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Problem I am having a SONY DVD RW AW G170a drive.It reads all cd's but it does read some dvd's

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  • Raghunath Sahoo Dec 07, 2008

    Hi ! I am having a SONY DVD RW AW-G170A.since last 1 week d problem started.I can write the the data DVD's but can't read them while, other computers can read it.It can read CD's & some DVD's.I am using Window XP- sp3.The message is "Windows can't read from the disk. The disk might be corrupted, or it could be using a format , that is not compatible with windows. Please help me to solve the problem.

  • tushardutt Feb 12, 2009

    I can read all CD's but not most DVD's



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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.


Posted on Jan 28, 2008


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hi dear

the drivers are part of windows
what they look as though they did was rerun the m/board setup disk and install the m/board drivers
try removing the upper and lower filters
scroll down to how here
check for a firmware update
the laser may be dirty or has gone
try the drive on another computer

for firmware , here



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