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dvd-rom drive wont read dvds at ALL

Discussion in 'DVDR' started by yaksoku48, Nov 26, 2004.

  1. yaksoku48

    yaksoku48 Member

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    i reformatted my computer and now my dvd drive wont read dvds at all. i am running windows xp and have already installed roxio UDF reader which i have no luck with. i burned the dvd with write CDs http://www.backtec.com/
    before i reformatted i had windows xp also and i had everything installed and it worked. now when it tries to read it just says the dvds corrupted and cannot recognize the format of the dvd, someone PLEASE help me, itd be much appreacited. btw the dvd is not scratched at all. before i formatted i tested the dvd and it did work so i know somethings wrong or i didnt install something yet
     
  2. ScubaPete

    ScubaPete Senior member

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    Hi yaksoku48, welcome to aD,


    Though I'm not a fan of Roxio (as are most pple here), it sounds like you need a firmware upgrade -

    "OK, so what is this "Firmware" garbage?" Fair question. Firmware is a "tutor" who's job it is to "introduce" all the different kinds of media to your burner and to tell your burner a little bit about it. What type of media it is and at what speed to burn it. As new media in introduced OR, as the Mfgrs of your burner find new ways to use it, new Firmware updates come out to "school" your burner, keeping it up-to-date.

    At the bottom of the page look for "What's my firmware? - Try this little tool I found," Download this tool and check out your Firmware's health (up-to-date wise). You can probably get a current upgrade there also -

    http://flashman.rpc-1.com/

    Firmware page -

    http://forum.rpc1.org/dl_all.php

    Firmware, You can't be without it -


    See if that helps,

    Pete

     
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  3. yaksoku48

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    way ahead of you, already tried that awhile ago since it was the only thing i could do because i couldnt find any drivers....thanks anyway
     

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