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DVD drive will not detect DVD's?


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#1 skorge729

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Posted 25 February 2011 - 11:25 PM

Hello!

I burned a DVD data disc in December 2010 full of Christmas pictures through the Windows burning process (not using a program to burn it like I usually did before, just using the way to burn it by clicking the disc and dragging the files)...there were a lot of photos on the disc, maybe 300+, and ever since then my DVD/CD "E-Drive" has not been working properly. Also, that data disc never worked correctly either...it was really slow, etc...anyone that tried to view it could see the pictures but it took a really long time to load each one. I've burned many discs before and never had this issue.

It will detect data CD's and DVD's...it will not detect video games that are DVD format or other DVDs for installing things (like I tried to install Adobe Master Suite). I can click on the drive and it says please insert a disc. Obviously, the disc is in there. :(

I tried a few things when I noticed it didn't work about a month ago, now I am instead trying to see if you guys can help me here.

I appreciate it. :)

Here is some information about my computer:

Windows Vista Home Premium
Service Pack 2
Dell Inspirion 530
Intel® Core™2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40 GHz
4.00 GB RAM
32-bit Operating System

Edited by skorge729, 25 February 2011 - 11:35 PM.


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Posted 25 February 2011 - 11:31 PM

Have you tried going to device manager and unistalling the drive and rebooting the computer?

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Posted 25 February 2011 - 11:42 PM

Have you tried going to device manager and unistalling the drive and rebooting the computer?

Bruce.


Hey Bruce, thank you for the quick reply. :)

I will do that right now and see what happens.

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Posted 25 February 2011 - 11:57 PM

Didn't seem to work. :(

I restarted my computer after uninstalling the DVD drive in the device manager. Once my computer was rebooted, I clicked on the E-Drive and it said please insert a disc. So, I ejected the disc, put it back in, clicked on the E-Drive and it said "Prepare this blank disc" with a spot for typing in the disc title.

I am using the disc I just used to install Adobe Master Suite on another computer so I know it works.




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