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DVD RW Windows 7

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January 22, 2010 4:24:28 AM

Ok so I have a computer that I put Windows 7 on ( a dell dimension E520) Windows says that the drive is installed and working correctly, but when you put a disk into the drive the green light flashes a few times and then stops and windows thinks the drive is empty. This is really getting annoying, can any one lead me in some kind of direction? I am a Techie and I own my own computer shop,but this one has me stumped. The drive is a TSST TS-H 553A SATA DVD-RW

Thanks,
Chris

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January 22, 2010 4:58:34 AM

How many disks have you used? Did you try using it in other drives? Either the disk or your drive is busted.
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January 22, 2010 10:28:30 AM

I have used several diffrent disks in it, I know there are some on going issues with Win7 and DVD drives I just cant relocate the information on it. I dont currently have another SATA system that I can test the drive on.
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January 23, 2010 9:55:10 PM

cheap drives they are, i replaced mine with a sony optiarc!
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January 24, 2010 8:47:15 AM

how can you be a techie if you dont know something simple as this?

get a windows disk and try booting off it - if it works from bios its windows, if it doesnt its the drive/setup/config

you should also have a million spare hdd's to temp. install windows to and see if its your install

you should also have a million space dvd/cd drives to try instead


im a techie, you calling yourself a techie, im nothing like you.
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January 24, 2010 1:12:18 PM

its the drive,i had the same dell,and after i replaced it all was fine!
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January 24, 2010 3:13:08 PM

apache_lives said:
how can you be a techie if you dont know something simple as this?

get a windows disk and try booting off it - if it works from bios its windows, if it doesnt its the drive/setup/config

you should also have a million spare hdd's to temp. install windows to and see if its your install

you should also have a million space dvd/cd drives to try instead


im a techie, you calling yourself a techie, im nothing like you.


All the suggestions you have offered have been done........the drive works in Windows XP but not in windows 7 and it has been tried with other Windows 7 installs..........Nice try but they have been done.

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January 24, 2010 3:14:24 PM

Drive replacement is not an option since the drive works in Windows XP
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