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DVD drive not reading DVD's

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by nerd_in_trainin, Apr 3, 2010.

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  1. nerd_in_trainin

    nerd_in_trainin Thread Starter

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    Okay. The dvd drive in my computer is not reading dvd's. Only CD's. When I open up the "my computer" Dvd's are read as CD's. I updated the firmware and the computer recognized it as a dvd until I tried to use nero and then my computer went back to reading it as CD. Im thinking its a software issue since the computer did read it as a dvd when the firmware was updated. Here are the specs for the computer

    Operating System
    MS Windows XP Professional 32-bit SP3
    CPU
    Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 2.40GHz 37 °C
    Kentsfield 65nm Technology
    RAM
    4.0GB Single-Channel DDR2 @ 400MHz 5-5-5-15
    Motherboard
    ASUSTeK Computer INC. P5N-D (Socket 775)
    Graphics
    ASUS VW193T @ 1440x900
    256MB GeForce 8600 GT (EVGA) 55 °C
    Hard Drives
    2000GB Western Digital WDC WD20 EADS-00R6B0 SCSI Disk Device (IDE) 36 °C
    251GB Western Digital WDC WD25 00YD-01NVB1 SCSI Disk Device (IDE) 43 °C
    Optical Drives
    TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S223F SCSI CdRom Device

    Thank you very much in advance for this
     
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  3. nerd_in_trainin

    nerd_in_trainin Thread Starter

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    Thank you for your quick reply. unfortunately, running that tool didnt work. so i went ahead and bought another dvd drive. same thing so its something with the os or the software. either way, I'm hoping its something simple like the software.
     
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