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Windows 7: DVD Drive

24 Nov 2009   #11
Liamparker89

Windows 7
 
 

hi guys,

ive changed the IDE cable, the DVD drive is appearing in bios and windows now, but i cannot burn a cd now ?
anyone have any ideas?

cheers


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24 Nov 2009   #12
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

You're having a hard time with this drive. I would try another drive if you can. Even an older drive should tell you if you have a defective one there.
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24 Nov 2009   #13
Liamparker89

Windows 7
 
 

hey ive tried another dvd drive and that dont work ether :-S
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24 Nov 2009   #14
Qdos

 

A number of burners require to be made the Master device on an 80 strand (Ultra DMA) E-IDE cable, and must be the sole device on that cable, otherwise they won't function as fully as intended.
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24 Nov 2009   #15
Liamparker89

Windows 7
 
 

this dvd drive has always worked like this tho, ever since i upgraded to windows 7 its not worked properly, it wont even read disks now, it just locks up my pc
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24 Nov 2009   #16
Qdos

 

The only other thing you can try is upgrade the drives firmware if there's an available flash update for it - otherwise mothball it til' W7 SP1 arrives, in the hope Microsoft may have been kind enough to fix the issue - should it be within their remit...
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24 Nov 2009   #17
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Liamparker89 View Post
hi guys,

ive changed the IDE cable, the DVD drive is appearing in bios and windows now, but i cannot burn a cd now ?
anyone have any ideas?

cheers
When you say you can't burn a CD.....can you play a CD or do anything else, is it functional in any way?
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