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Dvd Drive Stopped Reading Dvds

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#1 Foxykid


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Posted 31 July 2008 - 02:06 PM

I was just attacked by "xp antivirus 2008" last week. I contained it and got rid of it (thanks to all of you on bc), but noticed that my Photoshop access was changed. Long story short, I need to re-install it. I put the disc in, and nothing. Won't read it, won't do anything. "My Computer" doesn't even show that there's a disc in there. Audio CDs and CD-RW's work just fine, but I know that I had a DVD drive.

What happened? How can I re enable it? Is there a way to do it without a complete remormat and reinstall? Did that virus do this?

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#2 Budapest


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Posted 31 July 2008 - 04:31 PM

Some things you can try:
  • If you recently installed some burning software, uninstall it.
  • Use the fix given on this Microsoft page.
  • Clean the laser using one of those drive cleaning kits.
  • Open the Device Manager (Start > Run > type "devmgmt.msc"). Locate the CD/DVD drive, right click on it and select "Uninstall". After it has uninstalled reboot the computer (it will be automatically reinstalled).

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