DVD-ROM Drive won't read any discs

June 4, 2006 at 15:21:04
Specs: Windows XP Home Edition, Intel Pentium 4 3.0E GHz/
Hi.
My computer's DVD-ROM Drive will not read any type of disc. The Drive I have is an LG Drive with model Number HL-DT-ST DVD-ROM GDR8163B. I have tried using a CD Laser Lens Cleaner Disc it worked but when I tried puting a different disc into the drive the Disc did not work. So I tried putting the Lens Cleaner Disc back in but it didn't work. I don't know what to do. If anyone has any suggestions please tell me.

Thanks in advance.

Intel Prescott 3GHz w HT
ASUS P4P800SE Motherboard
1024MB Dual Channel DDR RAM PC3200
Radeon 9600 256MB DDR
WD 160GB SATA
MID Tower with 450W PSU


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#1
June 4, 2006 at 15:40:40
Make sure the drive is recognized by bios on start up and in My Computer.If you are using a burning program like Nero or Roxio,Remove it and remove all traces from the folders under Programs and from the Registry by doing a search for the above keyword(Nero for example).Delete all entries you find.To get the Registry type regedit in Start/Run.Reboot.Reinstall the program and reboot.Good luck.

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#2
June 4, 2006 at 16:43:02
http://www.computing.net/hardware/wwwboard/forum/43506.html

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#3
June 4, 2006 at 18:05:29
does it spin up when you insert a disk? it is possible that its just bad. Does the drive show up in My Computer?

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#4
June 5, 2006 at 11:57:38
Hi, Remove the Drive from DEVICE MANAGER and reboot. Usually WINDOZE gets it right on the reboot. Ain't Plug and Pray grand?
Good Luck, Jim

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#5
June 5, 2006 at 12:41:27
Hi.

Thanks for all of the Suggestions.

Yes the BIOS does recognize the drive.

Whenever I insert any disc into the drive it does spin. The Drive does show up in My Computer.

I have already tried removing the drive from Device Manager. And that did not work. The drive is plug and play.

I will try removing it from the Device Manager again.
I will tell you if it worked or not.

Thanks for the suggestions.
Is there anything else you recommend that I try?

Intel Prescott 3GHz w HT
ASUS P4P800SE Motherboard
1024MB Dual Channel DDR RAM PC3200
Radeon 9600 256MB DDR
WD 160GB SATA
MID Tower with 450W PSU


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#6
June 5, 2006 at 12:58:47
Hi.

I just tried uninstalling the drive from the Device Manager and then restarting my computer but it didn't work. Is there anymore suggestions?

The drive model number is HL-DT-ST DVD-ROM GDR8163B it is an LG drive.

Thanks.

Intel Prescott 3GHz w HT
ASUS P4P800SE Motherboard
1024MB Dual Channel DDR RAM PC3200
Radeon 9600 256MB DDR
WD 160GB SATA
MID Tower with 450W PSU


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