DVD drive won't read DVDs until a CD is inserted

  MIke 22:13 02 Mar 05

Well the title says it all. If I insert a DVD in my internal DVD drive It's not recognised. However if I insert a CD, allow it to mount in the drive then eject it and re-insert the DVD the DVD is recognised.

This has only just started happening, previously DVDs were mounted and accessible no problems.I haven't changed any settings or installed any new software recently.

I also have a DVD writer which recognises DVD's no problem.

Any ideas?

Win XP Home SP2

Don't know brand of DVD reader as it was installed in PC when bought. Itshows in device manager as IDE DVD ROM 16X



  JonnyTub 22:26 02 Mar 05

uninstall it from device manager by right clicking on it and selecting uninstall, reboot and allow windows to reinstall.

  MIke 22:39 02 Mar 05


Why didn't I think of that????????

Looks like it's solved the problem so I'll tick resolved.

Thank you


  JonnyTub 22:41 02 Mar 05


  JonnyTub 22:42 02 Mar 05

p.s. if the problem crops up again uninstall the ide channel the drive sits on via the same procedure as above

  MIke 22:43 02 Mar 05

I'll bear that in mind

Thanks again

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