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post #1 of 9
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Ok heres my problem.. My DVD drive wont read DVD-ROM disks,
It reads DVD video disks, CD, DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-DL.. but for some reason it wont read DVD-ROM Game disks !!! this is really annoying me. I have the latest firmware for my drive. Windows detects the drive as a CD drive..

Heres a pic of my drive name and spec


Any help or ideas at all appreciated

Cheers

Loki
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I don't see the attachment
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post #3 of 9
I see it. Hmmm how old is it? If it is old, sometimes they just die out, my friends died out on him =/


Have you tried uninstalling/installing and unplugging/plugging?
    
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post #4 of 9
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Its about 9 month old, it reads all other media apart from game disks i.e
DVD-ROM, i've tryed all configs for my onboard IDE/S-ATA II chip i've tryed running the drive as master, slave and cable select. I'm really stumped as to why it wont read DVD-ROM but will read DVD-R and CD and everything else
anyone got any suggestions?
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post #5 of 9
Hmm you have tried uninstalling/installing right?


Do you have another dvd drive you can test with?


Try to test things until you find if it is your drive physically.
    
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post #6 of 9
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Ok, i have another DVD drive installed and it reads DVDROMS so its something with the drive but it reads every other media so how the **** can it not read DVD-ROM????!!
Yea iv tryed uninstalling and reinstalling and cable swaping
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post #8 of 9
If it was working previously then I assume it is a faulty drive. I would contact the manufacturer, I am sure it will be in warranty.

See my faq on faulty dvd drives for info http://www.overclock.net/faqs/125836...dvd-drive.html
    
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post #9 of 9
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Yea maybe its faulty but it still writes DVD-R ,DL and everything How could it just decide to stop reading DVD-ROM? but yea i'll have alook at your thread, cheers
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