Hi I am having a similar problem. I can read write cd but can't read/write DVD's in my sony DRU700A dvd drive. I tried to run the same DVD that I burnet from this writer and it didn't run although it was working fine before.
I tried to read all different format of DVDs it can't read any, tried to write +/-R DVDs, from nero it keeps asking to insert blank DVD.
I am running Windows XP service pack-2. I tried to uninstall and re-install the driver from device manager. Diddn't help.
Any suggestions will be highly appreciated.
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Are you sure that this dvd-rom can support the DVD media you are using?
There DVD-RW, DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD+R and DL (Dual Layer) DVD formats now, not all of which might be supported by older combo drives like yours.
Also try a DVD Lens Cleaner disc to clear any dust, grime and dirt from the DVD Lens.
Check if the DVD you are trying has region limitations in conflict with the region settings in your Video Decoder program (such as PowerDVD, WinDVD etc,n s.). If so, you can sometimes change the region settings a limited number of times in the Tools option of your Video Decoder.
Try downloading and installing firmware updates from the Sony Support site.
make sure Autorun is not disabled in your settings.
My computer > right click on DVD icon > Autorun > set as the Default Setting for all similar file/media types.
some drives ( multi-Drives ) will read and write CDs but Only read DVDs.
Also check that the Drive supports DVD- Or DVD+ Disks.
Check that there are no yellow Marks In The Device Manager. to Do this:- My Computer/Control Panel/System/Device Manager to ensure all drivers are corectly installed.
Hi i have Sony AW-G170A on 2 pc's and almoust at same period both
pc's started not to read DVD cds, cds that were writen by the same
drive so ive check the net and end up updating the Firmwares 1.71 to
1.75 so check this link. And get AW-G170A Firmware 1.75 then u gonna need Binflash to update the Firmware get Win32 GUI version if u use Win Xp. Open the program press Flash find the location of the 1.75 Firmware and update it restart pc and it should work it worked for me.
It says that it's a CD-RW drive- a CD-RW drive can't read/write DVD's, you need a DVD drive.
You can pick one up for rather cheap from several online retailers -