How do I fix Windows 7 not reading my DVD ROM?

One possible solution to fix an unresponsive CD/DVD drive is to remove and reinstall the drive name in Device Manager:

  1. Remove any discs that may be in the drive.
  2. Click Start , and enter Device Manager into the Search field.
  3. Double-click DVD/CD-ROM drives.
  4. Right-click the drive name and select Uninstall.

Why won’t my computer read DVD R discs?

Your drive’s read hardware may be marginal enough or have degraded enough that it cannot read this DVD+R anymore. Or the laser diode or sensor may have failed entirely (do other discs work?). Try the disc in other drives.

How do I restore my DVD drive in Windows 7?

In the System Properties window, click the Hardware tab. On the Hardware tab, in the Device Manager box, click the Device Manager button. In the Device Manager window, click the DVD/CD-ROM icon. Under the DVD/CD-ROM icon, click to select the drive to be reinstalled.

How do you read a +R DVD?

After you have burned a movie to a DVD-R disc, playing it is easy.

  1. Insert the DVD-R disc into your DVD player.
  2. Press the close button on your DVD player to close the DVD tray.
  3. Press “Play” when the DVD-R disc loads with your movie.

Why does my DVD player play some dvds but not others?

A video burned to a DVD must be burned in a specific way. A WMV or AVI movie file burned to a disc will usually not play in most players unless it is converted to another format first. Special programs exist that convert video files to the right format before they are burned so most players can play them.

Why does Windows 7 not recognize DVD drivers?

What drives me crazy is that the error message gets you looking for DVD drivers when it has nothing to do with that, plus Win7 doesn’t even recognize the correct drivers as being compatible with the hardware! Anyway, after several days wasted at least my system is up and running finally.

Can a double layer DVD drive read a DL disc?

For example a dual-layer (DL) DVD format can store up to 8.5GB* of data on double-layer DVD+R media, about twice that of single-layer DVD+R media. Only a DL drive is capable of writing to DL discs.

Can a DVD + are drive be used with a DVD-R drive?

For recordable discs, the media type you purchase should match the drive type. That is, you should only purchase DVD+R discs for a DVD+R drive. You can purchase DVD+R, DVD-R, DVD+RW and any in dual layer formats if your PC has a DVD +/- RW DL drive.

Why is my DVD drive unable to read discs?

This issue may occur with pre-recorded discs and with recordable (R) or rewritable (RW) discs. Use the troubleshooting instructions below if your CD, DVD or Blu-ray drive is not able to read any discs or unable to recognize any discs. The instructions will help you resolve the problem in some instances if the drive has not failed completely.