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My sony DVD RW AW-Q170A DRIVE does not read some dvds

Hi here
i have problem with my sony dvd drive as it does not read some dvds though all this dvds work at my friends house.when i insert my dvd,"my computer" simply states blank disc and under the heading "type" it always shows CD Drive.
pls inform where i can find the drivers for my drive on net.
thanx

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  • Anonymous Jan 02, 2008

    SAME PROBLEM

  • Anonymous Jan 05, 2008

    ya man same problem here i have repaired it still the problem continues pls sumn solv this problem

  • tonku Jan 31, 2008

    i have a sony dvd RW AW-G170A drive and i have the same problem..it reads some of the dvd's and doesn't read the rest...it also shows "CD Drive" in the type options...

  • caappaac Feb 04, 2008

    I have the same problem My Sony DVD RW AW-Q170A was working before but is not working now. I think that I may have deleted some drives by mistake but I am not sure. Can anyone help ?

  • barathg Feb 12, 2008

    s friends, i am also having sony DVD RW. the problem which i have with it is cannot able to read the dvd and i can able to write the DVD read the CD and write the CD.
    What should i have to do for my dvd drive to read these DVD disk

  • Aamu Feb 29, 2008

    I have problem with my SONY DVD RW AW-G170A is that the DVD cannot be dectected in the Drive but itcan read CD's.But the DVD read if it is First time used. I can open non dectectable DVD by using POWER DVD cyber link.So Plz help me if u can waiting for the reply................

  • Anonymous Mar 05, 2008

    My SONY DVD RW does reads RW, +R Discs well. But it doesn't reads -R discs. Any solution other than changing the drive?

  • Anonymous Mar 07, 2008

    sony DVD RW AW-Q170A DRIVE does not read some dvds but they run at my friend home.

  • Anonymous Mar 11, 2008

    THIS IS GAURAV HERE I CANT READ SOME OF THE DVD'S .BUT THESE DVD'S CAN BE READ BY ALL MY FRIENDS
    CAN ANY ONE HELP ME WITH THIS PROBLEM

  • Anonymous Apr 06, 2008

    my dvd shows blank disc. but its work on my friend PC

  • Anonymous Apr 09, 2008

    my dvd driver can't read some dvd \cd they run on other dvd player's

  • Sharveen Apr 22, 2008

    I have a SONY DRU 835A...The problem is that it detects some written DVDs as empty disc. But the DVDs are not empty and they work at my friend place.
    HELP ME PLEASE.
    email me.

  • Anindya13 Apr 23, 2008

    hi there
    I have a problem with my sony dvd writer. It does not read most of the dvds though all this dvds work at anywhere else. When i insert my dvd,"my computer" simply states blank disc and under the heading "type" it always shows CD Drive.
    pls inform where i can find the solution for my drive.
    thanx

  • pras_dec May 04, 2008

    have the same problem,guys. tried a few things but couldnt correct it.
    plz help.
    my email id -prasun_decent@yahoo.com

  • Anonymous May 17, 2008

    i have a sony dvd RW AW-G170a .the problem is it does not detect some of my dvds although they work in my frnd's pc

  • Anonymous May 31, 2008

    I too having the same problem. My drive is writing all types of dvd disc. But one some disc can be readable by the same drive. And i was keenly try with many number of branded and unbranded dvd. The thing which i observed is The top part of of the disc which hava shining like striker are not reading by the disc. If the top part of the disc is covered with simple sticked it reading nicely. But it may be stupid reason also.

  • santhoshkuma Jun 09, 2008

    my sony rw not read some dvd

  • Legalo Jun 10, 2008

    It reads DVD-RW but it does not read DVD R..
    1.It does not read it when i install WINDOWS XP.
    2.But it reads it when i install WINDOWES VISTA.
    Please Tell Me What To Do....I Think Its Driver For DVD R Is Not Installed.....
    3.Please E-Mail Me Its Sollution.:.

  • ankurbhaai Jun 11, 2008

    my writemaster dvd writer doesn't detect some dvd which were detected on my friend's computer................







    plzzzzzzzzzzzz help...........!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • vishnulal g Jun 20, 2008

    my sony dvd drive is not detecting any dvd's now ,which had been writed by me also in that drive

    what's that problem

  • Morya Jun 30, 2008

    My sony DVD RW Drive does not read and write DVD Disk and not show its content.



  • siva1085 Jul 03, 2008

    I am having Sony DVD Writer where i can read Cd's but i couldn't read dvd even though they have the content...
    Any solution is appreciated


  • Anonymous Jul 05, 2008

    hi here
    i have problem with my sony dvd drive as it does not read some dvds though all this dvds work at my friends house.when i insert my dvd,"my computer" simply states blank disc and under the heading "type" it always shows CD Drive.
    pls inform where i can find the drivers for my drive on net.
    thanx

  • ajay kr Jul 07, 2008

    my sony DVD RW AW-Q170A DRIVE does not read some dvds

  • Anonymous Jul 08, 2008

    my sony DVD RW does not read some dvds problem, and notify you when a new solution is offered.

  • Anonymous Jul 11, 2008

    same as the others,started sometime in june 2008

  • Anonymous Jul 12, 2008

    hi here
    i have problem with my sony dvd drive as it does not read
    some dvds though all this dvds work at my friends house.when i insert
    my dvd,"my computer" simply states blank disc and under the heading
    "type" it always shows CD Drive.

    pls inform where i can find the drivers for my drive on net.

    thanx



  • gn0123 Aug 06, 2008

    my sony dvd rw aw-g170a does not read some dvds,but they also read in my friend's pcs. pls give me some solutions

  • rahuldalbir Aug 08, 2008

    my sony writer does not read some dvd and show cd drive and show 0

    byte properties but when open on other computer simply those dvd opened.

  • sballarati Aug 15, 2008

    I have the same problem but just with DVD -R discs. In MyPc the drive says "CD Drive" and it appears empty...



    I tried to flash it with Liggy's firmware but it didn't work :(

  • Anonymous Aug 25, 2008

    plz help

  • mandar75 Aug 25, 2008

    my sony DVD RW DRIVE does not read some dvds problem, this is especially in respect of game dvds.... when the disc is inserted it does not show anything thereon... just a blannk disc..
    why this happens and whats the solution...
    reply ASAP
    Thank you!!

  • Ramesh kumar Aug 26, 2008

    i cannot play some dvd disc in my dvd drive,some dvds wok fine but cannot read some dvds. These dvds run fine on my friends computer.

  • karl34uk Aug 28, 2008

    I'm pretty sure I have a Registry problem with my DVD player on my PC, as it now only plays "some" of my DVDs and not all of them, and I've tested them all on a proper DVD player, and they all run fine!



    I'm not exactly sure why they won't run anymore, but my DVD drive tries to run them, and gives up eventually after about 30 seconds on the DVDs that it no longer wishes to run...



    I actually have "two" DVD drives and it's the same on both of them, (for the same films even), so it's got nothing to do with the hardware side, just the software! All of my DVDs are Region 2 as well, so it doesn't make any sense!



    Does anyone know how to reset / restore the registry or format my DVD drives as if they were brand new again? (or whatever you have to do), as I know for a fact that the hardware is fine!



    Thanks for your help...

  • Anonymous Sep 06, 2008

    same

  • dymattdy Sep 08, 2008

    when i insert a DVD in my Sony DVD-RW AW-G170A drive it shows it as a Black CD & shows itself a CD DRIVE..

  • Anonymous Dec 07, 2008

    The same problem!

  • mani_27777 Jan 18, 2009

    my sony dvd writter does not show dvd disc

  • Anonymous Jan 24, 2009

    My dvd writer not read a dvds

  • abhinav02098 Jan 24, 2009

    My DVD drive can read a CD-ROM and play an audio CD, but it cannot play a DVD

  • kamboj123 Feb 12, 2009

    same problem

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    "my sony DVD RW AW-Q170A DRIVE does not read some dvds" problem


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Try to run these dvds on windows vista on your computer.it will work i have also this problem in past some dvds on my sony AW-G170A drive read some dvds but dont show their content then after a while i upgraded to vista and all those dvds work fine on my same dvd rom.

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This is not a perfect solution but you will be able to read the dvd's. firstly you need to install a software named "imgburn" after installing that software, click on "create image file from disc" and it will create an image file of the dvd onto your computer...and also you can directly open that image by downloading another software named "daemon tool" which will open ur image files directly... njoy!!!

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May be your Dvd Rom have Region problem! Many Dvd Rom/Writer have the region settings. There are 5 regions. The Dvd which you are running may be restricted in this region. Your friend may have region free Rom. Try to make your Dvd Rom region free. Try here....
http://www.digital-digest.com/articles/region_page3.html

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