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dvd-rw drive doesn't recognize any disc-type RRS feed

  • Question

  • hello,

    my notebook (compaq cq61 240-ed) came with an optiarc ad-7561s dvd-rw drive. since a couple of months it does not recognize any disc-type anymore, neither for playing nor recording.

    help.

     

    rob swart


    Saturday, July 9, 2011 1:36 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    First of all, please refer to the article to check if you can resolve the issue:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/982116

    Based on the current status, I would like to propose the following suggestions.

    1.I would like to share an article with you.

    Your CD drive or DVD drive is missing or is not recognized by Windows or other programs

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060/

    2.Restart the computer and boot in BIOS ( Boot in BIOS by pressing Del, F2 or other keys which is different from brands of computers), then check if CD-ROM can be detected in BIOS.

    If CD-ROM can't be detected in BIOS, the issue may be related to hardware defect. To identify this, you can test this CD-ROM to check if it can be read properly in another available computer. If it is the case, I need to suggest that you contact hardware manufacturer for support.

    3. What is the optical CD/DVD drive, SATA or IDE? If it is SATA optical drive, you may need to configure settings in BIOS to let AHCI chipset use PATA emulation mode. For more information, please visit the following website.

    SATA optical drives are not available after you start a Windows Vista-based computer

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/928253

    Hope this helps. Thanks.


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    Wednesday, July 13, 2011 8:35 AM
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  • I would suspect your optical drive is dead and needs to be replaced.
    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ”
    Saturday, July 9, 2011 3:49 PM
  • Hi,

    First of all, please refer to the article to check if you can resolve the issue:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/982116

    Based on the current status, I would like to propose the following suggestions.

    1.I would like to share an article with you.

    Your CD drive or DVD drive is missing or is not recognized by Windows or other programs

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060/

    2.Restart the computer and boot in BIOS ( Boot in BIOS by pressing Del, F2 or other keys which is different from brands of computers), then check if CD-ROM can be detected in BIOS.

    If CD-ROM can't be detected in BIOS, the issue may be related to hardware defect. To identify this, you can test this CD-ROM to check if it can be read properly in another available computer. If it is the case, I need to suggest that you contact hardware manufacturer for support.

    3. What is the optical CD/DVD drive, SATA or IDE? If it is SATA optical drive, you may need to configure settings in BIOS to let AHCI chipset use PATA emulation mode. For more information, please visit the following website.

    SATA optical drives are not available after you start a Windows Vista-based computer

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/928253

    Hope this helps. Thanks.


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ”
    Wednesday, July 13, 2011 8:35 AM
    Moderator