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tromik 2007-07-20 12:31:31 UTC #6 Kunikos: Sounds like your optical drive is fucked. I then changed the boot order to start with the CD ROM and restarted it. Even if you stick a new disc in the drive and refresh the directory, Windows still thinks that the old disc is still in the drive. Go toDevice Manager, click a "+" sign next toIDE 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 clickUninstall. this content

it will format your hard drive and delete everything.for more info:http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;315341Don't use "Recovery Console" (Method 2: Reinstall Windows XP by starting your computer from the Windows XP CD) !!!! tromik 2007-07-20 13:28:30 UTC #9 dannimal: When I eject media on my home machine, Windows Explorer will auto-refresh to reflect the ejected drive status. Uninstall the drive through Device Manager.Restart computer. Tried MANY things but the problem did not go away.

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It will be in DVD/CD-ROM Drives or a similar node of the tree.3. Sorry. dannimal: Maybe it's a matter of driver/firmware? I got this dvd rw from a friend and I installed it on my computer.

Thanks a lot, Steve Reports: · Posted 7 years ago Top rockingmtranch Posts: 18 This post has been reported. The content consists of both (a) entire recent copy-freely WTV recordings, and (b) MPEG videos (actually previously edited from copy-freely WTV recordings using... What happens when you try to use it?Here are some things to try:1. Does the system see the drive at boot?

Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community. Ask a new question Read More DVD Writers DVD RW Computer CD Drives DVD Storage Related Resources solved DVD/CD drive not working or showing up solved installing second hard drive and Wishmaster View Public Profile Find More Posts by Wishmaster 19 Dec 2011 #4 Britton30 Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1 24,480 posts Mt. http://www.pcworld.com/article/247413/troubleshoot_a_dvd_drive_that_windows_sees_as_a_cd_drive.html No, this time it actually fixed itself when I restarted my PC.

In other words, the problem is limited to Windows itself. The drive is Model TS-L632N/HPMH - I think this is Toshiba?2. I have a feeling that a virus may have done this, but I've have scanned the system using Norton. How can I go about fixing this issue?

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my dvd drive shows up as "hl-dt-sd dfdbam gsa-d2 n ata device" when it should be "hl-dt-st dvdram gsa-t20n ata device". http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/259107-32-drive-shows-drive System One - (XP SP2, 1 DVD-rom and 1 DVD-RW) Worked fine one day and the next when I insert a dvd the os changes the drive from dvd-rw to cd-drive. Dvd Drive Not Working Sam_Jones 2007-07-20 09:57:22 UTC #5 tromik: And what's the best way to get rid of this when it happens? I just ejected a DVD from my drive, and Explorer refreshed and dropped to the next non-drive under My Computer.

Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. http://divxeo.com/dvd-drive/how-to-fix-dvd-drive-not-detected.html Also, could you give me the path for the CD monitoring option on TuneUp Utilities? I am using Nero 6.3.1.25I can now use Nero to save to my DVD... by TONI H / November 10, 2004 7:52 AM PST In reply to: Re: DVD drive thinks it's a CD drive DVD program, burning program, XP???????

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One of the lasers has burnt out and does not respond.http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/272630-32-drive-reading-dvds-reading-only Logged patio ModeratorSage Maud' DibThanked: 1590 Experience: Beginner OS: Windows 7 Re: DVD drive shown as CD ROM in Device Share Flag This conversation is currently closed to new comments. 21 total posts (Page 1 of 3)   01 | 02 | 03   Next + Follow this Discussion · | I think it may have been Blindwrite.

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Given how finicky I've found such software and the need to wait hours for the media to format, for me I just use the recording software.Bob Flag Permalink This was helpful wisefool 2007-07-20 13:42:47 UTC #10 disabling Autostart(?) with windows tweaks does this. I do not beleive it has anything to do with dirt ( I agree with some comments that dirt effects DVD before CDs ).By the way I never cleaned or touched I would have to reformat system one since I just did system 2.

RSS ALL ARTICLES FEATURES ONLY TRIVIA Search The How-To Geek Forums Have Migrated to Discourse How-To Geek Forums / Geek Stuff Formatting USB Flash That Thinks It's A CD Drive? Logged " Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist should have his head examined. " Geek-9pmMastermind Geek After DarkThanked: 875 Computer: Specs Experience: Expert OS: Windows XP Re: DVD drive I didn't re-close the empty drive, though (I just did, and it stayed on the Shared Documents folder). check my blog Then I deleted the original driver by mistake and here I am.

A couple of questions regarding your third and 4th suggestions:- Where do I download the cdgone.zip file?- I didn't see any ATA Channels in Device Manager, just two IDE channels - Logged gbbgTopic StarterGreenhorn Experience: Beginner OS: Windows Vista Re: DVD drive shown as CD ROM in Device manager - not working! « Reply #8 on: April 16, 2014, 02:35:04 PM »