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Rewriteable DVD not recognized - All other media recognized

Q: Rewriteable DVD not recognized - All other media recognized


My laptop does not recgonize DVD+/-RW. It recognizes all other media except rewriteable DVD.

Following are my specs
OS: Windows Vista Home Basic
Laptop Brand and Make: Sony Vaio N Series (VGN-N37GH/B)
DVD Drive: Sony DVD RW AW-G540A ATA Device
DVD Media Brand (which I tried): Sony DVD-RW

What I've tried:
1)Reached out to Sony support and they suggested removal of upper filter and lower filter as per Microsoft KB (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060)
2)Uninstalling Roxio and Nero
3)Reinstalling Nero

I am attaching output of Nero Info, Error during the burn process, screenshot of Nero Info Tool and screenshot of Nero Express Essentials.

Not sure what is wrong where and sony support as usual is not helpful...
Please heeeellllllppppp......

Preferred Solution: Rewriteable DVD not recognized - All other media recognized

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A: Rewriteable DVD not recognized - All other media recognized

Your DVD player may not be re-writeable. Check your specs. Some players are read only and some are read/write. At least this will help you to the next step in determining a solution.

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I tried replacing the hard drive on my Inspiron 9300 with a 200G drive.  The administrative computer tools in Windows XP recognized it, but the BIOS showed it as 130G or so.  I finally had to replace the drive with a smaller one.  I had the latest BIOS version.  Is there a BIOS fix that will allow the larger hard drive to be used?

A:Hard drive not recognized by BIOS but recognized by WINDOWS Inspiron 9300

Not on the 9300s that use EIDE (parallel ATA) drives, no - the limit is 137G in BIOS setup.

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I just rebuilt an old system using Windows 7 Home Premium after using WinXP pro for many years. The primary hard drive is WDC 150 Mg and Win7 is installed and updated to current with SP1. I dropped a second WDC hard drive in, formatted and was going to use it for a 2nd backup unit. Both of these are sata. Both hard drives are recognized by Disk Management but when I select Computer on the start menu ONLY the primary 150 Mg drive is recognized. If I plug in an external drive, both Computer and Disk Management recognizes the external drive. How do I have Win7 recognize my backup WDC drive so I can use it.

Thank you

A:hard drive NOT recognized in computer but IS recognized in disk mgmnt.

Quote: Originally Posted by PERSIL

I just rebuilt an old system using Windows 7 Home Premium after using WinXP pro for many years. The primary hard drive is WDC 150 Mg and Win7 is installed and updated to current with SP1. I dropped a second WDC hard drive in, formatted and was going to use it for a 2nd backup unit. Both of these are sata. Both hard drives are recognized by Disk Management but when I select Computer on the start menu ONLY the primary 150 Mg drive is recognized. If I plug in an external drive, both Computer and Disk Management recognizes the external drive. How do I have Win7 recognize my backup WDC drive so I can use it.

Thank you

Had similarities on my pc.

Goto BIOS, there you have 4 options.

Primary Master
Secondary Master

Primary Slave
Secondary Slave

Set it as follows:

Primary Master -----> Main Boot HDD
Secondary Master -----> EMPTY

Primary Slave -----> CD/DVD RAM
Secondary Slave -----> Secondary backup HDD
Hpe it helps!


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I have a PC which is having a lot of trouble recognizing a USB data acquisition device. Starting from a situation where the PC *does* recognize the device, here is the basic pattern:

1. PC shows device in Device Manager under "Data Acquisition Devices".

2. If the PC is power-cycled via the power plug itself, the device is no longer recognized under Device Manager ("Unknown Device").

3. If the PC is power-cycled via Start Menu --> Turn Off, same results as above, no longer recognized.

4. If the PC is power-cycled via Start Menu --> Restart, no problems, device recognized.

When the device is not recognized, unplugging and replugging the USB cable makes no difference to the situation. In order to correct the issue, I disable and then enable via Device Manager (which also involves a restart).

This pattern is extremely repeatable.

I am working with WinXP SP2, Pentium, 2.8 GHz, 504 MB RAM.

This PC was returned from a customer site - the PC and USB device are used in a machine my company manufactures. Apparently this issue just started happening one day. We want not only to correct the issue, but in fact to understand the root cause and ensure it will not happen again in the future.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated - thanks!

A:USB Device Recognized / Not Recognized based on shut-down method

You could try reinstalling the usb drivers.
JohnWill has fix that is worth a try

Johnwill's solution

Create a file with NOTEPAD containing the following lines and save it as FIX.REG
-------------------------- Use text after this line --------------------------------

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Environment]

-------------------------- Use text before this line --------------------------------

Double click on FIX.REG and say yes to the Merge Into Registry question.

Unplug ALL USB devices.
Open Device Manager.
View, Show Hidden Devices.
Uninstall all devices under USB Controllers.
Uninstall all devices under Disk Drives that you know are not present.
Uninstall all devices under Storage Volumes. Say no to any reboot prompts until you are finished. Also, if a Storage Volume doesn't uninstall, ignore it and move to the next one.
If you have a yellow ? with unknown devices, uninstall all of the entries there as well.

When this is done, reboot TWICE.

Reconnect the USB devices and see if they're recognized properly.

NOTE: If you have a USB keyboard and/or mouse, you'll have to modify the instructions and leave enough parts for those to function. I don't have one yet, so I haven't had time to modify the instructions.
Microsoft MVP - Shell/User

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Hello all. It has been a while since I've needed help but my run of luck has hit an ugly downturn. Moved my computer three weeks ago and had not plugged it all back together till last night. All these years I had used it without a password to log in but a few months back a tech friend expressed horror at this so I started using one. Last night no matter what I did it wouldn't let me log in, saying incorrect password. Today as I messed around again I went through the steps of asking it to reset password (even though I didn't have disc for reset) and realized it does not seem to be recognizing my internal drive. If one of my externals are on they come up but if I turn off externals I get a bubble that says 'No Drive. This feature requires removable media etc.' My drive seems to be running and the Windows logos do appear during boot. My keyboard seems to be functioning to type password, but when I hit F8 while rebooting I get no reaction, so cannot boot to safe mode, just goes right back to log in page. I have had mold/moisture issues in this new house but have had a dehumidifier running since just a few days after computer arrived here. However I do see some evidence of mold or dust in the case, not a lot but some. Not sure what the root of this problem is but I am trying hard not to panic. Any ideas?

A:Internal drive not recognized/password not recognized

Your tech. friend may have mis-understood when you need a password.
If you are at home and only you and you trusted family have access to you computer, there is no need whatsoever for a logon password.
The only time I have ever needed one is when I was using my own laptop on clients site when I was contracting and I would leave it on the desk over lunch.

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I have an 8GB sd card i used while traveling and upon trying to get the pictures from it the computer does not recognize the card at all, no prompts, nothing. I have tried it in multiple pcs and macs and no response. My Cannon Rebel XS camera says no images found. However, when I plug it into my brother's Cannon PowerShot it actually recognizes and shows all pictures on the card. Does anyone have any reason why this is happening and how I can recover the pictures? I am not willing to just format to make the card work again, I must have these pictures.

A:SD Card not recognized in computer but recognized on camera

Have you tried leaving the card in the camera and attaching to the computer to d/l the pictures that way. I have an Olympus camera and the pictures will d/l fine with the card left in the camera.

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I'm running xp with SP2. I have an internal HP DVD 640c Dual Layer writer with the current firmware upgrade. I just purchased Memorex 8.5 gb DVD+R DL discs from Tiger Direct. When i insert the discs into the drive the computer doesn't even recognize that there is a disc in the drive. I've burned DL discs before using this burner. They worked fine. Now I'm stumped.

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Lately, when I plug in my CF or SD card to the computers media slots, I do not receive the familiar tone and they are not recognized. When looking under "Computer" they are not assigned any drive letter. I have tried numerous cards with the same results. And for the last year everything has worked fine.

However, if I leave the cards in the slots and 'Restart' Windows 7, then both cards are shown available and assigned a drive letter giving me access to all the photos.

So it kinda seems like some missing piece of the puzzle I just can't understand that is causing it to act that way. Anyone have any thoughts as to what I could look for?

Thanks. Jim

PS/ USB flash drives work fine when plugged in, sound tone, get assigned letter.

A:Media cards not recognized (kinda)

I think I solved my own problem. I uninstalled the drivers for the media slot then, upon reboot, it was recreated. Now working fine.

Thanks. Jim

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I am unable to sync any downloads or music using any Media Players because none of the players recognize that anything is there, however, I have Windows Media Player, Media Monkey and Winamp. Winamp sees something on my J: drive but does not see the device as an MP 3 player so therefore will not sync my download to the device. This was not a problem two weeks ago and I don't know what changed or what I did to change any settings. All USB ports are working fine and powered up. My computer sees the devices but not Windows. 7 - 64. Out of ideas and would appreciate your help

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All of a sudden I can't reliably play any video media on my Win 8 64bit computer -- was working fine yesterday and AFAIK nothing (other than perhaps Windows automatic updates) changed. My first thought was to try and restore but even though I'm sure I created a restore point it tells me there isn't one. Sigh.

Okay, so then I try to perform a reset (but keeping all my files) and it tells me some files are missing and to insert my recovery media. All well and good, I actually have that (and know where it is) but when I insert the disk it tells me it is NOT a recovery disk.

It is, of course, precisely that -- a Windows 8 Recovery Media for Windows 8 Products 64 bit. I am running an official copy of Win 8 (well, 8.1, but I have no media for that since it was a free update). Yes, it's OEM (Dell) but that shouldn't make a difference. What the !#!%$! is going on here? And, more importantly, what I am to do now?

A:Windows Recovery Media not recognized

Be very careful, a reset will put your system back to a factory condition and remove all your files.

You might try running the Performance troubleshooter to see if it finds anything related to the video problem. Could it be related to sound for the video?

Is this video media a file on your system, a special type of file, on something from online and streaming?

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My HP Media Center quit working after updating with windows SP3. THen before that was resolved, I had a crash and replaced the motherboard and battery pack. Now my HP system recovery won't work so I had to buy another copy of windows XP media center 2005 to get the operating system up. It just loads as windows xp and I can't get it to load it as Media Center...not sure what I'm doing wrong. I read on the internet that certain service packs had to be loaded, but I get a message saying those can only be upgrades for Media Center computer. Does anyone have any suggestions as to what I've done wrong? My next step is to reformat the hard drive and start over from scratch, but not sure that will resolve my issue. THANKS!!

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I recently purchased the Samsung YH-999 portable media player and for the past two weeks i simply cannot make it be recognized by windows.I followed the instructions as described in the manual for the player install and wmp10. The unit charges and powers on and i can see the various menus as well as see the drive capacity. It doesn't show up in My computer and Media player 10 doesn't see it also. I checked various forums to find a solution and tried the solutions mentionned and still no change. I always have to tell windows what kind of device i'm installing. In Device manager it shows up as MTP device and the properties tab tell me that the device is working properly. I tried the registry fix of the Enum hive and giving permissions to read acces to the Everyone group. I also tried the sc stop and start umwdf in the run window. In the control panel under the portable media tab my compact flash card is seen in there and Media player recognize it .Thinking that something might interfering with the install of the unit i re-formated the windows partition (not quick format) and re-installed windows. At that moment there was nothing else installed and all USB devices were unplugged. I tried then to install it and still no result. I then added SP 1 and tried it and again no success. After that i installed SP 2 and tried again . The result was the same again. I updated the bios and also tried anothe USB cable. I also tried on my laptop to see if it would work but that ... Read more

A:Portable media player not recognized in XP

I finally brought the device to a repair centre in january and got it back this weekend. They changed the USB plug on the unit. They even left on the unit some songs,pictures and the video content on the install CD to show that it's working. I'm trying as best as i can to have it working with my desktop and laptop pc's but i still can't have it recognized by windows. Of course media player 10 doesn't see it .This thing is driving me nuts. I only get the mention that the MTP device is working properly in device manager. When i get to select which driver to install in the add hardware screen i have the choice of the one from the cd which is dated in 2002 and another one dated in 2004. I tried with both and still no results. As mentioned in my original post i have sp2 installed and tried various solutions for it like giving permissions to the everyone group in the registry. I disabled USB power management. If i can't make this thing work i think i'm gonna put it on sale on Ebay and let somebody else have the headache of making this work. The unit is working since they managed to install stuff on it . It seems to me that these kind of units either work with your computer or they don't. From all the posts i've seen on the net about these kinds of players i'm not the only one with this kind of problems. Frankly i will never recommend somebody buying one, they're not worth the hassle. I bought the unit in late october and as of ... Read more

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Hello everyone..
Yesterday my laptop pushed a new Win 10 update, and all went fine, or at least I think so.
But today I see that my Sony WALKMAN - which I used with no problem until now, can't be recognized anymore.

Basically it just shows as (E or Usb Drive E: but when I click it it says "Please insert a disk into E:/" like there is nothing there.

Now the interesting part is.. if I go to Device Manager I see it and clicking on properties etc t says it's working fine.

But if I go to Disk Management, the Drive shows as 14 gb of unallocated space and it's greyed out.

However, if I put it on my brother's laptop, it works perfectly and it can be opened, music moved into it etc - it shows as Healthy - Primary Partition in Disk Management. So it doesn't seem broken...

It's the same on each of the 4 usb ports btw. But, other usb devices (2 phones, 1 tablet) don't have any issue and are detected.

What could have caused this? I tried the basic Disable/Enable in Device Manager and also Uninstall Driver.. It doesn't do anything, it appears back when I replug it in.

No change in Safe Mode and no change after sfc /scannow

If anyone has any idea I'd be happy to try anything to fix this..


A:USB device not recognized on my laptop but recognized in other pcs/lap

This problem is being reported by many forum members with many different USB devices. It seems that Windows 10 Anniversary is having problems properly recognizing certain USB drives and devices. So far, no one has come up with a clear fix for this issue but it sounds like it is clearly related to the Anniversary update. For the record, I did a clean install and have not had any issues but most of the people reporting this problem make reference to updating to Anniversary.

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I have an old PC (Compaq Presario Desktop 7470 ) that i purchased from a yard sale. I removed the old HD and replaced it with a quantum 30gb at Lct 20 HD that had Windows ME OS on it. I booted the pc and it booted fine except windows booted up in 16 bit color. I shut down and booted again. same thing. i shut down a third time and checked BIOS settings, then set them to default. Now BIOS doesn't recognize the HD or the CD-ROM drive. I have checked all connection, reset BIOS, removed the CMOS battery, I literally have tried everything I can think of to get things going on this old PC, but I am at the end of my rope. I will say that scandisk will recognize the HD and says it is OK. I have also taken the HD out and hooked it up to another PC and it boots up Windows ME just fine. I have also tried every jumper setting on the HD and Cd-rom to no avail and the only drive that shows up in BIOS is the 3.5 floppy drive which will boot up a Windows ME Boot Disk. I don't have a problem installing a fresh OS but want and need the PC to recognize the drives before i can do that correct?
I am ready to pull my hair out!! Can anyone please help me?!!!?

A:HD recognized by scandisk but HD not recognized by BIOS

probably the booting sequence is wrong due to the fact that you told the BIOS to load the preferred defaults. If you have a standard BIOS:

*go to advanced BIOS settings.... your going to see a big list of options .

<< check this picture for visual example>>
*take a look at the first , second and third boot device and change them to:

1- HDD - 0
2- HDD - 1
3- HDD - 2

Alternate them accordingly.

**probably the reason why your pc booted up at 16 bit the first time , may be
because you haven't installed the drivers for your video card yet.

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I recently added two sticks of new RAM to my computer, but when I turned it on again I got the two-beep "RAM Not Detected" signal. I removed the new RAM, but I still got the two-beep signal after turning it on. I've removed the old RAM, sprayed the area with duster, put the old RAM back and still have the same problem.

What to do? Thanks.

A:Solved: New RAM not recognized - removed it now the old RAM isn't recognized

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My HP DV6 is having...issues.  windows 7.  A bit of history: Recently (2 months ago) it quit installing Windows updates, and would download 3 everytime I shut down.  HP support could not help, nor did the Fix-It programs work.  Had to restore to factory defaults and that solved THAT problem. Recently tried reading camera card (which I have done before), but it did not read/was not recognized.  Today, tried to run a DVD, and when it didn't automatically start, I found out it isn't recognized. Tried HP Support Assistant, which told me the model # of the DVD drive I was using, then proceeded to say there was something wrong with the driver...and it couldn't fix it. More?  Explorer (windows, not Internet) will frequently time out or crash... I have Norton Internet Security with live update, and have yet to have any virus issues.  Any assistance or questions greatly appreciated!

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A:HP Pavilion DV6 DVD drive not recognized and media reader w...

To resolve this problem, remove the affected filter drivers. To do this, follow these steps:Click Start, type regedit in the Start Search box, and then click regedit in the Programs list.If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type your password, or click Continue.Locate, and then click the following registry subkey:HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}Caution There can be many instances of the registry subkey that is mentioned in step 2. You must make sure that you are in the appropriate registry subkey before modifying the UpperFilters and the LowerFilters values. To verify that you are in the appropriate registry subkey, make sure that the Default data value is DVD/CD-ROM and the Class data value is CDROM.In the right pane, if you have UpperFilters, right-click UpperFilters, and then click Delete.Click Yes to confirm the removal of the UpperFilters registry entry.In the right pane, if you have LowerFilters, right-click LowerFilters, and then click Delete.Click Yes to confirm the removal of the LowerFilters registry entry.Exit Registry Editor, and then restart the computer.

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I recently got Colin McRae Rally from KL ... so I dont really know that i should be expecting it work, it's on a cd with a game Flatout. uh, hehe. ya, so i put the DVD in my drive and it says 'please insert cd into drive h:' and it does the same on my friends computer. my dvd drive reads other dvds fine and so does my mates. am i stuffed? or is there anything i can do? what would be wrong with this dvd? it wouldnt be a different region would it? i dont understand. please help!!

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I have recently acquired a 64 bit Asus laptop with windows 7 OS.
Unfortunately I have tried to plug my usb HP pocket media drive model PD0000 but I get a message saying that it isn't recognized.

Thank you if anyone can help

A:USB HP Pocket media drive PDOOOO not recognized

With the drive plugged in, go to Start/Search and type devmgmt.msc Right click the devmgmt icon in the search results and Run As Administrator. In the Device Manager. If you see any devices with a Yellow mark or under Universal Serial Bus Controllers you see an Unknown Device, right click it and Uninstall it. Now unplug the USB HDD and restart the computer. A USB drive that is not recognized is usually due to inadequate power. If it comes with a Dual USB cable be sure to plug in both ends to the computer. Once the computer boots up, plug it into a different USB port, and not through a Docking Station or Hub as these ports are weaker. You should get a new hardware wizard. You may need an optional power adapter or plug it into a Powered USB Hub.

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I'm using the RTM version of Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit build 7600, and my HP Compaq 6820s has a built in SD/MMC media card reader. However, it doesn't work. As far as i know, it doesn't show up in my device manager, and nothing happens when i put an SD card in. However, if i have windows explorer open, when i REMOVE the SD card, "Removable Disk E:" will show up momentarily in My Computer before it disappears. I would really like to be able to use this feature on my laptop, so i thank you all for your help in advance.

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Looking for fix recommendations for MP4 playback problems.

Windows Media Player does not recognize .MP4, and will not play .MP4.,
Same symptoms with QuickTime v5.0.2.15 and v7.7.3.

Real Player will play video but not audio, with QuickTime 7.7.3. Played
video and audio fine with QuickTime v5.0.2.15.

Just got done removing QuickTime v5.0.2.15 and adding v 7.7.3.

I'd be grateful for any help to fix this.

A:Solved: MP4, No audio w/RealPlayer, Not Recognized by Windows Media Player

Get VLC media player. It will play Mp4 files and has all of it's own codecs so there's no need to download additional ones.

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An external hard drive works perfectly fine via USB 2, but USB 3.0 won't recognize the drive. It ignores it entireley. It won't even appear in the list of hard disks in Disk Manager, @Active or EaseUS Partition Manager.A driver issue? A h/w issue?  Creating a partition on the external drive, creating and formatting a logical drive did NOT solve this problem with a brand-new drive designed to work via USB 3.0.Any ideas?

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So i have a seagate 1tb external HDD, and it's been plugged into my desktop computer, with network sharing turned on, but our wifi is password protected, so i don't know if that has that much to do with it.
anywhos, my computer likes to restart and sometimes not start back up on occasion, and the last time it did this, my hard drive wouldn't be recognized. I went through troubleshooting on the seagate website, and in the device manager, the HDD is there. upon unplugging, it doesn't show up, so the DM is correct. But when i go to "My Computer" (XP home edition), nothing is showing up. Any ideas/suggestions?

A:seagate recognized but not recognized.

note- it does spin up when i plug it in and everything.

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I selected "Install updates and shut down" and the next morning my Win7 PC wasn't recognizing my hard drive according to BIOS. Now what? Do I need to get a new hard drive or can I fix the problem myself?

A:Hard drive not recognized after updating Windows: "media test failed check cable"

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eMachines S2485, XP Home, 512, 80 & 60g, DVD+/-RW, CD-RW, 3 1/2" A drive.
Computer doesn't recognize any media inserted in drives, but drives show in Windows Explorer and My Computer views. Any ideas?
Thanks, gpmoab

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I have an older Dell machine that I plan to use as a backup server for my family. It has 2 SATA HDDs, 1 IDE DVD drive, 1 IDE HDD

The SATA drives are recognized in BIOS. The IDE-DVD and IDE-HDD are not. Interestingly, when looking at the folder structure in Windows Explorer, all the devices appear. When looking at "Device Manager", all the devices appear. Everything actually functions when windows boots up. Trouble is, when powering on, the boot -screen tells me the Disk-3 and Disk-4 are missing. Then waits for me to press F1 to continue, or F2 to enter BIOS. If if press F1, windows fires up, and all works.
Trouble is, I want to schedule this to wake up on its own, run back ups, then shut off. I am learning how to do that, that is not the problem. Problem would be for the auto-turn-on, to be stuck in the BIOS screen waiting for someone to do something. That's a no-go for my intended purpose.

I have dillignetly gone through the "Master/Slave" configuration of the IDE drives. The IDE-DVD drive is Master, with a jumper, and on the end/black connector of the ribbon cable. The IDE-HDD is Slave (no jumper) and is attached to the middle/grey connector.

I have gone into Control Panel and eventually get into "Disk Manager". Here I see something that is perhaps the clue but I do not know how to rectify. The following is listed (and/or shown in the graphic panel of Disk Mgr):
>Disk 0, "Bright Blue", drive-name, Layout=Partition,... Read more

A:2 IDE drives not recognized, 2 SATA drives recognized

You need to go into the Bios. The DVD cannot be Master. It has to be set as a Slave, if connected to the same PATA cable as the IDE, which would be set as Master. You could try the two on Cable Select. But you may run into problems, because of having also the two SATA units.

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I have just purchased a Lite-On LH-20A1L dvd burner. However when I try to use any of the rewritable media I previously used with my old drive my burning software claims it's not rewritable so I am unable to erase it. I have tried Alcohol 120% and Nero 7.8.5 and neither recognizes it properly.

My curent configuration is:

CPU - Intel 6600
MB - Asus P5N32-E SLI

The new drive is SATA and the old was IDE. I have not yet tried pulling the previous burner from my old computer and installing it in the new one to see if that read rewitables properly but will do that next.

In the meantime does anyone have any recommendation on what else I could check?
(Edit - The same thing happens with my old IDE Plextor burner. 'This disc is not rewritable and therefore cannot be erased")


It tuns out Alcohol was actually causing the problem. If anyone enounters similar issues go into the Emulation options of Alcohol and uncheck the 'Ignore Media Type' box.

A:DVD Rewritable media recognized as not rewritable

Download the Nero Info Tool v4.03, and post a screen shot of the Drive tab here.

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Neither of the USB ports are working on my laptop (HP Pavilion 13-r010dx x2 Detachable PC).    I have exhausted all of the troubleshooting methods, and still cannot get them to work.  This is the error I am getting:  the last usb device you connected to this computer malfunctioned and windows doesn't recognize it.  I have uninstalled them, reinstalled the drivers, and updated windows.  Nothing seems to work.  Can anyone please help? 

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I have an old computer upgraded to a 266 with AMD k6-2, 64 MB RAM and running Win ME. Current hard drives: 2 GB and 6 GB, both Maxtor's. I attempted to install a new, WD 40 GB ATA 100 7200 HD as a slave. The computer won't recognize it. I tried switching power cords and ribbons in every possible combination imaginable to ascertain that it is getting power, etc.

I then put the same new HD in my new Dell 8100 series, again configured as a slave to the existing 40 GB HD, and again it is not recognized. It's not likely that a new HD right out of the package would be dead, is it? Any ideas?

A:New HD Not Recognized

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My Dell was running fine until Sunday morning when I woke up to a blue screen on my computer stating that there was a disc error. Upon restarting, the computer would not boot windows. BIOS don't recognize hard drive (Seagate 7200.10) in SATA-0, but recognize DVD ROM in SATA-1. Therefore, I can't boot from CD. Problem is not the motherboard because BIOS recognize the DVD ROM when plugged into the master drive. SATA cable is also good. Hard drive is also spinning and getting power. I pulled the PCB off of the hard drive and it shows no signs of being burnt. Any idea what is going on here?


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I ran the online driver update tool which updated several drivers on my Yoga 2 laptop. Now, upon boot, the Lenovo logo displays with the spinning white dots, but they spin indefinitely. I tried booting from Hiren's Boot CD into MiniXP, which works, but it does not recognize the SSD as being installed (so I can't back up any data).  Usually, booting from Hiren's CD shows all available disks. I'm wondering if the drivers for the SSD somehow got corrupted or installed the incorrect version, which is causing the SDD to not be recognized by the system. Any tips how I can get the SSD to be recognized again? Thank you for your help.

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In Windows 7, I went into device manager and was going to delete upper and lower filters, but I only found 'Upper filters' and NO 'lower filters'. Not sure if this is why my DVD/CD player is not working.
I looked at: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

This is a laptop, HP Pavilion Entertainment PC, model: dv7-3183cl

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I just got a new 4TB drive
My Book Studio Edition II 4 TB

Now apparently Windows XP can only recognize drives upto 2TB so a single 4TB drive isn't recognizable.

Now while I use Windows 7 at home, my school computers all use XP.
So I need to find a way to get these computers to recognize the drive.

I tried making two seperate partition using Dsk Manger (1.90 TB each) and still it didn't get recognized.

Is there any way to solve this problem without losing the ability to use the drive to its fullest?

A:Getting my 4TB to be recognized on XP

Correction - that document refers to NT4.0. You need to have a cluster size of 2048 byte (8,796,093,020,160 (8TB)) for Win7.

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I just paid seventy friggin' bucks to get my stupid computer problems fixed. then my dumb self went and reinstalled windows ME again and messed everything back up. so i uninstalled it, didn't make things worse (like before) but my cd rom drive is once again saying "device is not ready". when i sent it off to get fixed, the invoice says they "fixed the registry errors". too bad i know absolutely nothing about this stuff to figure it out, but i'm willing to learn to keep from having to spend another $70!

if anyone has ANY idea of a quick fix to get my cd rom drive working again please help! i am at your mercy!

i'm running windows 98 now. any more info, just ask!


A:cd rom not recognized..

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Gday everyone, turned on computer today and the dvd player(Pioneer 115d) is not working. Tried uninstalling and rebooting. When I reboot Vista tries to reinstall automatically but fails. In device manager it has exclamation mark next to it. Any help would b emuchly appreciated.

P.s The night before I installed setpoint for my G5 mouse and Uberoptions program to get the game setting option for the setpoint program that was missing. I think this has caused the problem.

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Hey guys. I have simply question. After recovery system, USB still don't recognize devices. This is 2 yrs old Compaq/ Win XP. I wonder, I thought that after reinstalling system all problems gone. Any ideas?

A:USB not recognized

Are the USB ports installed in Device Manager? Try updating your chipset drivers or checking hp.com for any updates for that model.

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I have an ASUS P4G8X Deluxe motherboard. I started receiving "NTLDR is missing" messages, so I replaced my HDD. Now my computer won't recognized my CD-ROM drives and my CD burner is on constantly. I have checked my ribbon cables and made sure they are connected properly, made sure the jumper are set to master and slave.

Does anyone have any suggestions as to what I can do next?

A:cd-rom not recognized

Try setting the jumpers to cable select (cs) and making sure that your boot drive is on the end of your primary data cable.
The check that everything shows up correctly in your bios, your mobo manual will tell you how to do that if you don't already know.

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Hey I don't know if someone posted about this before but I couldn't find anything.

I've been trying to burn a few movies with Nero but everytime I put a DVD into my DVD burner, the Take Action screen that comes up (In windows XP), shows the DVD as being a CD, and Nero ends up failing the burning process because it thinks my DVD's are CD's

I've tried multiple DVD's and the problem still persists. How can I make my drive tell the difference that it's a damn DVD and not a stupid CD

A:DVD's being recognized only as CD's

Which version of NERO? Which burner? Which OS? What type of media?

Try this:
Cancel that dialog that comes up when you insert the disc.
Then, open NERO and click the media information or disc information button.
What does it say?

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I decided to upgrade my laptop hp envy dv7-7243cl by putting the OS on a SSD. I got the Samsung Pro 850 256gb.  At first, I plugged the SSD to the laptop using an SSD to USB 3.0 Adapter (Sabrent). The disk was recognized and formatted in the disk management. After that, I decided to install it inside the laptop (empty secondary spot for hdd) using the Genuine Newmodeus Product HDD caddy and cable for HP dv7t 7000.  The Samsung SSD was nowhere to be found: nothing in the disk management, nothing when using "diskpart" in command prompt. Then I unplugged the ssd and plugged the HDD into that Sata port but the screen was displaying " Boot Device Not Found. Please install an operating system on your hard drive. Hard Disk (3FO)" when I turned on the laptop. I even used the new genuine cable with the HDD in the primary Sata and it worked fine. After all these tests, I believe that the secondary Sata might not be correctly configurated. Any help will be appreciated.

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I started getting error 511 cpu fan not recognized  Boot F1...quite a while ago only when I shut down my pc and restarted. I don't seem to be having any problem at all with it, the pc works fine, but I have been doing quite a bit of researching and I didn't even know where that fan was. I saw the one at the back and thought that was all. I got a bright light and looked in the vent on the side and saw that fan and it was a little dusty. so I came to HP and looked how to remove panel and clean fan. I did that today and started it up and still got the error message and the fan still not running. I am trying to see about buying one and how much they cost. I would appreciate any help you can give me. I orded this about 3 1/2 years ago online so I know it is out of warranty

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I have a Wireless USB adapter that I'm trying to get on the network. I had it working fine till a network guy come over and started messing around. Now, when I plug in the adapter, the computer either locks up or just doesn't recognize the new hardware. It's getting power fine though. What should I look for to fix? I've tried the Add Hardware but it doesn't detect it either.

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I'm putting together an old PC for a friend and I cannot for the life of me get my RAM to recognize correctly. I have 3 sticks of very old pc66 ram equaling 196mb. I cannot get it to recognize any more than 1 stick of 64 mb at a time. I have tested each stick and they all work individually, just not working together.

A:RAM not recognized

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I just got a new alien ware computer with two GTS 450s in it. But when ever i run a check on my computer to see how it fairs up against some computer games or even to post its stats on here for some help, the TSg sysInfo thing and http://www.systemrequirementslab.com/cyri/ both say i only have one card..... when i checked on http://www.systemrequirementslab.com/cyri/ to see if i could run Metro 2033 it says i don't meet the recommended stats but when i looked at the recommended stats i crushed them. I'm just a little confused.... anyone?

A:Second GPU not recognized.

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Well, hello to all.

I'm seeming to have a HUGE problem. I've had a 200GB external HDD for probably a year now and it's worked great for me until just recently. I've noticed that once in a while, the HDD would lose power then restart and repeat that for several seconds.

After noticing this behavior I decided it was times to go out and get a backup means of storing my data. But, no sooner had I decided to backup my backup data, the HDD seemed to just die on me.

Here's what's happening from what I can tell. Whenever I power on the HDD, the USB system tray icon appears, but it no longer displays the little pop-ups about it detecting new drivers and all that blah. Also, the HDD no longer shows up in the My Computer listing.

I've done some other research on the problem and I found one situation similar to mine in these forums but the end solution ended up not being the one I needed. Their solutions were for USB devices that hadn't been used before. Meaning they just said to format/partition the disk and that should've done it. But, I definitely don't want to do that. I have many many MANY files I really NEED to keep.

If anyone can possibly help me I'd be greatly appreciative. I suppose if I can fix this issue, then I will definitely need a means of backing up the backup, or at least getting a more dependable means of storing data. Let me know if you need any more info. I'd be glad to help y... Read more

A:USB HDD not being recognized...

try deleteing the usb drivers--- in control panel/system/hardware/device manager
than reboot your computer it should automaticly reinstall the drivers for the usb this most of the time works when drivers quit working or become corrupted---i hope this helps you

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This is a follow up to an earlier post. I have a dell dimension l866r that I recently formatted. I have put in an ADMtek a983 NIC that I have install into the computer previous to the reformatting, I don't have a drivers disk but in the device manager the correct drivers appear to be selected to working fine.

I am trying to hook up to a dsl line and it works on one computer but simply won't connect to the dell. I have tried downloading which I think are the correct drivers but cannot find a ADMtek website.

Any ideas?

A:NIC not being recognized??

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i have recently bought a new keyboard which can be attached by USB and is supported by windows 7 .........firstly it got attached and recognized and start working but when i disconnect it and reattached it shows USB device not recognized......it says device attached has malfunctioned.......

Plz help me out.............i am using windows 7 service pack 1 with intel core i3 processor........

I have done with unistalling USB devices using device manager.......but it did'n't work.....

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Device manager shows that the device is working correctly, however when a disc is inserted into the drive, it spins and lights up like it is reading a cd, but then autorun does not start. I tried to run autorun manually, but that didn't work either. I checked in my computer, and there is no files listed on the cd, even though I know there are, (they show up on other computers). I tested with a couple other known good discs, even the recovery disc, and still no files show up??? I have no idea where to start.


A:Cds Not Recognized

They do go bad. It sounds like the lens is dirty or damaged. You can try purchasing one of those cleaning disk usually sold in store by the CD section. There's a little brush molded into the disk that spins against the lens

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