DVD drive going bad?

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  1. The Cox
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    Well, like the title says, it was working like 2 days ago, I put a dvd in to burn and now it acts like its reading it, and when I load up WMP it starts to spin, but it is never recognized. Anywhere...

    Any suggestions?

    Oh, and no dvds work at all, or cds
     
  2. TheEPIC
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    Sounds like your drive is dead/dieing. You'll need to install another drive to be sure.
     
  3. The Communist
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    I had this problem once. But it ended up being my drive was on PATA while my HD was SATA. I think there was a surge and all my stuff on PATA was dead but everything else worked because it was SATA. I ended up buying a new drive and that worked because I bought an SATA. So I fixed the problem without even knowing the PATA slots were all fried.
     
  4. The Cox
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    Awesome! Just what I wanted to hear... ugh.. thanks..

    Any other possibilities? Or is this pretty much it?
     
  5. TheEPIC
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    Fortunately, replacing it isn't too expensive. A good dvd drive will cost about $20.
     
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    Ya its better than my expensive videocard die on you.
     
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    Have you installed any new software in the past few days or maybe put in a new audio cd to listen to? Sadly some DRM has been known to mess with cdrom drivers.
     

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