F3493a dvd-rom/cd-rw does not read DVD's all the time
I burned an openSUSE 10.2 download on a Samsung Writemaster DVD-+R/RW using a Sony DVD+R blank. Under a Win XP sp2 it is not seen. The DVD boots on other machines but not my HP zt1135 with a purchased f3493a. Serial# 51072632003 p/n 0950-4298 REV 1B.
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i wish i could help you.. but my sony is haven problems too. im running windows xp.. service pack 3.. i've already updated all drivers.. uninstalled it from device manager.. n it still isn't reading any cd-r cd-rw cd's.. my windows does read the device.. n it pops up everytime i load the computer up!
the combo drive you listed above is a cd-rw/ DVD-ROM....meaning that it will play and burn cd, cd-r, and cd-rw disks. the dvd rom will only be able to play dvd-rom and dvd-r disks providing they are in the proper format. check that the disk in question is not a dvd-rw or (+2) disk. the drive will not recognize that a disk is in the drive if the disk isnt compatable. try a dvd movie, if that works then a dvd-r, if that works then try a dvd-rw +1. if the last option doesnt work then you will have to stick with the dvd-rom and dvd-r, or purchase a dvd-rw drive to install.
Chek wtat is written on front panel
If it DVD-RW it can record only DVD-R blank, if it + so only +R
or DVD-RAM. If it is DVD +/- RW or RAM it can record any disk.
Also chek the speed for you DVD and disk you using.
If you dvd maximum speed for recording is for example 2.7, 4, 8 you should use only DVD with max speed 2.7, 4, 8 or 1-8, 1-16 etc. So they should be labeled the same as you DVD
ITs a dvd rom drive. It will not burn blank dvds in order to burn, it has to cd-r/cd-rw/dvd-r/dvd-rw. If a drive cannot write to a blank disc, it will eject it. Rom drives read only (Read Only Memory), Combo drives- burn cd's only read dvd's, and super drives both read and write to cds and dvds.