. That removes the current driver for the device, reboot and hopefully the drive now works. I would lean toward it being more of an issue with the optical drive itself. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Click the button below to free download Driver Talent directly.
Sometimes having multiple devices on the machine may create a conflict. Some links in the article may not be viewable as you are using an AdBlocker. User Access Control permissionIf you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Allow. When I select it, it shows files, when I un select it it ejects the disk and says the drive was empty. So simple it realy pisses me off how people including Microsoft wasted 3 solid days of my time with nothing but bullshit.
Does anyone have any ideas where the root of the problem could be? In the right pane, click LowerFilters. Just because windows fix cant fix any thing bar the most simple issues it does not mean the drive is faulty. This is more likely to be the problem you are facing. That was my backup solution. I dont have the strength to do this all over again.
Hi and thanks for your help, I've tried various things, googling things, I am a beginner in computer tech literacy. The money he required was not acceptable for fixing what I thought should be repaired for free. On the right side, scroll down and highlight the Hardware and Devices. Note You may also see an UpperFilters. For years it just laid in a corned inside a box, in a good condition. The drivers for the optical drive should be very generic.
And there are the steps you need here:. I flipped it over and it worked. I have been struggling with these same issues for months. Use Windows shortcut keys Win + I to launch the Settings. I tried everything I found on the net short of re installing Vista Home- no filters in the registry- shows up in device manager, deleted and reinstalled drivers, cleaned drive, etc etc.
Can you help me as to why the blank disc is not being recognized so the burning process will begin? There was a program which was downloaded at the same which I opted not to download but it did anyway and it started scanning for errors and cleaned the registry at the same time I was installing the copy program. On the Edit menu, click Delete. Where I worked about 10 or so years ago had been using re-writable discs for transferring accounting data between work and home offices, but they proved too unreliable, causing several corruptions. I have tried all three solutions offered and unfortunately none of them worked. I finally went to Dell's website and downloaded support assist.
On the face of it, it seems to be the cause. Follow the below-mentioned methods to see if your computer gains senses and stars detecting your device. To do this, go to step 8. There was a a part that said to Download Microsoft Fix it to test Optical drives. So plug out the device, reboot the computer and plug it back in to see if anything changes. On the Edit menu, click Delete. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs.
For Windows 10 Creators Update users, you can troubleshoot the card reader issue via the Settings. Any suggestions on How to fix it? I even did a clean install of windows 7 and tried 3 different dvd devices that were all working, no joy. Click the Configure a device. Right-click on the Start button and select Command Prompt admin Step 2. I went through the Microsoft help desk and they eventually said it was a Dell problem and the drivers were out of date. I tried all of these and even deleted what was already there to create everything new and no luck at all.
I know the drive is fine, as it will boot from bootable cds and dvds. Any of the above solution must work for you, as it has been known to work for many. So no disc at all play, but hear them spin? Please post in case you have any further issues, we will be glad to help you further. On the Edit menu, click Delete. Looks like a problem with computer actually, the motherboard's manufacturer doesnt have updated drivers for windows 10, unfortunatley, I would have liked to check that for a solution. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 322756 How to back up and restore the registry in Windows Hope this information is helpful. Scan for hardware changes in Device Manager.
For detailed steps, please refer to. In the right pane, click UpperFilters. I tried to remove the hardware and put it back on, but it did not help. Note If you do not see the LowerFilters registry entry, unfortunately this cannot help you any further. If you do not see the UpperFilters registry entry, you still might have to remove the LowerFilters registry entry. I understand the frustration when things don't work the way it should.