August Update - DVD Drive can only read DVDs, not DVD+R/CD-R/C

August Update - DVD Drive can only read DVDs, not DVD+R/CD-R/C

Post by U2FpZGVhb » Fri, 17 Aug 2007 03:20:00



Hi,

Uninstalled each of these one by one, rebooting after each uninstall. No luck.
Uninstalled DVD drivers as well, just in case. Rebooted and XP recognised
the drive and reinstalled the drivers. No luck still.
Uninstalled Nero 6. Reboot. No luck.
Rollbacked Windows Media Player 11. Reboot. No luck.

I went into safe mode and the drive was not able to read my DVD+Rs either.
Inserted original Logitech Install CD, no luck (thought it might've been the
burned CDs that was the problem but nope).

I have an external dvd+/-R USB writer which i installed. XP was able to
recognise the discs I inserted via the external writer, but not the
notebook's dvd drive.

Update - now even the original PC DVD and DVD movie cds are unreadable when
inserted into the notebook drive.

Any other suggestions, greatly appreciated!

Saidean
 
 
 

August Update - DVD Drive can only read DVDs, not DVD+R/CD-R/C

Post by U2FpZGVhb » Sat, 18 Aug 2007 10:04:27

Hi Oscar,

I swopped the internal dvd drive (call this Drive A) with another nc6220 in
the office (Drive B). When Drive B was placed into my notebook, it still
won't read cd media (both original and burned). Drive A in the other notebook
works fine. So I'm sure it's not due to a drive problem. This boils it down
to the most likely problem - software and a less likely possibility -
connection problem.

The last resort is to reform the harddisk, but if anyone else encountered
this problem, please let me know.

 
 
 

August Update - DVD Drive can only read DVDs, not DVD+R/CD-R/C

Post by b3NjYX » Sat, 18 Aug 2007 10:18:33

I had a similar problem with a notebook: CD/DVD could not read data discs and
could only read some movies. Eventually, the computer would not recognize
CD/DVD drive. The techs thought it was a software problem but the computer
could read/write to an external drive. I had the internal CD/DVD changed.
Problem solved.

Some CD/DVD burners break down fairly easy. I had burned less than 50 discs
with my CD/DVD burner and it broke.

Good luck...

Oscar