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Windows 7: DVD RW drive unable to detect disks.

15 Apr 2014   #1
Vilasmuchandi

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 
DVD RW drive unable to detect disks.

Hi,
Recently my DELL inspiron N5010 DVD RW is not detecting any audio or data disks(CD or DVD). I checked its drive in 'device manager' it's working fine. Can it be hardware problem? Plz help for my problem.... thanking you...


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15 Apr 2014   #2
MrWhoopee

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 and x64
 
 

Yes it can be a hardware problem. It may just need to be cleaned (with a cleaning disk), but it is very common for optical drives to fail. If it's a tray style drive, they are easily replaced, search amazon or eBay for a new one. If it is a slot loading drive, they are much harder to replace, but it can be done.
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16 Apr 2014   #3
Vilasmuchandi

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

Thank you for your reply.....
Now I'm interested to buy new external dvd writer of USB interface of lenova brand.Some said we can't these external dvd writers while installing OS i.e pc can't boot from external dvd writer. Is it so? or else let me buy internal dvd writer?

Thanking you.
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16 Apr 2014   #4
madcratebuilder

Win8/8.1,Win7-U64, Vista U64, uncounted Linux distor's
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Vilasmuchandi View Post
Thank you for your reply.....
Now I'm interested to buy new external dvd writer of USB interface of lenova brand.Some said we can't these external dvd writers while installing OS i.e pc can't boot from external dvd writer. Is it so? or else let me buy internal dvd writer?

Thanking you.
It depends on the computer and BIOS setting. Most newer BIOS has a option to enable USB on bootup. You could ask at the Lenovo forum or check the Lenovo support pages.
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