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when i put a dvd into the drive the light flashes but nothing happens, then when i go to my computer and open up the dvd drive it says please insert disc, ive tried everything from uninstalling and reinstalling drivers, to replace the drive with a different and even the regidit thing but nothing seems to help, p.s. the dvd drive is a lightscribe and its running on windows vista home basic version
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Hi bill8409 :)
Couple of questions, will the drive play CD disks and what is the status of the drive in Device Manager?
Go to Start > Control Panel > Device Manager > DVD/CD-ROM drives and then the + symbol, any yellow exclamation
marks or red Xs showing?

From your OP;

to replace the drive with a different


p.s. the dvd drive is a lightscribe

Do you mean you have replaced the original DVD/CD drive and the problem persists?

I know you have done a couple of things on the list below but one of the other suggestions may help;

1. Uninstall the drive through Device Manager.
Restart computer. The drive will be automatically reinstalled.
2. http://support.micro..._problems/en-us
Restart computer.
3. Download, and run Restore Missing CD Drive patch (For Windows XP users) http://aumha.org/regfiles.php#misc
Double click on cdgone.zip to unzip it.
Right click on cdgone.reg, click Merge.
Accept registry merge.
Restart computer.
4. 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.

Thanks to Broni for the above instructions

EDIT: Can I also ask what SP you are using and do you have the boot or recovery disk/s for the computer?

Edited by phillpower2, 28 May 2011 - 03:32 AM.

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Is it an SATA or EIDE (PATA) drive? EIDE use the old style, flat ribbon cables
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