Windows xp doesnt recognize dvd drive

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.
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  1. 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!!!
  2. 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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