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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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 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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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'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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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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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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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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I have a HP Pavilion mx70. My problem is that it has a CD Rom R/WR that is not showing up? I can't even get the thing opened. Any suggestions besides throwing it across the parking lot.

A:CD Rom not recognized

Pavilion mx70Click to expand...

That is your monitor, not your computer model number. Look on the tower to tell the computer model. And what operating system do you have?

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Hi everyone,
All of the sudden my computer had decided not to recognize my CD-ROM and CD-RW. It shows in device manager but with a fault in both.

Windows successfully loaded the device driver for this hardware but cannot find the hardware device. (Code 41)

Click Troubleshoot to start the troubleshooter for this device.

So im kind of confused, I opened up the case and pushed in the cables, i may have missed some.

Any help would be great.

P.s. Devices are:
Samsung CDROM SC-148C
Dell Dimension 8100, WIN XP HOME

A:CD-ROM recognized but....not....

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When I go to device manager, the yellow question marks appear by my dvd and cd drivers. When I go to drivers for each device, the folllowing error is listed: "windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information(in the registry) is incomplete or damaged. Code 19. Run troubleshooter to repair problem.

Well, I have run troubleshooter, with no results. I have removed the cd and dvd drives several times and tried reinstalling, but still no results. Keep getting the same error messages. As a result, I now do not have an operable cd or dvd drive. Please help. thankyou.

A:cd/dvd is not recognized

What OS are you running ? What are your machine specs ? Have these devices ever worked properly on this machine ?

The more information and details you supply the more likely someone will be able to help you.

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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 have hp printer and dell pc p4 3.4 i have installed the drivers and everything i am getting for my usb port usb not recognized and in the device manager i am getting unknown device so let me know whats the solution

A:usb not recognized

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I am using Windows XP Professional SP2. No problem for weeks. but today whenver I put a cd into either DVD or CD Rom, it is not recognized. If I go to My Computer, and click the drive, it says "E:/is not accessible. Incorrect Function." If I right click on the mouse and click on "Eject" then put the CD back in again, it is recognized. This happens for both DVD-Rom and CD/R-W. Any suggestions to correct? I tested both DVD & CD on another computer, and they work perfectly; also tried changing the IDE; same problem. Any suggestions? is it a corruption of the Windows? Must I reinstall the Windows again??

A:DVD-R & CD/R-W not recognized

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Okay this might be a tad long but I'm going to give you detailed info on what happened.

I bought a new DVD RW drive today, I originally had one CD ROM drive and one RW CD Rom drive, CD rom came with the pc, the RW was installed by me and is a Phillips, both worked fine after I installed the second.

So back to today, I removed the CD rom because I thought maybe I could just replace it with the DVD drive and use it along with the RW drive (should I not have done this???), I installed the DVD RW in the old cd rom spot, and at first the pc recognized it, but everytime I tried to load a disk in it, (game install) it would give me an error message and close.

So I took it back out, then put the Phillips drive in it's place and moved it to the space right under it. That didn't work either. So finally I put the original CD rom back in, with the new DVD rw, and now the pc is not recognizing the dvd rw drive AT ALL!

It is still recognizing my regular CD rom drive, I didn't put the other RW back in because I was afraid it would only confuse my system more.

I tried shutting down and restarting and even searched for drivers for the new dvd drive (but I shouldn't need a drive with xp I don't think), I couldn't find any drivers for the dvd drive and the pc is still not picking up the dvd drive and I've checked the wires, checked the connection, restarted, the works, nothing.

Did I screw something up in my system by switching drives? I need help, because at this point... Read more

A:Please help me, New DVD R/RW Not recognized by PC

I don't know if you need this info but I bought the drive from target and it said on the box that it was a i/o magic drive, but on the underside of the drive it says it's a samsung SH-S202J (or SH-S202H I can't remember at the moment).

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I have a Memorex dual layer 16x burner in a USB box on a win XP pro laptop and device manager sees it as "unknown device". I'm at my wits-end. It has worked previously on other setups. Please help!

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I have an old HDD I wish to put in my even older computer: Samsung model VA34324A 4.32GB, Cyl:14896 Heads: 9, Sectors: 63.

First of all, the old computer is known to be good and boots perfectly with its old HDD and Win98se.

The computer will not recognise the Samsung. I have:

1) Attempted to boot with a known good W98se boot floppy. This was sucessful but attempting to run FDISK indicated no fixed disc present.

2) Attempted to boot with a known good HDD diagnostic utility floppy. The utility loadsd then during the primary master detection, stops responding

3) Entered the BIOS and manually set the HDD information given above.

4) Reinstalled the original HDD and sucessfully booted.

6) The faulty HDD allows the computer to boot as far as the BIOS setup screen, then stops. There is a "blink" code from the HDD's LED and the one on the front of the computer. The code is: long-short-short-short.

7) The HDD winds up when the computer is powered up; it is quite loud. It then winds down to silence and the boot fails.

8) The jumper, IDE cable and power cable are installed correctly.

I suspect that this HDD is dead. Nothing I do will get it to be recognised.

Is it dead? Is there any other options?

A:HDD 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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Before repartitioning my 2 drives with PM8 I decided to change my DVD drive letter to "Z " so it would not keep changing if I did more partitioning. I've done it with previous Win versions and worked OK, but with Win XP in Device Manager I now have a yellow exclamation next to optical drive and properties says:
"Windows successfully loaded the device driver for this hardware but cannot find the hardware device. (Code 41)".
I then tried to undo the drive letter change in windows management but it is no longer there.
Whoops, guess I won't do that again.
Can anyone help?

A:DVD not recognized

Hi and welcome, what happens if you just remove it from device manager, reboot and allow windows to find it again.

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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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my system:
cpu:Athlon XP 2500+
mobo:Epox EP-8RDA3+PRO
ram:512MB x 2 Kingmax Value
hdd:80GB x 1 250GB x 4 (3 RAID 0)
gpu:XFX 6800 GS AGP
audio:Creative Labs Audigy SE
dvdrw:NEC NEC 16X DVD?R
os:Windows XP Pro SP2
psu: Rosewill 550 Watt Modular

this happened a couple times to me. im using my computer and and it freezes and makes a "baby crying noise". when i restart i notice that when it posts my cpu temp is reasonable (34 C). however, when i boot into windows it does not see my dvd-rw. i check the event viewer, i see nothing unusual. the device manager doesnt see it anymore... i try scanning for hardware changes, it doesnt find it...

the first time this happened i was burning a dvd.
the second time this happened i was playing elder scrolls oblivion.

when i burn music with it, it occassionally screws up some songs...
i thought it might be the media.

the gpu is a constant 70 C at idle/in-game 110 C (lack of airflow due to 5 HDDs i figure because before i installed the 3 new ones it idled at 33 C/in-game 50 C)

my powersupply should be adequate rosewill 550 watt modular psu

my crappy value ram might be at fault simply because ive tryed different memory tests, certain times it failed, certain times it didnt.

the only way i can get windows to recognize it again is by reinstalling.
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A:dvd-rw not recognized

Greetings silverwolf82587, and Welcome to TSF!

I suggest you have a look at this................


See if this helps and post back.

Dave T.

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Hi - Please help! My computer doesn't recognize that I have a CD Rom drive at all since I tried to un-install the CD burner program to install a new one. How do I make it usable again?

A:CD Rom not 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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I want to connect my external dvd writer to my computer but it's seems impossible because I get every time "usb not recognized"
What might be the problem and how can I solve it.

A:USB not recognized

Try going to the manufactor website and downloading the new drivers for your dvd writer.

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I have just built a new computer and cannot get the DVD-ROM to work. When I put DVD's into the drive it just spins and does not recognize the DVD's.

Specs are:
AMD XP 2100+
ASUS A7N8X Deluxe
Toshiba SD-M1502 (OEM)

I didn't get any software from the company, but I did get InterVideo WinDVD 5.1 Channel from MSI with the video card. I have tried downloading other software and tried it, but I still get the same thing. The DVD-ROM isn't recognizing that there is a DVD in the drive to read, so I don't think the software is the issue.


A:DVD's not recognized by new DVD-ROM

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I have Windows 2000 Professional. While on AOL the computer froze and I had to do a manual shutdown. On rebooting, my CD-Rom and CD-R drives are not being recognized. This is not a new install of either, they were both working fine before the freeze. I have Scan Disk on reboot and it showed no problems. Help!!!

In looking in Admin Tools/Computer Mgmt/Storage/Physical locations the drives have a red X beside them.

A:CD-Rom & CD-R not recognized

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I have been and still am reading the many post in regards to the CD Rom not being recognized and I haven't come across what looks like would be able to help me with my particular problem. First, let me mention that I am working on a PC for a friend who thought she downloaded a program called "IBill" form the web and this is when her problems started. I looked for the program in both "Add/Remove Programs" as well as in the "Programs Folder" in her WIN98 PC and have been unable to locate this program. It does not appear to be there. I know for sure as she also states her CD Rom was working prior to this download program. Here is the problem: It is recognized as a Secondary Master during the POST test, but it is not found within the BIOS or in Device Manager or in Explorer. BIOS is set to Auto detect for all drives. I can get the WIN98 CD to boot from the CD Rom if I put it in while starting the PC. I have reloaded WIN98 with the exception of several files which I could not load from the WIN98 CD due the the unrecognized CD Rom. It is correctly jumpered as a Master on its own ribbon cable attached to the IDE2 on the MB. I switched cables with the hard drive--no luck. Computer boots up without the CD Rom attached. It always asks how it wants me to boot: 1. Normal, 2. Logged.Txt, 3. Safe Mode, etc. Isn't there a setting somewhere that can be changed so it automatically boots to Normal if all is OK, which at this point I am not certain all is... Read more

A:CD Rom Not Recognized, Again!

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I have 7 Pro 64bit 8GB RAM

After I deleted partitions and a full format on an internal WD Caviar 80GB hdd to use as an external hdd then copied & moved files to it. This is the problem it turned into.

After I put it in the hdd caddy, My Computer doesn't see it but Computer Management does. BUT it says it's not initialized. I've tried it as a Master & a Slave. It just will not initialize.

Tried it as internal hdd again and it works.

Does anyone have a solution to share that worked for them. I've been googling this and it seems a lot of people are having this problem without solution.

A:Hdd recognized but not

Have you tried to Initialize it through Disk Management? What happens when you try? Do you have copies of the data so that if its initialized and re-partition it you don't lose all your data?

Generally a HDD in a caddy/enclosure should be jumpered as Master or Single.

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