Cd/dvd drive stoped working on Windows7(vaio vgn series)
I´ve installed Win7 on my vaio vgn-cs170f, after trying to install a driver for a wireless printer (hp 6500) and solving compability issues, i´ve noticed that no longer my cd rom neither read or writes any more!!
Re: cd/dvd drive stoped working on Windows7(vaio vgn...
Well you have a few options-
The first I would suggest would be to uninstall the wireless printer. It may or may not work.
Also, thinking back, have you always been really good with making sure the computer stays flat and has never fallen? Sometimes, when the computer is standing on its side or has taken a fall it can ruin the structure of the computer and can severely affect the cd drive. I once had that problem with my laptop and has to wipe it clean and throw it away because it can range anywhere from $500-$700. Although, considering it's not mac I would think it may cost less considering you have so many more resources.
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Hi,Dear Friends.. Your win7 registery not repair i think some problem occur. Flow instruction:- 1> Change you current windows7 cd. because i think some error obtain. 2> Another you DVD ROM lance week and not read CD properly. 3> Your Hard Drive create bad sector. When you install windows.
Solution:- A> Used new windows7 CD. B> Change DVD ROM Driver. C> Change HDD Device Driver. D> Change Install windows location.
You can download Vista Drivers from sony's website and right click on the setup file go to properties and then select run this program under compability mode. this may help you on your driver issues also make sure that you install the drivers for the correct OS you have installed (32bit or 64bit) On the Webcam issue you have to play around with a couple of drivers since this were not written for win7.
Those 2 software packages offered by Sony on their web site, (a) ArcSoft Magic-i Visual Effects, and (b) WebCam Companion Software, may just include the driver necessary to get their packages to work with Win7 - pick one an install it - if the camera works, you got the driver. If the camera still refuses to work, then all you have to do is de-install the package, install the other one and give that a try.
The Sony drivers support page (for the Vaio VGN-FZ4000): http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/swu-list.pl?mdl=VGN-FZ4000®ion_id=1
This is usually an easy solution. I say usually, because not every hardware company has Win7 drivers (not sure why though). Just go to the maker of your DVD Drive and find the right drivers for your drive (if they have Win7 drivers). I would be able to help more if I knew the maker and model of your DVD Drive.
Not all operating systems are compatible with all peripherals as you have found out. When that happens you have to bite the bullet and purchase a component that will work in the new environment. Sorry.
if your system came with vista originally the issue would be is you would need to know what version of vista you have on your system, the version makes the difference if you have vista home premium then your windows 7 should be a win7 Home premium as well, because if you are upgrading vista using your win7 disc and your windows version are different for example you have vista Home premium and your win7 is win7 ultimate and you do an upgrade the problem will be your product key,
but if you have a retail version of win7 and you are installing it on your laptop Vaio insert the disc in the DVD-drive win7 needs a DVD reader to be able to install win7 if you have a cd-rom it wont work, then turn the laptop off power it back up keep on tapping f12 it should bring you a boot menu, select ODD or which ever is your dvd drive then press enter then enter again if it says on the screen press any key to boot to CD, this should begin win7 installation on the screen saying windows is loading files the so on ans so fort ^_^ this will over write everything in vista but in win7 it will still create a windows.old folder from vista only from the my documents folder my picture and my music and my video and desktop Items but remember application icons will not work on win7 you may need to reinstall the program again for it to work on win7 and yeah make sure that you choose custom/advance in the selection screen do no select upgrade unless you vista and win7 are the same version eg. Vista Home premium / Win7 Home premium ^_^
I don't know the best solution so I won't give any.
what you did though was probably this: When you installed windows 7 the driver was probably already installed and when you downloaded a driver you used one that was older or incompatible with windows 7. Thats just my guess for what its worth. Could try a system restore to before you downloaded that driver. There are probably other solutions better than reinstalling windows 7. I'll let somebody else comment.