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#1 bignight2

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Posted 23 September 2009 - 09:39 AM

pc wont recognise dvd but will play cd roms, i have emachine t6522 and use to play the dvd's now shows nothing there, running xp pro sp3, i reinstalled lite-on firmwere still no luck and installed a few programs like power pro and so on and still nuck any tips, thanks bignight

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Posted 25 September 2009 - 07:26 PM

Now cd drive wont play cd or dvd and the light is flashing on cd/dvd drive, i need some help here thanks

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Posted 25 September 2009 - 08:02 PM

You can try:

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

Kind of an attempted cure-all for drives gone wrong :thumbsup:.

Even though this is routine, it's a registry edit. As such, you need to take normal precautions anytime you are intend to edit registry entries. Most importantly, back up your current registry before beginning/making any changes. A good tool for backing up: ERUNT Registry Backup Tool - http://www.snapfiles.com/get/erunt.html

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Posted 25 September 2009 - 08:23 PM

what if upper and lower are not there/ but if i search reg for upper i find it in a dif. spot

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Posted 26 September 2009 - 10:55 PM

Thanks for response hamluis, I ended up putting a old cdrom in slave just to double check and that one worked, so i take it the other one is bad, surprised me cause its only like 3 years old, thanks for the info, bignight

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Posted 27 September 2009 - 12:01 AM

OK take back comments here is latest, i loaded eeprom-utility and ran it it turned off flashing light and also the CD-DVD rom reads CD and DVD now have you ever used it, so i take it that drive isn't dead?

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Posted 27 September 2009 - 09:59 AM

What sort of eeprom utility? Sorry, have never used such.

You mean that you flashed your BIOS?

Or you installed a firmware update for the optical drive?

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Posted 27 September 2009 - 01:27 PM

it was a utility to flash cdrom drive and stuff, http://club.cdfreaks.com/f44/eeprom-utilit...eferrerid=65105




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