computer does not recognize external DVD RW drive
Of course, I am one of the many people who can't afford a new computer, and I still have XP. I have a LG external DVD burner and have been using it for a legal problem. All of a sudden, the computer will not recognize its existence. This happened in the middle of a writing and I run many tests and diagnostics, followed many responses on the Microsoft web site, but I can't get a response. Help!
· What is the number and the model of the computer?
· Were there any changes made on the computer before the show?
· Who is the service pack installed?
You can follow the steps listed in the link below: your CD-ROM drive or DVD drive is missing or is not recognized by Windows or other programs: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/982116
I just newly installed Tiger on my PowerMac G4, and now it does not recognize the DVD/CD drive. I did all the updates and it does not see the DVD in the DVD drive. It works perfectly before a new clean install DVD of the Tiger.
What is your indication that the DVD is not recognized?
Run the utility disc with the disc in the optical drive. The drive will appear in the sidebar of disk utility?
I did all the updates and it does not see the DVD in the DVD drive.
If you put another type of disc in the optical drive, as a music CD, it is recognized?
LightScribe software does not recognize my DVD LightScribe drive. Can someone help? I belive what happened after I enstalled Windows 7!
Have you installed the latest http://www.lightscribe.com/downloadSection/windows/index.aspx?id=810 Lightscribe system software
My computer does not recognize the presence of a dvd in one of my two drives, although she acknowledges a CD. This happens regardless of what dvd I insert.
Thank you very much
Try this; Restart your computer before trying again the disc that plays on your DVD player. If this does not work then there is only one possibility; your DVD drive is DEAD and you need to replace it, or buy an external CD/DVD drive. He comes to the end of the mystery.
I just connected an external DVD - RW drive in my ultrabook of Windows 8 for the first time. The ultrabook recognizes the drive and the dvd movie which are, but Windows Media Player only - only says: "connect a device". The resolution of the issues said that the drive works properly. I can't copy this movie at the video store, because it's a borrowed DVD. So, how do WMP to recognize the DVD drive and play the movie?Hi HWH-CED,DVD playback is possible in 8 Pro windows media center. Player Windows Media 8 has no native codecs DVD added to it. You have the option to purchase an update for your Windows 8, which is Media Center Pack to allow playback of DVDs on your computer.* Note: Media center pack is only an upgrade for existing computers to Windows 8.BryanNeil
I can not access my dvd/cd drive. It shows nothing in my device manager.
I tried a restore which only goes back to December 25, 2015, but without previous restore points available.
Also, I went into regedit and delete upper and lower filters in the appropriate class file. Cd player opens and closes, but that's all. No recognition of windows 7 that it still exists.
It is probably a failure or has failed.
If yours is a desktop PC, the replacement is easy and inexpensive - like $20
If yours is a laptop, the replacement is not easy and can be expensive. However, just a much cheaper solution is to buy an external DVD device that connects via USB for about $25.
Vista does not recognize my dvd ram drive, or a drive__Windows hard usb cannot start this hardware device because its information of configuration (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged. (Code 19)
Windows cannot start this hardware device because its information of configuration (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged. (Code 19)
Error message when you open Device Manager and clicking on the dvd player. Drive does not appear in the window 'computer '. Max_devices downloaded, but it couldn't fix the problem.
19 code means there is a driver conflict such as two devices attempt to use the same resources.
Step 1: Please do all the same underneath if you did some before as is often total
a process that solves the problem.
Try this - Panel - Device Manager - CD/DVD - double click on the device - driver tab.
Click on update drivers (this will probably do nothing) - RIGHT click ON the drive - uninstall.
RESTART this will refresh the default driver stack. Even if the reader does not appear to continue
Then, work your way through these - don't forget the drive might be bad, could be a coward
cable or slight corrosion on the contacts (usually for a laptop) and other issues.
Your CD or DVD drive is missing or is not recognized by Windows or other programs
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060 - a Mr Fixit
Try this fix manually if the Fixit 314060 does not work
Your CD or DVD drive is missing or is not recognized by Windows or other programs-
a Mr Fixit
The CD drive or the DVD drive does not work as expected on a computer that you upgraded to
for Windows Vista
When you insert a CD or a DVD, Windows Vista may not recognize the disc
Your CD or DVD drive cannot read or write media - A Mr Fixit
CD/DVD drive does not appear in Windows Vista, or you receive this error in Windows
Vista installation after booting from the DVD (AHCI)
Drive CD - R or CD - RW Drive is not recognized as a recordable device
Hardware devices not detected or not working - A Mr Fixit
Another possibility is that the cables are loose. Remove ALL power, then make sure that the cables in both
ends. Remove and replace, do not just tight. For laptops, you can often clean power and
contacts data with a pencil eraser.
Some DVD players do not use the Windows default drivers so check with the manufacturer of system and
manufacturer of device to see if there is a firmware or drivers for your drive if necessary.
Step 2: You have disc problems as the CD/DVD is actually 4 discs in 1 case (CD & DVD
Burn and CD and DVD read). So it is not unusual for 1 or 2 operational so that other parts
do it right.
Did you follow the Troubleshooting Guide for the reader who still does not work? There are
the entries in registry that the troubleshooter does not solve and those who "might" be the cause.
Check with your Maker system and a device for the two possible firmware updates and
the correct registry entries for your car.
Here are the keys that I of course are those in question - for the subkeys of the CD/DVD drive
as there will be other subkeys in these keys. Do not forget to ask specific keys involved as well as
You can probably find more info here and maybe even the exact registry for your CD/DVD settings
drive from someone with the same model.
Forums - a lot of expert real help
Use DevManView to locate the CD/DVD in the registry (be careful and do a prior Restore Point)
nothing change) - find the DevManView device and then make a right click on it free in RegEdit.
DevManView - free - an alternative to the standard Windows Device Manager, which displays all the
devices and their properties in flat table, instead of the tree viewer
I hope this helps and happy holidays!
Rob Brown - MS MVP - Windows Desktop Experience: Bike - Mark Twain said it right.
I connect an external DVD / Blu - ray with a USB cable player (as suggested by the manual), but when I go to the icon of the DVD, I get the message "no changer". I plug in a Phillips bluray that seems pretty standard... Anyone who has faced this problem before or can give advice?
You are right
The Stor.E + can be connected to the external CD/DVD drive with a USB cable.
To do this you must select DVD auto play option and need to fix on IT.
Did you do that?
Connect the DVD player via the USB cable to Stor.E TV +.
Select setup-> system-> AutoPlay dvd and active automatic DVD playback
Then select external DVD option in the main interface of the Store TV +.
If this does not work, I recommend you to test the Store TV + as part of another drive to CD/DVD, but to my knowledge, there is no particular standard (of course USB 2.0 should be supported) which would be necessary
I recently installed a new hard drive, video card, and the new monitor. Everything seemed to work very well; has been able to see and use the readers; update of all; now a few days later my PC does not show that I have a Dvd or Cd installed. Shows only an A: drive!If anyone has experienced this before?
Make sure you have the latest vista drivers for your computer which you can get your computer manufacturers Web site
go to their website and look for a driver and software download section
Enter your model number for the last look drivers vista then download and install
Try the microsoft 'fix - it' for your problem below
and read this information too
Hi, have no idea if anyone can help me out here; but my computer is upward; at first, I thought it was the hard drive, but after further investigation, I noticed in the configuration menu of the BIOS that none of my records are to be noticed; I then went into the "boot" and then into "boot device priority" to see if I can put in my recovery cd so that I can just start there and it gives me a list of boot devices... 1st; 2nd; 3rd; 4. a group disk Boot Priority "NOT INSTALLED" list and it says 'NOT INSTALLED' for all of them... it is a dead motherboard? I don' t want to go geek team and ask them to charge me 70 males just to tell me that. I prefer to get all my stuff on the hard drive and hope I can find someone who can fix this... any advice would be really appreciated!
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I think that the disc is a format that is not recognized by Windows. Y their updates or add-ons that will allow me to play in other countries, the video formats on my computer? Thanks again for any assistance.
· You receive no error message when you the DVD?
Step 1: Launch the Media Player DVD Troubleshoot utility
Step 2: You can also check plug-ins that can help you.
DISCLAIMER of THIRD PARTY SOFTWARE: Using third-party software, including hardware drivers can cause serious problems that may prevent your computer from starting properly. Microsoft cannot guarantee that problems resulting from the use of third-party software can be solved. Software using third party is at your own risk.
Should I just a 'driver' of the manufacturer so that windows recognize? Help, please.
The device is a hard drive (250 gb) bought in 2006. LaCie support has provided relevant solutions.
I disconnected the USB line, reconnected with the power of the unit it turned on and off while only plugged, unplugged, and made all possible combinations of many times. My computer does not recognize anything.
I can't find it in my computer, and also, the computer does not list the device in the Device Manager utility.
I have disabled the Windows Firewall.
The computer with which the external drive worked and one that currently does not recognize are model computers windows XP (2008).
Thank you very much for your help.
Thanks for the reply.
In the meantime and after reviewing all similar positions, it turns out that find the 'live' usb device does the trick.
So, other people with similar problems, try the usb cables at the back of the computer (all), then by restarting the connection there.
It worked for me.
Thanks again for the reply!
my computer does not recognize my external hard drive and need to know how to fix it. I need to access files on the hard drive. AS SOON AS POSSIBLE
I suggest you to follow these steps and check if that helps.
Go to Device Manager and check if the hard drive is it recognized.
Go check and management disk if the hard drive is recognized, if so, then try changing the drive letter and check if it helps:
Try to run this under fixit and check if it helps:
Also check out this link:
It will be useful.
my computer does not recognize the Device Manager cd/dvd/rom drive says corrupted or missing code 39
Try following the steps under "Windows 7 or Windows Vista" in the MS KB article:
These measures, to remove the UpperFilters and LowerFilters, values if they exist, in the registry key named can help.
Create a System Restore Point beforehand and restart the computer later.
For these last days, my computer does not recognize the CD/DVD drive. I have tried everything - publishers of registry, check the physical connections inside the computer, the system restore and install Fix - It programs. However, the computer does not recognize this drive. I also wonder if it is a hardware problem. The light on the drive is a constant in green, and does not have the Open button. And when I use the bent-paper-clip-in-the-little-hole and can open the drive, it will not read the disc. Please advise...
I fixed my problem with the BIOS operating system & not recognizing not not my DVD player to reinvest the solder on the motherboard. You can find instructions on how to do it here: http://www.computerrepairtips.net/how-to-reflow-a-laptop-motherboard/
There was a little crazy with my video drivers when I started first, but everything works after resetting the BIOS by default.
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