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Installed New CD-R Drive...Now DVD Drive Wont Work!


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Last week I took out a bad, old CD-RW drive and put a new one in.
Works great!

Bad news is my DVD drive was working fine before this new CD-RW install.
DVD will play through DVD Media Player Classic but not with RealPlayer or Windows Media. DVD's used to play just fine with other players, but now...
only Media Player Classic.

Sounds like a drive issue, but why would my DVD drivers be changed when I didnt mess with the DVD drive?

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When you installed the new drive, did you install any software with it that may have had DVD player software on it? I think that computers like only one codec on at a time, and the same was the case with me and Windows Media Player. (I was able to play DVD's on WMP, but when I installed the next drive, I could only use PowerDVD.)

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how is the new drive jumpered? and where is it located on the IDE ribbon cable? same question for the dvd drive? and for the old cd-rom..pre-mortum of course
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Okay...

Just set the newly installed CD-RW drive jumper settings to "CS".
The old DVD drive was not changed. It is set to "CS", as well.

Again...the DVD plays fine with Media Classic but a "copyright protection" error pops up with Real Player and Windows Media Player. This just started happening when I installed the new CD-RW drive last week.

Sounds like a driver issue. What do I need to do?
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have you tried reinstalling those pieces of software? or updating them?
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Why would the software pieces matter since this problem only happened AFTER I installed new
CD-RW hardware? All software was working fine prior to install.

Could it be a codec conflict or driver issue? If so, how do I download the right codecs and/or drivers.

The DVD-ROM Drive is a Samsung SD-616T
The CD-ROM Drive is a LiteOn SOHR 5239V.

Jumper settings on both drives are set for CS.

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Edited by WhoDoYouThink, 16 December 2005 - 01:02 PM.

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That's the same message I got when I installed my new drive. Do you have the software that came with your DVD drive - it should have DVD software on it which play the DVD for you. (It's better quality than Windows Media Player anyway.)

If you do not have the software, I do know of a site that has free DVD player software:

http://www.cliprex.com/

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http://www.liteon.co...o?action=driver <--you can get the firmware for the cdrom there (it claims the windows default driver would suffice for drivers)


and the samsung website sucks...but i was able to find a firmware download....though..i cannot post a link to it...because of the way their site is formatted
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also...the codec's generally involve the player more than the drive
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Also, the DVD video plays in PowerDVD, but no audio!

Again...DVD plays fine in Media Player Classic only.

DVD no longer plays in RealPlayer or WMP (copyright protection errors) and only plays VIDEO (no audio) with PowerDVD.

Could it be an audio codec with newly installed CD-RW conflicting with old DVD-ROM drive?

Firmware has been updated for both DVD and CD-RW drives. No changes after reboot.
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For those that care...

I downloaded the K-Lite Codec Pack and everything's fine now!
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glad y ou got it and thank you for posting the sollution
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