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Dvd drive not reading a disc

\015 When I put a dvd rom game into my dvd drive it doesn't do anything, it seems like the drive doesn't even recognize the fact that there is a disc in there. When I go into My Computer it doesn't even register that there's a disc in the drive. What would cause this to happen & how can this be fixed?\015

Answers :

This sounds like either your drivers are bad or the dvd drive itself has died.

Some times the electrical portion of the unit works but the optical reader doesn't which means it should be replaced.

Another cause is with certainsoftware programs like Roxio which cause the drives to be not recognized which doesn't sound like that is your problem just not reading the disc.
If this happens with every disc, then your drive needs fixing/cleaning or replacement. If it only happens with a specific disc such as your game, then something's wrong with the disc. If it's a homemade DVD you may be dealing with copy protection. Try cleaning the disc and the player. Try the disc in another computer.
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