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Re: Sony CRX300E CD-RW/DVD-ROM Combo - DVD doesn't read
do you have software/program that supports DVD.
Try a different DVD/Movie/Disk or alternative.
Also install a program, such as Nero which will give you physical characteristics of the drive.
Finally go to device manager, and remove or uninstall the device, reboot the computer and setup again. This can sometimes remedy the problem.
ensure that the drive is set as Master/Slave. if on the same Bus/IDE channel as a hard-drive. set as master/slave opposite to what the hard-drive is setup as.
Hope this helps.
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make sure that the cdrw dvd rom is getting enough consistent power test all leads that are attached to the cd rom including electical extensions and make sure they have a secure connection or just replace them there might bebad/faulty or your drivers may have been corrupted or you might have a virus run your antivrus program you might have to physically unplug the leads for this cdrw dvd rom then plug them back in this will activate found new hardware wizard hope this helps or you might have to uninstall then restart your computer then reinstall your cd rom or uninstall the driver then reinstall for this device also click start control panel administrive tools computer management device manager scroll down cd dvd rom drives right click you can you will have options to update driver roll back driver select properties general troubleshoot select driver click to reinstall drivers click update driver uninstall then reinstall you need only do the registry check if you cant see the drive/s in windows explorer/my computer it might be a registry problem Close all open programs
Click on Start, Run, and typeregedit and press Enter Click on the plus signs (+) next to the following folders
This folder is the DVD/CD-ROM Drive Class Description in the registry. Look for any of the following names in the right hand column.
If any of the above keys shown in step 4 are listed, right-click on them and choose Delete
After deleting the keys, close the registry editor Reboot your computer Open My Computer and check to see if your CD or DVD drives have returned. You may also want to open Device Manager and verify that the yellow exclamation and error code on the CD or DVD drive is gone. hope this helps
It seems that you're running a 32 bit version of the software on a 64 bit operating system. Or the driver is not longer supported by modern Operating systems. To fix this issue try finding and installing the right driver.
Open Device Manager, click the + sign next to DVD/CD-ROM drives. Right-click on the drive and choose Uninstall Driver. Shut down your system, and restart. When Windows starts it will detect the new hardware and install the software for it.
Also, try uninstalling your burning software, restart, and re-install. It may be that the software has got corrupt.
Hope they work, and let me know if they do or don't.
I think your DVD burner is faulty and requires replacing, as they are very innexpensive to replace as you wili probably know,so don't waste too much time trying to solve it.
It isnt the decoder as thats a peice software
that comes in certain burning programmes,
the laser is able to read cds as the tracks are wider apart than dvd's and are easier to read.
The drives dont last as long as they used to because, keeping the price of burners down, like anything else means cutting corners and costs and in burners cases as was the case with PS2's the lasers are cheap and soon fail.