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dvd drive does not recognise cd


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abraham2006

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Hi
im having a sony VAIO laptop my OS is windows vista home basic,
im having some wierd problem with my dvd drive.
im able to read and write data with DVD,but when i insert a CD my drive does not recognise it and im not able to write data on CD.Iuninstalled the drivers and reinstalled but its not working.
kindly help me,thanks in advance.
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Iuninstalled the drivers and reinstalled

What drivers are we talking about? Optical drives don't need any extra drivers since Win 2000.

Try one of these:
1. Uninstall the drive through Device Manager.
Restart computer. The drive will be automatically reinstalled.
or...
2. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060
Restart computer.
or...
3. Go to Device Manager, click a "+" sign next to IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers.
You'll see two items:
- ATA Channel0 (or Primary Channel)
- ATA Channel1 (or Secondary Channel)
Right click on each of them, and click Uninstall. Confirm.
Restart Windows. They'll be automatically reinstalled.

If the above didn't help, most likely, you need a new drive.
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does ans no.2 work for windows vista
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Yes.
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hi
thanks for ur reply,but it didn't help, most likely, i need a new drive.
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Unfortunately, they fail sometimes.
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