DVD Burner/ CD-RW drive Detects but wont run

By DCBNSB
Jan 10, 2008
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  1. Ive Been having Trouble with my Lite-on DVD CD RW combo drive.
    the drive will detect disks allowing me to access via Explore and open but when i want the application to start i get prompted to insert the disk into the drive.
    And it wont even detect my Monitors software disk. But i did get it to work with my BF2142 DVD but i had to Explore the Disk and click on the auto run and from there it went.
  2. mscrx

    mscrx Newcomer, in training Posts: 829

    not all drives read all media from all vendors but its possible that you only have to clean the laser with a cleaning cd. worst case would be that the drive has lost it. maybe you should just go for a new drive. they are cheap and support dvd-rw and so on as well.
  3. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

  4. mscrx

    mscrx Newcomer, in training Posts: 829

    don't think so because when he runs a program from disk manually it asks for a disk
  5. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Example of what I think:
    User runs setup from explorer, error message displays that program must be run from main menu, please re-insert disc to display main setup menu

    Please reply back DCBNSB, we can't both be right !
    More info required.
  6. mscrx

    mscrx Newcomer, in training Posts: 829

    ok, that makes sense (even to me lol)
    well lets see what he says... and whether we can help him.
  7. DCBNSB

    DCBNSB Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 115

    Ok i did the auto play fix. and i added another CD drive and it reads fine.... i think that my drive lost it.... sigh .... walmart fall apart
  8. mscrx

    mscrx Newcomer, in training Posts: 829

    ok then, hardware going bad happens every day. but its one of the cheaper parts so...
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