Inspirion 1545 DVD Drive Problem

Tom - Sep 9, 2009 at 08:58 AM
 Tom - Sep 10, 2009 at 01:22 AM
I have had this problem since I received my laptop and Dell contends its' a virus affecting the drive and want over $100 to fix it.
When I load a application installation disc or a movie dvd the drive begins to read the disc and then stops. When I go to my computer and try to explore the disc it asks me if I want to format a blank disc. I cannot view the files on a app insall disc. I have checked the settings under "Autoplay" and the computer is set to auto start DVD's and Software discs
I have replace the DVD drive and reinstalled the DVD driver but still have the problem.
Any ideas?

3 responses

closeup22 Posts 8923 Registration date Friday May 15, 2009 Status Member Last seen October 7, 2010 2,099
Sep 9, 2009 at 12:09 PM
hi there,

make a system restore

to a date that the old DVD drive was working

Thanks. That did the trick
There is the problem of autorun And Trojan in your system; Please go for a antivirus software that would be better
Thanks so much for your suggestion to do a restore back to a time when the drive was working. That did the trick
Thanks again