Windows 10: playing cds/dvds on an external drive

Discus and support playing cds/dvds on an external drive in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; Whether my win10 laptop will play cds on an external drive is somewhat hit-and-miss. I have 2 drives, one old and one new. I have the same problem... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by ssilvamayflower, Sep 15, 2019.

  1. playing cds/dvds on an external drive


    Whether my win10 laptop will play cds on an external drive is somewhat hit-and-miss. I have 2 drives, one old and one new. I have the same problem with both, though the old one is recognised as a drive, whereas it seems the newer one isn't. This is a huge problem, as I use my computer for language classes.

    :)
     
    ssilvamayflower, Sep 15, 2019
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  2. External CD/DVD Drive

    Hello everyone,

    I'm new on the forum, and I have a quick question.
    I have a Toshiba Satellite X200 laptop, it has been dropped and the cd/dvd drive will not read anything, it just sounds like it is loading, and blinks yellow.
    I'm going to get an external cd/dvd drive for now until the laptop is taken in (if warranty isn't over).
    Is there any specific external cd/dvd drives you guys know are compatible with the Satellite X200? Or will I not have a problem with compatibility.

    Appreciate it,
    Jeremy.
     
    Desperado1, Sep 15, 2019
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  3. Windows 10 and External DVD drive

    Hi,

    Thank you for keeping us posted.

    I would suggest you to open the device manager and check if the drive shows up in device manager.

    Follow the steps given below:

    1. Press Windows key + R to open the run command.

    2. Type devmgmt.msc and press enter to open device manager.

    3. Expand DVD/CD-Rom drives and check if the external DVD drive is listed.

    4. If so, right click on it and uninstall it.

    5. Restart the computer.

    Let us know the result.
     
    Wungraileng Vashi, Sep 15, 2019
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  4. playing cds/dvds on an external drive

    External cd/dvd Drive

    2.0 usb external hard drive not working with my 3.0 port laptop. My laptop is a new HP i7, 8gb, 1 tb. The laptop has a 3.0 port and the external drive is a 2.0 Verbatim slimline cd/dvd writer. Using the installation cd, components of the external drive
    were installed on my laptop but when i attempt to play a dvd in the drive, the dvd spins and the name of the movie I’m attempting to watch even shows on screen but an error message appears stating: “the feature you are trying to access is not available in
    your product. Click the “info” button to find our offer.” I like watching movies on my laptop so Can someone tell me how to fix this? HELP!!!
     
    angelajones6, Sep 15, 2019
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