DVD Drive ignores disk changes

By nallyamp
May 14, 2006
  1. Bit of a weird one here and im stuck.
    My DVD drive (LITE-ON DVD-RW LDW 401S) records to cd's and dvd's no problem and will read disks with no problem.
    My problem is if i have a disk in the drive and i want to insert a new disk the drive will not change the information to the new disk.
    e.g. disk 1 is in the drive and is full of text files, i insert disk 2 into the drive wich has video files on it but the drive still thinks i have disk 1 in the drive with the text files.
    If i open up the disk with disk 2 in, my pc still shows disk 1 stuff and if i click on anything it says please insert disk into drive.
    The only way i can get the drive to recongnise the new disk and data is to restart my pc or disable/re-enable the dvd drive.
    Help please.
  2. kirock

    kirock TS Rookie Posts: 1,221

    When you click on View/refresh at the top of the folder window what happens?
  3. nallyamp

    nallyamp TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Nothing it refreshes the window but the data on display will still be that from the first disk inserted.
  4. kirock

    kirock TS Rookie Posts: 1,221

    It sounds like a windows explorer issue. There's malware which can effect the operation of explorer. do a scan with Spybot S&D and Ad-Aware and a virus scan with your AV application, see if that shows anything.
    Also try this: Start/run, now type sfc /scannow (there is a space before the /)
    This will replace any missing Windows system dlls that some apps might have wrote over.
  5. nallyamp

    nallyamp TS Rookie Topic Starter

    The sfc /scannow fixed my problem thank you so much for your help.
  6. kirock

    kirock TS Rookie Posts: 1,221

    You are very welcome, I'm glad we could help.

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