Extendos 4/IDE Sony CD/DVD drive working great

Extendos 4/IDE Sony CD/DVD drive working great

Post by Edward S. » Tue, 01 Nov 2005 15:24:24

Hello All,

I have installed Extendos 4 and a Sony CD/DVD drive into my Hades and it all
works great. I did have to replace my 2gig Maxtor drive with a Western-Digial
80gig drive though. With the Maxtor drive installed, the Sony drive would not
be recognized unless I made the Sony the master and the Maxtor the slave.

The WD drive is great. It is much faster and much quieter. The only drawback
is that I only use a little over 4gig of the 80gig the drive has. That is ok
for now since I never filled up the Maxtor to begin with.

I also had to replace my floppy drive, but that was my fault. I accidently
unplugged it, so I had to plug in the power cord. I did not get it in all the
way and it came out while the power was on. I got another one from ATY
Computers. Thanks Alex.

Once Roger updates his code I will be able to write to DVD-R and DVD-RW discs.
Right now I can only read, but it is a step.

1. Drive acts as DVD drive for cd and CD Drive for dvd off and on

2. CD-RW DVD-ROM Drive in my Sony laptop does not work.

I have Windows XP, Home edition installed my laptop.
I have Sony PCG-R505EL laptop. My CD drive does not work. When I install a
picture CD, DVD or System CD, and I go to "explore" drive F: It gives me
message "Install a CD in the drive." Some how it does not see the CD.
However I have picture CD from COSTCO and that works fine.
I checked Hardware and software, the system says it is working fine.
I went to trouble shoot the drive but no luck with the result.
I want to reinstall my WORD program as it does not wrok well. WORD CD is NOT
recognized by the computer.

3. sony dvd drive unable to read cd or dvd after burning

4. All DVD and/or CD Drives not working after burning a DVD and CD.

5. CD and DVD drives will only work if the PC boots up with a CD/DVD

6. Windows Explorer Reports Sony DVD RW Drive as cd-drive

7. cd drive f (DVD/CD-ROM) and cd drive e (CD-RW)

8. DVD disc and DVD drive seen as CD disc and CD drive

9. CD-r/rw drive, also DVD/CD-RW drive can not see the blank DVDs

10. Appropriate hdparm use for modern IDE drives and CD-R/RW/DVD drives?

11. August Update - DVD Drive can only read DVDs, not DVD+R/CD-R/CDs

12. DVD-RAM drive can read dvds, read cds, write cds, but cant write dvds

13. August Update - DVD Drive can only read DVDs, not DVD+R/CD-R/CDs