Hello and Greetings,
I bought Windows Vista setup DVD and here's my problem:
When I load the media in question into the DVDRW drive(Liteon Slimtype SOSW-S833VR3) the HD light and DVD Light stay lit for approx 2 minutes
and then the DVD makes some strange bonking sound and the lights go off. I cannot read the contents in Explorer on my laptop but can read it in my gf's Sony Vaio two years old even. Matshita Drive.
When I eject the Drive, I get a popup which says something like this
" please enter the XXX_media into X drive, paraphrased ->please choose your action menu bottons:
Cancel, Re-try, Continue"
1) run MagicDisc and bring up the ISO fine no problems in Win XP x64 and x32.
How did I get the ISO?
My gf's laptop can read the Media. I ported it after using PowerISO
on 8GIG USB FLash Drive.
I ran many Google, Yahoo, MSN, and other searches, looked to see if any thing had changed with my registry or any files were added by 'would be known' software to cross reference.
My final conclusion:
The DRIVE SUCKS.
I tried to find the LG GMA drives posted for the fellow who wanted to replace his drive and it seems that drive is outdated and no longer available so I found this instead: "LG GSA-T20N" which "Seems to Fit the Bill" but you never know with Slimtypes because they are not "powerhouses".
I did however find a 7200RPM Hardrive for Laptops which is fantastic
with the added new Lithium 12 cell batteries packs a good punch.
Go here for 7200RPM hardrive:
http://www.bixnet.com/as50se.html ** NOTE Do not worry about Laptop Manu, as the Hardrive comes from a well known Manu.
My help questions:
1) is there a fix for my current Liteon Drive? ( I looked at Codeguys and all the rest and found no patched firmware in fact Liteon has scrubbed this drive from their support site I could not find any information on their support site for this drive. I went to Acer and only found the updated firmware. I used, Omnipatcher to see what was available for it and only found, speed updates, cross flashing, dead drive blink, and thats it.
2) What is the best all around slimtype DVDRW drive to do everything such as burn all media and read all media?
Because ISO 13346 UDF is a booger when it comes to Windows Vista.
That is what I'm trying to install on my laptop.
*** NOTE I found BIOS for Vista update for my laptop at:
*** NOTE This was useless:
As the above only covers a general problem with the said in question.
Thank you kindly