Laptop dvd drive

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  1. Frequency

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    Ok g/f's lap top started acting up today, she was playing roller coaster tycoon when everything jsut hung for a few mins, she killed the game and rebooted.
    A few mins into playing once it was rebooted Rollercoaster tycoon crashed and said it could not read the cd drive.

    She rebooted again but this time her cd in the drive was not reconized
    I've tried a few things but I am stuck, her drive will still play DVD movies but won't read any type of CD. any suggestions?
     
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    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Can you right click the cd drive and select explore to see what's on a cd?

    If you can, then autoplay probably just got turned off somehow.
     
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    nope, put a cd in andnothing put a dvd in and it runs
     
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    "it runs" isn't a phrase I would expect to see when I ask about exploring the cd.

    If you go into my computer, and right click your dvd drive, there is a selection for explore.
    Are you saying that you did that?

    If you did, and you got nothing from the cd's, but you got disc information for the dvd's, then it's possible that you may have a burner on it's last leg.
     
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    Im saying a DVD is being read / played no prob, i can play a movie, i can play a game off a dvd i can explore the fuckign disc.
    I put a CD in andit spins up for a few secs but stops.
    no matter what CD is in there - opening/ exploring the disc i get a window a takes me to the the windows explorer screen to drag and drop files onto the cd for burning.
    My first guess was drive failure but i tried a few things and wanted to see if OT had any suggestions before i swapped the drive out for her this weekend
     
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    Has there been any recent software installations?

    I've seen where certain programs will hijack every setting, and it winds up
    screwing up the autorun.

    Do you have anything like nero or alcohol 120% ?

    If you do, try to put a blank cd in and see if you can burn to it with the burning program.
     
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    Nope nothing installed recently, i thought RCT could have a copy protection on it that would have F-ed the drive once it crashed out but as far as i could see everything was normal
     
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    What about trying to burn a disc with alcohol 120% or nero?
    (or any other burning app besides windows)
     
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    Gonna try a few things when she comes over tonight
     
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    If you're able to burn a disc using one of those programs, then some settings probably just got switched around.

    I've had that happen more times than I care to remember.
     

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