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dvd drive in laptop won't boot from disc / tried everything.


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#1 herbman

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Posted 25 January 2014 - 02:08 PM

I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling it in it in device manager and tried many different types of discs to no avail ,  it always sounds like it's trying to boot from disc but it can't quite get over the hump to fully complete it.

 

It has been making odd sounds for quite a while now.

 

Device manager says it's a (Tsst corp CDDVDW TS U633A ) , anybody know how or where to order a new one, would Best Buy carry this?

 

Thank you very much



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Posted 25 January 2014 - 02:55 PM

Have you set it in the boot menu, either by using the bios or the boot menu key during boot up?


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Posted 25 January 2014 - 03:06 PM

If you mean changing the boot order so the drive boots first , yes, I have done that .    My Asus model U56E only has two boot options .   It shows dvd boot and the regular boot , I don't even see a way to boot from usb.



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Posted 26 January 2014 - 12:20 AM

Do you have the option to disable any other boot device?  If not you can try disconnecting your HDD.  If it boots to the disc it could just be the option is timing out because of some kind of read error in your optical drive.  If there is no other boot option it may continue trying to boot to the disc and eventaully get there.

 

I've seen this a few times and usually it's just a drive issue.  $35-$50 for a replacement drive and you should be fine.



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Posted 26 January 2014 - 08:23 AM

Same make/model is not really necessary, any decent name brand would be fine.  Though drive its self may not be the issue, have you tried a cleaner disc?  Or even possibly just blasting some air through it, a dirty lens can kill it.


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