We have a Hitachi DVD RAM GF-2000 DVD ROM Drive. We had to repair our Windows 2000 PROF Installation and did not have installation disks for our Drive. I was able to get the drive working and it will read two of our disks, but the other three
disks ask to be formatted. I felt like I
needed a different driver version but cannot find the location of one to download. It may not be the driver however. What could be wrong? nikknak
Sounds like it's just fried... Sorry... There is a universal driver for CD-rom(same with DVD-Rom drives) drives that windows uses.. so if it doesn't work it's not cause of the drivers(especially if you just reinstalled windows or it was just repaired since it reinstalls the drivers from the cd)
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This is a MINIMUM PC specification to run your Broderbund:
1. Pentium II class processor(300 MHz or higher)
2..Microsoft Windows 98, 2000, ME, XP
3. 96 MB RAM (128 recommended)
4.100 MB free hard-disk space ( after software installation)
5. 2x or faster DVD-ROM or CD-ROM drive
6.Video Card with OpenGL driver and at least 8 MB RAM
7.Super VGA monitor (screen setting resolution at least 800x600)
But I recommend you to use Pentium IV or later for your convenience.
unplug all devices except the hard drive and 1 cd/dvd rom drive. disable the audio device and any other unnecessary devices within the BIOS and remove all pci cards. remove all but 1 ram stick, and try using different ram sticks, one at a time, while trying to boot. if it boots, with 1 ram stick, 1 hard drive and 1 dvd/cd drive then try adding/reenabling the other devices one at a time, until you find the device that keeps it from booting.
if your pc wont load with just a hard drive, cd rom and 1 stick of ram, then it is prolly trashed. if removing/disabling one of the other devices (such as the sound card or the modem card) allows it to boot, then you have found what needs replaced.
Should be IDE cable...IDE interface according to the specs. You computer has IDE connections so the drive should work.
HP DVD1040i Lightscribe 20X DVD Burner/Black/Retail
Mfr Part #
Internal DVD ±R/±RW drive with DVD±R up to 20X, double-layer recording, DVD-RAM, and LightScribe direct disc labeling
Use the Windows XP Setup disks to restart the computer, or use the Windows XP CD-ROM to restart the computer.
At the Welcome to Setup screen, press R to repair the Windows XP installation.
Press C to repair the Windows XP installation by using the Recovery Console.
Type the number that corresponds to the Windows installation that you want to repair, and then press ENTER. For example, type 1, and then press ENTER.
Type the Administrator password, and then press ENTER.
Type map, and then press ENTER. Note the drive letter that is assigned to the CD-ROM drive that contains the Windows XP CD-ROM.
Type the following commands, pressing ENTER after you type each one, where drive is the drive letter that you typed in step 4 of "Method 2: Use the Recovery Console," of this article:
copy drive:\i386\ntldr c:\
copy drive:\i386\ntdetect.com c:\If you are prompted to overwrite the file, type y, and then press ENTER.
NTLDR errors are usually caused by defective RAM on the motherboard. Try removing one of the RAM sticks on your board and see if computer works fine. If still gets error msg, swap the RAM stick and try again to narrow down which stick is faulty. Sometimes, its simply some corrosion on the RAM contacts which in that case, you only need to re-seat the sticks.
No, DVD-RAM disc recorded on the DVD Camcorder will not play back on every drive.
Some of the new DVD-ROM drives designed to be compliant with the new DVD-RAM book2 standards will playback discs recorded on the DVD Camcorder. Many previous DVD-ROM drives on the market that came out before the DVD-RAM standard was released will not play back discs recorded on the DVD Camcorder.
HITACHI manufactures DVD-ROM drives for some PC manufactures as OEM products.
HITACHI model GD-7500 DVD-ROM has DVD-RAM read/write compatibility.