Drive can read video/music discs but can't read data discs

Discussion in 'HP' started by Bob Weissman, Sep 16, 2005.

  1. Bob Weissman

    Bob Weissman Guest

    My 3-year-old HP Pavilion ze1230 laptop has no problem playing
    commercial video DVDs and audio CDs. These discs load quickly and
    smoothly.

    But the drive no longer reads data discs at all. When I load a data CD,
    the drive rattles and clanks for a long time and finally gives up. The
    drive used to read data discs fine, but at some point that stopped
    working.

    I find it puzzling that the drive can read video and music DVDs and CDs
    but cannot read data discs. Have you ever encountered this symptom
    before and know whether there's a fix? I've looked for new drivers but
    haven't found any that address this problem.

    Thanks,
    - Bob
     
    Bob Weissman, Sep 16, 2005
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    Dewaine Chan Guest

    I was once told by a good friend who sells laptops online
    (Onlinelaptops.com) that the DVD ROM has separate channel for Data and
    another one for DVD. I just replaced a DVD on a Gateway laptop a few
    weeks ago with the same problem.

    Dewaine
     
    Dewaine Chan, Sep 23, 2005
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