Satellite C650-1CP - does not recognize DVD
For some unknown reason, my Satellite C650-1CP stopped reading DVDs (although it works for cd), it does not recognize all simply that a DVD is in the drive.
I tried several games (including games that worked on my laptop) and none do not work, any suggestions?
Maybe the DVDs are scratched... Have you tried different types of DVD and you are sure that the drives are ok?
You can also try to remove the server - and lowerfilters in the registry. So follow the instructions in this Microsoft article:
Ive got the computer laptop toshiba Satellite A200 27z & a while a go it wouldn't turn on at all, I took it to a computer repair shop & they seemed to solve the problem, except that they delete all the "stuff" that comes with the laptop.
On the most part, he always does things I want to do. But recently I went to play a dvd in there & it won't work, even if it does not play DVD if theyre sent to me by msn etc.
Normally, when I put a dvd, toshiba dvd player would automatically right away, but now he used. When I go to manually open the dvd player toshiba a message just ups saying:
* the specific drive is not found. Check the settings by going to settings > stock settings > source. or otherwise check that the disc has been correctly connected to the levels
Ive been in the "action settings", but the source area is blocked (do not type anything in it). I don't know much about computers and so do not know how to check if the drive is properly connected.
It will not also recognize when I put a cd that he either, as normally if I put a cd in and then itunes would automatically load upward, now itunes will not appear if a cd is in the laptop & I can't find it anywhere.
can help someone, I have no idea about these things!
I had this problem a few months ago, I thought that I should send it to be repaired but Windows Mr Fixit made and my dvd player is running again
Here is the link
I hope this works for you
Can anyone help?
I've tried several brands of DVD - R, but also blank discs DVD + R on my Satellite Pro A60, but very few of them are even recognized.
Pioneer DV - RW DVR - K13A is supposed to work correctly when I check the Properties tab.
I tried to watch upodates but frmwre - na .zip was not allowed to work, the D drive was not considered appropriate...
What exactly do you mean? Is the drive does not support content or there is problem if you want to burn data on DVD-R media?
Can you please explain this a little more carefully?
Just FYI: I use the empty media TDK almost 5 years and I can say that TDK is very good for this kind of things.
Hello I have a Satellite P30, can't read the DVD or CD when I try to open the DVD or CD the Explorer session seems to hang for a while and then comes with a screen reader DVD-RAM with the option on the left to write files to a CD. I installed the latest drivers and BIOS for my laptop.
I am at a loss, everything was working fine until recently the does'nt PC seem to recognize I have a cd or drive normalDVD drive it just see the of it as a DVD RAM drive.
When I put a dvd in side light flashes orange and the system hangs just for awhile. I sometimes get an IO error when trying to read from a cd. What I put in it thinks I want to write files
I suggest that you check in Device Manager to see if there is a problem with your hard drive. In any case, it may be helpful to remove the device from Device Manager and then restart for the drive is recognized again as a new installation.
The multidrive on my laptop does not recognize DVD-he just turns and clicks.
It recognizes the CD tho. I've had this problem before, but did not pick up the CD player and it plays DVDs.
I managed to solve this last time, but I do not remember how.
Don't you remember how you solved the problem? ?:|
Hmm, very strange.
However, I think that it s a problem of calibration of lens of the drive.
The lens can not be calibrated properly and that's why the drive cannot read the media.
Have you tried to remove the drive from the laptop? If this is not the case, try to remove it. Then start without the drive. Then shut off the unit. Reinstall the drive and start the laptop. The firmware should take over again and maybe the lens is calibrated in the right position.
You can also try to clean the lens gently. But if the whole points will not help you may need to replace the drive
I have a Satellite C650, who does not start, when it lights there are two options, Startup Repair launch which leads to a black screen and mobile arrow, the screen remains like that until you turn it off the button stop (seriously ive left for about 10 hours). The other option is to start windows normally resulting in a blue screen and the laptop restarts itself.
Help me please, make things worse I can't find the box that it came in which contains the guarantee and recovery disc
You can start your laptop in safe mode? This means that if you press the F8 key before Windows starts and you choose Safe mode can you start Windows?
If this isn't the case I think that it s something wrong with your Windows installation and that's why you need to use the Toshiba Recovery disk to restore to factory settings.
the question is:
Why my Satellite A110-294 does not recognize the wireless card?
I re - install Xp PRO with all the drivers.
I have try all the drivers Wireless: Wlan intel + proset intel atheros wlan + wlesscmgr
I don't understand, can you help me?
To my knowledge, the A110-294 uses the Atheros WLan card and therefore the Atheros Wlan dirver should be the right one.
You can find the latest driver for Atheros WLan here:
Just a question;
You see the local network card in Device Manager? I mean, you should see an Ethernet controller or an unknown device in the network adapters
The driver is missing, then the device must be marked with a yellow exclamation point
My computer (Satellite P20 S203) does not recognize my second Bank of memory (1 GB). I have two banks of memory of 1 GB installed. BIOS reports only 1 GB, Windows reports that 1 GB and my Linux so he says only 1 GB of memory. I removed each Bank of memory and restarted the computer successfully in each of the two slots, No Problem, but when the two banks of memory are inserted, it always uses only 1 GB. My BIOS is on version 2.10:
BIOS is the PhoenixBIOS 4.0 Release 6.0
I know it's an old computer (about 10 years), but what could cause such a problem?
Thanks a lot for any advice or suggestions!
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The upgrade modules, bought exactly?
To me it sounds like that it s a compatibility problem or your computer laptop doesn't support 2 GB.
If you use two memory modules, you must only use two modules of the same production.
My NEC ND-4550-reader DVD - RW does not recognize DVD game discs.
He has no problem reading movie DVDs and music CDs or access data CD and DVD burnt with data on them.
I removed and let XP Reinstall the device and high-low filters removed the registry etc nothing works.
I made a copy of a DVD game on another PC and it is recognized and install my PC.
All DVD discs work very well on the other PC.
I am running Windows XP Professional with SP2.
MS Fixit controls indicate no problems.
This would be a matter of software protection?
All tried game DVDs are official records and not copies.
The NEC ND-4550 uses cdrom.sys as pilot.
Finally, I replaced the drive for a new one (Pioneer DVR-S18L) and everything now works as it should.
So I suspect that it's a hardware problem and not one that can be resolved by any of the Windows settings.
I just bought a Toshiba Satellite 1900 (PS192E) and place an old 20 GB HDD from an old laptop.
When I boot, the screen is in VGA 16 color mode, it recognizes the DVD player, but does not recognize the CD/DVD when inserted. I tried to install and run the utility "driver robot" Toshibas, but the display is such that I see all of the screen to start the search.
If there is someone out there who could give me some advice, I would be extremely grateful.
Thank you very much
OK, you have installed the disk HARD of another laptop but too format the HARD drive? I mean if the HARD drive performed from another laptop, you need to reinstall Windows because now you have other hardware installed.
What version of Windows is it?
If you want to install a driver for the graphics card go into Device Manager and select Update driver.
Whenever I have start Satellite Pro 6100 Win XP Pro with standard battery mounted and connected to the power supply computer laptop does not recognize the ext battery supply single supply and during 'start-up' goes into hibernation.
By pressing the power on button laptops "wake up" and indicate that the battery is empty or may not even decide when completely loaded, then says connect the station even if still connected, looking under Toshiba console when it runs shows running on battery when still in the power of the ext?
I have two batteries and both give the above symptoms even when I remove ext of laptop power always runs with power supply by battery but no light orange or green for battery.
Is your AC adapter malfunctions or there is something wrong with the power supply to electronic s laptop.
In the first case you could purchase a new compatible AC adapter and could check if the laptop can run successfully.
The second possibility is a serious hardware problem, but in this case, the laptop must be checked by an authorized technician.
Hey people I have a problem with my DVD writer. I bought another laptop producer but there a Toshiba ODD-DVD SD - R6372 an it worked for almost a year. now I know not what has happened, but does not recognize the drive of DVD + r. I tried DVD of 3 different manufactorers, but none worked. can you help me please?
Well, I don't know what can be the problem, but you can try to remove the Mr Device Manager DVD player the dvd player will be recognized again after restarting the device. However, you can check if the laser lens is dirty. If so, I propose to clean.
I just restore my computer and it does not recognize the WiFi device,
I tried with the support from Toshiba but I couldn't find an answer, the switch is on but I do not have the Green ligth and in the network of connections is not appear.
Could you tell me how I can implement this feature? or check the hardware?
Is a Toshiba Satellite M45-S265
You see the device wireless in Device Manager?
Its drivers are installed correctly?
If the driver is installed, try to disable or reconfigure your firewall
I have a laptop Satellite A30 and when I start it up I get this message:
For Realtek RTL8139 (X) /8130/ 810 X PCI Fast Ethernet Controller v2.13 (020326)
PXE - E61: Media test failure, check cable of
PXE - M0F: Exit PXE ROM
I think my laptop is trying to boot from LAN because that does not recognize the hard drive, but the drive is ok, I tried on another computer with problem. Sometimes, not always, and I don't know why, I can start from the CD. If I boot from the Windows XP installation disk, I can access the hard drive. I've run fixboot and fixmbr hard disk, but that does not change. The bios recognizes the hard drive. BIOS vertsion is 1.20. I tried to upgrade the BIOS, but I need to Windows, so...
Thank you very much and sorry for my English :)
To message PXE, you can consult this document:
I think that your HARD drive or disc HARD controller of the motherboard is faulty, but I don't know m.
Have you checked the HARD drive with a special tool for this? The Drive Fitness Test can check the HARD drive for bad sectors or something else:
Take the test and post your result!
Hi there I hope someone can help me
I have a Satellite L30-105 PSL33E, which came with 1 GB of ram installed (2 x 512 MB made by TeamViewer)
and it's terribly slow with vista, not to mention programs.
The toshiba website says max RAM is 2 GB, so I bought a Kingston 1 GB ram chip to increase the ram to 1.5 GB. I thought should try before moving to 2 GB
However after installing memory vivid it's show still only 1 GB in windows and in the bios (894 + the rest for video). It has the latest available BIOS on the site 3.10, yet still does not recognize the chip.
The chip is installed in the lower slot, including the original 512 at the top (closest to the keyboard)
Are limited to only some of the Satellite of RAM?
The old subjects indicate if kingston does not work try corsair.
Other topics suggested to change slots
Others suggest that it may have only two of the same ram chips in IE 2 x 512 or 2 x 1 GB, you may not have 1 of each
Can anyone help? everyone knows about similar problems?
I will not buy any more RAM to try different brands for the same issue to occur
The L30-105 is able to manage the 1024Mo modules in each location it should be able to update the RAM up to 2 GB.
> Why the RAM 1 GB module cannot be recognized?
Perhaps the two modules are not compatible with each other
I would recommend using two identical modules of the same manufacturing
I use Kingston modules, they are ok for me
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