Discs aren't being read

By josephman1988
Jun 5, 2006
  1. Help!

    I've been trying to watch DVD's and games on my laptop lately but it dodes not seem to be reading the disc. Usually it auto plays but this doesn't initiate when i put the game in, i then try to do it manually:
    start>my computer>DVD/CD-RW(F: )>
    But it again, when clicked it doesn't load the game but goes into the drive completely blank, i also try to right click but no option to play just to open the file which again, has nothing in it.
    I was able to play before but now ... nothing.

    Any help would be fantastic, please.


  2. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    Will the dirve read DVD data disks?

    There are a couple of possibilities as to what is causing the problem.

    1. By leaving autoplay enabled one of your commercial disks has installed a nasty rootkit on your system. ( this is why savvy folks DISABLE autoplay)

    2. If the drive wont read ANY kind of DVD disk, then the DVD laser may have died.

    3. it's a windows file system problem. this can usually be fixed by uninstalling the IDE channel the drive is on in device manager under IDE ATA|ATAPI controllers. then reboot and windows will reinstall the IDe channel and the drive when it restarts.
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