I have home-brew PC running windows XP SP3, an Intel motherboard with a 2.5 GHz CPU, 1 Gbyte of RAM, several hard drives, and a Microadvantage model 16DDVDRW-A13 optical drive installed. The optical drive is unresponsive when I push the drive eject button or try the software eject on windows explorer. However, I know the drive works. I tried restarting the computer, but the drive still did not repond. Any suggestions?
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I have same DVD writer and I am facing the same problem. During R&D for such failure on google I came to know there are two different Laser Diodes for CD and DVD. CD read write is working for me. I think DVD r-w laser has some problems. I am currently looking for options to get the new laser diode. As soon I replace the diode and see my DVD writer working. I will upload the video to replace the diode for you all.
You might be experiencing the results of years of registry clutter accumulating. I would recommend you download a free copy of CCleaner from here: http://www.ccleaner.com/download and follow these instructions to clear out some of the clutter. Your system might just right itself!
Read this review and it will help you to get some familiarity with this product. http://www.ccleanerdownload.org/piriforms-ccleaner-the-step-by-step-review-tutorial
There are few times when I recommend this type of cleaning, but it sounds like you would benefit from it. Make sure when you are asked if you want to back up your registry that you do so. And if you know how to create a new restore point, I would recommend you do that before running CCleaner for the first time. That way if you have any issues you can restore your system back to the settings you had in effect before running the application.
Good luck, and let me know how it works out!
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Heres Some Basic Information, that may help Resolve Your Problems:-
Minimum system requirements
Microsoft Windows XP and 2000 SP4 or later (the latest service pack is recommended).
800 MHz Intel Pentium III processor or equivalent , 2.2 GHz Intel Pentium IV processor or equivalent recommended. (Actual drive performance depends on PC configuration).
128 MB of RAM (256 MB is recommended for video editing).
Hard drive space required
1GB free for software installation. 10 GB free for DVD video disc creation. 18GB free for double-layer DVD editing.
1024 x 768 video resolution with a minimum of 16 bit color required for video capture, authoring, and editing.
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THE problem is your registery or other temp files windows or the software is using. TRY formatting and reinstalling. I dont think its hardawe i strongly believe its a problem with your windows or burning software
YOu can also try anoter burning software.. BUT I THINK youd need to format to solve your problem
1. go to device manager
/ right click on cd drive
/ uninstall driver
/ reboot and windows will reinstall driver
2. go to My computer
right click on cd drive
properties - check digital cd playback
recording - check enable cd recording on this drive
driver - update or uninstall
reboot your computer