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    DVDRW drive not reading discs

    Im on XP pro. i have a Lite-on DVDRW drive and 1 DVD rom drive. the rom drive works fine. the burner drive will not read a disc or burn to it. when i put in a disc with info on it, it will show the green light for about 30 seconds, then blink acouple times then nothing. when i go to that drive to read the disc it shows nothing on the disc. if i put a blank disc into the drive does the samething, and if i try to burn on it, it tells me to install a disc. I have switched out the DVDRW drive with another and get the same problem. so not hardware related. the Device manager shows it operating properly.
    i have updated the firmware on the drives, i have unistalled and reinstalled the drivers several times but no change.im using Nero for burning. I recently installed a Gforce 6600 sound card,but it had been working fine. i burned a music CD and it burned fine, but the drive was blinking. i removed the disc, still blinking. i rebooted and now having this problem. any help would be great!!Im guessing a virus, did AVG virus scan and found nothing.HELP!! thanks

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    Welcome to WinDrivers.

    Some thoughts:

    Are you sure the second burner is OK also? Was it tested in another comp?

    Have you checked the connections (power and mobo) to the burner(s) - tried a second cable(s)?

    Have you tried an sfc /scannow ?

    http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;EN-US;310747

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    thanks for the response....second drive is good.
    checked power but havent changed out ribbon cable...thats a good idea!
    SFC/scannow didnt help. thanks i will try cable...

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    ok...tried the cable, still no luck....anymore ideas....anyone....

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    There are some earlier posts here about 'filters' - I will NOT pretend to understand that area BUT it may pertain to your dilemna.

    Do some looking for that stuff here.


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    Process of elimination

    Try replacing the dvd/rom with your new dvd/rw. Use the same ide cable, Mainboard connection and power connection that your dvd/rom worked with.
    If the dvd/rw works on the known good config then try the dvd/rom on the connection thats giving you trouble.

    Make sure both units have the jumpers properly inserted

    You know the dvd/rom works. If the dvd/rw works on the dvd/rom config then the issue is possibly ide cable, power supply connection or ide controller.

    If the rom drive will operate on the config that would not work for the dvd/rw. Make an offering to the spirts of spinning mechanical devices and use the new config.

    If the dvd/rw does not work on the known good config then take a long hard crosseyed look at the dvd/rw and replace it.
    Reinstalling Windows to resolve an issue is Like cracking a Walnut with a Sledge Hammer. The Walnut will crack. But whats the point if nothing salvageable remains

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    well did that, and looking like a drive problem......very strange that 2 different drives would go out at the same time.....Im going to borrow a DVDRW drive from a friend and see what happens....

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    Quote Originally Posted by CCT
    There are some earlier posts here about 'filters' - I will NOT pretend to understand that area BUT it may pertain to your dilemna.

    Do some looking for that stuff here.


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    yep, deleted those....didnt help..thanks for website info!

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    What does Nero say about the Nero and Windows aspi layers?
    Never, ever approach a computer saying or even thinking "I will just do this quickly."

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    LiteOn....not a very good product, cheap and they do not seem to last very long...that's been my experience with their optical drives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RawHide67
    LiteOn....not a very good product, cheap and they do not seem to last very long...that's been my experience with their optical drives.
    I have never had a bad lite-on, nor have my customers. I have an 8x liteon still going strong!
    Never, ever approach a computer saying or even thinking "I will just do this quickly."

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    turns out that both my Lite-on drives are bad. one is 2 yrs old newer one is about 6 months old...thanks for all the help!

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    Well at least you will get one of them replaced under warranty. Maybe they make the british ones better?
    Never, ever approach a computer saying or even thinking "I will just do this quickly."

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    that must be it!!

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