DVD's not being recognized

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Dubbin1, Mar 6, 2005.

  1. Dubbin1

    Dubbin1 I Like Cheese

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    I have no idea whats going on here but my DVD player will recognize everything but a DVD. I have tried new DVD's and DVD's that I have played in it before. It's been a few months since I watched a DVD on it so I have no idea if its from some software that I installed or what. I have also tried a few different DVD players and none of them work. If I go to My Computer and click on the drive it tells me to insert a disk. If anybody has any clue as to whats going on here please tell me.

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  2. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    go to Device Manager and uninstall the IDE channel that the drive is on and reboot.
     
  3. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    What operating system have you got??
     
  4. Dubbin1

    Dubbin1 I Like Cheese

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    Whoops I thought my system specs was in my sig (I for got I changes it). Anyway I am using XP Pro. I will try to uninstall the IDE channel and see what happens.

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  5. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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  6. Kush

    Kush High On Life!

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    the laser might be worn down a bit,
     
  7. Dubbin1

    Dubbin1 I Like Cheese

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    The DVD Troubleshooter is a joke and only goes through the basics. I dont think there would be a problem with the laser since the drive isnt really that old and has not been used much. It does show up as a DVD player in My Computer and works just fine for everything but a DVD. I tried uninstalling the IDE channel but that didnt help.
     
  8. Kush

    Kush High On Life!

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    doesnt matter how old it is, even though usually it does last a long time before dying on you, but you never know when it could, so i say the laser is dying, btw is this a dvd cd writer combo? also try to update firmware
     
  9. Mastershakes

    Mastershakes Moderator

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    Does it scream when it dies?