Nec Nd3500a cannot read a dvd on this drive

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#1

I can read cd-r and write. I can also write to a dvd, but for some reason, I cannot read a dvd on this drive. It has been working fine in the past, but all of a sudden, it will function properly “except” reading any dvd.

Any help would be appreciated.


#2

IF a burner can write a disc, it also can read one…

Open up devicemanager, uninstall the ide drivers and then restart.


#3

Are you talking about the Primary IDE channel, the Secondary IDE channel ?


#4

Both of them.


#5

I tried uninstalling them both. I rebooted and they came back as they should. but no DVD’s willl read, only cd’s. It doesn’t make sense.


#6

Did you notice this after making any significant software changes?


#7

Only that I have WIndows Automatic updates on my system.
I am also updating on a regular basis, AnyDVD and recently Clone dvd2.


#8

I don’t have a virus because McAfee does a regular update and scan and has found nothing.
I would buy a new drive, but it seems to me if it reads and writes cd-r and actually writes to a dvd using anydvd, it shouldn’t be mechanical.
Thanks for your help , too.


#9

Do you have any other computers available to check out if it is the drive or the computer? Also try a different IDE cable and a different power connector. When you say you cannot read a DVD, what are you using to read and are they pressed or burned discs?