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DVD Not Recognized

M

Mellowed

#1
OS Vista Ultimate x32 SP2
DVD Samsung SH-S183L

I placed a DVD in the tray to do a backup. The spindle spins for 5
seconds and stops. The system does not recognize that a DVD is in the
tray. CD's are OK.

I probably inadvertently changed something in the past weeks while
trouble shooting another problem. I don't have a clue what I did.

Any suggestions on where to look?

Thanks.
 

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Æ

Ǝиçεl

#2
Do you look here?:

<http://www.answers.com/DVD%20will%20not%20read%20CDs>
<http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=DVD+will+not+read+CDs&btnG=Search>


Good luck
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"Mellowed" wrote:

> OS Vista Ultimate x32 SP2
> DVD Samsung SH-S183L
>
> I placed a DVD in the tray to do a backup. The spindle spins for 5
> seconds and stops. The system does not recognize that a DVD is in the
> tray. CD's are OK.
>
> I probably inadvertently changed something in the past weeks while
> trouble shooting another problem. I don't have a clue what I did.
>
> Any suggestions on where to look?
>
> Thanks.
>
>
 

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kword88

Power User
Messages
384
#3

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  • Manufacturer/Model
    Aleinware Area-51
    CPU
    core 2 extreme x9000 2.8 Ghz
    Memory
    4 Gig
    Graphics Card(s)
    (2) Nvidia 8800m GTX in Sli
    Sound Card
    Onboard RealTek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    42" JVC LCD HDTV
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080p 32 bit
    Hard Drives
    (2) seagate 7200rpm in RAID 0
    (1) maxtor external 1 terabyte firewire
    Case
    laptop
    Mouse
    logitech Anywhere Mouse and built-in touchpad
    Keyboard
    a really spiffy backlit one that i can change color ;>)
    Internet Speed
    Cable
M

Mellowed

#4
Mellowed wrote:

> OS Vista Ultimate x32 SP2
> DVD Samsung SH-S183L
>
> I placed a DVD in the tray to do a backup. The spindle spins for 5
> seconds and stops. The system does not recognize that a DVD is in the
> tray. CD's are OK.
>
> I probably inadvertently changed something in the past weeks while
> trouble shooting another problem. I don't have a clue what I did.
>
> Any suggestions on where to look?
>
> Thanks.
>
Many thanks for the suggestions. I might have a flaky DVD-RW. After
fumbling around it did read one DVD. Try it again and it doesn't. The
drivers are up to date. I might try removing and let windows find it
again and see what happens.
 

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kword88

Power User
Messages
384
#5
you might also try a cd/dvd drive cleaning kit and some compressed air.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Aleinware Area-51
    CPU
    core 2 extreme x9000 2.8 Ghz
    Memory
    4 Gig
    Graphics Card(s)
    (2) Nvidia 8800m GTX in Sli
    Sound Card
    Onboard RealTek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    42" JVC LCD HDTV
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080p 32 bit
    Hard Drives
    (2) seagate 7200rpm in RAID 0
    (1) maxtor external 1 terabyte firewire
    Case
    laptop
    Mouse
    logitech Anywhere Mouse and built-in touchpad
    Keyboard
    a really spiffy backlit one that i can change color ;>)
    Internet Speed
    Cable

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