Disk Drive won’t read..Any help pls?

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I just built my machine past few months and everything works fine. See my specs below pls.

Asus A8N-SLI

Athlon 64 x2 dual core 3800
Radeon x1800

Teac DW-224E DVD Drive

One day, I used the computer drive with disk on it, but it stopped from reading. So I checked out the drive in Computer but no worries because the icon is there, only if I opened it, the drive is empty. I tried to download new firmware and checked all the connections, but still the issue is there. I also tried replacing a Samsung drive and it didn't help! So I tried again to place my Teac and flash the BIOS, still it's not working!

I'm really out of ideas now, don't know what to do! Any kind people who would like to help me on this please.

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Answered By 5 points N/A #102120

Disk Drive won’t read..Any help pls?


Solution 1:

  • Go to start menu and click on run
  • Type sysdm.cpl and press enter
  • Click on the tab hardware and go to the device manager. There you can see your DVD drive.
  • Double click on your drive and it shows its content and you can see another device under it.
  • Go to the new device by double clicking and you can see a dialog box
  • Click on the driver tab and then you have to select update driver.
  • After finishing updating you have install manually new update driver.
  • Then restart your computer and enter a new DVD disc on your DVD driver. I hope it will work.

Solution 2:

  • Go to the start menu and click on the control panel option
  • Go to the system by double clicking
  • Then go to the hardware tab and then click on the device manager.
  • Go to the ide channel by double clicking and then click on the advanced setting tab.
  • The current transfer rate of your drive should be ultra DMA. If it was not in ultra DMA then you have to reinstall your driver.
  • Then reboot your computer and repeat above process for setting ultra DMA. When it will set in ultra DMA then your driver will work properly.

Solution 3:

  • Go to start menu and click on run option.
  • Type regedit and press enter.
  • If you will be forced for a administrator password then type your administrator password and click on continue.
  • You will get a registry subkey and click on it.
  • Go to right pane and then upperfiles by right clicking if you have an upperfiles and click the delete option.
  • Again go to the right pane and then lowerfiles by right clicking if you have a lower files and click on the delete option.
  • For confirmation of deleting your lower files click on the yes option.
  • Then exit from the registry option and reboot your computer.I hope your problem will be solved.

Solution 4:

  • Sometimes it occurs from dusty and smoky environment in your driver. You have to clean your DVD driver lens by a CD lens cleaner. You will get it from PC Shops. It may be caused by another reason which is using faulty DVD disc. Change a DVD disc and try a new DVD disc in your drive.

Solution 5:

  • Go to my computer by right clicking and  select properties option.
  • Click on the device manager
  • Then search your DVD drive. If will be yellow exclamation marked then go to next step
  • Go to your drive and click on the properties option and look what is says about your DVD drive.
  • If it will say remove and uninstall your driver then you have to uninstall your drive. Make sure your computer is in safe mode. I hope your problem will be solved. Otherwise you have to  change your operating system.
Answered By 0 points N/A #102121

Disk Drive won’t read..Any help pls?



  • You must try to boot up something from the cd, for example a live distribution of Linux or your Windows installation. So you can recognize if it's a hardware or software problem.
  • If your cd boots correctly, your windows has the file driver damaged, although if your cd doesn’t boot, try to connect cd on other connector (it should be parallel ata so you can choose between two connectors).
  • Make attention to maintain your correct boot order. If you can’t resolve, think to try sata DVD-RW.


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