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Matshita dvd ram drive problems on new Toshiba


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I have a brand new Toshiba A105 laptop, with 1024 of ram, the new Windows XP Media Center OS, and a Matshita DVD Ram UJ 841S drive.

The drive will play a store bought DVD, and will play a store bought audio CD, BUT none of homemade CD's or DVD's. I've checked device manager .. all is ok ... I think - there, and I've un-installed the drive and allowed Windows to re-install it at start-up. I have hundreds of digital images on CD's that are not readable on this laptop, but are fine on an old ThinkPad. The drives works, because I can play a DVD on it just fine. I have enabaled CD recording also.

This is driving me crazy .. can anyone PLEASE help ?? Thanks in advance.
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Try downloading and installing the latest drivers for your model of DVD drive by going to the drive manufacturer's website.
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StormNight .. thanks for the reply. I cannt find the Matshita page to save my [bleep]. I know they are know in the USA as Panasonic, and looked at the update drives page on the Panasonic, but nothing is listed for my UJ-841S. When I go into the device manager under properties for this drive, the "device Instance id" is listed as follows:

IDE\CRROM\MATSHITA_DVD-RAM_UJ841S______________1.60_

I have no idea what the heck that means.

Anyway .. I hope someone can help.

Phil
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