Help w/ DVD Drive

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#1

first off, im no noob so please dont give me those answers that u’d give a noob cuz i probalby already tried it. anyways, my matshita sr-8588 was working before, but when i tried to play vice city today, it wouldnt read the disc. ive tried flashing it w/ 2 different firmwares to no avail. it shows up in windows but every disc i place in, it says to insert a disc. i dunno what im doing wrong. ne suggestions??


#2

Well you have a few opitions:

  1. The drive is faulty and must be replaced

  2. You installed an IDE driver that is causing a conflict with the copy protection e.g. The recently removed nForce 2.42 drivers.

3)Plug the drive into a friends computer and see if it works.

4)Try the drive in various settings e.g.Primary slave,Secondry master etc.

5)Format your computer and reinstall the OS (if you think its a software problem)


#3

i dont think the drive is faulty because the BIOS detects it and i can boot cd’s in it. but it just doesnt work in windows xp. as for the ide drivers, i did install windvd recently dunno if that affects it. but i uninstalled it and still have no results. mayb the uninstall didnt get all the files out? and if not, which files would these ide drivers be? thx


#4

What type of motherboard do you have and what version drivers installed ??


#5

i believe its nforce original one not 2. im just using the drivers that windows xp has. it worked before. i just used my drive a few days ago. and my cdr drive works fine. just not dvd drive.