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ATAPI DVD A DH16A1L won't recognise blank dvd

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I re-installed my cd/dvd drive after the DMA turned off. The DMA is back on but now the drive will not recognise blank dvd's (+R or -R). The drive will play dvd movies but when i put in a blank dvd it recognises it as a blank cd on the cd drive. I have checked the cables in the drive and they are plugged in fine. I have also removed all my burning software and tried to delete the upper and lower filters but their are none there ( I followed the instructions from the HP Compaq website). Any ideas how to fix this??
Thanks my dvd wont recognise any disc written or blamk

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What's your problem?I have an HP Pavilion A6113W PC. ive had it since it was brand new around 3-4 years ago.. the disc drive is an atapi dvd a dh16a1l according to device manager for about the p


Click start control panel administration tools computer management device manager scroll down cd-dvd rom drives you might see a yellow question /exclamation mark ? ! or a red X right click to update driver

you might have to physically unplug the leads for this cd/dvd restart your computer then plug them back this should activate the found new hardware wizard

if this does not fix the problem it might be a registry problem if you cant see your disk drive in windows explorer


Close all open programs

Click on Start, Run, and type regedit and press Enter
Click on the plus signs (+) next to the following folders

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

SYSTEM

CurrentControlSet

Control

Class

{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

This folder is the DVD/CD-ROM Drive Class Description in the registry. Look for any of the following names in the right hand column.

Upper Filters

Lower Filters

Upper Filters.bak

Lower Filters.bak

If any of the above keys shown in step 4 are listed, right-click on them and choose Delete

After deleting the keys, close the registry editor
Reboot your computer

Open My Computer and check to see if your CD or DVD drives have returned. You may also want to open Device Manager and verify that the yellow exclamation and error code on the CD or DVD drive is gone.


if this fails to fix the problem

or
It could be a problem with the lens you could use a liquid type lens cleaner place 2-3 drops on top of a cd/dvd then run it if this fails you

might try cleaning the lens it's already gone bad there is no harm in trying If you take a little risk can solve . follow the instruction: Don't panic its very simply. 1. When running your pc , open the drawer.> 2. switch off the ac power 3. remove power cable & sata or pata cable 4. remove all the screw from the back side 5. press clip to open the font panel 6. reverse the cd/dvd rw 7. just remove the cover 8. clean the optical lance 9. use a little( not much )oil place on two steel shaft 10.cover all the equipment 11.now you can fit to your pc Ifit does the same problem please change the cd/dvd rw because the lance has defected


hope this helps

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Turn Direct Memory Access (DMA) on or off

You must be logged on as an administrator to perform these steps.
is usually turned on by default for devices such as CD or DVD drives that support DMA. However, you might need to turn on DMA manually if the device was improperly installed or if a system error occurred.
  1. Click to open Device Manager. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
  2. Double-click IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers.
  3. Under IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers, for each item that has the word Channel as part of its label, right-click the item, and then click Properties.
  4. Click the Advanced Settings tab. Under Device Properties, select or clear the Enable DMA check box, and then click OK.

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DVD-RW/CD-RW installed yet when it is empty, the computer simply recognizes it as a CD drive. However, it will automatically recognize any DVD I place in the drive. Even a blank DVD-R. So it's not really a problem for me.

Also, if you type in DEVICE MANAGER in your windows search area, it will show you all your computer's hardware and peripherals. I have Windows Vista 64 bit and in device manager it does recognize it as an ATAPI DVD under "DVD/CD-ROM DRIVES".

I haven't seen a DVD burner yet that won't play or write cd's; maybe this is standard.

I wouldn't worry about it as long as it performs the functions (play/burn DVD's?)

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