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Windows 7: Blu ray drive issues

10 Feb 2012   #1

Win7 Pro 64
 
 
Blu ray drive issues

Picked up a OEM Sony blu ray burner drive not long ago. Windows 7 64 recognizes it as a cd drive. Weird. Can't write anything. Can read discs though. Is it supposed to be recognized as a BD drive or cd drive? I do have another DVD/BD rom (LG) installed. No issues with this. Any help appreciated.

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13 Feb 2012   #2

Win7 Pro 64
 
 

Does anyone who has a blu ray burner tell me how windows 7 labels their drive, CD, DVD or BD? The one I have is the BD5300S.
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13 Feb 2012   #3

windows 7 home premium 64
 
 

What firmware version do you have? Optiarc BD-5300S 1.04 Firmware Download - Firmware HQ is the newest one 15 march 2011


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13 Feb 2012   #4

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Go to microsoft fix it. Search for "dvd drive not recognized."
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13 Feb 2012   #5

Win7 Pro 64
 
 

I have v2.0 firmware. Have looked at the 1.4 version and scratching my head on this one. Do OEM drives come different? Mine does show BD-RE but look into the properties. Shows different. Maybe that's the way it's supposed to I guess. Teckymike, I also have a DVD/BD rom drive. Do you have any conflicts? Was thinking this might be the case and just remove it to see what happens.
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13 Feb 2012   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I had the same issue. Try what I suggested please. Or not.
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13 Feb 2012   #7

Win7 Pro 64
 
 

Will go check it out. Thanks
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14 Feb 2012   #8

windows 7 home premium 64
 
 

I have two drives also and there no conflicts. I did have to set up the drives as shared. According to Sony there is no version 2.0 listed for your drive on their website. That is why I listed the hyperlink for you.
In the device manager does the drive have any flags that might be a yellow color?


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14 Feb 2012   #9

Win7 Pro 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Techymike View Post
I have two drives also and there no conflicts. I did have to set up the drives as shared. According to Sony there is no version 2.0 listed for your drive on their website. That is why I listed the hyperlink for you.
In the device manager does the drive have any flags that might be a yellow color?
That's why I'm scratching my head on the v2. Already tried the firmware installer for 1.4. Said no supporting drive found. No yellow flags in device manager either. Been working on computers since DOS 3.1 and have never seen this before. Have only been back to windows about 6 months, coming from OSX for past 8 years so still new to Windows 7. Any hacks to remove the firmware to get 1.4 installed?
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14 Feb 2012   #10

windows 7 home premium 64
 
 

Iobit.com has a forced uninstall program in windowscareV5. That should help you uninstall it and check for any extra data in your system.
Have you tried uninstalling the drive in device manager and then doing an update in device manager? Most likely windows will see the drive and install the correct driver for you.
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