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Andron Taps Forum Mod

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#1 8 years ago

For some reason, my drive no longer reads discs of any kind. The tray still works and it still is recognized and is marked as ready, but whenever I insert a disc it doesn't read it and it makes this strange sound every few seconds and then stops. Any ideas?


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Lindale Forum Mod

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#2 8 years ago

My mother experienced exactly this same problem. It turned out that a virus had infected the DVD drive. In addition, the antivirus program responded to the threat by permanently cutting off the DVD drive from the system. The way we solved it was simply to wipe the system and reinstall the operating system.


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Bubbleteatroopa

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#3 8 years ago

Go buy a new one. They like 20 bucks :P




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#4 8 years ago

If I had 20 bucks to spare, I wouldn't be posting this on the forums.


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#5 8 years ago
computernerd;5378705For some reason, my drive no longer reads discs of any kind. The tray still works and it still is recognized and is marked as ready, but whenever I insert a disc it doesn't read it and it makes this strange sound every few seconds and then stops. Any ideas?

[COLOR=Black]Could be dirty or a laser that's out of alignment. There are cleaning discs available that supposedly clean CD drives, don't know how well they work though.[/COLOR]




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#6 8 years ago

Sounds like a dead/dying drive to me.

You could look and see if there is a firmware update for your drive, or try booting from a windows or linux DVD to see if it reads it correctly outside of Windows.




D3matt

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#7 8 years ago
Lindale;5378708My mother experienced exactly this same problem. It turned out that a virus had infected the DVD drive. In addition, the antivirus program responded to the threat by permanently cutting off the DVD drive from the system. The way we solved it was simply to wipe the system and reinstall the operating system.

Notice how he said the drive is still recognized and marked as ready.

Also, reformatting the system is never the solution.




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#8 8 years ago
D3matt;5378762Notice how he said the drive is still recognized and marked as ready.

I did notice that, but my drive told me the same thing. When I put a disk in there, it still experienced exactly the same problems as described above.


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#9 8 years ago

Formatting doesn't get rid of viruses on CD-ROM drives. If formatting fixed the problem, then it wasn't the CD/DVD drive, it was a Windows problem.

Reformatting is a guaranteed fix for many problems. Once you "fix" a problem, you never know if it will rear again. A format and reinstall puts things right, and generally eliminates the possibility of a recurring issue.

I try to avoid formatting, but it is a very good solution. While deal with headaches if you don't have to.




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#10 8 years ago

[COLOR=blue]In that case, I should keep a close watch on my DVD drive. I will keep that in mind. Thank you for the information.[/COLOR]


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