DVDRW drive recognizes EVERYTHING as Blank Discs!!!

By sporks5000 · 5 replies
Jun 10, 2006
  1. Ignore the below post. It turns out that my new DVD drive was in conflict with my old DVD drive somehow. Uninstalling the old one from the system resulted in the new one to functioning just fine.

    Thanks for all the help.

    For some reason, my brand new http://us.liteonit.com/us/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=159&Itemid=67 is recognizing everything I put in it (DVD movies, DVD data, CD Audio, and CD Data, both pressed and burned) as a blank disc. I had the place where I purchased it look it over and they hypothesized that it might be viral related – things booted from the drive, so the problems were only occurring in Windows (XP, SP2) and My other DVD drive was reading everything just fine. They had a few CD drives laying around, so they tried those in my machine, and they worked just fine as well.

    I did a fresh install of Windows (I was planning to anyway – I had bought the DVD drive, hoping to use it to back up my data) and it’s coming up with the same problem. I’ve tried removing the drive and putting it back in. I’ve tried searching for updated drivers.

    Is there anything anyone can recommend that might help this? Is there a generic driver that someone could recommend that I might try?

    Thanks in advance for your help.
  2. kangaruffian

    kangaruffian TS Rookie Posts: 175

    try update firmware if available..
  3. sporks5000

    sporks5000 TS Rookie Topic Starter


    I've tried updating the firmware. I have the most recent version.
  4. sporks5000

    sporks5000 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I've tried updating the firmware. I have the most recent version.
  5. korrupt

    korrupt TS Rookie Posts: 716

    Does this mean that you cannot use the old one? I mean you shouldnt have to uninstall that for it to function properly.


  6. sporks5000

    sporks5000 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I can't seem to use them simultaneously. No worries, I'll just put it in another system eventually.
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