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Anonymous
July 27, 2005 11:55:45 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

Before I start, I should tell you all that I am re-posting this with all of
the original correspondence at the end.

I've done as described, put both drives back into their proper place on the
tape and into the proper order (DVD-RW - master, DVD-ROM - slave). On a
hunch, I decided to pop in a DVD-R disc, and this was detected just fine. I
also put in a DVD-RW disc, but it was not detected. Seeing as how I have
data I want to append to an old DVD-RW disc, is there anything left to do?

Original correspondence follows:
------------------------------------
"Jaymon" <Jaymon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:19EE5962-8FF6-416D-83FA-B0BA137C62E7@microsoft.com...
>Ok, you had a dvd rw drive and replaced it with a new one and are still
>having the same problem or is it a new problem.
>
>Ok, so we can ID your drive download the nero info tool and run it.
>Also, see the drive string and firmware ver, maybe this will help you id
>both drives so I can help solve or point you in the right direction.
>
>Go to the site below and get the nero info tool.
>http://www.iomagic.com/Firmware/NeroInfotool/NeroInfoTo...
>
>Go here to see the drive string and firmware ver# for the info tool.
>http://www.iomagic.com/Firmware/NeroInfotool/neroinfoto...
>
>j;-)

"Brandon" wrote:

> I just checked the jumper settings for the drive, and they were identical
> to
> the one I had compared it to, so the jumpers are set correctly.
>
> "Jaymon" <Jaymon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:19EE5962-8FF6-416D-83FA-B0BA137C62E7@microsoft.com...
> > Ok, you really need to get the jumper issue right first. On the quick
> > installation guide for a retail boxed drive it should tell you or you
> > should
> > see a picture or diagram, sometimes it is on the top of the unit itself.
> > If
> > you look closely at were the jumper pins are and just above on the green
> > circuit board, some have small letters as in m,s,cs .
> > Also, the data cable as you look at it has three connectors the one at
> > the
> > end is for the top or master and the middle one is for the slave the
> > last
> > one
> > (blue usually) goes to the mother board.
> > It's a good idea to set any new device the same as the others, if your
> > system was bought OEM, then CS is used for HD and CD devices from the
> > factory. If you are adding the DVD burner under the original device that
> > was
> > set for CS then the burner should be set to CS as well. The 2nd IDE
> > channel
> > will handle 2 devices, as well the 1st IDE channel's devices are the
> > hard
> > drives also set to CS from the factory. Now if they, the HD's are set
> > master
> > and slave on the 1st channel, then so should the devices on the 2nd
> > channel
> > be set the same way.
> >
> > Check the web site of the drive in question for a diagram or install
> > guide
> > and while there you may need to chat online to get a firmware update if
> > available, just explain your dilemma with XP since SP2 update. Also ask
> > about
> > the media you are trying to burn to, it needs to be compatible too.
> >
> > j;-)
> >
> > "Brandon" wrote:
> >
> >> I am currently using Sonic Record! version 7.3. I cannot format the
> >> disc, and when I open the program with a blank disc in the drive, it
> >> just
> >> says to insert a disc. When I open the program with an un-recordable
> >> disc
> >> it can detect it no problem. As for how the drive jumpers are set, I
> >> have
> >> the DVD-ROM set for Master, but I'm not too certain on the DVD-RW
> >> because
> >> it
> >> does not have any markings on it. I believe I set it for Cable Select
> >> based
> >> on how I compared it to that of the previous DVD-RW.
> >>
> >> "Jaymon" <Jaymon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:20FD7E9A-C8D7-4797-8270-5BCF2D04309B@microsoft.com...
> >> > The blinking is normal the steady light means it's ready.. What
> >> > burning
> >> > app
> >> > are you using? Can you format the disk?
> >> >
> >> > Also, you said you switched the drives, are they both on the same
> >> > secondary
> >> > IDE channel and set to computer select? There are jumpers on the
> >> > drive
> >> > M,S,CS
> >> > and it depends how the jumpers are set. If both are set to CS
> >> > computer
> >> > select, then you can switch them without changing the jumpers,
> >> > However,
> >> > if
> >> > the 1st drive is set to M for master and the 2nd drive is set for S
> >> > slave
> >> > then you will have created more of a problem.
> >> >
> >> > Windows XP will not burn or format new media for you, you will need
> >> > to
> >> > use
> >> > the software that came with the DVD-RW drive to format for either
> >> > drag
> >> > and
> >> > drop burning like a floppy or erase the disk to burn and or copy
> >> > video
> >> > clips,
> >> > DVDs. Use the software's Wizard to help you decide the proper burning
> >> > technique.
> >> >
> >> > j
> >> >
> >> > "Brandon" wrote:
> >> >
> >> >> Sorry about that. I went into BIOS and inserted a blank DVD and it
> >> >> did
> >> >> the
> >> >> same thing as win Windows: blinked roughly 25 times and then stopped
> >> >> blinking. I also opened up the tower and changed the positions of
> >> >> the
> >> >> DVD-ROM and DVD-RW drives just to see if anything different would
> >> >> happen,
> >> >> but no. I seriously doubt that it is a hardware problem, because
> >> >> again,
> >> >> this is a brand-new drive.
> >> >>
> >> >> Shenan Stanley wrote:
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> For some reason, my DVD-RW drive(s) (I've bought more since this
> >> >> >> started to happen) will no longer detect writable DVDs or CDs. I
> >> >> >> installed a new DVD-RW burner earlier, about 30 minutes ago
> >> >> >> actually,
> >> >> >> and when I inserted a blank DVD-RW, the drive blinked several
> >> >> >> times
> >> >> >> and then just stayed lit. I'm fairly certain that this is a
> >> >> >> Windows
> >> >> >> problem instead of a drive problem. Can anyone help me with this?
> >> >> >
> >> >> > Shenan Stanley wrote:
> >> >> >> If you go into your system BIOS (before Windows ever loads) and
> >> >> >> then
> >> >> >> eject the empty drive bay, insert a DVD and watch the light -
> >> >> >> what
> >> >> >> happens?
> >> >> >
> >> >> > Brandon wrote:
> >> >> >> I know that it laready detect regular DVDs and CDs in Windows. I
> >> >> >> forogot to mention that.
> >> >> >
> >> >> > Okay - but that does not answer the question asked..
> >> >> >
> >> >> > How does it react when Windows is out of the picture. You were
> >> >> > quick
> >> >> > to
> >> >> > blame Windows - this is why I gave you the test to see how the
> >> >> > drives
> >> >> > react when Windows is NOT in the picture.
> >> >> >
> >> >> > Or, are you saying it no longer pops up in Windows and ask uyou
> >> >> > what
> >> >> > to
> >> >> > do
> >> >> > with the blank CD/DVDs and this is your problem? Can you still
> >> >> > write
> >> >> > to
> >> >> > the blank CD/DVDs using whatever method you had grown accustomed
> >> >> > to
> >> >> > using
> >> >> > *if* you go through the application(s) manually (without
> >> >> > notification
> >> >> > from
> >> >> > Windows that you have inserted a blank CD/DVD)?
> >> >> >
> >> >> > Have you checked the properties of the drive (the recording tab
> >> >> > specifically, and the autoplay tab) to make sure they are
> >> >> > configured
> >> >> > properly?
> >> >> > Do you have more than one CD/DVD writer currently in your system
> >> >> > (at
> >> >> > the
> >> >> > same time) and do they both react like this?
> >> >> > What application(s) do you use to burn CD/DVDs?
> >> >> >
> >> >> > --
> >> >> > Shenan Stanley
> >> >> > MS-MVP
> >> >> > --
> >> >> > How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
> >> >> > http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
> >> >> >
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
>
>
>
Anonymous
July 27, 2005 11:55:46 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

Did you mention your burning software that you use? You may need to update
that software and the firmware for the drive and or drivers if they apply for
your drive from the drives OEM's web site..

Did you run the Nero info tool to know the ID string and firmware ver for
the DVD-RW drive in question?

j;-)

"Brandon" wrote:

> Before I start, I should tell you all that I am re-posting this with all of
> the original correspondence at the end.
>
> I've done as described, put both drives back into their proper place on the
> tape and into the proper order (DVD-RW - master, DVD-ROM - slave). On a
> hunch, I decided to pop in a DVD-R disc, and this was detected just fine. I
> also put in a DVD-RW disc, but it was not detected. Seeing as how I have
> data I want to append to an old DVD-RW disc, is there anything left to do?
>
> Original correspondence follows:
> ------------------------------------
> "Jaymon" <Jaymon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:19EE5962-8FF6-416D-83FA-B0BA137C62E7@microsoft.com...
> >Ok, you had a dvd rw drive and replaced it with a new one and are still
> >having the same problem or is it a new problem.
> >
> >Ok, so we can ID your drive download the nero info tool and run it.
> >Also, see the drive string and firmware ver, maybe this will help you id
> >both drives so I can help solve or point you in the right direction.
> >
> >Go to the site below and get the nero info tool.
> >http://www.iomagic.com/Firmware/NeroInfotool/NeroInfoTo...
> >
> >Go here to see the drive string and firmware ver# for the info tool.
> >http://www.iomagic.com/Firmware/NeroInfotool/neroinfoto...
> >
> >j;-)
>
> "Brandon" wrote:
>
> > I just checked the jumper settings for the drive, and they were identical
> > to
> > the one I had compared it to, so the jumpers are set correctly.
> >
> > "Jaymon" <Jaymon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > news:19EE5962-8FF6-416D-83FA-B0BA137C62E7@microsoft.com...
> > > Ok, you really need to get the jumper issue right first. On the quick
> > > installation guide for a retail boxed drive it should tell you or you
> > > should
> > > see a picture or diagram, sometimes it is on the top of the unit itself.
> > > If
> > > you look closely at were the jumper pins are and just above on the green
> > > circuit board, some have small letters as in m,s,cs .
> > > Also, the data cable as you look at it has three connectors the one at
> > > the
> > > end is for the top or master and the middle one is for the slave the
> > > last
> > > one
> > > (blue usually) goes to the mother board.
> > > It's a good idea to set any new device the same as the others, if your
> > > system was bought OEM, then CS is used for HD and CD devices from the
> > > factory. If you are adding the DVD burner under the original device that
> > > was
> > > set for CS then the burner should be set to CS as well. The 2nd IDE
> > > channel
> > > will handle 2 devices, as well the 1st IDE channel's devices are the
> > > hard
> > > drives also set to CS from the factory. Now if they, the HD's are set
> > > master
> > > and slave on the 1st channel, then so should the devices on the 2nd
> > > channel
> > > be set the same way.
> > >
> > > Check the web site of the drive in question for a diagram or install
> > > guide
> > > and while there you may need to chat online to get a firmware update if
> > > available, just explain your dilemma with XP since SP2 update. Also ask
> > > about
> > > the media you are trying to burn to, it needs to be compatible too.
> > >
> > > j;-)
> > >
> > > "Brandon" wrote:
> > >
> > >> I am currently using Sonic Record! version 7.3. I cannot format the
> > >> disc, and when I open the program with a blank disc in the drive, it
> > >> just
> > >> says to insert a disc. When I open the program with an un-recordable
> > >> disc
> > >> it can detect it no problem. As for how the drive jumpers are set, I
> > >> have
> > >> the DVD-ROM set for Master, but I'm not too certain on the DVD-RW
> > >> because
> > >> it
> > >> does not have any markings on it. I believe I set it for Cable Select
> > >> based
> > >> on how I compared it to that of the previous DVD-RW.
> > >>
> > >> "Jaymon" <Jaymon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > >> news:20FD7E9A-C8D7-4797-8270-5BCF2D04309B@microsoft.com...
> > >> > The blinking is normal the steady light means it's ready.. What
> > >> > burning
> > >> > app
> > >> > are you using? Can you format the disk?
> > >> >
> > >> > Also, you said you switched the drives, are they both on the same
> > >> > secondary
> > >> > IDE channel and set to computer select? There are jumpers on the
> > >> > drive
> > >> > M,S,CS
> > >> > and it depends how the jumpers are set. If both are set to CS
> > >> > computer
> > >> > select, then you can switch them without changing the jumpers,
> > >> > However,
> > >> > if
> > >> > the 1st drive is set to M for master and the 2nd drive is set for S
> > >> > slave
> > >> > then you will have created more of a problem.
> > >> >
> > >> > Windows XP will not burn or format new media for you, you will need
> > >> > to
> > >> > use
> > >> > the software that came with the DVD-RW drive to format for either
> > >> > drag
> > >> > and
> > >> > drop burning like a floppy or erase the disk to burn and or copy
> > >> > video
> > >> > clips,
> > >> > DVDs. Use the software's Wizard to help you decide the proper burning
> > >> > technique.
> > >> >
> > >> > j
> > >> >
> > >> > "Brandon" wrote:
> > >> >
> > >> >> Sorry about that. I went into BIOS and inserted a blank DVD and it
> > >> >> did
> > >> >> the
> > >> >> same thing as win Windows: blinked roughly 25 times and then stopped
> > >> >> blinking. I also opened up the tower and changed the positions of
> > >> >> the
> > >> >> DVD-ROM and DVD-RW drives just to see if anything different would
> > >> >> happen,
> > >> >> but no. I seriously doubt that it is a hardware problem, because
> > >> >> again,
> > >> >> this is a brand-new drive.
> > >> >>
> > >> >> Shenan Stanley wrote:
> > >> >> >>
> > >> >> >> For some reason, my DVD-RW drive(s) (I've bought more since this
> > >> >> >> started to happen) will no longer detect writable DVDs or CDs. I
> > >> >> >> installed a new DVD-RW burner earlier, about 30 minutes ago
> > >> >> >> actually,
> > >> >> >> and when I inserted a blank DVD-RW, the drive blinked several
> > >> >> >> times
> > >> >> >> and then just stayed lit. I'm fairly certain that this is a
> > >> >> >> Windows
> > >> >> >> problem instead of a drive problem. Can anyone help me with this?
> > >> >> >
> > >> >> > Shenan Stanley wrote:
> > >> >> >> If you go into your system BIOS (before Windows ever loads) and
> > >> >> >> then
> > >> >> >> eject the empty drive bay, insert a DVD and watch the light -
> > >> >> >> what
> > >> >> >> happens?
> > >> >> >
> > >> >> > Brandon wrote:
> > >> >> >> I know that it laready detect regular DVDs and CDs in Windows. I
> > >> >> >> forogot to mention that.
> > >> >> >
> > >> >> > Okay - but that does not answer the question asked..
> > >> >> >
> > >> >> > How does it react when Windows is out of the picture. You were
> > >> >> > quick
> > >> >> > to
> > >> >> > blame Windows - this is why I gave you the test to see how the
> > >> >> > drives
> > >> >> > react when Windows is NOT in the picture.
> > >> >> >
> > >> >> > Or, are you saying it no longer pops up in Windows and ask uyou
> > >> >> > what
> > >> >> > to
> > >> >> > do
> > >> >> > with the blank CD/DVDs and this is your problem? Can you still
> > >> >> > write
> > >> >> > to
> > >> >> > the blank CD/DVDs using whatever method you had grown accustomed
> > >> >> > to
> > >> >> > using
> > >> >> > *if* you go through the application(s) manually (without
> > >> >> > notification
> > >> >> > from
> > >> >> > Windows that you have inserted a blank CD/DVD)?
> > >> >> >
> > >> >> > Have you checked the properties of the drive (the recording tab
> > >> >> > specifically, and the autoplay tab) to make sure they are
> > >> >> > configured
> > >> >> > properly?
> > >> >> > Do you have more than one CD/DVD writer currently in your system
> > >> >> > (at
> > >> >> > the
> > >> >> > same time) and do they both react like this?
> > >> >> > What application(s) do you use to burn CD/DVDs?
> > >> >> >
> > >> >> > --
> > >> >> > Shenan Stanley
> > >> >> > MS-MVP
> > >> >> > --
> > >> >> > How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
> > >> >> > http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
> > >> >> >
> > >> >>
> > >> >>
> > >> >>
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> >
> >
> >
>
>
>
Anonymous
July 28, 2005 12:37:03 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

And forgot to attach ie..paste it to the post...Yeah, I can tell you where to
go fuzzball!!!!!
Just kidding....

Make an model #? Toshiba what? ID string and firmware ver #?

j;-)

"Brandon" wrote:

> I forgot to run the tool before, so I just ran it, and attached the results
> to this post. I also went to Toshiba's home page, but they apparently only
> have that site for their printers and such. If you can tell me where to go
> to get the updates, if any, I'd apprecaite it.
>
> "Jaymon" <Jaymon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:6E504AC9-0CBB-4B5D-9596-3CE9F55C7428@microsoft.com...
> > Did you mention your burning software that you use? You may need to update
> > that software and the firmware for the drive and or drivers if they apply
> > for
> > your drive from the drives OEM's web site..
> >
> > Did you run the Nero info tool to know the ID string and firmware ver for
> > the DVD-RW drive in question?
> >
> > j;-)
> >
> > "Brandon" wrote:
> >
> >> Before I start, I should tell you all that I am re-posting this with all
> >> of
> >> the original correspondence at the end.
> >>
> >> I've done as described, put both drives back into their proper place on
> >> the
> >> tape and into the proper order (DVD-RW - master, DVD-ROM - slave). On a
> >> hunch, I decided to pop in a DVD-R disc, and this was detected just fine.
> >> I
> >> also put in a DVD-RW disc, but it was not detected. Seeing as how I have
> >> data I want to append to an old DVD-RW disc, is there anything left to
> >> do?
> >>
> >> Original correspondence follows:
> >> ------------------------------------
> >> "Jaymon" <Jaymon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:19EE5962-8FF6-416D-83FA-B0BA137C62E7@microsoft.com...
> >> >Ok, you had a dvd rw drive and replaced it with a new one and are still
> >> >having the same problem or is it a new problem.
> >> >
> >> >Ok, so we can ID your drive download the nero info tool and run it.
> >> >Also, see the drive string and firmware ver, maybe this will help you id
> >> >both drives so I can help solve or point you in the right direction.
> >> >
> >> >Go to the site below and get the nero info tool.
> >> >http://www.iomagic.com/Firmware/NeroInfotool/NeroInfoTo...
> >> >
> >> >Go here to see the drive string and firmware ver# for the info tool.
> >> >http://www.iomagic.com/Firmware/NeroInfotool/neroinfoto...
> >> >
> >> >j;-)
> >>
> >> "Brandon" wrote:
> >>
> >> > I just checked the jumper settings for the drive, and they were
> >> > identical
> >> > to
> >> > the one I had compared it to, so the jumpers are set correctly.
> >> >
> >> > "Jaymon" <Jaymon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> > news:19EE5962-8FF6-416D-83FA-B0BA137C62E7@microsoft.com...
> >> > > Ok, you really need to get the jumper issue right first. On the quick
> >> > > installation guide for a retail boxed drive it should tell you or you
> >> > > should
> >> > > see a picture or diagram, sometimes it is on the top of the unit
> >> > > itself.
> >> > > If
> >> > > you look closely at were the jumper pins are and just above on the
> >> > > green
> >> > > circuit board, some have small letters as in m,s,cs .
> >> > > Also, the data cable as you look at it has three connectors the one
> >> > > at
> >> > > the
> >> > > end is for the top or master and the middle one is for the slave the
> >> > > last
> >> > > one
> >> > > (blue usually) goes to the mother board.
> >> > > It's a good idea to set any new device the same as the others, if
> >> > > your
> >> > > system was bought OEM, then CS is used for HD and CD devices from the
> >> > > factory. If you are adding the DVD burner under the original device
> >> > > that
> >> > > was
> >> > > set for CS then the burner should be set to CS as well. The 2nd IDE
> >> > > channel
> >> > > will handle 2 devices, as well the 1st IDE channel's devices are the
> >> > > hard
> >> > > drives also set to CS from the factory. Now if they, the HD's are set
> >> > > master
> >> > > and slave on the 1st channel, then so should the devices on the 2nd
> >> > > channel
> >> > > be set the same way.
> >> > >
> >> > > Check the web site of the drive in question for a diagram or install
> >> > > guide
> >> > > and while there you may need to chat online to get a firmware update
> >> > > if
> >> > > available, just explain your dilemma with XP since SP2 update. Also
> >> > > ask
> >> > > about
> >> > > the media you are trying to burn to, it needs to be compatible too.
> >> > >
> >> > > j;-)
> >> > >
> >> > > "Brandon" wrote:
> >> > >
> >> > >> I am currently using Sonic Record! version 7.3. I cannot format the
> >> > >> disc, and when I open the program with a blank disc in the drive, it
> >> > >> just
> >> > >> says to insert a disc. When I open the program with an
> >> > >> un-recordable
> >> > >> disc
> >> > >> it can detect it no problem. As for how the drive jumpers are set,
> >> > >> I
> >> > >> have
> >> > >> the DVD-ROM set for Master, but I'm not too certain on the DVD-RW
> >> > >> because
> >> > >> it
> >> > >> does not have any markings on it. I believe I set it for Cable
> >> > >> Select
> >> > >> based
> >> > >> on how I compared it to that of the previous DVD-RW.
> >> > >>
> >> > >> "Jaymon" <Jaymon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> > >> news:20FD7E9A-C8D7-4797-8270-5BCF2D04309B@microsoft.com...
> >> > >> > The blinking is normal the steady light means it's ready.. What
> >> > >> > burning
> >> > >> > app
> >> > >> > are you using? Can you format the disk?
> >> > >> >
> >> > >> > Also, you said you switched the drives, are they both on the same
> >> > >> > secondary
> >> > >> > IDE channel and set to computer select? There are jumpers on the
> >> > >> > drive
> >> > >> > M,S,CS
> >> > >> > and it depends how the jumpers are set. If both are set to CS
> >> > >> > computer
> >> > >> > select, then you can switch them without changing the jumpers,
> >> > >> > However,
> >> > >> > if
> >> > >> > the 1st drive is set to M for master and the 2nd drive is set for
> >> > >> > S
> >> > >> > slave
> >> > >> > then you will have created more of a problem.
> >> > >> >
> >> > >> > Windows XP will not burn or format new media for you, you will
> >> > >> > need
> >> > >> > to
> >> > >> > use
> >> > >> > the software that came with the DVD-RW drive to format for either
> >> > >> > drag
> >> > >> > and
> >> > >> > drop burning like a floppy or erase the disk to burn and or copy
> >> > >> > video
> >> > >> > clips,
> >> > >> > DVDs. Use the software's Wizard to help you decide the proper
> >> > >> > burning
> >> > >> > technique.
> >> > >> >
> >> > >> > j
> >> > >> >
> >> > >> > "Brandon" wrote:
> >> > >> >
> >> > >> >> Sorry about that. I went into BIOS and inserted a blank DVD and
> >> > >> >> it
> >> > >> >> did
> >> > >> >> the
> >> > >> >> same thing as win Windows: blinked roughly 25 times and then
> >> > >> >> stopped
> >> > >> >> blinking. I also opened up the tower and changed the positions
> >> > >> >> of
> >> > >> >> the
> >> > >> >> DVD-ROM and DVD-RW drives just to see if anything different would
> >> > >> >> happen,
> >> > >> >> but no. I seriously doubt that it is a hardware problem, because
> >> > >> >> again,
> >> > >> >> this is a brand-new drive.
> >> > >> >>
> >> > >> >> Shenan Stanley wrote:
> >> > >> >> >>
> >> > >> >> >> For some reason, my DVD-RW drive(s) (I've bought more since
> >> > >> >> >> this
> >> > >> >> >> started to happen) will no longer detect writable DVDs or CDs.
> >> > >> >> >> I
> >> > >> >> >> installed a new DVD-RW burner earlier, about 30 minutes ago
> >> > >> >> >> actually,
> >> > >> >> >> and when I inserted a blank DVD-RW, the drive blinked several
> >> > >> >> >> times
> >> > >> >> >> and then just stayed lit. I'm fairly certain that this is a
> >> > >> >> >> Windows
> >> > >> >> >> problem instead of a drive problem. Can anyone help me with
> >> > >> >> >> this?
> >> > >> >> >
> >> > >> >> > Shenan Stanley wrote:
> >> > >> >> >> If you go into your system BIOS (before Windows ever loads)
> >> > >> >> >> and
> >> > >> >> >> then
> >> > >> >> >> eject the empty drive bay, insert a DVD and watch the light -
> >> > >> >> >> what
> >> > >> >> >> happens?
> >> > >> >> >
> >> > >> >> > Brandon wrote:
> >> > >> >> >> I know that it laready detect regular DVDs and CDs in Windows.
> >> > >> >> >> I
> >> > >> >> >> forogot to mention that.
> >> > >> >> >
> >> > >> >> > Okay - but that does not answer the question asked..
> >> > >> >> >
> >> > >> >> > How does it react when Windows is out of the picture. You were
> >> > >> >> > quick
> >> > >> >> > to
> >> > >> >> > blame Windows - this is why I gave you the test to see how the
> >> > >> >> > drives
> >> > >> >> > react when Windows is NOT in the picture.
> >> > >> >> >
> >> > >> >> > Or, are you saying it no longer pops up in Windows and ask uyou
> >> > >> >> > what
> >> > >> >> > to
> >> > >> >> > do
> >> > >> >> > with the blank CD/DVDs and this is your problem? Can you still
> >> > >> >> > write
> >> > >> >> > to
> >> > >> >> > the blank CD/DVDs using whatever method you had grown
> >> > >> >> > accustomed
> >> > >> >> > to
> >> > >> >> > using
> >> > >> >> > *if* you go through the application(s) manually (without
> >> > >> >> > notification
> >> > >> >> > from
> >> > >> >> > Windows that you have inserted a blank CD/DVD)?
> >> > >> >> >
> >> > >> >> > Have you checked the properties of the drive (the recording tab
> >> > >> >> > specifically, and the autoplay tab) to make sure they are
> >> > >> >> > configured
> >> > >> >> > properly?
> >> > >> >> > Do you have more than one CD/DVD writer currently in your
> >> > >> >> > system
> >> > >> >> > (at
> >> > >> >> > the
> >> > >> >> > same time) and do they both react like this?
> >> > >> >> > What application(s) do you use to burn CD/DVDs?
> >> > >> >> >
> >> > >> >> > --
> >> > >> >> > Shenan Stanley
> >> > >> >> > MS-MVP
> >> > >> >> > --
> >> > >> >> > How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
> >> > >> >> > http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
> >> > >> >> >
> >> > >> >>
> >> > >> >>
> >> > >> >>
> >> > >>
> >> > >>
> >> > >>
> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >>
> >>
> >>
>
>
>
Related resources
Anonymous
July 28, 2005 3:49:29 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

Lol, sorry about that, I forgot that Microsoft doesn't allow you to post
attachments.

Anyway...
Model #: 52l4059012
Model: Toshiba CD/DVDW SD-R5372
ID String: ??? Not sure about this one
Firmware Version #: TU53

I hope this helps.

"Jaymon" <Jaymon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:18AC5BED-02AD-49EB-961C-4284A19A51E7@microsoft.com...
> And forgot to attach ie..paste it to the post...Yeah, I can tell you where
> to
> go fuzzball!!!!!
> Just kidding....
>
> Make an model #? Toshiba what? ID string and firmware ver #?
>
> j;-)
>
> "Brandon" wrote:
>
>> I forgot to run the tool before, so I just ran it, and attached the
>> results
>> to this post. I also went to Toshiba's home page, but they apparently
>> only
>> have that site for their printers and such. If you can tell me where to
>> go
>> to get the updates, if any, I'd apprecaite it.
>>
>> "Jaymon" <Jaymon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:6E504AC9-0CBB-4B5D-9596-3CE9F55C7428@microsoft.com...
>> > Did you mention your burning software that you use? You may need to
>> > update
>> > that software and the firmware for the drive and or drivers if they
>> > apply
>> > for
>> > your drive from the drives OEM's web site..
>> >
>> > Did you run the Nero info tool to know the ID string and firmware ver
>> > for
>> > the DVD-RW drive in question?
>> >
>> > j;-)
>> >
>> > "Brandon" wrote:
>> >
>> >> Before I start, I should tell you all that I am re-posting this with
>> >> all
>> >> of
>> >> the original correspondence at the end.
>> >>
>> >> I've done as described, put both drives back into their proper place
>> >> on
>> >> the
>> >> tape and into the proper order (DVD-RW - master, DVD-ROM - slave). On
>> >> a
>> >> hunch, I decided to pop in a DVD-R disc, and this was detected just
>> >> fine.
>> >> I
>> >> also put in a DVD-RW disc, but it was not detected. Seeing as how I
>> >> have
>> >> data I want to append to an old DVD-RW disc, is there anything left to
>> >> do?
>> >>
>> >> Original correspondence follows:
>> >> ------------------------------------
>> >> "Jaymon" <Jaymon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> >> news:19EE5962-8FF6-416D-83FA-B0BA137C62E7@microsoft.com...
>> >> >Ok, you had a dvd rw drive and replaced it with a new one and are
>> >> >still
>> >> >having the same problem or is it a new problem.
>> >> >
>> >> >Ok, so we can ID your drive download the nero info tool and run it.
>> >> >Also, see the drive string and firmware ver, maybe this will help you
>> >> >id
>> >> >both drives so I can help solve or point you in the right direction.
>> >> >
>> >> >Go to the site below and get the nero info tool.
>> >> >http://www.iomagic.com/Firmware/NeroInfotool/NeroInfoTo...
>> >> >
>> >> >Go here to see the drive string and firmware ver# for the info tool.
>> >> >http://www.iomagic.com/Firmware/NeroInfotool/neroinfoto...
>> >> >
>> >> >j;-)
>> >>
>> >> "Brandon" wrote:
>> >>
>> >> > I just checked the jumper settings for the drive, and they were
>> >> > identical
>> >> > to
>> >> > the one I had compared it to, so the jumpers are set correctly.
>> >> >
>> >> > "Jaymon" <Jaymon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> >> > news:19EE5962-8FF6-416D-83FA-B0BA137C62E7@microsoft.com...
>> >> > > Ok, you really need to get the jumper issue right first. On the
>> >> > > quick
>> >> > > installation guide for a retail boxed drive it should tell you or
>> >> > > you
>> >> > > should
>> >> > > see a picture or diagram, sometimes it is on the top of the unit
>> >> > > itself.
>> >> > > If
>> >> > > you look closely at were the jumper pins are and just above on the
>> >> > > green
>> >> > > circuit board, some have small letters as in m,s,cs .
>> >> > > Also, the data cable as you look at it has three connectors the
>> >> > > one
>> >> > > at
>> >> > > the
>> >> > > end is for the top or master and the middle one is for the slave
>> >> > > the
>> >> > > last
>> >> > > one
>> >> > > (blue usually) goes to the mother board.
>> >> > > It's a good idea to set any new device the same as the others, if
>> >> > > your
>> >> > > system was bought OEM, then CS is used for HD and CD devices from
>> >> > > the
>> >> > > factory. If you are adding the DVD burner under the original
>> >> > > device
>> >> > > that
>> >> > > was
>> >> > > set for CS then the burner should be set to CS as well. The 2nd
>> >> > > IDE
>> >> > > channel
>> >> > > will handle 2 devices, as well the 1st IDE channel's devices are
>> >> > > the
>> >> > > hard
>> >> > > drives also set to CS from the factory. Now if they, the HD's are
>> >> > > set
>> >> > > master
>> >> > > and slave on the 1st channel, then so should the devices on the
>> >> > > 2nd
>> >> > > channel
>> >> > > be set the same way.
>> >> > >
>> >> > > Check the web site of the drive in question for a diagram or
>> >> > > install
>> >> > > guide
>> >> > > and while there you may need to chat online to get a firmware
>> >> > > update
>> >> > > if
>> >> > > available, just explain your dilemma with XP since SP2 update.
>> >> > > Also
>> >> > > ask
>> >> > > about
>> >> > > the media you are trying to burn to, it needs to be compatible
>> >> > > too.
>> >> > >
>> >> > > j;-)
>> >> > >
>> >> > > "Brandon" wrote:
>> >> > >
>> >> > >> I am currently using Sonic Record! version 7.3. I cannot format
>> >> > >> the
>> >> > >> disc, and when I open the program with a blank disc in the drive,
>> >> > >> it
>> >> > >> just
>> >> > >> says to insert a disc. When I open the program with an
>> >> > >> un-recordable
>> >> > >> disc
>> >> > >> it can detect it no problem. As for how the drive jumpers are
>> >> > >> set,
>> >> > >> I
>> >> > >> have
>> >> > >> the DVD-ROM set for Master, but I'm not too certain on the DVD-RW
>> >> > >> because
>> >> > >> it
>> >> > >> does not have any markings on it. I believe I set it for Cable
>> >> > >> Select
>> >> > >> based
>> >> > >> on how I compared it to that of the previous DVD-RW.
>> >> > >>
>> >> > >> "Jaymon" <Jaymon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> >> > >> news:20FD7E9A-C8D7-4797-8270-5BCF2D04309B@microsoft.com...
>> >> > >> > The blinking is normal the steady light means it's ready.. What
>> >> > >> > burning
>> >> > >> > app
>> >> > >> > are you using? Can you format the disk?
>> >> > >> >
>> >> > >> > Also, you said you switched the drives, are they both on the
>> >> > >> > same
>> >> > >> > secondary
>> >> > >> > IDE channel and set to computer select? There are jumpers on
>> >> > >> > the
>> >> > >> > drive
>> >> > >> > M,S,CS
>> >> > >> > and it depends how the jumpers are set. If both are set to CS
>> >> > >> > computer
>> >> > >> > select, then you can switch them without changing the jumpers,
>> >> > >> > However,
>> >> > >> > if
>> >> > >> > the 1st drive is set to M for master and the 2nd drive is set
>> >> > >> > for
>> >> > >> > S
>> >> > >> > slave
>> >> > >> > then you will have created more of a problem.
>> >> > >> >
>> >> > >> > Windows XP will not burn or format new media for you, you will
>> >> > >> > need
>> >> > >> > to
>> >> > >> > use
>> >> > >> > the software that came with the DVD-RW drive to format for
>> >> > >> > either
>> >> > >> > drag
>> >> > >> > and
>> >> > >> > drop burning like a floppy or erase the disk to burn and or
>> >> > >> > copy
>> >> > >> > video
>> >> > >> > clips,
>> >> > >> > DVDs. Use the software's Wizard to help you decide the proper
>> >> > >> > burning
>> >> > >> > technique.
>> >> > >> >
>> >> > >> > j
>> >> > >> >
>> >> > >> > "Brandon" wrote:
>> >> > >> >
>> >> > >> >> Sorry about that. I went into BIOS and inserted a blank DVD
>> >> > >> >> and
>> >> > >> >> it
>> >> > >> >> did
>> >> > >> >> the
>> >> > >> >> same thing as win Windows: blinked roughly 25 times and then
>> >> > >> >> stopped
>> >> > >> >> blinking. I also opened up the tower and changed the
>> >> > >> >> positions
>> >> > >> >> of
>> >> > >> >> the
>> >> > >> >> DVD-ROM and DVD-RW drives just to see if anything different
>> >> > >> >> would
>> >> > >> >> happen,
>> >> > >> >> but no. I seriously doubt that it is a hardware problem,
>> >> > >> >> because
>> >> > >> >> again,
>> >> > >> >> this is a brand-new drive.
>> >> > >> >>
>> >> > >> >> Shenan Stanley wrote:
>> >> > >> >> >>
>> >> > >> >> >> For some reason, my DVD-RW drive(s) (I've bought more since
>> >> > >> >> >> this
>> >> > >> >> >> started to happen) will no longer detect writable DVDs or
>> >> > >> >> >> CDs.
>> >> > >> >> >> I
>> >> > >> >> >> installed a new DVD-RW burner earlier, about 30 minutes ago
>> >> > >> >> >> actually,
>> >> > >> >> >> and when I inserted a blank DVD-RW, the drive blinked
>> >> > >> >> >> several
>> >> > >> >> >> times
>> >> > >> >> >> and then just stayed lit. I'm fairly certain that this is
>> >> > >> >> >> a
>> >> > >> >> >> Windows
>> >> > >> >> >> problem instead of a drive problem. Can anyone help me with
>> >> > >> >> >> this?
>> >> > >> >> >
>> >> > >> >> > Shenan Stanley wrote:
>> >> > >> >> >> If you go into your system BIOS (before Windows ever loads)
>> >> > >> >> >> and
>> >> > >> >> >> then
>> >> > >> >> >> eject the empty drive bay, insert a DVD and watch the
>> >> > >> >> >> light -
>> >> > >> >> >> what
>> >> > >> >> >> happens?
>> >> > >> >> >
>> >> > >> >> > Brandon wrote:
>> >> > >> >> >> I know that it laready detect regular DVDs and CDs in
>> >> > >> >> >> Windows.
>> >> > >> >> >> I
>> >> > >> >> >> forogot to mention that.
>> >> > >> >> >
>> >> > >> >> > Okay - but that does not answer the question asked..
>> >> > >> >> >
>> >> > >> >> > How does it react when Windows is out of the picture. You
>> >> > >> >> > were
>> >> > >> >> > quick
>> >> > >> >> > to
>> >> > >> >> > blame Windows - this is why I gave you the test to see how
>> >> > >> >> > the
>> >> > >> >> > drives
>> >> > >> >> > react when Windows is NOT in the picture.
>> >> > >> >> >
>> >> > >> >> > Or, are you saying it no longer pops up in Windows and ask
>> >> > >> >> > uyou
>> >> > >> >> > what
>> >> > >> >> > to
>> >> > >> >> > do
>> >> > >> >> > with the blank CD/DVDs and this is your problem? Can you
>> >> > >> >> > still
>> >> > >> >> > write
>> >> > >> >> > to
>> >> > >> >> > the blank CD/DVDs using whatever method you had grown
>> >> > >> >> > accustomed
>> >> > >> >> > to
>> >> > >> >> > using
>> >> > >> >> > *if* you go through the application(s) manually (without
>> >> > >> >> > notification
>> >> > >> >> > from
>> >> > >> >> > Windows that you have inserted a blank CD/DVD)?
>> >> > >> >> >
>> >> > >> >> > Have you checked the properties of the drive (the recording
>> >> > >> >> > tab
>> >> > >> >> > specifically, and the autoplay tab) to make sure they are
>> >> > >> >> > configured
>> >> > >> >> > properly?
>> >> > >> >> > Do you have more than one CD/DVD writer currently in your
>> >> > >> >> > system
>> >> > >> >> > (at
>> >> > >> >> > the
>> >> > >> >> > same time) and do they both react like this?
>> >> > >> >> > What application(s) do you use to burn CD/DVDs?
>> >> > >> >> >
>> >> > >> >> > --
>> >> > >> >> > Shenan Stanley
>> >> > >> >> > MS-MVP
>> >> > >> >> > --
>> >> > >> >> > How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
>> >> > >> >> > http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
>> >> > >> >> >
>> >> > >> >>
>> >> > >> >>
>> >> > >> >>
>> >> > >>
>> >> > >>
>> >> > >>
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >> >
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>>
>>
>>
Anonymous
July 28, 2005 3:49:30 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

Go here to see how to read the ID string...
http://www.iomagic.com/Firmware/NeroInfotool/neroinfoto...

"Brandon" wrote:

> Lol, sorry about that, I forgot that Microsoft doesn't allow you to post
> attachments.
>
> Anyway...
> Model #: 52l4059012
> Model: Toshiba CD/DVDW SD-R5372
> ID String: ??? Not sure about this one
> Firmware Version #: TU53
>
> I hope this helps.
>
> "Jaymon" <Jaymon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:18AC5BED-02AD-49EB-961C-4284A19A51E7@microsoft.com...
> > And forgot to attach ie..paste it to the post...Yeah, I can tell you where
> > to
> > go fuzzball!!!!!
> > Just kidding....
> >
> > Make an model #? Toshiba what? ID string and firmware ver #?
> >
> > j;-)
> >
> > "Brandon" wrote:
> >
> >> I forgot to run the tool before, so I just ran it, and attached the
> >> results
> >> to this post. I also went to Toshiba's home page, but they apparently
> >> only
> >> have that site for their printers and such. If you can tell me where to
> >> go
> >> to get the updates, if any, I'd apprecaite it.
> >>
> >> "Jaymon" <Jaymon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:6E504AC9-0CBB-4B5D-9596-3CE9F55C7428@microsoft.com...
> >> > Did you mention your burning software that you use? You may need to
> >> > update
> >> > that software and the firmware for the drive and or drivers if they
> >> > apply
> >> > for
> >> > your drive from the drives OEM's web site..
> >> >
> >> > Did you run the Nero info tool to know the ID string and firmware ver
> >> > for
> >> > the DVD-RW drive in question?
> >> >
> >> > j;-)
> >> >
> >> > "Brandon" wrote:
> >> >
> >> >> Before I start, I should tell you all that I am re-posting this with
> >> >> all
> >> >> of
> >> >> the original correspondence at the end.
> >> >>
> >> >> I've done as described, put both drives back into their proper place
> >> >> on
> >> >> the
> >> >> tape and into the proper order (DVD-RW - master, DVD-ROM - slave). On
> >> >> a
> >> >> hunch, I decided to pop in a DVD-R disc, and this was detected just
> >> >> fine.
> >> >> I
> >> >> also put in a DVD-RW disc, but it was not detected. Seeing as how I
> >> >> have
> >> >> data I want to append to an old DVD-RW disc, is there anything left to
> >> >> do?
> >> >>
> >> >> Original correspondence follows:
> >> >> ------------------------------------
> >> >> "Jaymon" <Jaymon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> >> news:19EE5962-8FF6-416D-83FA-B0BA137C62E7@microsoft.com...
> >> >> >Ok, you had a dvd rw drive and replaced it with a new one and are
> >> >> >still
> >> >> >having the same problem or is it a new problem.
> >> >> >
> >> >> >Ok, so we can ID your drive download the nero info tool and run it.
> >> >> >Also, see the drive string and firmware ver, maybe this will help you
> >> >> >id
> >> >> >both drives so I can help solve or point you in the right direction.
> >> >> >
> >> >> >Go to the site below and get the nero info tool.
> >> >> >http://www.iomagic.com/Firmware/NeroInfotool/NeroInfoTo...
> >> >> >
> >> >> >Go here to see the drive string and firmware ver# for the info tool.
> >> >> >http://www.iomagic.com/Firmware/NeroInfotool/neroinfoto...
> >> >> >
> >> >> >j;-)
> >> >>
> >> >> "Brandon" wrote:
> >> >>
> >> >> > I just checked the jumper settings for the drive, and they were
> >> >> > identical
> >> >> > to
> >> >> > the one I had compared it to, so the jumpers are set correctly.
> >> >> >
> >> >> > "Jaymon" <Jaymon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> >> > news:19EE5962-8FF6-416D-83FA-B0BA137C62E7@microsoft.com...
> >> >> > > Ok, you really need to get the jumper issue right first. On the
> >> >> > > quick
> >> >> > > installation guide for a retail boxed drive it should tell you or
> >> >> > > you
> >> >> > > should
> >> >> > > see a picture or diagram, sometimes it is on the top of the unit
> >> >> > > itself.
> >> >> > > If
> >> >> > > you look closely at were the jumper pins are and just above on the
> >> >> > > green
> >> >> > > circuit board, some have small letters as in m,s,cs .
> >> >> > > Also, the data cable as you look at it has three connectors the
> >> >> > > one
> >> >> > > at
> >> >> > > the
> >> >> > > end is for the top or master and the middle one is for the slave
> >> >> > > the
> >> >> > > last
> >> >> > > one
> >> >> > > (blue usually) goes to the mother board.
> >> >> > > It's a good idea to set any new device the same as the others, if
> >> >> > > your
> >> >> > > system was bought OEM, then CS is used for HD and CD devices from
> >> >> > > the
> >> >> > > factory. If you are adding the DVD burner under the original
> >> >> > > device
> >> >> > > that
> >> >> > > was
> >> >> > > set for CS then the burner should be set to CS as well. The 2nd
> >> >> > > IDE
> >> >> > > channel
> >> >> > > will handle 2 devices, as well the 1st IDE channel's devices are
> >> >> > > the
> >> >> > > hard
> >> >> > > drives also set to CS from the factory. Now if they, the HD's are
> >> >> > > set
> >> >> > > master
> >> >> > > and slave on the 1st channel, then so should the devices on the
> >> >> > > 2nd
> >> >> > > channel
> >> >> > > be set the same way.
> >> >> > >
> >> >> > > Check the web site of the drive in question for a diagram or
> >> >> > > install
> >> >> > > guide
> >> >> > > and while there you may need to chat online to get a firmware
> >> >> > > update
> >> >> > > if
> >> >> > > available, just explain your dilemma with XP since SP2 update.
> >> >> > > Also
> >> >> > > ask
> >> >> > > about
> >> >> > > the media you are trying to burn to, it needs to be compatible
> >> >> > > too.
> >> >> > >
> >> >> > > j;-)
> >> >> > >
> >> >> > > "Brandon" wrote:
> >> >> > >
> >> >> > >> I am currently using Sonic Record! version 7.3. I cannot format
> >> >> > >> the
> >> >> > >> disc, and when I open the program with a blank disc in the drive,
> >> >> > >> it
> >> >> > >> just
> >> >> > >> says to insert a disc. When I open the program with an
> >> >> > >> un-recordable
> >> >> > >> disc
> >> >> > >> it can detect it no problem. As for how the drive jumpers are
> >> >> > >> set,
> >> >> > >> I
> >> >> > >> have
> >> >> > >> the DVD-ROM set for Master, but I'm not too certain on the DVD-RW
> >> >> > >> because
> >> >> > >> it
> >> >> > >> does not have any markings on it. I believe I set it for Cable
> >> >> > >> Select
> >> >> > >> based
> >> >> > >> on how I compared it to that of the previous DVD-RW.
> >> >> > >>
> >> >> > >> "Jaymon" <Jaymon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> >> > >> news:20FD7E9A-C8D7-4797-8270-5BCF2D04309B@microsoft.com...
> >> >> > >> > The blinking is normal the steady light means it's ready.. What
> >> >> > >> > burning
> >> >> > >> > app
> >> >> > >> > are you using? Can you format the disk?
> >> >> > >> >
> >> >> > >> > Also, you said you switched the drives, are they both on the
> >> >> > >> > same
> >> >> > >> > secondary
> >> >> > >> > IDE channel and set to computer select? There are jumpers on
> >> >> > >> > the
> >> >> > >> > drive
> >> >> > >> > M,S,CS
> >> >> > >> > and it depends how the jumpers are set. If both are set to CS
> >> >> > >> > computer
> >> >> > >> > select, then you can switch them without changing the jumpers,
> >> >> > >> > However,
> >> >> > >> > if
> >> >> > >> > the 1st drive is set to M for master and the 2nd drive is set
> >> >> > >> > for
> >> >> > >> > S
> >> >> > >> > slave
> >> >> > >> > then you will have created more of a problem.
> >> >> > >> >
> >> >> > >> > Windows XP will not burn or format new media for you, you will
> >> >> > >> > need
> >> >> > >> > to
> >> >> > >> > use
> >> >> > >> > the software that came with the DVD-RW drive to format for
> >> >> > >> > either
> >> >> > >> > drag
> >> >> > >> > and
> >> >> > >> > drop burning like a floppy or erase the disk to burn and or
> >> >> > >> > copy
> >> >> > >> > video
> >> >> > >> > clips,
> >> >> > >> > DVDs. Use the software's Wizard to help you decide the proper
> >> >> > >> > burning
> >> >> > >> > technique.
> >> >> > >> >
> >> >> > >> > j
> >> >> > >> >
> >> >> > >> > "Brandon" wrote:
> >> >> > >> >
> >> >> > >> >> Sorry about that. I went into BIOS and inserted a blank DVD
> >> >> > >> >> and
> >> >> > >> >> it
> >> >> > >> >> did
> >> >> > >> >> the
> >> >> > >> >> same thing as win Windows: blinked roughly 25 times and then
> >> >> > >> >> stopped
> >> >> > >> >> blinking. I also opened up the tower and changed the
> >> >> > >> >> positions
> >> >> > >> >> of
> >> >> > >> >> the
> >> >> > >> >> DVD-ROM and DVD-RW drives just to see if anything different
> >> >> > >> >> would
> >> >> > >> >> happen,
> >> >> > >> >> but no. I seriously doubt that it is a hardware problem,
> >> >> > >> >> because
> >> >> > >> >> again,
> >> >> > >> >> this is a brand-new drive.
> >> >> > >> >>
> >> >> > >> >> Shenan Stanley wrote:
> >> >> > >> >> >>
> >> >> > >> >> >> For some reason, my DVD-RW drive(s) (I've bought more since
> >> >> > >> >> >> this
> >> >> > >> >> >> started to happen) will no longer detect writable DVDs or
> >> >> > >> >> >> CDs.
> >> >> > >> >> >> I
> >> >> > >> >> >> installed a new DVD-RW burner earlier, about 30 minutes ago
> >> >> > >> >> >> actually,
> >> >> > >> >> >> and when I inserted a blank DVD-RW, the drive blinked
> >> >> > >> >> >> several
> >> >> > >> >> >> times
> >> >> > >> >> >> and then just stayed lit. I'm fairly certain that this is
> >> >> > >> >> >> a
> >> >> > >> >> >> Windows
> >> >> > >> >> >> problem instead of a drive problem. Can anyone help me with
> >> >> > >> >> >> this?
> >> >> > >> >> >
> >> >> > >> >> > Shenan Stanley wrote:
> >> >> > >> >> >> If you go into your system BIOS (before Windows ever loads)
> >> >> > >> >> >> and
> >> >> > >> >> >> then
> >> >> > >> >> >> eject the empty drive bay, insert a DVD and watch the
> >> >> > >> >> >> light -
> >> >> > >> >> >> what
> >> >> > >> >> >> happens?
> >> >> > >> >> >
> >> >> > >> >> > Brandon wrote:
> >> >> > >> >> >> I know that it laready detect regular DVDs and CDs in
> >> >> > >> >> >> Windows.
> >> >> > >> >> >> I
> >> >> > >> >> >> forogot to mention that.
> >> >> > >> >> >
> >> >> > >> >> > Okay - but that does not answer the question asked..
> >> >> > >> >> >
> >> >> > >> >> > How does it react when Windows is out of the picture. You
> >> >> > >> >> > were
> >> >> > >> >> > quick
> >> >> > >> >> > to
> >> >> > >> >> > blame Windows - this is why I gave you the test to see how
> >> >> > >> >> > the
> >> >> > >> >> > drives
> >> >> > >> >> > react when Windows is NOT in the picture.
> >> >> > >> >> >
> >> >> > >> >> > Or, are you saying it no longer pops up in Windows and ask
> >> >> > >> >> > uyou
> >> >> > >> >> > what
> >> >> > >> >> > to
> >> >> > >> >> > do
> >> >> > >> >> > with the blank CD/DVDs and this is your problem? Can you
> >> >> > >> >> > still
> >> >> > >> >> > write
> >> >> > >> >> > to
> >> >> > >> >> > the blank CD/DVDs using whatever method you had grown
> >> >> > >> >> > accustomed
> >> >> > >> >> > to
> >> >> > >> >> > using
> >> >> > >> >> > *if* you go through the application(s) manually (without
> >> >> > >> >> > notification
> >> >> > >> >> > from
Anonymous
July 28, 2005 3:49:30 AM

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Update utility for Win 98SE, Win ME, Win 2000 and Win XP to upgrade the
firmware of an SD-R5372 DVD-Recorder from any TU** version to version TU55.

This firmware enables the SD-R5372 to write new DVD-RW 6x and DVD+RW 8x media

Here is the firmware for your drive..
http://www.toshiba-europe.com/storage/products/Drivers/...

j;-)

"Brandon" wrote:

> Lol, sorry about that, I forgot that Microsoft doesn't allow you to post
> attachments.
>
> Anyway...
> Model #: 52l4059012
> Model: Toshiba CD/DVDW SD-R5372
> ID String: ??? Not sure about this one
> Firmware Version #: TU53
>
> I hope this helps.
>
> "Jaymon" <Jaymon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:18AC5BED-02AD-49EB-961C-4284A19A51E7@microsoft.com...
> > And forgot to attach ie..paste it to the post...Yeah, I can tell you where
> > to
> > go fuzzball!!!!!
> > Just kidding....
> >
> > Make an model #? Toshiba what? ID string and firmware ver #?
> >
> > j;-)
> >
> > "Brandon" wrote:
> >
> >> I forgot to run the tool before, so I just ran it, and attached the
> >> results
> >> to this post. I also went to Toshiba's home page, but they apparently
> >> only
> >> have that site for their printers and such. If you can tell me where to
> >> go
> >> to get the updates, if any, I'd apprecaite it.
> >>
> >> "Jaymon" <Jaymon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:6E504AC9-0CBB-4B5D-9596-3CE9F55C7428@microsoft.com...
> >> > Did you mention your burning software that you use? You may need to
> >> > update
> >> > that software and the firmware for the drive and or drivers if they
> >> > apply
> >> > for
> >> > your drive from the drives OEM's web site..
> >> >
> >> > Did you run the Nero info tool to know the ID string and firmware ver
> >> > for
> >> > the DVD-RW drive in question?
> >> >
> >> > j;-)
> >> >
> >> > "Brandon" wrote:
> >> >
> >> >> Before I start, I should tell you all that I am re-posting this with
> >> >> all
> >> >> of
> >> >> the original correspondence at the end.
> >> >>
> >> >> I've done as described, put both drives back into their proper place
> >> >> on
> >> >> the
> >> >> tape and into the proper order (DVD-RW - master, DVD-ROM - slave). On
> >> >> a
> >> >> hunch, I decided to pop in a DVD-R disc, and this was detected just
> >> >> fine.
> >> >> I
> >> >> also put in a DVD-RW disc, but it was not detected. Seeing as how I
> >> >> have
> >> >> data I want to append to an old DVD-RW disc, is there anything left to
> >> >> do?
> >> >>
> >> >> Original correspondence follows:
> >> >> ------------------------------------
> >> >> "Jaymon" <Jaymon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> >> news:19EE5962-8FF6-416D-83FA-B0BA137C62E7@microsoft.com...
> >> >> >Ok, you had a dvd rw drive and replaced it with a new one and are
> >> >> >still
> >> >> >having the same problem or is it a new problem.
> >> >> >
> >> >> >Ok, so we can ID your drive download the nero info tool and run it.
> >> >> >Also, see the drive string and firmware ver, maybe this will help you
> >> >> >id
> >> >> >both drives so I can help solve or point you in the right direction.
> >> >> >
> >> >> >Go to the site below and get the nero info tool.
> >> >> >http://www.iomagic.com/Firmware/NeroInfotool/NeroInfoTo...
> >> >> >
> >> >> >Go here to see the drive string and firmware ver# for the info tool.
> >> >> >http://www.iomagic.com/Firmware/NeroInfotool/neroinfoto...
> >> >> >
> >> >> >j;-)
> >> >>
> >> >> "Brandon" wrote:
> >> >>
> >> >> > I just checked the jumper settings for the drive, and they were
> >> >> > identical
> >> >> > to
> >> >> > the one I had compared it to, so the jumpers are set correctly.
> >> >> >
> >> >> > "Jaymon" <Jaymon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> >> > news:19EE5962-8FF6-416D-83FA-B0BA137C62E7@microsoft.com...
> >> >> > > Ok, you really need to get the jumper issue right first. On the
> >> >> > > quick
> >> >> > > installation guide for a retail boxed drive it should tell you or
> >> >> > > you
> >> >> > > should
> >> >> > > see a picture or diagram, sometimes it is on the top of the unit
> >> >> > > itself.
> >> >> > > If
> >> >> > > you look closely at were the jumper pins are and just above on the
> >> >> > > green
> >> >> > > circuit board, some have small letters as in m,s,cs .
> >> >> > > Also, the data cable as you look at it has three connectors the
> >> >> > > one
> >> >> > > at
> >> >> > > the
> >> >> > > end is for the top or master and the middle one is for the slave
> >> >> > > the
> >> >> > > last
> >> >> > > one
> >> >> > > (blue usually) goes to the mother board.
> >> >> > > It's a good idea to set any new device the same as the others, if
> >> >> > > your
> >> >> > > system was bought OEM, then CS is used for HD and CD devices from
> >> >> > > the
> >> >> > > factory. If you are adding the DVD burner under the original
> >> >> > > device
> >> >> > > that
> >> >> > > was
> >> >> > > set for CS then the burner should be set to CS as well. The 2nd
> >> >> > > IDE
> >> >> > > channel
> >> >> > > will handle 2 devices, as well the 1st IDE channel's devices are
> >> >> > > the
> >> >> > > hard
> >> >> > > drives also set to CS from the factory. Now if they, the HD's are
> >> >> > > set
> >> >> > > master
> >> >> > > and slave on the 1st channel, then so should the devices on the
> >> >> > > 2nd
> >> >> > > channel
> >> >> > > be set the same way.
> >> >> > >
> >> >> > > Check the web site of the drive in question for a diagram or
> >> >> > > install
> >> >> > > guide
> >> >> > > and while there you may need to chat online to get a firmware
> >> >> > > update
> >> >> > > if
> >> >> > > available, just explain your dilemma with XP since SP2 update.
> >> >> > > Also
> >> >> > > ask
> >> >> > > about
> >> >> > > the media you are trying to burn to, it needs to be compatible
> >> >> > > too.
> >> >> > >
> >> >> > > j;-)
> >> >> > >
> >> >> > > "Brandon" wrote:
> >> >> > >
> >> >> > >> I am currently using Sonic Record! version 7.3. I cannot format
> >> >> > >> the
> >> >> > >> disc, and when I open the program with a blank disc in the drive,
> >> >> > >> it
> >> >> > >> just
> >> >> > >> says to insert a disc. When I open the program with an
> >> >> > >> un-recordable
> >> >> > >> disc
> >> >> > >> it can detect it no problem. As for how the drive jumpers are
> >> >> > >> set,
> >> >> > >> I
> >> >> > >> have
> >> >> > >> the DVD-ROM set for Master, but I'm not too certain on the DVD-RW
> >> >> > >> because
> >> >> > >> it
> >> >> > >> does not have any markings on it. I believe I set it for Cable
> >> >> > >> Select
> >> >> > >> based
> >> >> > >> on how I compared it to that of the previous DVD-RW.
> >> >> > >>
> >> >> > >> "Jaymon" <Jaymon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> >> > >> news:20FD7E9A-C8D7-4797-8270-5BCF2D04309B@microsoft.com...
> >> >> > >> > The blinking is normal the steady light means it's ready.. What
> >> >> > >> > burning
> >> >> > >> > app
> >> >> > >> > are you using? Can you format the disk?
> >> >> > >> >
> >> >> > >> > Also, you said you switched the drives, are they both on the
> >> >> > >> > same
> >> >> > >> > secondary
> >> >> > >> > IDE channel and set to computer select? There are jumpers on
> >> >> > >> > the
> >> >> > >> > drive
> >> >> > >> > M,S,CS
> >> >> > >> > and it depends how the jumpers are set. If both are set to CS
> >> >> > >> > computer
> >> >> > >> > select, then you can switch them without changing the jumpers,
> >> >> > >> > However,
> >> >> > >> > if
> >> >> > >> > the 1st drive is set to M for master and the 2nd drive is set
> >> >> > >> > for
> >> >> > >> > S
> >> >> > >> > slave
> >> >> > >> > then you will have created more of a problem.
> >> >> > >> >
> >> >> > >> > Windows XP will not burn or format new media for you, you will
> >> >> > >> > need
> >> >> > >> > to
> >> >> > >> > use
> >> >> > >> > the software that came with the DVD-RW drive to format for
> >> >> > >> > either
> >> >> > >> > drag
> >> >> > >> > and
> >> >> > >> > drop burning like a floppy or erase the disk to burn and or
> >> >> > >> > copy
> >> >> > >> > video
> >> >> > >> > clips,
> >> >> > >> > DVDs. Use the software's Wizard to help you decide the proper
> >> >> > >> > burning
> >> >> > >> > technique.
> >> >> > >> >
> >> >> > >> > j
> >> >> > >> >
> >> >> > >> > "Brandon" wrote:
> >> >> > >> >
> >> >> > >> >> Sorry about that. I went into BIOS and inserted a blank DVD
> >> >> > >> >> and
> >> >> > >> >> it
> >> >> > >> >> did
> >> >> > >> >> the
> >> >> > >> >> same thing as win Windows: blinked roughly 25 times and then
> >> >> > >> >> stopped
> >> >> > >> >> blinking. I also opened up the tower and changed the
> >> >> > >> >> positions
> >> >> > >> >> of
> >> >> > >> >> the
> >> >> > >> >> DVD-ROM and DVD-RW drives just to see if anything different
> >> >> > >> >> would
> >> >> > >> >> happen,
> >> >> > >> >> but no. I seriously doubt that it is a hardware problem,
> >> >> > >> >> because
> >> >> > >> >> again,
> >> >> > >> >> this is a brand-new drive.
> >> >> > >> >>
> >> >> > >> >> Shenan Stanley wrote:
> >> >> > >> >> >>
> >> >> > >> >> >> For some reason, my DVD-RW drive(s) (I've bought more since
> >> >> > >> >> >> this
> >> >> > >> >> >> started to happen) will no longer detect writable DVDs or
> >> >> > >> >> >> CDs.
> >> >> > >> >> >> I
> >> >> > >> >> >> installed a new DVD-RW burner earlier, about 30 minutes ago
> >> >> > >> >> >> actually,
> >> >> > >> >> >> and when I inserted a blank DVD-RW, the drive blinked
> >> >> > >> >> >> several
> >> >> > >> >> >> times
> >> >> > >> >> >> and then just stayed lit. I'm fairly certain that this is
> >> >> > >> >> >> a
> >> >> > >> >> >> Windows
> >> >> > >> >> >> problem instead of a drive problem. Can anyone help me with
> >> >> > >> >> >> this?
> >> >> > >> >> >
> >> >> > >> >> > Shenan Stanley wrote:
> >> >> > >> >> >> If you go into your system BIOS (before Windows ever loads)
> >> >> > >> >> >> and
> >> >> > >> >> >> then
> >> >> > >> >> >> eject the empty drive bay, insert a DVD and watch the
> >> >> > >> >> >> light -
> >> >> > >> >> >> what
> >> >> > >> >> >> happens?
> >> >> > >> >> >
> >> >> > >> >> > Brandon wrote:
> >> >> > >> >> >> I know that it laready detect regular DVDs and CDs in
> >> >> > >> >> >> Windows.
> >> >> > >> >> >> I
> >> >> > >> >> >> forogot to mention that.
> >> >> > >> >> >
> >> >> > >> >> > Okay - but that does not answer the question asked..
> >> >> > >> >> >
> >> >> > >> >> > How does it react when Windows is out of the picture. You
> >> >> > >> >> > were
> >> >> > >> >> > quick
> >> >> > >> >> > to
> >> >> > >> >> > blame Windows - this is why I gave you the test to see how
> >> >> > >> >> > the
> >> >> > >> >> > drives
> >> >> > >> >> > react when Windows is NOT in the picture.
> >> >> > >> >> >
> >> >> > >> >> > Or, are you saying it no longer pops up in Windows and ask
> >> >> > >> >> > uyou
> >> >> > >> >> > what
> >> >> > >> >> > to
> >> >> > >> >> > do
> >> >> > >> >> > with the blank CD/DVDs and this is your problem? Can you
> >> >> > >> >> > still
> >> >> > >> >> > write
> >> >> > >> >> > to
> >> >> > >> >> > the blank CD/DVDs using whatever method you had grown
> >> >> > >> >> > accustomed
> >> >> > >> >> > to
> >> >> > >> >> > using
> >> >> > >> >> > *if* you go through the application(s) manually (without
> >> >> > >> >> > notification
> >> >> > >> >> > from
Anonymous
July 28, 2005 3:49:30 AM

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Ok found this too..
Make sure you read any info and I am not sure you need these just hang on to
them just in case, and scan with your av program too..

Install application and DOS device driver for ALL TOSHIBA ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM
drives.


http://www.toshiba-europe.com/storage/products/drivers/...

Be cool be safe.
j;-)

"Brandon" wrote:

> Lol, sorry about that, I forgot that Microsoft doesn't allow you to post
> attachments.
>
> Anyway...
> Model #: 52l4059012
> Model: Toshiba CD/DVDW SD-R5372
> ID String: ??? Not sure about this one
> Firmware Version #: TU53
>
> I hope this helps.
>
> "Jaymon" <Jaymon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:18AC5BED-02AD-49EB-961C-4284A19A51E7@microsoft.com...
> > And forgot to attach ie..paste it to the post...Yeah, I can tell you where
> > to
> > go fuzzball!!!!!
> > Just kidding....
> >
> > Make an model #? Toshiba what? ID string and firmware ver #?
> >
> > j;-)
> >
> > "Brandon" wrote:
> >
> >> I forgot to run the tool before, so I just ran it, and attached the
> >> results
> >> to this post. I also went to Toshiba's home page, but they apparently
> >> only
> >> have that site for their printers and such. If you can tell me where to
> >> go
> >> to get the updates, if any, I'd apprecaite it.
> >>
> >> "Jaymon" <Jaymon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:6E504AC9-0CBB-4B5D-9596-3CE9F55C7428@microsoft.com...
> >> > Did you mention your burning software that you use? You may need to
> >> > update
> >> > that software and the firmware for the drive and or drivers if they
> >> > apply
> >> > for
> >> > your drive from the drives OEM's web site..
> >> >
> >> > Did you run the Nero info tool to know the ID string and firmware ver
> >> > for
> >> > the DVD-RW drive in question?
> >> >
> >> > j;-)
> >> >
> >> > "Brandon" wrote:
> >> >
> >> >> Before I start, I should tell you all that I am re-posting this with
> >> >> all
> >> >> of
> >> >> the original correspondence at the end.
> >> >>
> >> >> I've done as described, put both drives back into their proper place
> >> >> on
> >> >> the
> >> >> tape and into the proper order (DVD-RW - master, DVD-ROM - slave). On
> >> >> a
> >> >> hunch, I decided to pop in a DVD-R disc, and this was detected just
> >> >> fine.
> >> >> I
> >> >> also put in a DVD-RW disc, but it was not detected. Seeing as how I
> >> >> have
> >> >> data I want to append to an old DVD-RW disc, is there anything left to
> >> >> do?
> >> >>
> >> >> Original correspondence follows:
> >> >> ------------------------------------
> >> >> "Jaymon" <Jaymon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> >> news:19EE5962-8FF6-416D-83FA-B0BA137C62E7@microsoft.com...
> >> >> >Ok, you had a dvd rw drive and replaced it with a new one and are
> >> >> >still
> >> >> >having the same problem or is it a new problem.
> >> >> >
> >> >> >Ok, so we can ID your drive download the nero info tool and run it.
> >> >> >Also, see the drive string and firmware ver, maybe this will help you
> >> >> >id
> >> >> >both drives so I can help solve or point you in the right direction.
> >> >> >
> >> >> >Go to the site below and get the nero info tool.
> >> >> >http://www.iomagic.com/Firmware/NeroInfotool/NeroInfoTo...
> >> >> >
> >> >> >Go here to see the drive string and firmware ver# for the info tool.
> >> >> >http://www.iomagic.com/Firmware/NeroInfotool/neroinfoto...
> >> >> >
> >> >> >j;-)
> >> >>
> >> >> "Brandon" wrote:
> >> >>
> >> >> > I just checked the jumper settings for the drive, and they were
> >> >> > identical
> >> >> > to
> >> >> > the one I had compared it to, so the jumpers are set correctly.
> >> >> >
> >> >> > "Jaymon" <Jaymon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> >> > news:19EE5962-8FF6-416D-83FA-B0BA137C62E7@microsoft.com...
> >> >> > > Ok, you really need to get the jumper issue right first. On the
> >> >> > > quick
> >> >> > > installation guide for a retail boxed drive it should tell you or
> >> >> > > you
> >> >> > > should
> >> >> > > see a picture or diagram, sometimes it is on the top of the unit
> >> >> > > itself.
> >> >> > > If
> >> >> > > you look closely at were the jumper pins are and just above on the
> >> >> > > green
> >> >> > > circuit board, some have small letters as in m,s,cs .
> >> >> > > Also, the data cable as you look at it has three connectors the
> >> >> > > one
> >> >> > > at
> >> >> > > the
> >> >> > > end is for the top or master and the middle one is for the slave
> >> >> > > the
> >> >> > > last
> >> >> > > one
> >> >> > > (blue usually) goes to the mother board.
> >> >> > > It's a good idea to set any new device the same as the others, if
> >> >> > > your
> >> >> > > system was bought OEM, then CS is used for HD and CD devices from
> >> >> > > the
> >> >> > > factory. If you are adding the DVD burner under the original
> >> >> > > device
> >> >> > > that
> >> >> > > was
> >> >> > > set for CS then the burner should be set to CS as well. The 2nd
> >> >> > > IDE
> >> >> > > channel
> >> >> > > will handle 2 devices, as well the 1st IDE channel's devices are
> >> >> > > the
> >> >> > > hard
> >> >> > > drives also set to CS from the factory. Now if they, the HD's are
> >> >> > > set
> >> >> > > master
> >> >> > > and slave on the 1st channel, then so should the devices on the
> >> >> > > 2nd
> >> >> > > channel
> >> >> > > be set the same way.
> >> >> > >
> >> >> > > Check the web site of the drive in question for a diagram or
> >> >> > > install
> >> >> > > guide
> >> >> > > and while there you may need to chat online to get a firmware
> >> >> > > update
> >> >> > > if
> >> >> > > available, just explain your dilemma with XP since SP2 update.
> >> >> > > Also
> >> >> > > ask
> >> >> > > about
> >> >> > > the media you are trying to burn to, it needs to be compatible
> >> >> > > too.
> >> >> > >
> >> >> > > j;-)
> >> >> > >
> >> >> > > "Brandon" wrote:
> >> >> > >
> >> >> > >> I am currently using Sonic Record! version 7.3. I cannot format
> >> >> > >> the
> >> >> > >> disc, and when I open the program with a blank disc in the drive,
> >> >> > >> it
> >> >> > >> just
> >> >> > >> says to insert a disc. When I open the program with an
> >> >> > >> un-recordable
> >> >> > >> disc
> >> >> > >> it can detect it no problem. As for how the drive jumpers are
> >> >> > >> set,
> >> >> > >> I
> >> >> > >> have
> >> >> > >> the DVD-ROM set for Master, but I'm not too certain on the DVD-RW
> >> >> > >> because
> >> >> > >> it
> >> >> > >> does not have any markings on it. I believe I set it for Cable
> >> >> > >> Select
> >> >> > >> based
> >> >> > >> on how I compared it to that of the previous DVD-RW.
> >> >> > >>
> >> >> > >> "Jaymon" <Jaymon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> >> > >> news:20FD7E9A-C8D7-4797-8270-5BCF2D04309B@microsoft.com...
> >> >> > >> > The blinking is normal the steady light means it's ready.. What
> >> >> > >> > burning
> >> >> > >> > app
> >> >> > >> > are you using? Can you format the disk?
> >> >> > >> >
> >> >> > >> > Also, you said you switched the drives, are they both on the
> >> >> > >> > same
> >> >> > >> > secondary
> >> >> > >> > IDE channel and set to computer select? There are jumpers on
> >> >> > >> > the
> >> >> > >> > drive
> >> >> > >> > M,S,CS
> >> >> > >> > and it depends how the jumpers are set. If both are set to CS
> >> >> > >> > computer
> >> >> > >> > select, then you can switch them without changing the jumpers,
> >> >> > >> > However,
> >> >> > >> > if
> >> >> > >> > the 1st drive is set to M for master and the 2nd drive is set
> >> >> > >> > for
> >> >> > >> > S
> >> >> > >> > slave
> >> >> > >> > then you will have created more of a problem.
> >> >> > >> >
> >> >> > >> > Windows XP will not burn or format new media for you, you will
> >> >> > >> > need
> >> >> > >> > to
> >> >> > >> > use
> >> >> > >> > the software that came with the DVD-RW drive to format for
> >> >> > >> > either
> >> >> > >> > drag
> >> >> > >> > and
> >> >> > >> > drop burning like a floppy or erase the disk to burn and or
> >> >> > >> > copy
> >> >> > >> > video
> >> >> > >> > clips,
> >> >> > >> > DVDs. Use the software's Wizard to help you decide the proper
> >> >> > >> > burning
> >> >> > >> > technique.
> >> >> > >> >
> >> >> > >> > j
> >> >> > >> >
> >> >> > >> > "Brandon" wrote:
> >> >> > >> >
> >> >> > >> >> Sorry about that. I went into BIOS and inserted a blank DVD
> >> >> > >> >> and
> >> >> > >> >> it
> >> >> > >> >> did
> >> >> > >> >> the
> >> >> > >> >> same thing as win Windows: blinked roughly 25 times and then
> >> >> > >> >> stopped
> >> >> > >> >> blinking. I also opened up the tower and changed the
> >> >> > >> >> positions
> >> >> > >> >> of
> >> >> > >> >> the
> >> >> > >> >> DVD-ROM and DVD-RW drives just to see if anything different
> >> >> > >> >> would
> >> >> > >> >> happen,
> >> >> > >> >> but no. I seriously doubt that it is a hardware problem,
> >> >> > >> >> because
> >> >> > >> >> again,
> >> >> > >> >> this is a brand-new drive.
> >> >> > >> >>
> >> >> > >> >> Shenan Stanley wrote:
> >> >> > >> >> >>
> >> >> > >> >> >> For some reason, my DVD-RW drive(s) (I've bought more since
> >> >> > >> >> >> this
> >> >> > >> >> >> started to happen) will no longer detect writable DVDs or
> >> >> > >> >> >> CDs.
> >> >> > >> >> >> I
> >> >> > >> >> >> installed a new DVD-RW burner earlier, about 30 minutes ago
> >> >> > >> >> >> actually,
> >> >> > >> >> >> and when I inserted a blank DVD-RW, the drive blinked
> >> >> > >> >> >> several
> >> >> > >> >> >> times
> >> >> > >> >> >> and then just stayed lit. I'm fairly certain that this is
> >> >> > >> >> >> a
> >> >> > >> >> >> Windows
> >> >> > >> >> >> problem instead of a drive problem. Can anyone help me with
> >> >> > >> >> >> this?
> >> >> > >> >> >
> >> >> > >> >> > Shenan Stanley wrote:
> >> >> > >> >> >> If you go into your system BIOS (before Windows ever loads)
> >> >> > >> >> >> and
> >> >> > >> >> >> then
> >> >> > >> >> >> eject the empty drive bay, insert a DVD and watch the
> >> >> > >> >> >> light -
> >> >> > >> >> >> what
> >> >> > >> >> >> happens?
> >> >> > >> >> >
> >> >> > >> >> > Brandon wrote:
> >> >> > >> >> >> I know that it laready detect regular DVDs and CDs in
> >> >> > >> >> >> Windows.
> >> >> > >> >> >> I
> >> >> > >> >> >> forogot to mention that.
> >> >> > >> >> >
> >> >> > >> >> > Okay - but that does not answer the question asked..
> >> >> > >> >> >
> >> >> > >> >> > How does it react when Windows is out of the picture. You
> >> >> > >> >> > were
> >> >> > >> >> > quick
> >> >> > >> >> > to
> >> >> > >> >> > blame Windows - this is why I gave you the test to see how
> >> >> > >> >> > the
> >> >> > >> >> > drives
> >> >> > >> >> > react when Windows is NOT in the picture.
> >> >> > >> >> >
> >> >> > >> >> > Or, are you saying it no longer pops up in Windows and ask
> >> >> > >> >> > uyou
> >> >> > >> >> > what
> >> >> > >> >> > to
> >> >> > >> >> > do
> >> >> > >> >> > with the blank CD/DVDs and this is your problem? Can you
> >> >> > >> >> > still
> >> >> > >> >> > write
> >> >> > >> >> > to
> >> >> > >> >> > the blank CD/DVDs using whatever method you had grown
> >> >> > >> >> > accustomed
> >> >> > >> >> > to
> >> >> > >> >> > using
> >> >> > >> >> > *if* you go through the application(s) manually (without
> >> >> > >> >> > notification
> >> >> > >> >> > from
Anonymous
July 28, 2005 5:30:04 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

Ok, here's the ID string:
[2:0] F:\ TOSHIBA CD/DVDW SD-R5372.

Hope that helps...

"Jaymon" <Jaymon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:7540F4BC-99AA-4016-981E-0564947E8FD7@microsoft.com...
>
> Go here to see how to read the ID string...
> http://www.iomagic.com/Firmware/NeroInfotool/neroinfoto...
>
> "Brandon" wrote:
>
>> Lol, sorry about that, I forgot that Microsoft doesn't allow you to post
>> attachments.
>>
>> Anyway...
>> Model #: 52l4059012
>> Model: Toshiba CD/DVDW SD-R5372
>> ID String: ??? Not sure about this one
>> Firmware Version #: TU53
>>
>> I hope this helps.
>>
>> "Jaymon" <Jaymon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:18AC5BED-02AD-49EB-961C-4284A19A51E7@microsoft.com...
>> > And forgot to attach ie..paste it to the post...Yeah, I can tell you
>> > where
>> > to
>> > go fuzzball!!!!!
>> > Just kidding....
>> >
>> > Make an model #? Toshiba what? ID string and firmware ver #?
>> >
>> > j;-)
>> >
>> > "Brandon" wrote:
>> >
>> >> I forgot to run the tool before, so I just ran it, and attached the
>> >> results
>> >> to this post. I also went to Toshiba's home page, but they apparently
>> >> only
>> >> have that site for their printers and such. If you can tell me where
>> >> to
>> >> go
>> >> to get the updates, if any, I'd apprecaite it.
>> >>
>> >> "Jaymon" <Jaymon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> >> news:6E504AC9-0CBB-4B5D-9596-3CE9F55C7428@microsoft.com...
>> >> > Did you mention your burning software that you use? You may need to
>> >> > update
>> >> > that software and the firmware for the drive and or drivers if they
>> >> > apply
>> >> > for
>> >> > your drive from the drives OEM's web site..
>> >> >
>> >> > Did you run the Nero info tool to know the ID string and firmware
>> >> > ver
>> >> > for
>> >> > the DVD-RW drive in question?
>> >> >
>> >> > j;-)
>> >> >
>> >> > "Brandon" wrote:
>> >> >
>> >> >> Before I start, I should tell you all that I am re-posting this
>> >> >> with
>> >> >> all
>> >> >> of
>> >> >> the original correspondence at the end.
>> >> >>
>> >> >> I've done as described, put both drives back into their proper
>> >> >> place
>> >> >> on
>> >> >> the
>> >> >> tape and into the proper order (DVD-RW - master, DVD-ROM - slave).
>> >> >> On
>> >> >> a
>> >> >> hunch, I decided to pop in a DVD-R disc, and this was detected just
>> >> >> fine.
>> >> >> I
>> >> >> also put in a DVD-RW disc, but it was not detected. Seeing as how
>> >> >> I
>> >> >> have
>> >> >> data I want to append to an old DVD-RW disc, is there anything left
>> >> >> to
>> >> >> do?
>> >> >>
>> >> >> Original correspondence follows:
>> >> >> ------------------------------------
>> >> >> "Jaymon" <Jaymon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> >> >> news:19EE5962-8FF6-416D-83FA-B0BA137C62E7@microsoft.com...
>> >> >> >Ok, you had a dvd rw drive and replaced it with a new one and are
>> >> >> >still
>> >> >> >having the same problem or is it a new problem.
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> >Ok, so we can ID your drive download the nero info tool and run
>> >> >> >it.
>> >> >> >Also, see the drive string and firmware ver, maybe this will help
>> >> >> >you
>> >> >> >id
>> >> >> >both drives so I can help solve or point you in the right
>> >> >> >direction.
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> >Go to the site below and get the nero info tool.
>> >> >> >http://www.iomagic.com/Firmware/NeroInfotool/NeroInfoTo...
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> >Go here to see the drive string and firmware ver# for the info
>> >> >> >tool.
>> >> >> >http://www.iomagic.com/Firmware/NeroInfotool/neroinfoto...
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> >j;-)
>> >> >>
>> >> >> "Brandon" wrote:
>> >> >>
>> >> >> > I just checked the jumper settings for the drive, and they were
>> >> >> > identical
>> >> >> > to
>> >> >> > the one I had compared it to, so the jumpers are set correctly.
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> > "Jaymon" <Jaymon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> >> >> > news:19EE5962-8FF6-416D-83FA-B0BA137C62E7@microsoft.com...
>> >> >> > > Ok, you really need to get the jumper issue right first. On the
>> >> >> > > quick
>> >> >> > > installation guide for a retail boxed drive it should tell you
>> >> >> > > or
>> >> >> > > you
>> >> >> > > should
>> >> >> > > see a picture or diagram, sometimes it is on the top of the
>> >> >> > > unit
>> >> >> > > itself.
>> >> >> > > If
>> >> >> > > you look closely at were the jumper pins are and just above on
>> >> >> > > the
>> >> >> > > green
>> >> >> > > circuit board, some have small letters as in m,s,cs .
>> >> >> > > Also, the data cable as you look at it has three connectors the
>> >> >> > > one
>> >> >> > > at
>> >> >> > > the
>> >> >> > > end is for the top or master and the middle one is for the
>> >> >> > > slave
>> >> >> > > the
>> >> >> > > last
>> >> >> > > one
>> >> >> > > (blue usually) goes to the mother board.
>> >> >> > > It's a good idea to set any new device the same as the others,
>> >> >> > > if
>> >> >> > > your
>> >> >> > > system was bought OEM, then CS is used for HD and CD devices
>> >> >> > > from
>> >> >> > > the
>> >> >> > > factory. If you are adding the DVD burner under the original
>> >> >> > > device
>> >> >> > > that
>> >> >> > > was
>> >> >> > > set for CS then the burner should be set to CS as well. The 2nd
>> >> >> > > IDE
>> >> >> > > channel
>> >> >> > > will handle 2 devices, as well the 1st IDE channel's devices
>> >> >> > > are
>> >> >> > > the
>> >> >> > > hard
>> >> >> > > drives also set to CS from the factory. Now if they, the HD's
>> >> >> > > are
>> >> >> > > set
>> >> >> > > master
>> >> >> > > and slave on the 1st channel, then so should the devices on the
>> >> >> > > 2nd
>> >> >> > > channel
>> >> >> > > be set the same way.
>> >> >> > >
>> >> >> > > Check the web site of the drive in question for a diagram or
>> >> >> > > install
>> >> >> > > guide
>> >> >> > > and while there you may need to chat online to get a firmware
>> >> >> > > update
>> >> >> > > if
>> >> >> > > available, just explain your dilemma with XP since SP2 update.
>> >> >> > > Also
>> >> >> > > ask
>> >> >> > > about
>> >> >> > > the media you are trying to burn to, it needs to be compatible
>> >> >> > > too.
>> >> >> > >
>> >> >> > > j;-)
>> >> >> > >
>> >> >> > > "Brandon" wrote:
>> >> >> > >
>> >> >> > >> I am currently using Sonic Record! version 7.3. I cannot
>> >> >> > >> format
>> >> >> > >> the
>> >> >> > >> disc, and when I open the program with a blank disc in the
>> >> >> > >> drive,
>> >> >> > >> it
>> >> >> > >> just
>> >> >> > >> says to insert a disc. When I open the program with an
>> >> >> > >> un-recordable
>> >> >> > >> disc
>> >> >> > >> it can detect it no problem. As for how the drive jumpers are
>> >> >> > >> set,
>> >> >> > >> I
>> >> >> > >> have
>> >> >> > >> the DVD-ROM set for Master, but I'm not too certain on the
>> >> >> > >> DVD-RW
>> >> >> > >> because
>> >> >> > >> it
>> >> >> > >> does not have any markings on it. I believe I set it for
>> >> >> > >> Cable
>> >> >> > >> Select
>> >> >> > >> based
>> >> >> > >> on how I compared it to that of the previous DVD-RW.
>> >> >> > >>
>> >> >> > >> "Jaymon" <Jaymon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> >> >> > >> news:20FD7E9A-C8D7-4797-8270-5BCF2D04309B@microsoft.com...
>> >> >> > >> > The blinking is normal the steady light means it's ready..
>> >> >> > >> > What
>> >> >> > >> > burning
>> >> >> > >> > app
>> >> >> > >> > are you using? Can you format the disk?
>> >> >> > >> >
>> >> >> > >> > Also, you said you switched the drives, are they both on the
>> >> >> > >> > same
>> >> >> > >> > secondary
>> >> >> > >> > IDE channel and set to computer select? There are jumpers on
>> >> >> > >> > the
>> >> >> > >> > drive
>> >> >> > >> > M,S,CS
>> >> >> > >> > and it depends how the jumpers are set. If both are set to
>> >> >> > >> > CS
>> >> >> > >> > computer
>> >> >> > >> > select, then you can switch them without changing the
>> >> >> > >> > jumpers,
>> >> >> > >> > However,
>> >> >> > >> > if
>> >> >> > >> > the 1st drive is set to M for master and the 2nd drive is
>> >> >> > >> > set
>> >> >> > >> > for
>> >> >> > >> > S
>> >> >> > >> > slave
>> >> >> > >> > then you will have created more of a problem.
>> >> >> > >> >
>> >> >> > >> > Windows XP will not burn or format new media for you, you
>> >> >> > >> > will
>> >> >> > >> > need
>> >> >> > >> > to
>> >> >> > >> > use
>> >> >> > >> > the software that came with the DVD-RW drive to format for
>> >> >> > >> > either
>> >> >> > >> > drag
>> >> >> > >> > and
>> >> >> > >> > drop burning like a floppy or erase the disk to burn and or
>> >> >> > >> > copy
>> >> >> > >> > video
>> >> >> > >> > clips,
>> >> >> > >> > DVDs. Use the software's Wizard to help you decide the
>> >> >> > >> > proper
>> >> >> > >> > burning
>> >> >> > >> > technique.
>> >> >> > >> >
>> >> >> > >> > j
>> >> >> > >> >
>> >> >> > >> > "Brandon" wrote:
>> >> >> > >> >
>> >> >> > >> >> Sorry about that. I went into BIOS and inserted a blank
>> >> >> > >> >> DVD
>> >> >> > >> >> and
>> >> >> > >> >> it
>> >> >> > >> >> did
>> >> >> > >> >> the
>> >> >> > >> >> same thing as win Windows: blinked roughly 25 times and
>> >> >> > >> >> then
>> >> >> > >> >> stopped
>> >> >> > >> >> blinking. I also opened up the tower and changed the
>> >> >> > >> >> positions
>> >> >> > >> >> of
>> >> >> > >> >> the
>> >> >> > >> >> DVD-ROM and DVD-RW drives just to see if anything different
>> >> >> > >> >> would
>> >> >> > >> >> happen,
>> >> >> > >> >> but no. I seriously doubt that it is a hardware problem,
>> >> >> > >> >> because
>> >> >> > >> >> again,
>> >> >> > >> >> this is a brand-new drive.
>> >> >> > >> >>
>> >> >> > >> >> Shenan Stanley wrote:
>> >> >> > >> >> >>
>> >> >> > >> >> >> For some reason, my DVD-RW drive(s) (I've bought more
>> >> >> > >> >> >> since
>> >> >> > >> >> >> this
>> >> >> > >> >> >> started to happen) will no longer detect writable DVDs
>> >> >> > >> >> >> or
>> >> >> > >> >> >> CDs.
>> >> >> > >> >> >> I
>> >> >> > >> >> >> installed a new DVD-RW burner earlier, about 30 minutes
>> >> >> > >> >> >> ago
>> >> >> > >> >> >> actually,
>> >> >> > >> >> >> and when I inserted a blank DVD-RW, the drive blinked
>> >> >> > >> >> >> several
>> >> >> > >> >> >> times
>> >> >> > >> >> >> and then just stayed lit. I'm fairly certain that this
>> >> >> > >> >> >> is
>> >> >> > >> >> >> a
>> >> >> > >> >> >> Windows
>> >> >> > >> >> >> problem instead of a drive problem. Can anyone help me
>> >> >> > >> >> >> with
>> >> >> > >> >> >> this?
>> >> >> > >> >> >
>> >> >> > >> >> > Shenan Stanley wrote:
>> >> >> > >> >> >> If you go into your system BIOS (before Windows ever
>> >> >> > >> >> >> loads)
>> >> >> > >> >> >> and
>> >> >> > >> >> >> then
>> >> >> > >> >> >> eject the empty drive bay, insert a DVD and watch the
>> >> >> > >> >> >> light -
>> >> >> > >> >> >> what
>> >> >> > >> >> >> happens?
>> >> >> > >> >> >
>> >> >> > >> >> > Brandon wrote:
>> >> >> > >> >> >> I know that it laready detect regular DVDs and CDs in
>> >> >> > >> >> >> Windows.
>> >> >> > >> >> >> I
>> >> >> > >> >> >> forogot to mention that.
>> >> >> > >> >> >
>> >> >> > >> >> > Okay - but that does not answer the question asked..
>> >> >> > >> >> >
>> >> >> > >> >> > How does it react when Windows is out of the picture.
>> >> >> > >> >> > You
>> >> >> > >> >> > were
>> >> >> > >> >> > quick
>> >> >> > >> >> > to
>> >> >> > >> >> > blame Windows - this is why I gave you the test to see
>> >> >> > >> >> > how
>> >> >> > >> >> > the
>> >> >> > >> >> > drives
>> >> >> > >> >> > react when Windows is NOT in the picture.
>> >> >> > >> >> >
>> >> >> > >> >> > Or, are you saying it no longer pops up in Windows and
>> >> >> > >> >> > ask
>> >> >> > >> >> > uyou
>> >> >> > >> >> > what
>> >> >> > >> >> > to
>> >> >> > >> >> > do
>> >> >> > >> >> > with the blank CD/DVDs and this is your problem? Can you
>> >> >> > >> >> > still
>> >> >> > >> >> > write
>> >> >> > >> >> > to
>> >> >> > >> >> > the blank CD/DVDs using whatever method you had grown
>> >> >> > >> >> > accustomed
>> >> >> > >> >> > to
>> >> >> > >> >> > using
>> >> >> > >> >> > *if* you go through the application(s) manually (without
>> >> >> > >> >> > notification
>> >> >> > >> >> > from
Anonymous
July 28, 2005 5:30:05 AM

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Ok, I hope all goes well and be sure to post your results..

j;-)

"Brandon" wrote:

> Ok, here's the ID string:
> [2:0] F:\ TOSHIBA CD/DVDW SD-R5372.
>
> Hope that helps...
>
> "Jaymon" <Jaymon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:7540F4BC-99AA-4016-981E-0564947E8FD7@microsoft.com...
> >
> > Go here to see how to read the ID string...
> > http://www.iomagic.com/Firmware/NeroInfotool/neroinfoto...
> >
> > "Brandon" wrote:
> >
> >> Lol, sorry about that, I forgot that Microsoft doesn't allow you to post
> >> attachments.
> >>
> >> Anyway...
> >> Model #: 52l4059012
> >> Model: Toshiba CD/DVDW SD-R5372
> >> ID String: ??? Not sure about this one
> >> Firmware Version #: TU53
> >>
> >> I hope this helps.
> >>
> >> "Jaymon" <Jaymon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:18AC5BED-02AD-49EB-961C-4284A19A51E7@microsoft.com...
> >> > And forgot to attach ie..paste it to the post...Yeah, I can tell you
> >> > where
> >> > to
> >> > go fuzzball!!!!!
> >> > Just kidding....
> >> >
> >> > Make an model #? Toshiba what? ID string and firmware ver #?
> >> >
> >> > j;-)
> >> >
> >> > "Brandon" wrote:
> >> >
> >> >> I forgot to run the tool before, so I just ran it, and attached the
> >> >> results
> >> >> to this post. I also went to Toshiba's home page, but they apparently
> >> >> only
> >> >> have that site for their printers and such. If you can tell me where
> >> >> to
> >> >> go
> >> >> to get the updates, if any, I'd apprecaite it.
> >> >>
> >> >> "Jaymon" <Jaymon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> >> news:6E504AC9-0CBB-4B5D-9596-3CE9F55C7428@microsoft.com...
> >> >> > Did you mention your burning software that you use? You may need to
> >> >> > update
> >> >> > that software and the firmware for the drive and or drivers if they
> >> >> > apply
> >> >> > for
> >> >> > your drive from the drives OEM's web site..
> >> >> >
> >> >> > Did you run the Nero info tool to know the ID string and firmware
> >> >> > ver
> >> >> > for
> >> >> > the DVD-RW drive in question?
> >> >> >
> >> >> > j;-)
> >> >> >
> >> >> > "Brandon" wrote:
> >> >> >
> >> >> >> Before I start, I should tell you all that I am re-posting this
> >> >> >> with
> >> >> >> all
> >> >> >> of
> >> >> >> the original correspondence at the end.
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> I've done as described, put both drives back into their proper
> >> >> >> place
> >> >> >> on
> >> >> >> the
> >> >> >> tape and into the proper order (DVD-RW - master, DVD-ROM - slave).
> >> >> >> On
> >> >> >> a
> >> >> >> hunch, I decided to pop in a DVD-R disc, and this was detected just
> >> >> >> fine.
> >> >> >> I
> >> >> >> also put in a DVD-RW disc, but it was not detected. Seeing as how
> >> >> >> I
> >> >> >> have
> >> >> >> data I want to append to an old DVD-RW disc, is there anything left
> >> >> >> to
> >> >> >> do?
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> Original correspondence follows:
> >> >> >> ------------------------------------
> >> >> >> "Jaymon" <Jaymon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> >> >> news:19EE5962-8FF6-416D-83FA-B0BA137C62E7@microsoft.com...
> >> >> >> >Ok, you had a dvd rw drive and replaced it with a new one and are
> >> >> >> >still
> >> >> >> >having the same problem or is it a new problem.
> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >Ok, so we can ID your drive download the nero info tool and run
> >> >> >> >it.
> >> >> >> >Also, see the drive string and firmware ver, maybe this will help
> >> >> >> >you
> >> >> >> >id
> >> >> >> >both drives so I can help solve or point you in the right
> >> >> >> >direction.
> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >Go to the site below and get the nero info tool.
> >> >> >> >http://www.iomagic.com/Firmware/NeroInfotool/NeroInfoTo...
> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >Go here to see the drive string and firmware ver# for the info
> >> >> >> >tool.
> >> >> >> >http://www.iomagic.com/Firmware/NeroInfotool/neroinfoto...
> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >j;-)
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> "Brandon" wrote:
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> > I just checked the jumper settings for the drive, and they were
> >> >> >> > identical
> >> >> >> > to
> >> >> >> > the one I had compared it to, so the jumpers are set correctly.
> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> > "Jaymon" <Jaymon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> >> >> > news:19EE5962-8FF6-416D-83FA-B0BA137C62E7@microsoft.com...
> >> >> >> > > Ok, you really need to get the jumper issue right first. On the
> >> >> >> > > quick
> >> >> >> > > installation guide for a retail boxed drive it should tell you
> >> >> >> > > or
> >> >> >> > > you
> >> >> >> > > should
> >> >> >> > > see a picture or diagram, sometimes it is on the top of the
> >> >> >> > > unit
> >> >> >> > > itself.
> >> >> >> > > If
> >> >> >> > > you look closely at were the jumper pins are and just above on
> >> >> >> > > the
> >> >> >> > > green
> >> >> >> > > circuit board, some have small letters as in m,s,cs .
> >> >> >> > > Also, the data cable as you look at it has three connectors the
> >> >> >> > > one
> >> >> >> > > at
> >> >> >> > > the
> >> >> >> > > end is for the top or master and the middle one is for the
> >> >> >> > > slave
> >> >> >> > > the
> >> >> >> > > last
> >> >> >> > > one
> >> >> >> > > (blue usually) goes to the mother board.
> >> >> >> > > It's a good idea to set any new device the same as the others,
> >> >> >> > > if
> >> >> >> > > your
> >> >> >> > > system was bought OEM, then CS is used for HD and CD devices
> >> >> >> > > from
> >> >> >> > > the
> >> >> >> > > factory. If you are adding the DVD burner under the original
> >> >> >> > > device
> >> >> >> > > that
> >> >> >> > > was
> >> >> >> > > set for CS then the burner should be set to CS as well. The 2nd
> >> >> >> > > IDE
> >> >> >> > > channel
> >> >> >> > > will handle 2 devices, as well the 1st IDE channel's devices
> >> >> >> > > are
> >> >> >> > > the
> >> >> >> > > hard
> >> >> >> > > drives also set to CS from the factory. Now if they, the HD's
> >> >> >> > > are
> >> >> >> > > set
> >> >> >> > > master
> >> >> >> > > and slave on the 1st channel, then so should the devices on the
> >> >> >> > > 2nd
> >> >> >> > > channel
> >> >> >> > > be set the same way.
> >> >> >> > >
> >> >> >> > > Check the web site of the drive in question for a diagram or
> >> >> >> > > install
> >> >> >> > > guide
> >> >> >> > > and while there you may need to chat online to get a firmware
> >> >> >> > > update
> >> >> >> > > if
> >> >> >> > > available, just explain your dilemma with XP since SP2 update.
> >> >> >> > > Also
> >> >> >> > > ask
> >> >> >> > > about
> >> >> >> > > the media you are trying to burn to, it needs to be compatible
> >> >> >> > > too.
> >> >> >> > >
> >> >> >> > > j;-)
> >> >> >> > >
> >> >> >> > > "Brandon" wrote:
> >> >> >> > >
> >> >> >> > >> I am currently using Sonic Record! version 7.3. I cannot
> >> >> >> > >> format
> >> >> >> > >> the
> >> >> >> > >> disc, and when I open the program with a blank disc in the
> >> >> >> > >> drive,
> >> >> >> > >> it
> >> >> >> > >> just
> >> >> >> > >> says to insert a disc. When I open the program with an
> >> >> >> > >> un-recordable
> >> >> >> > >> disc
> >> >> >> > >> it can detect it no problem. As for how the drive jumpers are
> >> >> >> > >> set,
> >> >> >> > >> I
> >> >> >> > >> have
> >> >> >> > >> the DVD-ROM set for Master, but I'm not too certain on the
> >> >> >> > >> DVD-RW
> >> >> >> > >> because
> >> >> >> > >> it
> >> >> >> > >> does not have any markings on it. I believe I set it for
> >> >> >> > >> Cable
> >> >> >> > >> Select
> >> >> >> > >> based
> >> >> >> > >> on how I compared it to that of the previous DVD-RW.
> >> >> >> > >>
> >> >> >> > >> "Jaymon" <Jaymon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> >> >> > >> news:20FD7E9A-C8D7-4797-8270-5BCF2D04309B@microsoft.com...
> >> >> >> > >> > The blinking is normal the steady light means it's ready..
> >> >> >> > >> > What
> >> >> >> > >> > burning
> >> >> >> > >> > app
> >> >> >> > >> > are you using? Can you format the disk?
> >> >> >> > >> >
> >> >> >> > >> > Also, you said you switched the drives, are they both on the
> >> >> >> > >> > same
> >> >> >> > >> > secondary
> >> >> >> > >> > IDE channel and set to computer select? There are jumpers on
> >> >> >> > >> > the
> >> >> >> > >> > drive
> >> >> >> > >> > M,S,CS
> >> >> >> > >> > and it depends how the jumpers are set. If both are set to
> >> >> >> > >> > CS
> >> >> >> > >> > computer
> >> >> >> > >> > select, then you can switch them without changing the
> >> >> >> > >> > jumpers,
> >> >> >> > >> > However,
> >> >> >> > >> > if
> >> >> >> > >> > the 1st drive is set to M for master and the 2nd drive is
> >> >> >> > >> > set
> >> >> >> > >> > for
> >> >> >> > >> > S
> >> >> >> > >> > slave
> >> >> >> > >> > then you will have created more of a problem.
> >> >> >> > >> >
> >> >> >> > >> > Windows XP will not burn or format new media for you, you
> >> >> >> > >> > will
> >> >> >> > >> > need
> >> >> >> > >> > to
> >> >> >> > >> > use
> >> >> >> > >> > the software that came with the DVD-RW drive to format for
> >> >> >> > >> > either
> >> >> >> > >> > drag
> >> >> >> > >> > and
> >> >> >> > >> > drop burning like a floppy or erase the disk to burn and or
> >> >> >> > >> > copy
> >> >> >> > >> > video
> >> >> >> > >> > clips,
> >> >> >> > >> > DVDs. Use the software's Wizard to help you decide the
> >> >> >> > >> > proper
> >> >> >> > >> > burning
> >> >> >> > >> > technique.
> >> >> >> > >> >
> >> >> >> > >> > j
> >> >> >> > >> >
> >> >> >> > >> > "Brandon" wrote:
> >> >> >> > >> >
> >> >> >> > >> >> Sorry about that. I went into BIOS and inserted a blank
> >> >> >> > >> >> DVD
> >> >> >> > >> >> and
> >> >> >> > >> >> it
> >> >> >> > >> >> did
> >> >> >> > >> >> the
> >> >> >> > >> >> same thing as win Windows: blinked roughly 25 times and
> >> >> >> > >> >> then
> >> >> >> > >> >> stopped
> >> >> >> > >> >> blinking. I also opened up the tower and changed the
> >> >> >> > >> >> positions
> >> >> >> > >> >> of
> >> >> >> > >> >> the
> >> >> >> > >> >> DVD-ROM and DVD-RW drives just to see if anything different
> >> >> >> > >> >> would
> >> >> >> > >> >> happen,
> >> >> >> > >> >> but no. I seriously doubt that it is a hardware problem,
> >> >> >> > >> >> because
> >> >> >> > >> >> again,
> >> >> >> > >> >> this is a brand-new drive.
> >> >> >> > >> >>
> >> >> >> > >> >> Shenan Stanley wrote:
> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> For some reason, my DVD-RW drive(s) (I've bought more
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> since
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> this
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> started to happen) will no longer detect writable DVDs
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> or
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> CDs.
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> I
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> installed a new DVD-RW burner earlier, about 30 minutes
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> ago
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> actually,
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> and when I inserted a blank DVD-RW, the drive blinked
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> several
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> times
Anonymous
July 28, 2005 5:44:42 AM

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Just installed it and tried a DVD-RW disc, still nothing different.

On a side note, I practically had myself a heart attack when the computer
didn't completely boot in to Windows 2 times after installing this and
rebooting because I figured a virus was at work. Turns out it was a Generic
Win32 Services error, or something to that effect. So, in other words,
nothing bad happened, and you can even ignore this unless you think it may
be a symtpom of something...

"Jaymon" <Jaymon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:5836C6F9-E48A-4D42-B8A0-ED9E48197F9B@microsoft.com...
> Update utility for Win 98SE, Win ME, Win 2000 and Win XP to upgrade the
> firmware of an SD-R5372 DVD-Recorder from any TU** version to version
> TU55.
>
> This firmware enables the SD-R5372 to write new DVD-RW 6x and DVD+RW 8x
> media
>
> Here is the firmware for your drive..
> http://www.toshiba-europe.com/storage/products/Drivers/...
>
> j;-)
>
> "Brandon" wrote:
>
>> Lol, sorry about that, I forgot that Microsoft doesn't allow you to post
>> attachments.
>>
>> Anyway...
>> Model #: 52l4059012
>> Model: Toshiba CD/DVDW SD-R5372
>> ID String: ??? Not sure about this one
>> Firmware Version #: TU53
>>
>> I hope this helps.
>>
>> "Jaymon" <Jaymon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:18AC5BED-02AD-49EB-961C-4284A19A51E7@microsoft.com...
>> > And forgot to attach ie..paste it to the post...Yeah, I can tell you
>> > where
>> > to
>> > go fuzzball!!!!!
>> > Just kidding....
>> >
>> > Make an model #? Toshiba what? ID string and firmware ver #?
>> >
>> > j;-)
>> >
>> > "Brandon" wrote:
>> >
>> >> I forgot to run the tool before, so I just ran it, and attached the
>> >> results
>> >> to this post. I also went to Toshiba's home page, but they apparently
>> >> only
>> >> have that site for their printers and such. If you can tell me where
>> >> to
>> >> go
>> >> to get the updates, if any, I'd apprecaite it.
>> >>
>> >> "Jaymon" <Jaymon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> >> news:6E504AC9-0CBB-4B5D-9596-3CE9F55C7428@microsoft.com...
>> >> > Did you mention your burning software that you use? You may need to
>> >> > update
>> >> > that software and the firmware for the drive and or drivers if they
>> >> > apply
>> >> > for
>> >> > your drive from the drives OEM's web site..
>> >> >
>> >> > Did you run the Nero info tool to know the ID string and firmware
>> >> > ver
>> >> > for
>> >> > the DVD-RW drive in question?
>> >> >
>> >> > j;-)
>> >> >
>> >> > "Brandon" wrote:
>> >> >
>> >> >> Before I start, I should tell you all that I am re-posting this
>> >> >> with
>> >> >> all
>> >> >> of
>> >> >> the original correspondence at the end.
>> >> >>
>> >> >> I've done as described, put both drives back into their proper
>> >> >> place
>> >> >> on
>> >> >> the
>> >> >> tape and into the proper order (DVD-RW - master, DVD-ROM - slave).
>> >> >> On
>> >> >> a
>> >> >> hunch, I decided to pop in a DVD-R disc, and this was detected just
>> >> >> fine.
>> >> >> I
>> >> >> also put in a DVD-RW disc, but it was not detected. Seeing as how
>> >> >> I
>> >> >> have
>> >> >> data I want to append to an old DVD-RW disc, is there anything left
>> >> >> to
>> >> >> do?
>> >> >>
>> >> >> Original correspondence follows:
>> >> >> ------------------------------------
>> >> >> "Jaymon" <Jaymon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> >> >> news:19EE5962-8FF6-416D-83FA-B0BA137C62E7@microsoft.com...
>> >> >> >Ok, you had a dvd rw drive and replaced it with a new one and are
>> >> >> >still
>> >> >> >having the same problem or is it a new problem.
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> >Ok, so we can ID your drive download the nero info tool and run
>> >> >> >it.
>> >> >> >Also, see the drive string and firmware ver, maybe this will help
>> >> >> >you
>> >> >> >id
>> >> >> >both drives so I can help solve or point you in the right
>> >> >> >direction.
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> >Go to the site below and get the nero info tool.
>> >> >> >http://www.iomagic.com/Firmware/NeroInfotool/NeroInfoTo...
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> >Go here to see the drive string and firmware ver# for the info
>> >> >> >tool.
>> >> >> >http://www.iomagic.com/Firmware/NeroInfotool/neroinfoto...
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> >j;-)
>> >> >>
>> >> >> "Brandon" wrote:
>> >> >>
>> >> >> > I just checked the jumper settings for the drive, and they were
>> >> >> > identical
>> >> >> > to
>> >> >> > the one I had compared it to, so the jumpers are set correctly.
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> > "Jaymon" <Jaymon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> >> >> > news:19EE5962-8FF6-416D-83FA-B0BA137C62E7@microsoft.com...
>> >> >> > > Ok, you really need to get the jumper issue right first. On the
>> >> >> > > quick
>> >> >> > > installation guide for a retail boxed drive it should tell you
>> >> >> > > or
>> >> >> > > you
>> >> >> > > should
>> >> >> > > see a picture or diagram, sometimes it is on the top of the
>> >> >> > > unit
>> >> >> > > itself.
>> >> >> > > If
>> >> >> > > you look closely at were the jumper pins are and just above on
>> >> >> > > the
>> >> >> > > green
>> >> >> > > circuit board, some have small letters as in m,s,cs .
>> >> >> > > Also, the data cable as you look at it has three connectors the
>> >> >> > > one
>> >> >> > > at
>> >> >> > > the
>> >> >> > > end is for the top or master and the middle one is for the
>> >> >> > > slave
>> >> >> > > the
>> >> >> > > last
>> >> >> > > one
>> >> >> > > (blue usually) goes to the mother board.
>> >> >> > > It's a good idea to set any new device the same as the others,
>> >> >> > > if
>> >> >> > > your
>> >> >> > > system was bought OEM, then CS is used for HD and CD devices
>> >> >> > > from
>> >> >> > > the
>> >> >> > > factory. If you are adding the DVD burner under the original
>> >> >> > > device
>> >> >> > > that
>> >> >> > > was
>> >> >> > > set for CS then the burner should be set to CS as well. The 2nd
>> >> >> > > IDE
>> >> >> > > channel
>> >> >> > > will handle 2 devices, as well the 1st IDE channel's devices
>> >> >> > > are
>> >> >> > > the
>> >> >> > > hard
>> >> >> > > drives also set to CS from the factory. Now if they, the HD's
>> >> >> > > are
>> >> >> > > set
>> >> >> > > master
>> >> >> > > and slave on the 1st channel, then so should the devices on the
>> >> >> > > 2nd
>> >> >> > > channel
>> >> >> > > be set the same way.
>> >> >> > >
>> >> >> > > Check the web site of the drive in question for a diagram or
>> >> >> > > install
>> >> >> > > guide
>> >> >> > > and while there you may need to chat online to get a firmware
>> >> >> > > update
>> >> >> > > if
>> >> >> > > available, just explain your dilemma with XP since SP2 update.
>> >> >> > > Also
>> >> >> > > ask
>> >> >> > > about
>> >> >> > > the media you are trying to burn to, it needs to be compatible
>> >> >> > > too.
>> >> >> > >
>> >> >> > > j;-)
>> >> >> > >
>> >> >> > > "Brandon" wrote:
>> >> >> > >
>> >> >> > >> I am currently using Sonic Record! version 7.3. I cannot
>> >> >> > >> format
>> >> >> > >> the
>> >> >> > >> disc, and when I open the program with a blank disc in the
>> >> >> > >> drive,
>> >> >> > >> it
>> >> >> > >> just
>> >> >> > >> says to insert a disc. When I open the program with an
>> >> >> > >> un-recordable
>> >> >> > >> disc
>> >> >> > >> it can detect it no problem. As for how the drive jumpers are
>> >> >> > >> set,
>> >> >> > >> I
>> >> >> > >> have
>> >> >> > >> the DVD-ROM set for Master, but I'm not too certain on the
>> >> >> > >> DVD-RW
>> >> >> > >> because
>> >> >> > >> it
>> >> >> > >> does not have any markings on it. I believe I set it for
>> >> >> > >> Cable
>> >> >> > >> Select
>> >> >> > >> based
>> >> >> > >> on how I compared it to that of the previous DVD-RW.
>> >> >> > >>
>> >> >> > >> "Jaymon" <Jaymon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> >> >> > >> news:20FD7E9A-C8D7-4797-8270-5BCF2D04309B@microsoft.com...
>> >> >> > >> > The blinking is normal the steady light means it's ready..
>> >> >> > >> > What
>> >> >> > >> > burning
>> >> >> > >> > app
>> >> >> > >> > are you using? Can you format the disk?
>> >> >> > >> >
>> >> >> > >> > Also, you said you switched the drives, are they both on the
>> >> >> > >> > same
>> >> >> > >> > secondary
>> >> >> > >> > IDE channel and set to computer select? There are jumpers on
>> >> >> > >> > the
>> >> >> > >> > drive
>> >> >> > >> > M,S,CS
>> >> >> > >> > and it depends how the jumpers are set. If both are set to
>> >> >> > >> > CS
>> >> >> > >> > computer
>> >> >> > >> > select, then you can switch them without changing the
>> >> >> > >> > jumpers,
>> >> >> > >> > However,
>> >> >> > >> > if
>> >> >> > >> > the 1st drive is set to M for master and the 2nd drive is
>> >> >> > >> > set
>> >> >> > >> > for
>> >> >> > >> > S
>> >> >> > >> > slave
>> >> >> > >> > then you will have created more of a problem.
>> >> >> > >> >
>> >> >> > >> > Windows XP will not burn or format new media for you, you
>> >> >> > >> > will
>> >> >> > >> > need
>> >> >> > >> > to
>> >> >> > >> > use
>> >> >> > >> > the software that came with the DVD-RW drive to format for
>> >> >> > >> > either
>> >> >> > >> > drag
>> >> >> > >> > and
>> >> >> > >> > drop burning like a floppy or erase the disk to burn and or
>> >> >> > >> > copy
>> >> >> > >> > video
>> >> >> > >> > clips,
>> >> >> > >> > DVDs. Use the software's Wizard to help you decide the
>> >> >> > >> > proper
>> >> >> > >> > burning
>> >> >> > >> > technique.
>> >> >> > >> >
>> >> >> > >> > j
>> >> >> > >> >
>> >> >> > >> > "Brandon" wrote:
>> >> >> > >> >
>> >> >> > >> >> Sorry about that. I went into BIOS and inserted a blank
>> >> >> > >> >> DVD
>> >> >> > >> >> and
>> >> >> > >> >> it
>> >> >> > >> >> did
>> >> >> > >> >> the
>> >> >> > >> >> same thing as win Windows: blinked roughly 25 times and
>> >> >> > >> >> then
>> >> >> > >> >> stopped
>> >> >> > >> >> blinking. I also opened up the tower and changed the
>> >> >> > >> >> positions
>> >> >> > >> >> of
>> >> >> > >> >> the
>> >> >> > >> >> DVD-ROM and DVD-RW drives just to see if anything different
>> >> >> > >> >> would
>> >> >> > >> >> happen,
>> >> >> > >> >> but no. I seriously doubt that it is a hardware problem,
>> >> >> > >> >> because
>> >> >> > >> >> again,
>> >> >> > >> >> this is a brand-new drive.
>> >> >> > >> >>
>> >> >> > >> >> Shenan Stanley wrote:
>> >> >> > >> >> >>
>> >> >> > >> >> >> For some reason, my DVD-RW drive(s) (I've bought more
>> >> >> > >> >> >> since
>> >> >> > >> >> >> this
>> >> >> > >> >> >> started to happen) will no longer detect writable DVDs
>> >> >> > >> >> >> or
>> >> >> > >> >> >> CDs.
>> >> >> > >> >> >> I
>> >> >> > >> >> >> installed a new DVD-RW burner earlier, about 30 minutes
>> >> >> > >> >> >> ago
>> >> >> > >> >> >> actually,
>> >> >> > >> >> >> and when I inserted a blank DVD-RW, the drive blinked
>> >> >> > >> >> >> several
>> >> >> > >> >> >> times
>> >> >> > >> >> >> and then just stayed lit. I'm fairly certain that this
>> >> >> > >> >> >> is
>> >> >> > >> >> >> a
>> >> >> > >> >> >> Windows
>> >> >> > >> >> >> problem instead of a drive problem. Can anyone help me
>> >> >> > >> >> >> with
>> >> >> > >> >> >> this?
>> >> >> > >> >> >
>> >> >> > >> >> > Shenan Stanley wrote:
>> >> >> > >> >> >> If you go into your system BIOS (before Windows ever
>> >> >> > >> >> >> loads)
>> >> >> > >> >> >> and
>> >> >> > >> >> >> then
>> >> >> > >> >> >> eject the empty drive bay, insert a DVD and watch the
>> >> >> > >> >> >> light -
>> >> >> > >> >> >> what
>> >> >> > >> >> >> happens?
>> >> >> > >> >> >
>> >> >> > >> >> > Brandon wrote:
>> >> >> > >> >> >> I know that it laready detect regular DVDs and CDs in
>> >> >> > >> >> >> Windows.
>> >> >> > >> >> >> I
>> >> >> > >> >> >> forogot to mention that.
>> >> >> > >> >> >
>> >> >> > >> >> > Okay - but that does not answer the question asked..
>> >> >> > >> >> >
>> >> >> > >> >> > How does it react when Windows is out of the picture.
>> >> >> > >> >> > You
>> >> >> > >> >> > were
>> >> >> > >> >> > quick
>> >> >> > >> >> > to
>> >> >> > >> >> > blame Windows - this is why I gave you the test to see
>> >> >> > >> >> > how
>> >> >> > >> >> > the
>> >> >> > >> >> > drives
>> >> >> > >> >> > react when Windows is NOT in the picture.
>> >> >> > >> >> >
>> >> >> > >> >> > Or, are you saying it no longer pops up in Windows and
>> >> >> > >> >> > ask
>> >> >> > >> >> > uyou
>> >> >> > >> >> > what
>> >> >> > >> >> > to
>> >> >> > >> >> > do
>> >> >> > >> >> > with the blank CD/DVDs and this is your problem? Can you
>> >> >> > >> >> > still
>> >> >> > >> >> > write
>> >> >> > >> >> > to
>> >> >> > >> >> > the blank CD/DVDs using whatever method you had grown
>> >> >> > >> >> > accustomed
>> >> >> > >> >> > to
>> >> >> > >> >> > using
>> >> >> > >> >> > *if* you go through the application(s) manually (without
>> >> >> > >> >> > notification
>> >> >> > >> >> > from
Anonymous
July 28, 2005 5:44:43 AM

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Did you use the tool to see if the firmware was updated to TU55? What is the
X speed of the DVD-RW media your trying to burn to 6x-8x ? Did you run an av
scan on the ZIP file first..
j;-0

"Brandon" wrote:

> Just installed it and tried a DVD-RW disc, still nothing different.
>
> On a side note, I practically had myself a heart attack when the computer
> didn't completely boot in to Windows 2 times after installing this and
> rebooting because I figured a virus was at work. Turns out it was a Generic
> Win32 Services error, or something to that effect. So, in other words,
> nothing bad happened, and you can even ignore this unless you think it may
> be a symtpom of something...
>
> "Jaymon" <Jaymon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:5836C6F9-E48A-4D42-B8A0-ED9E48197F9B@microsoft.com...
> > Update utility for Win 98SE, Win ME, Win 2000 and Win XP to upgrade the
> > firmware of an SD-R5372 DVD-Recorder from any TU** version to version
> > TU55.
> >
> > This firmware enables the SD-R5372 to write new DVD-RW 6x and DVD+RW 8x
> > media
> >
> > Here is the firmware for your drive..
> > http://www.toshiba-europe.com/storage/products/Drivers/...
> >
> > j;-)
> >
> > "Brandon" wrote:
> >
> >> Lol, sorry about that, I forgot that Microsoft doesn't allow you to post
> >> attachments.
> >>
> >> Anyway...
> >> Model #: 52l4059012
> >> Model: Toshiba CD/DVDW SD-R5372
> >> ID String: ??? Not sure about this one
> >> Firmware Version #: TU53
> >>
> >> I hope this helps.
> >>
> >> "Jaymon" <Jaymon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:18AC5BED-02AD-49EB-961C-4284A19A51E7@microsoft.com...
> >> > And forgot to attach ie..paste it to the post...Yeah, I can tell you
> >> > where
> >> > to
> >> > go fuzzball!!!!!
> >> > Just kidding....
> >> >
> >> > Make an model #? Toshiba what? ID string and firmware ver #?
> >> >
> >> > j;-)
> >> >
> >> > "Brandon" wrote:
> >> >
> >> >> I forgot to run the tool before, so I just ran it, and attached the
> >> >> results
> >> >> to this post. I also went to Toshiba's home page, but they apparently
> >> >> only
> >> >> have that site for their printers and such. If you can tell me where
> >> >> to
> >> >> go
> >> >> to get the updates, if any, I'd apprecaite it.
> >> >>
> >> >> "Jaymon" <Jaymon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> >> news:6E504AC9-0CBB-4B5D-9596-3CE9F55C7428@microsoft.com...
> >> >> > Did you mention your burning software that you use? You may need to
> >> >> > update
> >> >> > that software and the firmware for the drive and or drivers if they
> >> >> > apply
> >> >> > for
> >> >> > your drive from the drives OEM's web site..
> >> >> >
> >> >> > Did you run the Nero info tool to know the ID string and firmware
> >> >> > ver
> >> >> > for
> >> >> > the DVD-RW drive in question?
> >> >> >
> >> >> > j;-)
> >> >> >
> >> >> > "Brandon" wrote:
> >> >> >
> >> >> >> Before I start, I should tell you all that I am re-posting this
> >> >> >> with
> >> >> >> all
> >> >> >> of
> >> >> >> the original correspondence at the end.
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> I've done as described, put both drives back into their proper
> >> >> >> place
> >> >> >> on
> >> >> >> the
> >> >> >> tape and into the proper order (DVD-RW - master, DVD-ROM - slave).
> >> >> >> On
> >> >> >> a
> >> >> >> hunch, I decided to pop in a DVD-R disc, and this was detected just
> >> >> >> fine.
> >> >> >> I
> >> >> >> also put in a DVD-RW disc, but it was not detected. Seeing as how
> >> >> >> I
> >> >> >> have
> >> >> >> data I want to append to an old DVD-RW disc, is there anything left
> >> >> >> to
> >> >> >> do?
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> Original correspondence follows:
> >> >> >> ------------------------------------
> >> >> >> "Jaymon" <Jaymon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> >> >> news:19EE5962-8FF6-416D-83FA-B0BA137C62E7@microsoft.com...
> >> >> >> >Ok, you had a dvd rw drive and replaced it with a new one and are
> >> >> >> >still
> >> >> >> >having the same problem or is it a new problem.
> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >Ok, so we can ID your drive download the nero info tool and run
> >> >> >> >it.
> >> >> >> >Also, see the drive string and firmware ver, maybe this will help
> >> >> >> >you
> >> >> >> >id
> >> >> >> >both drives so I can help solve or point you in the right
> >> >> >> >direction.
> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >Go to the site below and get the nero info tool.
> >> >> >> >http://www.iomagic.com/Firmware/NeroInfotool/NeroInfoTo...
> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >Go here to see the drive string and firmware ver# for the info
> >> >> >> >tool.
> >> >> >> >http://www.iomagic.com/Firmware/NeroInfotool/neroinfoto...
> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >j;-)
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> "Brandon" wrote:
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> > I just checked the jumper settings for the drive, and they were
> >> >> >> > identical
> >> >> >> > to
> >> >> >> > the one I had compared it to, so the jumpers are set correctly.
> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> > "Jaymon" <Jaymon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> >> >> > news:19EE5962-8FF6-416D-83FA-B0BA137C62E7@microsoft.com...
> >> >> >> > > Ok, you really need to get the jumper issue right first. On the
> >> >> >> > > quick
> >> >> >> > > installation guide for a retail boxed drive it should tell you
> >> >> >> > > or
> >> >> >> > > you
> >> >> >> > > should
> >> >> >> > > see a picture or diagram, sometimes it is on the top of the
> >> >> >> > > unit
> >> >> >> > > itself.
> >> >> >> > > If
> >> >> >> > > you look closely at were the jumper pins are and just above on
> >> >> >> > > the
> >> >> >> > > green
> >> >> >> > > circuit board, some have small letters as in m,s,cs .
> >> >> >> > > Also, the data cable as you look at it has three connectors the
> >> >> >> > > one
> >> >> >> > > at
> >> >> >> > > the
> >> >> >> > > end is for the top or master and the middle one is for the
> >> >> >> > > slave
> >> >> >> > > the
> >> >> >> > > last
> >> >> >> > > one
> >> >> >> > > (blue usually) goes to the mother board.
> >> >> >> > > It's a good idea to set any new device the same as the others,
> >> >> >> > > if
> >> >> >> > > your
> >> >> >> > > system was bought OEM, then CS is used for HD and CD devices
> >> >> >> > > from
> >> >> >> > > the
> >> >> >> > > factory. If you are adding the DVD burner under the original
> >> >> >> > > device
> >> >> >> > > that
> >> >> >> > > was
> >> >> >> > > set for CS then the burner should be set to CS as well. The 2nd
> >> >> >> > > IDE
> >> >> >> > > channel
> >> >> >> > > will handle 2 devices, as well the 1st IDE channel's devices
> >> >> >> > > are
> >> >> >> > > the
> >> >> >> > > hard
> >> >> >> > > drives also set to CS from the factory. Now if they, the HD's
> >> >> >> > > are
> >> >> >> > > set
> >> >> >> > > master
> >> >> >> > > and slave on the 1st channel, then so should the devices on the
> >> >> >> > > 2nd
> >> >> >> > > channel
> >> >> >> > > be set the same way.
> >> >> >> > >
> >> >> >> > > Check the web site of the drive in question for a diagram or
> >> >> >> > > install
> >> >> >> > > guide
> >> >> >> > > and while there you may need to chat online to get a firmware
> >> >> >> > > update
> >> >> >> > > if
> >> >> >> > > available, just explain your dilemma with XP since SP2 update.
> >> >> >> > > Also
> >> >> >> > > ask
> >> >> >> > > about
> >> >> >> > > the media you are trying to burn to, it needs to be compatible
> >> >> >> > > too.
> >> >> >> > >
> >> >> >> > > j;-)
> >> >> >> > >
> >> >> >> > > "Brandon" wrote:
> >> >> >> > >
> >> >> >> > >> I am currently using Sonic Record! version 7.3. I cannot
> >> >> >> > >> format
> >> >> >> > >> the
> >> >> >> > >> disc, and when I open the program with a blank disc in the
> >> >> >> > >> drive,
> >> >> >> > >> it
> >> >> >> > >> just
> >> >> >> > >> says to insert a disc. When I open the program with an
> >> >> >> > >> un-recordable
> >> >> >> > >> disc
> >> >> >> > >> it can detect it no problem. As for how the drive jumpers are
> >> >> >> > >> set,
> >> >> >> > >> I
> >> >> >> > >> have
> >> >> >> > >> the DVD-ROM set for Master, but I'm not too certain on the
> >> >> >> > >> DVD-RW
> >> >> >> > >> because
> >> >> >> > >> it
> >> >> >> > >> does not have any markings on it. I believe I set it for
> >> >> >> > >> Cable
> >> >> >> > >> Select
> >> >> >> > >> based
> >> >> >> > >> on how I compared it to that of the previous DVD-RW.
> >> >> >> > >>
> >> >> >> > >> "Jaymon" <Jaymon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> >> >> > >> news:20FD7E9A-C8D7-4797-8270-5BCF2D04309B@microsoft.com...
> >> >> >> > >> > The blinking is normal the steady light means it's ready..
> >> >> >> > >> > What
> >> >> >> > >> > burning
> >> >> >> > >> > app
> >> >> >> > >> > are you using? Can you format the disk?
> >> >> >> > >> >
> >> >> >> > >> > Also, you said you switched the drives, are they both on the
> >> >> >> > >> > same
> >> >> >> > >> > secondary
> >> >> >> > >> > IDE channel and set to computer select? There are jumpers on
> >> >> >> > >> > the
> >> >> >> > >> > drive
> >> >> >> > >> > M,S,CS
> >> >> >> > >> > and it depends how the jumpers are set. If both are set to
> >> >> >> > >> > CS
> >> >> >> > >> > computer
> >> >> >> > >> > select, then you can switch them without changing the
> >> >> >> > >> > jumpers,
> >> >> >> > >> > However,
> >> >> >> > >> > if
> >> >> >> > >> > the 1st drive is set to M for master and the 2nd drive is
> >> >> >> > >> > set
> >> >> >> > >> > for
> >> >> >> > >> > S
> >> >> >> > >> > slave
> >> >> >> > >> > then you will have created more of a problem.
> >> >> >> > >> >
> >> >> >> > >> > Windows XP will not burn or format new media for you, you
> >> >> >> > >> > will
> >> >> >> > >> > need
> >> >> >> > >> > to
> >> >> >> > >> > use
> >> >> >> > >> > the software that came with the DVD-RW drive to format for
> >> >> >> > >> > either
> >> >> >> > >> > drag
> >> >> >> > >> > and
> >> >> >> > >> > drop burning like a floppy or erase the disk to burn and or
> >> >> >> > >> > copy
> >> >> >> > >> > video
> >> >> >> > >> > clips,
> >> >> >> > >> > DVDs. Use the software's Wizard to help you decide the
> >> >> >> > >> > proper
> >> >> >> > >> > burning
> >> >> >> > >> > technique.
> >> >> >> > >> >
> >> >> >> > >> > j
> >> >> >> > >> >
> >> >> >> > >> > "Brandon" wrote:
> >> >> >> > >> >
> >> >> >> > >> >> Sorry about that. I went into BIOS and inserted a blank
> >> >> >> > >> >> DVD
> >> >> >> > >> >> and
> >> >> >> > >> >> it
> >> >> >> > >> >> did
> >> >> >> > >> >> the
> >> >> >> > >> >> same thing as win Windows: blinked roughly 25 times and
> >> >> >> > >> >> then
> >> >> >> > >> >> stopped
> >> >> >> > >> >> blinking. I also opened up the tower and changed the
> >> >> >> > >> >> positions
> >> >> >> > >> >> of
> >> >> >> > >> >> the
> >> >> >> > >> >> DVD-ROM and DVD-RW drives just to see if anything different
> >> >> >> > >> >> would
> >> >> >> > >> >> happen,
> >> >> >> > >> >> but no. I seriously doubt that it is a hardware problem,
> >> >> >> > >> >> because
> >> >> >> > >> >> again,
> >> >> >> > >> >> this is a brand-new drive.
> >> >> >> > >> >>
> >> >> >> > >> >> Shenan Stanley wrote:
> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> For some reason, my DVD-RW drive(s) (I've bought more
Anonymous
July 29, 2005 2:39:13 AM

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Ok, on a hunch I decided to try a different blank DVD-RW and it has no
problem with it what-so-ever. even after burning data on it, I can still do
it, no problem. The same works with DVD-R's. I've got no direct idea why
this happens like this, but I think that this problem is solved.

"Jaymon" <Jaymon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:768645F1-1335-45AE-94DB-6C35BCAAB910@microsoft.com...
> Ok found this too..
> Make sure you read any info and I am not sure you need these just hang on
> to
> them just in case, and scan with your av program too..
>
> Install application and DOS device driver for ALL TOSHIBA ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM
> drives.
>
>
> http://www.toshiba-europe.com/storage/products/drivers/...
>
> Be cool be safe.
> j;-)
>
> "Brandon" wrote:
>
>> Lol, sorry about that, I forgot that Microsoft doesn't allow you to post
>> attachments.
>>
>> Anyway...
>> Model #: 52l4059012
>> Model: Toshiba CD/DVDW SD-R5372
>> ID String: ??? Not sure about this one
>> Firmware Version #: TU53
>>
>> I hope this helps.
>>
>> "Jaymon" <Jaymon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:18AC5BED-02AD-49EB-961C-4284A19A51E7@microsoft.com...
>> > And forgot to attach ie..paste it to the post...Yeah, I can tell you
>> > where
>> > to
>> > go fuzzball!!!!!
>> > Just kidding....
>> >
>> > Make an model #? Toshiba what? ID string and firmware ver #?
>> >
>> > j;-)
>> >
>> > "Brandon" wrote:
>> >
>> >> I forgot to run the tool before, so I just ran it, and attached the
>> >> results
>> >> to this post. I also went to Toshiba's home page, but they apparently
>> >> only
>> >> have that site for their printers and such. If you can tell me where
>> >> to
>> >> go
>> >> to get the updates, if any, I'd apprecaite it.
>> >>
>> >> "Jaymon" <Jaymon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> >> news:6E504AC9-0CBB-4B5D-9596-3CE9F55C7428@microsoft.com...
>> >> > Did you mention your burning software that you use? You may need to
>> >> > update
>> >> > that software and the firmware for the drive and or drivers if they
>> >> > apply
>> >> > for
>> >> > your drive from the drives OEM's web site..
>> >> >
>> >> > Did you run the Nero info tool to know the ID string and firmware
>> >> > ver
>> >> > for
>> >> > the DVD-RW drive in question?
>> >> >
>> >> > j;-)
>> >> >
>> >> > "Brandon" wrote:
>> >> >
>> >> >> Before I start, I should tell you all that I am re-posting this
>> >> >> with
>> >> >> all
>> >> >> of
>> >> >> the original correspondence at the end.
>> >> >>
>> >> >> I've done as described, put both drives back into their proper
>> >> >> place
>> >> >> on
>> >> >> the
>> >> >> tape and into the proper order (DVD-RW - master, DVD-ROM - slave).
>> >> >> On
>> >> >> a
>> >> >> hunch, I decided to pop in a DVD-R disc, and this was detected just
>> >> >> fine.
>> >> >> I
>> >> >> also put in a DVD-RW disc, but it was not detected. Seeing as how
>> >> >> I
>> >> >> have
>> >> >> data I want to append to an old DVD-RW disc, is there anything left
>> >> >> to
>> >> >> do?
>> >> >>
>> >> >> Original correspondence follows:
>> >> >> ------------------------------------
>> >> >> "Jaymon" <Jaymon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> >> >> news:19EE5962-8FF6-416D-83FA-B0BA137C62E7@microsoft.com...
>> >> >> >Ok, you had a dvd rw drive and replaced it with a new one and are
>> >> >> >still
>> >> >> >having the same problem or is it a new problem.
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> >Ok, so we can ID your drive download the nero info tool and run
>> >> >> >it.
>> >> >> >Also, see the drive string and firmware ver, maybe this will help
>> >> >> >you
>> >> >> >id
>> >> >> >both drives so I can help solve or point you in the right
>> >> >> >direction.
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> >Go to the site below and get the nero info tool.
>> >> >> >http://www.iomagic.com/Firmware/NeroInfotool/NeroInfoTo...
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> >Go here to see the drive string and firmware ver# for the info
>> >> >> >tool.
>> >> >> >http://www.iomagic.com/Firmware/NeroInfotool/neroinfoto...
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> >j;-)
>> >> >>
>> >> >> "Brandon" wrote:
>> >> >>
>> >> >> > I just checked the jumper settings for the drive, and they were
>> >> >> > identical
>> >> >> > to
>> >> >> > the one I had compared it to, so the jumpers are set correctly.
>> >> >> >
>> >> >> > "Jaymon" <Jaymon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> >> >> > news:19EE5962-8FF6-416D-83FA-B0BA137C62E7@microsoft.com...
>> >> >> > > Ok, you really need to get the jumper issue right first. On the
>> >> >> > > quick
>> >> >> > > installation guide for a retail boxed drive it should tell you
>> >> >> > > or
>> >> >> > > you
>> >> >> > > should
>> >> >> > > see a picture or diagram, sometimes it is on the top of the
>> >> >> > > unit
>> >> >> > > itself.
>> >> >> > > If
>> >> >> > > you look closely at were the jumper pins are and just above on
>> >> >> > > the
>> >> >> > > green
>> >> >> > > circuit board, some have small letters as in m,s,cs .
>> >> >> > > Also, the data cable as you look at it has three connectors the
>> >> >> > > one
>> >> >> > > at
>> >> >> > > the
>> >> >> > > end is for the top or master and the middle one is for the
>> >> >> > > slave
>> >> >> > > the
>> >> >> > > last
>> >> >> > > one
>> >> >> > > (blue usually) goes to the mother board.
>> >> >> > > It's a good idea to set any new device the same as the others,
>> >> >> > > if
>> >> >> > > your
>> >> >> > > system was bought OEM, then CS is used for HD and CD devices
>> >> >> > > from
>> >> >> > > the
>> >> >> > > factory. If you are adding the DVD burner under the original
>> >> >> > > device
>> >> >> > > that
>> >> >> > > was
>> >> >> > > set for CS then the burner should be set to CS as well. The 2nd
>> >> >> > > IDE
>> >> >> > > channel
>> >> >> > > will handle 2 devices, as well the 1st IDE channel's devices
>> >> >> > > are
>> >> >> > > the
>> >> >> > > hard
>> >> >> > > drives also set to CS from the factory. Now if they, the HD's
>> >> >> > > are
>> >> >> > > set
>> >> >> > > master
>> >> >> > > and slave on the 1st channel, then so should the devices on the
>> >> >> > > 2nd
>> >> >> > > channel
>> >> >> > > be set the same way.
>> >> >> > >
>> >> >> > > Check the web site of the drive in question for a diagram or
>> >> >> > > install
>> >> >> > > guide
>> >> >> > > and while there you may need to chat online to get a firmware
>> >> >> > > update
>> >> >> > > if
>> >> >> > > available, just explain your dilemma with XP since SP2 update.
>> >> >> > > Also
>> >> >> > > ask
>> >> >> > > about
>> >> >> > > the media you are trying to burn to, it needs to be compatible
>> >> >> > > too.
>> >> >> > >
>> >> >> > > j;-)
>> >> >> > >
>> >> >> > > "Brandon" wrote:
>> >> >> > >
>> >> >> > >> I am currently using Sonic Record! version 7.3. I cannot
>> >> >> > >> format
>> >> >> > >> the
>> >> >> > >> disc, and when I open the program with a blank disc in the
>> >> >> > >> drive,
>> >> >> > >> it
>> >> >> > >> just
>> >> >> > >> says to insert a disc. When I open the program with an
>> >> >> > >> un-recordable
>> >> >> > >> disc
>> >> >> > >> it can detect it no problem. As for how the drive jumpers are
>> >> >> > >> set,
>> >> >> > >> I
>> >> >> > >> have
>> >> >> > >> the DVD-ROM set for Master, but I'm not too certain on the
>> >> >> > >> DVD-RW
>> >> >> > >> because
>> >> >> > >> it
>> >> >> > >> does not have any markings on it. I believe I set it for
>> >> >> > >> Cable
>> >> >> > >> Select
>> >> >> > >> based
>> >> >> > >> on how I compared it to that of the previous DVD-RW.
>> >> >> > >>
>> >> >> > >> "Jaymon" <Jaymon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> >> >> > >> news:20FD7E9A-C8D7-4797-8270-5BCF2D04309B@microsoft.com...
>> >> >> > >> > The blinking is normal the steady light means it's ready..
>> >> >> > >> > What
>> >> >> > >> > burning
>> >> >> > >> > app
>> >> >> > >> > are you using? Can you format the disk?
>> >> >> > >> >
>> >> >> > >> > Also, you said you switched the drives, are they both on the
>> >> >> > >> > same
>> >> >> > >> > secondary
>> >> >> > >> > IDE channel and set to computer select? There are jumpers on
>> >> >> > >> > the
>> >> >> > >> > drive
>> >> >> > >> > M,S,CS
>> >> >> > >> > and it depends how the jumpers are set. If both are set to
>> >> >> > >> > CS
>> >> >> > >> > computer
>> >> >> > >> > select, then you can switch them without changing the
>> >> >> > >> > jumpers,
>> >> >> > >> > However,
>> >> >> > >> > if
>> >> >> > >> > the 1st drive is set to M for master and the 2nd drive is
>> >> >> > >> > set
>> >> >> > >> > for
>> >> >> > >> > S
>> >> >> > >> > slave
>> >> >> > >> > then you will have created more of a problem.
>> >> >> > >> >
>> >> >> > >> > Windows XP will not burn or format new media for you, you
>> >> >> > >> > will
>> >> >> > >> > need
>> >> >> > >> > to
>> >> >> > >> > use
>> >> >> > >> > the software that came with the DVD-RW drive to format for
>> >> >> > >> > either
>> >> >> > >> > drag
>> >> >> > >> > and
>> >> >> > >> > drop burning like a floppy or erase the disk to burn and or
>> >> >> > >> > copy
>> >> >> > >> > video
>> >> >> > >> > clips,
>> >> >> > >> > DVDs. Use the software's Wizard to help you decide the
>> >> >> > >> > proper
>> >> >> > >> > burning
>> >> >> > >> > technique.
>> >> >> > >> >
>> >> >> > >> > j
>> >> >> > >> >
>> >> >> > >> > "Brandon" wrote:
>> >> >> > >> >
>> >> >> > >> >> Sorry about that. I went into BIOS and inserted a blank
>> >> >> > >> >> DVD
>> >> >> > >> >> and
>> >> >> > >> >> it
>> >> >> > >> >> did
>> >> >> > >> >> the
>> >> >> > >> >> same thing as win Windows: blinked roughly 25 times and
>> >> >> > >> >> then
>> >> >> > >> >> stopped
>> >> >> > >> >> blinking. I also opened up the tower and changed the
>> >> >> > >> >> positions
>> >> >> > >> >> of
>> >> >> > >> >> the
>> >> >> > >> >> DVD-ROM and DVD-RW drives just to see if anything different
>> >> >> > >> >> would
>> >> >> > >> >> happen,
>> >> >> > >> >> but no. I seriously doubt that it is a hardware problem,
>> >> >> > >> >> because
>> >> >> > >> >> again,
>> >> >> > >> >> this is a brand-new drive.
>> >> >> > >> >>
>> >> >> > >> >> Shenan Stanley wrote:
>> >> >> > >> >> >>
>> >> >> > >> >> >> For some reason, my DVD-RW drive(s) (I've bought more
>> >> >> > >> >> >> since
>> >> >> > >> >> >> this
>> >> >> > >> >> >> started to happen) will no longer detect writable DVDs
>> >> >> > >> >> >> or
>> >> >> > >> >> >> CDs.
>> >> >> > >> >> >> I
>> >> >> > >> >> >> installed a new DVD-RW burner earlier, about 30 minutes
>> >> >> > >> >> >> ago
>> >> >> > >> >> >> actually,
>> >> >> > >> >> >> and when I inserted a blank DVD-RW, the drive blinked
>> >> >> > >> >> >> several
>> >> >> > >> >> >> times
>> >> >> > >> >> >> and then just stayed lit. I'm fairly certain that this
>> >> >> > >> >> >> is
>> >> >> > >> >> >> a
>> >> >> > >> >> >> Windows
>> >> >> > >> >> >> problem instead of a drive problem. Can anyone help me
>> >> >> > >> >> >> with
>> >> >> > >> >> >> this?
>> >> >> > >> >> >
>> >> >> > >> >> > Shenan Stanley wrote:
>> >> >> > >> >> >> If you go into your system BIOS (before Windows ever
>> >> >> > >> >> >> loads)
>> >> >> > >> >> >> and
>> >> >> > >> >> >> then
>> >> >> > >> >> >> eject the empty drive bay, insert a DVD and watch the
>> >> >> > >> >> >> light -
>> >> >> > >> >> >> what
>> >> >> > >> >> >> happens?
>> >> >> > >> >> >
>> >> >> > >> >> > Brandon wrote:
>> >> >> > >> >> >> I know that it laready detect regular DVDs and CDs in
>> >> >> > >> >> >> Windows.
>> >> >> > >> >> >> I
>> >> >> > >> >> >> forogot to mention that.
>> >> >> > >> >> >
>> >> >> > >> >> > Okay - but that does not answer the question asked..
>> >> >> > >> >> >
>> >> >> > >> >> > How does it react when Windows is out of the picture.
>> >> >> > >> >> > You
>> >> >> > >> >> > were
>> >> >> > >> >> > quick
>> >> >> > >> >> > to
>> >> >> > >> >> > blame Windows - this is why I gave you the test to see
>> >> >> > >> >> > how
>> >> >> > >> >> > the
>> >> >> > >> >> > drives
>> >> >> > >> >> > react when Windows is NOT in the picture.
>> >> >> > >> >> >
>> >> >> > >> >> > Or, are you saying it no longer pops up in Windows and
>> >> >> > >> >> > ask
>> >> >> > >> >> > uyou
>> >> >> > >> >> > what
>> >> >> > >> >> > to
>> >> >> > >> >> > do
>> >> >> > >> >> > with the blank CD/DVDs and this is your problem? Can you
>> >> >> > >> >> > still
>> >> >> > >> >> > write
>> >> >> > >> >> > to
>> >> >> > >> >> > the blank CD/DVDs using whatever method you had grown
>> >> >> > >> >> > accustomed
>> >> >> > >> >> > to
>> >> >> > >> >> > using
>> >> >> > >> >> > *if* you go through the application(s) manually (without
>> >> >> > >> >> > notification
>> >> >> > >> >> > from
Anonymous
July 29, 2005 2:39:14 AM

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Fantastic !!!!

So glad to hear that, now you can take off the pacemaker and eat cake...

Don't hesitate to post if you need assistance, if I can't help somebody
will...
Be cool be safe..
j;-)

"Brandon" wrote:

> Ok, on a hunch I decided to try a different blank DVD-RW and it has no
> problem with it what-so-ever. even after burning data on it, I can still do
> it, no problem. The same works with DVD-R's. I've got no direct idea why
> this happens like this, but I think that this problem is solved.
>
> "Jaymon" <Jaymon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:768645F1-1335-45AE-94DB-6C35BCAAB910@microsoft.com...
> > Ok found this too..
> > Make sure you read any info and I am not sure you need these just hang on
> > to
> > them just in case, and scan with your av program too..
> >
> > Install application and DOS device driver for ALL TOSHIBA ATAPI CD/DVD-ROM
> > drives.
> >
> >
> > http://www.toshiba-europe.com/storage/products/drivers/...
> >
> > Be cool be safe.
> > j;-)
> >
> > "Brandon" wrote:
> >
> >> Lol, sorry about that, I forgot that Microsoft doesn't allow you to post
> >> attachments.
> >>
> >> Anyway...
> >> Model #: 52l4059012
> >> Model: Toshiba CD/DVDW SD-R5372
> >> ID String: ??? Not sure about this one
> >> Firmware Version #: TU53
> >>
> >> I hope this helps.
> >>
> >> "Jaymon" <Jaymon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:18AC5BED-02AD-49EB-961C-4284A19A51E7@microsoft.com...
> >> > And forgot to attach ie..paste it to the post...Yeah, I can tell you
> >> > where
> >> > to
> >> > go fuzzball!!!!!
> >> > Just kidding....
> >> >
> >> > Make an model #? Toshiba what? ID string and firmware ver #?
> >> >
> >> > j;-)
> >> >
> >> > "Brandon" wrote:
> >> >
> >> >> I forgot to run the tool before, so I just ran it, and attached the
> >> >> results
> >> >> to this post. I also went to Toshiba's home page, but they apparently
> >> >> only
> >> >> have that site for their printers and such. If you can tell me where
> >> >> to
> >> >> go
> >> >> to get the updates, if any, I'd apprecaite it.
> >> >>
> >> >> "Jaymon" <Jaymon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> >> news:6E504AC9-0CBB-4B5D-9596-3CE9F55C7428@microsoft.com...
> >> >> > Did you mention your burning software that you use? You may need to
> >> >> > update
> >> >> > that software and the firmware for the drive and or drivers if they
> >> >> > apply
> >> >> > for
> >> >> > your drive from the drives OEM's web site..
> >> >> >
> >> >> > Did you run the Nero info tool to know the ID string and firmware
> >> >> > ver
> >> >> > for
> >> >> > the DVD-RW drive in question?
> >> >> >
> >> >> > j;-)
> >> >> >
> >> >> > "Brandon" wrote:
> >> >> >
> >> >> >> Before I start, I should tell you all that I am re-posting this
> >> >> >> with
> >> >> >> all
> >> >> >> of
> >> >> >> the original correspondence at the end.
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> I've done as described, put both drives back into their proper
> >> >> >> place
> >> >> >> on
> >> >> >> the
> >> >> >> tape and into the proper order (DVD-RW - master, DVD-ROM - slave).
> >> >> >> On
> >> >> >> a
> >> >> >> hunch, I decided to pop in a DVD-R disc, and this was detected just
> >> >> >> fine.
> >> >> >> I
> >> >> >> also put in a DVD-RW disc, but it was not detected. Seeing as how
> >> >> >> I
> >> >> >> have
> >> >> >> data I want to append to an old DVD-RW disc, is there anything left
> >> >> >> to
> >> >> >> do?
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> Original correspondence follows:
> >> >> >> ------------------------------------
> >> >> >> "Jaymon" <Jaymon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> >> >> news:19EE5962-8FF6-416D-83FA-B0BA137C62E7@microsoft.com...
> >> >> >> >Ok, you had a dvd rw drive and replaced it with a new one and are
> >> >> >> >still
> >> >> >> >having the same problem or is it a new problem.
> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >Ok, so we can ID your drive download the nero info tool and run
> >> >> >> >it.
> >> >> >> >Also, see the drive string and firmware ver, maybe this will help
> >> >> >> >you
> >> >> >> >id
> >> >> >> >both drives so I can help solve or point you in the right
> >> >> >> >direction.
> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >Go to the site below and get the nero info tool.
> >> >> >> >http://www.iomagic.com/Firmware/NeroInfotool/NeroInfoTo...
> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >Go here to see the drive string and firmware ver# for the info
> >> >> >> >tool.
> >> >> >> >http://www.iomagic.com/Firmware/NeroInfotool/neroinfoto...
> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> >j;-)
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> "Brandon" wrote:
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> > I just checked the jumper settings for the drive, and they were
> >> >> >> > identical
> >> >> >> > to
> >> >> >> > the one I had compared it to, so the jumpers are set correctly.
> >> >> >> >
> >> >> >> > "Jaymon" <Jaymon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> >> >> > news:19EE5962-8FF6-416D-83FA-B0BA137C62E7@microsoft.com...
> >> >> >> > > Ok, you really need to get the jumper issue right first. On the
> >> >> >> > > quick
> >> >> >> > > installation guide for a retail boxed drive it should tell you
> >> >> >> > > or
> >> >> >> > > you
> >> >> >> > > should
> >> >> >> > > see a picture or diagram, sometimes it is on the top of the
> >> >> >> > > unit
> >> >> >> > > itself.
> >> >> >> > > If
> >> >> >> > > you look closely at were the jumper pins are and just above on
> >> >> >> > > the
> >> >> >> > > green
> >> >> >> > > circuit board, some have small letters as in m,s,cs .
> >> >> >> > > Also, the data cable as you look at it has three connectors the
> >> >> >> > > one
> >> >> >> > > at
> >> >> >> > > the
> >> >> >> > > end is for the top or master and the middle one is for the
> >> >> >> > > slave
> >> >> >> > > the
> >> >> >> > > last
> >> >> >> > > one
> >> >> >> > > (blue usually) goes to the mother board.
> >> >> >> > > It's a good idea to set any new device the same as the others,
> >> >> >> > > if
> >> >> >> > > your
> >> >> >> > > system was bought OEM, then CS is used for HD and CD devices
> >> >> >> > > from
> >> >> >> > > the
> >> >> >> > > factory. If you are adding the DVD burner under the original
> >> >> >> > > device
> >> >> >> > > that
> >> >> >> > > was
> >> >> >> > > set for CS then the burner should be set to CS as well. The 2nd
> >> >> >> > > IDE
> >> >> >> > > channel
> >> >> >> > > will handle 2 devices, as well the 1st IDE channel's devices
> >> >> >> > > are
> >> >> >> > > the
> >> >> >> > > hard
> >> >> >> > > drives also set to CS from the factory. Now if they, the HD's
> >> >> >> > > are
> >> >> >> > > set
> >> >> >> > > master
> >> >> >> > > and slave on the 1st channel, then so should the devices on the
> >> >> >> > > 2nd
> >> >> >> > > channel
> >> >> >> > > be set the same way.
> >> >> >> > >
> >> >> >> > > Check the web site of the drive in question for a diagram or
> >> >> >> > > install
> >> >> >> > > guide
> >> >> >> > > and while there you may need to chat online to get a firmware
> >> >> >> > > update
> >> >> >> > > if
> >> >> >> > > available, just explain your dilemma with XP since SP2 update.
> >> >> >> > > Also
> >> >> >> > > ask
> >> >> >> > > about
> >> >> >> > > the media you are trying to burn to, it needs to be compatible
> >> >> >> > > too.
> >> >> >> > >
> >> >> >> > > j;-)
> >> >> >> > >
> >> >> >> > > "Brandon" wrote:
> >> >> >> > >
> >> >> >> > >> I am currently using Sonic Record! version 7.3. I cannot
> >> >> >> > >> format
> >> >> >> > >> the
> >> >> >> > >> disc, and when I open the program with a blank disc in the
> >> >> >> > >> drive,
> >> >> >> > >> it
> >> >> >> > >> just
> >> >> >> > >> says to insert a disc. When I open the program with an
> >> >> >> > >> un-recordable
> >> >> >> > >> disc
> >> >> >> > >> it can detect it no problem. As for how the drive jumpers are
> >> >> >> > >> set,
> >> >> >> > >> I
> >> >> >> > >> have
> >> >> >> > >> the DVD-ROM set for Master, but I'm not too certain on the
> >> >> >> > >> DVD-RW
> >> >> >> > >> because
> >> >> >> > >> it
> >> >> >> > >> does not have any markings on it. I believe I set it for
> >> >> >> > >> Cable
> >> >> >> > >> Select
> >> >> >> > >> based
> >> >> >> > >> on how I compared it to that of the previous DVD-RW.
> >> >> >> > >>
> >> >> >> > >> "Jaymon" <Jaymon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> >> >> > >> news:20FD7E9A-C8D7-4797-8270-5BCF2D04309B@microsoft.com...
> >> >> >> > >> > The blinking is normal the steady light means it's ready..
> >> >> >> > >> > What
> >> >> >> > >> > burning
> >> >> >> > >> > app
> >> >> >> > >> > are you using? Can you format the disk?
> >> >> >> > >> >
> >> >> >> > >> > Also, you said you switched the drives, are they both on the
> >> >> >> > >> > same
> >> >> >> > >> > secondary
> >> >> >> > >> > IDE channel and set to computer select? There are jumpers on
> >> >> >> > >> > the
> >> >> >> > >> > drive
> >> >> >> > >> > M,S,CS
> >> >> >> > >> > and it depends how the jumpers are set. If both are set to
> >> >> >> > >> > CS
> >> >> >> > >> > computer
> >> >> >> > >> > select, then you can switch them without changing the
> >> >> >> > >> > jumpers,
> >> >> >> > >> > However,
> >> >> >> > >> > if
> >> >> >> > >> > the 1st drive is set to M for master and the 2nd drive is
> >> >> >> > >> > set
> >> >> >> > >> > for
> >> >> >> > >> > S
> >> >> >> > >> > slave
> >> >> >> > >> > then you will have created more of a problem.
> >> >> >> > >> >
> >> >> >> > >> > Windows XP will not burn or format new media for you, you
> >> >> >> > >> > will
> >> >> >> > >> > need
> >> >> >> > >> > to
> >> >> >> > >> > use
> >> >> >> > >> > the software that came with the DVD-RW drive to format for
> >> >> >> > >> > either
> >> >> >> > >> > drag
> >> >> >> > >> > and
> >> >> >> > >> > drop burning like a floppy or erase the disk to burn and or
> >> >> >> > >> > copy
> >> >> >> > >> > video
> >> >> >> > >> > clips,
> >> >> >> > >> > DVDs. Use the software's Wizard to help you decide the
> >> >> >> > >> > proper
> >> >> >> > >> > burning
> >> >> >> > >> > technique.
> >> >> >> > >> >
> >> >> >> > >> > j
> >> >> >> > >> >
> >> >> >> > >> > "Brandon" wrote:
> >> >> >> > >> >
> >> >> >> > >> >> Sorry about that. I went into BIOS and inserted a blank
> >> >> >> > >> >> DVD
> >> >> >> > >> >> and
> >> >> >> > >> >> it
> >> >> >> > >> >> did
> >> >> >> > >> >> the
> >> >> >> > >> >> same thing as win Windows: blinked roughly 25 times and
> >> >> >> > >> >> then
> >> >> >> > >> >> stopped
> >> >> >> > >> >> blinking. I also opened up the tower and changed the
> >> >> >> > >> >> positions
> >> >> >> > >> >> of
> >> >> >> > >> >> the
> >> >> >> > >> >> DVD-ROM and DVD-RW drives just to see if anything different
> >> >> >> > >> >> would
> >> >> >> > >> >> happen,
> >> >> >> > >> >> but no. I seriously doubt that it is a hardware problem,
> >> >> >> > >> >> because
> >> >> >> > >> >> again,
> >> >> >> > >> >> this is a brand-new drive.
> >> >> >> > >> >>
> >> >> >> > >> >> Shenan Stanley wrote:
> >> >> >> > >> >> >>
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> For some reason, my DVD-RW drive(s) (I've bought more
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> since
> >> >> >> > >> >> >> this
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