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DVD writer won't recognize DVDs

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May 6, 2011 9:17:15 PM

hi all,

after I formatted windows XP on my laptop (Acer Aspire 6930G), my Optiarc ad-7560S DVD writer won't write DVDs anymore (if I insert a DVD it considers it as a CD, and still won't write anything on it; CD writing goes fine, with normal Cds); I guess the problem might be the drivers or firmware, but after an hour search I still haven't found where to download them .____. any help? T________T
May 6, 2011 9:48:20 PM

I've already tried that site but I was looking for something free...thanks anyway
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a b D Laptop
May 6, 2011 10:17:50 PM

Did u try

SATA AHCI Driver 3.1.1540.61 242.9 KB

http://us.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/drivers

But, try
http://www.driver-soft.com/
This will check exactly what driver is missing or is old or bad, but it will show you what version driver is available to download and you can steer google to find it or buy driver genius. Or chat with Acer to help.
May 6, 2011 10:33:44 PM

yep, but still to no avail (no sign of the DVD on acer's site...but I did download some other stuff lol)...after googling a bit it seems to be a problem with Optiarc DVD writers, some models of which just don't recognize certain DVD-RWs .____.'
a b D Laptop
May 7, 2011 4:18:46 AM

Well, it sucks . Acer should be able to help you. Good luck.
May 7, 2011 3:27:18 PM

oh wait, I've solved it...I should have written 'Windows XP' doesn't recognize DVDs, since Nero does o___0
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