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Anonymous
April 2, 2004 9:23:53 AM

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I am having problems with my new installation of Windows
XP. I installed Windows XP on top of Windows 98SE as a
completely new installation. For about a week everything
was alright. Now, however the DVD and CD-RW drives have
both stopped working correctly. Both drives will accept
Audio-CDs but will refuse to believe that normal CD-ROMs
have anything on them. I have tried this with CD-Rs CD-
RWs and original CD-ROMs including the Windows XP updaet
disk, but the same message comes up every time - "Windows
cannot read from the disk. The disk might be corrupted or
using a format which is not compatible with Windows."

Under properties (when right clicking on the CD Drive
icon in Windows Explorer) the disk shows it has nothing
on it, and that the file type is RAW. The Volume tab
under the individual drives on Device Manager show the
correct information about the files.

The drives are a Hitachi DVD-ROM GD-5000 and a HP MD5340
CD-RW drive. Both drives use Microsoft Drivers v
5.1.2535.0 and report as being fine. The problem has only
started after a problem was reported when one time the
computer was rebooted and reported that pci.sys was
currupt. I then used the r option on the Windows XP disk
to get to the prompt, where I expanded the version of
pci.sys on the Windows XP disk onto the computer.
Although I did not check the drive immediately after
this, this is the only real change I have made to the
system since I know the CD and DVD drives were fully
working.

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Anonymous
April 2, 2004 11:40:18 AM

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Used the device manager to remove the drives and reboot.
They should be redetected and the proper drivers installed.
Also, if you are using third party burning software, be sure
it is compatible with XP. [EZCD by Adaptec and Roxio before
version 5.3.5 is not].


"Steven Purvis" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote
in message news:174b601c418b5$be54c430$a301280a@phx.gbl...
| I am having problems with my new installation of Windows
| XP. I installed Windows XP on top of Windows 98SE as a
| completely new installation. For about a week everything
| was alright. Now, however the DVD and CD-RW drives have
| both stopped working correctly. Both drives will accept
| Audio-CDs but will refuse to believe that normal CD-ROMs
| have anything on them. I have tried this with CD-Rs CD-
| RWs and original CD-ROMs including the Windows XP updaet
| disk, but the same message comes up every time - "Windows
| cannot read from the disk. The disk might be corrupted or
| using a format which is not compatible with Windows."
|
| Under properties (when right clicking on the CD Drive
| icon in Windows Explorer) the disk shows it has nothing
| on it, and that the file type is RAW. The Volume tab
| under the individual drives on Device Manager show the
| correct information about the files.
|
| The drives are a Hitachi DVD-ROM GD-5000 and a HP MD5340
| CD-RW drive. Both drives use Microsoft Drivers v
| 5.1.2535.0 and report as being fine. The problem has only
| started after a problem was reported when one time the
| computer was rebooted and reported that pci.sys was
| currupt. I then used the r option on the Windows XP disk
| to get to the prompt, where I expanded the version of
| pci.sys on the Windows XP disk onto the computer.
| Although I did not check the drive immediately after
| this, this is the only real change I have made to the
| system since I know the CD and DVD drives were fully
| working.
April 3, 2004 1:51:03 AM

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This solved my problem too. My CD RW woud work in safe mode and wouldn't work normally unless I booted the computer with a disk in the drive. Not good for multiple disk upgrades. Anyway, I thought reinstalling drivers etc would be sufficient but removing the drives actually worked - where else but in a geek world would removing something actually get it to work? thanks again Jim!
Anonymous
April 3, 2004 4:10:00 AM

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It starts a clean slate and is easy to do.


"Mike" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message
news:10893835-A5B9-4DC0-9901-3251F906AC5A@microsoft.com...
| This solved my problem too. My CD RW woud work in safe
mode and wouldn't work normally unless I booted the computer
with a disk in the drive. Not good for multiple disk
upgrades. Anyway, I thought reinstalling drivers etc would
be sufficient but removing the drives actually worked -
where else but in a geek world would removing something
actually get it to work? thanks again Jim!
!