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DVD drive will not read blank dvd's


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#1 ScottZ

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Posted 15 November 2010 - 09:55 PM

but will read regular and burned dvd's. When I pout a blank one in under my computer the dvd drive changes to cd drive and says 0 bytes free space and 0 total size. It's a SH-222A by TSST Corp. I've tried updating the driver doesn't work and I've tried to set program and access defaults back to windows instead of custom that didn't work either what else can I do?

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Posted 15 November 2010 - 09:58 PM

Optical drives don't need any extra drivers.

One of these may help:
1. Uninstall the drive through Device Manager.
Restart computer. The drive will be automatically reinstalled.
or...
2. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/982116
Restart computer.
or...
3. Download, and run Restore Missing CD Drive patch
Double click on cdgone.zip to unzip it.
Right click on cdgone.reg, click Merge.
Accept registry merge.
Restart computer.
or...
4. Go to Device Manager, click a "+" sign next to IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers.
You'll see two items:
- ATA Channel0 (or Primary Channel)
- ATA Channel1 (or Secondary Channel)
Right click on each of them, and click Uninstall. Confirm.
Restart Windows. They'll be automatically reinstalled.

If the above won't help, you may need a new drive.

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