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Windows 7: My DVD Rom does not read content on discs

02 May 2012   #11

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

can you burn a CD?

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02 May 2012   #12

Dual Booting Windows 7 64-Bit Ultimate Edition and Fedora 16.

In addition to the uninstalling your disk emulation devices, try uninstalling the disk drivers in the Device Manager
WIN | type DEVMGMT.MSC > Expand DVD/CD-ROM devices > right click on your drive and Select Uninstall.
Restart the computer. Windows will automatically re-install the drivers.

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02 May 2012   #13

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit

Since with an external drive also the same problem persists, it is more or less definite there is some problem in your system, rather than the drive. (unless of course the external drive too is bad. )

I would suggest the following.

Check what all drivers are installed for your optical drive. A screenshot from my drive below.

My DVD Rom does not read content on discs-dvdromdrivers.jpg

The first one is installed by Arcsoft's TMT player. The second one by Slysoft's AnyDVD. The third the usual Microsoft driver. The fourth Cyberlink's Power DVD. And the fifth hmm... really difficult to know which program installed it. Almost any program that uses the optical drive could have installed it. It could be itunes, DVD Fab Decrypter, Freemake Video converter,.... almost anything that uses the optical drive. Nothing wrong. It is a genuine driver - I have no problems.

The worst part is some malware can cloak itself as this driver.

So uninstall any or all programs that use your optical drive (including Virtual drives)

Uninstall all drivers as suggested by youllbelost and then the drive too.

On reboot you should have only one driver, the Microsoft one.

If you have anything else force-delete it from the source directory, and run a malware check. Malwarebytes is most reommended by many here.

The other thing you can do is a cleanboot and then troubleshoot to find out what is responsible for the problem.

Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

Good luck.

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