DVD drive recognises CD's but not DVD's

By moonfruit
Jan 21, 2007
  1. Hi

    My DVD drive has stopped recognising DVDs. It used to work fine but now, when I put a dvd in the drive it spins but then if I try to play it I get an error telling me there is no disk in the drive.

    CDs play fine.

    I was using Power DVD but updated to PowerDVD 7 when it stopped working. I have uninstalled the drive and let windows find it again but still no DVD playback.

  2. Jesse_hz

    Jesse_hz TS Maniac Posts: 545

    Have you tried other DVDs that only contain files and not movies?

    If it wont recognize any kind of DVDs, then my guess says it's a faulty drive.
  3. eroz

    eroz TS Enthusiast Posts: 76

    One thing that I noticed with my computer is that it will not recognize DVD's if my computer has been on for too long. I usually reboot it and then the DVD's are recognized.
  4. Jesse_hz

    Jesse_hz TS Maniac Posts: 545

    In that case I would advise you to test the DVD drive in another computer.
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