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dvd drive does not work


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cambo9

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My friend's dvd drive does not read anything. He bought football manger 2007 and when he puts it on nothing responds so we tried with an ordinary dvd which the same thing happened again, no response. :blink:

anybody know how to fix this??

thanks :whistling:
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Hi and welcome to Geeks to Go!

First, let's check the drivers for the DVD drive. To open Device Manager, right click My Computer, Manage, Device Manager. Look specifically under DVD/CD Rom drives (or a category very similar). Does the drive show up there? Is there a yellow ?, !, or other strange icon on it?

If so, we'll need to reinstall the drivers. You'll need a) the CD that came with the drive or computer that contains drivers, or b) the current driver from the drive or computer manufacturer website. If you can't locate the drivers, provide the drive manufacturer and model and I'll try to locate them for you.

If the drive shows up fine in Device Manager, let's try to uninstall it and allow Windows to reinstall it. In Device Manager, right click the DVD drive and choose Uninstall. Reboot. When Windows starts up, it should reinstall the drive.

Please post the results.
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gfunk87

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Exaclty what LindaGail said works, once when i was facing this problem though, When I rebooted, the computer did not recognize the drive. I was afraid i just ruined my friends computer. I turned off the computer, took out the drive, then reconnected it and turned the computer back on, so this was my second reboot, and the computer reinstalled the drive. It prolly won't happen to you, but just in case it does, i thought i'd add this in.

Edited by gfunk87, 24 January 2007 - 08:39 PM.

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