DVD writer (Lite-on DVDRW SOHW - 1673S) reads only DVDs, not CDs or CDRWs

Hello Guys,

I think i need your help here. Here’s the case. I have a Liteon DVDRW SOHW-1674S internal DVD writer which is working fine on my PC (1) running Windows XP professional (No Service Pack). Last week, i transfered the writer to my PC (2). To my surprise, it only reads DVDs and not CDs or CDRWs. What went wrong? Help and explaination is very much appreciated.

Note: I havnt tried burning DVDs yet with this new pridicament.

Hi,

there might be some DRM-enforcement driver running that prevents your drive accessing CD media. Please move the drive back and if it works there, just to be sure.

Michael
btw. You really should install SP2 on your PC (1)…

Mciahel, what is DRM enforcement? and how it can affect the functions of the witer? My PC 2 btw runs XP SP2.

Thanx

Hi,

Do a web search for “Sony rootkit”. This and other virus-like copy protections install drivers, that override the functions of the originally installed drivers (including those installed by Windows setup).

Michael