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If your CD drive makes a grinding sound, you'll need to replace it. Here's why.

When I put a cd in my pc or try to burn a cd it makes this horrible grinding sound and I get a message stating that the file is corrupted. What could be the problem and can I fix it without calling in the tech guys.

Oh dear. Horrible grinding sounds are never a good thing.

From that description alone, I'd be seriously looking at a hardware problem. CD drives make a little noise as the disk spins, of course, but grinding noises shouldn't be part of it.

It could be many things drive related, from a misaligned or wobbly motor to other parts of the drive coming into contact with the CD itself. The worst case is that it's damaging the CDs that you put into the drive.

In short, I'd stop using it, and replace the drive.

It's not a terribly hard operation, so depending on your level of comfort with such things, replacing the CD-ROM drive is something you might do yourself. But that also means it shouldn't be that pricey to have someone else do it either.

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Leo Leo A. Notenboom has been playing with computers since he was required to take a programming class in 1976. An 18 year career as a programmer at Microsoft soon followed. After "retiring" in 2001, Leo started Ask Leo! in 2003 as a place for answers to common computer and technical questions. More about Leo.

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254 Comments
douglas
May 27, 2005 2:29 PM

i recently corrupted my boy meets world dvd which i have been putting boy meets world episodes i got from limewire onto it and iw as wondering is there somesort of miracle program that works that can let me get all those boy meets world episodes off of the corrupted cd's so i can put them onto a new one dont wanna lose em.

samy
June 8, 2005 12:29 AM

I din't find any answers that i wanted related to my problem. I just don't seem to understand why i aint able to complete the cd writing process. I am a p4 win xp user and whenever i try to write something onto the cd it gives an erroro message saying it cant complete...please give a reply soon...i haven't been able to copy anything onto a CD eventhough having a cd writer

Emma
June 24, 2005 10:00 AM

When i try to burn a cd, i put the blank cd in but my computor tells me there is no cd. Can this be solved??

Anonymous
June 29, 2005 8:56 AM

I can't get mine to work either.

Anon
July 7, 2005 12:39 AM

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Merv
July 16, 2005 8:06 AM

I bought a used Toshiba Satellite 1800 which has a DVD CDRW and when I try to use a CD with music the sound level is low. Under play volume when I click on up nothing happens. F 10 doesn't seem to help. Any suggestions?
Thanks

NANCY
August 7, 2005 3:19 PM

GOOD MORNING, HAD AOL VERSION 7.O EVERYTHING WORKING FINE. COULD PLAY MUSIC CD'S, DVD AND BURN EVERYTHING OK. THEN I GOT VERSION 9.0 AND LOADED THIS ON AND UNINSTALLED THE VERSION 7.0 NOW NOTHING WORKS. TRIED TO LOAD 7.0 VERSION BACK , BUT CAN'T AS CD ROM DRIVE GOES ROUND ONCE AND STOPS. TRIED USING REALPLAYER, WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER TO HELP. NO JOY. PLEASE CAN YOU HELP. THANK YOU.

Liseth
August 16, 2005 2:08 PM

i had recently burned a cd in my computer in my cd-rom but the problem is that after it got burned my cd-rom didn't work anymore. i try to put cd's in it but it won't read it and when i try to go to Windows Media Player it says that my computer has no device to read the cd. how come is that??? PLEASE HELP!

Dan
August 24, 2005 11:22 AM

My DVD ROM is not reading CDs or DVDs. My hard drive recently crashed. I replaced the hard drive and after loading all my software back on the new hard drive the DVD ROM stoped working. It looks like its working and then stops. I deleted it and even had Windows rediscover it, so it shows that the drive exists, but it will not show anything when I put media into it.

Lisa
September 15, 2005 11:06 AM

Ok I read the article but it doesn't answer my question... My problem is that my cd rom will read some games but not all. I can't seem to install anything new. When I put a instal disk in it spins around once but nothing else happens. When I open up the cd rom file it has no info regaurding the game in it. Do I need a new cd rom?

Thank you.

James A Robinson
September 15, 2005 11:05 PM

okay here is my problem
i have a compaq pc that has a cd-rw drive and so i installed a normak cd-rom drive into my computer so i can make copies of cd's after a couple of months my roms started acting up so i deciede to switch drive places and change one to master and one to slave then it started working then it stop then only my regulkar cd-rom was playing music cd but didnt show up in my computer i just need help to fix this i even tried to just have my computer the way it oringanly came but i dont know which wires go where.
i guess i shouldnt have screwed around with them
but anyway if anyone of you ppl have a digital cam and a compaq pc like me please do me a favor and open it up and snap some photos so i know where each of the plugs go
or if your a super computer wiz please tell me what do i have to do in order to fix this situation.
my website is www.menace.com
email - ManiacMenace@hotmail.com
jamesrobinson11954f@yahoo.com
AIM - MENACE1671

thanx in advance!! : )

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James A Robinson
September 15, 2005 11:06 PM

okay here is my problem
i have a compaq pc that has a cd-rw drive and so i installed a normak cd-rom drive into my computer so i can make copies of cd's after a couple of months my roms started acting up so i deciede to switch drive places and change one to master and one to slave then it started working then it stop then only my regulkar cd-rom was playing music cd but didnt show up in my computer i just need help to fix this i even tried to just have my computer the way it oringanly came but i dont know which wires go where.
i guess i shouldnt have screwed around with them
but anyway if anyone of you ppl have a digital cam and a compaq pc like me please do me a favor and open it up and snap some photos so i know where each of the plugs go
or if your a super computer wiz please tell me what do i have to do in order to fix this situation.
my website is www.menace.com
email - ManiacMenace@hotmail.com
jamesrobinson11954f@yahoo.com
AIM - MENACE1671

thanx in advance!! : )

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Andy
September 26, 2005 9:37 PM

ok, I just finished building my first cutom pc...I put everything in the case, hooked all the power connecters and.....everything turns on but the cd-rom drive. This sucks because now I have a finished pc that I can't even use. I know that the power cables work because everything else in the case works. Or,works as far as I can tell. Help! Please! What's going on?!?!

stewart
October 4, 2005 6:03 PM

why doesn't my cd or dvd rom work?

Leva Hutchison
October 12, 2005 3:56 PM

when I put a CD in my computer it tell me that there is not enough storage to run the cd and I have not downloaded anything, and the same thing happened when I put in a DVD

Harman
October 16, 2005 12:36 PM

Hi ive got a problem with my cd re writer drive and the actually cd rom drive. ive just installed a new hardrive so now my comp has more space. However when i go to 'my computer' it only shows the new drive, local disk, system_sav and floppy drive but not the rewriter drive or my cdrom drive. PLEASE HELP ME I WOULD REALLY APPRECIATE IT!!!!
ps i also cant burn cds or insert a music or dvd cd as none of the drives appear on 'my computer'!

Derek
October 18, 2005 9:35 AM

Recently both my dvd-rom and dvd-writer have stop reading normal data cds. They will both read dvd's or music cds fine.

Any suggestions?

lee hunter
October 30, 2005 3:31 AM

Can somebody please help me!!!! I have got a computer and bought a new e drive for it. it was working fine but then after a few months, i formatted my hard drive, and now when i click on my computer, it only shows the a drive and the d drive! I cant see the e drive! Does anybody know how to solve this?

Damien
October 31, 2005 8:12 PM

O.k I have an compq computer with a Cd-rw drive and it won't read any disk I put into it. it Spins and spins but nothing happens . Could you please tell me what could be the problem and how I could fix it.

Thank You.

Jon
November 18, 2005 12:00 AM

I have a windows PC. I put a DVD in my CD drive, but nothing happens. I just want to check out the very short video that's on it, but it doesn't move at all. Do you know why? thank you.

Leo A. Notenboom
November 18, 2005 8:31 AM

If you open the CD-ROM in Windows Explorer, what do you see? If you see the video file, what happens when you double click on it?

Eric
November 26, 2005 11:35 AM

Just recently my friend and I have encountered a similar problem with our cd drives. Everytime we put a cd into the drive it doesnt register that there is een one in there. We have tryed updated the drivers, uninstalling and reinstalling the current drivers and a couple other things and suggestions on why it all of the sudden stoped reading cd's?

Cheryl
November 26, 2005 2:18 PM

Everytime i put a CD into the cd drive it keeps saying insert disk into drive D and there is one inside...but it wont read anything....what should i do?

Jordan
November 27, 2005 5:56 AM

Dear Leo,

I hv a slimtype C0MBO dvd/cd ReWriter model LSC-24082K.
Problems I hv now is the drive is only can read DVD disc but not other type of disc including audio cd, data cd, video cd etc. what's the problem. pls help. TQ

joe
November 27, 2005 10:45 AM

whenever I put a cd into my cd-rw drive the computer tries to read it, and the little cd thing comes next to the mouse, but eventually it just stops trying and when i try to open the drive from my computer it says to please insert a cd into the drive, please help me fix it!!!

thanks

greeneyes
December 2, 2005 7:13 PM

Hi,
My prolbem is as one above.Every time I put a cd in the rom it acts like it is trying to start I see the cd on the screen and then the hour glass but nothing happings whats up it used to work!!
Lost!!

sparky
December 12, 2005 9:02 AM

few days ago i opend my computer so i could add a new hard drive and a ram. i unplugged the lines form the cd-rom and then i put everything back but now my cd-rom doesn't opnn up. why is that.

Bruce Herman
December 14, 2005 8:54 AM

I have 2 dvd drives. When I put an audio disk in, one drive says it has a cd rom in it, but when I open the drive in Explorer, there is nothing in the display. The other drive also says it has a cd in it, but when I try to open it, I get a drive is not accessible error, incorrect function. Both drives work fine with game cds. Right-clicking in both drives and selecting Autoplay results in nothing happening.

Bruce Herman
December 14, 2005 9:15 AM

Solved the problem. Had to uninstall and reinstall the multimedia part of windows

Justin
December 15, 2005 3:32 PM

I am having problem too with my cdrw/dvd. I can use Nero to burn CD and browse file from the CD within Nero, but when I use Windows Explorer, and click on the CD icon, it just moves away and doesn't show any content on the disk. More stange thing is when I put a CD in the drive, autorun start with no problem, but will not going any further. I am using Windows XP with all updated patches. Anyone know what happened?

steven
December 16, 2005 8:49 AM

Everytime i put a CD into the cd drive it keeps saying insert disk into drive D and there is one inside...but it wont read anything....what should i do?

natasha mccann
December 18, 2005 6:53 AM

my cdrw can read a audio cd but when i try to burn a cd it says i need to insert a disk when there is one in there why wont it copy music onto a cd

junya
December 21, 2005 12:50 PM

dear leo evey time i try to burn my cd in my
cd rw drive
it saids to insert cd when tha cd is already inserted

paddy
December 27, 2005 5:11 AM

when i put a cd in my dvd drive the computer doesnt start it so when i check the d drive on my computer it shows there isnt any cd in it ive tried trouble shoot but it doesnt help what can i do??

jazmine
December 27, 2005 10:45 AM

every time i insert a cd rom into my computer and hit the shortcut it says PLEASE INSERT A DISK IN DRIVED:

mike
December 27, 2005 5:36 PM

a while ago my cd-rom drive stopped reading discs but I did something to it and fixed it. it began to read discs again with no problem but recently it happened all over again and I have no idea what I did to fix it before. I didn't remove it or anything, it was something i did on the computer that fixed it but i just don't remmeber what it was. please help me out.

Jan
December 27, 2005 7:41 PM

When i put a cd in my cd drive it makes a awful noise it does not do it every time ...can it be fixed it mostly wont work on music cd

andre
December 28, 2005 1:50 AM

Dear Mr. Leo,

I have a notebook Acer TravelMate 4103WLMi . I bought it in Singapore.
I have a problem with its DVD-dual drive.
It can't read a software CD.This happens after my friend burn a CD. But, I don't know much whether this problem is caused by this burning or not.
When I insert a CD, I check at Windows Explorer, before inserting CD : DVD-RW drive (E:)
. But , after inserting it become :

CD drive (E:)

And , when I check its properties , it is shown that that used space : 0 byte. Free space : 0 byte

I hope u can help me pleaseeee..?
I don't know much about computing . I am still learning..

Thanks for your attention to answer my question.

Regards,

Andre

Colin Campion
January 2, 2006 6:21 PM

Unable to locate CD-ROM. My CD-ROM can't read cd's anymore. I have done nothing to the settings, and when I go to my computer, M: drive isn't there anymore. The cd's still spin and the light still blinks but nothing will happen at all, or it will ask to make sure the disc is in and retry. I don't want to re-install windows again (I have XP Professional) is there anyway to fix this?

Janet
January 5, 2006 1:51 AM

I have a similar problem. My cd/DVD drive will read DVDs but not audio cds. It makes a sort of grinding noise and doesn't recognise that there is an audio disc inserted. Could this be something I could fix myself with it just being the audio side of things?

phil
January 6, 2006 12:48 PM

Hi there, i recently bought a dvd-rw and installed it fine.But it affected my cd-rw which is a liteon ltr 48246s.Once my new dvd-rw drive was installed (i just connected the spare wires into the back of it),my cd-rw drive just didn't appear and isn't there anymore!I dont know too much about the insides of computers and how they work but im guessing its that.If you can help i would be most grateful
Phil

Lola Dalrymple
January 7, 2006 8:41 PM

up until a couple of days ago, my cd/dvd drive has worked fine for years. then, all of a sudden, my computer stopped recognizing it. i can't figure out what the problem is.

evan
January 9, 2006 2:24 PM

my cd drive will open and close but won't play any of the disk. When i run scan disk it says there isn't a cd-rom drive. Under my media player, it says no cd drives present......what can i do to get it working?

Summer
January 15, 2006 11:15 AM

i havent done anything to my computer lately and everytime i insert a disk and go to my cd burner program is says the disk is unknown and to please insert a disk when theres already one in there and when i try to run the d: drive it says it cannot do it because of an I/O device error what does this mean? how can i get it working?

mike anderson
January 18, 2006 2:20 PM

pc doesn't burn all the songs that i have chosen.I picked 20 songs to burn but pc only burned 14.why?

Leo
January 18, 2006 9:24 PM

Could it be because 14 songs fills up an hour? An audio CD only holds a little over an hour of music.

lorene roberts
January 21, 2006 5:38 AM

when I put cd into drive it spins fast and just keeps spinning. When I eject it it is still spinning. Do I need a new one?

Michelle Dry
January 21, 2006 7:52 PM

My cd/dvd drive has worked fine for years then, all of a sudden, my computer stopped recognizing it. Sometimes it will say it's "not accessible". When I change it to "Enable CD Recording on this drive" I am able to go into the drive but no matter what kind of disk I insert, it shows nothing there! I have two drives. When one says "not accessible" the other shows empty and vice versa. Please Help! Please, Please Please! I've called Microsoft, they said call Dell, I called Dell, they said call the CD-ROM manufacturer. This is really upsetting.

Tyler
January 23, 2006 10:32 AM

hey Leo! I have a problem. my cd drive doesnt work. Let me explain. I put any disc in, from a DVD and Computer game or a Audio Cd, and i get no response at all. i would normaly get a prompt asking me what i want to do with the Cd but no prompt. So i went into my computer and still, there was no cd detected. I haven't changed a single setting and it was working fine a couple of days ago. Hopefully you can help me with my problem. Frustrated Tyler.

carl
January 23, 2006 6:32 PM

"HP" System says CDROM/DVD WRITE is functioning properly, yet, Cd will not spin in the unit...
Please help????????????

kulbir
January 23, 2006 7:39 PM

please help me ASAP, i have recently bought 2 brand new DVD RW CD's one is + and the other is - when i put into my drive it says there is no space left and that there are 0 bytes left. please tell me why and how this has happened so i can fix the problem.

thank you so much

Tess
January 24, 2006 1:43 PM

Help!
My dvd-r plays dvds, cds ect BUT when I put in a dvd r disk, it says it is a cd rom, which it clearly ISN'T! It then will only let me burn music to the dvd disk! I cannot burn any dvds but used to be able to with a snap of my fingers (not literally)
PLEASE HELP

Latoya Ramos
January 24, 2006 6:06 PM

When I put a CD( Picture CDs, and MUsic CD's) in my CD-ROM it dosent run at all. It used to work, and we have kept our computer in good condition, what could possibly be wrong, and How can it be fixed?

Lorie
January 29, 2006 12:21 PM

My cd rom, burner, does not work anymore. When any cd is inserted, nothing happens at all. Any help??????

mike
February 3, 2006 3:03 AM

i was trying to install a new 40gb hard disk on my pc but it couldnt see it so i was told to upgrade the BIOS. i did that but it still couldnt see it. i thought it was the IDE cable so i changed the cables of the cdrom with that of the hard disk. eventually when i put it back and i started the computer the cdrom could not be seen when i opened MY COMPUTER the cdrom icon was not there so i had no way to access it. i dont think its a jumper problem coz i checked them to make sure that they were put right. what can i do to recognise the cdrom.i need to get it fixed asap ive got some urgent work to finish up.

kiel
February 3, 2006 11:23 AM

I have a cd rom that will burn data such as Dicom data for medical pourposes, but it is unable to read them. THe CD's are not readable to any computer? Any sugestions?
out

Terrell
February 4, 2006 11:59 AM

Just wanted to know my drives was working perfectly unit couple of days ago. Now my all of a sudden my DVD/CD-RW Drive(E:)can't play or burn DVDs, but can play and burn CDs

Chris
February 5, 2006 5:56 AM

My cd burner isnt working all of a sudden. When i open up any burning software, i always get an error message.

Michael
February 5, 2006 3:26 PM

my external dvd burner stoped working. well with no matter what program it burns the whole dvd then ejects with a messedge from wincd that the disk hassent completed and needs to be reinserted, when i push it back in it says no free space on disk. my friends wont work on my computer either and its brand new.is it somthing else?

Dave
February 7, 2006 8:53 AM

My CD-rom is installed, Windows XP recognizes the model type and drive. If you click on eject CD that works. Whe you put a CD in either CD or CD rewrite drive you get nothing. I uninstalled the drivers. Reinstalled them. Disconnected the cd roms themselves reconnected them. Checked the master and slave jumpers, making sure they were correct and that the bios was correct with these settings. What could it be?

David
February 11, 2006 8:07 AM

I have changed out my CD reader for a CD/DVD + - wright and rewrite. It works with instant CD for coping etc. However when I try to install a new program or read direction for my new monitor I get nothing. I can hear the drive start up the little light flashes then nothing. Help. David

James
February 14, 2006 8:20 AM

Hello, I'm desperate. I have a fairly new Sony computer that just wont burn cds. I always get an error message. I tried using an external burner which i know works but still i get the error message. Help what is wrong?

Leo
February 14, 2006 9:24 AM

Not enough information to say. At a minimum I'd need to know the exact text of the error message.

James
February 16, 2006 1:11 PM

Hello Leo. My computer just wont burn cds. It gets about 2% done then kicks it out. The external cd also does the same thing. Please help i'm desperate.

frank
February 17, 2006 3:04 AM

hi leo i went into a office to look at pcs one has windows me the other has same when i put a cd in it doesnt do a thing please help as need to get it up and running asap would be greatful if you could help thanks frankie

Lindsay
February 23, 2006 7:21 AM

Help! My CD drive has been working fine since i got my computer, and all of a sudden i had to have a few goes at opening and closing the cd drive until it played the disk. now it doesnt play anything at all. it shows the little cd for a minute on screen, then it doesn't do anything at all. it's really annoying me because i want to install things and play my cd's. can you help?

Grant
February 25, 2006 8:47 PM

Hmm it seems a ton of people are having the same problem as me( On MANY forums). (That is their drives recognise DVD's but not cd's and seem to have "mysteriously stopped working instantly".
I own an Emachines M6805 laptop with a SLIMTYPE COMBO LSC-24082K DVD/CD drive. Yesterday i opened up the laptop to remove whatever was stuck in the fan. Anyway i fixed that problem only to cause this one. THis leads me to beleive that either some cord or wire has come lose or broken when i was fixing the laptop.
Any help would be gratefully apreciated, although it seems unlikely i can get any on this topic :)

Andrew
February 28, 2006 5:54 PM

Hello, For some reason, my cd drive will not open, i re arranged the plugs and so on so that air could cool my computer, because wries where EVERYTHWRE, and my comp was over heating,
and now, my cd drive wont respond, i pluged everything back to the normal things, and it still wont respond, i cant open it....and the green light wotn come on for it.
please e-mail me and help me guys.
andrewbelluz@hotmail.com

JM
March 4, 2006 8:57 AM

I have an HP pavilion a1140n. It has been working fine and suddenly both my DVD drives will not recognize disks of any kind. Everything says they are working fine, but they can't read. i have uninstalled them both and let XP reinstall them. It does not help.
Thanks,
JM

Mike
March 6, 2006 4:09 AM

Hey guys My cd rom doesn't work.... THe light is glowing but my computer doesn't recognize the CD content.. It doesn't want to open my cd rom in explorer.. I have a liteon blah blah blah... Please guys HELP!!!!

Cool kid
March 7, 2006 6:47 AM

Hi leo

My CD-Rom drive doesn't work and I need serious help with my drive. I put my CD inside the drive and every time I put it in it doesn't do anything. The light flashes for about 6 seconds and then no windows open. Please help me.

MBC
March 7, 2006 6:56 PM

Liteon 526D runs a few seconds and quits...(can't install).
From what I've seen posted here, it's virus time again. When it's been this bad before, I've always done a system restore, but this is a strange and sick looking situation folks. I can't even start over again.
Anybody out there?

Azhar
March 9, 2006 1:29 PM

when insert cd in cd rom it show all of my cds as a audio cd. what can i do what's wrong with me cd rom?

dave
March 11, 2006 8:49 AM

my e machines cd/dvd rom will not read any discs at all iots doing my head what is wrong wiyh it.....

Joe
March 11, 2006 10:09 AM

When I turn on my computer there is an intermitant grinding in my DVD Rom area. IT grinds about every 2 minutes, for a few moments, then stops. I restart my computer and that usually fixes it but...why is it grinding?

Help, Please,
Thank you,
Joe

brad
March 13, 2006 11:45 PM

My CD drive has been working fine since i got my computer, and all of a sudden i had to have a few goes at opening and closing the cd drive until it played the disk. now it doesnt play anything at all. it shows the little cd for a minute on screen, then it doesn't do anything at all. it's really annoying me because i want to install things and play my cd's. can you help?

christian
March 17, 2006 2:14 PM

help me my 2 Cd-roms is gone i cant install it or do anything i can put a cd in to it but i cant see it on my computer its not there i cant listen to music CD´S help me please

christian
March 17, 2006 2:16 PM

it cant read the cd/dvd roms and audio games why it cant do anything its lightning then stops

christian
March 17, 2006 2:19 PM

???????????? i going mad on this computer i want to trow it from the window it costs more than 5000 i gonna get sick

Dcw6
March 18, 2006 7:56 PM

I am having the same problem as Cool Kid. I put the cd in, it doesnt do anything. I click a program(like My Computer) and it works for like 3 seconds, then it freezes, I eject the disk and all the things i did when it was frozen start going.Please Help!!!

manny
March 19, 2006 2:25 PM

my pc does not read my cd rom help.

bob
March 24, 2006 3:18 AM

My CD drive has been working fine since i got my computer, and all of a sudden i had to have a few goes at opening and closing the cd drive until it played the disk. now it doesnt play anything at all. it shows the little cd for a minute on screen, then it doesn't do anything at all. it's really annoying me because i want to install things and play my cd's. can you help?

Ali Asghar
March 28, 2006 11:18 AM

it cant read the cd/dvd roms and audio games why it cant do anything its lightning then stops

Neicey
March 29, 2006 6:17 AM

My dvd-cd rom does not work. It worked since I had my computer but now I cannot see the drive that it is suppose to be on. It is not reading the cd or dvd. I went into the device manager and it had the yellow color with the black exclamanation mark in it. It says that the device can not be found. What can I do to resolve this problem.

John
April 3, 2006 6:38 PM

I tried to put my cd roms in my dvd drive but it acts like it is going to install them and then it just stops reading the cd and doesnt do anything, it is like a cd is not even there. My dvd drive does not even read it. Can you please help me?

Bill
April 16, 2006 3:07 PM

Hi, I tried to eject a cd from my cd-rom drive but the cd won't eject. I can still use the cd in the drive but I can't change it now, whenever I try to eject it it just acts like I re-inserted the disk and restarts the disks program. Anyways all I want to do is change the disk, any help thnx.

Dan
April 26, 2006 11:36 AM

My CD-Rom wont read Data CD's but it reads music cd's. What can I do to fix it?

zinuro
April 26, 2006 11:46 PM

yo i have an dell deminsion e510 with an dvd/cd rw and i had this pc for a few weeks and all of the sudden it wont read cds and software cds but the dvd works just fine can you help me i cant play games anymore!!!!!!!!!!

Rhiannon
April 30, 2006 12:04 PM

my disc drive doesn't recognize my discs. the computer will tell me no disc.. I can't even run a cleaner because it won't run it!!!
please tell me what i did. I just used the drive two days ago and no one but myself uses my computer.

Casey
May 10, 2006 6:15 PM

I have a CD-RW/DVD all of the sudden it wont read cds and software cds but the dvd works just fine can you help me

marvin
May 11, 2006 6:08 AM

My DVD/CD-RW was working perfectly and now it can read a cd but does not display anything at all.at device manager it says the machine is working properly.whats wrong with it.is it an internal chip damaged or what?

Elyse
May 15, 2006 4:11 AM

I'm having a problem with my computer. It's not the same as my CD-ROM drive making a terrible noise. I wish it was because then at least I'd know it's still recognized. My problem is it won't play any CDs, won't burn any CDs, and when I go to "My Computer" to try and open it from there, there isn't even an icon anymore for the CD-ROM drive. It's not reading any CDs and there's no way for me to open any CDs from my computer. The CD-ROM drive is suddenly tottally unrecognizable. Please help!!!

Chris
May 18, 2006 9:26 AM

Hey i am having a problem i have a Samsung CDRW/DVD SM-348B I have been told i can burn DVDs on it but when i put a Blank DVD disc in the Drive Dosen't even notice its in the drive according to it theres no Disc in there. Please help! Chris

stephen cox
May 18, 2006 3:23 PM

I tried to put my cd roms in my dvd drive but it acts like it is going to install them and then it just stops reading the cd and doesnt do anything, it is like a cd is not even there. My dvd drive does not even read it. Can you please help me?

claire
May 22, 2006 9:02 AM

when i try to copy songs onto a disk, it tells me to enter a blank cd into the D drive but i try opening it but it wont open

Jasper
May 24, 2006 4:21 PM

Hi,

I have a Samsung cd-r/rw sw-252s
and a Liteon cd-rom ltn525

Both don't work no more.
I did not change cables
I did not delete drivers or installs
I did not use the players wrong

They just don't work properly. They won't show in my explorer. They open their plates and I can put my cds in 'em but I can't see whats on the disk because my computer doesn't find them. He shows a 31 failure or something. That both cdromplayers are adapted to another device which doesn't work properly.

please help me.

Jasper

Iru.Ora
May 28, 2006 2:42 PM

I puta cd ( data/music/etc) but it does not read it ( keeps saying insert cd ). What could possibly be wrong?? Need your advice.

Jacob
May 29, 2006 12:47 PM

My cd-rom dirve has stoppped after 4 months reading nay cd what so ever it is a 48x cd/dvd reader combo drive.

annon
May 30, 2006 7:59 AM

www.techsupportforum.com

kyle
May 31, 2006 7:18 PM

I have a cd-rom that doesn't read some CDs. When i put one of my cds in it it runs, but when i click "install" i can hear the cd-rom run but then it stops. I really need your help.

Shiv Goel
June 2, 2006 10:56 AM

I'm having a problem with my computer. It's not the same as my CD-ROM drive making a terrible noise. I wish it was because then at least I'd know it's still recognized. My problem is it won't play any CDs, won't burn any CDs, and when I go to "My Computer" to try and open it from there, there isn't even an icon anymore for the CD-ROM drive. It's not reading any CDs and there's no way for me to open any CDs from my computer. The CD-ROM drive is suddenly tottally unrecognizable. Please help!!!

Ronald
June 3, 2006 1:07 PM

My Cd-rom doesn't work no more. It's and optorite dvd rw/+rw drive. When I insert any type of media it doesn't show up on my my computer screen , neither does it plays automatically. but when i put in a cd and press the play button on the drive a cd will work, but when i try to play in another program (like window's media player) it appears like there isn't even cd drive, i know my hard drive have been getting low, i freed some space and still nothing happens. I have to cd-rom drives and neither work. I know i recently put in a 512mb of memoory... Can you help

spottoz
June 11, 2006 6:47 AM

well surprise , im actually having trouble with not ONE, but BOTH of my samsung dvd drives, they are pretty well brand new (a year old maybe now) and it is driving me insane... 15 DVD's are corrupted from burning, plus another gee lets see 5-6... i really am sick of samsung DVD oh my gawd

gareth
June 11, 2006 7:44 AM

my disk drive wont read any of the cd-roms i insert. why? can you help?

billy
June 15, 2006 10:44 PM

When i try to put a cd in the cd rom drive i press the button but it isn't coming out and is making a terable noise any ideas how i can make it come out

dina
June 23, 2006 9:22 AM

i have the same problem as jasper my cd drive and writter,icons don,t appear on mycomputer and i need them badly please answer me so fast

Danny
July 9, 2006 7:32 PM

My CD-ROM drive has disappeared. Any suggestions on how I can get it back?

DAWAR
July 12, 2006 9:37 AM

my cd-drive can't show its icon?

igb
July 15, 2006 4:19 AM

My CD-ROM drive has disappeared. Any suggestions on how I can get it back?

Emily
July 19, 2006 10:18 AM

I put my CD in and I pushed the button but it doesn't automatically appear on the screen and I coudldn't find it on my computer because I haven't installed it yet. Please help!

Dragos
July 25, 2006 5:44 AM

I made from my cd-rom a cd-player. I put a cd in,but there wasnt any sound in the earphones,and even when i tried to eject the disc, it didn't. I open it and looked for some problems like a broken belt,or a dusted laser but everything is allright. Any sugestions?

Jose
July 26, 2006 1:22 AM

I'm having the same problem as gareth, except my E: or F: wont show in my computer at all. I tried to switch the IDE around and the jumper cable, why doesnt it still work? Through dos it said it is reading it, but it is not displaying.

Kapila99
July 26, 2006 1:32 PM

my E: or F: wont show in my computer at all. I tried to switch the IDE around and the jumper cable, why doesnt it still work? It is not displaying, either.

Arthur Larkin
July 26, 2006 8:01 PM

I really don't understand it but my CD-ROM light stays on and I'm getting no response from the cd-rom itself. The tray doesn't even open anymore. Now when trying to perform a clean install with my secondary CD/DVD a great deal of the files are missing and the cursor keeps blinking. Please help somebody.

chandra
July 31, 2006 8:11 PM

My CD-ROM comes out and gets in automatically every now and then. So I cannot put cd and it has no time to read. Please help.

Debbie
August 5, 2006 8:33 AM

My disk drive worked fine last week, but suddenly it's only playing dvd's and will not read a cd-rom or audio cd. the computer states that there is no disk
I went through the troubleshoot program in the device manager to no avail. Help, I'm not a techie

Andy
August 6, 2006 1:09 PM

I recived a dell computer form my wifes work and am trying to wipe it clean and remove win 2000 to put XP on it. when I tried the first attempt it screwed everything up in the computer and wiped the cd-rom out. Ive tried to load the controllers for it from a website but it still won't work or even show up in the device manager settings. what am I missing? when i try to boot it from floppys it tells me that my scsi controllers arnt hooked up or working. Thanks andy

bubba
August 7, 2006 4:44 AM

I have 4 computers and CD Rom drives NEVER SEEM TO WORK RIGHT.... I hope one will be available in the future that actually works!!!!

obryan
August 23, 2006 12:10 PM

hello my cd rom recently stop working it doesnt read any cd rom and the red light stays on at all times as if it was burning a cd what should i do

Nestor
August 28, 2006 6:56 AM

When i put in a cd into my rom, everything starts but the disk isn't read. When i put in other disks, it did the same thing. What is going on?

Catherine Roussel
August 30, 2006 8:50 AM

I've had the same computer and CD-ROM Drive for 2-3 years. They used to both work properly but recently i couldn't get the CD-ROM to read certain CDs. Now the computer isn't reading the CD Drive at all.

Everytime i click an icon that needs a CD, a message keeps popping up saying 'No CD-ROM drive found.' And i have put the correct CD in.

What's wrong and how can i fix it?

Darielly
September 10, 2006 9:37 AM

I don't understand why my dvd/cd rom drive read dvd and original cds but no copies of cds. Can anyone help me please.
Thank you.

ricardo
September 11, 2006 8:37 AM

my cd-rom nor dvd-rom shows when i open my computer. sum1 plz help me

Andrew Young
September 14, 2006 12:18 AM

My computer on CD-Rom drive didn't work so I can't listen to music from my CDs,When I put my cds it it tells me that there's no disc in drive.

Plz Me

mary
September 25, 2006 12:32 PM

why can't my cd rom not read cd or dvd anymore

Benjamin Birman
September 27, 2006 3:39 AM

Why is my new CD-RW drive only coming up as a CD-ROM drive?

I recently purchased a '52x32x52 Lite-On CD-RW SOHR-5239V' Drive for my computer and it is only coming up as a CD-ROM drive, no write or rewrite access. I have tried all I can think of, reconnecting it, reordering the CD drives, removing the other CD drive, tried 4 different drivers, tried the companys home sites, which didn't even have ANY drivers for it, even some software titles, and it just won't work as a CD-RW drive!

Here's my computer info:
eMachines eMonster 1000b
P3 1GHz
384Mb RAM
Optical Drive A: 52x32x52 Lite-On CD-RW SOHR-5239V
Optical Drive B: Samsung CD-RW 208g (not 100% sure, it's unplugged right now and didn't think to write it down, hehe)

Please help, I can't afford to take it to the shop just to have a CD-RW installed, not to mention the humiliation I'd face somebody around here, knowing I finally ran into something I can't fix, kidding... mostly, hehe.

Leo Notenboom
September 27, 2006 7:32 AM

Typically if not all features are available for a newly installed device, it implies that there's probably some driver software that needs to be installed to enable the rest. Did the drive come with a CD and/or drivers? If not, check with the manufacturer.

Michael Lollis
September 27, 2006 3:37 PM

Recently my cd rom and my dvd rom went out. My computer recognizes the hardware is there but cannot read it. The drives are gone from my computer now. I have checked to make sure all of it was plugged in correctly. I also cannot get the ip address for my cable modem (internet). Do these problems have something in common. What should i check next?

stan
October 9, 2006 1:51 PM

my lite-on cd-rw drive doesnt work...at first the tray would open but i would get a "no cd found in cd-rom drive" message...so i unistalled the whole thing from the device drivers page and now i cant reinstall it...either way..how do i make it work? (btw, now the tray doesnt even open or the light doesnt flash)

Daly
October 10, 2006 2:16 PM

I have a HP dvd lightscribe burner (740i)and a LG CD driver in my computer but neither of them are recognizing CD-RW. I use Windows XP HOme Edition SP 2. What can I do? Please... Thank you in advanced

tea&silk
October 11, 2006 5:29 AM

I've been burning discs fine and then i put one in, it loaded, and then when i put a blank dvd in, the spat it out after about 25% and said there was an error. so i put another in. and now it won't even recognise that there is a disc in there! and it's making the most horrible noises!! pls help me!!

Saurabh
October 13, 2006 3:57 AM

cd drive icon is not coming in my computer

shawn Edwards
October 14, 2006 8:11 AM

when i put a disc into my cd/dvd rom drive it makes a sound like it is loading and after a while it just stops trying to read the disc all together

Adam
October 18, 2006 3:52 AM

When i put a dvd into my dvdrw drive it plays the dvd but if i put a cd in it does not reconise a thing. it has previously worked but suddenly didn't

Thomas
October 18, 2006 1:30 PM

I dont know what can be wrong I put a CD in and it starts going in and out making a funny noise but it never reads the CD-ROM~

anita
October 31, 2006 4:08 PM

I have cd-rom cd-rw drive, however when I go put a cd-rom that has info on it into the drive it just blinks yellow, makes no sound and nothing pulls up for the drive. It did work at one time in the past. I have put in a CD-R disc. Any help would be appreciated.

sanger
November 4, 2006 3:36 PM

when i put the power in my cd-rom and u know the stuff when we press eject the cover where we put its goes inside and come outside everytime i on my computer help me contaact me time141@hotmail.com

brittney
November 7, 2006 9:01 AM

I just dropped my moms computer on a hardwood floor. and when i started it everything worked fine until then i tried to put in a disk and it cannot read it. it says theres nothing in the drive. i don't know what to do to fix it. i've tried to put in a couple of different cds and restart the comp. everything looks fine inside too. do you have any suggestions or will it have to be replaced?

Leo Notenboom
November 7, 2006 9:26 AM

Sounds like the CD-ROM drive has broken, yes. Especially if you're certain that all the cables are properly seated inside the computer.

Freddy
November 11, 2006 1:56 AM

Leo, I have an HP Pavilion laptop with a CD-RW/DVD-ROM drive. One day, I put a brand new audio CD in the drive to rip it to the laptop's hard drive. The ripping process was successful. I then ejected the disc and powered down the computer. Ever since, the drive is now non-responsive. The light on the drive constantly blinks at regular intervals, whether there's a disc in the drive or not. No discs (DVD, audio CD, data CD, etc.) cause any type of response. No spin-up, nothing. The light just continues to blink. Occasionally, I can open the empty drive and shut it, and the light will stop blinking (until I power down and power back up again). The drive IS registering in device manager and "my computer". Any ideas of what happened, and if it's at all software related?? Thanks, dude.

Dana
November 13, 2006 8:19 AM

I can't get my disc drive to open. HELP

josh
November 23, 2006 9:48 PM

when i put a cd in to install something nothing happens like it doesnt read the cd can you help?

yer
November 24, 2006 9:07 PM

when i put a disc into my cd/dvd rom drive it makes a sound like it is loading and after a while it just stops trying to read the disc all together

MAX12
December 11, 2006 5:16 PM

I DON'T HAVE LOT OF MEMORY

Bob
December 14, 2006 4:12 PM

rebuilding a computer, took a 2 year old cd drive from another computer and put it in the one i am building. i finished the computer and the ribbon, audio cord, and the power cord from the power source are all conected to the cd drive. No Power!!!( i tried using different power cords from the power source, but still no luck) HELP ME PLEASE!!!!!!

nabil
December 19, 2006 2:34 PM

can u help me my cd drive icon wont show on my computer and my cd drive wont read anything

Elisa
December 28, 2006 9:25 PM

Ok so I understand the extreme of the article, yet I do not want to replace my DVD/CD drive just yet. The problem is that I was watching a movie and during the end i guess the disk was scratch and my drive was unable to finish the movie, so i decided to play another dvd, yet none afterwards would work properly. The movie played but was VERY CHOPPY..so are my CDs which songs are now sung CHOPPY. Will a drive cleaner work or should i just repair the whole drive? Thank you!!!

Paul
January 4, 2007 5:48 PM

My cd drive didn't work it it wasn't in my computer folder and would read discs so got a new one now this one doesn't either.

sven
January 12, 2007 3:17 AM

liteon combo reads and writes cds but not dvds read or write. was working fine . tried to fix by upgrading firmware didnt help. tried windows trouble shoot cant find rma to adjust.

ethan
January 12, 2007 6:48 PM

my cd drive was working fine one day then the next day it just stopped reading anything like i had disabled it or something and now my drive wont even read cds, if anyone knows how or why pls let me know on how to sort this out thank you

nazra
January 18, 2007 3:38 PM

when i put a cd in to install something nothing happens like it doesnt read the cd can you help

bill
January 18, 2007 3:56 PM

why wont my cd burner read that i have a blank cd in the cartridge ready to burn

Ahmed
January 29, 2007 3:22 PM

My DVD ROM drive doesn't read ANY CDs but can read all DVDs

Cindy
February 6, 2007 8:51 AM

my CD Rom drive wont read cd's and the icon dosent show up in the control panel.I have it set to master slave it's on it's own cable.but when i boot up it say's it's installed.but it wont read any CD's can you help.thanks

craig hughes
February 6, 2007 4:22 PM

my cd/dvd roms wont read any cd or dvd when i put a disc in them the lite comes on and it spins but my computer does not seem to recognize them ive tryed all i know can you help me please thankyou

jane
February 8, 2007 4:03 AM

i bought a driving test disc but when i put it in nothing happens. can you help

fran
February 14, 2007 10:28 PM

My laptop DVD/CD ROM will play DVD's but no CD's. Previously it played both. Most articles discuss the opposite problem (will play cd but not DVD)Some suggest that DVD is read by a different laser than the cd? The computer does not recognize that a cd has been inserted.However, DVD's play immediately. Any thoughts?

anup
February 16, 2007 7:17 AM

when i put cd rom in my system it doesn't support it but when i attach dvd it works fine,, where is the problem?

Kelly
February 16, 2007 12:59 PM

When I try to burn a music cd off of Windows Media Player, nothing happens, it recognizes the cd, but wont work. There are no errors or anything. What can i do? Please help!!

Thomas.A.K
February 18, 2007 10:45 AM

hi, i saw this comment"My DVD ROM drive doesn't read ANY CDs but can read all DVDs"
but i did not fint the answer, igot the same problem my self:S i can brun and read DVD, i can read cd if it is not empty, but i cant READ or Brun if the cd IS empty:S
i have a dell dimension/Xps 9150 and i am using microsoft Vista

Firelord
February 20, 2007 2:45 AM

My CD/DVD driver dosent work... It worked before but not now. When i put an CD in the driver it dosent read.

melody j.
February 21, 2007 9:05 PM

My husband took the laptop to work to play Diablo II on his downtime and it won't work now. The game won't play and none of my audio cds will play either. It says the E: drive is empty on the audios ad on the game it sas the cd-rom doesn't recognize the game

joey
February 22, 2007 10:18 PM

Audio cds work fine in my cdrom but games and program discs do not work. I tried reinstalling the cdrom drive but nothing worked please help.

illy
February 24, 2007 7:34 AM

My DVD-ROM drive can read anyting exept CD-ROM! I can't play at Sims! :'(

Rohun Davda
February 25, 2007 9:10 AM

My cd and dvd drives don't read my cds and dvds. What shall i do?

Dave
February 26, 2007 11:43 AM

I cannot burn a CD to copy music from my ripped music files on Media Play or Nero Express. It makes the attempts, but aborts burning mid way with an error message. It won't burn data files either. Do I need a new drive?

Dave

redneckg46
March 4, 2007 11:42 AM

my laptop can play movie cds but when i put my game cd roms in it is running but not playing my games...would you please let me know the problem...my nephew recently put on my comp. a program to play movies would that have something to do with it? mabe i need to change something to read and play my cd rom games...please let me know something...thank you kindly..redneckg46

Max
March 17, 2007 3:37 PM

I bought the dvd-rom game hitman for my computer.... except i can't get my dvd-rom to even read the disk, nothing happens when i put it in, it doesnt even spin. Ive tried everything from different disks to different computers and i only have a problem on mine. whats happening?

Leo Notenboom
March 17, 2007 3:41 PM

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I'd start by making sure that other DVD-ROM's work in that drive. You may have
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Leo
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desiree
April 6, 2007 5:06 PM

i need help im trying to burn a cd on windows media player and it wont work. the cd im using is dynex cd-r. i just hope you could e-mail me with am answer.

ANgela
April 13, 2007 1:16 PM

when i try playing something on my cd/dvd-rom on my toshiba laptop. it has an error that says 1/o error message.

KEVIN
April 18, 2007 6:58 PM

JUST RECENTLY MY DVD/CDRW DRIVE HAS JUST STOP READING CDS. LIKE IT STILL READS CD ROMS AND DVDS BUT WHEN I PUT IN A CD TO LISTEN TO OR A BLANK CD TO BURN, IT DOESNT READ. IT SAYS INSERT CD OR BLANK CD. PLZ WHAT CAN I DO?

Michelle
April 21, 2007 10:39 PM

my laptop won't display the function that allows me to select what program I want to view my burned cds (video) to play in. When I play dvds the functions works fine. How do I get the prompt to work for cds?

Jim Lock
May 5, 2007 6:17 PM

My cd rom drive doesn't regonise anything. When i have my dvd burner on it says can not locate my driver. Is this my cd rom or my laptop not being able to find my cd rom? Please help its driving me mad and I was just about to start making promotional dvds for my website!!!

Diena Mims
May 20, 2007 1:31 PM

My cd rom does not read cds or burn music. please give me a solution

Marcos Eduardo Nogueira
May 22, 2007 5:44 AM

Mr. LEO:

Greetings from Brazil.


My personal computer uses Windows and LG CD-ROM driver. Recently, when I put any CD in the case, whole computer's out and don't work more unless I start it again.
Few days ago, Sniffer spyware was removed from my PC. I don't know if this pest could be the trouble of CD-ROM drive.
Can You help me?

Marcos.

Belle
June 5, 2007 9:05 PM

if i want to burn a movie into a CD, what cd rom should i used? is it different cd rom. i can use my cd rom to back up my doc into the cd. why not for movie???

Pu Shao
June 10, 2007 8:01 PM

My laptop cd/dvd drive does not want to read any type of burned disc, when i put it in it makes the sound it normally makes when reading a cd but they stops shortly, is there a problem with the drive?

Summer
June 17, 2007 5:04 PM

OK i have no clue what's wrong with both of my drives [CD/DVD] they arent both working..when i put a cd in them nothing happens and it doesnt read the cds can you please help me in telling me what to do ? i would really appreaciate your help
thanks
-Summer

luis sanchez
June 22, 2007 10:47 AM

my cd rom doesnt want to burn music when I try it displays a message saying that it can't detect a driver please attach a driver it was working fine a few days ago !please help

Brooke
June 24, 2007 12:28 PM

Well when i put in a cd..the media player works fine..i can rip and burn music cd's. but when i tried to put in a dvd my computer kept asking to put in a disk.like there wasn't one in there..i don't know what to do. Can you help?

Michael
June 26, 2007 9:15 AM

I cannot get my Toshiba Protege laptop to work with my external CD/ROM, I am running windows 98 on the laptop, it is an older laptop. What seems to be the problem, or do I need to take the laptop and the CD/ROM to the Geek squad to figure it out for me. If I at least get the thing to work I can run a startup disc to get me started on the internet, but without it I cannot get started srfing on the internet.

dylan
July 7, 2007 6:57 AM

im having troubles my cd rom has bein working find untill the other week and ive been trying to fibd out what is the problem it just wont come out it doest communicate with my laptop do you no any reasons that could be??

john
August 6, 2007 1:45 PM

my computer doesn't want to burn music cds it always keeps saying insert a blanck cd even though i do what can i do to fix it.

anon. e. mous
August 7, 2007 6:46 AM

everything works fine and there is no grinding sound but it's just that the cd won't run. i try to open the cd drive in "my computer" but it doesn't work. i've tried many cds, none of them worked, except when i tried them on a different computer.

Jake
August 10, 2007 4:08 PM

OK, eva since last tuesday my laptop hasnt been able to read my cds, im not sure whats wrong and im thinking of taking it back and getting it repaired, but b4 i do can u try to help me fix it so i wont loose any money?

becci
August 23, 2007 9:33 AM

whenever i try to put my cd in the drive a pop up comes up sayin that there is no cd in the drive but i know i have put it there and every other cd works but the cd tha im having trouble with works fine on my laptop so whats going on?

Donna
August 30, 2007 8:28 AM

Can anyone tell me how to fix my cd/rom drive to read cd's? It was working fine, then it just stopped. I am disabled and cannot afford to take it to a computer shop to have it fixed. I'm not real computer savvy, I'm not comfortable messing with the registry, can someone help me? Thanks Donna

juan gonzalez
August 30, 2007 1:43 PM

leo when i try to play a cd it doesnt work help me

Ana
September 6, 2007 3:58 AM

It is my new pc I bought a week ago.TravelMate 5310 but I do not know what happend I lost the icon for the CD-rom and there is nothing when I put a CD in there.
What can I do to fix this problem?I need a fast solution!

Mark
September 16, 2007 3:29 PM

I recently bought a new game called Two Worlds. When i put the game into my computer, nothing happens...It's like the computer doesnt even read the disc. I DO have all of the requirements and other CDs work on my computer. Whats wrong?

Adam
October 14, 2007 2:18 AM

My desktop computer suddenly crashed on me and ever since that my CD ROM drives dont work, both CD ROM and DVD burner drive and also none of my USB drives work
Do you hsve any idea what the problem could be ?

Leo A. Notenboom
October 15, 2007 3:09 PM

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"It crashed" isn't a lot to go on. I'd make sure your Windows is up to date,
that you're virus and spyware free, and then run the system file checker:
http://ask-leo.com/what_is_the_system_file_checker_and_how_do_i_run_it.html
If that doesn't do it, I'd consider a repair resintall of Windows:
http://ask-leo.com/how_should_i_reinstall_windows.html

Leo


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Cliff
October 24, 2007 5:32 AM

Hello Leo, I am having trouble with my CD ROM it will play DVDs but it will not play CD ROMs can you help me please.

Regards,

Cliff

Michelle Moffett
November 17, 2007 6:27 PM

Hello Leo! I got a new computer several years ago and asked for a CD ROM drive to go in there. Problem is it doesn't work and never has worked. It just makes weird sounds and doesn't do anything. Sometimes it will read what is on a CD (songs) and it will play the music for a second and then it just stops and you hear nothing. Continues to make grinding sounds. It's terrible since we can't install any software on it (we need to install printer software now). We are going nuts. Can you please help?

Andriy
November 23, 2007 9:33 AM

Every time i put a CD or DVD Into computer nothing happens (It shows me that there is no CD in the drive).
Please help me!Thank you very much!

alfred
December 22, 2007 5:14 PM

my dvd and cdrom are not working my system is new.what could be the problem.i went to device manager and they are not being seen.how do i get these devices back in the system

Abby
December 29, 2007 10:44 AM

Leo, I recently got a brand new Dell Inspiron 5305 for Christmas. Everything worked great and all and then when i went to insert the 'Weird Al- Straight Outta Lynwood' CD and DVD it made a loud, strange sound and since then my DVD/CD-RW Drive won't work. I'm only 13 and not willing to tell my mom, knowing it's a very expensive and new computer. I am computer geek, but right now i'm clueless. can i fix it without having to spend money?

-Abby

rik
December 29, 2007 12:45 PM

hi i just bought a fujitsu siemans lifebook c series model 1020 wen i plug my usb in my cd rewriter don't work and disappers from my computer all together can you help

mousa
January 8, 2008 10:52 AM

Every time i put a CD or DVD Into computer nothing happens (It shows me that there is no CD in the drive).
Please help me!Thank you very much!

Petar Stojanovic
January 29, 2008 1:43 PM

Dear Leo, my HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-T20N ATA Device wont read amy type of disks, it works but only that is a problem. What should i do?

kate
March 10, 2008 12:04 PM

Hello Leo, I am having trouble with my laptop CD ROM it can play DVDs but it cannot play CD ROMs and its own installer... can you help me please.

paul sarver
May 21, 2008 7:02 PM

Dear Leo, my cd-rom will not read certain cd's. I've bought two new cd's today and my cd-rom will not read both of them, but it will run old cd's that i've had for a while. Can you please help me.

Colleen Franke
May 23, 2008 12:46 PM

I have an older dell latitude laptop without an operating system or a cd/dvd. Is it possible to download an operating system by hooking it up to another computer? I have an OEM windows xp.

Stella
June 9, 2008 9:07 AM

Every time i put a CD or DVD Into computer nothing happens (It shows me that there is no CD in the drive).
Please help me!Thank you very much

Ruban
June 14, 2008 10:39 AM

Every time i put a CD or DVD Into computer nothing happens (It shows me that there is no CD in the drive).
Please help me!Thank you very much!

Gloria
June 23, 2008 11:36 AM

I have a dimension 2400 and it lost the cdrom all together says it isn't there and i just restore the system. what can i do?

ahmedmohiuddin
June 27, 2008 10:24 AM

can anyone please help, all of a sudden my cd-rom drive will not work, I
have gone into devise manager and clicked on the properties for my cd-rom
drive and it says that it is working properly but when I put a cd into the
drive nothing happens at all
if I go into the devise manager and click the little plus sign below the
word cd rom the name of my devise comes up I then highlighted it and clicked
on properties under the general tab it says that it is working properly,
under the settings tab the number of my drive is indicated in the little
box, I just do not know what to do next any help would be much appreciated.

Mackenzie
July 3, 2008 6:49 AM

Every time i put a CD or DVD Into computer nothing happens (It shows me that there is no CD in the drive)

same thing as you idk wat to do?? please help me

kamal
July 8, 2008 8:47 AM

Every time i put a CD or DVD Into computer nothing happens (It shows me that there is no CD in the drive). I get an error message everytime.
Please help me!Thank you very much!

Fabian Constant
July 10, 2008 12:33 PM

Dear Leo, my HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-T20N ATA Device wont read amy type of disks, it works but only that is a problem. What should i do?

Sheldon Ogiz
July 14, 2008 2:52 AM

all of a sudden my cd-rom drive does not work. I
have gone into device manager and clicked on the properties for my cd-rom
drive and it says that it is working properly but when I put a cd into the
drive nothing happens at all
if I go into the device manager and click the little plus sign below the
word cd rom the name of my devise comes up I then highlighted it and clicked
on properties under the general tab it says that it is working properly.I have tried different cds but all the time I get "Please insert the disk into the drive"Pliz advise!

Paula
July 16, 2008 11:52 AM

I have an IBM THINKPAD and my cd drive does not work I tryed putting in a cd and it makes a spinning noise but nothing comes up. When I look into my computer the only drive there is my c: drive whats do I need to do to get my cd drive working again?

Sudheer Kumar Chawahan
July 27, 2008 6:25 PM

My computer no longer starts. Prior to this the CD ROM did not work. The floppy drive light stayed on. The computer also became very slow to open applications and Adobe Acrobat reader did not work.

mukam
August 21, 2008 11:14 PM

My cd/dvd drive detects only dvd disks, but doesn't allow to write in dvd. And cd is the worst of all, neither does it reads nor writes.

vlad
August 23, 2008 2:10 PM

Where can i get software for my cd rom because i think i acidently deleted it from my computer and now i cant use cd's because it doesnt show up on my computer for some reason

kevin
September 11, 2008 3:07 PM

when i put my cd into my computer i hear a grinding sound but when i use a diffrent cd it works when i put it in another computer and it worked what should i do please help me !

Nicole
September 13, 2008 7:55 AM

my cd rom dvd drive wouldnt open so i got it open by sticking a paper clip in there because it wouldnt open or start. i put a disk in and it doesnt try to start or anything. the green light wont flash either. can you please try to help me.

Steve
September 20, 2008 12:47 AM

I too have a perplexing problem with my ND-6650A CD/DVD combo. It no longer recognises CDs but seems perfectly happy with DVDs. This sounded like a driver problem but a Driver Detective scan says its OK. So I ordered a new (refurbished)drive only for it to arrive with no front panel! Before I cannabalise the old drive for its front panel, can anyone tell me if I am barking up the wrong tree? All help / hints appreciated!

Boca
October 18, 2008 10:11 PM

My CD-ROM is not working, ot won't start at all and it's completly dead. HELP

nathain
October 27, 2008 1:41 AM

when i put a cd into my computer the computr recognises it and rads it but when i go to open th disk say it has pictures on it i can not veiw the pictures or run a installation cd it comes up with an application rror saying *the application failed to initaliz proprly click on ok to terminate th application please help

Davene
November 4, 2008 5:47 AM

MY cd rom quit working put in another one I had in another computer it lights up runs for a second and stops tried everything.dont know what else to do.

Thulani Nkosi
November 27, 2008 11:35 AM

I have FUJITSU computers- SIEMENS, AMILO PRO V3515 with Operating System: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic and my cd drive (Optiarc DVD RW RD AD-7540A ATA device) does not work I tried putting in a DVD RW and it makes a spinning noise but nothing comes up, it was working before. When I look into my computer the only drive there is my c: drive and do not show D: drive as before

When I open the Device Manager from the Control Panel - hardware and sounds, and I right click on the device, it shows the following massage: “Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing. (Code 39) “

When I update the device driver, my computer indicates that the driver is available and is the latest. What do I need to do to get my DVD RW drive working again?

Jay
November 29, 2008 2:48 PM

My CD-ROM will accept my cd but my PC will not read it. I have two cd-rom drives and have done everything the devise manager has asked me. I've unplugged and re-plugged them in. The power supply works fine as I am able to open and close the drives. The device manager reads that I have CD-ROMs but has a yellow exclamation point next to it. I have uninstalled and reinstalled the hardware via device manager. I have even checked for driver updates. Please help Leo, and no I have no grinding sound associated with this issue. Thanks,
Jay

alexandra
December 2, 2008 8:50 AM

my cd rom isnt working all of asudden, i put in a clean unused cd and it keeps telling me to insert another cd, and when i put in a dvd to see if it will run nothing shows up at all, could this be from a virus?

patrick
December 14, 2008 10:13 AM

my cd drive does not work i put in a cd and now it just shut off and wont open. i was playing media player and as soon as i put the cd in the drive i noticed the screen saying "media changing". so i tried to remove the cd but it wont. now i cant burn or rip because my drive wont open or close and my computer no longer sees it. what do i do please help kids need the computer

Dave Palmer
December 17, 2008 8:03 AM

My cd rom, dvd player doesn't work. I had to use the paper clip trick to open the drawer but it's not reading anything. Checked the manager and it says it's working just fine. Should I replace it, hook up an external unit. [Via USB port] or is something corrupt in reading of the unit?
Please help

Jeremy Jenkins
January 18, 2009 2:12 PM

My cd rom and dvd driver does not play any disk and does not show up in my computer folder and device manager. How do i get my cd rom and dvd driver fixed?

Nancy Leiss
January 25, 2009 4:57 PM

I have windows xp and my cd/dvd drive wouldn't recognize the cd so I uninstalled it and now I need to install it again. The only problem I have is I can't find my windows cd. Can you help me with this problem? Thanks

Amber
February 6, 2009 12:32 AM

Im having the same problem sorta. I just bought this computer from a friend. It has no problems playing DVD's but when I try to install photoshop it acks as if I never put a cd in at all. And at times it clicks. While working perfect for other cd's it seems to be having a problem with my P.S.

Saif
February 8, 2009 7:08 AM

my cd drive wont work i tried everything i tried the upper and lower filters thing i tried uninstalling drive i formated my laptop i also used tried removing other things that i found on other websites

kylie
February 8, 2009 1:16 PM

I have FUJITSU computers- SIEMENS, AMILO PRO V3515 with Operating System: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic and my cd drive (Optiarc DVD RW RD AD-7540A ATA device) does not work I tried putting in a DVD RW and it makes a spinning noise but nothing comes up, it was working before. When I look into my computer the only drive there is my c: drive and do not show D: drive as before

When I open the Device Manager from the Control Panel - hardware and sounds, and I right click on the device, it shows the following massage: “Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing. (Code 39) “

When I update the device driver, my computer indicates that the driver is available and is the latest. What do I need to do to get my DVD RW drive working again?

eddy
February 19, 2009 1:02 AM

my cd drive not work if insert acd or dvd it cannot play but in the system it shows that it running normaly what can i do?

Sarah
February 21, 2009 8:35 AM

My cd rom isn't working, I put in any kind of cd and the computer doesn't even respond to it, nothing comes up that says there is something in the drive. It makes a quick weird noise when the cd is first put in but then stops.

Frank
March 23, 2009 7:07 AM

i was loading windows xp on my computer when the power went out,when it cam back on i tried to load the cd again the cd would not load is there a way to get it to load

Rod Streeter
March 30, 2009 9:46 PM

I have this same problem. How do I fix it?
(My cd rom and dvd driver does not play any disk and does not show up in my computer folder and device manager. How do i get my cd rom and dvd driver fixed?)

Nigel Williams
April 7, 2009 10:59 AM

My cd rom and dvd driver does read disk and doesnot show up when I go on my computer. It was working fine. How do I sort this out.

Jennifer
April 7, 2009 8:08 PM

how do i replace my cd rom and where can i buy it?
its for compaq laptop
and if i get someone to do it how much would it cost?

Jared
April 13, 2009 8:30 AM

I recently had to have a new hard drive installed into my DELL. I have Windows XP Home Edition as my OS. The problem I am having is when I go into my computer my CD-ROM and DVD-ROM drives are not there. I had a new battery installed, but I have to go into the setup to reset everything so the drives will show up and then when I try to rip a CD my drives disappear again. Leo, what can I do to fix this problem?

Sarina
April 24, 2009 2:53 PM

My CD ROM wont show up when i click on "my computer". And when i go into the device manager it has a yellow yield sign with a "!" in the middle. My computer is telling me that the drivers are not updated; BUT they are(i don't even think u need drivers anyways). Its an LG. kind of an older model but it still works in my husbands computer just fine. I've tried putting in a different Drive but i get the same thing. I'm using Vista. I also tried doing a system restore point back a month... but that didn't help either. please help me.

Aida
May 11, 2009 5:08 AM

my cd-rom won't even open,but it seems to be on
when i turn on the computer cause i hear it.can i just turn it off till it can be replacec

BAZU
May 30, 2009 12:04 AM

my DVD/CD drive works with one OS but not the other. i have the device driver installed properly, and yet the primary OS still cant recognise the drive as being there. Any advice?

Jacquie
June 7, 2009 4:48 PM

why can't I burn any of my blank cds in my Media player10? Even if I download another burner, it does the same thing, insert a blank cd, when I have done this with different blank cds?

john king
June 7, 2009 7:49 PM

cd rom does not work, says code 16

Jeri
July 28, 2009 1:50 PM

My Cd-rom just quit working; however, my Window Media player will play cd's.................how do I fix this???

Luis Antas
July 30, 2009 4:25 PM

My cd rom don´t start with a CD, but works with a DVD, Why?
thank you.

Andy Spooner
September 13, 2009 3:18 AM

My cd drive does not appear in my computor and my speakers are also not working. I recently formatted my hard drive would this have caused it.

Matthew Miller
October 15, 2009 2:34 PM

Not always true!

I have a HP laptop and it stopped burning DVDs, nomater what it would just make grinding noise and say invalid disc. After some time it stopped playing discs either.

Turns out, I just needed to use a CD/DVD lens cleaner (it's a special disc kit with a CD that has embedded cleaning brushes and alchohol based cleaner solution).

After cleaning the lens it works great and haven't had trouble since!

Sam Morgan
December 12, 2009 2:46 PM

my CD-ROM Doesn't read any cds i put in it and im trying to brun some cds but i dont even have the option to do it. How can i fix it?

karlie
January 19, 2010 12:11 PM

i put a cd or dvd in my cd rom and it does not show up the light lights up but then it just turns off what can i do?

nick
March 19, 2010 7:37 PM

i tried to put in a cd and it said "something, cannot launch because there is smething wrong with your system configuration" after i got it downloaded.

Allison
April 6, 2010 3:24 PM

My computer also makes a grinding noise when it starts up,when I tried to put a disc in it made a loud grinding noise and pushed the disc back out.My Computer is about 1 years old

James
September 2, 2010 4:01 PM

I was studying a few days ago and I loaded up an ASVAB disc...it worked fine...ejected it...Then today, I tried to load up a data CD and found out that my D Drive isn't working anymore. There was an "!" on the drive in Device Manager, and I can't update the driver or anything. I bought this computer less than 2 years ago. What's going on? Would I need to just replace the drive as stated?

Joe
June 18, 2011 2:02 PM

hey, today I was cleaning up my greasy and dirty laptop, and as I was listening to music at the same time, I forgot to NOT clean the Cd rom laser, and accidently did so, and when I went to burn off a disc for my Xbox, the drive just kept on reading, reading etc. I will try a CD lens cleaner, but if anyone has any other reasons or solutions, please help.

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