Who makes my dvd player?!

By Mephastophilis
Aug 7, 2005
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  1. hi,

    i am having rpoblems with Battlefield 2 and have tried virtually anything but tnothing stop this error where when loading the game the splash appears but then after a minute it says insert disc, a very common error, only the disc is in...

    not only that but after my pc can no longer see my dvd player!

    i think its my dvd firmware due to the new copyright protection on the disc which may cause conflicts with older drives, it recomends updating firmware

    only i cant find who makes mine.. all i know is:
    IDE DVD-ROM 16X [CD-ROM drive] from belarc advisor
    Microsoft 5.1.2535.0 is the current driver found through properties

    any ideas on finding the right firmware/drivers or whats causing the prob in first place wud be great thanks.

    PC Spec:
    Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2 (build 2600)
    40.01 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
    6.99 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space
    IDE DVD-ROM 16X [CD-ROM drive]
    IDE-CD R/RW 12x8x32 [CD-ROM drive]
    3.5" format removeable media [Floppy drive]
    Board: MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD MS-6385
    Bus Clock: 100 megahertz
    BIOS: Award Software International, Inc. 6.00 PG 08/21/2001
    RADEON 9600 SERIES [Display adapter]
    RADEON 9600 SERIES - Secondary [Display adapter]
    MED MD9615AF [Monitor] (14.9"vis, September 2001)
  2. Nvdbeek

    Nvdbeek Newcomer, in training

    Me 2

    I have the exact same problem.

    My spec:
    P4 2.0Ghz
    Win XP pro SP2
    ati 9800 pro (128 agp)
    DVD is also using the windows driver.

    Who has an answer?

    Thanks in advance.
  3. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,410   +213

    It isn't clear to me but did you check the Device Manager under Systems in your Control Panel?
  4. Nvdbeek

    Nvdbeek Newcomer, in training

    Yes.

    In the mean time I've been able to find the brand of my DVD-player, and also came to learn that from the info provided (general windows driver) there is no way that you can derive the manufacturer.
    My method was taking the screwdriver, removing the dvd-rom and checking the lable.
    I have a Medion-PC, so anyone who has that pc and a dvd-player, it probably is a ultima DHI-G40. the most recent firmware (1.32) does not solve the problem.

    So that's it actually.

    Thanks for your effort and help.

    N.
  5. Mephastophilis

    Mephastophilis Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Bingo,

    Medion PC
    the DH-G40 model
    MSI motherboard

    now, i found a guy on America's Army with same problem, he had same motherboard manufacturer and same problem. he simply upgraded his bios when he heard i had same and his now works fine. i upgraded my bios on my MS-6385 motherboard. however no change with both the dvd driver+firmware and the boards. infact now i have to press esc to stop the mem testing cos it doesnt stop running!!!

    so, what we gonna do?
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