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#1 Heyoldman

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Posted 30 March 2006 - 03:45 PM

any disc i happen to put in does not work, It used to work when i put some cds in, like lets just say i put in a music cd, it wont play, nothing happens, something used to happen, now its just....

anyway, my hardrive stop reading discs, everything else works though, what do i do?

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Posted 30 March 2006 - 07:08 PM

Go into the Control panel. Double click on the "System" icon. Click on the "Hardware" tab, then click on "Device Manager". Click on the "+" symbol to the left of DVD/CD ROM drives. Now, it should list your drive that you have (you didn't specify DVD or CD). On the name of your drive, right click then click on "Uninstall". It might ask you if you are sure you want to uninstall the drive, say yes or ok (whichever pops up). After it's done uninstalling, restart your computer. When it gets to the Windows desktop, a little pop up window should appear in the lower right hand corner of your screen saying something to the effect of "New hardware found". Let it run it's course. Windows should automatically install the drive for you. Hopefully this will fix the problems. It sounds as if the computer "lost contact" (for lack of a better term) with the drive. I've had this happen to me before quite a few times and uninstalling it and letting Windows reinstall it has fixed it.

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Posted 30 March 2006 - 08:00 PM

Your referring to your CDROM drive or DVD drive? Unfortunately these drives can die without warning. It could be due to dirt build-up on the optical lens which can be cleaned using a Lens Cleaning CD available in computer shops and some supermarkets. I think it's more likely some of the electronics has died in which case you will need to replace the CD/DVD drive. They are really cheap now and replacement is easy. Post back if you want help doing that. :thumbsup:

(BTW - the computer case is not the hard drive, the hard drive is just one component inside the case).

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