DVD rom will write but not read

Intel / D975xbx2
October 3, 2010 at 08:03:36
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, 2.4 GHz / 3325 MB
For a few weeks now I have been trying to debug this annoying problem but I have exhausted all the possibilities so I need your help.

My DVD-Rom will no longer read any type of discs. I can create and burn DVDs or CDs without any issues. But I just can't back up any discs anymore (or read them).
When I insert a disc, the light flashes and the drive windo comes up but it shows as empty.

There is no exclamation mark next to the drive. And other than NOT reading, it works fine.

Any help would be appreciated.

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October 3, 2010 at 10:30:20
I know an answer is better than a question but i have to ask...

Are the cds readable in another drive. It's possibe the burner is writing coasters.
What type of software and how old is the drive?
What format are they being written in.
Tryed a lens cleaner?

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October 3, 2010 at 20:09:24
I can't help much, But I have had that problem and could not get it Fixed---I had some extra money so I bought a New computer. That fixed the problem completly !

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October 8, 2010 at 16:45:08
Thanks worldlibrary

Yes all the CDs/DVDs that I burn using the same drive can be read either on a TV DVD player or another computer. I did clean the lense. It's a 2 years old computer:

It's an Intel core 2 Quad CPU @ 2.40GHz and 3.25GB of Ram.
It runs on Windows XP Media Center Edition version 2002 with service pack 3

As for the the software, I'm not sure I understand what you mean.

Last night and ran my registry cleaning software and after that I was able to read a DVD on the drive. Tried again this morning and I still can't. It makes no senses to use the alternative of running a registry repair everytime I need to read a disc.

I'm pretty sure it's a software conflict. I installed quite a few softwares lately and the problem started after that. But I know how to check that kind of thing. Did something override a driver?

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October 8, 2010 at 18:44:17

Ran Cyberlink power DVD and can now view DVDs no problem. They are still not recognized if I try to access through the drive (D:/DVD Ram drive).
Should I remove the drive and let it reinstall itself? Will it reinstall itself?

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