would imagine that you would have to remove the previous set up through 'Add Remove Programs' before you re-instal. cheers, Bill

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Up until now, my dvd drive has problems reading dvds, but no problems when reading CDs. The error message is something like 'Windows cannot read, Disk is corrupted or not in format'.
I know this isn't the case as my other pc can read the DVD perfectly. Although, the dvd drive on my other pc is much newer.

Any thoughts or ideas?

Answer:DVD drive can read CDs but not DVDs?

maybe something happened to the dvd drive itself as i had that problem in the past too and that could be the faulty laser or it could be anything. maybe try reinstalling the drivers or something. and yeah also check to see if the green light is flashing or it stays on or it never flashses. sometimes that could tell us what kind of problem that your dvd drive is experiencing.

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So my problem is this: My DVD drive simply refuses to read DVDs. CDs work fine and for some reason the DVD with W7 is also read by W7 itself. Any other DVD (both single and dual-layer) are unreadable. Windows simply ejects the tray when I try to open a disc and asks to put in a disc. I tried both retail DVDs and DVDs which I burnt myself, none of them work (except for the W7 install disc).

I also tried reinstalling the driver (twice) and upgrading the firmware from 1.1 to 1.3. I have an Optiarc AD-7173A. I doubt it's the lens seeing as how it's still able to read the Windows disc and it didn't have any problems in XP (can't try that now as W7 is the only OS on my main computer).

So does anyone have any ideas? I'm also thinking about hooking up another drive to my PC to see if that one works and my current drive to another PC but before that I'm wondering whether anyone of you can help me.

Answer:DVD Drive won't read DVDs


Is the drive int, or ext? USb, maybe?


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Hello i have a * HL-DT-ST RW/DVD GCC-4120B * Cd Player . However i can't play dvds on it . When i insert a dvd , it whirls up then i hear a clicking noise and it goes down, and it repeats bringing xp to a crawl. I can play cds . I have bought a cd lense cleaner and ran it for 5-10 mins . But it doesn't work. Do i need a driver for this or is it gone to crap...Do Your Self A Favor And Backup Your Computer , Remove That Junk , And Orginize your stuff :D

Answer:RW/DVD Player won't read dvds

did it ever read dvd's?Some HELP in posting on plus free progs and instructions Cheers

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The CD-RW/DVD combo drive on my Satellite Pro A40 (14 months old) stopped to read DVD (DVD-R or video, haven't tried other types), though it can read DVDs some time ago. I have cleaned the drive using a cleaning disk. I think the problem started when I upgrated the OS from WinXP SP1 to SP2, but not sure. I tried writing CD-R and CD-RW, and no error was reported, but the resulting CDs are unusable (cannot be read in the drive, with the LED flashes a couple of times and then on forever).

Anyone has an idea of how to solve this ptoblem? Thanks


Answer:Sat Pro A40: CD-RW/DVD drive cannot read DVDs

Hi Richard,

I would suggest that you access Device Manager on your notebook and then remove your DVD-ROM devive from the list. When you have done this then select the 'Scan for New Hardware' option and allow Windows XP to re-install the device and associate the correct driver.


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Hi, for the past while now I've been wanting to wipe my computer, and I was finally ready a few days ago when I realized my cd drive can't read cds. The odd thing is that it can read dvds fine. Another odd thing is that when there's a cd in my computer on restart, it takes an incredibly long time for my computer to boot up and I hear a lot of clicking from the cd drive. Not being very handy I really don't want to have to replace my cd drive. Does anyone know what's wrong or if there's a way to fix it without replacing the drive?

Answer:cd/dvd player can read dvds but not cds

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Hi! i am having a dvd writer (sony dvd rw aw-g170a (DRU-170C)), recently it has stop reading data dvds(created with nero 7), when a data dvd inserted in the drive it tries to read it and after some time the icon in my computer turns to cd drive from dvd ram drive. on clicking the icon OS states "either the corrupted disc or window can't read the format". though the same data dvd autoplays (means opens itself showing the contained data) in other computer, while the autoplay option shows 'Blank cd'.
it also can't autoplay any video dvd on inserting it. but the dvd can be played with power dvd pressing its play button, earlier the dvd can be autoplayed with power dvd on just inserting it.
i have checked the drive with sony drive diagnotic software. it state the drive has no problem, i have replaced the ata cable, already replaced dvd writer 3 time but it still shows same problem.
kindly suggest..........

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I have a Sony combo drive that can read DVDs and write CDs. Previously it was working perfect but now it just doesn't read DVDs. It is working perfectly as cd burner and can read disks other than DVDs. I think the problem started after i reinstalled windowsXP with SP-2 but i m not sure. Please help me out.

Answer:Unable to read DVDs

Doesn't it just read DATA DVD's or Video DVD's?
Try using it from a linux live cd, and mounting a few dvd's from there.
That might help isolating the problem.

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Hi,My pioneer DVD-ROM does not recognise DVDs anymore, when I put a DVD in and try to open it just says "please insert a disc in drive F:" data and audio cd's work fine, so I've ruled out a connection inside my PC being loose.The dvd player is a few years old now, but It's strange that it reads normal cd's ok just not DVDs.I'm using Windows XP and have a CD-RW as a second drive.Any help much-ly appreciated

Answer:DVD-ROM can no longer read DVDs

reload drivers if you have any, and try a driver update

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