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hajiwon

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my DVD driver stopped working all a sudden ... it cannot read any disc. the drive is shown in (my computer) and when i put the disc in, the light flashes normally.

the drive seems normal, but it just doesn't recognize any disc. can anyone help me?? i don't know what the problem is ...

thanks in advance. :tazz:
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Hello hajiwon...

Let's try uninstalling the drive in Device Manager and let Windows reinstall it.

Right click on My Computer and select Properties. Under the Hardware tab, click the Device Manager button. Click the + next to DVD/CD-ROM drives and right click on the drive you are having the problem with...choose "Uninstall". "Apply" the change and click "Ok".

Restart your machine and let Windows detect and install the device. Did this help?

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wannabe1, i uninstalled it but when i restarted the computer to add the hardware, it said the device was working properly ... it's still unable to read any disc :tazz:

Edited by hajiwon, 09 January 2006 - 02:18 PM.

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Let's take a look at the upper and lower filters for the cd-rom. Click Start then Run and type regedit...click "Ok"

Make a back up of your registry by clicking "File" in the toolbar and selecting "Export". In the File Name box, type 010906, choose where you want to save the file, and click "Save"

Navigate to the following keys and, if they are present, delete the bold entry.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}\UpperFilters

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}\LowerFilters

(To do this, Click Start, then Run, and type regedit...click "Ok" In the left pane, expand (click +) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, then SYSTEM, then CurrentControlSet, then Control, then Class, and click on {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}. In the right pane, look for the entry UpperFilter. If it is present, right click on it and choose delete...accept the deletion. Do this for both registry keys...one for the upper filter and one for the lower filter.)

Reboot the machine and see if your dvd-rom drive works...let me know how this goes.

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^ i did what you told me but unfortunately it still doesn't work ...
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What is the make and model of your dvd drive? This information can be found in Device Manager.

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^ it's a PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-106D
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Download this Firmware and install it. Reboot and try your drive.

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it still doesn't work ... i tried to play my music cd and the media player says no disc in drive ...
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Hmmmmmmm

Click Start, then Control Panel, and then click Performance and Maintenance.
Double-click Administrative Tools, and then click Computer Management.
Click System Tools, and then click Device Manager.
Expand (click +) IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers.
Double-click the controller for your DVD drive and look under the Primary and Secondary Channel tabs. (It will display your DVD drive when you choose the right one...it will probably be the second choice in the list)

Is your drive configured for P10, DMA, or Ultra DMA?

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Edited by wannabe1, 09 January 2006 - 03:46 PM.

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the drive is configured for Ultra DMA
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Do you get an error message of any kind when you put a disk in the drive?
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no not at all ... it seems normal
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This is certainly an odd problem... :tazz:

Did you install or remove any software or hardware just prior to this starting to happen? Any power interuptions or system hangs where you had to power down using the power switch? Or did it just happen "out of the blue"?
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i think it just happened randomly, i don't know what might could have caused the problem. but this problem resulted a couple months ago, just that i didn't have time to fix it, so i just left it as it was ..


*do you think if i take this DVD drive and put it in another pc of mine, will it work??

Edited by hajiwon, 09 January 2006 - 04:16 PM.

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