dvd/cd drive not working

  stalion 19:33 06 Dec 2005

get the green light flashing when cd is put in but not spinning up will not read or write.
have checked device manager and it says device is working properly.Any ideas anyone and thanks in advance

  Cannuck 19:50 06 Dec 2005

I had a similar problem, and it turned out that DVD copy software that runs in the background, was causing the problem.

I uninstalled the software and the drive works perfectly now.


  stalion 19:54 06 Dec 2005

will try that but if the drive doesn't work afterwards I can not re-install anything.

  Diodorus Siculus 19:59 06 Dec 2005

What happens if you remove it from device manager and reboot?

  stalion 20:00 06 Dec 2005

tried it twice, windows re-installs it and says it's working ok

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:00 06 Dec 2005

Check IDE ribbon cable is fully inserted at drive and motherboard.

Could also try by swapping onto other cable.

  stalion 20:16 06 Dec 2005

just uninstalled nero and done a registry clean up, all ok now I think there was some corruption in my nero program going to re-install.
thanks for your suggestion Cannuck and thanks to everyone else that replied

  Cannuck 20:24 06 Dec 2005

Glad it worked out ok.

Funny how simple some solutions are ain't it


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