Having problems with your Gateway PC Laptops ?

Our dvd drive does not even recognize there is a dvd in drive I believe we purchased our computer in 2002 ...

Answers :

Check the DVD and make sure it is not scratched. Try another DVD just to make sure it is not reading all DVDs and not just that one.
\015\012Did this happen just recently? If so, roll back the computer using the restore option. Set it back to a date when it worked (this will fix any driver, software issues).
\015\012If none of the above work, you will need topurchases a new DVD player for laptop. Check eBay for reasonable prices.
Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for Gateway PC Laptops

Tips for a great answer:

- Provide details, support with references or personal experience .
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box .
- It's 100% free, no registration required.

Suggested Questions/Answers :

Loading some DVD's

I'm getting this information right out of the "Windows Vista: The Missing Manual" and it does point out that there are compatibility issues if not burned properly or with the wrong format;If you format with the Live File System Format you can t ... PC Laptops

Re: your suggestion for my Dell Lattitude D600 Hard Drive Problem

Ok, now we have some good discourse! While I'd always prefer to use a friend's laptop to test my fringe hypotheses, having your own is a fine option too. And it sounds like you have an enclosure too, so you are pretty much all set. It's r ... PC Laptops

A friend placed a malaysian cdrw or data dvd in my computer and now my cd/dvd player is juddery. Sound and dvd files play fine off the hard drive. It is the mechanical drive that malfunctions. Can you help me fix it?

It's not mechanical fault. In DVD drive,there si one thing called "DVD Regional code"What are regional codes ? Motion picture studios want to control the home release of movies in different countries because theater relea ... Advent Netbook

Our dvd drive does not even recognize there is a dvd in drive I believe we purchased our computer in 2002 ...

Check the DVD and make sure it is not scratched. Try another DVD just to make sure it is not reading all DVDs and not just that one.\015\012\015\012Did this happen just recently? If so, roll back the computer using the restore option. Set ... Gateway PC Laptops


Before you decide to burn a DVD, it is important to know what kind of DVD you would like to burn. The type of DVD will usually determine the process you use to go about burning. The three most common types of DVDs to burn are Data DVD's, Multimedia F ... PC Desktops

When in ''MY COMPUTER'' - CD Drive (E:) was droped into DVD-RW (D:

Soory but you need to insert windowxp insulation drive run it and click R to repair it or else first you need disconnect dvd drive hardware uninstall both the the driver one by one.connect one by one and install again its quite complex and the solut ... PC Desktops

Usb flash disk not detected

There can be several reasons for Flash Drives not being detected \015\012by your computer. \015\012First your computer is not able to provide drivers for your Flash \015\012Drive. Now, for your information, you do not need to install any driver ... HP Compaq nx6110 Notebook

Keyboard failure and diskette drive 0 seek failure

Been trying to figure this out for weeks have you tried a Dell keyboard It has worked for others but not for me and no It won't boot from CD because u need the keyboard to press any key to activate boot I even tried a flash drive to boot but my boot ... Dell Dimension C521 PC Desktop


If the first drive will get recognized on another computer but not yours it would lead me to believe that the controller on your motherboard went out. But the part about the non os drive not getting recognized at all leads me to believe that drve wen ... PC Desktops

Gateway mx3222b laptop ram upgrade problem

Your computer does not support 1GB memory sticks. The max memory for that system is 1GB which would be 2 sticks configured as 512MB\015\012\015\012see below for the specs (i bold, italics and underlined the main part)\015\012\ ... Gateway PC Laptops

Regarding hard drive space

Go into you computer properties and change the amount of restore space. There is not reason for 20 gig of restore space. I actually turn restore off onall of my computers. Restore keeps viruses ans spyware in your computer. Even after you think th ... Compaq PC Laptops

My computer got broke so i installed new installion of windows xp and now that one got messed up and i need to restore the factory settings but i cant get the d2d erecovery to work can you help me my computer is an acer aspire one series mother board aoa150

Hi there !!Thank you for posting your question at FixYa.comYou have a partition on your hard drive that contains the backup\015\012image.If you can't see a drive D: or E: on "my computer" that means the\015\012partition is hid ... PC Laptops

Lenovo 3000n100 goes to rescue and recovery 4 on start up

If the drive was bad, it SHOULD give an error message to that fact. You have 2 doing the same thing. I do NOT believe in coincidence. I would first try a new hard drive. If that works, you have to determine the value of the data on the old drive(s). ... Lenovo 3000 N100 0768 - Pentium Dual Core T2060 1.6 GHz - 15.4in. TFT PC Desktop

Blank screen after boot up

This issue may occur if one of the following conditions is true: \015\012Cause 1\015\012\015\012 loadTOCNode(3, 'cause');\015\012 \015\012This issue may occur if you have a CD, a DVD or a floppy disk in your CD, DVD, or floppy drive ... Dell Dimension 3000 PC Desktop

Not respoding dvd drive

I have fixed a similar issue before on a co-worker's laptop. With what little information you provided, I believe it to be the same issue. His DVD drive would not show up in My Computer or Device Manager. I couldn't get it to play any disks and ev ... HP Compaq nx6110 PC Laptop

I need to change the region from 1 to 4 - HP Pavilion dv5-1160us Notebook

What are regional codes ? Motion picture studios want to control the home release of movies in different countries because theater releases aren't simultaneous (a movie may come out on video in the U.S. when it's just hitting scree ... HP Pavilion dv5-1160us Notebook

I have a dell mini 9. How can I connect to my PC to use the dvd/cd drive with my mini? Or do i just need to by an external dvd/cd?

This depends on how your home system is set up. If you have a NIC(network interface Card) on your PC, you should be able to connect to your PC via ethernet cable. You will have to have your burner set as a shared device on a network. If you have a wi ... Dell Inspiron mini 9 - Black , Intel® Atom Processor® N270 1.6 Ghz , 1 GB DDR2 at 533MHz, 8GB Soli... PC Notebook

How many hard frives can be installed

You can put as many drives as you can fit as long as you have the cables and connection. Usually 4 is the max in a computer, but you can by a SCSI IDE card and add even more. The biggest problem is to make sure that the jumpers are set to slave on ... Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop

Recover from viral damage to IE, System Restore etc

First, the external drive. Sounds like the drive letter that is trying to be assigned to the external drive is already taken by something else. To resolve this, right click on My Computer and go to Manage. On the list, you will see disk management ... Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop

Blank DvD Disc Reading Problem

Goto HP's website to the support section download the drivers and replace your current ones. If it still does not the drive has failed and needs replacement.Thanks Frank Z.http://www.codebluehelp.co.cc3868607368 ... PC Desktops

PC will not boot from CD drive

Disable the harddrive in the bios and set the cd to 1 boot.Check sometimes there are 2 cd drive .Cd-rom and the number or model of the dvd drive... ... Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop

Computer has frozen on windows logo

1) Which version of Windows ? For the following discussion I am assuming it is 2000, XP or higher. You may also want to print this, it's long.2) Is this this the low resolution Windows logo on the black scre ... Fujitsu Siemens SCALEO 600 (FSP:83C005617) PC Desktop

Computer dies on me (can't say it better due to no technical knowledge; pls read :-)

The 'click' sound you hear when your computer goes off is the hard drive head parking itself.  It does this whenever the machine shuts down to prevent damage.As for the problem itself, I believe your computer is overheating.  Th ... Acer TravelMate 290LCi Notebook

Packard Bell iMedia 1402 - New Memory - Now Won't turn on...

BAD MEMORY MODULE\015\012Im thinking CPU fan\015\012Otherwise It could be the RAM....that would be my second guess. \015\012\015\012\015\012or read here the manuals:\015\012\015\012 ... PC Desktops

Won't reconize DVD burner

Well, the CD ribon cable goes into the IDE 2 slot on the Mainboard and the furthest connector on the other end is the master, the second one closest to the board is the Slave connector. The CD drive has a jumper on the back between where the ribbon ... HP Compaq dc7100 PC Desktop
  • Start your question with What, Why, How, When, etc. and end with a "?"
  • Be clear and specific
  • Use proper spelling and grammar
all rights reserved to the respective owners || www.electronic-servicing.com || Terms of Use || Contact || Privacy Policy
Load time: 5.0281 seconds