DVD writer only reads CD

vbimport

#1

Hi everyone

can anyone help me, I have recently brought a new pc, with windows vista,
but untill recently my DVD writer(HL-DT-ST DVDRRW GSA-H30L ) seems to have stopped reading DVD, i can read and write CD-r fine.
here info i got from nero

Hi storm jumper thanks for your help
Iv done what you have suggested but when I run the software the following message appears.
“No ressettable ATA channels with windows drivers found. Nothing has changed”
I also forgot to mention that I am using windows Vista

here is the infomation from nero INFO tool

Nero InfoTool 3.06

Drive Information

Drive : HL-DT-ST DVDRRW GSA-H30L
Type : DVD-RAM Recorder
Firmware Version : S755
Buffer Size : 2 MB
Date : 06-12-26
Serial Number : 6?6;:?3%
Vendor Specific : 06/12/26
Drive Letter : E:
Location : 0:1
Mechanism : Tray
Read Speed : 40 X
Write Speed : 40 X

Read CD Text : Yes
Return C2 Pointers : No
Read CD-R : Yes
Read CD-RW : Yes
Read DVD-ROM : Yes
Read DVD-RAM : Yes
Read DVD-R : Yes
Read DVD-RW : Yes
Read DVD-R DL : Yes
Read DVD+R : Yes
Read DVD+RW : Yes
Read DVD+R DL : Yes
Read BD-ROM : No
Read BD-R : No
Read BD-RE : No
Read HD DVD-ROM : No
Read HD DVD-R : No
Read HD DVD-RW : No
Read HD-BURN : No
Read Digital Audio : Yes
Read CD+G : No
Read VideoCD : Yes

Write CD-R : Yes
Write CD-RW : Yes
Write DVD-R : Yes
Write DVD-RW : Yes
Write DVD-R DL : Yes
Write DVD+R : Yes
Write DVD+RW : Yes
Write DVD+R DL : Yes
Write DVD-RAM : Yes
Write BD-R : No
Write BD-RE : No
Write HD DVD-R : No
Write HD DVD-RW : No
Write HD-BURN-R : No
Write HD-BURN-RW : No
Buffer Underrun Protection : Yes
Mount Rainier : No
SolidBurn : No
Modes : Packet, TAO, DAO, SAO, RAW SAO, RAW DAO, RAW SAO 16, RAW SAO 96, RAW DAO 16, RAW DAO 96

Region Protection Control : RPC II
Region : 2
Changes User : 4
Changes Vendor : 4

Disc Information (E:)

Type : - no disc inserted -

Interface Information

Adapter 1

Description : Primary IDE Channel

Driver
Description : system32\drivers\iastor.sys
Company : Intel Corporation
Version : 6.2.0.2002
Description : Intel Matrix Storage Manager driver

Attached Devices
Description : Master: ST3320820AS
Type : Disk Drive
DMA : On
Description : Slave: HL-DT-ST DVDRRW GSA-H30L
Type : CD-Rom Drive
DMA : Off
Autorun : On

Adapter 2

Description : @usbport.inf,%pci\ven_8086&dev_27cc.devicedesc%;Intel® 82801GB USB2 Enhanced Host Controller - 27CC

Driver
Description : system32\DRIVERS\usbehci.sys
Company : Microsoft Corporation
Version : 6.0.6000.16386 (vista_rtm.061101-2205)
Description : EHCI eUSB Miniport Driver

Attached Devices
Description : Generic- Compact Flash USB Device
Type : Disk Drive
Description : Generic- SM/xD-Picture USB Device
Type : Disk Drive
Description : Generic- SD/MMC USB Device
Type : Disk Drive
Description : Generic- MS/MS-Pro USB Device
Type : Disk Drive
Description : Apple iPod USB Device
Type : Disk Drive

Software Information

Operating System : Professional (6.00.6000 )
Country : United Kingdom
Language : English
ANSI Code Page : 1252
OEM Code Page : 850
DirectX : DirectX 10.0

if you can offer any advice that would be great.


#2

Test the drive in SAFE MODE or in another computer.


#3

Iv tried it in safe mode, same problem, only seems to read CD’s
It was working when i 1st had my pc, but I think after i installed nero it stopped working, iv uninstalled nero, which hasnt helped, and Iv got the latest driver from HP website, Iv tried to enable DMA but no luck.


#4

Then the dvd part is dead.