Windows® 7 DVD Drive Not Working
Get to know more about DVD drive not working in Windows 7 system
Windows 7 is an advanced operating system for use on personal computers, including home and business desktops, laptops, netbooks, tablet PCs, and media center computers. The DVD drive in your Windows 7 computer helps you to manage data written in CD's or DVD's; you can make use of the drive to play videos, watch movies, browse through the pictures stored in it or play the music files contained in the disk. The DVD drive also helps you to author CD's or DVD's for the file transfer or to create backup copies of important data.
Following are the causes due to which DVD drive does not work in Windows 7 system and tips to fix these issues:
- Causes of DVD Drive Not Working
- Tips to Fix The Issues
Causes of DVD Drive Not Working
You may have issues with your DVD drive installed in you Windows 7 based computer due to a variety of reasons. You will have issues, if your DVD driver files are missing or corrupted, you may have similar issues if your DVD driver is not compatible with your Windows 7 OS. You may be unable to access your DVD drive if you have some cable issues, like SATA cable malfunction or loose connections. If your DVD drive hardware malfunctions, you will have issues. If you are using a using a damaged disk, your drive will have issues in reading the inserted disk.
While you put the disk in your DVD drive you may find your computer hanging or displays error message saying "insert disk" in to the drive if you have inserted a damaged disk. If you have a driver file missing or corruption or compatibility issues, your computer may not display the connected drive or your computer may hang as you try to access your drive.
You can fix the corrupted driver file by installing new driver that is compatible with your Windows 7 operating system. If you have installed an incompatible driver you need to install a driver that is compatible with Windows 7. If you find you have a cable issue, you can try reconnecting the SATA cable or you can replace the cable. If you have a DVD drive malfunction you can replace the drive. If the disk you are using is damaged, you cannot access the disk any more; try inserting another disk to check for the functionality of your DVD drive.
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