Hello gang! I'm in desperate need here.
I recently took Vista off of a Compaq Presario Desktop Sm5113WM that I was given for Christmas. Set up a dual boot Windows XP SP2 and Ubuntu on it.
I'm dealing with the Windows XP side as I have nothing but problems trying to watch DVDs or burn DVDs in Linux. Usually, XP treats me really well but this time was far from the norm.
When I insert a data DVD in my drive it comes up fine. I can install programs off DVDs. I can read data CDs just fine also. When I pop in a blank DVD-R though it's like nothing is there. I go to open/explore the disc and it says to insert a disk in drive D:. Same thing happens if I pop in a movie DVD. I can put in a music/copywriten CD and it will play just fine.
Here's what I've tried so far:
- Checked in my device manager for any complications. There are none. Under DVD/CD-ROM drives is "HL-DT-ST DVDRRW GSA-H30L" which I'm assuming is the driver for the device. I've tried removing and reinstalling that with no success. I've also tried updating the driver, etc.
- I've checked DMA settings
- At the suggestion of some Compaq tech I even deleted a single reg key value from my registry editor. I didn't think something so simple would work but I was desperate by that point so I did and restarted to no avail.
Anyone have any ideas of more I could try?
I'm really wanting to get this system back up to par and am so close now.
Oh and the device is:
16X DVD(+/-)R/RW 12X RAM (+/-)R DL LightScribe SATA drive
Specifications on the entire system can be found at:http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/documen...509&lang=en
Any input is much appreciated!