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Windows xp doesnt recognize dvd drive

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December 27, 2011 8:50:30 PM

Hello,
I have tried to copy data from my computer to a cd or dvd but computer keeps saying insert disk when there is already a disk there. I can play audio cds without problem.
December 27, 2011 10:03:40 PM

Hello bkowulich,
Welcome to Forums!!

1. Update driver
2. Maybe weak laser - in that case some CD/DVD are detected and few others are not
3. Did you try the same CD/DVD on some other computer
4. And finally, which I hate to write, maybe this drive needs replacement. They are not very expensive.

Happy New Year!!!
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January 7, 2012 8:46:20 PM

jsmakkar said:
Hello bkowulich,
Welcome to Forums!!

1. Update driver
2. Maybe weak laser - in that case some CD/DVD are detected and few others are not
3. Did you try the same CD/DVD on some other computer
4. And finally, which I hate to write, maybe this drive needs replacement. They are not very expensive.

Happy New Year!!!


Thanks for your input. I did try to update driver but Windows said it was up to date. I will try CD/DVD in my laptop. It may need replacement but is almost 6 years old so may buy new computer and just use my thumb drive to store info for now.

Barb K
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