DVD-RW drive not reading some disks
Posted 14 August 2011 - 09:10 AM
Posted 14 August 2011 - 09:21 AM
Try updating to Sp3 and see if that helps, it is possible however that there is a partial drive failure.
Running winxp home sp2.
If no luck one of these may help:
1. Uninstall the drive through Device Manager.
Restart computer. The drive will be automatically reinstalled.
3. Download, and run http://www.dougknox...._cd_dvd_fix.htm
Double click on cdgone.zip to unzip it.
Right click on cdgone.reg, click Merge.
Accept registry merge.
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.
Thanks to Broni for the above instructions
Posted 16 August 2011 - 07:35 PM
Posted 18 August 2011 - 03:08 AM
I`m not aware of any newer optical drives that require their own drivers to be installed but for firmware updates see
We can come back to #4 later if the issue is not resolved.
Posted 19 August 2011 - 09:29 AM
Posted 19 August 2011 - 09:44 AM
Also notice the recommendation to upgrade to Sp3
Posted 19 August 2011 - 10:44 AM
Posted 19 August 2011 - 11:54 AM
There is no definitive answer for this I`m afraid, some drives are just selective on the disks that they will work with even when the drive is new, the possibility that the drive is failing should also be considered.
. My question was why does the drive read a copied OEM disc and not the OEM??
I can only advise that you install Sp3 the decision however is entirely yours.
I think I remember a lot of issues when it first came out so never installed it
Just in case you havn`t done so already run the W7 upgrade adviser to help you along;
I am trying to upgrade some programs so I can upgrade to win7.
Posted 19 August 2011 - 01:37 PM
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Posted 20 August 2011 - 03:07 AM
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