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AW-Q170A-B@ Sony DVD RW Atapi CD/DVD ROM drive

I bought this accidentally at Micro Center in St. Davids Pennsylvania; there were two burners in the clearance bin and I chose the cheaper Sam Sung one. The problem was that somebody looked at both of them before me and switched the packages.

I arrived home (150 miles away) and discovered the switch when I installed the drive (it has no markings on the outside to identify it---thanks Sony-NEC Optiarch). So, making lemon-aide out of lemons, was glad to see that it read a good DVD disk with 6 Gbytes of .pdf and ,djvu files on it. So far so good.

It will NOT however read known good CD-ROM disks; I have an old TEAC CD-ROM drive installed also and can check this.

I called Micro Center and their tech guy opined that the drive was faulty based on my descriptions of the problem which included that it will not boot from a Knoppix live disk.

My setup is:

Dell Dimension XPS T800r with Intel SE440BX mobo Bios version A09 circa 03-22-2000

800MHz; 768M SDRAM; Windows 98SE; Linux Mandrake 10.2 kernel 2.6

Bus 1 Western Digital 13G IDE drive (Master)
Western Digital 20B IDE drive (Slave)

Bus2 Sony DVD/CD IDE (Master)
TEAC CD-ROM (Slave)


I have switched the master and slave relation on Bus 2; same problem.

I can read DVD disks on both operating systems but can not read CD-ROM disks on both operating systems including live Knoppix and Ubuntu Linux kernels. Very frustrating. I haven't even tried to burn DVD disks until I solve this problem.

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Use this tool to reset the cd in the registry
after you run the file - reboot the computer -

http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/XP_CD-DVD-Fix.zip

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