My Disk Drive wont load DVD R disks or CD r Disks

  2drewej 18:22 17 Sep 2005

hi , Recently my dvd rw drive / main cd drive wont load any dvd r or cd r/rw disks , but it loads normal cds fine.

it is a dvd rw drive so does load those type of disks (until recently)

i have win xp sp2.

in my computer it displays the name of the cd fine and recognises there is a cd in the drive , and on RecordNow it knows what programs are on the disk i just put in , but i cant load them?

please help !

thankyou , Jacob

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:10 17 Sep 2005

1. clean drive with a DVD les cleaner

2. uninstall and reinstall drivers in device manager

3. unistall and reinstall ide channel drive is on

4. check IDE chable is fully inserted at drive and motherboard

5. try another / new ide cable

6. Buy another DVD drive as the laser is kaput.

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