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Cds, Dvds Blank

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#1 popatop


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Posted 27 July 2007 - 08:18 AM

Computer says all cds and dvds are blank.
For some reason the computer isn't reading them.
Can someone help me here.

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#2 Nikas


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Posted 27 July 2007 - 08:28 AM

Hi popatop and Welcome to BC!

First of all, try putting the disc in another computer and see if it runs the disc.

#3 tg1911


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Posted 27 July 2007 - 08:38 AM

Try going to the Device Manager, uninstall the drive, then reboot, and see if Windows will pick it up.
Right-click My Computer / Hardware tab / Device Manager button
Locate the drive, right-click it, and select Uninstall.

Have you tried updating the drivers?

See if one of these helps:
How to troubleshoot common problems that may occur when a Windows XP-based computer cannot read a CD or a DVD
How to Troubleshoot CD-ROM or DVD -ROM Read Issues
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#4 pascor22234


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Posted 27 July 2007 - 12:00 PM

Also try uninstalling the secondary IDE channel:

Control Panel > System > Hardware tab > Device Manager button

Click the plus sign to the left of IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers. Right-click on Secondary IDE channel and select Uninstall. Reboot and test the optical drive.

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