Re: DVD drive won't work



Miss Perspicacia Tick
07-10-2005, 12:49 AM
Valerie wrote:
> I have a HP Pavilion Desktop, with a DVD dive. My problem is that the
> DVD drive will not work dispite all my efforts. When I put any kind
> of disk in it, nothing happens. when I try to get it to read manually
> it says theres no disk in the drive. I tried
> uninstalling/re-installing the driver, but I don't think its
> uninstalling. I clicked uninstall and the whole drive dissappeared,
> didn't even ask me to reboot. then I rebooted and the PC "detected
> new hardware" and there it was. I didn't do any thing, it was like I
> had never uninstalled it. I tried to update the dirves and it said
> they were up to date already. I could use a litte help please?

Val,

I think you may have to concede the drive is shot. Optical drives don't
require drivers, which was why Windows detected it automatically. You can
easily replace it (Pavillions use standard drives - about the only part of
them that is) - a DVD burner will set you back around 25-30 if you know
where to look. I'm using an NEC 3520 that I paid 30 for about a month ago.
Brilliant - I burnt 10 CDs this morning in little over half-an-hour.


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Valerie
07-10-2005, 12:49 AM
"Miss Perspicacia Tick" wrote:
> Val,
>
> I think you may have to concede the drive is shot. Optical drives don't
> require drivers, which was why Windows detected it automatically. You can
> easily replace it (Pavillions use standard drives - about the only part of
> them that is) - a DVD burner will set you back around £25-£30 if you know
> where to look. I'm using an NEC 3520 that I paid £30 for about a month ago.
> Brilliant - I burnt 10 CDs this morning in little over half-an-hour.
>
>


Well, as I said earlier, I'm not trying to, nor do I have any interest in
burning CD's or DVD's, I just want it to READ the discs, so I can play my
games, lol. But yes you may be right in that it probably is shot. My friend
also mentioned this to me as a possibility. So I guess I'm goint to have to
get a new one ; ) Thanks to everybody who replied and tried to help me out,
it was greatly apreciated.


Re: DVD drive won't work