Windows 10: laptop keeps reading and dropping USB CD-ROM continuously

Discus and support laptop keeps reading and dropping USB CD-ROM continuously in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; Problem: my CD-ROM keeps dropping in a repeating loop. I can sit there watching Device Manager as it has a CD-ROM entry and then it disappears and it... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by MeghanElizondo, Jun 12, 2019.

  1. laptop keeps reading and dropping USB CD-ROM continuously


    Problem: my CD-ROM keeps dropping in a repeating loop. I can sit there watching Device Manager as it has a CD-ROM entry and then it disappears and it reads the-cd-rom again every few seconds.


    It does sometimes work correctly and read the cd-rom continuously and I can use it fine. The problem reoccurs when the USB cord is removed and plugged back in or when the laptop restarts or when the same disk is ejected and put back in.


    Info:

    Surface Book laptop, Windows 10 v1809. Up-to-date per Windows Update.

    CD-ROM/DVD reader is SSTcorp&Prod_CDDVDW_SE-S084C.

    Driver: 10.0.17763.1

    The disk and cd-rom work on our desktop Windows 10 machine.


    Device Manager tells me the driver is working properly and driver is up-to-date.

    Disk Manager consistently doesn't read the disk when it's in this state, even after a Rescan of drives.


    Things I've tried:

    1. Restart of my laptop.

    Result: Usually no change. After several restarts, it sometimes settles down and keeps reading he CD-ROM in a stable fashion.

    2. When it reads cd-rom, Device Manager > Uninstall driver, Restart computer.

    Result: No change. CD-ROM is read but it doesn't usually make a difference to the looping read/drops. A couple of times it has continuously read the cd-rom.

    3. When it's in the loop, Disk Manager > Rescan drives.

    Result: This doesn't usually do anything. I think it worked one time so it might have been random luck.

    4. Following this info, Method 6:

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/314060/your-cd-or-dvd-drive-is-not-recognized-by-windows-or-other-programs

    Result: No change.

    :)
     
    MeghanElizondo, Jun 12, 2019
    #1
  2. Rose Cal Win User

    i buy a new laptop without cd rom

    Hi Teodor Adrian,

    Corrupted or outdated drivers may be the possible reason why your external CD ROM is missing. To provide you the accurate resolution, we'd like to gather more information:

    • Have you tried updating your drivers?
    • Are you getting any error message?

    Meanwhile, we suggest that you follow the steps in this
    article
    on how to troubleshoot your CD or DVD which is not recognized by Windows or other programs.

    Keep us posted if you need additional help.
     
    Rose Cal, Jun 12, 2019
    #2
  3. CD-ROM not reading any disks

    We appreciate the information that you've provided. Our next step is to consider the following methods below:

    • Manually update your DVD/CD-ROM driver. There are cases wherein automatic update doesn't install the compatible driver to your device. To do this, check your device support site and ensure that you've downloaded and installed the appropriate
      driver for your device.
    • Run the hardware troubleshooter to scan and automatically fix any errors preventing your
      DVD/CD-ROM to work properly. Here are the steps on how to run the troubleshooter:
      • Type Troubleshoot in the search box and press Enter.
      • Select Hardware and Devices.
      • Click Run the troubleshooter.
      • Allow the scan to complete, and then follow the on-screen instructions to complete the fix.
    • Try another CD/DVD for further isolation. If your device was able recognize other
      CD/DVD then the issue is not hardware related.

    Feel free to post back if you encounter any challenges along the process.
     
    Darwin Dim, Jun 12, 2019
    #3
  4. laptop keeps reading and dropping USB CD-ROM continuously

    cd rom doesnt read cd

    how can I get my cd rom to read my cds
     
    jasonmerrell1, Jun 12, 2019
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