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My Vista drive E keeps rejecting all dvds and cds
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ema609
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September 16, 2011 - 7:03 pm
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Hiiiiiiii
I have tried all sorts of dvds and cds and my pc keeps rejecting everything
Helppppppp please
Ema

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September 16, 2011 - 9:52 pm
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Ema, how many operating systems do you have...Oy vey!!! LOL
(you don't really need to answer that, as you are already aware I know just how many OS's you are running )

What exactly do you mean by.."my pc keeps rejecting everything"? Are you receiving any sort of error messages or is there just nothing happening at all??

What happens when you put a CD/DVD in the drive and then go to [b:mrd1vehn]My Computer[/b:mrd1vehn] and double click on the E drive, or right click on the E drive and select [b:mrd1vehn]Open[/b:mrd1vehn]??

Cheers....Jim

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September 17, 2011 - 10:31 am
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Jim Matey
Vista windows7 and my viao xp is getting fixed lol
I did what you said the message is
Please insert a disc in drive E
and the disc inside gets ejected
Helppppppppppppp lol
Ema

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September 17, 2011 - 10:58 am
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That means the disc is not being recognised, which in turn generally means the optical drive is broken...most likely the laser is shot.

How old is the drive? New optical drives are pretty cheap and that's probably the way you will need to go.

Sorry, not you wanted to hear, I know.

You could try a couple of things first:

1) Go to Device Manager, locate the entry for the optical drive and double click to open. Click on the [b:3greyw2x]Driver[/b:3greyw2x] tab and then click on the [b:3greyw2x]Uninstall[/b:3greyw2x] button. When finished restart the computer and let Windows re-install the driver.

2) Delete the registry entries for upper and lower filters. This requires some knowledge of the registry but there is an automatic fix available on the Microsoft Support page [url=http://support.microsoft.com/kb/982116:3greyw2x]HERE.[/url:3greyw2x] Click on the green [b:3greyw2x]Run now [/b:3greyw2x]button.

You can try these things but in the end I am pretty sure you are probably going to need a new drive.

Cheers...Jim

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September 17, 2011 - 12:41 pm
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Master Jim
this is what I got after following your directions
oy is right. Vista is really crummy if it wont read xp disc.
wow. What do I do waaaaaa
unhappy grasshopper
Ema

Data that is written to a CD-R disc on a Windows XP SP1a-based computer cannot be read on a Windows Vista-based computer
Describes an issue that may occur if a CD-R disc that is written on a Windows XP SP1a-based computer contains a track-start addresses that is off by one address. In this scenario, the disc cannot be read on a Windows Vista-based computer.

Disc burning: frequently asked questions
Here are answers to some common questions about burning a disc.

When you insert a CD or a DVD, Windows Vista may not recognize the disc
Describes a problem ini which you receive an error message when you insert a disc and then double-click the drive in Windows Explorer. To work around this problem, exit Windows Media Player before you insert the disc.

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September 17, 2011 - 12:47 pm
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Jim I looked at the page again and it said something about closeing windows media which I need a translation.
Here is the link
Ema

http://fixitcenter.support.microsoft.co ... 5d42660d61

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September 17, 2011 - 6:34 pm
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Yes, well that's about as useful as an ashtray on a motorbike.

Ema, really mate this isn't worth keeping on with. There is a 98% likelihood that the drive is shot. Go get yourself a new one mate!!

Cheers...Jim

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September 18, 2011 - 4:24 pm
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Hiiiiiiiiiiiii Jim
I put in the dvd that I made on windows with the subtitles and no luck. As ususal you are right I will
get a new one
THanksssssssss EMa

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