DVD drive on WinXP SP2 see only CD can't see DVD

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by RedFire, Jul 22, 2007.

  1. RedFire

    RedFire MDL Novice

    May 11, 2007
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    I have one problem with DVD drive (On WINXP SP2), it,s can't see DVD disc inserted, instead only can see CD disc inserted?
    DVD drive is HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA - 4040B
    Whether this stage is due to bad hardver (perhaps electromotor) or this is an software malfunction?
    Thank You in Advance ! (If anybody know about this)
     
  2. sk8er

    sk8er MDL Novice

    Jun 11, 2007
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    What exactly do you mean by you can't see dvds?
    the first thing is to see that those dvds u tried are actually working. Verify this by playing them in some other pc.
    Is it that you cant wath dvd movies or the drive doesn't run any dvd type(software etc.) ? If it is only the movies it doesn't play then a configuration of ur media player will fix it, or u can install a new player and check. If the dvd drive doesn't work with any dvd, maybe u should temporarily attach another one (u can lent one from ur friends right?) and see if it works.
     
  3. RedFire

    RedFire MDL Novice

    May 11, 2007
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    Thank You for your answer. But I am already atach another USB connected DVD and its stil working with same software (nero, alcohol...). For this reason I already asked people from repair store for this dvd problem and I take answer that mostly problem with this are laser diode for reading dvd. It must be burned out.
     
  4. moreno270

    moreno270 MDL Novice

    Sep 30, 2007
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    I'd used have same type of problem and it can be 2 things the type of media you are using,specially (MEMOREX).Or you need to upgrade the FIRWARE for the DVD rom.:)
     
  5. qwerty

    qwerty MDL Novice

    Sep 25, 2007
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    this is a common problem with older dvd drives they most probably can't read the dvd format the disc is either + or - :)
     
  6. belivakov

    belivakov MDL Novice

    Jun 10, 2007
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    Or Windows does not recognize correctly drive - try to uninstall from Device Manager - Run devmgmt.msc, right click on DVD drive, then uninstall and restart.
    Enjoy.
     
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