Resolving DVD Drive Issues in Laptops
Is DVD drive of your laptop not working? Find out how to resolve this issue.
Optical disks are widely used by all the PC users. Optical disks include DVDs, CDs, blue ray disks, etc. DVDs are preferred over conventional CDs for a number of reasons. DVDs have greater storage capacity compared to a CD and DVDs also support faster rates of data transfers. Majority of computers including laptops come preinstalled with DVD drives so that users are able to create backup on DVDs and play multimedia DVDs. There are no complicated procedures involved in using DVD drives and users can insert the disk and access information. However, some users may face some problems with the DVD drive on their laptops. These problems include DVD drive not working, slow data access, error messages while reading disk, etc. DVD drive not working is a very common issue that can be resolved easily. Some of the reasons for this issue can be malware infections, problems with DVD drivers, issues with system files, registry releated problems, etc.
Following details gives users more information regarding tips to fix DVD drive not working issue:
- Verify DVD drivers
- Check system files
- Scan for malware
Verify DVD drivers
DVD drive on your laptop works with the help of DVD drivers. DVD drivers are the communication link between the DVD drive and the Operating System installed on laptop. If the DVD driver installed on your system got damaged or corrupted in some way, then the DVD drive would stop functioning. All laptop users facing DVD drive not working issue are advised to check the DVD drivers installed on the system using the device manager. If the DVD drivers are found damaged, they would have to be replaced/reinstalled to solve the problems.
Check system files
Problems with the system files associated with DVD drivers can also cause DVD drive not working issue in PCs. Users facing DVD drive not working problem are suggested to check the integrity of the system files using sfc/ scannow command in the command prompt. If the system files are find damaged, then repair the Operating System with default Operating System repair tool, and even the genuine installation disk of Operating System can solve the problems.
Another reason for DVD drive not working in laptops is malware infection. Malware are known to have capabilities to stop functioning of DVD drives so that users are unable to backup data on the system or reinstall the Operating System with an installation disk. In such cases, users can run a full system scan using a strong Antivirus program such as Norton Antivirus.
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