Reasons for a DVD drive recognized as a CD drive and ways to resolve this issue
What causes a DVD drive to recognized as a CD drive? How can you resolve this problem?
DVD drives and CD drives are optical drives used as additional storage devices along with computers. Both drives are used nowadays to store data. DVD drives can read both DVD and CD information. Whereas, a CD drive can play only CD-ROMs. Computers are equipped with both drives. But in earlier computers, CD drives were common. Now CD drives have been replaced with DVD drives which are compatible with both formats. But you sometimes experience some problems related with DVD drives. One of these issues is that a DVD drive may be recognized as a CD drive. As a result of this issue, the Operating System recognizes the DVD drive as a CD drive only. The reason for the error can be compatibility issue with the Operating System.
Discussed below are some points related with the issue of a DVD drive recognized as a CD drive:
- Causes of the issue
- Consequences of this issue
- Tips to solve the issue
Causes of the issue
A DVD drive recognized as a CD drive issue can be caused by Operating System compatibility issues or problems with the connection of the drive. A DVD drive requires certain drivers to be installed to the system during the setup procedure. A CD drive does not require this. Drivers installed during the setup process should be compatible with the Operating System. Otherwise it will cause errors. Also, the DVD burner on the system should be properly connected to the motherboard and to the controllers. An improper connection also causes issues.
Consequences of this issue
When a DVD is inserted, the Operating System does not find any files on the DVD. As a result, the drive continues reading the DVD with sounds. The same problem do not occur while inserting CDs. Also, the DVD drive does not display error messages like 'Inert a Disc', when you try to open the drive with out any DVD.
Ask for the assistance of a technician to solve this problem if you are unaware about computer hardware details. Open the computer to check whether the DVD drive is fitted correctly. Check the wires that connect the device to the motherboard at both ends and also check the power lead. Then insert the driver disc that is supplied by the manufacturer. Run the setup procedure. Then restart the computer. Most of these issues will be solved by doing this. Another option is to seek the help of the DVD drive manufacturers to obtain compatible drivers.
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