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Windows 7: Blu-Ray Drive Not Functioning

22 Jan 2009   #1
ARGuck

Win XP, Win Vista, Win 7, Mac OSX. They all have their strengths!
 
 
Blu-Ray Drive Not Functioning

Should there be an Optical Drive section on this forum? Just a suggestion.

Anyway, has anyone gotten ANY Blu-Ray drive to work in Win 7 64-bit yet? I've got the LG GGC-H20L Blu-ray/HD combo and I was at least able to get the drive to lose the caution/warning symbol in the device manager thanks to the reg edit in another thread. But I still can't get the drive to read any blu-rays. I've using Total Media Theatre which is fantastic in Vista.

Just wondering what some others have encountered on their Win 7 journey. Anything with 32-bit(I might triple boot just to find out)? Anything with a different program? Anybody with a different drive? Heck, anybody with the SAME drive?


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22 Jan 2009   #2
ARGuck

Win XP, Win Vista, Win 7, Mac OSX. They all have their strengths!
 
 

Ok a little more info. The LG GGC-H20L now has updated firmware and now SEES that it has a disc and even knows what the discs' name is but I am still unable to play the blu-rays in Total Media Theatre as well as PowerDVD. Also tried turning it back to Vista Compatibility to no avail. Still not sure if this is due to Win 7 or just Win 7 64-bit. Hard to say.

Anybody had Blu-ray work at all with ANY program in Win7?
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23 Jan 2009   #3
boomstick

Vista Home Premium x64
 
 

I have the same drive and I had no problems in 32bit 7. I'm also using PowerDVD 8 Ultra. Still doing some tweaking but overall working great.
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24 Jan 2009   #4
ARGuck

Win XP, Win Vista, Win 7, Mac OSX. They all have their strengths!
 
 

Oh awesome, I guess I will try triple booting then. I want to use Win 7 more but I hate having to switch back and forth from W7 to Vista all the time. Maybe I'll run 32-bit until W7MC gets some native Blu-Ray Support. THAT would be the ticket. Thanks very much for your reply at least now I have a hint at the problem. I'll report back with findings when I get it up and running.
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24 Jan 2009   #5
boomstick

Vista Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ARGuck View Post
Oh awesome, I guess I will try triple booting then. I want to use Win 7 more but I hate having to switch back and forth from W7 to Vista all the time. Maybe I'll run 32-bit until W7MC gets some native Blu-Ray Support. THAT would be the ticket. Thanks very much for your reply at least now I have a hint at the problem. I'll report back with findings when I get it up and running.
Yes, please do.
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24 Jan 2009   #6
djs

Windows RC 7100 x64, Vista Ultimate x64,
 
 

My LG GGW-H20L firmware YL05 was installed by the windows installation correctly. Windows 7 64bit.
Power DVD ver. 7 and 8 runs and plays Blu-Ray disc's correctly.
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25 Jan 2009   #7
ARGuck

Win XP, Win Vista, Win 7, Mac OSX. They all have their strengths!
 
 

Hmm I have no idea what I'm doing wrong, I can't get Blu-Ray to play in 32-bit OR 64-bit, Total Media Theatre, PowerDVD7 or 8. I've spent so much time on it. The firmware is up-to-date. I'm using the latest version of PowerDVD. when I put in a disc, PowerDVD starts up and it seems like it's about to play but then the upper left corner says stopped. Everytime. I just don't get it.
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26 Jan 2009   #8
djs

Windows RC 7100 x64, Vista Ultimate x64,
 
 

Could it be a HDCP problem ?

On my main pc I've got a philips LCD monitor that's not HDCP compliant, so if I want a Blu-Ray to play I run AnyDVD HD.

I also had problems with Blu-Ray playback with my HTPC running Vista 32bit into a new Sony KDLW4500 via HDMI. The graphics card in the HTPC was a new ATI 4870 and Blu-Ray will only play with Catalyst 8.9, anything later than that driver will not play.
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26 Jan 2009   #9
ARGuck

Win XP, Win Vista, Win 7, Mac OSX. They all have their strengths!
 
 

I wouldn't THINK so considering it works just fine in Vista 32-bit. Maybe I should grab a copy of AnyDVD and see if that will take care of it anyway. Actually maybe I should try my oldest Blu-Ray as well. I've only been trying my newer one. I'll try that a little later.

Although now thinking again, those newer blu-rays are still working fine in Vista without AnyDVD. Hmmmmm.
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26 Jan 2009   #10
djs

Windows RC 7100 x64, Vista Ultimate x64,
 
 

It was definitely ATI that mucked mine up with later drivers in Vista.
I had installed the ATI catalyst 8.9 in Win7 before I'd remembered, I should have tried the ATI beta drivers and then tried playing a Blu-Ray.
The next time I do a clean Win7 install I will try it out.
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