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DVD Burner will read CD's but not DVD's

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October 4, 2009 12:22:21 AM

Hey everyone, I have a strange and what I thought\think is a unique problem. I have at Lite-On DVDRW LH-20A1H drive that refuses to read, burn, or do anything with DVD's. I can burn, and read CD's fine, but nothing doing with DVD's. I've gone out to Lite-On's site and pulled down the latest driver, and that hasn't fixed the issue. I ran a Disk cleaner through it, same result, I swapped out my IDE cable, still nothing.

I'm running a customer box with an ASUS M2N32 - SLI Deluxe, Dual core AMD Athlon, 2 gigs of RAM, Win XP, Nero 7.

I'm running out of ideas or reasons why this isn't working. If anyone has any suggestions or tips, I'd appreciate it very much.


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a b G Storage
October 5, 2009 1:41:42 PM

Test the drive on another computer.
I had the same problem on a Gigabyte motherboard and it miracously fixed itself.
Look for a bios update for your motherboard.
January 4, 2010 2:36:20 PM

my cds always worked with this dvd player but dvds would not work... so i copied the 3 driver files in the system32/drivers folder from a working computer to this one, now the some dvd are readable/playable, but not store bought???
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a b G Storage
January 20, 2010 1:32:14 AM

Best answer selected by r_manic.
February 5, 2010 3:11:48 PM

LOL it was the DVD portion of the player, did not work, the CD did though, and switching computers didnt work because both dvd drives i switched were malfuntioning .... yeah just my luck... third DVD did work.