Fixing issues of DVD drive not recognizing DVD
Read on to know how to fix issues of DVD drive not recognizing DVD but only CD.
There may be a number of reasons, which can come with the DVD drive used in the system. One of these issues includes the problem in recognizing the disk. The drive may avoid recognizing the disc inserted in it. Sometimes, it may not be able to recognize the DVD but may recognize CD. With this, you may not be able to write any data on the DVD and may not be able to read any data from it. There may be a number of reasons behind it. The DVD drive may be corrupted, can be one of the possible reasons behind it. The malware infection is another reason, which may sometimes get the recognition issue in the DVD drive.
Here are some tips to fix DVD drive not recognizing a DVD but only CD issues in your system:
- Reinstall the DVD
- Replace the DVD drive
- Clean the lens
Reinstall the DVD
One possible reason behind the DVD drive not recognizing DVD and only CD includes the improper installation of the driver. You need to ensure that the driver is properly installed with all its system requirements. You can try reinstalling the DVD driver for this purpose. For this, you first need to get the Device Manager of the system. Then, you need to select the drive displayed in the Device Manager and select the uninstall option. You can then reinstall the diver with the use of Device Manager itself. This can possibly resolve the issue.
Replace the DVD drive
One possible reason behind the DVD drive not recognizing DVD and recognizing only a CD may be the drive issues. It is possible that after a long time of use, the read head of the drive is burnt completely. With this reading operation is greatly affected. You can try replacing the DVD drive, which may resolve the issue.
The DVD drive uses a lens to read and write data to the DVD disk. If the lens has been covered with dirt, then the DVD drive may not be recognizing DVD and be recognizing only a CD, issue can come. You can try using a CD-cleaner to remove the dirt and then insert the DVD again. If the lens is damaged completely, then the only step to resolve it is to upgrade the drive.
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