Posted 27 January 2007 - 10:49 AM
Post a list of all programs on the dvd.
I'm betting that you're installing a program I believe that is linked to drives not working. I've been on this mission for a few months now, and I'm still collecting data on this subject.
I've made a post here and other places that I have reason to believe that there are various softwares out there that are disrupting drives, making them either unreadable, or unwritable, or both. This is because of the DRM issues going on,,, I'm sure of.
I'm sure it's something you're installing that's doing this.
Also, if you would to uninstall your drive drivers, you would then need to use a registry cleaner to make sure you've uninstalled it completely.
About dvd and cd drives:
The biggest misconception about both the roms, and the burners is that you have to have the drivers for them to make them work properly (the one that came with the drive/burner). Not true at all. In fact, once you install the device and Windows finds and installs the default drivers for it, you're good to go. You can use any burner software and it will activate/load your burner to burn/work. Nero, Roxio, or any burner software.
I've done countless computers and cd\dvd roms and burners, and to this day I still have all of my burners and roms working as they should without any software... with the exception of my dvd burner (HP 640i with LightScribe). Other than that one, I don't download dvd or cd rom drivers from their web sites or anywhere else for that matter, because the devices work without them anyway. So I ask myself "Why bother downloading them and everything works fine?"
But, all in all, uninstall what you need to, and this time, do not install the drivers for your drive if you have them on disc. Trust me on this. You don't need them, especially on a rom drive. Now, if you had a burner, and especially like the model I have, you'll need the drivers if you're going to be using the LightScribe feature. And that feature will allow me to burn a disc, and then after I'm done, flip it over, put it back in the burner, and the burner will burn the label on the disc. But I don't use that feature, so technically, I can uninstall the drivers and my burner will still work fine.