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CD/DVD Drive error?

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#1 Iscariot


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Posted 05 January 2010 - 01:16 PM

I'm using a Dell Inspiron 1720. I'm running Windows Vista. My disc drive is a [TSSTcorp DVD+-RW TS-L632D ATA Device]. For some reason I'm no longer able to write discs, nor read them. My system still detects the drive, so I'm unsure what the problem is.

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 05 January 2010 - 01:26 PM

Have you tried uninstalling the drive (using Device Manager)...then rebooting and allowing for redetection by Windows?

How about the upper/lower filters routine? Seems to solve various optical drive situations. Note: Not sure what the Vista registry is like, this works well on XP.

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

If you decide to go that route, just a word of caution about any anticipated registry edit.

Thought this is a simple edit, it does involve working in the registry. As a precaution for doing such, users should always backup the registry, thus providing protection against errors or bad judgment while in the registry. A good program for performing such backup is ERUNT Registry Backup Tool - http://www.snapfiles.com/get/erunt.html.


Edited by hamluis, 07 January 2010 - 03:49 PM.

#3 Iscariot

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 03:19 PM

I removed the drive and restarted. The system did re-detect the drive but the problem persists. It seems to notice a disc is there but refuses to read it. When I try to open the drive through My Computer with a disc in it asks me to insert a disc.

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