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#1 doe22

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Posted 28 October 2009 - 11:10 AM

I need to boot off of a CD but have been having some trouble with that. I've tried a several different things and, as far as I can tell, it should be working. What I'm wondering now is if it's even possible for me to boot off of a CD using my drive.

I have a Samsung SH-S223Q DVD Writer. Please let me know if I wouldn't be able to boot from a CD using this.

Thanks a lot!

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Posted 28 October 2009 - 11:18 AM

The short answer, yes. Note the bold text with <.

Model
Brand SAMSUNG
Type DVD Burner
Model SH-S223Q
Performance
Cache 2MB
WRITE Speed
DVD+R 22X
DVD+RW 8X
DVD-R 22X
DVD-RW 6X
CD-R 48X
CD-RW 32X
DVD+R DL 16X
DVD-R DL 12X
DVD-RAM 12X
READ Speed <
DVD-ROM 16X
CD-ROM 48X <

Physical Spec
LightScribe Support Yes
Form Factor 5.25"
Panel Color Black
Configuration
Load Type Tray
Interface SATA

#3 doe22

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Posted 28 October 2009 - 11:24 AM

Thank you very much. It must be something else that's preventing me from booting.

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Posted 28 October 2009 - 01:05 PM

I need to boot off of a CD but have been having some trouble with that. I've tried a several different things and, as far as I can tell, it should be working. What I'm wondering now is if it's even possible for me to boot off of a CD using my drive.

I have a Samsung SH-S223Q DVD Writer. Please let me know if I wouldn't be able to boot from a CD using this.

Thanks a lot!


Have you set the Samsung as the first boot device in the BIOS?

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Posted 29 October 2009 - 12:11 PM

Have you set the Samsung as the first boot device in the BIOS?


Yes, I've also checked the disk on another computer. It should all be working but it just isn't. I don't know what's wrong.

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Posted 29 October 2009 - 12:25 PM

It is possible that for what ever reason it just quit reading CDs. Had a different model Samsung do the very same thing. Would read\write just fine to DVDs but no matter what I did, including updating the firmware, it refused to recognize CDs. Did not matter if they were raw\formatted\contained data of any kind.

I would have suggested clearing the upper and lower filters in the Win registry but this would have no effect on the unable to boot from issue.

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Posted 30 October 2009 - 12:07 AM

I had a lite on like that. in my old system I had a lite on DVD writer that would NOT read or burn CDs so I had to have a seperate CD burner as well. The problem Im having now is I have a samsung DVD burner with lightscribe and it reads writes all CDs and DVDs with one exception, it wont read music CDs of any type (original artist or burned) no clue why its driving me bonkers. computers are like that though. I have a mechanic at work who blames weird things happening in our trucks on gremlins, well sometimes I wonder if computers dont have gremlins that wreck havoc to. tell me, have you had your drive installed on a computer and used to to read CDs? if it doesnt read CDs at all then most likely you got a defective drive (yes the dvd part can still work, many combo drives use 2 lenses) otherwise its either a gremlin, a setting, or perhaps the boot disc isnt in the right format.

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 02:36 PM

I still don't know what the problem is, the disk drive will read discs once the machine is on and Windows is running, but I still can't boot from any CD or DVD. Either way, I accomplished what I needed to on another computer, but thank you all very much for your help. If I do ever figure out the problem I'll post to let you know.

Thanks again!

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 02:53 PM

Have read where some mobos do have problems booting from a SATA interface.

Only learned of this after a Friend gave me a brand new Plextor CD\DVD when it turned out his was one of the mobos.

Glad you got things worked out.

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Posted 02 November 2009 - 03:27 PM

FWIW: You might try deleting the upper/lower filters as described in the following link. It may do nothing, it may solve it...it seems to solve various optical drive situations.

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

Warning: The proposed procedure, though routine for many situations...constitutes a registry edit. Editing the registry can have unsatisfactory consequences, due to user mistakes or lack of precision in executing prescribed edits. Before beginning such, you are urged to back up your registry.

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

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