did your drive ever read dvds before??
Jan 13, 2005 03:03 PM #10
I'm all ears.
Originally Posted by xotix
Jan 13, 2005 03:44 PM #11
Hmmm you do have a point there. you said you installed USB 2.0 I donno if that would conflict with any drivers you had prviusly installed or not. it shouldn't hmm.. I donno what to tell ya
Originally Posted by Hassun
Jan 13, 2005 03:57 PM #12
I'm all ears.
Nah, it was a long time ago, since then I've used the drive multiple times and it worked fine...
Jan 13, 2005 04:00 PM #13
What brand DVD-Drive is it?
There could be something wrong internally with the drive itself. Many computers that come with a DVD-drive are usually pretty low-grade drives from the start. Samsung drives are pretty crappy as well. It could possibly be wear of the reading lens. Possibly the lens cannot decrypt DVDs anymore. Also, you may want to look and check what type of media your DVD drive will read. DVD+ media is not supported by some manufacturers, DVD- media is widely supported, but may have some disfunctionality on certain drives. DVD-RAM media is supported but can also have disfunctionality.
A few troubleshooting steps to do if you aren't sure.
1. Replace the drive with another drive to test functionality on the IDE slot.
2. Update drivers for the DVD Drive. (You have already done this)
3. Update the drivers for the IDE/ATA/ATAPI controllers.
4. Switching from IDE1 to IDE2, to test malfuntionality of either port.
5. Changing the IDE cable.
6. Read the DVDs on another DVD-ready machine. (Probably don't need to do this but whatever)
7. Check Master/Slave settings on the IDE slot where your drive is plugged into.
Jan 13, 2005 04:02 PM #14
lol, sorry. just wanted to make sure your drive was capable of reading dvds. ok get registry cleaner and clean out your registry. also do a scan for spyware and viruses. what operating system are you using btw??
Jan 13, 2005 09:43 PM #15
what do you mean by refuse? doesn't recognize the disc or kinda doesn't respond and hangs?
Jan 14, 2005 04:18 PM #16
if it is an old optical dvd drive, it might be able to real newer (higher frequency coding) dvd's. I might be wrong though... :P if i am wrong.. please don't hurt me