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I have an LG GSA-H10N DVD-RAM drive. It works perfectly in linux, and let me install Windows 7 from it, but when I get into Windows 7, it cannot read any discs. The light just starts blinking and I hear it making a crunching noise every second or so. After about 10 minutes, it gives up on reading the disc. It is detected properly in device manager, and it shows up in My Computer.

What is going on here? I'm pretty sure I used this drive back when Windows 7 was in RC, and it worked fine.



EDIT: please don't give me the standard "it's not compatible" garbage I keep getting. According to Microsoft, it is.
 
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It may not sound like the perfect solution...

But from my experience...most optical drives are always picky when it comes to power so I always give them their own line of power (dedicated molex/sata) with nothing attached in between. Doesn't hurt to try and mess around with
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pvp309rcp View Post
It may not sound like the perfect solution...

But from my experience...most optical drives are always picky when it comes to power so I always give them their own line of power (dedicated molex/sata) with nothing attached in between. Doesn't hurt to try and mess around with
It worked fine to install Windows 7, and it worked the whole time I was using linux on this system. It's definitely not a power issue.
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by losttsol View Post
Will try that, thanks.


EDIT: Now the disc is detected, but I get "D:\\ is not a valid win32 application."

2EDIT: When I try to explore the disc, it slowly begins loading, then becomes nonresponsive.
Edited by foothead - 1/31/11 at 2:47pm
 
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everything stable? I had the same problem with a bad stick of RAM before
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Bitemarks and bloodstains View Post
everything stable? I had the same problem with a bad stick of RAM before
Yep, everything is currently at stock and running stable.

Update: This seems to have fixed it. UT3 is installing right now.
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Well, I rebooted, and it started doing it again. I cannot get the fix to work either.
 
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try disabling the burning service under windows 7.
to do so create ".reg" file and copy those lines

Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

;
; This Disable the CD/DVD Burning Services For Windows Visa And Later
;

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\\Software\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Policies\\Explorer]
"NoCDBurning"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Policies\\Explorer]
"NoCDBurning"=dword:00000001
to reanble the builtin burning service use:
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

;
; This Enable the CD/DVD Burning Services For Windows Visa And Later
;

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\\Software\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Policies\\Explorer]
"NoCDBurning"=-

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Policies\\Explorer]
"NoCDBurning"=-
OR

You can download it from here.

P.S: Merging the reg file to registry must be done under administrator privilege

Hope it'll fix your problem .
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