Resolving Issue of CD Drive Not Working
What would you do if the CD drive in your system stops working?
Optical discs are widely used by all kinds of users. The data in an optical disc is read or accessed on a system using an optical drive or CD drive. The CD drive contains some components that turn the CD and retrieve the information that was burned onto it. Some CD drives also have data burning capabilities and they can be used to create backups of data. CD drives are essential for computers as using them, users would be able to create a backup of data (that cannot be infected by any malware) and install software using the installation disc. There are no complicated procedures involved in using a CD drive as users can directly insert the disc and it would play on its own (using auto play feature). However, some users might face the issue when the CD drive stops working in their systems. Such problems usually come up because of reasons such as problems with CD drivers installed in the system, malware infections, problems with some of the system files associated with the CD drivers tha get damaged etc. If users cannot fix the issue even after employing these means, it is suggested that the drive be taken to an authorized service centre as the problem might occur because of hardware related reasons.
Following details give users more information regarding tips to resolve the issue of CD drive not working:
- Scan for malware
- Verify drivers
- Resolve system errors
Scan for malware
Malware cause many problems with the working of hardware components in a system. Malware cause such problems by infecting the driver files of the system and damaging them. If the optical driver installed in your system gets infected with such a malware, the CD drive would not work. Such problems can be fixed by scanning the system with an updated antivirus program and then removing the infections.
Like other components installed in your system, even the CD drive requires drivers to function. Optical drivers are the link between the drive and the Operating System and issues with the drivers would cause drive malfunction. Users experiencing the issue of CD drive not working are advised to check the optical drivers installed in the system. If the drivers are found incompatible/ illegitimate or outdated, they would have to be replaced to resolve the issue.
System errors are known to occur in operating systems if system files essential for the working of a particular component or performing a system task is missing/damaged. If system files essential for the working of a CD drive get damaged, the drive would not function. All users experiencing the problem of CD drive not working are advised to fix all system errors by repairing all the damaged OS files with the help of default OS repair tool.
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