I am new to this forum so I am unsure whether I am covering old ground with a problem I have with my combo drive. I have looked in the last 20 pages in this forum and viewed countless other sites for an answer to my problem with no luck. The silly thing is that it seems too simple.
My drive will only recognise DVD disks and no others. Therefore I cannot get the drive to recognise or read data disks, audio cd’s or anything else. Through windows explorer I can view files and contents on any DVD but no other disks.
In windows explorer the drive is recognised as DVD-RAM drive (D:) as a default and when I place an audio or data disk into the drive it will change to CD Drive (D:) however this is as good as it gets. I cannot browse or get any acknowledgement that there is a disk in the drive.
I have downloaded the A209 driver however this hasn’t helped.
I have removed the hardware in device manager and reinstalled it just in case there was a glitch in the setup but still nothing.
Historically I have never had any problem reading data from the drive and I have never burned anything on the drive previously until about two weeks ago when I tried to copy some word files to the drive (machine locked up during the process and I had to restart – gave up on the burning and didn’t continue with the process). I have not tried to use the drive to read anything since until this weekend so I cannot help but think they are connected.
I cannot recall installing or modifying anything on my machine to bugger it up (except the new driver A209).
If anyone can help it would be appreciated. If any further information is required I’ll post it.
The operating system is XP
Drive - GSA-4082b A209