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Old 08-21-2009, 10:01 AM
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Computer Stops Reading Disks

So, a couple days ago, my computer quit reading any disks I put in it. This is really weird, because this computer isn't old. In fact, I've only had it for like a year. I can't figure out what the problem is. I tried virus scanning, defragmenting, blowing in the disk drive, and more.

My mom says it might need cleaned with a disk cleaner, but I don't know. It still doesn't read any disks today. >_>
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Old 08-21-2009, 10:11 AM
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Re: Computer Stops Reading Disks

Did you clean it?

I don't know if this is relavent, but my PS2 stopped reading disks after just a few months of owning it. Maybe something damaged the eye? Or it's dirty? You can always call the peeps who put your computer together.
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Old 08-21-2009, 10:13 AM
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Re: Computer Stops Reading Disks

I wish I could, but unfortunately I'm living in a college dorm right now. xP

My mom said I could also replace the disk drive with a new one, but she doesn't know how much that costs. And, no I didn't clean it because I don't have anything to clean it with. >_<
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Old 08-21-2009, 10:16 AM
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Re: Computer Stops Reading Disks

Oh, dang. Well, if you're in a college dorm, then I'm sure another student might have a cleaner, or you could even consult a teacher that does a technology class or something (depending on what college you're at).

If you're just replacing the CD drive, then it shouldn't be that expensive. You could go pick up a used one somewhere. Last I checked, a basic CD drive wasn't that expensive, but I don't really know for sure. When I built my own computer, I got it for free, so. <_<
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Old 08-21-2009, 10:19 AM
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Re: Computer Stops Reading Disks

DVD drives cost pretty much nothing, so it's probably best to just get a new one and hook it up yourself (not at all difficult, just take the wires off the current drive and put them on the new one.) The only tool you'll need is a screwdriver.
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Old 08-21-2009, 10:23 AM
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Re: Computer Stops Reading Disks

Except this isn't a DVD player, John. It's a computer.

Though my computer can play DVDs.

And thank you, Beejay. :]
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Old 08-21-2009, 10:27 AM
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Re: Computer Stops Reading Disks

^ That's just what John meant by the DVD drive, it's what you put the DVD or CD into on your computer. You can hook a new one into your computer if your current one isn't working, I think.
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Old 08-21-2009, 10:31 AM
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Oh. xP

And yeah, I know. Thanks anyway, Asta.

I called my mom and asked her if she could mail me a new disk drive sometime and that it doesn't cost much.
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Old 08-21-2009, 10:37 AM
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Yeah, a CD drive can only play CDs, a DVD drive can play both.

Mind you, I don't know if you can still buy CD drives, but meh.
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Old 08-22-2009, 05:35 PM
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Re: Computer Stops Reading Disks

If the computer is saying the drivers are corrupted or missing. you might want to try this.

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

my parents laptop stopped reading CD/DVDs and I found out that that fixed the problem.
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Old 08-22-2009, 07:50 PM
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Re: Computer Stops Reading Disks

You may also want to get into the Device Manager and remove the profiles for your disk drive, then reboot your computer. That should make it reinstall the disk drive's drivers, which may fix your issues.
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