E drive problem


  1. Posts : 116
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       #1

    E drive problem


    Every time I put a previously burned CD in the E drive, it won't open it and insists I put a disc in the drive. Any idea what the problem might be. The CDs were burned using the Windows & on my old computer. It also won't let me use any new CDs to burn to either.
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  2. Bastet's Avatar
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    The drive may have failed. Does it play bought audio CD discs?
    The lens may require cleaning, use a CD/DVD lens cleaner if you can’t access the lens or use a cotton bud/stick dipped in isopropyl alcohol or methylated spirits & gently wipe the lens if you can.
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  3. Posts : 258
    Windows 10 Pro
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    Uninstrall the drivers from device manager and reboot, always worth a shot. Best thing to test i=with is a bootable DVD such as a windows install disk also if you have one :)
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  4. Posts : 116
    Windows 10
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    To Bastet, it never did play CDs on it, I'm told there's no software in Windows 10 to do that. I see what I can do with the drivers. It has opened the CDs before, but not all the time. It tends to just push them back out.
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  5. Bastet's Avatar
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    Windows Media Player & Groove will play commercial (music) CDs & both are included with Windows 10. It’s DVD playback which isn’t included. :)
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  6. Posts : 258
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    VLC Media player is whats required for DVD playback :)
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  7. Posts : 116
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
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    The E Drive doesn't appear to work at all. I can't even send items to it to burn. It will not acknowledge having any discs in it. I just checked the properties on the E drive. It says the capacity is 0 bytes. What does that mean?
    Last edited by Amadeus51; 30 Dec 2017 at 12:24.
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