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CD/DVD player not recognising any type of media?

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January 4, 2010 8:39:56 AM

Hi there,

I have two CD/DVD players installed on my system

Configured as:

Master: PHILIPS DVDR 1640P
Slave: NEC DVD + RW ND 1000A

While this combo working perfectly for years, since a while these drives don't recognise any media (CD or DVD) insterted. But, in case I de- and re-install them via the control panel they (one or both of them) seem to work fine for 1- 2 cycles but start agin with the same mess.

I have sought for, found and installed the latest drivers available for these drives but no avail for a solution.

Thanks in advance for anyone of you for giving me a useable solution.

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a b G Storage
January 4, 2010 8:42:33 AM

Look for a new BIOS for the computer motherboard.
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January 4, 2010 11:42:27 AM

Mimoso said:
You should check for upper or lowerfilters.
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Hi Mimoso,

Thanks for your suggestion, but still there is a no-go. I have followed your hint, went to the MS website and executed all relevant instructions there.
Moreover I have also de- and re-installed my 2 CD/DVD drives but now they have not (even for one cycle) recognised any media inserted.

By the way I have also de-installed ANY DVD from my system to avoid any
possible further problems.

My fear is that sooner or later I will have to make a clean re-install of
MS WINDOWS XP Pro to get rid of this nasty problem.

However, should you have any other valuable hint be welcome.

Thanks again and have a nice day.
January 4, 2010 11:48:19 AM

Look for a new BIOS for the computer motherboard.

Hi Fihart,

Thank you for you too for your suggestion of updating my BIOS. I am a bit scared (me not neing a computer ACE myself) to perform such an operation
while this may render my system completely inoperative. However, one day
- if no other solution would look functioning - I will gather my strengths and
make a move to upgrade my BIOS. But until then I will still seek for a more safe solution.

By the way, as there were no hardware changes on my system I still can not understand why I should upgrade my BIOS since all functioned well until the day my CD/DVD drives started to lose ground.

Thanks anyway and have a nice day.
a b G Storage
January 4, 2010 11:59:03 AM

Meanwhile test one of the drives in another computer, if poss.
January 4, 2010 12:03:27 PM

Tks for your swift reply.

Well unfdortunately I have tried all and every configuration (also on an other PC) with no success. I went even further, I have purchased 2 new drives with the same
bad results. (Fortunately, the shop was kind enough to take back these two from me).

So I am far to be happy now, but still have hopes that a day my stuff will work (even without performing a clean re-install of my XP system).

Thans for your invaluable help anyway.