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Asus DRW-1814BL wont read cd-rom but able to read dvds

My dvd drive does not read/write cdroms but only dvds. whats the problem with this??.. please help

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  • golmalvai Jun 18, 2008

    i have the same problem.

    i have faced it on 16th june.

    plz help me.....

  • granny8 Aug 04, 2008

    Installed new Asus DRW 1814BL. Will read and burn dvd's, but will not read a cd.

  • wawbase Aug 31, 2008

    Only can read DVD, but not with cds, that happen after some burning operations using Ultra ISO program, it also always as an icon that not syncronizes with the real satus.

  • Anonymous Jan 23, 2009

    i have same problem

  • Anonymous Feb 03, 2009

    i can same problem.



  • joets_b Mar 21, 2009

    updated to the latest firmware v1.14 but the problem still persist. plz help

  • Anonymous May 21, 2009

    I have the same Problem

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Have either of you flashed the latest firmware from the Asus site
it is now at v1.14 which has cured a few problems.
unkphilip

Posted on Jul 03, 2008

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try this one:
if you are using windows XP

- click start
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you will see a registry editor window
in the registry editor window
- click the + sign at the hkey_local_machine
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- click the + sign of currentcontrolset
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if you click this check if you will be able to see DVD rom at the right side of the registry editor window
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for vista or win7

- click start and type in the start search regedit

after this just do the same thing with the win xp instructions

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try also to update the DVD codec. you can also try to download the most updated windows media player, power DVD or any software/program that have dvd codecs or that acts like a player for DVD

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My cd drive will read cds but not dvds i try to istall somethig it wont work


Hi dkush29306,

while the other two posters have pointed out the obvious, that CDROM drives only read CDs, and that you need a DVD drive to read DVDs, i would like to add something to this.

I will asume you have a CDROM COMBO Drive, that *should* play CDRs and DVDs.

if you find it does spin CDs up and read them, but not DVDs then i might be able to offer some suggestions.

firstly, make sure there is no software conflicts (like two CD Writing softwares trying to use the CD Drive at the same time.. ). you shouldnt have to worry about drivers for the CDROM, as the default OS ones should suffice. but they may be corrupt. you could goto Device Manager if you are on Windows, and uninstall and reinstall the driver for the CDROM. it should find it automatically in the install wizard.

ok at this point i don't see how software could cause any other issue , so we should look at it being a hardware issue:

if you have the ability, try changing the IDE Ribbon Cable that connects the CDROM to the Motherboard. if that doesnt work, try changing which plug in the IDE cable the CDROM plugs into. these plugs usually have a blue plug at one end (motherboard end), and there is two plugs at the other end, or master and slave. keep the jumper pin on the CDROM set to Cable Select, so you dont need to change it to slave, when its plugged into the slave port, or master pin if set to the master port.

finally, if none of that helps (and it probably won't ) you might find that the actual fault is due to the laser in the CDROM not focusing tightly enough and therefore cannot read the data on a DVD ROM because of this. the only way to tell if this is ok or not, is to plug it into another computer and see if it can read DVDs.

you might just be better off spending 20-50$ and buying a new CDROM Combo drive from your local computer hardware store.

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Hello Rfd832,
What I see from the description is that the drive is a combo drive. Combo drives are CD-RW and DVD-ROM drives means
CD-RW = Compact Disk-Read Write
DVD-ROM = Digital Versatile Disk - Read Only Memory
so these drives can read and write CDs but can only read DVDs (Cannot write or burn DVDs)
If you want to be able to burn DVDs then you need to have DVD RW drive (either DVD+RW or DVD-RW)

You said that you are able to burn DVDs on other computer so please check the label on the DVD drive.. it should be DVD-RW/DVD+RW drive


Hope that helps.. :)

Thanks and Regards,
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try reinstalling your operating system ( try format your cd or just repair it). The system will automatically detect the driver for your drive but if it was not listed in the bios try checking the cables attached to your drive.. or still if not.. the drive may be damaged.

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