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BREZ1
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B50 - Optical drive wont detect disk

B50 was purchased just over a year ago, had win8 on it, i loaded my own progs onto it back then from disks.

Since then i have upgraded to Win10 but never used the optical drive.

Now i find that although Drive E is showing in file explorer, disks can be inserted, spins up for reading, it is telling me to insert disk!

 

Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.

 

As a young Lad i was told i must go to school and do some work, when i left School i was told i must go to work and learn, as a pensioner i am now told i am too old for school and work, is my Menzies now invalid????
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Re: B50 - Optical drive wont detect disk

Hi BREZ1 , 

 

Welcome to the Community Forums. 

 

As detected by file explorer , most likely the DVD drive can be assumed present even on BIOS and device manager. You can test functionality of the drive using bootable live rescue disc since it would be working outside windows . 

 

Several steps that you may try here else, before proceeding to any registry changes try to create a registry back up first. 

 

Update us how it goes.

 

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Re: B50 - Optical drive wont detect disk

Ok, i downloaded and unzipped Hirens boot disk ....

BUT, i see it needs to burn onto a CD...

Erm!

Did i mention that my cd player says "please insert a disk"

As a young Lad i was told i must go to school and do some work, when i left School i was told i must go to work and learn, as a pensioner i am now told i am too old for school and work, is my Menzies now invalid????
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Re: B50 - Optical drive wont detect disk

Hi BREZ1 , 

 

As with all other live media , you may simply use the ISO files to a bootable USB media

Else if another available drive or pc , simply removing it and test on another would simply this if optical drive is working or not. 

 

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Re: B50 - Optical drive wont detect disk

Tried entering Boot Menu, f12 on boot up does not respond. Tried shutdown & booting in many sequences.

Has technology passed me by sincei last needed boot menu? Has boot options been moved?

Maybe it is a Windows thing or maybe Lonovo! anyone advise?

My Machine is a Lonovo B50-30 came with win 8.1 pre installed and i upgraded to win 10.

 

As a young Lad i was told i must go to school and do some work, when i left School i was told i must go to work and learn, as a pensioner i am now told i am too old for school and work, is my Menzies now invalid????
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Re: B50 - Optical drive wont detect disk

Hi BREZ1 , 

 

Greetings. 

 

You may also set changes on the BIOS if the normal defaults would fail by using the Novo button (item3 page 66) to turn on for the Novo Menu > BIOS setup. F12 boot manager should still be the same as some laptop may need to use FN + 12 . 

 

You can try boot mode CSM disabled , legacy/EFI boot mode, security  tab >secure boot disabled , exit tab OS optimized to other OS then save and exit.

Booting back directly to Windows 8 and Win10 would ask you place back defaults setting specially on the exit tab for OS optimized default .

 

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