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Windows 7: CD/DVD Drive *Help*

18 Oct 2010   #1
Swifty

Windows 7 x64 Professional
 
 
CD/DVD Drive *Help*

Well, it has been about a month now since my CD/DVD drive has stopped working I never really cared about it until now when I am trying to actually use it for something I basically get an error it differs depending on what I am trying to do, before it said something like "Path not found" Now it is saying this.



Help would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks

Swifty.


69e09ae7-4a33-4963-89c5-099da8394b7b<---- And why does this show up as a second question
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18 Oct 2010   #2
kword88

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

is the drive listed in device manager?
you might try this fix from microsoft:

Your CD or DVD drive can&#39;t read or write media
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19 Oct 2010   #3
Kipper

 

You might also go into devise manager and right click on the Optical Drive and select uninstall; if the drive is an IDE drive (not sata) you might also right click on the IDE controllers and uninstall them also then restart and let windows find the hardware and reinstall it all for you and try it again.
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19 Oct 2010   #4
Swifty

Windows 7 x64 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kword88 View Post
is the drive listed in device manager?
you might try this fix from microsoft:

Your CD or DVD drive can't read or write media
I have already tried that, it says that it does not detect any problems, this is the second time I have tried it,

And Kipper that does not work either the problem still persists even if I uninstall it and reinstall it.
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19 Oct 2010   #5
Orbital Shark

 
 

To eliminate a hardware failure can you boot from the drive? e.g. Boot the Windows 7 DVD.

If you can then it's more than likely a software/driver issue
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19 Oct 2010   #6
Swifty

Windows 7 x64 Professional
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Orbital Shark View Post
To eliminate a hardware failure can you boot from the drive? e.g. Boot the Windows 7 DVD.

If you can then it's more than likely a software/driver issue
To be honest the thing hardly opens when I want it to, it seems like it makes a noise and doesn't open like it is attempting to, but then after my 5th attempt on pushing the button it opens, and I have not really tried booting from the drive, but I guess I could give it an attempt,
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19 Oct 2010   #7
Carl Lawrence

Dual-boot: Windows 7 HP 32-bit SP1 & Windows XP Pro 32-bit SP2.
 
 

It does sound like a failure and you can get a replacement cheaply now.
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19 Oct 2010   #8
Kipper

 

yep, now it does sound like the drive is failing or has failed. They are really inexpensive now days so maybe pick one up and give it a try or borrow a drive from a friend and see if that works for you.
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22 Oct 2010   #9
Swifty

Windows 7 x64 Professional
 
 

They may be inexpensive but right now I can't really do anything about it, I am not sure exactly when it started happening, or what caused it to but I am pretty >_>
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20 Nov 2010   #10
Swifty

Windows 7 x64 Professional
 
 

Here is an update, sorry for the double post, I have opened up my computer and everything is plugged into the motherboard so I guess the cause of death is what you guys had said, I think I am going to build myself a new computer my case is pretty beat up,
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