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Anonymous
May 11, 2004 3:41:03 PM

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My newly installed CD-RW drive can't read CD's allthough it writes them without problem. Anyone had that problem before. My CD-RW is an Lite-On LTR-52327S connected to primary IDE.
Any idea what the problem is ? Thanks in advance

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Anonymous
May 12, 2004 1:04:46 AM

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no i use linux


>-----Original Message-----
>My newly installed CD-RW drive can't read CD's allthough
it writes them without problem. Anyone had that problem
before. My CD-RW is an Lite-On LTR-52327S connected to
primary IDE.
>Any idea what the problem is ? Thanks in advance
>.
>
Anonymous
May 12, 2004 1:04:48 AM

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no i use linux


>-----Original Message-----
>My newly installed CD-RW drive can't read CD's allthough
it writes them without problem. Anyone had that problem
before. My CD-RW is an Lite-On LTR-52327S connected to
primary IDE.
>Any idea what the problem is ? Thanks in advance
>.
>
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Anonymous
May 12, 2004 3:19:37 PM

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"Gert" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:6F41921D-408A-4B43-9DEC-C5D7134103EC@microsoft.com...
> My newly installed CD-RW drive can't read CD's allthough it writes them
without problem. Anyone had that problem before. My CD-RW is an Lite-On
LTR-52327S connected to primary IDE.
> Any idea what the problem is ? Thanks in advance

Well, I have exactly the same model, and I never got XP to read, write, or
indeed even recognise ANY sort of cd. I have to say that XP is great, but
the handling of CD/DVD drives is appalling - why so? 2K is fine, all the 9s
are fine, so why did they decide to so royally screw it up on XP ?

JP
Anonymous
May 12, 2004 3:20:17 PM

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1. Say something once, why say it again?
2. Aren't you clever?

JP


<anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> no i use linux
>
>
> >-----Original Message-----
> >My newly installed CD-RW drive can't read CD's allthough
> it writes them without problem. Anyone had that problem
> before. My CD-RW is an Lite-On LTR-52327S connected to
> primary IDE.
> >Any idea what the problem is ? Thanks in advance
> >.
> >
Anonymous
May 13, 2004 2:21:08 PM

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Hi, I also had a problem I could not solve on my own.
My cd writer was not recognized by XP home edition.
I posted my problem on Windows XP Hardware newsgroup, got one reply, but I didn't know
how to implement the reply. In desperation I poked around my computer
until I stumbled on Help and Support Centre. I asked for support and in less then 24 hours
they e-mailed a detailed step-by-step procedure, which solved my problem.
Since my knowledge of computers is marginal, at best, it was important for me that the
procedure was very detailed and did not assume that I know anything about computers.

If you would like to get support to solve your problem, left click on:
Start>Control Panel>Help and Support (on left panel)>>Get support (on right panel)>Get help from (on left panel)>>Ask support professional for help (on right panel), then answer a series of questions.

Just in case you want to use the procedure that solved my problem,
I'm including it here as a combination of two procedures, one from Help Centre
and one I found posted by Anonymous on Windows XP Hardware newsgroup.
I made it a bit more user friendly but lengthy. Hope you don't mind. All the best, Adam

What to do if CD Writer is not recognized by Windows XP home edition?

I suggest that you print the following procedure and work from paper copy.

In case you don't know how to copy and print text,
point cursor at top left of the text to print (When you loaded XP, etc),
press and hold mouse's left button, drag the cursor to the right of the screen
and then to the bottom right of the text,
release left button, right click anywhere on the text, point cursor at word Copy
and left click on it once.
Open Notepad by left clicking on Start>All Programs>Accessories>Notepad.
Point cursor at top left of the blank page and right click. Left click on word Paste.
Text should appear on the Notepad's blank page.
To print left click on File (top left)>Print>Print button.
This text fits on one page, but only if you print starting with the next sentence.

When you loaded XP, was cd burning software like Easy CD Creator loaded on the computer?
Was your CD writer listed in the BIOS? (BIOS is in white writing on black background
right after computer starts up and before Windows XP loads up)
Is it absent from the Device Manager?
To check left click on: Start>Control Panel>Administrative Tools>Computer Management>
Device Manager>Plus sign to the left of DVD/CD-ROM DRIVES.
Minimize the Computer Management window, you will need it later.
You are unable to load a new driver?
Reloading cd burning software doesn't make any difference?
Yes to all of the above means the culprits are the Upper/Lower Filters.

1. Uninstall any cd burning software from the system.
Then reboot by left clicking on: START>TURN OFF COMPUTER>RESTART

2. Left click START>RUN, Type regedit , left click OK, to open the Registry Editor.
To expand each line, left click on + (plus sign) to the left of each of the following:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE>SYSTEM>CURRENTCONTROLSET>CONTROL>CLASS.
Find and highlight (left click) on the line: {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

3. To save this file to the Desktop, in case this procedure does not work:
Right click on {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}, then left click on EXPORT.
Left click on {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318} in Export Registry File
to highlight it, this will place this line in File Name box, left click on Save. Close Export Registry File.

4. With the {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}key still
blue on the left hand panel of Registry Editor,
look on the right hand panel under Name for an entry for Upper Filters. Delete Upper Filters.
To delete, right click on Upper Filters, left click on Delete.
If there is an entry for Lower Filters, delete them as well.
Right click on Lower Filters, left click on Delete. Close the Registry Editor.

5. To restart the machine left click on: START>TURN OFF COMPUTER>RESTART.
To see if your cd writer is in Device Manager left click on the minimized
Comuter Management icon in bottom bar or left click on:
Start>Control Panel>Administrative Tools>Computer Management>>Device Manager>Plus sign to the left of DVD/CD-ROM DRIVES.
Right click on your CD Writer and left click on Uninstall.
Left click OK on Confirm Device Removal dialog box. This removes your CD Writer from
the computer, so software can do the procedure of locating newly installed devices.
Now right click on your computer's name at the top of the tree on right hand panel
of Computer Management window, to the right of an icon of a computer,
left click on: Scan For Hardware Changes. This reinstalls your cd writer on your computer.

6. Reinstall cd burning software, reboot and check that your cd writer works OK.


..
Anonymous
May 13, 2004 3:40:22 PM

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Jeremy, I don't think they decide to "royally screw it up" as you said, it
usally comes down to drivers- do you have the right driver / installed it
properly? In many cases you want to start XP in safe mode and then open the
device manager and look for any "gohst driver" left over, they will cause
problems. Without more info that is all I can think of!

Leowise...

"Jeremy Poynton" <j.poyntonREMOVE@THISblueyonder.co.uk> wrote in message
news:eOhyiqAOEHA.808@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>
> "Gert" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:6F41921D-408A-4B43-9DEC-C5D7134103EC@microsoft.com...
> > My newly installed CD-RW drive can't read CD's allthough it writes them
> without problem. Anyone had that problem before. My CD-RW is an Lite-On
> LTR-52327S connected to primary IDE.
> > Any idea what the problem is ? Thanks in advance
>
> Well, I have exactly the same model, and I never got XP to read, write, or
> indeed even recognise ANY sort of cd. I have to say that XP is great, but
> the handling of CD/DVD drives is appalling - why so? 2K is fine, all the
9s
> are fine, so why did they decide to so royally screw it up on XP ?
>
> JP
>
>
Anonymous
May 14, 2004 1:03:27 PM

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"Oscar Mendoza" <leowise@integra-us.com> wrote in message
news:o OznZCQOEHA.2780@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> Jeremy, I don't think they decide to "royally screw it up" as you said, it
> usally comes down to drivers- do you have the right driver / installed it
> properly? In many cases you want to start XP in safe mode and then open
the
> device manager and look for any "gohst driver" left over, they will cause
> problems. Without more info that is all I can think of!
>
> Leowise...
>
The reason I say that is that there is an extraordinary volume of posts to
the effect that my CD/DVD drive won't work/has disappeared/freezes the
PC/won't recognise discs on this newsgroup; this does not seem tot be the
case for the other flavours of Windows. Certainly, the problems I had
installing a new Lite-on confirm this. I got it up and running on my 98
machine in 10 minutes. It took a day to get the XP machine to even recognise
the drive as useable, and then I gave up two days later after it would not
recognise any type of disc. Plug and play? I don't think so ! I really feel
that they have done a very poor job in this area.

JP
Anonymous
May 14, 2004 1:04:55 PM

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Thanks will print this and try it out. It does however confirm my
suggestion that they have ballsed up this side of XP royally. What's the
point of Plug and Play when you then have to follow it with diagnostics as
listed below?

JP

"A," <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:FD319E15-8C5C-4934-A883-0A8BACF42C6A@microsoft.com...
> Hi, I also had a problem I could not solve on my own.
> My cd writer was not recognized by XP home edition.
> I posted my problem on Windows XP Hardware newsgroup, got one reply, but I
didn't know
> how to implement the reply. In desperation I poked around my computer
> until I stumbled on Help and Support Centre. I asked for support and in
less then 24 hours
> they e-mailed a detailed step-by-step procedure, which solved my problem.
> Since my knowledge of computers is marginal, at best, it was important for
me that the
> procedure was very detailed and did not assume that I know anything about
computers.
>
> If you would like to get support to solve your problem, left click on:
> Start>Control Panel>Help and Support (on left panel)>>Get support (on
right panel)>Get help from (on left panel)>>Ask support professional for
help (on right panel), then answer a series of questions.
>
> Just in case you want to use the procedure that solved my problem,
> I'm including it here as a combination of two procedures, one from Help
Centre
> and one I found posted by Anonymous on Windows XP Hardware newsgroup.
> I made it a bit more user friendly but lengthy. Hope you don't mind. All
the best, Adam
>
> What to do if CD Writer is not recognized by Windows XP home edition?
>
> I suggest that you print the following procedure and work from paper copy.
>
> In case you don't know how to copy and print text,
> point cursor at top left of the text to print (When you loaded XP, etc),
> press and hold mouse's left button, drag the cursor to the right of the
screen
> and then to the bottom right of the text,
> release left button, right click anywhere on the text, point cursor at
word Copy
> and left click on it once.
> Open Notepad by left clicking on Start>All Programs>Accessories>Notepad.
> Point cursor at top left of the blank page and right click. Left click on
word Paste.
> Text should appear on the Notepad's blank page.
> To print left click on File (top left)>Print>Print button.
> This text fits on one page, but only if you print starting with the next
sentence.
>
> When you loaded XP, was cd burning software like Easy CD Creator loaded on
the computer?
> Was your CD writer listed in the BIOS? (BIOS is in white writing on
black background
> right after computer starts up and before Windows XP loads up)
> Is it absent from the Device Manager?
> To check left click on: Start>Control Panel>Administrative
Tools>Computer Management>
> Device Manager>Plus sign to the left of DVD/CD-ROM DRIVES.
> Minimize the Computer Management window, you will need it later.
> You are unable to load a new driver?
> Reloading cd burning software doesn't make any difference?
> Yes to all of the above means the culprits are the Upper/Lower Filters.
>
> 1. Uninstall any cd burning software from the system.
> Then reboot by left clicking on: START>TURN OFF COMPUTER>RESTART
>
> 2. Left click START>RUN, Type regedit , left click OK, to open the
Registry Editor.
> To expand each line, left click on + (plus sign) to the left of each of
the following:
> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE>SYSTEM>CURRENTCONTROLSET>CONTROL>CLASS.
> Find and highlight (left click) on the line:
{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
>
> 3. To save this file to the Desktop, in case this procedure does not work:
> Right click on {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}, then left click
on EXPORT.
> Left click on {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318} in Export
Registry File
> to highlight it, this will place this line in File Name box, left
click on Save. Close Export Registry File.
>
> 4. With the {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}key still
> blue on the left hand panel of Registry Editor,
> look on the right hand panel under Name for an entry for Upper
Filters. Delete Upper Filters.
> To delete, right click on Upper Filters, left click on Delete.
> If there is an entry for Lower Filters, delete them as well.
> Right click on Lower Filters, left click on Delete. Close the
Registry Editor.
>
> 5. To restart the machine left click on: START>TURN OFF COMPUTER>RESTART.
> To see if your cd writer is in Device Manager left click on the
minimized
> Comuter Management icon in bottom bar or left click on:
> Start>Control Panel>Administrative Tools>Computer
Management>>Device Manager>Plus sign to the left of DVD/CD-ROM DRIVES.
> Right click on your CD Writer and left click on Uninstall.
> Left click OK on Confirm Device Removal dialog box. This removes your
CD Writer from
> the computer, so software can do the procedure of locating newly
installed devices.
> Now right click on your computer's name at the top of the tree on
right hand panel
> of Computer Management window, to the right of an icon of a computer,
> left click on: Scan For Hardware Changes. This reinstalls your cd
writer on your computer.
>
> 6. Reinstall cd burning software, reboot and check that your cd writer
works OK.
>
>
> .
>
>
!