Help with CD drive

By muse475
Dec 9, 2009
  1. I was trying to write some .doc files to a CD-RW today and every time I inserted the disk my computer spit it back out again. I then tried a CD-R and it worked and I wrote the files to the disk but now when I put the CD-R disk with my file on it back in, my computer spits it out like it did to the CD-RW. I have a Studio 17 laptop just got it in June with these specs:
    Intel Core 2 Duo processor
    4 GB RAM
    500 GB HDD
    WDC WD5000BEVT-75ZATO ATA Device (which i believe is the CD/DVD drive

    Any help is appreciated!
  2. muse475

    muse475 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I lied haha my CD/DVD drive is a
    HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GA10N ATA Device
  3. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    It's time to have the CD/DVD drive replaced... you can try removing the drive in the device manager and let Windows reinstall it
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Since its a laptop drive (I believe Dell possibly?)
    Then you can just purchase a n external DVD R/W Drive to plug into one of your USB connections
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