Quote: Originally Posted by SJMX
First post here so please allow me to make a few mistakes.
Right ill get straight to the point. I bought Windows 7 Professional today and I have installed the 64bit version. Nothing went wrong at all in the install process and its working fine apart from this little (BIG!) issue. Both my optical drives are not working correctly. I insert a disc and it spins up like normal. No autorun happens so I go to "Computer" and I can see that windows has recognised the disc is there as it says the amount of space of the disc and information like that. No name appears to replace the "DVD RW Drive" though. Now if I double left click on the drive that its in windows just sits and thinks forever and only when I eject the disc everything goes back to normal like nothings happened. Now if I right click I get the same result but as soon as I eject the disc the standard right click menu appears for the drive.
I hope thats understandable to you all.
My specs are as follows:
Intel Q6600 (Stock)
TPower i45 Motherboard
4gb (2x2gb) Corsair RAM
ATI Radeon HD4870
My optical drives I have had for a few years now, one is a Lite-on DVD RW and the other is a LG DVD.
Anything more you need to know just ask.
EDIT: just as a quick test I inserted a DVD and it seemed to see it was a "DVD" and opened the standard media application on windows but then it almosted stopped reading and didnt load anything. AHHH!
Try the Windows 7 DVD, it worked during install, so you are sure it is ok.
See if that disk fails too, just to make sure it's not the disks.
It's possible that the lenses of the drives are dirty and need cleaning.
If that's the case you need to open the drives and locate the laser lens.
You can use alcohol on a cotton-stick to clean the lens.