dvd drive does not see dvd's

By kroenlien
Mar 3, 2005
  1. Since installing Farcry the dvd drive on my computer has not been able to recognize dvds,but audio and cdrom work fine. I have updated drivers for the drive, uninstalled farcry, gone back to a restore point, and uninstalled Daemon tools. I am at a loss for what is going on. I have a Lite-On combo drive and it has never had any other problems.
    Thanks for any help
  2. REB_ElMagnifico

    REB_ElMagnifico TS Rookie

    I had the same problem with an older Toshiba DVD ROM. After trying everything you did, I bought a replacement. It worked, so I concluded that it is in the hardware. I would contact the manufacturer and see what they have to say.
  3. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    Well combo drives have 2 lasers that read the different mediums. A DVD laser and a CD laser. Your DVD laser might have become messed up and quit working.

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  4. knuckleball

    knuckleball TS Rookie Posts: 60

    you could try actually uninstalling the ide drives from device manager, then rebooting and it will reset itself.
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