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Windows XP doest not recognize my DVD-RW discs

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#1 jemblue


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Posted 27 April 2005 - 02:01 PM

Okay, here's my problem. Windows XP refuses to recognize my DVD-RW discs. On Microsoft's support pages it tells me that it's Service Pack 2 should fix this error, but I'm operating under that service pack and it doesn't. All that happens when I load a DVD-RW disc into my DVD-RAM drive is that it changes from [DVD-RAM Drive (D:)] to [CD Drive (D:)] and tells me I have no media inserted.

I'm running Windows XP Home Edition Version 2002 under Service Pack 2. My DVD-RAM drive is a MATbleepA DVD-RAM UJ-8205. I'm on a Toshiba notebook computer.

What the bleep is going on?


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#2 Grinler


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Posted 29 April 2005 - 03:50 PM

You may want to see if you have the latest firmware for the drive installed

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Posted 10 October 2006 - 08:42 AM

I have the exact same issue. I contacted the manufacturer of my DVD Drive (Sony), but no updated firmware is available. I currently have sp2 installed. I downloaded a hotfix from Microsoft, but I still have this problem. Any suggestions?

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Posted 10 October 2006 - 09:56 AM

- has at any point prior, this drive been recognised by the os and working
- in devmgmt.msc is it there and what is it recognised as
- in diskmgm.msc what is it recogniesd as
- does the maker's site have infomation about this
- is the product under warenty, can one replace it

Edited by fleamailman, 10 October 2006 - 10:00 AM.

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