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CD-ROM not detecting disks.

  1. #1


    Posts : 17
    windows 8

    CD-ROM not detecting disks.


    Lately I've been having trouble trying to get any CD to work on my laptop. I can hear that the CD-ROM responds to the disk, but nothing happens, nothing loads.

    It only worked once, but for that one time I had to repeatedly put the disk in the CD-ROM.

    I have checked for posts on this, but people only have problems with it AFTER they download windows 7, and my laptop already came with Windows 8 so I don't know what the problem could be.

    Anyone have any ideas? I really need to load Microsoft but the CD-ROM isn't able to load it.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Try this (1):

    Your CD drive or DVD drive is missing or is not recognized by Windows or other programs

    Fix problems with CD or DVD drives that can

    The CD drive or the DVD drive does not work as expected on a computer that is running Windows Vista

    DVD drive not recognized in windows 8 - Microsoft Community

    Try this(2):
    1) Shut down PC.
    2) Physically disconnect the CD/DVD Drive.
    3) Reboot to Windows with NO DVD drive.
    4) Shut down PC.
    5) Physically reconnect the CD/DVD Drive.
    6) Reboot to Windows with DVD drive.
    7) Check Device status.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 17
    windows 8


    Thanks! I've tried the ones that apply to me, but none have helped me. It only says that my cd driver can't read the material inside it.

    Try this (1):

    Your CD drive or DVD drive is missing or is not recognized by Windows or other programs (It only corrects the problem if you get an error message, which I get none)

    Fix problems with CD or DVD drives that can (I ran it, and it says the only problem I have is that it can't read the CD/DVD that is inserted. Which I have tried a DVD and a CD that downloads something- and it said this for both.)

    The CD drive or the DVD drive does not work as expected on a computer that is running Windows Vista (I don't have Windows Vista)

    DVD drive not recognized in windows 8 - Microsoft Community (I tried this, and the CD-ROM is still not reading the discs inserted)

    Try this(2):
    1) Shut down PC.
    2) Physically disconnect the CD/DVD Drive.
    3) Reboot to Windows with NO DVD drive.
    4) Shut down PC.
    5) Physically reconnect the CD/DVD Drive.
    6) Reboot to Windows with DVD drive.
    7) Check Device status.


    And for the above, I can't physically remove the cd driver, it's connected to the laptop.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 3
    windows 7


    It may be fault in your cd drive reading lens. They are not working properly for solving your problem please contact with some windows tech support team.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 17
    windows 8


    Aw, okay. Thanks ..
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CD-ROM not detecting disks.
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