my computer won't recognize any cds

March 12, 2009 at 00:15:14
Specs: Windows XP
Hi

I recently tried to burn a cd on my cd rw and it wouldn’t recognize the cd. I put a regular cd in and it didn’t work either. I checked the driver and it says it’s working properly. I tried uninstalling the driver and reinstalling it but nothing. The cd rw opens and close with no problem when you put a cd in it shows the reading/thinking icon but nothing you go to my computer and it shows it as cd-rw (d) as if nothings there.

Now the only thing I can say as help is that it was open and got hit and I had to open the computer to take it out and get the actual tray back on track but there was nothing else done and once I did that I turned it back on and everything was ok until I went to use it. I'm only guess that because I un-hooked it I some how did something but its still kind of weird to me. Because it flashes when I uninstall it and re install it, it shows up it just wont read anything, I’m hoping it’s a driver issue, but then again I’m having trouble with find any anyway so I don’t know what to do.

Oh last thing and for some reason it won’t do a system restore either?

The CD RW is a TEAC CD W524E
On windows xp pro service Pack 3 2002
Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 1.9GHz
1.89GHz, 512 MB of RAM


Hope you can help Lionel Mac


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#1
March 12, 2009 at 13:37:50
It sounds to me like the drive was damaged by the "hit" or "get the actual tray back on track". I suggest that you replace the drive.

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#2
March 12, 2009 at 18:43:22
yeah i fig. such, im going to go ahead and get a dvd rw might as well upgrade if i got to get a new one

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#3
March 12, 2009 at 19:32:21
Good decision, and be sure and use the drive to back up your important data.
:-)

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#4
March 12, 2009 at 21:06:57
"Now the only thing I can say as help is that it was open and got hit and I had to open the computer to take it out and get the actual tray back on track...."

Not sure what you were saying there, but if you were having trouble getting a disc out of the drive, in the future, get a paper clip and stick it into the small hole on the front of the drive. You may have to push it a little. The tray will then pop open. Put your finger underneath the tray and pull it all the way out.

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#5
March 12, 2009 at 23:08:45
no i did all that in fact i think that may be what went wrong its back on track and if you didnt know any better you swear it works it opens closes, makes noise like its reading the disk the led flashes then nothing happens and windows is saying everything is working fine?

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