Trouble With Dvd Drive

By rapchik
Oct 22, 2005
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  1. MY Sony dru 540A dvd drive suddenly stopped recognizing CDs. If I insert a CD it does not read it and the read light is on till I eject the CD from thr drive. Can anybody help me. I am running XP SP2 and using Nero to burn DVDs and CDs. I have a 915GAV M/B with 1GB memand a 3.2 Ghz processor. I have a 120Gb sata H/D as well as a 120 Gb pata drive which is connected as a slave to the ide PATA socket with the DVD drive as the master.

    Tried changing the hard disk as master and the dvd drive as slave but it didn't change anything.

    the drive reads and writes on dvds perfectly, the problem seems to be only with the cd's, reading and writing. even original program cd's can't be read.
    Please help.
  2. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,896

    Try uninstalling the IDE channel that the DVD burner is on in device manager under IDE ATA\ATAPI Controllers. when you reboot windows will automaticallly reinstall the IDE channel.
  3. rapchik

    rapchik Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Tried That, Updated Firmware But Of No Use, It Reads And Writes Dvd Perfectly, Only When It Comes To Reading Or Writing Cd's It Just Won't Recognize Them Even The Original Software Cds Like Win Xp And Other Firmwares Provided Along With Other Hardwares.
  4. patio

    patio TechSpot Maniac Posts: 700

    Which firmware update did you do ? ?

    patio :cool:
  5. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,385   +205

    You could try gently blowing some compressed air inside the drive in case dust is the problem. But otherwise, if it reads and writes DVDs fine but no longer even reads CDs, I think you'll have to replace the drive.
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