How can you make sure that you have a dvd drive

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Stanley, Nov 10, 2006.

  1. Stanley

    Stanley Guest

    How can you make sure that you have a dvd drive?
    Stanley, Nov 10, 2006
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  2. Look for the DVD logo on the front of the drive...
    Mark Gillespie, Nov 11, 2006
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  3. Stanley

    Stanley Guest

    Its not there it just says COMPACT DISC REWRITABLE and LG
    Stanley, Nov 11, 2006
  4. Stanley

    Tom Ziegmann Guest

    Then more than likely you don't. Also another way to check is without a disc
    in the drive open My Computer and it will tell you CD Drive, CD-RW Drive,
    DVD Drive, etc.

    Tom Ziegmann
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    Microsoft Core OS Beta Tester

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    Tom Ziegmann, Nov 11, 2006
  5. Sometimes to really make sure, its best to open Device Manager and expand
    DVD/CD-ROM drives.

    I remember in 5600, my DVD and DVD+RW drives were displayed as CD drives.
    Andre Da Costa[ActiveWin], Nov 11, 2006
  6. I've seen this in XP too.
    Alexander Suhovey, Nov 11, 2006
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    John Barnes Guest

    In my case I have !!!! and nothing works. CD or DVD
    John Barnes, Nov 11, 2006
  8. Put a DVD media into it and see if you can read it (in a computer, even
    a movie DVD is just a data DVD with files and folders on it)

    Also, in Control Panel, Device manager, the model number of the drive is
    usually visible under "properties", you can look that up online to see
    if it's a DVD or just a CD.
    Barry Watzman, Nov 11, 2006
  9. Stanley

    Stanley Guest

    But when i put a dvd in it reads it and when i put another it dose not
    Stanley, Nov 11, 2006
  10. Stanley

    Cy!on Guest

    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Stanley" <>
    Sent: Saturday, November 11, 2006 6:15 PM
    Subject: Re: How can you make sure that you have a dvd drive

    Then it sounds like you do HAVE a DVD drive, but it's a bit....flaky.
    Cy!on, Nov 11, 2006
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    Gene Fitz Guest

    Go to Walmart, or any other local store, in the electronics section, and get
    a CD/DVD laser cleaning disk. That should allow it to read all DVDs.
    Simple maintenance will fix most seemingly major issues.

    Hope this helps :)
    Gene Fitz, Nov 14, 2006
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