DVD drive turns into a CD drive when I insert DVDs

By Pink
Oct 6, 2011
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  1. Hey Guys,

    So the Title pretty much sums up what's going on.
    It'll read some dvds, much with some it'll just turn into a cdrom drive.
    It's not the dvds, i tested them on two other dvd players and they worked. And i'm not sure it's the drive either since it can read most dvds i feed it, so i'm pretty sure it's a software problem.

    I tried a lot of stuff, including registry editing (guides on the Windows site) and such, but nothing helped. Also, i dunno if this is related, but it seems autostart has been disabled on my pc, for a long while now. Whenever i feed any cd, dvd or image into virtual drives, it won't autostart.

    Thanks for the help
  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,412   +281

    Unlike you, I'd expect this to be a hardware problem. You've ruled out that the disks are faulty by trying them in other drives, and you've established it can read some dvds. I think the drive is faulty.

    Good news is you can pick up a fancy new dvd burner for about $15-20
  3. Pink

    Pink TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 127

    Lol, thanks. i just didn't wanna waste those 15$, and find out that the problem was in my pc. i can use those 15$ to pay some bills!]

    Thanks again
  4. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,412   +281

    What did you do to fix it?
  5. Pink

    Pink TechSpot Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 127

    Bought a new drive lol... turns out the bad drive was actually destroying any cds i put into it...


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