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jjd1984

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[B][COLOR=red][SIZE=7]On my HP Pavilion, I have a Sony CRX215E5 48x CD-RW drive. Windows recognizes it and even says I can't update drivers because I already have the newest drivers. I put a CD in, and the green light on the tower just keeps flashing until I take the CD out. In addition, I go to explore the CD and there is nothing there. Any ideas? :tazz:
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The CD drive lense might me dirty, If the drive is old then its life could just be over.
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Its always fun to tweak bios try that and try reinstalling windows, wipe out the whole harddrive an restart, just for kicks. :tazz:
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Destructo Roboto..i guess that name suits you..


haha :tazz:

Edited by ssone, 03 June 2005 - 08:34 PM.

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before buying a new one, or cleaning it you can try reinstalling it. (remover hardware then add it again)
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Firmware update is dated June 2006 which means you burner is old and depending on how many times you used it, it may be bad, had a newer Soney burner and had to do the fimeware update just a couple of months after I had it. Anyway it can't hurt so do the firmware update and let us know, jja
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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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