Hi, I operate Windows XP Home Edition with a Matshita UJ-840D CD-Rom Drive installed. Lately when I try and burn cd from Ashampoo Burning Studio, it tells me I need to update my firmware. I cannot find the right type of firmware. I have unistalled drive and used wizard to update driver but still I end up with the same drive model. Is there another drive that replaces this model. Could someone please help me. Thanks.
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Ok, when you replace an optical drive (in this case, your dvd/cd drive) you "don't have to uninstall any program". The replacement of such device does not require to uninstall any media burning software. Though, If the program is no longer in your computer, you can download a free utility which will perform as well as the Sonic program. I recommend you to go to www.download.cnet.com and search for Ashampoo Burning Studio Free. Download and install it. I use all the times when I have to reinstall an Operative System from scratch. Good luck.
i need to now the error code/message?
i had a similar problem with my Matshita dvd drive by deleting a registry entry that had become corrupted i was able to write. before that all i could do was read discs.
In my case, MATSHITA DVD-RAM UJ-860S did not want to write CD-R,-RW Verbatim using software NERO 8, but is easy to write their own software windows XP. in the Log file was as follows:
Could not perform start of Disc-at-once
Sense Key: 0x05 (KEY_ILLEGAL_REQUEST)
Power calibration error
Invalid field in parameter E: MATSHITA DVD-RAM UJ-860S
ACTION! :) Change in method of recording NERO 8 Burning mode: DAO (Disc-at-once) at Burning mode: TAO (Track-At-Once) all have established! Simply drive MATSHITA was UNSUPPORTED software producers to write disks. Updating the software to burn CDs, as is windows XP supports the recording and includes drivers for the drive! :)
I use the same program for burning as well.. this has happened to me before so let's see if what i've done will work for you..
be sure to try uninstalling and reinstalling the driver's that came with the item.. if you don't have them, the manufacturer site should have them... try this site for firmware download, maybe it will help.. http://forum.rpc1.org/dl_all.php
have you tried going into your cdrom properties by right clicking on it? if not, goto start then to computer, then highlight the drive in ??, right click and then goto properties, find the area where you can restore default, then apply.. reboot pc and see if that helps..
First you want to make sure the CD you are using is good. Try a different CD-ROM, a known good one. If a different CD-ROM is readable then the problem is with your CD media and not the CD-ROM Drive. If another known good CD does not work then the problem is with the drive.
To fix this you must purchase a new CD-ROM drive and install it. Newegg.com has great deals. If you only want to read CDs and are not interested in burning then you can get a name brand CD-ROM drive for around $15.00, but if you need to burn as well the CD+-RW will run you about $30.00.
If you are using Windows XP then it is pretty simple to install the new CD-ROM drive.