Could not read or write DVD-RAM

Even if my material indicates that he can read and write DVD-RAM, all of a sudden I can't recognize discs dvd - ram, that I stored things on front. I followed one of the forums and has released Service Pack 2 and that worked for a while and then stopped working again after a few updates have been installed. I tried again to SP2 and then pushing out, but not joy. No idea how to fix this? I went through Fixit MS and the thing Upper and Lower filters, still no joy.


Step 1: Please do all the same underneath if you did some before as is often total
a process that solves the problem.

Try this - Panel - Device Manager - CD/DVD - double click on the device - driver tab.
Click on update drivers (this will probably do nothing) - RIGHT click ON the drive - uninstall.
RESTART this will refresh the default driver stack. Even if the reader does not appear to continue

Then, work your way through these - don't forget the drive might be bad, could be a coward
cable or slight corrosion on the contacts (usually for a laptop) and other issues.

Your CD or DVD drive is missing or is not recognized by Windows or other programs - a Mr Fixit

Try this fix manually if the Fixit 314060 does not work

Your CD or DVD drive is missing or is not recognized by Windows or other programs-
a Mr Fixit

The CD drive or the DVD drive does not work as expected on a computer that you upgraded to
for Windows Vista

When you insert a CD or a DVD, Windows Vista may not recognize the disc

Your CD or DVD drive cannot read or write media - A Mr Fixit

CD/DVD drive does not appear in Windows Vista, or you receive this error in Windows
Vista installation after booting from the DVD (AHCI)
Drive CD - R or CD - RW Drive is not recognized as a recordable device

Hardware devices not detected or not working - A Mr Fixit

Another possibility is that the cables are loose. Remove ALL power, then make sure that the cables in both
ends. Remove and replace, do not just tight. For laptops, you can often clean power and
contacts data with a pencil eraser.

Some DVD players do not use the Windows default drivers so check with the manufacturer of system and
manufacturer of device to see if there is a firmware or drivers for your drive if necessary.


Step 2: You have disc problems as the CD/DVD is actually 4 discs in 1 case (CD & DVD
Burn and CD and DVD read). So it is not unusual for 1 or 2 operational so that other parts
do it right.

Did you follow the Troubleshooting Guide for the reader who still does not work? There are
the entries in registry that the troubleshooter does not solve and those who "might" be the cause.

Check with your Maker system and a device for the two possible firmware updates and
the correct registry entries for your car.

Here are the keys that I of course are those in question - for the subkeys of the CD/DVD drive
as there will be other subkeys in these keys. Do not forget to ask specific keys involved as well as
the parameters.


HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Hardware Profiles\0001\System\CurrentControlSet\Enum\IDE

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\ {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}


You can probably find more info here and maybe even the exact registry for your CD/DVD settings
drive from someone with the same model.

Forums - a lot of expert real help

CD/DVD units

Use DevManView to locate the CD/DVD in the registry (be careful and do a prior Restore Point)
nothing change) - find the DevManView device and then make a right click on it free in RegEdit.

DevManView - free - an alternative to the standard Windows Device Manager, which displays all the
devices and their properties in flat table, instead of the tree viewer

I hope this helps.

Rob Brown - MS MVP - Windows Desktop Experience: Bike - Mark Twain said it right.

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