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Windows 7: My optical drive doesn't read DISC

22 Apr 2012   #11
shaun166

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

I did clean the disk. There is a DVD drive icon in my computer just that it doesn't read any disc.


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22 Apr 2012   #12
cyclic

Windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

MS Fixit util can help with these problems, if that doesn't work and as it's not an intermitant problem I think it's time to agree it's the drive itself (lens probably).
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22 Apr 2012   #13
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

It sounds like the laser pickup is trying to read the disc. That is the three tries you are hearing. But is not able to read. That is usually a hardware issue. If you have the OS disc (or any bootable disc), boot using that disc and see if it will boot from the optical drive. If it does, it is a software problem. If it will not boot from disc, it is likely a hardware issue. A Guy
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