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Toshiba Satellite 2450 DVD-R/-RW driver Problem

Discussion in 'CD-R' started by Vanoss, Aug 20, 2004.

  1. Vanoss

    Vanoss Member

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    I've got a Toshiba Satellite 2450 with a DVD-R/-RW drive

    I've just upgraded my laptop from XP home edition to XP Pro and now I am having problems backup up my DVDs. Before I could Back up my DVDs with ease with the XP Home edition but now with XP Pro it doesn't seem to work. It goes through all the writting processes and everything and said that the backup was sucessful but I can't seem to be able to view the backed up DVDs. As a matter of fact I can't write normal data onto a DVD. I can burn data onto mornal CDs but.

    I am using Nero and DVD Shrink to do all the backup.

    I've tried searching for drivers for it but it hasn't been a sucess. The driver current installed is the default one of XP Pro but it only says that it's a TOSHIBA DVD-ROM SD-R2102 not a DVD-R/-RW. I am able to view normal DVDs with no problem, it's only this backing up problem.

    I have tried installing ForceASPI and did a Bios upgrade but it still doesn't work..

    Can anyone help me?
     
  2. Nephilim

    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    Hey buddy,

    Sometimes uninstalling the drive through Device Manager gives XP the kick in the pants it needs to recognize the drive. Here are the steps if you haven't done so already:

    Go to Device Manager >

    Expand the tree for DVD/CD ROM Drives >

    Find the drive in question, right click it and go to Properties >

    Under the Driver tab, select Uninstall then OK.

    Now reboot and Windows should detect and reinstall the drive.

    Let us know if this helps and if not we'll go from there :)
     
  3. Vanoss

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    Hi Nephilim,

    I've already tried that and it still doesn't recognize it. I also looking into trying the Service pack by Xp, do you think that would help?
     
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    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi,

    The new service pack may help and certainly couldn't hurt :)
     

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