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Windows 7: Two Sony optical IDE drives won't burn

12 Oct 2010   #11
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

And after that try the FixIt center diagnostics:
Hardware devices are not working or are not detected in Windows


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13 Oct 2010   #12
kword88

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

did you check out these pages from sony?

Product Details | Sony Storage Support

Product Details | Sony Storage Support

one of them has a firmware update you might want to try.
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13 Oct 2010   #13
kword88

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

you could also try here for drivers for your motherboard:

DFI LANParty:The Best OC Platform! Overclock, Motherboard, Intel, AMD
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13 Oct 2010   #14
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SourSevenade View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by strollin View Post
You are spinning your wheels trying to find drivers for ATA vs IDE. ATA, IDE and PATA all refer to the same type of drives.

What software are you using to burn the disks? If you insert a blank disc it seems obvious that Windows will say it can't read it since there is nothing written to it.
... So you were saying that it doesn't matter that the device manager lists them as ATA when they are in fact IDE drives? If they are in fact no different, then could I just install the SATA drivers from the Sony site and be fine?
ATA and IDE are different names for the same thing. You definitely don't want to install SATA drivers if they are ATA (IDE) drives.
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13 Oct 2010   #15
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

Do you know if these 2 drives ever supported drag & drop in Explorer? Dragging & dropping files in explorer requires support for a CD filesystem known as UDF (Universal Disk Format). It's possible that these drives are too old to support that. There may be a way to update the firmware to add that support.

My suggestion before doing that would be to download some 3rd party CD burning software such as Imgburn. If you can burn files to the CD using that software then you will know your drives are working correctly but don't support UDF.
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27 Oct 2010   #16
SourSevenade

Windows 7 Pro 64
 
 

Ok I'm back after more than a week now. The reason for the hiatus was I just decided to order a new SATA DVD burner, then after waiting a week for it it didn't arrive so I checked my order status and I HADN'T ORDERED IT!!! Geez, being forgetful and having a good imagination is not a good combination.

SO! Instead I've now hooked up a working SATA DVD drive that I took out of my other PC and I've made a little progress. The SATA drive is actually being detected by the Windows as a burning drive!! but I'm still not able to burn. First off it want's me to format the "disk" for every CD or DVD I put in. Second, after I format it (I've tried both as Live File System, and Mastered) I'm not able to actually drag and drop files into the window to burn onto the media. I get a red circle with a diagonal line through it over the cursor icon.

I've tried all your suggestions sufficiently, but have not fixed or even targeted the problem. I would like to update the BIOS but unfortunately DFI's site doesn't give me a clear description for which BIOS I require. The link for the specific mobo is below:

DFI LANParty:The Best OC Platform! Overclock, Motherboard, Intel, AMD

I found another site with many BIOS revisions, though I'm a bit intimidated and not sure which one would be the best pick. Site linked below:

DFI LanParty NF4 Bios & Tools | techPowerUp

I'm hoping some one will look these sites over and give me a suggestion and tomorrow I can give it a shot. Again, Thanks to everyone for offering their help!!
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28 Oct 2010   #17
SourSevenade

Windows 7 Pro 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by strollin View Post
Do you know if these 2 drives ever supported drag & drop in Explorer? Dragging & dropping files in explorer requires support for a CD filesystem known as UDF (Universal Disk Format). It's possible that these drives are too old to support that. There may be a way to update the firmware to add that support.

My suggestion before doing that would be to download some 3rd party CD burning software such as Imgburn. If you can burn files to the CD using that software then you will know your drives are working correctly but don't support UDF.

OK I just tried Imgburn, which I already had on the PC, and the two original Sony IDE drives still won't burn, saying something about wrong format, but the extra SATA DVD burner (Sony Optiarc) I currently have hooked up does burn with Imgburn. The question that brings to mind though, is why would the Optiarc work flawlessly in my other Windows 7 PC, but not so well in this PC???
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