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No Disk in F

  pj123 14:00 28 Dec 04

Have a friend who has an LG 4081B DVD Rewriter.

It recognises and plays CDs but every time a DVD is inserted an error message comes up: "No disk in F"

I also have an LG 4081B on my PC but I don't get that problem. My drive recognises CDs and DVDs.

His system is Duron 1300, 256mb ram Windows 98SE. My system is Athlon 2000, 256mb ram and Windows 98SE.

Any ideas, please?

  pj123 15:40 28 Dec 04


  bretsky 15:47 28 Dec 04

Could be a software issue click here

bretsky ;0)

  pj123 15:51 28 Dec 04

bretsky, not relevant. He hasn't got winamp installed.

  User-312386 15:56 28 Dec 04

can he burn to a DVD with it?

  ACOLYTE 16:09 28 Dec 04

The dvd laser may have become dislodged or dirty.

  crx1600 16:21 28 Dec 04

i don't have the LG, but with my Panasonic DVD-RAM drive, it appears as 2 separate drive letters,

once as a removeable disk (H:\) and again as a DVD-ROM (I:\)

is the LG similar, maybe they are trying to open the wrong drive letter?

  pj123 17:08 28 Dec 04

madboy33©®, no, he can't burn to DVD but can burn to CD.

ACOLYTE, we have tried a cleaner disk but that has made no difference.

Our next move is to take his DVD burner out and replace it with mine, which is the same as his.

  User-312386 17:18 28 Dec 04

check your drive first in his computer then report back

My old 700mhz computer used to play DVD's so it cant be his machine unless he has to many applications running. The usual culprit is anti-virus programmes.

Has he turned all the programmes off?

Also go to start>run and type msconfig, look under the startup tab and see if there are any programmes loading at start up that he does not want. Remember to restart computer after unticking any startup programmes. Also look in the startup folder (start>programmes>startup), they can be safely deleted as they are only shortcuts

Hope this helps

  pj123 17:39 28 Dec 04

madboy33©®, will do that, but it won't be until the 11th January now.

We did try disabling his firewall and antivirus but that made no difference. Have also done the msconfig bit.

  User-312386 17:41 28 Dec 04

have you checked his startup folder?

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