Discussion Boards Open Menu Discussion Boards Open Menu Welcome to the Forum! Why is it such a big deal now? Verify that the type of disc you are using is compatible with the drive that is installed on your computer. This problem has evolved progressively, at first the drive would play dvds sometimes and not others, but now virtually not at all. http://intrascol.org/laptop-dvd/dvd-player-not-working-on-laptop.html
I just bought a new HP Vista, and I haven't been able to use the stupid disk player... Back to Top Article ID: SLN116383 Last Date Modified: 07/13/2016 04:41 AM Rate this article Accurate Useful Easy to understand Was this article helpful? If it does not play what you want then install the codecs for Win 8 from Shark 007 here http://shark007.net/win8codecs.html and if you have a 64 bit system then get the The "Windows 7" desktop environment is available to use, if "Metro" scares you off.
If not, refer to the Dell knowledgebase article Optical Drive is not recognized in Windows. This should fix the problem it worked for me pass this round View all 35 comments Report thess- Nov 23, 2008 07:42PM Hi Jason, I used this process to fix my One thing's for sure, you'll still have to deal with Microsoft's IE web browser (which is why I keep looking in the Linux world). All Rights Reserved Tom's Hardware Guide ™ Ad choices Skip to Main Content Search Help Tips Dictionary History Forums Contact You are here: Help > Hardware Help > CD-ROM Help CD-ROM,
Both can be running at the same time and users can switch between the two, depending on the tasks they're doing and what works better for them. But windows is ok i use to test my pc because it does work with the hardware. November 4, 2012 Doh "Upgrade to Windows 8 and you may be surprised to find that you can no longer play video DVDs. Laptop Cd Drive Not Opening RSS ALL ARTICLES FEATURES ONLY TRIVIA Search How-To Geek How To Play DVDs or Blu-ray on Windows 8 or Windows 10 Upgrade to Windows 8 or 10 and you may
Hope this Helps Helpful +9 Report Frank Jan 23, 2009 10:17AM You should delete your upper and lower filters in registry hkey local machine-->system--> currentcontrolset -->control --> class-->highlight the first map Laptop Dvd Drive Not Working Windows 7 Yes, it took a bit of finagling to get live video going with MediaPortal as a back end, but I have to say XBMC is better than MC in all ways Cayla Wood 104,847 views 7:50 Double Your Internet Speed for Free - Duration: 9:25. http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware-and-Upgrade-Questions/My-DVD-player-stopped-working-on-my-HP-laptop/td-p/2594477 Report Jupimako› Top - Dec 30, 2008 01:38PM Thank you so much!!!
Helpful +6 Report Sneciva Feb 5, 2009 07:34PM What about people using windows XP; I have the same issue. How To Clean Laptop Dvd Lens Shailesh Sharma 459,774 views 7:52 How to fix CD ROM that won't read - Duration: 7:38. Type devmgmt.msc in the Run dialog box, then press Enter key to view Device Manager. luke Fugate 18,382 views 7:38 Upgrade your Laptop's CD/DVD Drive to Blu-Ray!! - Duration: 7:50.
Anyway, I'm not a tech but that worked for me. http://www.howtogeek.com/127774/how-to-play-dvds-on-windows-8/ Guess I'm 1up on you eh? Laptop Dvd Player Not Reading Disc Don't hear them bitching about it. Laptop Dvd Drive Not Opening If the issue is not resolved, proceed to the next troubleshooting step.
This step is applicable for computers with internal drives only. Check This Out You scratch that lense you are buying a whole new DVD drive. The DVD will auto align, and your troubles should be over. It will read discs now, but I have to pull back that transport almost every time, and there was no dirt or debris in mine. Dvd Drive Not Working Windows 8
Still, all this talk about DVD playback does make me wonder why VLC and so many others can apparently get away with free DVD decoding/decrypting. YesNo Feedback E-mail Share Print Search Recently added pages View all recent updates Useful links About Computer Hope Site Map Forum Contact Us How to Help Top 10 pages Follow us If listed with a yellow exclamation mark or red X, remove the CD-ROM by highlighting the drive and pressing the delete key. Source Lucia St.
Reboot or logoff/logon to apply. How To Repair Laptop Dvd Drive Lens Reboot or logoff/logon to apply. For example, PowerDVD codecs come pre-installed on many computers.
I guess those hundreds of DVD's still being sold in retail stores are just obsolete? If the drive is unable to read discs, refer to the Dell knowledgebase article Optical Drive is unable to read discs. First Time Here? How To Fix Cd Dvd Drive On Laptop Show more Language: English Content location: United States Restricted Mode: Off History Help Loading...
Report man0man› Top - Jun 27, 2009 06:48PM Do you have a fix for this problem, but for people running XP Home ? View all 9 comments Report dj5- Dec 12, 2009 09:18AM The link to the microsoft fix is http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060 Report lilzenny- Apr 7, 2010 12:35AM THANK YOU SOOOOOOO MUCH!!! Sign in Share More Report Need to report the video? If there was no disc that came with your Dell computer, you can download the software from My Dell Downloads.
If you are having trouble with recording, try to uninstall and reinstall the Dell provided recording software. When you close it out, you go straight to your original desk top. Click Burn files using Windows Explorer. it's perfectly fine now. :P Helpful +31 Report Dev Jun 4, 2010 08:42AM Just delete the upper lower filter key from registry.
Report AK- Oct 25, 2012 01:51PM Many Thanks..it was really helpful...:-) God bless you. It was disappointing with strange problem where only a few DVDs are accepted One day after reading this thread (The first answer of cleaning the lense by Tybaltkilla08) strike to mind I can access all the personal folders, disk and network drives attached to my system through Windows Explorer while in the classic Windows environment. Get downloadable ebooks for free!
Try the above recommendations again. When i put it in it sounds as if it's trying to read it but after a few minites it just stops and does nothing. Windows 98 users If the above recommendations have been attempted, try booting from a Windows 98 diskette or other bootable diskette with CD-ROM drivers to see if the CD-ROM works from In the Run dialog box, type control then press the Enter key.
Note: If the CD-ROM drive is not found in the Device Manager, it is likely the drive's cables are not connected properly or that the drive is bad and needs to Dell laptop dvd drive not working solved Wil an external CD/DVD drive work to install Windows 7 Ultimate on a Laptop? While it may seem a bit weird that Microsoft has removed this feature from Windows 8, it’s explained by the increasing focus on streaming media and the amount of new computers For instructions on cleaning your CDs and disc drive, see the computer cleaning page.