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DVD burner wont read original DVDs


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#1 Shandley

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Posted 10 September 2009 - 10:04 AM

Greetings,

I have a DVD drive with the model number 1016IM. The name brand says its Magicspin but the search on google presents a name of Emprex or BTC.

I have no problems reading CDs but original DVDs just wont come through for me. It'll spin up no problem (in fact a few times) and then nothing.

Here are some things I have tried already:

Updated to latest firmware: Resolution:NONE
Updated drivers: Resolution:NONE

The computer I am using has an Intel Chipset and is running Windows XP Pro.

Update:
I just tried reading a Burned DVD with the same ill effect. No win so far.


Any ideas?

Edited by Shandley, 10 September 2009 - 10:19 AM.


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#2 hamluis

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Posted 10 September 2009 - 11:40 AM

Appears to be a USB-connected device, it's not an internal device, http://www.btc.com.tw/english/2-2-dvd_rw.htm

That being the case...I suggest trying it on a different system...to clarify things a bit.

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Posted 10 September 2009 - 12:46 PM

It is not a usb connected drive. It is an internal drive : IDE

I have tried other DVD drives on this same computer and they read just fine. Must be SOMETHING to do with the drive, right?

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Posted 10 September 2009 - 01:00 PM

In any case...you can try deleting the upper/lower filters.

Upper & Lowe Filters - http://delltrain.wordpress.com/2008/07/15/...d-lower-filter/

Upper & Lower Filters - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/316529

Upper and Lower Filters. CD-ROM 314060 - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060

Cautionary note: The suggestion above is a registry edit, before performing such...a user should back up the registry (since things go wrong routinely).

A good tool for doing such: ERUNT Registry Backup Tool - http://www.snapfiles.com/get/erunt.html

Louis




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