Laptop does not detect/play dvd's!

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#1

Hey Folks,

Im having a problem with my laptop, its a dell latitude C640. The problem is that it does not detect dvd’s or play them, in device manager, under cd/dvd drives these are the two drives listed:
TEAC CD-W224E
VOBID InstantDrive CD SCSE CdRom Device.
Now I did some research and found out the cause is Pinnacle dvd suite which I am meant to uninstall but when I try to uninstall it doesnt let me saying you need the original cd or something which i dont have. And also when I delete the drives from device manager, they just re-appear.
Help would be much appreciated.


#2

Hi and Welcome![quote=the_mob746;2111149]
Im having a problem with my laptop, its a dell latitude C640. The problem is that it does not detect dvd’s or play them, in device manager, under cd/dvd drives these are the two drives listed:
TEAC CD-W224E
VOBID InstantDrive CD SCSE CdRom Device.
[/quote]Your Teac drive is - as stated in the manual(does anyone read manuals?) - a plain CD/CD-RW drive that doesn’t support DVD at all.
The other one (VOBID …) is just a virtual drive created by some software.

Michael