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#1 byonic

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Posted 12 September 2007 - 06:44 AM

Hello, and thanks in advanced for any help you can give. I'm posting this in the XP forum as I think it is a problem with XP's registry.

I am currently having issues with my PC's 2 DVD writers. The PC runs XP Pro, Version 2002, Service pack 2, Xeon CPU 3.06 GHz, 2GB RAM.

One DVD writer is an internal drive, the other is an external drive (LG GSA-4167B). The problem is that they are no longer recognised as DVD writers, so I am unable to burn DVDs or CDs.

Both drives had been working on the PC without problems for over a year, until last week, when I made some changes to the system.


Changes I made:
I updated XP, downloading from Windows Update all the recommended updates and installed them. I also added new software (Avid Xpress) which may have DVD burning function. I also removed the burning software that came bundled with my machine (as it was user-unfriendly), and replaced it with Sonic's Record Now!, a simple yet effective burning software.


Since making the changes, XP doesn't see either drive as a writer, and any software has writing functionality gives the message 'No recorder present' or similar. This includes Sonic and Adobe Encore.

After reading posts on BC forums (and others) I have a suspicion that the problem might be in the registry, and conflicts with old software and new software that uses the DVD writer.

However, after trying two fixes described on the Microsoft knowledge base, I have not been able to resolve the problem.

The only way I have read of this issue being resolved has been a format and reinstall- which I would really like to avoid!

Is anyone able to help?

Thanks
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Posted 12 September 2007 - 07:00 AM

Have you tried uninstalling the devices in Device Manager (Start...Run...type in "devmgmt.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter) and then rebooting to let Windows re-detect the devices?
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Posted 12 September 2007 - 07:13 AM

Hi John,

Thanks for your quick response.

Yes, I have removed the drives form the device manager and rebooted, but unfortunately it did not solve the problem. Sorry for not mentioning that detail in my first post.
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Posted 12 September 2007 - 08:48 AM

Have you uninstalled the motherboard/chipset drivers and installed a freshly downloaded copy?
Have you tried a repair of XP using these directions?: http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm
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Posted 12 September 2007 - 11:25 AM

No, I haven't tried either of those things.

I'm not sure how to uninstall and reinstall motherboard/chipset drivers- so perhaps if you could give some pointers?

And doing a repair of XP- it sounds like major undertaking. Not sure if I'm confident enough to do that.
I'll read the linked page though, and try to get my head around it.
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