I searched the forums, and was unable to find a thread that was like my problem, so, here I am.
I am running XP SP2, all patches and updates installed, and no major changes to the system for months. I have been using an external Sony DRX-510UL interfacing via IEEE1394 through an adaptec controller for over 2 years now, and it has functioned with out a flaw. I noticed a month or so ago that the drive was not reading CDs…at all. I hadn’t noticed because I had basically stopped using CDs and use DVDs.
The drive works flawless concerning DVDs. Reads all discs, burns DVD-RW (DLA), DVD-R (data and video) with out a flinch.
Problem: The drive no longer reads or writes (or even notices that there is disc in there) CDs. I am at a loss.
I have updated firmware to 1.1a via the instructions on Sony’s site, and it flashed fine. I still have the same result. I have removed upper and lower filters in the registry, uninstalled the device in device manager, disabled the drive and re-enabled it, and also have removed any software to do with the drive and or burning. I have tried all of these in different combinations, restarting and or shutting in-between. It has been a few week process. I don’t really NEED to burn a CD, but I would like to be able to read one.
Any help is appreciated.