HP computer won't detect DVDs

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  1. Alexqzilla

    Alexqzilla New Member

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    I've tried everything! Help!

    Specs are

    Windows XP
    Media Center Edition
    Version 2002
    Service Pack 2

    1.8 GHz
    2 gigs of ram


    It has a DVD burner.

    I've updated it the best I can, whenever I put a DVD in the light flashes for a moment, then it stops and when I go to the disk drive from My Computer I just get an empty folder. When I try to play it with Windows Media Player or Media Center, it just tells me that there's no DVD in the drive. Any suggestions?
     
  2. crontab

    crontab (uid = 0)

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    can you read cd's? or other types of dvd? data dvds..

    those are signs of a dying/dead drive....
     
  3. KoopaTroopa

    KoopaTroopa OT Supporter

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    If it's an HP, must have the lightscribe option. If you check your services.msc & see LightScribeService Direct Disc Labeling Service not labeled "Automatic" under "Startup Type", that might be the problem.
    I had that problem with my HP Lightscribe burner not reading CDs/DVDs until I changed it from "Manual" to "Automatic".
     
  4. P07r0457

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    sounds like a bad drive.
     
  5. Alexqzilla

    Alexqzilla New Member

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    It reads CD roms and CDs just fine!
     
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    so fucking what?
     
  7. Doomsday

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    one optical head, two separate lasers or one dual-mode laser diode. (there should be another one for Lightscribe if that HP supports it)
    the one for dvd could be fucked.
     

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