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Hi Sony dvd rw aw-g170a does not read a dvd game I purchased and comes up with message "Windows cannot read the disk. the disk might be corrupt ......" etc etc The disk plays in other DVD drives but does not play in my computer. I tried the DVD game in my brothers pc and it played and was recognized. I have windows xp service pack 2 on my pc with a samsung dvd rw tss1550 (E drive) and another dvd-rom being sony dvd rw aw-g170a (D drive). Please help. I think it is a software problem but I am lost.

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This is a problem with the DVD Writer model. SONY DVD RW AW-G170a has problems reading DVD+/- R/RW Discs. But there is no problem with any of the DVD+/- R/RW Dual Layer, DVD Ram or CD+/- R/RW Discs. It is the reason that this DVD Writer lacks the correct bitsetting for DVD+/- R/RW Discs. There is nothing else you could do other than replacing the wirter with some other model.

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My sony dvd rw aw-g170a drive is not detecting certain DVD's!!!!!

if you have CD RAM and DVD ROM then change it to CD/DVD ram because in case of CD RAM and DVD ROM it may read CD but not DVD but sometimes it can read DVD also but when we copy data to computer it may freeze or give us error so i give you one suggest to buy a new CD/DVD RAM

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My DVD Wirter does not read dvd files

Not compatible or not working well with windows 7?
(making a program work with windows 7)

Maybe, It doesn't work because the driver/application you installed is for other versions of operating system. I am also using windows 7 like you so don't you worry, You can still use your old installer/driver from other versions of operating systems. Just remember that before installing any program in a windows 7 Operating System Computer, Use "troubleshoot compatibility". Right Click the Icon of your program installer/application first, then choose "troubleshoot compatibility". This will allow you to choose on what type operating system your program will run. Just reply back if it still doesn't work.:D rate and vote for me:)) julyallan01_52.jpg

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You have made mistake in writing model of your writer. Its AW-G710A.

You will get the firmware upgrade here:

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Can not read DVDs by SONY DVD RW AW-G170A

I believe the read head is not aligned properly. I would send it back for a replacement. I have had this happen several time after the DVD burners/readers had many hours on them.

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It worked with Win ME but not with Win XP now

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A serious problem

maybe..go to this link, look for sony icon, and go to that driver site

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hi i am mohammed from india.
so u have dvd writer ?
while you buyed ur dvd drive. u may get a nero software cd.

u must install the nero application software. which support the dvd drive for the best performance of display, multimedia.


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