• RELEVANCY SCORE 3.66

    DB:3.66:Ps3 Wont Read Discs? 1d





    a m8 of mine's ps3 wont read discs... any suggestions??



    DB:3.66:Ps3 Wont Read Discs? 1d


    My PS3 60gb that is 2 years old has now decided not to read any disc types at all.

    I tried the restore of system files plus the full restore with no change.

    When I load a disc I get the blue light on constant, I dont think the discs are being spun because when I eject, the disc comes out the exact position I loaded it i.e. the label read from left to right.

    So am I to assume the drive would not be able to be cleaned by a lens cleaner disc ?

    Rang Sony twice to be told £99 repair charge with a 3 to 4 week turnaround.

    , guess mine too old for free repair or a free refurb unit.

    I have noticed on YouTube a run thru of how to take the unit apart to clean or replace the laser, has anyone attempted this with success plus where and how much is the replacement laser ?

    I have to admit I have seen on Game.co.uk a pre-owned 60gb for £249 so the £99 repair seems a bargin.

    Any info/feedback would be great.

    Thanx

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.53

    DB:3.53:Ps3 Will Not Read Discs !!! 73






    Hi all,

    How many of you out there have had problems with your PS3 not being able to read any discs at all? I have reformatted, updated, tried various discs to no avail. I am a bit peed off as I bought this thing for £500 when they first came out and now just one month after the 12 month warranty period and its gone wrong. I have read other threads on this but I just want to seehow much of an issue this is with theSony corporation.

    DB:3.53:Ps3 Will Not Read Discs !!! 73

    Same thing happend to mine. I sent it to Consolewerks and they repaired mine, superb service.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.51

    DB:3.51:Can The Ps3 Read Ps1 Discs? f3





    I know it will play PS games (I downloaded Crash Bandicoot 3) but can it play Playstation discs directly? Thanks.



    DB:3.51:Can The Ps3 Read Ps1 Discs? f3

    ah good , i might play x-files again. 4 discs ftw!



  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.49

    DB:3.49:Cd/Dvd Drive Will Not Read Any Discs k1


    The CD/DVD drive will not read any discs on my Inspiron 6000. I have gone through everything with the troubleshoot function and nothing works. I'm currently living in Japan, and I really don't want to have to send my laptop in for services. Any ideas on what could be wrong?

    DB:3.49:Cd/Dvd Drive Will Not Read Any Discs k1

    I would probably say one that doesn't come from Dell.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.48

    DB:3.48:Macbook Battery Not Charging, Superdrive Not Reading Installation Disc.... sp


    Are these two components relative? Very recently, I've left my MacBook in "sleep" mode, the battery could have probably "drained" and placed the the battery in a deep slumber state, now, it doesn't want to charge anymore. I've checked the cycle state, it's already 327, hmmm, maybe my battery is indeed worn-out already. But the weird part is, the SuperDrive doesn't want to read ANY installation discs that's being inserted, i was worried the superdrive is damagaed so i popped in some discs, luckily, DVDs are still being played which proves that the drive is still working. Why on earth does my Superdrive does't acknowledge my installation discs. The disc is okay, I've tested it on my other iMac. What seems to be the problem? Is battery failure relative to a Superdrive not being able to do installation?

    DB:3.48:Macbook Battery Not Charging, Superdrive Not Reading Installation Disc.... sp

    then maybe it is your installer discs, call apple andhave them sned you new ones, if they dont charge you!

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.40

    DB:3.40: Equium L20-264: Cd/Dvd Drive Can Read But Not Burn The Discs 1f


    Hi All,

    I need help. My laptop`s cd/dvd driver can`t recognize the discs inside. It happens only when I try to burn a disc. It can read but not burn the discs. What could be the solution? I tried different brands, last time it was Maxell. The manual suggest Mitsubishi discs, but I'm not sure that it's only working with Mitsubishi discs. It can read any kind of discs.

    So I`m in trouble, please help.

    Thx

    Gabor

    DB:3.40: Equium L20-264: Cd/Dvd Drive Can Read But Not Burn The Discs 1f

    Hello!

    Today something happened in this case. I bought Mitsubishi discs (Cd, DVD) as this brand is recommendend by the manufacturer. The funny thing is, that the single sided DVD-RW can be burned, but the CD-RW is still not recognised...

    I`m very confused now. If You have any ideas, please let me know!

    Thx

    Gabor

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.37

    DB:3.37:My Xbox 360 Wont Read Discs Can You Help Me a3


    Hi
    My xbox 360 won't read discs.
    When I put a game in the xbox it says reading then open tray

    DB:3.37:My Xbox 360 Wont Read Discs Can You Help Me a3

    This forum doesn't handle questions about Xbox.
    Please go here for all questions about Xbox:
    http://support.xbox.com

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.37

    DB:3.37:Formating Computer - Help 3p


    Hi!

    My iMac came with two discs, but no iLife discs. The discs it came with are iMac G5 OSX Install Discs (10.4.2). I want to format my computer but I don't want to lose iLife. Is iLife on these install discs? Thanks

    DB:3.37:Formating Computer - Help 3p

    Hi!

    My iMac came with two discs, but no iLife discs. The discs it came with are iMac G5 OSX Install Discs (10.4.2). I want to format my computer but I don't want to lose iLife. Is iLife on these install discs? Thanks

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.37

    DB:3.37:New 17'' Mbp Optical Drive Splits Out All Discs z8


    Just bought MBP 17, 4 days old - optical drive splits out every disc CD/DVD/factory new discs, burn discs, data, movies even apple's own factory discs don't read optical drive never worked.

    DB:3.37:New 17'' Mbp Optical Drive Splits Out All Discs z8

    Hi! I also purchased a macbook pro in May 2008 and am now having problems with the SuperDrive spitting out discs. It will accept some but rejects others. Very temperamental. Have you had any resolve with this issue? Thanks Pam

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.34

    DB:3.34:Refresh Pc Will It Need Any Discs ?? km


    hellomy LenovoG580 is running a bit slower than before so i want to refresh iti read something in windows help says that during refresh it may ask you for some files from discsis that true ?and if yes where i can get those files ?







    Solved!
    Go to Solution.

    DB:3.34:Refresh Pc Will It Need Any Discs ?? km

    So here I go and do a refresh, you remove essential apps that I use and replace it with stuff I never will use, Its going to cost me a fortune to re-install this apps,. Surely you must ask permission foirst before you remove apps

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.31

    DB:3.31:Can't Burn Hp Recovery Disc ("The Disc You Have Inserted Is Not Blank" Error) fa



    Hi there. I own an HP pavilion DV2830tx. It is my first time to burn my recovery discs and whenever I insert discs in my drive, recovery manager would read that my discs are not blank. I have tried all sorts of DVDs and brands. From DVD+RW to DVD-RW to DVD+R to DVD-W. can somebody help me please? i want to create a set of recovery discs before i upgrade to windows 7. thanks!

    DB:3.31:Can't Burn Hp Recovery Disc ("The Disc You Have Inserted Is Not Blank" Error) fa


    Can you use any other burning app to burn a data dvd, in other words "is the dvd drive's burnfunction workingat all'?

    Try Your CD or DVD drive cannot read or write media

    You could Contact HP to see if Recovery set is available for your model.

    Or,you could use an Imaging app such as the free Macrium Reflect or Paragon Backup to make an image of Vistato usb hdd.The appswill also image to DVD if your burner will work.

    Btw, just to echo Big_Dave's reply..you can't use RW disks for Recovery set, only DVD+R or DVD-R.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.30

    DB:3.30:"Copy" Recovery Discs On Usb Stick cf


    Hello all,Yesterday I gota set ofWindows 7 rescue discs from the mailman. I inserted the first of them into an external DVD drive andstarted my X220.To my"disappointment"the disc kept spinning until I hit the power button. However, the disc can be read ifthe external drive is connected to another Windows-operated machine.I returned the external DVD drive. Now I want to "copy" the rescue discs to a 32 GB external USB stick. Does anybody have any experience with this? Can it be done? Does there exist an official step-by-step guide for this?I look forward to any advice as I currently can'tuse my X220(I deleted the Linux-half of my dual boot setupandneed the rescue discs to remove the corrupted GRUB boot loader).Many thanks in advance,Bbqmmh







    Solved!
    Go to Solution.

    DB:3.30:"Copy" Recovery Discs On Usb Stick cf

    Hello zoltanthegypsy,Thank you very much for your reply.I performed two steps before giving the recovery discs another go:1. I deleted not only all Linux partitions but also all Windows partitions (including SYSTEM_DRV).2. I purchased another external DVD drive.I'm writing this message using a restored Windows 7 installation. That is it worked.Lenovo should provide USB sticks as alternative recovery media. The only reason for me to have the external DVD drive is to be able to perform the recovery process. It's a total waste of money.Thank you once again. My problem is solved.Cheers,Bbqmmh

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.30

    DB:3.30:Question About Dvd R And Dvd Rw Discs 91


    I have a quick question about these two types of discs. If a DVD R disc isn't finalized, does that mean more data can be added to the disc at different times? Or does it mean that once you write to the disc, that is it, you can't add more data? As far as the DVD RW discs go, I know they are Read/Write and can be erased if they aren't finalized. But say I have a lot of different files I want to back up onto one of these discs, I'm assuming this is possible if they have different file names. I've used floppy discs for so long now that I get confused with just what DVD R and DVD RW mean.

    DB:3.30:Question About Dvd R And Dvd Rw Discs 91

    I have that handy program sitting on my desktop. I can't remember who gave me the link. I thought it was only for finding out who actually made a DVD disc. I didn't realize that it could tell who the real manufacturer of the disk drives are. Thanks for reminding me. It says in Device Manager that one is a Sony and the RW is a Philips, but I'll double check using that program.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.30

    DB:3.30:Problems Saving On Cd Drive 3z


    OK..help me out here.  I am not a computer whiz by any means and I am having problems saving on my CD drive.  I currently have a desktop computer but am working on swithching over to a notebook.  In doing this I want to save things from the current computer on to a CD.  In the past I've always saved to a 3 1/2 inch floppy but want to save to a CD this time.  When I try to do this it tells me there is not a disc in the drive....which there is.  The drive will read other discs in the drive but will not save to my empty discs. The discs are a Sony CD-R disc.....is this right???  Please help me out. 

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.28

    DB:3.28:Optiarc Bc-5500a Can't Read Blu-Ray Discs 3f



    I bought a used Optiarc BD Rom BC-5500A some time ago, and recently put it in an external USB case to use it with a new HP laptop. The drive worked fine when it was inserted into a Dell laptop a year ago, but that laptop died recently. As an external, it now works fine with DVDs and CDs, but does not recognize any Blu-ray discs.

    I found new firmware for it (not sure it needs it) on the Optiarc site, but it refuses to install usingthis PC.

    I want to use the drive to read Blu-ray discs. How can I get it to work on Windows 8?

    DB:3.28:Optiarc Bc-5500a Can't Read Blu-Ray Discs 3f


    I bought a used Optiarc BD Rom BC-5500A some time ago, and recently put it in an external USB case to use it with a new HP laptop. The drive worked fine when it was inserted into a Dell laptop a year ago, but that laptop died recently. As an external, it now works fine with DVDs and CDs, but does not recognize any Blu-ray discs.

    I found new firmware for it (not sure it needs it) on the Optiarc site, but it refuses to install usingthis PC.

    I want to use the drive to read Blu-ray discs. How can I get it to work on Windows 8?

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.26

    DB:3.26:Optical Drive Doesn't Read Discs 1j


    I have just bought a new mac mini. It's a 1.83GHz Intel Core 2 Duo.

    My problem is with the optical drive. It doesn't want to read any discs. I have tried with several DVD's and CD's. The drive takes in the disc but after a few seconds just ejects again.

    A few time I have gotten a message saying - "you inserted a blank DVD. Choose an action from the pop-menu or click ignore." I can then choose what to do but it stills won't read the disc.

    What can I do to resolve this?

    Thanks in advance.

    DB:3.26:Optical Drive Doesn't Read Discs 1j

    The firmware provided by Apple is the best known compatible firmware. If it does not work, and the one you changed it to does work, it suggests you may have received a factory defect if it didn't work off the bat. Otherwise, you are just playing Russian Roulette with what works and doesn't. I would not attempt changing the firmware unless it is an officially available firmware update from Apple.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.26

    DB:3.26:Unable To Read Discs sz



    MY COMPUTER IS NOT READING CD IT IS SAYING BLANK DIS WAT CAN I DO ABOUT IT

    [Moderator edit to change subject.]

    DB:3.26:Unable To Read Discs sz


    MY COMPUTER IS NOT READING CD IT IS SAYING BLANK DIS WAT CAN I DO ABOUT IT

    [Moderator edit to change subject.]

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.23

    DB:3.23:Help 3.5 Discs 19


    I have 3.5 discs from Corel Word 7. Why wont 2000 read them? Does 2000 have a disc converter?

    DB:3.23:Help 3.5 Discs 19

    There is no difference in the disks as far as Windows 95/98/ME or 2000 is concerned. There is either a problem with the disks themselves or there is a problem with the disk drive itself. Can you read the disks on another machine? Can you read other disks on the Windows 2000 machine? What happens when you try to access the disks? The only problem I can forsee is if you are trying to use disks formatted for an Apple computer in a Windows computer. If this is the case, the programs will not run anyway, so there is no need to try and read the disks.

    Steve

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.23

    DB:3.23:Access To Songs From Other Discs? pk



    As far as I'm aware, there has been a patch to this game that allows you to use PS2 discs BUT is there anyway you can load the songs from these discs and other PS3 discs onto a hardrive or something, so that you don't have to physically change the discs when you want certain songs?

    DB:3.23:Access To Songs From Other Discs? pk

    TCR79 wrote:
    As far as I'm aware, there has been a patch to this game that allows you to use PS2 discs BUT is there anyway you can load the songs from these discs and other PS3 discs onto a hardrive or something, so that you don't have to physically change the discs when you want certain songs?

    No.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.23

    DB:3.23:A Recovery Discs 8j


    i want to order a recovery discs for hp pavilion dv4-1216tu pc..how much it'll cost me?

    DB:3.23:A Recovery Discs 8j


    Hi,

    You will be able to see how much it will cost you before completing the purchase. Follow the procedure on the link below.

    http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docnam​e=c00810334cc=uslc=endlc=en

    If you have any problem using the above link, you can contact HP Here regarding your enquiry.

    Regards,

    DP-K

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.22

    DB:3.22:Cannot Install Photoshop Elements 10 9a



    cannot install photoshop elements 10 from dvd's. can't read discs? Discs appear corrupt.

    DB:3.22:Cannot Install Photoshop Elements 10 9a


    mazzam951 wrote:

    cannot install photoshop elements 10 from dvd's. can't read discs? Discs appear corrupt.

    You will need to ask your friend if he/she can lend you their CDs to install on your machine. Your serial will still work with any CDs provided they are for version 10. The alternative is to download the trial version from this link and use your serial number to install it on your system:

    http://prodesigntools.com/photoshop-elements-10-direct-download-links-pse-premiere-pre.htm l

    Please read the entire page and understand it as the download is from Adobe FTP locations but requires special technique to make it work. Also make sure you download the correct version for MAC or Windows. You don't want to waste time downloading something that will not work on your system, The files are very big to download.

    Good luck.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.21

    DB:3.21:Recovery Discs 9z



    Hi, My Hard drive is broken and i want to change it with a new one, But to do that i need some discs to reinstall my operative system. And i didn't get those discs when i bought the PC, so does anyone know where I can get them?

    DB:3.21:Recovery Discs 9z

    Hi,

    You can order a replacement set of Recovery Discs starting on the link below.

    Order HP Recovery Discs.

    If you have any problem with this link, order them directly from HP.

    If you live in the US, contact HP Here.

    If you are in another part of the world, start Here.

    Regards,

    DP-K

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.21

    DB:3.21:Want Read Discs?? sd


    Hi everyone..
    I've had my ps3 one week now.. its a 60 gb- And suddenly it want read any discs doesent matter if its games ore movies.. ive tried 2 reboot the system. but it still doesnt work?? Has anyone heard of this ore maybe experienced this?
    The thing is that i bought on bahrain, and i live in denmark so it is a bit diff. to return it..
    ANy suggestions???

    DB:3.21:Want Read Discs?? sd

    im not sure, you will have to look in your manual

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.21

    DB:3.21:Xbox 360 Won't Read Discs Can It Be Cleaned zs


    xbox 360 won't read discs can it be cleaned

    DB:3.21:Xbox 360 Won't Read Discs Can It Be Cleaned zs


    If your disc is clean, then your disc drive is most likely nonfunctional. I advise you to proceed through Microsoft's trouble shooting for disc reading here: http://support.xbox.com/en-US/xbox-360/troubleshoo​t/hardware/disc-drive If the problem isn't identified through those steps then you have the choice of returning your Xbox to the retailer, if it's still within the return period, sending your Xbox to Microsoft for service, repair by a third party and voiding the warranty, or by trying any other the do it yourself solutions online and also potentially voiding the warranty.




    -----------------------------------------Disclaimer: I am not a Future Shop representative.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.19

    DB:3.19:How To Burn 12cm Dvds From 8cm Camcorder Discs And Add Audio 7c


    Inspiron 600m, external DVD read/write, SoundBlaster audio, XP SP2, 2GB RAM, 2GHz, etc.
    I want tocopy camcorder discs to regular DVDs and add audio commentary/back-ground music in the process.
    I need suggestions for additional hardware/software and wouldappreciate any clues in this direction.

    Carleff

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.19

    DB:3.19:Psone Reccomendations To Sony 8d



    This thread is all about reccomending PSONE games that you really like to sony, if they read this that is.The games i really want on PSN is Alundra and Alundra 2 I loved those games. i used to own the discs but i lost them =(

    DB:3.19:Psone Reccomendations To Sony 8d

    both of the Oddworlds , (i know there in the US but why not here? )



  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.19

    DB:3.19:Cd / Dvd Drive Will Not Read Any Discs zk



    sign "insert disc" then open anytime.

    how fix?

    DB:3.19:Cd / Dvd Drive Will Not Read Any Discs zk


    Hi Nyker,

    Thank you for visiting the HP Support Forums and Welcome. I have read your thread on your HP Notebook and not reading the CD/DVD. Try performing a hard reset. When performing a hard reset please note remove any and all USB devices, and remove memory cards from the card reader slot. Disconnect all non-essential devices. If that does not help try to turn on the computer you start to press F11 repeatedly till the menu opens. You can do a system restore.

    Here is a link to restore BIOS defaults settings. I would be happy to assist if needed. How Do I Find My Model Number or Product Number? Please respond with which Operating System you are running:

    Which Windows Operating System am I running?Please let me know.Thanks.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.19

    DB:3.19:Lg Dvd-Ram Drive Not Reading Discs In Windows Xp xm


    ?LG DVD-RAM Drive not reading discs in my Windows xp...
    when ever i try to install os[operating system] after it has been failed...it could not read the original `os` and every time i am installing the `os`by external dvd wrirer ...is there any solution to this problem?i want to install `os` by my cpu dvd writer.

    DB:3.19:Lg Dvd-Ram Drive Not Reading Discs In Windows Xp xm

    It could be hardware issue , try run this tool:
    http://support.microsoft.com/mats/cd_dvd_drive_problems/
    If this tool could not solve your problem, contact DVD manufacturer's support.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.19

    DB:3.19:Cddvd Rom Displays Blank Discs f1


    My DVD ROM ALWAYS DISPLAYS DISCS AS BLANK. PLEASE CAN ANYONE HELP WITH THIS SITUATION. THIS WAS WORKING WELL BEFORE I FORMATED MY SYSTEM. AFTER THE FORMAT IT CANT READ DISCS.

    JOCY

    DB:3.19:Cddvd Rom Displays Blank Discs f1

    Hi Jocy,

    We would like to know following information from you to assist you better.

    1) Is the issue specific to any particular DVD?
    2) Are you able to access the files of a DVD from other computer?
    3) By “FORMATED” do you refer that you re-installed Windows 8?
    4) What is the make and model of your computer?
    5) Did you install the CD/DVD drivers after you reinstalled Windows 8?

    You could face this issue when the installed driver is corrupt or if it is not installed properly. You could also face this issue when the DVD/CD which you are trying to open is blank. Therefore you could also check for
    the used Disk space of the DVD/CD which you are trying to open.

    Follow the steps given below to resolve the issue.

    Method 1: Rum Hardware and Device Troubleshooter.

    If your computer is having problems with a recently installed device or other hardware, try using the Hardware and Devices troubleshooter to fix the problem. It checks for common issues and makes sure that any new device
    or hardware attached to your computer was installed correctly. Follow the steps given below:

    a) Press
    Windows Key + W Key together.
    b) Write
    Troubleshooting in the search box right up corner and hit enter.
    c) Click on
    Troubleshooting tab.
    d) Click on
    view all option on the upper left corner.
    e) Select the
    Hardware and Device options from the list.
    f) Click Next to run the
    Hardware and Device Troubleshooter.

    Method 2: Uninstall the DVD/CD driver and reinstall from the manufacturer’s website.

    Please follow the steps given below to uninstall and then reinstall the driver.

    a) Press
    Windows key + X key when you are at desktop.
    b) Select
    Device Manager.
    c) Find and double-click
    DVD/CD Driver from the left panel to uninstall

    d) Right-click the device, and click
    Uninstall.
    e) Windows will prompt you to confirm the device’s removal. Click
    OK to remove the driver.

    Go to the manufacturer’s website, download the latest version of DVD/CD driver and install it on your computer.

    Do let us know about the status of the issue. We will be happy to assist you if you face any issue.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.19

    DB:3.19:New Slim Wont Read Discs 3c


    Got a new slim today. Doesnt read game discs and the drive makes a clunking noise...



    DB:3.19:New Slim Wont Read Discs 3c

    this is impossible, faulty slim nooooooooo nooo wayyyy



  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.18

    DB:3.18:Mac Os X Wont Read Dvd Discs. 3m


    My Mac OS X will only read CD discs. When i insert a DVD disc it just ejects straight away. I can burn and read CD discs but not DVD's.

    DB:3.18:Mac Os X Wont Read Dvd Discs. 3m

    Put an Apple stickie on it. The ones that come w/all new Macs buried in the paperwork.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.18

    DB:3.18:Cd Dvd Drive Will Not Read Dvd Data Discs This Same Machine Burned 8x


    Laptop with Windows Vista will not read DVD data discs this same machine burned. The discs work on another computer. My laptop will read CD discs it made, and it will play DVD movies. What is wrong?

    DB:3.18:Cd Dvd Drive Will Not Read Dvd Data Discs This Same Machine Burned 8x

    Hi,
    You could have drive issues as the CD/DVD is actually 4 drives in 1 case ( CD

    DVD burn and CD and DVD read). So it is not unusual for 1 or 2 parts to not function

    while the othersdo so properly.

    Burning at slower speeds or using the Master Format might help.A CD/DVD cleaner
    might help.

    Brand of CD or DVD disk can also be the issue. Low quality (cheap brands) are always

    problematic.

    CD/DVD's have a +- tolerance and yours might read/write on the edge outside of those

    discstolerances. They can be realigned however it is usually more economical to replace

    the drive.

    More good info here :
    http://club.myce.com/
    CD/DVD units
    http://www.myce.com/storage/

    Notes on the Troubleshooting and Repair of Compact Disc Players and CDROM Drives
    http://www.repairfaq.org/REPAIR/F_cdfaq7.html#CDFAQ_014
    ===========================================
    This troubleshooter might not help if there are alignment and/or wear issues however it

    is worth a shot.
    Stage 1 : Please do all the below even if you have done some before as it is often the total
    process which solves the issue.

    Try this - Control Panel - Device Manager - CD/DVD - double click the device - Driver's Tab -
    click Update Drivers (this will likely do nothing) - then RIGHT CLICK the drive - UNINSTALL -
    REBOOT this will refresh the default driver stack. Even if drive is not showncontinue
    below.

    Then work your way through these - remember the drive could be bad, could have a loose
    cable or slight corrosion on the contacts (usually for a laptop) and other issues.

    Your CD drive or DVD drive is missing or is not recognized by Windows or other programs
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060- a Mr Fixit
    Manually try this fix if the 314060 Fixit did not work
    http://www.pchell.com/hardware/cd_drive_error_code_39.shtml
    Your CD drive or DVD drive is missing or is not recognized by Windows or other programs -
    a Mr Fixit
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/982116

    The CD drive or the DVD drive does not work as expected on a computer that you upgraded
    to Windows Vista
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929461

    When you insert a CD or a DVD, Windows Vista may not recognize the disc
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/939052

    Your CD or DVD drive cannot read or write media - A Mr Fixit
    http://support.microsoft.com/gp/cd_dvd_drive_problems

    CD/DVD drive does not appear in Windows Vista, or you receive this error during Windows
    Vista setup after booting from the DVD (AHCI)
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/952951

    CD-R drive or CD-RW drive is not recognized as a recordable device
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/316529/

    Hardware devices not detected or not working - A Mr Fixit
    http://support.microsoft.com/gp/hardware_device_problems

    Another possibility is that the cables are loose. Remove ALL power, then check cables in

    both ends. Remove and replace, do not just snug. For laptops you can often clean the

    power and data contacts with a pencil eraser.

    Some DVDdrives do not use the Windows default drivers so check with the System maker

    and device maker to see if there is firmware or drivers for you drive if needed.

    ===============================

    Stage 2 : You could have drive issues as the CD/DVD is actually 4 drives in 1 case ( CD

    DVD burn and CD and DVD read). So it is not unusual for 1 or 2 parts to not function while

    the others do so properly.

    Did you complete the troubleshooter for the drive that still does not work? There are some
    registry entries that the troubleshooter does not fix and those "might" be the cause.

    Check with your System Maker and Device maker for both possible firmware updates and
    the correct Registry entries for your drive.

    These are the keys I think are the ones in question- for the CD/DVD drive sub-keys of course
    as there will other sub-keys in these keys. Be sure to ask for specific keys involved as well as
    the settings.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\IDE

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Hardware Profiles\0001\System\CurrentControlSet\Enum\IDE

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

    -----------------------------------------------------------------------

    You probably can find more info here and maybe even the exact registry settings for your CD/DVD
    drive from someone with the same model.

    Forums - a lot of real expert help
    http://club.myce.com/

    CD/DVD units
    http://www.myce.com/storage/
    Use DevManView to locate CD/DVD in registry (be careful and make a Restore Point before
    changing anything) - find the device inDevManViewand then Right Click on it Open in RegEdit.
    DevManView - Free - an alternative to the standard Device Manager of Windows, which displays all
    devices and their properties in flat table, instead of tree viewer
    http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/device_manager_view.html

    Hope this helps.

    Rob Brown - Microsoft MVP - profile - Windows Expert - Consumer : Bicycle - Mark Twain said it right!

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.18

    DB:3.18:Digital Copy Disc Won't Read px


    For some reason, some of my digital copy discs (DVD's) do not appear as anything but a Blank Disc!! It asks me if I want to burn something on to it, yet there is exactly a 0kbs of space!!! Someone help me out!

    DB:3.18:Digital Copy Disc Won't Read px

    For some reason, some of my digital copy discs (DVD's) do not appear as anything but a Blank Disc!! It asks me if I want to burn something on to it, yet there is exactly a 0kbs of space!!! Someone help me out!

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.17

    DB:3.17: Factory Reset On Satellite A660 sp


    Hi

    Can anyone help? I want to restore my Satellite A660 to factory settings. I made my own recovery discs but I’m worried that it doesn't contain windows 7. I have read different reviews.

    Do I use the discs and which do I press F8 or F12?

    Thanks

    DB:3.17: Factory Reset On Satellite A660 sp

    I made my own recovery discs but I’m worried that it doesn't contain windows 7.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.17

    DB:3.17:Reading Dvd Recorder Discs xp


    Greetings,

    My iBook G3 is a great little workhorse and I am hoping I can get more mileage out of it. Hopefully, this forum can set me straight!

    I want to be able to play discs burned from a DVD recorder hooked up to my television on this iBook. The recorder we have is a cheapie TruTech DVD+RW. Much to my dismay however, the laptop isn't recognizing the burnt discs. It just spits them out. (My 17 inch Powerbook is doing the same, btw). The DVD players in my home read the burnt discs as well as a low end Compac laptop. Argh!

    My questions are these:
    Can the current DVD-ROM drive in my iBook (MATSHITADVD-ROM SR-8176) read burnt DVD+R discs or not?
    Would the currently installed drive be able to read burnt DVD-R discs?
    Do I need to purchase an external DVD drive for my iBook in order to read burnt discs? I'm hoping to avoid an external device if possible.
    Would a new DVD-R recorder burn discs that are readable by the current drive? Would this be the cheaper route than buying an external DVD drive?

    So many questions. I am thankful there are smart, helpful people out there that can set me straight.

    Thanks in Advance,
    Ruben

    iBook G3 Dual USB Mac OS X (10.4.5) MATSHITADVD-ROM SR-8176

    DB:3.17:Reading Dvd Recorder Discs xp

    How bizarre!

    TruTech sure has some interesting quality control issues!

    Glad you got it working, Ruben. I never would have thought to try that approach.

    Cheers

    Rod

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.16

    DB:3.16:Ps3 Wont Read Discs After Update da



    My ps3 wont read discs after the latest update...am so worried and *****...am i the only one in this ***** ?







    Solved!
    Go to solution

    DB:3.16:Ps3 Wont Read Discs After Update da


    my ps3 that was fine before the update now clearly is not working. im so not happy

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.16

    DB:3.16:Burning Issue k3



    When i burn discs, my laptop can't read them but others can and my laptop can also read discs burned by others, any help?

    DB:3.16:Burning Issue k3


    How about identifying your notebook with the complete product name or product number?

    Which operating system are you using and which DVD burning program is your choice?

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.16

    DB:3.16:Kernels And Lilo xm



    In Mandrake I could boot into whatever kernel I wanted...2,6 ...2.4 ect...is there a way that I can edit lilo and choose what kernel i want to boot from....I would like to have the choice 2.6 is the default Xp is there...i would like to add options for kernel24 and kernel 26mm..her is my current /etc/lilo.con....

    # /etc/lilo.conf
    #

    boot=/dev/discs/disc0/disc
    # This line often fixes L40 errors on bootup
    # disk=/dev/discs/disc0/disc bios=0x80

    default=arch
    timeout=50
    lba32
    prompt

    image=/boot/vmlinuz26
    label=Arch
    root=/dev/discs/disc0/part9
    read-only

    other=/dev/discs/disc0/part1
    label=XP_Pro

    # End of file

    could i add

    other=/dev/discs/disc0/part9
    label=vmlinus24

    other=/dev/discs/disc0/part9
    label=vmlinx26mm

    not sure if i can even do it...and if so how to add it so that i have the options to boot into different kernels

    DB:3.16:Kernels And Lilo xm


    did you try uncomment this for 24 kernel

    # This line often fixes L40 errors on bootup# disk=/dev/discs/disc0/disc bios=0x80

    also try your acpi apic options ???

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.14

    DB:3.14:Hpe-410y Won't Read Any Discs 8a



    I try putting in CDs and DVDs and it won't read any of them.

    I got this barely two years ago with Windows 7 already installed and everything.

    It was reading discs fine until three months ago.

    Help?

    DB:3.14:Hpe-410y Won't Read Any Discs 8a

    Xumot wrote:
    I try putting in CDs and DVDs and it won't read any of them.

    I got this barely two years ago with Windows 7 already installed and everything.

    It was reading discs fine until three months ago.

    Help?

    Does the drive open and close when you push the button? If so, the power cable is almost certainly okay.

    Next, does the drive open when you use Windows Explorer to "Eject" it? If so, the data cable is almost certainly okay.

    That leaves just one piece, and that's the drive itself.

    As these things go, you're lucky because a DVD drive is inexpensive and easy to install.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.14

    DB:3.14:Reinstalling Photoshop Elements 10 sc



    Yesterday my Macbook Air decided it didn't want to read the operating system anymore so I had to do system restore which wiped out my install of PE10. I can't find my discs and would love to reinstall the application. Is there a place I can download Elements 10 and restore my purchase?

    Thanks,

    Jason

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.14

    DB:3.14:Ps3 Will Not Read Discs ......... Please Help z3



    Can anyone give me advice on getting my PS3 repaired,its my second PS3 that i have had and it has stopped reading discs as did the first PS3 that i had.

    I have phoned sony but they want £99 to repair it because its out of waranty, but i feel that this is unfair because i have had 2 PS3's in 18 months and both have gone wrong .

    What can i do??

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.12

    DB:3.12:Dvd/Cd Drive Cannot Read Dvd Discs But Can Read Cd Discs xd


  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.12

    DB:3.12:Disc Drive Rejects Dvd-Rw &Amp; Dvd+Rw Discs ka


    the drive on my macbook accepts dvd-rw and dvd+rw discs but can't read them and subsequently ejects the discs. how do i solve this problem? please help as i have a bunch of these discs.

    DB:3.12:Disc Drive Rejects Dvd-Rw &Amp; Dvd+Rw Discs ka

    the drive on my macbook accepts dvd-rw and dvd+rw discs but can't read them and subsequently ejects the discs. how do i solve this problem? please help as i have a bunch of these discs.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.12

    DB:3.12:Is Boxed Tiger Software Same As Install Discs? 7m


    I'm thinking about buying an iMac G5 from a vendor but it doesn't include the discs. If I needed the discs, do the discs supplied in the boxed Tiger software the same as the install discs.

    Mostly I want to be able to use the Mirgration Wizard to get my data off of my G4. Maybe that's possible without having the discs, but haven't had time to research.

    DB:3.12:Is Boxed Tiger Software Same As Install Discs? 7m

    If you are careful, it may be possible to get restore disks that would likely work for your system through ebay, but you will want to be very specific and make sure that disks you consider are made for a system of the same specs and time frame as the system you are getting them for. Otherwise, you are better off getting a retail full version of Mac OS X, but you will be lacking restore capability and the Apple Hardware Test Disk for the system. Personally, I would look elsewhere. I consider those disks like gold and never buy a system without them.

    Note - even trying to be as careful as possible, doesn't guarantee the disks will work. I've seen situations where the disks were VERY computer specific, so that even similar generation and specs wasn't good enough.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.12

    DB:3.12:Trouble Burning Music To Discs Says I Need To Change The Read Only Setting dp


    I'm tying to burn music to discs but my computer says I need to change the read only setting. How do I do this?

    DB:3.12:Trouble Burning Music To Discs Says I Need To Change The Read Only Setting dp

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query in the Microsoft Community forum.

    Based on the above description, it appears that you’re unable to burn discs on the computer.

    Before we proceed troubleshooting this issue,
    I would appreciate if you could answer the following questions.

    1. Are you trying to burn the read-only file?
    2. Does this happen while burning on all the files?
    3. How are you trying to burn discs?
    4. What is the complete error message are you getting?
    5. Were there any recent changes made to the computer prior to the issue?

    I would suggest you to follow the steps provided and update us on the status of the issue.

    a. Locate the files on your hard drive that you’re trying to burn.
    b. Right-click on the file. A shortcut menu will appear.

    c.From the shortcut menu select Properties. A Properties dialog will appear.
    d. On the General tab, at the bottom of the Properties dialog, uncheck the “Read-only” attribute.
    e. Click OK and check if the same issue occurs.

    For any Windows related issues please feel free to contact us and we will be glad to help.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.11

    DB:3.11:How Can I Reformat A Read-Only Disc 7a


    I want to recover several old backup discs for future use. When I attempt to reformat them, I am prevented from doing so because some of the discs rae write-protected. How can I unprotect these discs to be able to reformat them? I'm running Windows
    7.

    DB:3.11:How Can I Reformat A Read-Only Disc 7a

    There are two possibilities:

    You have a CD/R disk. You cannot reformat it.You have a CD/RW disk. You can erase it by right-clicking it while in Windows Explorer.
    As I said, using flash drives would be much easier.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.10

    DB:3.10:Emac System Discs k3


    Rently upgraded from an eMac to iMac and can't find my old system discs. I want to wipe and reinstall everything but can't do it without discs - anyone know if its possible to by these seperately or use discs from something else?

    DB:3.10:Emac System Discs k3

    Cheers Roam, bought them now so should sort me out.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.10

    DB:3.10:Dvd Burner Cant Read Any Disc Except One ss


    Good day, comrades. I have had this HP laptop for a year now (got it brand new), and it has always been giving me trouble with the DVD Drive. Whenever I burnt my personal files on DVDs, after that,the laptop(or the burner) couldn't read the discs (sometimes).
    Now it can't read any disc, except the lens cleaner which works normally. I don't think it could be Windows, because it doesn't even read my bootable discs, so... What can I do?

    I want to install Windows 8 Release Preview via .ISO, but I can't. What else can I try?

    PS: The drive looks physically alright, undamaged.

    DB:3.10:Dvd Burner Cant Read Any Disc Except One ss

    Hi LlirianLuta,

    You may follow all the steps listed for Windows 7 in this below mentioned article and check.

    Your CD drive or DVD drive is missing or is not recognized by Windows or other programs
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060

    Let us know if this helps.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.10

    DB:3.10:My Cd Rom Will Not Read Any Types Of Discs jf


    My CD Rom will not read any types of discs.

    DB:3.10:My Cd Rom Will Not Read Any Types Of Discs jf

    Hi,

    Stage 1 : Please do all the below even if you have done some before as it is often the total
    process which solves the issue.

    Try this - Control Panel - Device Manager - CD/DVD - double click the device - Driver's Tab -
    click Update Drivers (this will likely do nothing) - then RIGHT CLICK the drive - UNINSTALL -
    REBOOT this will refresh the default driver stack. Even if drive is not showncontinue
    below.

    Then work your way through these - remember the drive could be bad, could have a loose
    cable or slight corrosion on the contacts (usually for a laptop) and other issues.

    Your CD drive or DVD drive is missing or is not recognized by Windows or other programs
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060- a Mr Fixit
    Manually try this fix if the 314060 Fixit did not work
    http://www.pchell.com/hardware/cd_drive_error_code_39.shtml
    Your CD drive or DVD drive is missing or is not recognized by Windows or other programs -
    a Mr Fixit
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/982116

    The CD drive or the DVD drive does not work as expected on a computer that you upgraded
    to Windows Vista
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929461

    When you insert a CD or a DVD, Windows Vista may not recognize the disc
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/939052

    Your CD or DVD drive cannot read or write media - A Mr Fixit
    http://support.microsoft.com/gp/cd_dvd_drive_problems

    CD/DVD drive does not appear in Windows Vista, or you receive this error during Windows
    Vista setup after booting from the DVD (AHCI)
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/952951

    CD-R drive or CD-RW drive is not recognized as a recordable device
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/316529/

    Hardware devices not detected or not working - A Mr Fixit
    http://support.microsoft.com/gp/hardware_device_problems

    Another possibility is that the cables are loose. Remove ALL power, then check cables in both
    ends. Remove and replace, do not just snug. For laptops you can often clean the power and
    data contacts with a pencil eraser.

    Some DVDdrives do not use the Windows default drivers so check with the System maker and
    device maker to see if there is firmware or drivers for your drive if needed.

    ===============================

    Stage 2 : You could have drive issues as the CD/DVD is actually 4 drives in 1 case ( CD DVD
    burn and CD and DVD read). So it is not unusual for 1 or 2 parts to not function while the others
    do so properly.

    Did you complete the troubleshooter for the drive that still does not work? There are some
    registry entries that the troubleshooter does not fix and those "might" be the cause.

    Check with your System Maker and Device maker for both possible firmware updates and
    the correct Registry entries for your drive.

    These are the keys I think are the ones in question- for the CD/DVD drive sub-keys of course
    as there will other sub-keys in these keys. Be sure to ask for specific keys involved as well as
    the settings.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\IDE

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Hardware Profiles\0001\System\CurrentControlSet\Enum\IDE

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

    -----------------------------------------------------------------------

    You probably can find more info here and maybe even the exact registry settings for your CD/DVD
    drive from someone with the same model.

    Forums - a lot of real expert help
    http://club.myce.com/

    CD/DVD units
    http://www.myce.com/storage/
    Use DevManView to locate CD/DVD in registry (be careful and make a Restore Point before
    changing anything) - find the device inDevManViewand then Right Click on it Open in RegEdit.
    DevManView - Free - an alternative to the standard Device Manager of Windows, which displays all
    devices and their properties in flat table, instead of tree viewer
    http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/device_manager_view.html

    Hope this helps.

    Rob Brown -
    Microsoft MVP - profile - Windows Expert - Consumer : Bicycle - Mark Twain said it right.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.10

    DB:3.10:Can Superdrive Read Dvd-R Dl? sj


    Hi guys. Is the Superdrive in my machine (model number UJ-816) able to read DVD-R DL and DVD+R DL home burned discs? I suppose so, as moves are on these types of discs, right?

    The reason I ask is that I bought DVD+R RW DL discs which I burned on another machine and tried in my Superdrive, but the drive could not read them. So now I want to try with discs which are not rewritable.

    Double layer and dual layer is the same thing, right?

    Thanks for any help!

    DB:3.10:Can Superdrive Read Dvd-R Dl? sj

    Ok, thanks a lot for that info.

    Sorry about the double o's; just looked up broody, on top of the moody definition it means wishing to sit on eggs or have a baby, I'm so sorry!

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.10

    DB:3.10:Upgrading Hard Drive Which Discs? 13


    Want to upgrade my late 08 mbp

    Which discs do I use to install the os on the new drive -- my original Leopard install discs or my snow leopard retail disc?

    I would imagine my original install discs would be needed for drivers specific to my system.

    What's the consensus on this?

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.10

    DB:3.10:Wont Read/Load Games 8f



    Will not read/load any game discs that I insert. But will read/loadDVD discs.







    Solved!
    Go to solution

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.10

    DB:3.10:Won't Read Anything pc


    Neither movies nor data discs - my Super Drive in my 2006 17" MBP doesn't want to read anything. Drive spins for a few secs, then ejects. OR - it will tell me that I have inserted a blank discs, and asks me what to do with it.

    Is there any sort of diagnostic routine to determine that it is just the SuperDrive that is failing? I mean, should I go ahead and try a replacement (OWC or Apple refurb) - or do you think it might be indicative of a further problem?

    DB:3.10:Won't Read Anything pc

    That advice actually worked - although I had - in my panic - already ordered a replacement from OWC.

    Best Buy carries the Digital Innovations "dvdDr" line of DVD lens cleaners. The one that retails for US$19.95 did the trick for me.

    The cleaner disc has ten little "bristles" in a concentric pattern. After running the cleaner (and performed its audio system checks - interesting), I looked closely at the ten little brushes. There was a definite "explosion" of very fine dust particles trailing a a couple of the bristles - very minor stuff that caused a total "failure" to read anything.

    THANK YOU, iVmichael!

    Message was edited by: clintbradford

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.10

    DB:3.10:Dvdbd Rom Does Not Read Any Discs, Except Bootable Discs Pls Help dc


    Hello,

    DB:3.10:Dvdbd Rom Does Not Read Any Discs, Except Bootable Discs Pls Help dc


    Hello Vinod,
    Thank you for replying. Please find follwing answers to your questions:
    1) WHen i insert the disc, the slot load drive runs, but no disc is detected.
    2) There is no error message shown. Nothing happens.
    3) Make Model of the drive: hp DVDWBD TS-TB23L
    4) There were no recent changed that could have affected the funcitioning of the drive. Only my windows updates are ON, and there have been several in past 4-5 months. My laptop is 4-5 months old. The drive used to work perfectly when i got this laptop.

    One more thing i would like to share is there are 2 drives shown in device manager.
    1) DTSOFT Virtual CDRom drive, in properties of which it is set to region 1.
    2) hp DVDWBD, in properties of which it is set to region 2.

    I have tried running FIXIT tool, but it doesnt help.

    All my drivers are up to date.

    Hope above info will be helpful.
    Waiting for your reply.
    Thanks,
    Parvesh.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.10

    DB:3.10:Domain Computers Cannot Read Or Write Blank Or Written Writable Discs j7


    ain computers cannot read or write blank or written writable discs
    Asked by: Elliott_LCV

    DB:3.10:Domain Computers Cannot Read Or Write Blank Or Written Writable Discs j7

    Any update to the current situation?Niki Han
    TechNet Community Support

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.10

    DB:3.10:Optical Drive Not Reading Discs pd


    Hi all, my 3 yr old iMac g5 is having problems reading music discs, in fact, I believe it scratched one about a month ago! While it will read some discs, it seems to be increasingly rejecting discs. Any ideas on how to fix this, is it drive replacement time? thanks

    DB:3.10:Optical Drive Not Reading Discs pd

    thanks, BB, I'll give that a try to see what happens!

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.10

    DB:3.10:Imac 333 Cd Won't Read am


    I just bought this computer for my daughter, but it won't read any discs. It just keeps asking me if I want to initialize them and then says they are locked. I know these programs work on anohter 333. I have never had a mac before and am lost.

    DB:3.10:Imac 333 Cd Won't Read am

    Had to replace the cd rom and now its all good!

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.09

    DB:3.09:Reading Medical Scan Discs. zc


    We have received two CD-ROM discs containing the results of a CT and PET scan. I cannot read these on my I-Mac. Any suggestions?

    DB:3.09:Reading Medical Scan Discs. zc

    Try this software: OsiriX Imaging Software. It's open source and works very well. You can also extract images as jpegs for use outside of the application and import into iPhoto:Sadly enough I've used it quite a bit. OT

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.09

    DB:3.09:Read/Burn Blue Ray Discs In Macbook Pro ms


    Does anyone kows if it is possible to read/burn Blue Ray discs in a MacBook Pro (it have a MATSHITA DVD-R UJ-898)? Thank you

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.09

    DB:3.09: Satellite L755-16k Bd-Rom Drive Doesn't Read Discs kz


    My Satellite L755-16K BD-Rom Drive doesn't read discs

    my OS is Windows 7 (64-bit)

    so how can i fix this?

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.09

    DB:3.09:Why Does My Discs Not Read ma


    my iMac spits out my discs and will not play them

    DB:3.09:Why Does My Discs Not Read ma

    What type of disks are they? Are the video DVDs? If so commercial or home made?

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.09

    DB:3.09:Won't Recognize Blank Cds, Will Still Read And Rip 8d


    My drive cannot burn to blank discs via iTunes and such. It will still read and rip Cds or DVDs, and when i insert a blank disc, it asks what i want done with it, after closing that window in anyway, the recognition of the disc appears to not exist..... help?

    DB:3.09:Won't Recognize Blank Cds, Will Still Read And Rip 8d

    My drive cannot burn to blank discs via iTunes and such. It will still read and rip Cds or DVDs, and when i insert a blank disc, it asks what i want done with it, after closing that window in anyway, the recognition of the disc appears to not exist..... help?

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.09

    DB:3.09:Ps3 Wont Read Discs j3



    What the title says.

    Anyone know how to fix this, like is it a real bad problem where sending it to sony is the only way to get it fixed.

    Also I would like to point out that the warranty lasts 1 year, i have had it for 1 year and 6 days, thank you Sony now i have a £300 paper weight/internet browser.

    I can still play downloadable games but why would i want a PS3 Go?

    DB:3.09:Ps3 Wont Read Discs j3


    Thanks, i'll give this a try, I knew i was saving up for something

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.08

    DB:3.08:8601 Burner 81


    I have philips 8601 burner in my dimension system and my computer says drive in not allowed to be updated ! can anyone help me with this issue ? I disabled the other dvd player i have , as i had read on another post. Also i bought some memorex 16x +r discs and want to know ifi will have a compatability issue . What would be the best speed to burn these discs at?

    DB:3.08:8601 Burner 81

    I used the memorex without issue . i will look for the verbatim discs online. i picked up 50 memorex printable 16x for $15 . anyone have a good site to find the verbatim discs at a reasonable price? also i don't know how but the firmware update went through after i restarted my comp. even though i stated the drive was not allowed to be updated . thanks for the help. this is much better than sitting on the phone waiting for a dell rep for 35 min. happy NY to all !

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.08

    DB:3.08:Ms-8340s Problem df




    Hello,
    I have a strange problem with this CDRW. It seems to no longer want to read original discs, but it will read discs burned on itself and on other burners. I have checked all the obvious things such as drivers, cables and power supply but can't seem to find the fault. All it does is just spin and spin and tries to read the CD's but eventually just shows them as audio CD's after about 30 seconds or so. I just don't get it, does anyone know the solution?
    Thanks

    DB:3.08:Ms-8340s Problem df


    Try a firmware upgrade. But I firmly believe that you will have to change the 8340S

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.08

    DB:3.08:Windows 8 Will Not Read A Disc. pp


    I have windows 8 running smoothly on my imac (2012), everything is working perfectly, but it won't read discs. Also windows will not eject discs.

    DB:3.08:Windows 8 Will Not Read A Disc. pp

    I have windows 8 running smoothly on my imac (2012), everything is working perfectly, but it won't read discs. Also windows will not eject discs.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.08

    DB:3.08:Blu Rays From The Us zf


    will blu-ray discs from the US work on the ps3, i've read on amazon.co.uk that they will.

    i want to buy planet earth on blu-ray, but it's only available in the states on blu-ray

    DB:3.08:Blu Rays From The Us zf

    Movietyme have a UK PS3 blu-ray section ie any Blu-ray title listed there will work on a UK PS3.. I have gotten both pirates movies as well as Reign of Fire from them.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.08

    DB:3.08:Recovery Discs j8



    I press the ALT+F10 and want to recovery system, but it let me insert the disc, so i hopt to get the recovery discs ASAP.

    DB:3.08:Recovery Discs j8


    Good day

    Can your machine boot into Windows, if so, you can restore the machine to factory default using the erecovery management.

    Regards,

    Freeza

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.08

    DB:3.08:Is My Macbook Pro Able To Read A Mini Disc? m1


    Is my MacBook Pro able to read the mini discs?

    DB:3.08:Is My Macbook Pro Able To Read A Mini Disc? m1

    If due to your activities, you need to read or use mini disks or irregularly shaped optical media, consider purchasing an external drawer-type CD/DVD drive that plugs into the USB or Firewire port. There are even some slimline bus-powered models that don't require an external power supply or power cord.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.08

    DB:3.08:Vgc-V2s -Dvd-Rw Won't Read All Discs! fz



    I got the new Sony recovery discs I need to reinstall my PC, but now have a new problem! The DVD/RW won't read the discs, it will read other discs that are silver but not ones that are purple???? also playing dvds the picture is spot on but there is no sound,Can anyone shed a bit of light on how I might be able to get the DVD/RW ROM to read these discs? My Vaio is a VGC-V2S, sony want big ££££ to repair this! does anybody no the dvd/rw part number? or do you think it could be a software problem? thanks

    DB:3.08:Vgc-V2s -Dvd-Rw Won't Read All Discs! fz


    Hi bigtonyf1,Try to make a copy of them...in another computer...

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.08

    DB:3.08:Dvd Recorded On Home Dvd Players dm


    Hi...Am new to mac. I have recorded DVD's on my home DVD recorder and want to transfer and make a movie. My discs are not being read at all, i know the discs are fine as i use them for data. Is there any progs that allow you to transfer from home dvd recorders to mac.

    DB:3.08:Dvd Recorded On Home Dvd Players dm

    Hi,
    I can't say I have ever used a recorded DVD from a home DVD player, but there are a few points that spring to mind.

    What kind of discs are you using? If they are +RW or +R your Mac drive may not read them. I know mine will not, although neither of them are new Intel Macs. Have a look in the 'System Profiler'. - Go to the Apple logo menu (top left) and select 'About this Mac' then 'more info'. Look under 'disc burning' in the left column and see which disc formats the drive supports.

    Once you have a disc format that your computer will read you will then have to jump through a few hoops to get the data off the DVD and into a format you can edit. I've attached a link to Dan Slagles' unofficial iMovie FAQ website that explains the proceedure in great detail.
    http://www.danslagle.com/mac/iMovie/tips_tricks/6010.shtml

    Good luck.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.08

    DB:3.08:Recovery Discs kz



    i want to do recovery discs on my computer , i watched the video on support forum and i noticed they where using a separate disc drive. can i just insert the discs into the computer instead?

    DB:3.08:Recovery Discs kz


    These should help:

    Read this before ordering your Recovery Discs! (US and Canada Only):

    http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=uslc=endlc=endocname=c00707939

    Obtaining HP Recovery Discs or an HP USB Recovery Drive:

    http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=uslc=endocname=bph07143

    Also

    http://www8.hp.com/h20621/video-gallery/us/en/customer-care/computing-and-mobile-devices/restore-sof...

    or

    http://www8.hp.com/h20621/video-gallery/us/en/customer-care/computing-and-mobile-devices/restore-sof...

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.08

    DB:3.08:Dvdcd Drive Will Not Read Some Discs. Will Read Some Others It Wont When It Used To. Not Sure How To Fix This Problem fk


    DVD/CD drive won't read data discs or photo discs. It will read cd's and dvd's. It used to work on all discs , not sure how to fix this?

    DB:3.08:Dvdcd Drive Will Not Read Some Discs. Will Read Some Others It Wont When It Used To. Not Sure How To Fix This Problem fk

    DVD/CD drive won't read data discs or photo discs. It will read cd's and dvd's. It used to work on all discs , not sure how to fix this?

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.07

    DB:3.07:Philips 8801 Won't Read Any Discs fp


    2 identical Dell Dimension

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.07

    DB:3.07:Pioneer Dvr-104 &Amp; Dual Layer Dvd xs


    I have a G4 MDD with a Pioneer DVR-104 Superdrive, can anyone tell me if this will read dual layer DVDs? There's some software I want to buy that's only available on dual layer discs.

    Thanks.

    DB:3.07:Pioneer Dvr-104 &Amp; Dual Layer Dvd xs

    My particular DVR-104 drive will read DL discs made on my DVR-110D drive. My 2000 PC's DVD-ROM drive will also read the DL discs.

    Regards,

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.06

    DB:3.06:Rescue And Recovery Starter Discs jc


    HELP - i want to restore my Lenovo 3000 N200 0769 BWG laptop to factory settings but do not have the rescue and recovery starter discs. Could anyone please help out with a set of the required discs?

    DB:3.06:Rescue And Recovery Starter Discs jc

    Have you made the product recovery discs before?Go to the thinkvantage menu and select the option "Create rescue and recovery media"



    Cheers and regards,• » νιנαソѕαяα∂нι ѕαмανє∂αм ™ « •●๋•کáŕádhí'ک díáŕý ツI am a volunteer here. I don't work for Lenovo

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.05

    DB:3.05:Dvd Won't Read Memorex Black Cd-R Discs fp


    Just curious if anyone would know why my MacBook Pro won't read Memorex Black CD-R discs. When I insert the disk, it appears the drive is reading the disc. However, within 10 secs it ejects the disc. I have been able to read other discs like Maxell CD-Rs.

    Thanks,
    Ken

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.05

    DB:3.05:Wont Read Discs xm



    Hi,my ps3 will not read any discs,i am going to fix myself,but need to know if i need just the lens or new lens and carriage which includes the motor. thanks




    DB:3.05:Wont Read Discs xm

    if it doesn't read any discs at all, then chances are you need lens and motor.if it will read DVDs and CDs, but not blu-ray movies or PS3 games, then you will PROBABLY get away with just the lens However, you should note that finding motors to buy by themselves is very difficult - so if you buy just the lens, then find you need motors too, you'll end up with 2 set of lenses...




    * YLOD? * *PSN Connection Problems?* *Blu Ray Problems
    And we weren't even testing for that..

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.05

    DB:3.05:My Age Of Empires Iii Discs 8z


    My Age of Empires III discs are too scratched too work, and I need to reinstall the game. I dont want to buy a new copy, and no local store foxes discs. Any suggestions?

    DB:3.05:My Age Of Empires Iii Discs 8z

    Hi
    You don't have a lot of options for this issue.

    I would recommend that you contact the retailer where you purchased the game and ask about a replacement disk.

    Regards

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.05

    DB:3.05:Does Intel Imac Read/Write The Mini Dvds 99


    I just want to know if the slot loading DVD/CD in the Intel iMacs handles the small 3 inch Discs? I don't want to insert the small disc and then find out that it can't handle them like the tray loading drives.

    Thanks

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.05

    DB:3.05:Optical Drive Will Not Read Burnt Discs cf


    My mac book pro optical drive will not read burnt discs with information on it it just see it as blank seem to be a software thing cause it reads commercial discs with no problem. Any suggestions?? Please!!

    DB:3.05:Optical Drive Will Not Read Burnt Discs cf

    i had the same, drive broken; today i got the appleservice with a new one.

    please look at app: console and there under "DiscRecording.log" and "DiskUtility.log".

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.05

    DB:3.05:Recovery Set Discs 8s



    I have an HP 2000 Notebook and want to create a recovery set. Instructions for creating a recovery set specify DVD-R or DVD+R discs. I have a clean set of nine CD-RW discs. Will those suffice?

    DB:3.05:Recovery Set Discs 8s


    Thanks to the subscriber who cleared this up for me.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.04

    DB:3.04:Windows 7 Wont Read Certain Discs But Reads Others Perfectly, How Can I Get It To Read All Discs 9k



    I am running windows 7 on my computer and ever since I updated to 7 I cannot read certain discs which I could use perfectly before the update. Some discs do work fine, such as Call of Duty, however other games and software are not read by the DVD
    drive and I am told "please insert a disc into drive D" what can I do to correct this problem?

    DB:3.04:Windows 7 Wont Read Certain Discs But Reads Others Perfectly, How Can I Get It To Read All Discs 9k


    Hi knawniw,
    Did you make any software or hardware changes on your computer prior to this issue?
    Let’s try these steps check if it helps.
    Method 1

    You may run the built-in troubleshooter to repair the problems with CD or DVD drive.
    a. Open the Hardware and Devices troubleshooter by clicking theStart button, and then clicking
    Control Panel.
    b. i.In the search box, typetroubleshooter, and then click
    Troubleshooting.
    ii. Click onHardware and Sound. If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
    c. You will get a list of devices, click on Playing and burning CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray Discs. It will automatically diagnose and fix a problem.
    For more information, see:Open the Hardware and Devices troubleshooter
    Method 2
    You may also run the”Fix it” tool given in this link:
    Your CD or DVD drive cannot read or write media
    http://support.microsoft.com/gp/cd_dvd_drive_problems
    Method 3

    Additionally, if you have any third party CD/DVD burning software installed, uninstall them temporarily and check if you are able to burn CDs.
    Hope the information helps. Please post back and let us know.
    Regards
    Debleena S
    Microsoft Answers Support Engineer
    Visit our Microsoft Answers Feedback Forum and let us know what you think.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.02

    DB:3.02:Unable To Read Udf Formatted Discs In Windows 8. dx


    Hi all,

    DB:3.02:Unable To Read Udf Formatted Discs In Windows 8. dx

    No, those don't work on 8.1
    Apparently, nothing works on 8.1 anymore... Stick to 7!

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.02

    DB:3.02:Vostro 1510 - Can Fixed Slot-Loading Drives Read Mini Discs? 1d



    can fixed slot-loading drives read mini discs?

     

    thanks
    Message Edited by StryderrTM on 05-27-2008 03:15 PM

    DB:3.02:Vostro 1510 - Can Fixed Slot-Loading Drives Read Mini Discs? 1d

    Yes it does - when it ejects you get almost half of the mini cd outside the slot so it is very easy to extract it

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.02

    DB:3.02:Blu Ray Drive Wont Read Discs mx



    ok, so i've got the special edition MGS4 ps3, and when i place a disc in (any type of disc) it will accept it, and the laser will start up, however, it will not read the disc, and just continuosly spin until i eject it.

    i've replaced the laser drive, daughter board, ribbon from the motherboard to the blu ray and the drive motor and board, but its still doing this...i don't want to replace my ps3 as i really can't afford to and i'm attatched to this one...any help?

    DB:3.02:Blu Ray Drive Wont Read Discs mx


    ok, so i've got the special edition MGS4 ps3, and when i place a disc in (any type of disc) it will accept it, and the laser will start up, however, it will not read the disc, and just continuosly spin until i eject it.

    i've replaced the laser drive, daughter board, ribbon from the motherboard to the blu ray and the drive motor and board, but its still doing this...i don't want to replace my ps3 as i really can't afford to and i'm attatched to this one...any help?

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.02

    DB:3.02:Optiplex Gx150 Cdrom Drive zc


    i have a dell optiplex gx 150 it has a samsung sn 124 cd-rom drive in it. it does not want to read any burned discs and only reads original discs half the time. i am looking for the updated drivers for this cd rom and i am having trouble finding them can any help me?

    DB:3.02:Optiplex Gx150 Cdrom Drive zc

    i have a dell optiplex gx 150 it has a samsung sn 124 cd-rom drive in it. it does not want to read any burned discs and only reads original discs half the time. i am looking for the updated drivers for this cd rom and i am having trouble finding them can any help me?

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.02

    DB:3.02:Compaq Cq61. Windows 7. How Do I Use The 3 Recovery Discs? 88



    When I bought I made the 3 Recovery discs as HP recommended. Now I want to use them but can't see how. I have tried booting up with #1 loaded - no joy. I have also tried the Start Button/F11 option that is on UTube. That didn't work either.

    I ahve read earlier Q A's but none seem quite right for me. Any advice would be welcome.

    Thanks.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.01

    DB:3.01:Keyboard dd



    On my HPE-150t that I changed the hard disc on, is the remote keyboard active before the unit is booted up? I want to change the boot sequence since it won't read the recovery discs.

    DB:3.01:Keyboard dd

    I understant that you want to change the boot sequence on your HPE-150t.

    I have provided a url to open the Computer Setup Utility.

    http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docnam​e=c03376207cc=usdestPage=documentlc=entmp_docn​...


  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.01

    DB:3.01:Ps3 Wont Read Discs? 3s



    Ive not used my ps3 for a few weeks, and have come to use it now, and its not reading discs? Any help anyone?

    The blue light comes on to recognise i have a disc in, but no option comes up for the games?

    Thanks in advance :-)

    Sam

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.01

    DB:3.01:My Cd Drive Wont Read My Windows 8 Disc But Reads Other Discs Fine x8


    I have multiple copies of windows 8 discs here. I have tried mulitple copies in my CD drive and the CD drive will not read the discs at all. Yet I still can read other discs in my cd drive.

    DB:3.01:My Cd Drive Wont Read My Windows 8 Disc But Reads Other Discs Fine x8

    Same exact problem here. I have windows xp service pack 3 and my cd rom reads every disc but this one and it wont boot directly from the cdrom drive. I have a custom built computer with a gigabyte 890 MB 3.4 amd phenom proccessor and 8 gigs of ram. I
    have no idea what to do

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.01

    DB:3.01:Recovered But Didn't Use All Discs zc


    Spoiler (Highlight to read)

    DB:3.01:Recovered But Didn't Use All Discs zc


    Perhaps it is for restoring the temporary system files which can be used later to run the system.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.01

    DB:3.01:Dvd Wont Read Discs 8c


    All of a sudden my DVD player on my Dall Inspiron 530 won't read discs every time. Some it never reads, and some it will read after trying a couple of times. Any suggestions? Thanks.

    DB:3.01:Dvd Wont Read Discs 8c

    I get no error messages. I've had this problem a month or so.
    I installed and ran Fix It, which opened the DVDRW and asked me to insert a readable disc. I did, and Fix It failed to read the disc. Message said was unable to resolve the issue.
    When I have a disc in the drive and I double-click the DVD drive in Windows (computer) I get a message that says there is no disc in the drive.
    I have done no recent changes to the computer except to install a new HP printer. However the problem pre-dates the printer.
    I ordered a new DVDRW from Dell. In checking around I've heard this is a fairly common hardware problem with Dell Inspiron 530's.
    Thanks so much for your response. I'll check out thesupport articlesyou provided.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.01

    DB:3.01:Ps3: Can't Read Discs j3



    I was playing NHL 09 but suddenly my PS3 crashes. I restarts it, but now it cannot read discs. When I put in a game the game doesn't appear - same for DVD and bluray.

    What can I do?

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.01

    DB:3.01:Macbook Pro Optical Drive Will Not Read Discs f7


    My 2011 17" MacBook Pro will not read discs. Whenever i inject a disc, it does not start spinning and ejects after about one second.

    DB:3.01:Macbook Pro Optical Drive Will Not Read Discs f7

    My 2011 17" MacBook Pro will not read discs. Whenever i inject a disc, it does not start spinning and ejects after about one second.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.01

    DB:3.01:New Hard Drive Will Factory Recovery Discs Reformat My New Hard Drive. xk



    I have an P6310f desktop and the hard drive died so I want to purchase a new hard drive. I did not make recovery discs so I am going to order them. The bottom line will factory HP purchased recovery discs reformat my new hard drive. I have read that they don't due to partioning issues and the tower will have to be sent back. Any help is appreciated thank you.

    DB:3.01:New Hard Drive Will Factory Recovery Discs Reformat My New Hard Drive. xk


    I am not sure what is meant by "do I install the monitor CD first?" If by that you mean a CD that came with an independent monitor, then put the Recovery disk in first. It will format the new drive and install everything like the computer was new. After that is done, install the various software needed for whatever was added after purchase, in your case the CD for the monitor.

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.01

    DB:3.01:Can A Ps2 Play Cdg Discs k8


    I Want To Know If My Ps2 Can Play Cdg Discs

    DB:3.01:Can A Ps2 Play Cdg Discs k8

    if you have a cdg disk, put it in and give it a go - if you don't then buy singstar as its far superior anyway and you don't have mic compatibility issues as the game comes with them (and cdg disks are actually as expensive as singstar ones) .

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.01

    DB:3.01:Won't Read Discs Automatically 3d


    My mac doesn't take discs automatically. It won't swallow discs or read unless I open 'utilities' or 'realplayer'..Any ideas about this problem?

    DB:3.01:Won't Read Discs Automatically 3d

    My mac doesn't take discs automatically. It won't swallow discs or read unless I open 'utilities' or 'realplayer'..Any ideas about this problem?

  • RELEVANCY SCORE 3.01

    DB:3.01:My Pc Will Not Read Discs 8m



    my dvd player does not read any disc

    DB:3.01:My Pc Will Not Read Discs 8m


    More info please...

    What type DVD player,

    How old...

    What system do you use...

    What OS do you use...

    Did it work before....

    What kind of disk used...

    blanc disk used

    etc. etc.

    You can not expect an answer with the info you gave