DVD drive Probs

niceties55

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I have a HP laptop, and I have had tons of spyware and such on it and I just want to re-install windows vista on it. I backed everything up on DVD's but the problem is,

2 days after backing everything up the DVD drive will not recognize any dvds. so I can not boot the vista DVD, or even start it in the XP.

P.S. ANY CD works just fine!
 

DJ-CHRIS1

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I have a HP laptop, and I have had tons of spyware and such on it and I just want to re-install windows vista on it. I backed everything up on DVD's but the problem is,

2 days after backing everything up the DVD drive will not recognize any dvds. so I can not boot the vista DVD, or even start it in the XP.

P.S. ANY CD works just fine!
The CD and DVD functions of a drive can be seperate, so it's completely plasuable for just the DVD part to break.

The drive seems broken, so you have to replace it.
 

blackjack

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Before you throw away your DVD drive, try a system restore first, My DVD drive packed up a month or so ago and I was ready for buying a new one when I had a thought of restoring my computer, I did it slightly different I restored my drive from an image back up but it fixed it first time and to this day I still am unsure as to what caused it.
 
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