How To Troubleshoot DVD Drives Fast - If you check...
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If you check the drive cables and are certain they are connected correctly,it may be that the data cable is faulty and the drive controller may be at fault.And we can't overlook the fact that the drive itself may be bad.
DRIVE HAS POWER BUT WILL NOT READ DVD
First..try another DVD since a dirty or scratched DVD may not play.If the new DVD fail to play as well,check to see if the operating system is recognizing the drive
Click on My Computer and highlight the DVD drive.Right click and select properties.The statement "This device is working properly" should be present.If not or you see another message,try to update the device driver.
In the My Computer screen,highlight the DVD drive,and select the Properties screen,select Drivers,and then select update device driver.
Another cause may be the Windows Registry is corrupt. You can use software utilities such as PC Bug Doctor to repair your registry. Download this free repair utility at http://www.pcbugdoctor.com/download.html.
To make a backup of your registry with Windows 98, just go to Start, select Run, enter scanregw and click OK. This will run Scanregw.exe.
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