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DVR will not read DVD/CD's - more biazarre than meets the eye...

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by dubhiggenz, Aug 1, 2006.

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  1. dubhiggenz

    dubhiggenz Thread Starter

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    Hello,

    Recently i formatted my HDD with windows xp home sp2. the install went fine. my DVR problem began (i think?) when i started installing the bundled drivers that came shipped with my motherboard. when i attempted to load another driver disk into the drive, i noticed that the CD was not being read. i then tried another CD/DVD/CD/DVD and yet nothing would load. the wierd part is that my DVR drive is recognised as a working device in device manager and it is also recognised in win explorer. even when i click on the drive in win explorer, i am not able to view any files and yet it does not tell me that there is no disc in the drive.

    now presents my biggest problem to overcome. after a few days of scratching my head i thought reinstalling windows will be it, but obviously i couldnt do that either, i have even tried installing new firmware for the drive (no confirmation of the firmware being applied successfully/unsuccessfully).

    Before this current reformat, the DVR drive was working fine. it was reading CD's and DVD's. can anyone help? i am out of ideas... i realise i could try an external device, but this is not a feasible option at the moment for me.

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    WESTERN DIGITAL CAVIAR SE/250GB/7200RPM/SATAII
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  2. Jimmy the Hand

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    Maybe the device is dusty inside. It happens. Get a vacuum-cleaner, connect the tube to the back, so that the air is blown, not drawn, then blow air into the device. Sometimes this is all it takes. Be careful to use a vacuum-cleaner which has good filters, so that you don't blow more dust into the device. Or, you can use a hair dryer, but they usually have lesser output.
     
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