Cd/dvd drive always busy

By bungar
Aug 28, 2008
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  1. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Update the drives firmware

    Download Disc Info
    Select your drive (may already be selected)
    Click on View
    Click on Firmware Updates
    Click Search

    This will either take you to another webpage with your updated firmware, or directly to your firmware updated file

    Once the firmware has been found for your drive, please update it. (This can be critical, as the incorrect firmware can stop your drive from working, so make sure)
  2. raybay

    raybay TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    "... could not be performed because of an I/O device error..."
    This is commonly a hardware failure in the device that cannot be repaired at a cost lower than replacement.
    Optical drive errors are now the number one failure in both desktops and laptops. Replacement is the lowest cost option for returning to reliability.
  3. shadowfox

    shadowfox Newcomer, in training Posts: 60

    like i told u
    ur mobo cannot read ur device [dvd/cd rom]
    the light just indicates that the device is powered up
    but if the lights remain throughout then it just means that ur device is not working properly
    get it repaired
  4. raybay

    raybay TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    Impossible to repair them, even if parts were available, which they are not. It is best to move on. Replacements in Australia are simple. Consider Lite-On, Teac, Samsung, Pioneer, Yamaha, LG (my favorite) or Plextor... as the most reliable.
    Avoid HP, Sony, H&L, NEC, Ultra, Rosewill, Optiarc and ASUS.
    If a laptop, Teac is best, followed by Nec Optiarc
    The battle simply is not worth it.
  5. bungar

    bungar Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 23

    thanks guys for the suggestions.Might get it replaced.
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