DVD reading problem in DVD rom

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I have been suffering a new sort of problem with my DVD Rom. I bought it last year. I performed very well till last month. But, recently I am having a lot of problems with this DVD Rom.

The problem is- When I play any VCD or CD-R in this DVD Rom, it explores well. I face no problem in running CD and CD Rom based Disks. But when I insert DVD, DVD-R, and DVD based disks, my PC hangs for a long time and I then do not run.

I try again and again with no luck. Furthermore, Mine DVD Rom also does not eject properly when I press the eject button. I am really having a big trouble with this DVD Rom, because most of my software are written in DVD dices. I don’t know where the problem is. If the problem on the Laser of that Rom how does it play CDs very well.

As far I know that there is only one Laser in a DVD or a CD Rom which reads both CDs and DVDs. So you will think that the problem was might be on the DVD disks. But, it’s wrong because I tried every disk on a DVD drive of my friend’s PC. I don’t know where the problem is. I don’t want to replace this DVD Rom right now. Is there any other way to make my DVD Rom DVD readable? Please help me!

Thank you very much.

Best Answer by Troutman Rta
Answered By 0 points N/A #115482

DVD reading problem in DVD rom


Dear Mr. Wright,

Please do the following steps;

  • Go to start menu and continue run command. Type gpedit and press enter.
  • Continue with User configuration/Administrative templates/Windows components/Windows explorer.
  • Double click on "Remove CD burning features and enable it and press OK.
  • Reboot your computer.
  • If your windows version does not have the gpedit function, do the following:
  • Go to start menu and continue run command and type regedit to open registry editor.
  • Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionPoliciesExplorer.
  • Create a new 32 bit DWORD value. Name the new value as *NoCDBurning, and assign the value data to 1.
  • Reboot your computer.

Hope this will work on your DVD ROM.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #115483

DVD reading problem in DVD rom

Hello Mr_wright,
It sounds like your issue could be firmware related. I would recommend trying to find the latest version of firmware that your DVD drive has out currently and install that to see if it solves your issue. You can do the following to get to start with finding out what DVD-ROM model you have and how to locate your proper firmware update.
1. Open up Start.
2. Click on My Computer.
3. Right click on your DVD drive.
4. Select Properties.
5. Click on Hardware tab.
6. Select your current drive.
7. Write down the make and model info on a piece of paper.
8. Exit all of those and start your browser up.
9. Search for the manufacture's website.
10. Pick down to your make and model of your DVD drive.
11. Check for firmware updates and see what year the new edition was released.
If the newest one was released after you purchased it, then that is likely your issue. You can then select download and run as usual to install your updated firmware. You will likely have to reboot your system afterwards to test it out and see if the firmware fixes your problem like it should.
Thank you for using Techyv and we look forward to helping you solve your future technology problems.
Troutman Rta
Answered By 0 points N/A #195500

DVD reading problem in DVD rom


This is the inside of your DVD-ROM. Clean the little blue lens in the center with a clean tissue. Do not over press the lens as it can cause damage to your DVD-ROM. Alternatively, you can use a lens cleaner disk. Just insert it on the drive and then let it run.

Inside the DVD ROM
Answered By 0 points N/A #195502

DVD reading problem in DVD rom


Hello Dear,

It is a very common error.

Dear it seems that your DVD ROM in the problem. The LENS cannot read the disk properly.

Open the case of your DVD Rom and clean the LENS inside the DVD Rom.

But keep in mind do not touch the LENS with any liquid thing like spirit or thinner. It will destroy the LENS. Just clean them with the tissue paper.


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