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DVD BURNER GONE W/VISTA


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:) :) Now I'm peeved, new laptop with Vista in Oct 08', I have a degree in Comp/Sci in towers/desktops. WTHeck is going on with my dvd burner just bummin out 6 months into burning? No Warnings, or nothing. No assistance with MS, how the helk am I suppose to burn my RESUME, Netflix or REINSTALLING my MSOffice???? Please help, no Upper and Lower todo, been there done that, why are they (MS) delinquent on this issue, as I have read and re-read every single blog on their VISTA probs with cd/dvd player/burners. Mine wants to work (light blinks and acknowledges it )but doesn't kick in when it's suppose to start.... I just don't get this new platform....... My BIOS doesn't gimme the option, (less options vs 98) to activate anything with dvd, just startup. Should I try cd startup?? instead of c:drive????

HELPPPPPPPPPPPPPP

I ACTUALLY HATE IT, GIMME 98 BACK!!! (would do it if my CD WORKED)

If I install a new DVD burner, will it work again, or will it just end up dead 6 mths later AGAIN?

Toshiba Satellite/dont know the dvd burner SINCE IT DOESNT SHOW IN DEVICE MANG.grrrrrr
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Skipt step 2, since you tried it already....

One of these may help:
1. Uninstall the drive through Device Manager.
Restart computer. The drive will be automatically reinstalled.
or...
2. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060
Restart computer.
or...
3. Download, and run Restore Missing CD Drive patch
Double click on cdgone.zip to unzip it.
Right click on cdgone.reg, click Merge.
Accept registry merge.
Restart computer.
or...
4. Go to Device Manager, click a "+" sign next to IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers.
You'll see two items:
- ATA Channel0 (or Primary Channel)
- ATA Channel1 (or Secondary Channel)
Right click on each of them, and click Uninstall. Confirm.
Restart Windows. They'll be automatically reinstalled.
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Skipt step 2, since you tried it already....

One of these may help:
1. Uninstall the drive through Device Manager.
Restart computer. The drive will be automatically reinstalled.
or...
2. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060
Restart computer.
or...
3. Download, and run Restore Missing CD Drive patch
Double click on cdgone.zip to unzip it.
Right click on cdgone.reg, click Merge.
Accept registry merge.
Restart computer.
or...
4. Go to Device Manager, click a "+" sign next to IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers.
You'll see two items:
- ATA Channel0 (or Primary Channel)
- ATA Channel1 (or Secondary Channel)
Right click on each of them, and click Uninstall. Confirm.
Restart Windows. They'll be automatically reinstalled.



Okay, did all four steps "yet again"..........
Uninst. CFALYFI virtual mount
Uninst. ATA chn 0 (x2) listed , only 1 uninstalled
Uninst. ATA chn 1 (x2) listed, both uninstalled
Uninst. Standard Dual. Chn PCI IDE (x2) only 1 uninstalled

Restarted, it installed Standard Dual x2
ATA chn 0 x2
ATA chn 1 x2
Toshiba MK2546GSXATA Device
Under IDE cd/dvd rom came back CFALYFI virtual device came back

ONLY SHOWING UNDER IDE CD/DVD ROM is CFALYFI virtual came back **NOT** my DVD burner????????

I have the money to have this changed out, but is it necessary, and or will it be corrupt in a few months anyway????

PLEASE HELP BEFORE $$$$$ ARE SPENT UNNECESSARILY?

Thanks in advance.
Vista Monster ((from helk))
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Ok, first off, do you see the drive in the BIOS?
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In my opinion, you need new drive.
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Ok, first off, do you see the drive in the BIOS?



Nope, actually, there is really nothing in my bios I can tweak (not like 98) options are just not available in the bios
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Just to give you all a quick update on the dvd burner that wouldnt work. I took it in to the repair shop, after 1.5 weeks, he uninstalled Nortons 360 and did a BIOS flash for Toshiba. Now it works!!!! Just to let you know if you are running anything similar then dump Nortons, get AVG and do a BIOS flash.


Best of Luck!!

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Thanks for posting back :)
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