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cwbabcock
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DVD Drive won't read disc

I have an HP Pavilion zv6000 and the DVD optical drive won't read a disc ... DVD, cd. It sound like it's reading when I put in a disc. It spins up and then quits. When I try to use Explorer to read it, I just get the hourglass and can't get out of it unless I force shut down the notebook. I even bought a new drive but that didn't help. I uninstalled it and the drivers in Device Manager and rebooted to no avail. Help.

 

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nazcar4u
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Re: DVD Drive won't read disc

if you changed the drive, then it might not be hardware,try this

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060

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cwbabcock
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Tried that. I don't have upperfilter nor lowerfilter in the registry for this entry. Tried uninstalling drivers and rebooting. Did try to reinstall Roxio Cd creator and it did see a disc in the drive but explorer doesn't see it.

 

Chuck

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nazcar4u
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Re: DVD Drive won't read disc

its usually Itunes at fault. do you have itunes installed?
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cwbabcock
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Yes. Should I uninstall?
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yes. then uninstall and re-install Roxio
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cwbabcock
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Thanks for the help. I uninstalled iTunes and Roxio CD Creator and now it works fine.

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nazcar4u
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glad to help:smileyhappy:
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BAwesome
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Re: DVD Drive won't read disc

I uninstalled AOL & Real & the drive can be read now. But, I get this error message when I try to open the installation program on the CD: File appears to be corrupt. Reinstall file and then try again. 

I can install this program on my desktop, so I know the file is good. Any other ideas?

RA

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buddybusdriver4
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Re: DVD Drive won't read disc

my drive won't read

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