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Cd Drives Problem..
Posted 08 May 2005 - 07:51 AM
- Pioneer DVD-ROM DVD-116
- MSI CD-RW MS-8348
My DVD drive is a normal DVD drive, it doesn't read any DVD disk I put into it. If reading a normal DVD with windows explorer it crashes, if I try watching a DVD using Power DVD, then it says the disk is damaged, when normal DVD players in the house read it fine.
My CD-RW drive, will read certain disks just fine, but it will not burn, I've tried every sort of software, Alcohol 120%, Nero, Windows own software.. loads. My freind suggested it could of been SP2, so when I reinstalled Windows, I didn't put SP2 on, it didn't solve it.
I've tried searching for firmware or drivers for these, but haven't been able to find any. I'm stumped at what could be causing it..
Posted 08 May 2005 - 08:06 AM
Posted 08 May 2005 - 08:13 AM
Posted 08 May 2005 - 08:15 AM
When did this behavior begin to happen?
Posted 08 May 2005 - 08:39 AM
Posted 08 May 2005 - 05:30 PM
If you have another system some where, maybe even your friend's, swap out the drive to there and see if it works.
The nice thing about most optical drivers is that they don't require drivers to be installed. Even When I ran Win98, I went from a 52x CD-ROM, then added a Lite-On CDRW, laster swapped teh CD-ROM for a Afree DVD-ROM, then went to XP Pro and then this year swaped that out for a Lite-On DVDRW. And not once was I asked for drivers, the most I've ever done was firmware updates...not that I needed to to fix a problem.
Posted 09 May 2005 - 06:31 AM
Posted 09 May 2005 - 05:19 PM
Well after taking both drives out. Switching the DVD from master to slave, and the CD-RW to master from slave. The DVD drive has started working again. But the CD-RW won't record still.
Posted 09 May 2005 - 05:31 PM
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