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#1 Stoj

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Posted 22 September 2007 - 09:10 PM

My CD/DVD Rom isn't responding to any disks that I put in there, whether they're audio, DVD, or just normal CD's. I tried using those CD-Rom cleaners, but even they wont help.

This problem started after I was in the middle of playing a game (on CD), and all of a sudden the computer just turned off due to a blackout. Since then, nothing I put in there actually works. All i get when I double click on the drive in My Computer is the "insert disk window".

Is there anything I can do??? Or should I just get it replaced/fixed?

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Posted 22 September 2007 - 09:44 PM

Make sure the wires securely attached.
Does the light on the front flash when a CD/DVD is inserted?
Have you tried going into the Device Manager, uninstall the player, reboot, and see if windows will recognize it?

See if this will work for you:
CD-ROM drive or DVD-ROM drive appears to be missing
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Posted 22 September 2007 - 09:50 PM

This could be a case of corrupted or missing driver/s, try uninstalling the drive in the device manager and let the installation wizard reinstall it after you reboot, if it is a driver issue this will usually take care of it.

Hey tg, you beat me to it.

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Posted 22 September 2007 - 09:56 PM

Make sure the wires securely attached.
Does the light on the front flash when a CD/DVD is inserted?
Have you tried going into the Device Manager, uninstall the player, reboot, and see if windows will recognize it?

See if this will work for you:
CD-ROM drive or DVD-ROM drive appears to be missing


The light flashes

This could be a case of corrupted or missing driver/s, try uninstalling the drive in the device manager and let the installation wizard reinstall it after you reboot, if it is a driver issue this will usually take care of it.

Hey tg, you beat me to it.


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Posted 22 September 2007 - 10:17 PM

I uninstalled it, rebooted... and it did re-install once I got into Windows. So I tried putting a disk in... That didn't work. So I tried an audio CD... No success there either.


Also tg1911, the link doesn't work.


What should I do next???

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Posted 23 September 2007 - 12:10 AM

Sorry about the bad link.
See if one of these helps:
How to Troubleshoot CD - ROM or DVD- ROM Read Issues
How to troubleshoot common problems that may occur when a Windows XP-based computer cannot read a CD or a DVD

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