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DVD Drive doesn't read all DVD/CD's -- why?

Discussion in 'Storage' started by Black Panther, Jan 19, 2008.

  1. Black Panther

    Black Panther Senior Moderator™ Staff Member

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    DVD Drive refuses to burn on ANY disc - why?

    I've been battling this problem for a month or so now, to no avail.

    I assembled this pc myself last year. Overclocked the E4300 to a stable 3.2Ghz on zalman 9500 cooler, and now I keep it at 3Ghz for day to day use.

    My computer specs are:

    Processor: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E4300 1.8Ghz OC'd to 3.0Ghz
    Motherboard: ASUS P5B
    Memory: 2x1024MB Elixir DDR2-833 5-5-5-15
    Video Card: BFG 8800 GT OC2 512MB DDR3 @ 729 core/ 1808 shader/ 2074 memory
    Harddisk: 250GB Seagate Barracuda 7200 SATA-2 16MB Cache
    CD/DVD Drive: LG GSA-H44N DVD±RW/±R/RAM
    Sound Card: X-Fi XtremeMusic 7.1,


    DVD & CD burning hadn't been the first thing on my list I admit. I had a couple of 3-year old blank cd's way back then, and when I tried to burn on them just to check if it worked, I blamed it on the old disks and didn't worry that the problem could have been elsewhere.

    Here's a link for the complete specs of my drive showing what it should do: http://uk.lge.com/products/model/det...gsah44n.jhtml#


    Well, now I've discovered that the problem hadn't been the disks. No matter what brand I buy, what speed they support or whether they are cd-r, types of dvd-r or re-writers, the burn function doesn't work. In fact when I insert a blank disk, my computer reads it as being full:

    [​IMG]
    (you can see here that I've got only 3 tabs showing, the 'recording' tab isn't there).

    and if I try to double click on it it says "not accessible":
    [​IMG]


    I've never had any problem with reading though. I can play all types of movies, music cd's, game cd's and game dvd's including TS2, Oblivion + all EP's and Crysis...

    Now I'm sure that it isn't a problem with the DVD drive physically. I swapped the DVD drive with an identical one from another computer, and guess what? My drive burns perfectly in the other pc, and the other drive gives me the same errors in my pc!

    Here is the stuff I've done so far, which hasn't solved the problem:

    1) Updated the drivers for the DVD Rom and the IDE drivers;

    2) Swapped DVD drive with that from another pc;

    3) Updated the firmware;

    4) Checked the bios controlling that it is in IDE mode;

    5) Tried a different IDE slot;

    6) Tried a new IDE cable;

    7) Removed SecuRom and Starforce from the registry and from the device manager;

    8) Underclocked cpu, ram and gfx to stock clocks;

    9) Re-installed Windows XP through Windows Repair;

    10) Modified the registry entry HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Explorer\CD Burning\Drives\Volume{bc1eb9fa-d7ec-11dc-9722-806d6172696f} to read 2 instead of 3 which now gave me the recording tab, and brought me a step forward in that now I can access the disk (it's no longer not accessible) but I still cannot burn on any disk:
    [​IMG]


    11) I ran Microsoft Windows Autofix (Autoplay repair wizard) which said the following:

    AutoFix [V5.2.3790.67]
    Time [2008-02-12 21:17:30]
    Microsoft Windows Version [5.1 (Service Pack 2) <2600>]

    Test [The Shell Hardware Detection service is running.] - Instance [N/A]:
    Result [AutoStart Setting]: OK
    Result [The Shell Hardware Detection service is running.]: OK

    Test [Policies] - Instance [D:\, Drive Type: 5]:
    Result [HKCU\...\Policies!NoDrives]: OK {Absent}
    Result [HKCU\...\Policies!NoDriveAutorun]: OK {Absent}
    Result [HKCU\...\Policies!NoDriveTypeAutorun]: OK {Present}
    Result [HKLM\...\Policies!NoDrives]: OK {Absent}
    Result [HKLM\...\Policies!NoDriveAutorun]: OK {Absent}
    Result [HKLM\...\Policies!NoDriveTypeAutorun]: OK {Absent}
    Result [Driver level policies]: OK {
    HKLM\...\Services\cdrom!Autorun (Present) <Allows>
    HKLM\...\Services\cdrom\Parameters!Autorun (Absent) <Allows>
    HKLM\System\CCS\Enum\...!AlwaysEnable (Absent) <Not set>
    HKLM\System\CCS\Enum\...!AlwaysDisable (Absent) <Not set> }

    Test [Drive Notification] - Instance [D:\, Drive Type: 5]:
    Result [Legacy Notification]: OK
    Result [AutoPlay V2 Notification]: Problems {
    Service (Silent)
    Shell (Deaf) }
    >> Repair << [Autoplay V2 Event]
    Step: No steps to take.
    Result: This AutoPlay setting cannot be fixed. Either the device is malfunctioning, or the wizard cannot determine the problem.

    >> Required action: The wizard found problems but cannot fix them -> None
    As you can see it saw a problem but it cannot fix it.

    12) Deleted upper and lower filters from here HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}


    I don't know what else I can add, the computer is virus and spy-ware free, my XP is a legal copy, and I don't have much stuff installed which might be causing a conflict or mucked something up. After all as I pointed out earlier, this problem had been there from the start when I assembled the pieces and installed XP fresh straight from the box...


    I've gone dizzy myself trying to remedy the problem for the past month or so.
    Any ideas?
    Thanks a lot.
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2008
  2. Black Panther

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    [​IMG]

    I've been reading, searching, installing drivers...

    All in vain. :(

    Anyone have any clue on what I can do?
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    Maybe you got a bad one. If it's still under warranty I would send it back.
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    Black Panther Senior Moderator™ Staff Member

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    It's definitely not the case.

    I've got another pc and it's got an identical drive GSA-H44N which works perfectly.

    I've just swapped them, and 'my' drive works in the other pc, whereas the normally working drive gives the same result in my rig.

    Which suggests that it's a software problem?
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2008
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    Maybe a firmware update helps..
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    Black Panther Senior Moderator™ Staff Member

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    I've tried firmware off the LG site. :ohwell:

    Here's what happens when I put an empty CD inside:

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    And if I try to double-click:

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    Maybe it's a problem with the interface on the rig that doesn't work.
    Something wonked in the SCSI firmware?

    Just guessing.
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2008
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    Black Panther Senior Moderator™ Staff Member

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    How do I check that?

    The cables and everything look OK. Currently I'm using the LG GSA-H44N from the other pc, and it's giving the same results.

    Since even another identical drive is giving the same problem I'm guessing that the problem isn't with the drive persay.

    Otherwise the drive plays my dvd and cd games, and dvd movies just fine... :confused:
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    try nero infotool to see if it can help find whats wrong,
    might just need to reinstall driver in device manager

    Attached Files:

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    Do you have the latest BIOS for your Mobo? Maybe try updating that.
    (If the SCSI is built into the Mobo)
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    Here is what Nero Infotool says.
    Sorry for the enormous post, but I've never used nero infotool and can't decipher much of it...

    Do you see anything worth noticing which could be the problem?

    Thanks :respect:

    Nero InfoTool 2.00

    Drive Information
    -----------------
    Drive : HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-H44N
    Type : DVD-RAM Recorder
    Firmware Version : RB01
    Buffer Size : 2 MB
    Date : ?
    Serial Number : K0374RI1645
    Drive Letter : D:\
    Location : 4:0
    Mechanism : Tray
    Read Speed : 48 X
    Write Speed : 48 X

    Read CD Text : Yes
    Return C2 Pointers : Yes
    Read CD-R : Yes
    Read CD-RW : Yes
    Read DVD-ROM : Yes
    Read DVD-RAM : Yes
    Read DVD-R : Yes
    Read DVD-RW : Yes
    Read DVD+R : Yes
    Read DVD+RW : Yes
    Read Digital Audio : Yes
    Read CD+G : No
    Read VideoCD : Yes

    Write CD-R : Yes
    Write CD-RW : Yes
    Write DVD-R : Yes
    Write DVD-RW : Yes
    Write DVD+R : Yes
    Write DVD+RW : Yes
    Write DVD-RAM : Yes
    Buffer Underrun Protection : Yes
    Mount Rainier : No
    Modes : Packet, TAO, DAO, SAO, RAW SAO, RAW DAO, RAW SAO 16, RAW SAO 96, RAW DAO 16, RAW DAO 96

    Region Protection Control : RPC II
    Region : 2
    Changes User : 4
    Changes Vendor : 4

    Disc Information (D:\)
    -------------------
    Type : - no disc inserted -


    Interface Information
    ---------------------
    Adapter 1
    ---------
    Description : Primary IDE Channel

    Driver
    Description : system32\DRIVERS\atapi.sys
    Company : Microsoft Corporation
    Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
    Description : IDE/ATAPI Port Driver

    Attached Devices
    Description : Master: ST3250620AS
    Type : Disk Drive
    DMA : On

    Adapter 2
    ---------
    Description : Secondary IDE Channel

    Driver
    Description : system32\DRIVERS\atapi.sys
    Company : Microsoft Corporation
    Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
    Description : IDE/ATAPI Port Driver

    Attached Devices

    Adapter 3
    ---------
    Description : Secondary IDE Channel

    Driver
    Description : system32\DRIVERS\atapi.sys
    Company : Microsoft Corporation
    Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
    Description : IDE/ATAPI Port Driver

    Attached Devices

    Adapter 4
    ---------
    Description : Secondary IDE Channel

    Driver
    Description : system32\DRIVERS\atapi.sys
    Company : Microsoft Corporation
    Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
    Description : IDE/ATAPI Port Driver

    Attached Devices

    Adapter 5
    ---------
    Description : JMicron JMB36X Controller

    Driver
    Description : system32\DRIVERS\jraid.sys
    Company : JMicron Technology Corp.
    Version : 1.12.07.00 built by: WinDDK
    Description : JMicron JR036X RAID Driver

    Attached Devices
    Description : ID 0 (0): HL-DT-STDVDRAM GSA-H44N RB01
    Type : CD-Rom Drive
    Autorun : On


    Software Information
    --------------------
    Operating System : Windows XP Professional (5.01.2600 Service Pack 2)
    ASPI : n/a


    Hardware Information
    --------------------
    CPU : ?
    Bus Speed : ?
    Motherboard : ?
    System : ?
    BIOS : ?
    Memory : 2047 MB
    Sound : SB X-Fi Audio [BC00]
    Video : NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT

    Driver Information
    ------------------
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    Description : avast! Base Kernel-Mode Device Driver for Windows NT/2000/XP
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    Company : ALWIL Software

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    Company : Microsoft Corporation

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    Description : avast! File System Filter Driver for Windows XP
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    Company : ALWIL Software

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    Description : avast! TDI RDR Driver
    Version : 4.7.1098.0
    Company : ALWIL Software

    Driver : aswTdi
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    Company : ALWIL Software

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    Company : Microsoft Corporation

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    Description : Low-Level Driver
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    Company : N/A

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    Company : Microsoft Corporation

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    Company : Microsoft Corporation

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    Description : Creative AC3 SW Decoder Device Driver (WDM)
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    Description : LogMeIn Rfs Drivemap Driver
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    Description : Windows NT WebDav Minirdr
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    Driver : mssmbios
    Description : System Management BIOS Driver
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    Company : Microsoft Corporation

    Driver : NdisTapi
    Description : NDIS 3.0 connection wrapper driver
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    Company : Microsoft Corporation

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    Company : Microsoft Corporation

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    Description : MMSYSTEM Wave/Midi API mapper
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    Driver : msvcp60.dll
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    Driver : oledlg.dll
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    Driver : comctl32.dll
    Version : 5.82 (xpsp.060825-0040)

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    Lower Filters
    -------------
    Upper Filters
    -------------
    Video Codecs
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    Intel 4|2|0 Video V2.50 : 5.1.2600.2180
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    Intel Indeo® Video 4.5 : 4.51.16.03
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    Microsoft RLE : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
    Microsoft Video 1 : 5.1.2600.0 (xpclient.010817-1148)
    Microsoft YUV : 5.3.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
    Microsoft YUV : 5.3.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
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    Microsoft YUV : 5.3.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
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    Xfire Video Codec : 29580

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    Microsoft ADPCM CODEC : 4.00.0.0
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    Microsoft GSM 6.10 Audio CODEC : 4.00.0.0
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    Windows Media Audio : 4.02.0.0
    Sipro Lab Telecom ACELP.net audio codec : 3.02.0.0
    Indeo® audio software : 2.05.0.53
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    Microsoft PCM Converter : 5.00.0.0


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    System ASPI : ASPI is not installed

    Nero ASPI : ASPI is not installed
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    Starforce is know to hose optical drives. Try removing it.
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    OK... sorry about this but I don't even know what is Starforce and how it got there... let alone how to remove it... :eek:

    Wait a sec - I found the above in System32/Drivers.

    Should I just delete them and that's it?
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    Starforce is a copy protection method used by some games. It is horribly invasive.

    If you remove it the games will no longer work, but having it is not worth the hassle.

    Google "How to remove starforce" for instructions.

    Even if it does not fix the problem, you want to get rid of that crapware.
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    is it sata? maybe it needs to be set to ide mode in bios?,
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    Star force is a cd protection thing, It for anti piracy of sum sort and yeah it's a pain in the ass to remove.

    You can remove them via "Device manager" then click "View" and then "Show hidden devices"

    next go down to " Non Plug and play drivers " search for starforce and uninstall it and reboot :D gud luck mate
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    Yeah the sata controller could be the reason - maybe the sata driver - i once had to install ide-mode drivers to a nforce4 chipset sata controller to make a sata dvd-rw work.
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    It is IDE. I mean if it's sata it would have a thin red cable wouldn't it?

    I'll try the starforce suggestion...
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    When you remove that, It might disable or make your games non functional... btw try this link it might be helpful in clearing star force Starforce remover
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    this could be the prob, i dont know, try putting it in a different ide slot.

    Adapter 5
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    Company : JMicron Technology Corp.
    Version : 1.12.07.00 built by: WinDDK
    Description : JMicron JR036X RAID Driver

    Attached Devices
    Description : ID 0 (0): HL-DT-STDVDRAM GSA-H44N RB01
    Type : CD-Rom Drive
    Autorun : On


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    It might not be that StarForce is the problem, but when many gaming companies release patches so their games run without it, you know it's crap.

    The public outcry about StarForce was so intense that it could not be ignored.

    StarForce told people that if anyone could prove that their software was a problem, they would give them $10,000.00

    The problem was you had to bring your system to Russia to prove it.

    Not the best response. Duh.
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    Lol tha'td be crazy the effort and stuff to pay and do b4 making it to Russia just for 10k lol, back to topic hmm have you tried changing IDE channels plugging it in to different ide slot as suggested above?
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    enable IDE & SATA in bios
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    It wasn't starforce. I managed to remove it... and at least my games are still working.

    I'll try the IDE slot suggestion later (too darkish in my room now and flashlight batteries quit) however I doubt it could be that since the dvd rom works well. It's just either when I insert a blank cd-r or a cd-rw that it mucks up. I haven't checked with blank dvd's yet...
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    I had an issue like that but it wasn't software related, the drives lens died, well for the CD lens, but the DVD lens of the drive still works, soooo no CD reading for my drive, it only takes DVD disks. Lol only solution was to get it replaced, but read your posts above, that you tested that drive on another pc and it worked. Maybe you should try to see if theres anything on the BIOS that has something to do with that or start fresh? Maybe you got a malfunctioning drive there...

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