DVD Multiple Issues that may be linked

I am having major issues with my CD/DVD Drive.

Issue 1) Doesn’t load any DVD’s/CD’s, it seems that when i put a disk in it shows that the disc is inserted but i cannot open it. I can explore it fine but i cannot open any contents within it.

Issue 2) DVD drive doesn’t right click eject when a disc is inserted in. I have to press the button for it to eject.

Issue 3) When i do take out the disc it shows in my computer that the disc is still inside even when i put in another disc.

Issue 4) this is all fixed if i have no disc in the drive and restart the computer. then it goes back to issue 1 if i put in another disc.

Some Notes:

  • Sometimes when i try to open a disc it gives me errors like,

F:\ is not a valid Win32 application.
or it just freezes up entirely when i click on the DVD icon.

I did however manage to load Sims 3 to load the only disc i am able to load. Thinking that was the issue i uninstalled it and now it doesnt read the Disc.

I did a complete spyware, Trojan, antivirus check. Although there may still be some, not entirely sure.

Anyways i have a Sony DRU-V200A


Intel® Core™2 Quad CPU Q9300 @ 2.50GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.5GHz
3324MB RAM
Hard Drive:
1 TB
Video Card:
NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX
Operating System:
Windows Vistaâ„¢ Home Premium (6.0, Build 6001) Service Pack 1 (6001.vistasp1_gdr.080425-1930)


@ mooshi,

Welcome to the Forum.

For troubleshooting suggest installing the ImgBurn (http://www.imgburn.com) software program. After installing the ImgBurn (http://www.imgburn.com) software program Burn a Disk. After Burning a Disk then post the ImgBurn Log File for analysis.

That isn’t a very definitive statement. You either have a Spyware and/or Trojan or you don’t. You need to take definitive positive steps to ensure that ALL possible Spyware and/or Trojan are TOALY removed from your Windows Operating System. A Windows Operating System cannot function and/or operate correctly with a Spyware and/or Trojan.


Hi thanks for the reply

sorry about the Trojan and spy ware issue. I did check for it and nothing came up unusual and anything that did come up i fixed.
I used AVG, Advanced System care, Spy bot and Ad aware to check for anything that could stop my DVD drive from working. and afetr the check my DVD drive is still doing the same thing.

Hers my log for the IMGBURN

I 16:49:41 ImgBurn Version started!
I 16:49:41 Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium Edition (6.0, Build 6001 : Service Pack 1)
I 16:49:41 Total Physical Memory: 3,404,668 KB - Available: 1,936,640 KB
I 16:49:41 Initialising SPTI…
I 16:49:41 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices…
I 16:49:41 Found 1 DVD-ROM and 1 DVD±RW/RAM!
I 16:51:13 Operation Started!
I 16:51:13 Source File: C:\Users\Kanney\Documents\Downloads\Dawn of Discovery\rzr-a144.iso
I 16:51:13 Source File Sectors: 2,157,872 (MODE1/2048)
I 16:51:13 Source File Size: 4,419,321,856 bytes
I 16:51:13 Source File Volume Identifier: Anno 1404 PC
I 16:51:13 Source File Volume Set Identifier: 4A5398A94A539879
I 16:51:13 Source File Implementation Identifier: AHEAD Nero
I 16:51:13 Source File File System(s): UDF (1.02)
I 16:51:13 Destination Device: [0:0:0] SONY DVD RW DRU-V200A 1.60 (F:) (ATA)
I 16:51:13 Destination Media Type: DVD+R (Disc ID: CMC MAG-M01-00) (Speeds: 4x, 6x, 8x, 12x, 16x)
I 16:51:13 Destination Media Sectors: 2,295,104
I 16:51:13 Write Mode: DVD
I 16:51:13 Write Type: DAO
I 16:51:13 Write Speed: MAX
I 16:51:13 DVD+R Reserve Track: No
I 16:51:13 Link Size: Auto
I 16:51:13 Lock Volume: Yes
I 16:51:13 Test Mode: No
I 16:51:13 OPC: No
I 16:51:13 BURN-Proof: Enabled
I 16:51:14 Filling Buffer… (40 MB)
I 16:51:14 Writing LeadIn…
W 16:51:26 Failed to Write Sectors 608 - 639 - Reason: The request could not be performed because of an I/O device error.
W 16:51:26 Retrying (1 of 20)…
W 16:51:26 Retry Failed - Reason: The request could not be performed because of an I/O device error.
W 16:51:26 Retrying (2 of 20)…
I 16:51:26 Writing LeadIn…
I 16:51:26 Writing Session 1 of 1… (1 Track, LBA: 0 - 2157871)
I 16:51:26 Writing Track 1 of 1… (MODE1/2048, LBA: 0 - 2157871)
I 16:52:30 Synchronising Cache…
I 16:52:31 Closing Track…
I 16:52:32 Finalising Disc…
I 16:52:33 Exporting Graph Data…
I 16:52:33 Graph Data File: C:\Users\Kanney\AppData\Roaming\ImgBurn\Graph Data Files\SONY_DVD_RW_DRU-V200A_1.60_FRIDAY-JULY-24-2009_4-51_PM_CMC_MAG-M01-00_MAX.ibg
I 16:52:33 Export Successfully Completed!
I 16:52:33 Operation Successfully Completed! - Duration: 00:01:19
I 16:52:33 Average Write Rate: 67,433 KB/s (48.7x) - Maximum Write Rate: 79,200 KB/s (57.2x)
I 16:52:33 Cycling Tray before Verify…
I 16:52:33 Device Ready!

Thank you


@ mooshi,

Suggest reviewing the Forum Rules (http://club.cdfreaks.com/f61/announcement-rules-forum-some-tips-guidelines.html) and note the comments concerning the illegal downloading of Torrent ISO copyrighted intellectual property.



Suggest purchasing your own Legal copy of Dawn of Discovery instead you downloading illegal Torrent ISO copies of the Game.

Forum Members will not provide assistance to others violating the Forum Rules.