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Bizarre DVD drive related problem.

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by tsomerville93, Feb 9, 2013.

  1. tsomerville93 New Member

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    I'm experiencing an odd problem with reading discs on my old computer. I was trying to boot off of my Windows disc to reinstall the OS but the disc simply wasn't being recognised, despite the drive showing up fine in BIOS.

    I naturally tested the disc with some other computers and they read it fine. I decided that the DVD drive was the culprit so I slipped in a brand new drive, but the disc still isn't being recognised. Soo I tried multiple boot discs and tried some miscellaneous DVDs while in Windows but nothing seems to be working.

    Has anyone encountered a problem similar? Or perhaps has an inclination as to what's going down?

    Cheers for any help!

    Tom
     
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    A bad sata/ide cable perhaps.
     
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    Thanks for the swift replies. I've tested the drive with multiple cables, and from different ports on the motherboard so I don't reckon that's the problem, unless I've been immensely unfortunate.

    Cheers, I'm currently in the process of making a usb boot drive actually just for the time being. I'd still like to get this problem fixed though.
     
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    Try cleaning the disc perhaps maybe windex it.
     

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