Recently my LiteOn DVD+RW SOHW-802S decided it didn’t want to read cd’s or dvd’s anymore and I don’t think thats very nice. Can someone tell me what might be going on with it? My PC still detects the drive just not what I put in it (cd’s and dvd’s that worked before don’t now).
I am running WinXP with Service Pack 2 with latest security patches up to Sunday 19th. I don’t think these are the problem because after I noticed the problem I uninstalled them and the problem was still there.
I have checked out other posts on this site but struggle to understand what they are talking about (firmware? flashing? sounds a bit raunchy to me).
I am not very well educated with dvd drives so please use small words.
Much appreciation in advance
Well, why take the risk of flashing when you should be able to fix your 802s…Here is what you should try before flashing. I have an HP Windows media center model m1070n OS XP, this is for XP ONLY! and my drive was coruupted or missing with code 39 showing. You can check this by right clicking your Computer, go to Properties than to device manager. In Device Manager click on hardware, there you will see DVD-CD-ROM Drives etc, click plus than right click your drive DVD/ROM etc…Go to properties and you will see whats wrong, should be code 39…Anyway, the fix is you need to delete your key filters HIGH and LOW. Go to start, than to run, type in REGEDIT and press enter. You need to search for key 4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318. Click that key, to the right side of the screen/window you will see High and Low Filters. delete these Filters. Re-boot…Your fixed
See link http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=bph07146&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&jumpid=reg_R1002_USEN
You want to go to Step3 it tells you there, but better follow my instructions, its straight to the issue. If this fails and you have an HP, go caht with support…link http://h20180.www2.hp.com/apps/Nav?h_pagetype=s-006&h_lang=en&h_cc=us&h_product=82702&h_client=S-A-R163-2&h_page=hpcom&lang=en&cc=us