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Windows 7: HL-DT-ST BDDVDRW GGC-H20L unable to read certain discs

09 Nov 2012   #31

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
HL-DT-ST BDDVDRW GGC-H20L unable to read certain discs

Get your problem solved untouchablejen? The problem isn't hardware so i hope you didn't throw out your drive.

So i have the exact same issue with my Blu-Ray drive (HL-DT-ST BDDVDRW GGC-H20L) in my HP m9458f.
Reply with a post or message me and i'll share the info.
Either way, i'll post details here tomorrow so that the next unlucky guy/gal can have a resolution to the problem. Sorry, but it's after midnight now and i gotta get some zzz's.

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09 Nov 2012   #32

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
HL-DT-ST BDDVDRW GGC-H20L unable to read certain discs

Couldn't stop thinkin about it so i came back to post this...
After some more searches i realize this person's issue has been resolved, not solved, but i know someone else will have the same problem sooner or later.

I used the methods in these webpages.

CD or DVD Cannot Burn Discs (Windows*7) HP Pavilion Elite m9458f Desktop PC | HP® Support
The CD drive or the DVD drive does not work as expected on a computer that is running Windows Vista

I've encountered this type of issue twice. Fixed both times by deleting upper and lower filters in the registry using regedit.

Both times, a certain "mystery driver" appeared without my knowledge of how i acquired it. The suspect drivers were;

1) afd.sys, which seemed to be connected to a fake DRVSTORE folder and a GEARAspi file in my C:\windows>system32>drivers directory.

2) pxHLPA64.sys (sorry, no 'educational' memories of the details) Had to do with SONIC folder in my C:\windows>system32>drivers

I have no idea of the cause of the first event.
Pretty sure the second time was a result of downloading and installing the newest version of itunes (v 10.7).

I hope my input helps someone at some point. Even if it only helps them realize that someone out there has worse grammar and forum skill than them.
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