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Lite on cd/rw/dvd rom (SOHC-5236V) fails to read dvd's

Well sort of!
ok i can't get the dvd rom to read any dvd i put into it!
the drive in question is labeled E:\

so i checked device manger... all ok but still failed to read
then i checked the wires... all ok but still failed to read
then Bios... all ok but still failed to read
then i tried deleting the drive in device manager and rebooting
drive found on re-boot, windows driver installed (i can't find the driver disc not sure if it came with one really can't remember)... all ok but still failed to read
now for the fun bit
i had been trying to reinstall Civ4 (my other hard drive died a few months ago and i fancied playing it again) and obviously i couldn't
so i put the Blitzkrieg DVD in and it didn't read it.... UNTIL i clicked the games shortcut and the game started and plays fine BUT blitzkrieg requires the DVD to be in the drive whilst the game is played (security function i believe)
so i have an odd problem the drive works when a preinstall dvd game requires it but does not work with a new install or with playing movie DVDs
hope someone can help
peace
Tek

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  • teknotiss Feb 04, 2009

    i already tried a firmware upgrade
    and the drive still reads CD ROMs with no problems
    plus the drive itself is less than 12 months old so i'd hope it wasn't a hardware failure!
    thanks for the help finhas786


  • teknotiss Feb 07, 2009

    ok problem solved
    computer dave had a reg fix for CD ROM problems that were pretty much the same
    i needed to delete an upper and lower registry value
    it's unfortunate that i can't find the page it was on again or i would put a link on this page



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Your dvd lense might be dusty OR laser might have became weak
try upgrading FIRMWARE

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