DVD drive on Windows® 7
Having issues with the use of DVD driver in your system operating on Windows 7? Find out how to solve them.
DVDs have many advantages over CDs. DVDs not only store very large amounts to data (about six times that what a normal CD can store), but also provide better rates of data transfers than CDs. All new computers come with a DVD drive so that data on DVDs can be accessed. Majority of all new Operating Systems are also very large in size and their installation disks would be DVDs. This implies that without DVD drives; these new Operating Systems cannot be installed on the system. There are no complicated procedures involved in using the DVD drive but some issues may come up with the use of the drive on your system running on Windows 7. These include drive not reading data on the DVD, drive unable to burn data onto plain DVDs, system restarting when driver is used, system hanging when drive is invoked for function etc. There are many reasons as to why issues come up with the use of DVD drives such as malware infection, installation of wrong DVD drivers, driver clashes, OS issues etc.
Following details mentioned below will give users more information regarding how to ensure proper working of DVD drive on Windows 7:
- Clean the drive
- Update DVD driver
- Handle drive with care
Clean the drive
DVD drive on any compute has small minute moving parts. These parts rotate the DVD in the tray so that information can be retrieved. Over time, these parts get accumulated with dust or dirt. This would cause friction and cause the driver to lose its efficiency. All Windows 7 users are therefore advised to clean the DVD drive on the system using a cleaning disk so as to keep all moving parts and the drive working at maximum possible efficiency.
Update DVD driver
All drivers on your computer operating on Windows 7 can be updated. Updated versions of drivers would be able to extract better performance from the particular device. This increase in performance would be because of the fact that updated drivers would not have any bugs or glitches. Windows 7 users are therefore recommended to update the DVD drivers installed on the system so as to keep the drive working well.
Handle drive with care
DVD drives are very delicate components. All DVD drives have very fragile working components that may get damaged easily if not handled with care. Windows 7 users must never mishandle the drive (pulling out or pushing in the DVD tray) as this might damage the components beyond repair. Handling the drive with care would ensure that the drive is working at maximum possible efficiency.
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