DVD Drive Repair 126.96.36.1998
FREEWAREFILES EDITOR'S REVIEW
You may have a DVD drive yet fail to use it when your system does not detect it. Alternatively, you may find that you can use the drive with some applications but not others. Such complications may arise from hardware problems or virus attacks. DVD Drive Repair can help you restore your drive and use it normally.
Using DVD Drive Repair
The installation process was swift, and we chose to launch the application immediately after installing it. It displayed a small, square window in the middle of our display, which did not have any configuration options.
The user interface featured two radio buttons for choosing whether to reset autorun options or protect against autorun malware. The second option disabled autorun for all removable drives, which meant that we had to start them manually whenever we wanted to use them. A check box to the right of the radio buttons allowed us to include or exclude the local machine.
Below the buttons was the button for repairing the DVD drive. We used the link in the application window to create a system restore before clicking the button. The pane on the lower part of the window displayed the actions that the application was taking during the repair, but they scrolled too fast to read. The process took just a few seconds. Thankfully, the details remained after the repair, giving us enough time to read them.
We needed to reboot our system for all the changes to take effect.
If you cannot use your DVD drive for some reason even when it is not faulty, DVD Drive Repair will help you to regain its normal use quickly. You do not have to restore your system to a previous point or re-install your operating system to solve the problem, which will make you lose other important things. However, it is recommended that you create a system restore point and update the firmware before attempting a repair. The application provides the necessary links for performing these tasks.
Software Product Description
Review Date: 2016-10-28
Cons: Totally unnecessary.
Other Thoughts: I usually reboot when my system drops recognition of a DVD drive and it goes. DVD Drive Repair has you hit a button in their interface and you have to reboot anyway. Why bother with the extra unnecessary step? Glad they don't charge for this program.