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CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cd drive e, blank disks, cd drive
blank disks, cd drive, burning software: Hi Jim, just how much do you know about burning CDRs? What burning software do you have, Nero? What operating system are you running? Have you actually successfully burned a disk yet? Give me something to work with please and I ll help you all I can. By...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cd drive problem, cd drive, cd drives
cd drive, cd drives, odds: Hi Meena, A query, how old is the drive? Basic CD drives have a useful life of about 18 months or so, plus or minus 6 months. Some old drives seem to go on for ever, other newer ones pack up after 6 months or less, but if you can see the drive in windows,...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cd drive not recognising disk, cd rom drive, toshiba laptop
cd rom drive, toshiba laptop, cd laser: Hi Pete, Sounds to me like the laser has had it! The useful life of a CD laser depends very much on it s environment, if the user is a smoker and lives in a dusty or grimy environment such as a city, then the useful life is much shorter than for a non-smoker...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cd drive, hello dave, drive mechanism
hello dave, drive mechanism, open button: Hi Dale, Hmm it could be that when the power supply died it may have taken the drive with it. The IDE light will come on even if the motor has burned out. Or it might be as simple as the rubber drive belt has slipped off the drive mechanism in the drive...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cd/dvd Burner isn't reading anymore!, pioneer dvd rw, samsung cdrw
pioneer dvd rw, samsung cdrw, nec 3500ag: Hi Krisitan, Oh dear!! I thought this problem had been left behind years ago, but apparantly not. I suggest that you contact Pioneer with this story, exactly as you have related it to me, and I think they may just offer you a replacement drive. (Though...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cd and dvd dont read blanks, external cd drive, cd writing software
external cd drive, cd writing software, defective disks: Hi Marlene, I sort of get the impression that you are not terribly experienced at writing to CDs,I may be wrong, in which case please tell me. Windows XP does purport to be able to write directly to CDRs, and in a hamfisted sort of way, it does actually achieve...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cd/dvd drive -I/O Device Error, external cd drive, toshiba software
external cd drive, toshiba software, toshiba laptop: I KNOW what is happening. Had the same problem with my friends comp and he didnt know what the hell to do. This is my advice. Check to make sure that the drive AND your computer is up to date. Check to see if there are any viruses or bugs and get rid of them....

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cd dvd drive problem on new lap top, packard bell easy note, real bad news
packard bell easy note, real bad news, private buyer: Hi John, OK, you ve tried the Packard Bell machine, and it isn t up to scratch, now you get to try the Packard Bell warranty. I hope for your sake it has improved, this is the same company that was fined millions a few years ago for irregularities in their...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cd/dvd drive problems., msi motherboard, ribbon cable
msi motherboard, ribbon cable, building a computer: Its sounds like your ribbon cable is bad that is usually the only reason it will do that. sometimes it is the drive but since you have put 4 different drives in I would point it to the ribbon cable. not how do you have the drive jumpered? if it is the only...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cd/dvd drive not recognizing a disk, cd rom drives, hp owners
cd rom drives, hp owners, performance maintenance: Hi Michelle, I think that your drive s laser is kaput. The line under DVD/CD-Rom drives is actually your drive s manufacturer and designation, and it is that that you have to apply any changes or commands to, NOT the DVD and CD-Rom heading. However, as...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cd and dvd rom problems, udma cables, cd rom drives
udma cables, cd rom drives, wire cables: Hi Mil,when you added a hard drive you changed the setup obviously, just by adding a drive. Some drives have settings for sole drive, (Master - No Slave) as well as Master with Slave. All new drives have jumper information on them. On the optical drives there...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cd/dvd rom, jumper cap, pin headers
jumper cap, pin headers, cable select: Hi Cyndee, Right, it s not exactly rocket science, but if you don t understand it, it can really mess up your whole day! I am assuming that all your drives are IDE drives and will be attached to the two standard headers on the motherboard. There are a...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cd/dvd, sony cd, blank discs
sony cd, blank discs, driver updates: first off check to see if the box labels cd writer only and if it is that means that the laser is only compatible for cd or dvd WRITING, not READING. (I am not saying this yelling, the letter writer just doesnt let me italicize the words lol). The sony cd-r...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cd games, virtual cd drive, alchohol 120
virtual cd drive, alchohol 120, game cracks: Hi Jane, The answer(s) to this is/are many and varied. It varies according to what operating system you have, what utility software you have, which games you are talking about, and how prepared you are to find all the game cracks on the internet. Basically,...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cd / monitor problem, dell computers, back oriface
dell computers, back oriface, trojan virus: Hi Gary, I have only ever come accross this behaviour once before, and that was as a result of the Back Oriface Trojan virus. This was a nasty virus in that it was a server which gave access to a client program, (retained by the sender of the virus), and...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cd not opening in drive, faulty drive, computer area
faulty drive, computer area, blind luck: Hi Pamela, I don t know how old this machine is, but it sounds like the drive is past it s sell-by date. Ordinary CD drives have a life expectancy of from 6 months to 6 years, depending on a number of factors such as ambient conditions, usage pattern, whether...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cd problem, win98 boot disk, dual lasers
win98 boot disk, dual lasers, virtual standstill: Hi Engineer, As you may imagine, it is difficult to give a precise diagnosis to the majority of problems at a distance like this. It is possible however, to tell you what is happening in your machine and causing this behaviour, and to give you a couple of...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cd r/w, hp pavilion pc, auto insert notification
hp pavilion pc, auto insert notification, 256 mb ram: Hi Jeremiah, Sounds to me like you ve done everything right, but when you say the CD loads, what do you mean, that the drawer closes, or that the disk spins for a while and the light flashes as the disk s information is read? Are you simply waiting for the...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cd rom, position sensors, optical position
position sensors, optical position, raid system: Hi Jeremy, you obviously damaged the optical position sensors which control the drawer mechanism. The real question is, why, when a brand new drive will cost about £10, are you playing about with this broken one? You only get one life, and all too little of...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cd rom, drive ide, led light
drive ide, led light, false information: Hi Al, This sounds like the sensor is feeding false information back to the system. If the drive can be opened before windows has loaded it would seem logical that this is what is happening. Try checking the drive IDE cables for security it may have come...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cd-rom, celeron 400, drive icon
celeron 400, drive icon, device manager: David, is your problem that the drive isn t recognised, or just that the disks aren t being recognised? Is the drive icon there in my computer? If so, check in the device manager to see if there is a problem with any device. You might have a problem with...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cd rom, ribbon cable, good shape
ribbon cable, good shape, system case: Hi Doug, Retire this old drive with an honourable mention, and buy a new one. DVD re-writers are only about $40 so you should get a new CD Rom for between $10-$15. If you can t locally, shop around on the net, try ebuyer.com for some good deals. Fitting the...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cd rom, cd rom drive, cmos setup
cd rom drive, cmos setup, bootable cd: Hi Ilyas, Is the drive visible in the CMOS setup? Has this drive been working and just disappeared, or is it a new fitting? Does the drive show up in the device manager? Do you have a bootable CD, if so, have you tried booting from it? I need more information...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cd rom, friends computer, ms works
friends computer, ms works, warranty: the cd reads back recycled... huh... cant say ive ever come across this kinda problem, although i could not totally say what to do in this situation i could say that you could try the cd on another friends computer, and if it is the cd that is causing the...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cd rom/cable modem, cheap as chips, cable modem
cheap as chips, cable modem, desktop model: Hi Theresa, What exactly is your question? Have you got a disk in the drive? Do you have an installation disk for the modem? First things first, without the CD drive you can t install the drivers anyway can you? If you have a disk in the drive, shut the...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cd rom causes shutdown, cd rom drive, faulty drive
cd rom drive, faulty drive, faulty disk: Hi Mike,This is indicative of a faulty drive or disk, or even a failing disk with a failing drive. Whatever, the reason for the BSoD is that the data being read from the drive/disk is being mis-read, and it is therefore causing the crash. The reason for the...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cd-rom &cd-rw now working, cd rom drive, cd rw drive
cd rom drive, cd rw drive, cd rom driver: Hi, first off, undo the restore to see if they start working again. However, if windows is flakey enough that you have to start propping it up in this way, it s time it had a complete re-install. First however, check to see if it is a co-incidental hardware...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cd- rom and cd-rw will not play audio cd's, cd player software, audio codecs
cd player software, audio codecs, select music: Hi Steve, just a thought, but you do have an audio cable connecting your drive to the sound card don t you? Without one you certainly won t hear anything. Bearing in mind that the only difference between an audio CD and a data CD is the way they are formatted,...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cd rom drive, internet search engines, cd rom drive
internet search engines, cd rom drive, drive cd rom: Hi Leigh, Sorry Leigh, neither I nor anyone else can help you clean up a CD-ROM. It simply cannot be done. The name CD-ROM is an acronym, (the initial letters of the words which describe it), in this case they stand for Compact Disk, Read Only Memory. In...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cd rom drive not seeing cd even in dos, incompatibility problem, cd rom drive
incompatibility problem, cd rom drive, jumper settings: Hi John, Still think your Mobo is probably OK, more likely if CDs are OK, to be either configuration or incompatibility problem. You have both drives on the same cable, yes? Try each drive singly. Do you have a UDMA cable or a standard IDE cable? If it s UDMA...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cd rom drive, teeny weeny bit, compaq presario 2266
teeny weeny bit, compaq presario 2266, freeze ups: Hi Joe, I m actually in a really dreadful mood, but I ll answer anyway cos I m nice like that! Now I hope you are in a good mood because I m afraid the answer is that your CD drive is a little teeny weeny bit, er, buggered? Well that will do til a better word...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cd rom driver, cd rom driver, card interface
cd rom driver, card interface, obsolete software: Hi Owen, Fist thing you need is a SCSII interface to connect the drive to, and I m pretty sure that no Thinkpad I ve ever seen had one. I suppose you might be able to get a PMCIA card interface, and I suppose Win95 might just support that, to be realistic,...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cd rom drives, streets and maps, walt disney world
streets and maps, walt disney world, hardware wizard: Boot into safe mode and go into the device manager and see if the drives are listed in the cd rom drives catagory. if so remove them and rebbot into normal mode and it should fix the probelm. if they are not listed check the connections on the back of the...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cd-rom dvd disk, cd rw media, digital video disc
cd rw media, digital video disc, digital versatile disc: Hi Ed CD A Compact Disc Read Only Memory (CD-ROM) is a read-only disc. These types of disks are created commercially and you cannot save data to them once they have been created. CD-R Media A Compact Disc Recordable (CD-R) is a Write...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cd rom game not installing, microsoft flight simulator 3, microsoft flight simulator
microsoft flight simulator 3, microsoft flight simulator, rom game: Hi Chris, First clean the disk, carefully, using a lint-free soft cloth, and wiping from the centre stright out to the edge. Reboot the system and try again to install. If there is still no joy, then either the disk has been damaged, the drive is worn out...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cd-rom & hard drive, xp bootable cd, cd rom boot
xp bootable cd, cd rom boot, system bios: Hi Gabriel, Difficult to say precisely what is wrong. Some system bios s are rather finicky about how they will boot from CD-Roms, and this could well have a bearing on your problem. I would suggest the following procedure as a starting point. First make...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cd -rom issues, cd rom
cd rom: Hi Ngina, these messages are a sure sign that the laser in this drive has failed for whatever reason. The cost of repair to the drive would be many times the cost of a new drive, even if you could find anyone prepared to quote for it. So the solution you seek,...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: my cd rom have a problem, cd rom drive, economic option
cd rom drive, economic option, lens cleaners: Hi, yes, it s possible to do so, but I doubt it will do you any good. Lens cleaners should NEVER be used on CD-RW or DVD-RW drives or they will be damaged. By the time a CD-Rom stops working correctly, the drive is already beyond repair, and a lens cleaner...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cd rom won't read data disks, audio cd player, windows system files
audio cd player, windows system files, cd support: Hi Gary, there are two possibilities here, either the CD drive has a failed laser, in which case you need to replace the drive, or during your recent troubles windows system files have been damaged causing this problem. To check this out, create a Win98 rescue...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cd-rom, nero burning software, putting music
nero burning software, putting music, compact disk: Hi Evrim, Everyone comes across the problem you described. I too, experienced that problem when I first tried to copy songs to hard drive. I dont know what the problem is, but know the solution. COMPACT disk with music on it was not designed to be read...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cd-roms, cd rw drive, cd rom drive
cd rw drive, cd rom drive, life considerations: Hi Cassandra, Yes, all drives which can write disks can also read them, therefore a CD-RW drive can also read CDS and likewise a DVD-RW drive can also read DVDs. I would earnestly caution you to consider very carefully before buying a laptop machine. They...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cd-rw, philips cdd3610, cpu cooling fan
philips cdd3610, cpu cooling fan, calibration area: Hi David, any CD drive that old, (4 years or more) has a right to pack up I would think, they normally only last 12-18 months. I suspect that it will be the early 98 that you have, Gateway were never reknowned for giving anything away, as you might guess...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cd - rw, packet writing software, cd formats
packet writing software, cd formats, hi bob: Hi Bob, just how much you can do will depend on what version of windows you are running! In anything other than XP you could use packet writing software to enable Access to write to the CD, but XP will not allow packet writing software because it has a form...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cd's, riff files, convention music
riff files, convention music, data cd: Hi Paul, there is no physical difference at all, except that by convention, music CDs are always single session because audio drives cannot read multi-session discs. You can prove this yourself,simply drag some windows .wav (RIFF) files to a data cd and burn...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cd writer problem, jumper settings, ribbon cable
jumper settings, ribbon cable, stable os: Hi, if you have tried various different burning programs and you get the same error with all of them, I think we can safely assume that the problem is not to do with the software. That however leaves a lot of room for problems... The following areas should...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cd writing problems, easy cd creator, easy cd creator 5 basic
easy cd creator, easy cd creator 5 basic, mathematical conversion: Hi Lynn, Firstly, Roxio 5 isnt very good with XP or Windows 2000 it does suffer with known compatibility problems whereas Roxio 6 works very well indeed. The problem arises with the mathematical conversion of the term Megabyte most manufactures will not...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cd writing, reflective surface, cd writing
reflective surface, cd writing, blank cd: Hi Ken, I guess the answer has to be no. An un written CD has a uniformly reflective surface, the process of writing the CDR creates minute depressions in the silvering in the CD and it is these depressions which cause the change in reflectivity which is how...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cd, ad infinitum, audio player
ad infinitum, audio player, cd player: Hi Rane, So what is your problem? I gather you have burned a disk and put it in your CD audio player, then either just one track or the whole CD (Which?) keeps repeating ad infinitum, yes? Well, so far as I know, and while I don t know everything, I am...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cdrom and cdrw, series chips, athlons
series chips, athlons, puter: Hi Pete, well I don t even need to ask you what psu you have do I? You have in fact diagnosed your own problem most accurately, Duron cpus need a minimum 250W supply, and 300W for Athlons and XP series chips. Because most psu s are often marginal on power,...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cdrom drivers window 98, hardware wizard, gateway desktop
hardware wizard, gateway desktop, cdrom drivers: Hi Brian, the only thing I can suggest at this remove, is to check on the maste/slave/cable select jumpers on both the CD drive(s) and the hard drive. You must only have a master and a slave on each cable, or it won t work, and some hard drives have 2 positions...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cdrom won't recognise disc, faulty disk, pentium 3
faulty disk, pentium 3, hp printer: Hi George, First lets define the problem. Do all other disks work in both drives. I have to assume they do since you didn t say otherwise. This leaves just two possibilities, either the disk itself is damaged and unreadable or it is not the correct disk....

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cdrom, average life expectancy, plastic cap
average life expectancy, plastic cap, bare metal: Hi Joe, Depends on whether or not you want your computer to work afterwards! If you do, then definitely NOT!!! Shut down the PC and disconnect the mains lead before even opening the case. Also ground yourself regularly every few minutes by touching a ground...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cdroms, floppy boot disk, easy peasy
floppy boot disk, easy peasy, error loading operating system: Hi Jack, I rather think this machine is going to be a little elderly to boot from a CD, and if you want to load NT, (whch version by the way?), you will need to create a set of NT boot disks by way of another machine first. The files and procedures for this...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cdrw, control areas, last session
control areas, last session, rws: Hi SK, The answer to your question is definitely not! CDRs and CD-RWs are nothing like using any drives that you are used to, and had you read the help files in your burning software you would have known this. In fact, a moments thought should have told you...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cdrws, laptop manufacturer, blood from a stone
laptop manufacturer, blood from a stone, socket type: Hi Kurt, I guess the answer has to be a very qualified yes, maybe, perhaps! Sorry to be so vague, but virtually every laptop device is different, both in socket type and pinout, there is seldom even compatibility between devices for the same make but different...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: how to change the icon back to what it was before, iomega zip drive, minor variations
iomega zip drive, minor variations, usb iomega: Hi Sarah, Thanks, it s really nice to get an easy one now and again. You didn t say what version of windows you are running, and as I recall, there may be some minor variations between the various different flavours of windows so you should treat the following...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: checking quality of DVD, barnes and noble, foolproof test
barnes and noble, foolproof test, pc dvd drives: Hi AnnMarie, Hmmm, same name as one of my grandchildren! The simple answer is no, but if you try copying a DVD to your hard disk, it will throw up an error message if it finds any error. Obviously you can simply erase the files after copying, these files...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: computer boot problem, memory tweak, cmos memory
memory tweak, cmos memory, pc chips: Hi Andrew, I seem to recall having similar problems with PC Chips motherboards in the past. If I remember right it was a power management problem that was causing this. It doesn t affect all boards, just a small number of them, and it s just a cmos memory...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: computer software, virtual cd drive, hard disk space
virtual cd drive, hard disk space, alcohol 120: Hi Michael, The software is installed on your computer, but in order to conserve space on your hard drive, the data files are left on the CDs. This is a philosophy that anyone with a laptop, and therefore very little hard disk space, should appreciate....

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: computer, drive electronics, hp pavilion
drive electronics, hp pavilion, computer shop: Hi Ray, I assume you have a CD in the drive, yes? There are a number of reasons why this can happen, the most common being the laser has failed and the drive can t make head nor tail of the disk in the drive, so it just keeps trying, seemingly for ever, and...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: How to connect hard drive & dvd & cd/rw on one ribbon cable, floppy drive cable, samsung cd rw
floppy drive cable, samsung cd rw, ribbon cable: Hi Barry, You cannot fit 3 devices to an IDE cable. Each IDE channel supports 1 master drive and one slave. Never any more. Having said which, I can t offhand think of one motherboard which would support a K6 450 that didn t have two IDE ports on it. It may...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: connecting cd drives, data transfer cable, loft space
data transfer cable, loft space, pin cable: Hi Allen, You will find that there are just 2 ATA ports on your PC motherboard, either marked 0 & 1 or 1 & 2. Whichever, the lowest number is the primary port, the cable fitted to this port should have the hard drive, (Set to Master) on the end connector,...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: connecting ribbons, average lifespan, pentium 90mhz
average lifespan, pentium 90mhz, ribbon cable: Hi Alan, that s not old, it s positively prehistoric! Anyway, conventionally, on CDs and hard drives, pin 1, the red stripe, is adjacent to the power connector. Sometimes there is a pin missed out from the connector and the relevant hole blocked, but with...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: copied DVD playback freezes, stops, dell optiplex 150, dvd decrypter
dell optiplex 150, dvd decrypter, sticky labels: Hi, sorry, misunderstood your question, sounded as though you were saying you had played it several times and it always froze after 5 minutes. Obviously if it originally played without problem, but now freezes, there has been some damage to the disk. When...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: copied dvd playback freezing, rewritable disc, xcopy express
rewritable disc, xcopy express, service pack: Hi Warren, A Couple of things to consider here. 1 - Windows XP has now service pack two which would have been automatically downloaded to your system unless you have told it not to. This has had a detremental effect on all types of software. 2 - What...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Back-up copies of digital photos.. from PC, digital camera photos, silver threads among the gold
digital camera photos, silver threads among the gold, camera memory card: Hi there fellow silver-surfer, Don t put yourself down just because there are a few silver threads among the gold! Well, you have a large number of options open to you. First I guess there would be a Jaz Zip-drive, however, at only 100 or 250Mb the disks...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: how do I copy an avi file to a dvd?, extra software, avi file
extra software, avi file, windows media player: Hi Jim, Small wonder you can t figure it out! It certainly isn t either simple or intuitive, in fact since it is rather longwinded and involved, (and it s all been done before!), I ll just give you the address of a site which will have the answer to all...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: crdw, strange noises, cd recording
strange noises, cd recording, click properties: Steven, I hope I can be of help to you. Try this: Open My Computer Right click on your burner drive Click Properties Click on the Recording tab Put a check in the box next to Enabbe CD Recording (or something similar) Is the drive making strange...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cyclic redundancy check, cyclic redundancy check, crc errors
cyclic redundancy check, crc errors, crc error: Hi Ed, crc errors are generated when the data read from a disk is different from what was written. When data is written to a disk, it is written in small blocks called sectors, (or in the case of CDs, blocks), as the data is written, the numbers are fed through...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: D drive recognizes file content but won't play DVD, compaq notebook, cd rw drive
compaq notebook, cd rw drive, otion: Hi Adam, Your problem is that you have reset the options for this type of content. The following directions are for XP, other variations of windows may vary. Open explorer and right click on the drive icon for the dvd drive, select properties and then the...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: D drive, d drive, cdrom drive
d drive, cdrom drive, cd drive: Hi Myra, Yes this is a common fault it is probably the small rubber drive belt from the tray mechanism that has broken. To take your system to an engineer and have this repaired would probably cost more than replacing the whole drive yourself. Just check...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Data compatability on other DVD drives, pioneer dvr 106d, dell dimension 4600
pioneer dvr 106d, dell dimension 4600, sonic record now software: Hi Mark, Generally readers(both DVD AND CD ROM) read only CD AND DVD whose session are closed. Leaving an open session means ur drive does not recognize ur cd as it thinks it s an empty cd.Pls try closing the session. ...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Dead DVD Drive?, nec nd1300a, sound blaster audigy
nec nd1300a, sound blaster audigy, dell 4100: Hi Doug, Aha! you are obviously in the US where companies can get away with that kind of raw deal, but don t despair, the drive s manufacturers guarantee their drives for 12 months anyway. I trust that if nothing else, this will have taught you a salutory...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Deleting a single file from CD RW, rewritable cd drive, shivanand
rewritable cd drive, shivanand, filing system: Hi Shivanand, The answer is I m afraid, no. Although CD-RW disks are reuseable, ( but due to unavoidable scratching etc. in normal use, only two or three times), they are limited by the fact they are accessed by standard CD-Rom routines. Due to the data...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Difference of CD-R and CD-RW, cd writable, computer cd
cd writable, computer cd, cdrw: Hi Riju, A CDR stands for CD writable. U can write only once. In a CDRW u can erase it and rewrite it. For permanent storage CDR is best. For temp storage CDRW is best. Regards, ...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Difference between DVD + and -, matter what kind, dvd drive
matter what kind, dvd drive, r rw: Hi Vlado, DVD-R or RW is the only official standard DVD as signed up to by all DVD manufacturers, DVD+R & RW was an attempt by Sony and Philips to take over the market from everyone else, even though they were signed up to DVD-R too. If your drive supports...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DirectCD5 - how to erase a CDRW and making it a 650MB capacity non UDF CD, easycd creator 5, roxio easycd creator
easycd creator 5, roxio easycd creator, cd project: Hi Harry, sadly, there is no way to return this disk to unformatted state for normal use. Just one more reason for not using DirectCD. I do believe that it does tell you about this problem somewhere in the small print. You obviously need a bigger magnifying...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Disappearing CD-RW drive..., samsung sw, curious problem
samsung sw, curious problem, windows 2000 pro: Hi Trevor, this is a problem with win2000, even NT can get flakey after a while, and then all manner of strange things start happening. It certainly would do no harm to do a repair install of windows over the existing to cure this problem, but mind you do...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Disc Drives, corrupt system file, emachines t2200
corrupt system file, emachines t2200, system boots: Hi Tarik, I m not sure I understand you completely. You tried booting on a Microsoft XP setup disk, but it didn t work. Is that correct? Do you mean it wouldn t read the disk at all, or that a file on the disk wouldn t read properly? In either case the CD...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Disk Drive, ipod software, device manager
ipod software, device manager, new hardware: Hi Melina, Nice name by the way, OK, down to the nitty-gritty. Drive letters are the identifiers that windows allocates to each of your drives when it boots up. For the sake of machine sanity it always retains the same letters for each drive unless you change...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Disk Drive, dimension xps h266, virus protection software
dimension xps h266, virus protection software, resource management systems: Hi Zel, This kind of frantic drive activity, (It s called drive thrashing by the way.), happens when the system runs out of RAM memory and starts using the virtual memory instead. Now, 256Mb of RAM is enormous for Win95, in fact it s bigger than 95 can actually...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Disk writing, ram buffers, disk transfers
ram buffers, disk transfers, destination drive: Hi Sinn, If you mean transfered as files to ram, then copied to disk from ram as copies of those files, no not really. However, in the sense that all disk transfers are made via ram buffers called cache memory, then I suppose you could also say that it s...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Disks, stress patterns, security purposes
stress patterns, security purposes, condensation: Hi John, I assume you mean a CDR or DVDR disk, well these disks have a reasonably good tolerance for heat and cold, as long as it s not too extreme. The biggest problems would be condensation, (they don t have too much tolerance for getting wet), and worst...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DRIVE LETTERS, windows millenuim, queston
windows millenuim, queston, cdrom drive: Hi AJ, This begs the queston, how are these drives setup? I suspect that either the master/slave jumper is incorrectly set on drive F. If these two optical drives are on the same cable, as seems likely, then one must be set to MAster and the other to SLave,...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Drive Inaccessible, dell desktop, incorrect function
dell desktop, incorrect function, d drive: Hi Sherelle, U drivers are corrupt . So try reinstalling them. if tht desn t work out, then check ur media r they scratched or dusty. Clean them and try it. Regards, ...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Drive no longer plays DVDs, sony cd rw, interface layer
sony cd rw, interface layer, aspi layer: Hi Jamini, I m sorry to say that it sounds very much like it s the DVD laser that s gone. These drives use a dual laser package, so even though the DVD laser is shot, the CD functionality will remain unimpaired for some time. Don t worry about the lack of...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Drive problems, mb rd ram, cd lens cleaner
mb rd ram, cd lens cleaner, philips cdrw: Hi Kumar, First it s bad policy to have both CD drives on the same cable. They would be better with the CD drive as slave on the primary cable. Second, I m not impressed with the stability, performance or compatibility of Samsung drives. I think you may be...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Driver for CD/DVD-RW drive, hp dvd writer, sonic corp
hp dvd writer, sonic corp, annoying feature: Hi Jack, I regret to say that this is largely a problem of your own making. By buying this HP in the first place, you have got a system which has many restrictions placed on it by HP and Microsoft, and short of replacing ALL the software that came with it...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Driver Detection Software, windriversbackup, detection software
windriversbackup, detection software, backup copy: Hi, Easy one this! WinDriversBackup from Jermar software, not only detects them, but also extracts them and creates a backup copy of all your drivers in the one directory structure. It was, as I recall, free when I downloaded it. The file name was Wdrvbck1.exe...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Driver for HP Scanner with ADF, model c2520a, hp scanners, hp scanner
hp scanners, hp scanner, scanner model: Hi Landon, I m afraid you ll have to find another name for your firstborn, so far as I can see, HP have never made a C2520a scanner model. I have queried DriversGuide.com and searched the HP support site also. The highest model number in the 2000 series, is...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Driver for HP Scanner with ADF, model c2520a, hp scanner, hpcom
hp scanner, hpcom, hp scanjet: Hi Landon, Can u pls tell me whether the scanner u own is HP scanjet is 3 series or 4 series or 6000 series. If u can tell me that it will be easier to find it out. Try this link, http://h20180.www2.hp.com/apps/Nav?h_pagetype=s-001&h_lang=en&h_cc=us&h_product=15202&h_client=S-A-R163-1&h_page=hpcom&lang=en&cc=us...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Drivers for Sony CRX215E1, system file checker, windows install disk
system file checker, windows install disk, background command: Hi Angie, I have a daughter called Angie, and her sons would be just as sure as eggs are aggs, right in there deleting what they shouldn t. Are you sure you aren t my daughter??? No, on second thoughts, she s a pretty good computer tech herself. OK, to the...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Drivers, dell inspiron 6000, sony dvd rw
dell inspiron 6000, sony dvd rw, drive drivers: Hi Vitor, You don t is the short answer! No version of windows since 95 has needed extra drivers for a standard IDE CD or DVD drive. If you are having problems getting windows to see the drive, the missing or damaged driver would be the IDE controller not...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Dual Layer DVDs, dual layer discs, dvd r dual layer
dual layer discs, dvd r dual layer, fracas: Hi Dave, Hooray for someone else with a bit of savvy! You sure spilled a can of worms with this one. Right, the ONLY OFFICIAL DVD STANDARD is DVD-R. DVD+R was an illicit offshoot brought out by Sony / Philips to try to get the market to themselves after they,...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DV -R & DV, recordable dvds, wacky world
recordable dvds, wacky world, navbar: Hi George, Welcome to the wacky world of DVD Rs! Point your browser to http://www.videohelp.com This is probably the best resource for DVDs on the web, use the navbar on the left and start off by reading the newbie s guide. Basically, DVD-R is the official...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD, 3gb, bear in mind
3gb, bear in mind, vic: Hi Vic, Approximately 4.3Gb. But bear in mind that DVDs are not really multisession devices, and though some drives now offer a multi-session option, it should be treated with some suspicion. I tried it myself, and while it did work to some extent, I did...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD, wavelength lasers, player software
wavelength lasers, player software, country code: Hi Munir, there are two possibilities that spring immediately to mind, and they are mutually exclusive almost! First, if this is a new drive, have you set the Country code for the drive yet? If not it won t read DVDs. How you set the code depends on your...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD, cd drive, dvd drive
cd drive, dvd drive, free ones: Hi, is this a new or a used machine? What speed is the processor? Assuming that the processor is over 400Mhz, you should be able to play DVDs providing the drive is a DVD drive not just a CD drive, because although a DVD looks like a CD, they are completely...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD, vob files, tv format
vob files, tv format: HI, yep! I suspect that the TV format is set wrongly for your region, NTSC / PAL, or vice-versa. Why don t you try WinDVD instead? It gives you the option of playing from a folder just by selecting the folder, and will select all the VOB files at once to...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD, cd rom drive, cdrom drive
cd rom drive, cdrom drive, mpeg 3: No Problems, The easiest way to tell is if the DVD player will show JPEG images on a CD. If you write a number of JPEG image files to a CD and then try to show these on the DVD player it will show you if the ripper software will work. If you get the images...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD, theinternet, ripper software
theinternet, ripper software, ripping software: Ok, The ripper software will basically remove all unecssary data from the recorded signal and copy this to disk. This makes the picture quality slightly less than VHS. If you are using VHS to start with then the quality is going to be lower on the ripped...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD, microcenter, difference between dvd r and dvd r
microcenter, difference between dvd r and dvd r, dvd writer: There is not a difference between dvd+r and dvd-r they are just different formats. one is not better then the other. When you purchase one though stick with a name brand such as NEC or Toshiba or Liteon. Your best place to go buy them would be compusa or bestbuy,...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD advice, safe deposit box, removable storage
safe deposit box, removable storage, internal cd: Hi Bill, DVD s are probably the best route however they are limited to 4.7Gb at the present. Either DVD+R or DVD-R will give permanent storage and the DVD RW disks are reusable, basically the same as CD are currently. Although these disks are still more...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD advice, sony dru 500ax, digital video editing
sony dru 500ax, digital video editing, safe deposit box: Hi Bill http://www.dvd-recorders-guide.com/index.html DVD burners are all the rage now. Just look at the units flying off the shelves worldwide. The reason? They can allow you to burn DVDs of 4.7 GB capacity. That s more than seven times the capacity of...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD advice, competant technician, digital audio tape
competant technician, digital audio tape, standalone dvd players: Hi Bill, First off how many GBs? and are you looking at doing incremental backups? ie., does the data change with any degree of regularity? There are I feel 4 possibilities you should explore. First is DAT, Digital Audio Tape, this has been a recognised...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD AND THE BLUE SCREEN, system file checker, system capability
system file checker, system capability, fatal exception: Hi AURORA, Some files are crrupted in ur system, So only u get a blue screen. Goto start menu and click RUN. In RUN type sfc. This will run System file checker. Start checking and restore the files coruupted from ur Win 98 CD. ...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD Burner, quality lasers, lg gsa4163b
quality lasers, lg gsa4163b, optorite 8x: Hi Steve, How many months is several ? I m becoming aware that manufacturers are not exactly using the best quality lasers in these drives, since an awful lot of DVD burners are starting to give trouble at around 6 months or so, depending on usage. To be...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD Burner Problem, pictureshow 2, nec dvd rw 2500a
pictureshow 2, nec dvd rw 2500a, asus motherboard: Hi Jay, Not too surprising that CDRs will work OK, these drives are really two totally different drives in one housing. There are two different lasers in one package because they operate on different frequency bands, (Note CDRs have a greenish tinge and DVDRs...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD Burner, cheap models, lg 4120b
cheap models, lg 4120b, realistic level: Hi Tommy, you pays your money and you takes your pick I guess. You might check out www.ebuyer.com , this is a large on-line supplier who will supply to anyone at trade prices, they were a UK company who have now opened in the US as well, and I still do most...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD burner, external dvd burner, could make copies
external dvd burner, could make copies, 321 studios: We there are several programs out there that allow you to copy dvd s now some are very good but most are just junk and make horrible copies. avoid any programs put out by 321 studios they are the ones that put out the popular dvd X copy now alot of peole...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD burner and Printer, hardware versions, driver versions
hardware versions, driver versions, blank disc: Hi, before I can even begin, I need a lot more information than that to go on. I need to know the OS version, hardware versions, driver versions, connection cable type for the printer, make and model of printer and dvd drive. Basically, a full listing from...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD burner question, dusty environment, dual laser
dusty environment, dual laser, optical drive: Hi Jessica, Well, there is only the one dual laser package in there, and as it reads OK, there is no reason why it should not write also. There is obviously a fault though, and while it COULD be software, I doubt it very much. The problem is that having the...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD burner quit working, external usb, sherry
external usb, sherry, tomb raider: Hi Sherry, I m afraid it sounds as though the drive is faulty. If you know anyone else with a PC that would let you try the drive on it just to check, it would be a good idea, but in the end I think you need to contact your suppliers. Sorry. Regards ...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: My DVD burner is slow......:(, laptop hard drives, 4ghz processor
laptop hard drives, 4ghz processor, desktop processor: Hi Erick, To be quite honest, I m a little surprised that your burner is actually working at all. First and foremost, to run a DVD burner properly takes a minimum 2.0Ghz desktop processor, equivalent to a 2.8Ghz mobile cpu as found in a laptop, so your 1.6Ghz...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD burner can't recognize blank DVD's, internal circuitry, data density
internal circuitry, data density, unsupported format: Hi Ben, Sorry, but it sounds like you have a faulty drive. All DVD drives use a dual laser package, one part reading/writing CDRs and the other DVDRs since the two forms of media are quite different, both in the laser frequency, (color), and the data format,...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD burner, sony dru 530a, x copy platinum
sony dru 530a, x copy platinum, dru 530a: Hi Damien, Ok considering that you could be recording upto 4.7Gb of data 75mins is not unreasonable as a completion time. Check to make sure that the drive is using DMA. The other factor that may have an impact on this is the drive will be automatically...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD burning with mixed data/wmv files, toshiba 5112, data cd
toshiba 5112, data cd, wavs: In nero up at the top it says choose recorder you need to make sure it has dvd in brackets. Example Toshiba 5112 (DVD) Then choose data and then data disk this will allow you to burn those files onto a dvd. Now to read these files on another maching you need...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD burns slower than it once did, disk cleanup, tsst
disk cleanup, tsst, getting money: ok start getting money to buy a new dvd burner is all i can say. basically what your dvd burner is saying is i had it and the laser is starting to become weaker. eventually you MAY have to replace the laser. Erasing things from your hard drive will not effect...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD/CD Burner stopped recognizing CD-R's, dual laser, cd laser
dual laser, cd laser, cdrs: Hi Jason, Afraid so, all these drives use a dual laser package, one for CDRs and the other for DVDRs, (funnily enough it is also used for CD-RWs), so your CD laser has packed up. It s far cheaper to get a replacement drive than a repair, even if you could...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD/CD Drive won't open, stiff piece, cd rewriter
stiff piece, cd rewriter, cd drive: Hi Kirsty, This is normally caused when there is a disk in the drive which cannot be read. This may be a faulty or damaged disk or a fault with the drive. You will find a small hole just below the drawer on the front of the drive. Make sure the system is...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD/CD drive reading problems, pci express video cards, smoke stack
pci express video cards, smoke stack, steam train: Hi Chris, Well it s fairly obvious why you couldn t get 98 to load! You might just as well have tried picking up a steam train by the smoke coming out of the locomotive s smoke stack. As for the failure of XP, did the drive light come on and stay on, come...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD and CD drives acting quite odd, nero oem, region killer
nero oem, region killer, cd roms: Hi Jim, Don t worry about my health problems, I find that if I stay busy enough, I don t have time to be ill so I stay in fairly rude health. Of course the downside of that is that the moment I stop working I ll come down with 73,000,000 diseases all at once!...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD ON CD PLAYER, comp cd, dvd drive
comp cd, dvd drive, cd drive: No, i know its frustrating but you will need to buy a dvd drive. If you had a vcd then it would be another story, uh what it is is that the dvd and cd drives have different lasers. the cd drive has weaker ones and the dvd drives have more powerful lasers....

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD/CD ROMs-need reboot to recognise next disk, system file checker, creative cd
system file checker, creative cd, windows system: Hi Len, I suspect, though not being there, I can t be absolutely certain, that you still have a piece of something nasty in there. This problem is almost certainly due to a corrupted windows system file or files. Running the System file checker may be able...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD/ CD Rom Drives, cd rom drives, jumping to conclusions
cd rom drives, jumping to conclusions, dual laser: Hi Danny, First, are you absolutely sure that it is a DVD drive? All DVD drives will also read CDs, (if they re working properly), but CD drives will not read DVDs. If it says DVD on the front of the drive but still won t read DVDs, there are two possibilities,...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD/CD-RW combo on the fritz, hp pavilion 533w, machine boots
hp pavilion 533w, machine boots, open fires: Hi John, question, do you or does anyone else in your house smoke? Do you live in a dry, dusty kind of climate? Do you use open fires as all or part of your heating? The more questions you answer yes to, the more likely you are to have laser problems with...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD/CD and RW drive, hp cd writer, hp 9600
hp cd writer, hp 9600, dvd rom drive: Hi Greg, If these two drives functioned properly under 98, then there is no reason for them not to be working under XP, unless maybe you have been inside the case and changed the hookup wiring or the drive settings. Are these drives SCSII drives or are they...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD & CD's, windows xp home addition, removeable drives
windows xp home addition, removeable drives, usb ports: Hi Leroy, XP doesn t need any drivers for these drives, so it won t update them. Is there any problem with the IDE controllers? These are the only drivers which will affect the optical drives. Since the drives are recognised by XP, they must be connected...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD and CD shutdown, virus word, cd rw drive
virus word, cd rw drive, norton antivirus: Hi Mark, I don t think it s a virus, although I suppose one has to admit that that s always a possibility, especially since you are using Norton. (I was called to a system the other week which was misbehaving, I guessed it was a virus. The owner said it...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD/CD?, video digitiser, hard disk space
video digitiser, hard disk space, free hard disk space: Hi Jamie, First you will need a video digitiser which will cost from about £50 ($90US) upwards, then you will need a DVD writer. The cost of that will vary according to your laptop and which solution you choose. Provided your laptop is fairly recent, around...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD Copying, pixellation, backup programs
pixellation, backup programs, three plays: Hi Jim, For making backup copies of your owned DVDs, that will include the whole DVD, there are many programs and methods available, but I personally use DVDshrink along with Anydvd to remove the copy protection, or you may well find that the backup programs...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD color problem, merry christmas and a happy new year, rca jack
merry christmas and a happy new year, rca jack, scart connections: Hi Deb, Sounds to me as if you are using an SVHS hook up cable into a Scart connector, problem being that very few scart connectors actually support the full SVHS connection. SVHS actually sends the video signal in monochrome and the chroma signal (colour...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD copying, dual drive, perfect copy
dual drive, perfect copy, typical computer: hello, thank you for asking me, I unfortunatley do not have an answer but i do know how you could still copy! You said that it burns files fine off the hdd. use it to your advantage man! haha theres a tool called dvd decrypter and its a free download. You...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD copying, dual drive, perfect copy
dual drive, perfect copy, typical computer: hello, thank you for asking me, I unfortunatley do not have an answer but i do know how you could still copy! You said that it burns files fine off the hdd. use it to your advantage man! haha theres a tool called dvd decrypter and its a free download. You...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD Drive not recognized in explorer, admin privileges, red cars
admin privileges, red cars, atapi devices: Hi Deke, Strange indeed! Well firstly, DVD-RW drives always expect to be the secondary master, and I ve never installed one elsewhere, so I have no experience to say that this could be the problem. Suffice to say that though I have never installed a DVD-RW...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD Drive Vs DVD Player, home theatre system, sound capabilities
home theatre system, sound capabilities, music system: Hi Rajesh, the computer with DVD drive is probably more competant than a set top DVD player, but by the time you bring the sound up to 5.1 spec with speakers to match, and ensuring you have a sufficiently fast system with a competant graphics card with TV...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD drive problem, liteon dvd rom, video ts
liteon dvd rom, video ts, budi: Hi Budi, I m not quite sure what your setup is, are you saying that you have 2 dvd drives? If a dvd works in the Benq drive and in a set-top player, then the probability is that the disk is OK. If the Liteon drive won t see what is on this disk, then this...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD drive not reading burned DVDs, sony dvd writer, harbinger of doom
sony dvd writer, harbinger of doom, cigarette smoke: Hi Roni, It sounds very much as though one of the drives is starting to fail, and at a guess it is the internal DVD-Rom. The laser is starting to give out I think, and the first thing that goes is the ability to read burned DVDs. This, if I am right, is not...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD-drive not recognized anymore, pinnacle instant cd, pinnacle instant cd dvd
pinnacle instant cd, pinnacle instant cd dvd, mr bonner: Hi Daniel, how old is the drive? if it s 12 months or more it s probably had it, if less it may be just a cable problem, they do vibrate loose occasionally, especially if they are a bit tight. It s worth checking the cabling just as a matter of course, (also...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD drive, dual layer dvds, dual layer disk
dual layer dvds, dual layer disk, target disk: Hi Jennelle, (quelle belle nom!), excuse please, no, the dual layer capable drives are also quite at home with single layer disks, but you must be aware that sometimes the burning software can get confused, and will show dual layer disk capacity for a single...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD format problem?, compaq hewlett, colusion
compaq hewlett, colusion, sole benefit: Hi Sy, I guess you ve heard every gag in the book about Hi-Fi and Hi-Test, so I ll not make them again. Your problem is the country code. Whatever you are using to create the DVDs is fouling you up by putting in the country code protection scheme. This is...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD glitches, liteon dvd burner, selection packs
liteon dvd burner, selection packs, blankdiscshop: Hi Paul, the only thing you can try is different brand discs, or at least a different dye. Check out www.vcdhelp.com for information on your particular DVD-RW and what brands of discs work best with it. You can also try SVP Communications at www.blankdiscshop.co.uk...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD/Memory problem, monotonous regularity, hardware faults
monotonous regularity, hardware faults, faulty memory: Hi Chelo, Not much to go on here I m afraid, but it is obvious that something is knocking down your system while it is at it s busiest. In the first instance you should check on the system cooling fans, especially the cpu fan, since this could very easily...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD max capacity, dvdrs, max capacity
dvdrs, max capacity, formatted capacity: Hi Rick, do you mean a blank CD? the standard now is 80 minutes (700Mb), and it s possible to buy 90 minute disks,(but they are expensive and won t play on all drives), these would be about 785Mb, and theoretically you could have up to a 99 minute disk, though...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD media type - which?, computer asus, dvpns575p
computer asus, dvpns575p, useful free software: Hi Christopher, Welcome to the wonderful world of DVD video. Ok, DVD-R is the official world standard for DVD disks and DVD storage. As such, it is carved in stone as it were, and cannot be altered in any large respect, therefore it tends to lag behind +R...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD movie discs, dvdr disks, bolt of lightning
dvdr disks, bolt of lightning, lighting changes: Hi Trudie, You don t have to come to Scotland, in fact you d be better staying away just now, the temperature is up in the 80s and most unpleasantly warm. However, as far as an answer is concerned, don t be too hasty. The fault as you describe it, is most...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD movies freeze but sound keeps playing, video card drivers, interactual player
video card drivers, interactual player, screen freezes: Hi Annie, Windows XP is actually an excellent memory manager! It has never for one moment given me any problems with memory management, however, it does need a LOT of it! I didn t think to ask how much RAM you have in the system, come to that, I didn t think...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD movies will not play, norton internet security, intervideo windvd
norton internet security, intervideo windvd, forest heath: Hi Roger, (Just a quick aside, are you related at all to the Nigel Phipps who was Clerk of Works for Forest Heath Council?) OK, your problem is simply answered, and if it was a desktop, cheaply fixed. Since it s a laptop, it s still simply fixed, but it...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD does not open Films or any video film, dvd drive, video film
dvd drive, video film, witch: Hi, Are you sure that you actually have a DVD drive? If you just have a CD drive it certainly won t see DVDs, they may look alike, but they are totally different. Putting a DVD into a CD drive would certainly make the system hjang for about 5 minutes until...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD Playback is Jerky, intel application accelerator, accelerator software
intel application accelerator, accelerator software, playback quality: Hi Randy, very strange, let s go over the basics one more time. First, you have turned on DMA for both the DVD and the hard drive, second, you have nothing else running (that you know of) other than the DVD software, and still it is jerky? OK, try rebooting...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD Player Issue, pioneer dvd writers, samsung sd 616t
pioneer dvd writers, samsung sd 616t, athlon xp 2500: Hi Ryan, I know exactly what the problem is, but I can t say it in print because I can t prove it. In the last week or so I ve had 9 problems with dvd drives, varying from dead drives through all kinds of wierd system problems, and guess what? Every one was...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD Players, dvd players, brushes
dvd players, brushes, dvd player: Everynow and then yes they do. You can pick up a cd cleaner for about 10 dollars it looks like a cd but it has 2 brushes on it you put it in the tray and it takes about 2 minutes. do this probably about twice a month. and your dvd player will last for a long...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD Playing problems, packard bell easynote, power dvd 4
packard bell easynote, power dvd 4, packard bell easynote laptop: Hi Tim, I m probably as well as I ll ever be again I guess, I now have angina which limits me somewhat in this cold weather we are having at present, but I ll survive it. Well, I have Power DVD 4 myself, and it worked fine under XP, in fact it still works...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD Problems, windows xp media edition, media distributors
windows xp media edition, media distributors, windows xp media: Hi Paul, that really isn t much help I m afraid. There are about half a dozen basic variants of XP, not counting the service pack variations, and the specific multimedia variants are designed to make sure that DVDs burned on your PC will NOT play on your...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD Problems, free hard drive space, device manager
free hard drive space, device manager, system tray: Hi Gwen, This is because your system, for whatever reason, isn t running fast enough to play the DVD properly. There are many reasons why this could be so:- Make sure your processor is up to the task, 800Mhz or better. Make sure you have plenty of RAM,...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD Problems and confusion, free drive space, jvc digital video camera
free drive space, jvc digital video camera, 200gb hard drive: Hi Roy, Apart from the fact that the drive reads DVDs OK, I would have suspected a problem with the drive, even if it is quite new. The other possibility, which I would have rated at only about 30%, is a software malfunction in the Operating System. However,...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD Problems, cd laser, mr roy
cd laser, mr roy, window 98: Hi Anwar, you can I think, fix the problem quite simply by replacing the drive. The CD laser has degraded to the point where it can no longer read a disk, the cost of replacement would far exceed the price of a new drive, so just replace it. Regards ...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD player and computer, video capture device, svhs output
video capture device, svhs output, rca jacks: Hi Sandra, Oh dear, you really don t have a clue as to what you are asking do you? Right, first, your computer is an IBM AT clone running MS Windows XP operating system, but that doesn t tell me very much at all, these days virtually every PC is a one-off....

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD player has gone crazy on me, dell pentium, plextor 708a
dell pentium, plextor 708a, nero updates: Ok well lets try a few basic thing and I think we can get it to work. Restart your computer and boot into safe mode you can do this by hitting F8 until you have the option for safe mode. once it is booted go into you device manager and go to the dvdcdrom...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD player not working, vaio desktop, sony vaio
vaio desktop, sony vaio, ken graham: Hello Ken, Oh Dear, they re getting worse! I m afraid you ll find that the laser is kaput. Or to be more precise, the laser lens. The lems is made of plastic and as with all electronic equipment, becomes statically charged and attracts dust. The laser then...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD players, blu ray discs, disc drive
blu ray discs, disc drive, hastle: wo dude, ur getting into hacking, this is NOT my specialty sorry dude. i do no enough though. go to a hacking sight and if you know how to solder, i believe you can solder a hard drive port onto a microchip and use it as a recorder so you can record things....

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD problem, free rippers, aspi problems
free rippers, aspi problems, oviously: Hi Eduardo, Basically all you want is a CD ripper to rip the audio files into mp3 format yes? I fail to understand what you mean by Any other program for music download (mp3 format) didn“t recognize the DVD driver. Windows, in any flavour other than possibly...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD problems, 90minute, gdr8163b
90minute, gdr8163b, dvdrs: Hi Mark, Check the disk you are inserting. Sounds to me as though you may have put in a CDR by mistake. DVDRs are as you say, 4,700Mb, but CDRs can be either 650Mb, 700Mb or 750Mb depending on the capacity to which they are manufactured, 74minute, 80minute...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD problems, award software inc, intel pentium iii processor
award software inc, intel pentium iii processor, computer info system: Hi Nigel, What are you using to play DVDs? I suspect that maybe your old software was probably incompatible with XP, and will need to be replaced. Try looking on http://www.cdrsoft.cc for a dvd player. Win XP will supply all necessary drivers for a DVD...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD programming, blaupunkt, dvd player
blaupunkt, dvd player, tc: Hi Lea, I couldn t find any mnual for ur model. But this should help. It s for SD2700. Download it frm their site nd read it. http://tacpservice.toshiba.com/ConsumerProductSupport/Manuals /DVD/sd2700.pdf Regards, ...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD-R, shareware copy, right software
shareware copy, right software: Andrew, You will want the right software to make it easy for you. I would install Neo if I was you. You can download a shareware copy from http://www.download.com It is a huge file so if you have a slow connection you can try a different software here:...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD-R or DVD+R is better?, dvd player, wikipedia
dvd player, wikipedia, wiki: I don t believe either to be better at all. They are simply different recording formats and the data recorded will remain the same quality. Find more info at the URLs below: DVD-R: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dvd-r DVD+R: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DVD+R...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD-R and DVD+R, rewritable format, rewriteable
rewritable format, rewriteable, rk: Hi Jose, DVD-R is a non-rewriteable format and it is compatible with about 93% of all DVD Players and most DVD-ROMs. DVD+R is a non-rewritable format and it is compatible with about 87% of all DVD Players and most DVD-ROMs. R...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD-R- Princo 4X, data error cyclic redundancy, redundancy check
data error cyclic redundancy, redundancy check, likes and dislikes: Hi Jii, I m afraid that DVDRs are not quite as simple as CDRs. Each individual make and model of drive has it s own likes and dislikes for disks, however you can get a good idea of which disks will and will not work with your burner from www.videohelp.com...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD R, external case, standard usb
external case, standard usb, ebay: Hi Kacey, Yes, 16x is good. It s just about the fastest drive you can get. So fast in fact that it s difficult to get disks that will cope, and even more difficult to find a system that can supply data at that speed. Yes, an external drive is exactly the...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD-RAM and CD ROM, thanks for your patience, formating
thanks for your patience, formating, computer management: Hi Tony, Right, I m pretty much certain that it s not SP2, and almost equally sure that the problem is InCD. XP already has CD writing facilities built in, and adding InCD simply confuses the issue since you then have two programs trying to do the same task...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD-RAM, dual layer disk, double layer dvd disk
dual layer disk, double layer dvd disk, dvd ram: Hi Tony, DVD-Ram does not support dual layer disks, only DVD+R as far as I know, so if you have a dual layer disk it will be a DVD+R not Ram so you will need to access it via Nero or some other writing software. I admit that I have not tried a dual layer disk...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: MY DVD DOES NOT RECOGNISE ANY CD OR DVD, pioneer dvd, pentium iii
pioneer dvd, pentium iii, windows xp home: Hi Vasilis, It sounds very much as though the drive quit on you for whatever reason. Unless the drive is under guarantee, just buy and fit a new drive, these items are rediculously cheap now so it shouldn t break the bank. Pioneer DVD-Rw drives are on sale...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD Re-writers/burners, compatibility listings, gsa 4163b
compatibility listings, gsa 4163b, pioneer drives: Hi Robert, a burner is just the colloquial name for a CD or DVD writer so there is no difference at all, there are however massive differences between the different makes and models available. Pioneer drives are good, but expensive, personnally I always use...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD ROM DRIVE OF LAPTOP, frosted glass effect, 80gb hard drive
frosted glass effect, 80gb hard drive, hp omnibook 6000: Hi Raam, I think you ve done quite well out of that DVD drive! Their average life is less than 2 years, quite a lot less in fact, so at 3 years od it owes you nothing. Yes replacing it will be expensive, but to be honest, a 3 year old notebook is obsolete...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD ROM DRIVE MALFUNCTIONING, hp omnibook 6000, rom module
hp omnibook 6000, rom module, cd roms: Make sure you dont have any bent pins on the drive. also put the drive in and boot into safe mode and try to access the drive. if still not reading the drive remove it from the device manager in safe mode and reboot into normal mode. if still not working you...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD-ROM Drive won't play DVDs sometimes, drive geoff, cd rw drive
drive geoff, cd rw drive, disc icon: Hi Geoff, Sorry to hear that, I knew Tiny had gone under a while ago, but not Time. From personal observation I d say that PC-World/Currys were feeling the pinch somewhat as well, not because they are crap of course, (which they are), but I suspect simply...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD ROM Drive, video game mp3, faulty disk
video game mp3, faulty disk, compaq armada: Hi Bob, I don t really understand this at all, a music CD is just as much a data disk as any other whether it be video, game mp3 or straight audio, therefore if the drive reads one it must read them all, unles there is a faulty disk.When you say it won...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD-ROM failure, creative sound blaster pci drivers, intel celeron processor
creative sound blaster pci drivers, intel celeron processor, ur pc: Hi Jeff, I think the DVD u bought has a protected audio encoding that can be played only on DVD players. U can t play protected content on ur PC. MP doesn t allow u to play protected content. so try using some conversion software to convert ur...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD-ROM oddity, pioneer dvd 114, bootable disk
pioneer dvd 114, bootable disk, pioneer dvd: Hi Trevor, well, if you hadn t already guessed it, I m afraid it sounds very much as though your drive has died. If you get the same symptoms with both CDs and DVDs, it s probably the laser lens that s at fault, since there are two lasers in the single package,...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD-ROM Pop's Out, toshiba tecra laptop, hidden partition
toshiba tecra laptop, hidden partition, toshiba laptops: Hi Alexandra, I m afraid I don t think I can be of too much help on this occasion. Toshiba laptops are something of a law to themselves, and there is normally a hidden partition on the hard drive containing the software for your machine. The reason I mention...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD-ROM suddenly not recognizing CD but plays DVD's, dvdrom drive, frequency lasers
dvdrom drive, frequency lasers, asus a7v: Hi Capri, I had a horrible feeling that it might be an Afreey (Samsung) drive! I bought 6 of these in a job lot from one of my suppliers a few years ago, not one of them ever worked properly and I took a hammering on that occasion! I recall that one of them...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD ROM, labour charges, dvd rom drive
labour charges, dvd rom drive, cable connections: Hi, I guess the first thing that springs to mind is to not use DVD region free! Actually I d have to say that I don t normally believe in co-incidence, but in this case I might make an exception. I suppose that this could have adversely affected the DVD...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD-Rom Drive, blank disks, cd reader
blank disks, cd reader, cd drive: Hi Barb, I think maybe you better bookmark AllExperts! I suspect we will be hearing from you again before long. No you don t need a CD drive as well, both of the drives you have ordered will read CDs quite happily. I assume from your question that you haven...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD Rom Drives Quit Working, dvd rom drives, professional machine
dvd rom drives, professional machine, scannow: HI Lee, you re right, it s not hardware, it s just that some programs are not written very well, and while they replace bits of windows when they install, they don t bother to put them back when you uninstall them. This program has then removed the parts of...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD Rom Problem, dvd rom drive, rom problem
dvd rom drive, rom problem, close case: Hi, Now that is wierd! They do after a period stop reading because the laser lens gets pitted by dust etc. and the action of the laser on that material, since it then resembles frosted glass it scatters the laser beam instead of intensifying it and the drive...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD-Rom problems, toshiba satellite m45, toshiba dealer
toshiba satellite m45, toshiba dealer, laptop repair: Hi Israel, I m afraid the probability that the drive or the interface to which it is attached is damaged, is overwhelming! Laptops are more properly known for their fragility than their robustness. I would suggest looking for a generic laptop repair specialist,...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD+/-RW, general purpose digital computer, human adults
general purpose digital computer, human adults, capabilities of a computer: Hi Justin, Such a machine would definitely have the capability, mechanically, to do all those things. You should understand that a computer is only a collection of hardware to facilitate the running of software, and the capabilities of a computer are defined...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD-RW Drive wont recognise dvd-rw disks, pioneer dvd rw, nero burning rom
pioneer dvd rw, nero burning rom, daniel foster: Hi Daniel, at first I did think that maybe your DVD laser had packed up, but you didn t say that it can t read DVDs. These drives use a dual laser package, one laser for CDs and the other for DVDs. The two lasers are required so that the disks can be clearly...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD RW drive, only part of a readprocessmemory, drive selection
only part of a readprocessmemory, drive selection, first move: Simon, well, your system is getting errors trying to read and or write this drive. There are a number of reasons why this could happen, a corrupted XP installation, a faulty ATA controller on your motherboard, a faulty IDE cable, incorrect drive selection...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD RW not playing, averatec 3300, unrecognized format
averatec 3300, unrecognized format, software powerdvd: Hi Les, in all probability it s just that you haven t set the country code for your drive. Go to the device manager and get the properties for the dvd drive. there is a page there for setting the country code, and you should set this to the correct code for...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD RW problem, samsung writemaster, burning dvds
samsung writemaster, burning dvds, nero burning rom: Hi, there s a very simple answer to your question. You can t fix it. The laser was about shot before you opened it, and now it s in need of calibration as well as a new laser. A new drive is cheaper than either the laser or the calibration. (Not that you...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD RW, bond series, mydvd
bond series, mydvd, powerdvd: Hi Ron, If you are trying to copy shop bought DVDs you wont be able to copy them because of the anti-copying techniques employed - Having said that there are a few DVD companies that dont protect all of their DVDs MGM being one - the BOND series isnt macrovision...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD re-writer, final fantasy 7 advent children, final fantasy 7
final fantasy 7 advent children, final fantasy 7, final fantasy 7 advent: Hi Greg, I m afraid I don t. That would depend on the format of the file you downloaded, and the type and make and model of DVD burner that you have, (you do have a DVD burner not a CD burner don t you?). Rather than re-invent the wheel, I ll point you to...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD not recognising disc, sony dru 510, hp system
sony dru 510, hp system, liteon dvd burner: Hi Shane, I assume that this is a commercial, (pressed) DVD, in which case I can only think that maybe the country code of the disk doesn t match your drives. On the other hand, if it is one of the new dual layer DVD+Rs, it could be that your drives are not...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD recording and sound recording (CD), jim lowry, de land florida
jim lowry, de land florida, graphics adaptor: Hi Jim, Wow, theres a lot to get through here but as far as the graphics adaptor goes you can not go too far wrong with the ATI all in one wonder. However a lot will depend on your budget. This card has digital and analouge I/O. You are right in what...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD repair question, minute particles, dust particles
minute particles, dust particles, watch repairer: Hi Tom, Well, the problem is that the lens for the laser package has become frosted having burned minute particles of airbourne dust particles into it s own surface. The only cure is the replacement of the laser package complete, and while this is easy enough,...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD rewriter, athlon thunderbird, duron socket
athlon thunderbird, duron socket, cable red: Hi Andrew, The answer to ur first question is all u have done is correct. The answer to ur second question is U can simulate burning. If u use Nero then uncheck write and either check Test or Simulate option to simulate Burning on ur DVD. Regards,...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD's, acer travelmate, audio ts
acer travelmate, audio ts, video ts: What seems to be the problem is your laser. First of all check what dvd you are using and check if it is formatted right. To do this place it in your computer and run the dvds contents. Then look to see that there is ONLY a video_ts file and an audio_ts file...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD selection, confusing array, finished copies
confusing array, finished copies, head and shoulders: Hi Chris, Sensible question, considering the confusing array of drives available. First of -R and +R, technically, the +R is possibly a more advanced specification than -R, (Betamax was more advanced than VHS, so what?)however tests have shown that around...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD sound problem when playing, playback system, sound settings
playback system, sound settings, speaker setup: I suspect you have got the sound settings mixed up on your playback system. It probably defaults to 5.1 surround sound, and the speech is fed 90% to the centre channel on that system. If you don t have surround sound with a centre channel, you just won t get...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD sound problem, samsung cdrw, device manager
samsung cdrw, device manager, video stream: Hi Kiyeon, No, I suspect it s updated OK, it s just that the driver from 1999 is as late a version as exists. You should bear in mind that DVD sound is handled completely differently to CD sound. While CD sound data is fed through a D to A chip then directly...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD/VCD, music video director, rewritable format
music video director, rewritable format, rewriteable: Rico, I hope I can be of help to you. DVD-R is a non-rewriteable format and it is compatible with about 93% of all DVD Players and most DVD-ROMs. DVD+R is a non-rewritable format and it is compatible with about 89% of all DVD Players and most DVD-ROMs....

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD WRITING, external dvd writer, buffer underrun
external dvd writer, buffer underrun, 4ghz cpu: Hi Oscar, Oh boy, how wrong can you get and still be on the same planet? First, Usb 1 has a tranfer speed of 11 mbs, firewire, (IEEE1394) is 400mbs and USB 2 is 480 mbs. NB 10mbs = 1 megabyte / second. From the above both firewire and USB2 are capable...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD Writer, multimedia edition, hardware modifications
multimedia edition, hardware modifications, dvdshrink: Hi Ryan, You heard right, Dvdshrink is very good, but is sometimes defeated by the encryption, so you also need Anydvd as well. First you need to remove all copyright protection, country coding etc., what you have left still won t work because it s going...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD Writer, free hard drive space, pentium iv
free hard drive space, pentium iv, disk subsystem: Hi Ian, well, the new drive is actually far faster than your system, and there is no way it could work at it s full capability because your ATA disk subsystem could not manage the 30Mb a second or so that the drive would require for 16x writing. It might...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD Writer, gateway notebook mx6439, audio synchronisation
gateway notebook mx6439, audio synchronisation, mouth movement: Hi Gary, This is a failing of the authoring software you are using. As you may well know, DVDs have to be authored to control the way the disk plays in a player, one aspect of which is the audio synchronisation. If you want further detail, I need to know...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD Writer issues with ME, liteon 1673s, compatibility tests
liteon 1673s, compatibility tests, faulty drive: Hi Shawn, In this case, the answer that comes first to mind, is most obvious, and sounds facetious, is probably the best answer going. Use a different brand of disks! DVDs are unfortunately very unlike CDRs, with DVD-RW drives, and set-top players, the different...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD Writer Problem, sony dvd camcoder, sony dvd player
sony dvd camcoder, sony dvd player, sony dvd writer: Hi Rushan, There are two reasons, Sony and Microsoft. I suspect your PC has the multimedia edition of XP, this is tailored by Micros**t to make DVDs that will only play in your PC, and Sony DVD writers have long been associated with the same rabid fear of...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD Writer Problem, software dvd players, sound stream
software dvd players, sound stream, diskeeper: Hi Tom, what spec is your system? Software DVD players can be made to work on 400Mhz systems providing they are stripped clean and have lots of memory, but if you are getting this type of problem there are only a couple or so things it can be. First you need...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD Writer and Writable DVDs
Hi Mahboob, The writer will only write up to its maximum possible writing speed as long as your disks are within that range the drive should recognise the disk and write to it at the best possible speed available assuming the correct type of disk. (DVD+ or...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD Writer and Writable DVDs, dvdwriters, speed rating
dvdwriters, speed rating, s max: Hi Mahboob, 2.4x is the speed most writers reserve for DVD+RW disks.You need to find out what spec of DVD writer you have is it +R, -R or dual, and what is it s max write speed for each type of disk. You should also be aware that the speed that any drive will...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD Writer, warez site, copy dvd
warez site, copy dvd, x copy: Hi Ryan, Ur burner can copy DVD s and u can copy crack copy protected DVD s. Try this software DVD X COPY. U can download it from any warez site. try this link http://download.9down.com/software/DvdXCopy_Platinum_4.0.3.8_Full_Incl_Crack.rar Try...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD writer, anti virus software, burning a cd
anti virus software, burning a cd, device manager: When burning a cd turn off any anti virus software. also go into the device manager and remove everything in the dvd/cdrom drives catagory and reboot the machine it will reinstall the driver upon reboot. What software are you using to burn a cd/dvd? try getting...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD writer not working, tony hunter, nero software
tony hunter, nero software, rw drives: Hi Tony, By and large, there is almost nothing now in a PC that is worth repairing! The cost of any repair to this drive is likely to cost at least 1 hour of labour, say £35 plus parts say £15, that s £50, and I can think of several 12x and even 16x DVD-RW...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD writer, sony dru 500ax, digital video editing
sony dru 500ax, digital video editing, dvd rw discs: Hi Pete http://www.dvd-recorders-guide.com/index.html DVD burners are all the rage now. Just look at the units flying off the shelves worldwide. The reason? They can allow you to burn DVDs of 4.7 GB capacity. That s more than seven times the capacity...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD, pioneer dvr 104, pioneer dvr 103
pioneer dvr 104, pioneer dvr 103, standalone dvd players: Hello Luke The following link contains a list of standalone players and features you can download: http://www.vcdhelp.com/dvdplayers.php. It is maintained by users themselves and there are no guarantees, of course! What media can I use with the Pioneer...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVDRam Malfunction, audio cleaning lab, screen freezes
audio cleaning lab, screen freezes, lg drives: Hi Andy, Never come across that software before, so I can t comment on it s compatibility with XP and your drive, but something is clashing and causing the crash. There are however a couple of other things to check to ensure correct performance from any...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVDRW external work on one computer but not on the other, external dvd writer, hossam
external dvd writer, hossam, pioneer 111d: Hi Hossam, Sounds like your desktop only has USB rather than USB2 ports. USB as opposed to USB2 just isn t fast enough to support writing DVD-+R (1.1 Mbps as opposed to USB2 48Mbps) Since DVD+RW is very slow, it might just about be able to work with that....

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVDs won't play in cd-dvd drive, win dvd 4, fujitsu computer
win dvd 4, fujitsu computer, 16bit colour: Hi Kevin, Thanks for this, ok you need to reduce your colour depth and refresh rate also. at 800X600 you need to be running a colour depth of 16bit colour or high colour and a refresh rate of 75hz if you have a flat screen tft monitor the refresh rate should...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVDs, hub area, acrylic plastic
hub area, acrylic plastic, speed drives: Hi Jesse, In the centre of the disc, round the hole, is an area called the hub, where no data is written, so if you press there, you will be as safe as it s possible to get. However, you should be aware that CDs and DVDs are made from an acrylic plastic similar...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DvD-RW drive wont read CD-roms, cd rom games, virtual driver
cd rom games, virtual driver, friends computer: Yes, based on what you have told me the dust has damaged the cd laser. What you could do is access another friends computer (if the drive is still not under warranty or you do not want to buy another one). when you are on your friends computer, take all of...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DvD and TV problem in dublin., wide screen tv, nec dvd rw
wide screen tv, nec dvd rw, whch: Hi Hugh, I suspect this is down to the format of the movie you are viewing. Most movies on DVD are in a wide angle format, which can only be viewed full screen on a wide screen TV set. The windows screen format should co-incide with the standard screen...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Dvd Burner, intel celeron processor, emachine t1100
intel celeron processor, emachine t1100, msi dr12: Hi Bonny, First, as a self-employed computer tech of many years, let me apologise for the rat that has screwed you. Not just the tech, but also emachines too. I did a quick search for this machine, turned up pages of references and couldn t find anyone...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Dvd/Cd Rom, roxio, audio cd
roxio, audio cd, roms: yes. first up run your drive by going to start run and then the drive and colon (ex- d:). this should open the cd contents. if nothing comes up then just reburn the cd by using roxio or something widely known. it might just be how the cds are being burned...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Dvd sound problems, playing time, system tray
playing time, system tray, dell e1505: Hi Richard, This sounds like your system running out of resources. Check on your system tray, if you have lots of things running in there, consider closing them down and running them manually when you need them. If you only have 512Mb RAM, I d suggest upgrading...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: d drive, help windows 98, e drive
help windows 98, e drive, d drive: Hi Jamie, If the e drive is not showing in windows at all, it is possible that the cable has shaken loose from it s socket, especially if the system has been moved. Open the system and check the security of all cables to and from the drives. Create a recovery...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: d: and e: drives, e drive, d drive
e drive, d drive, documents and settings: Hi Natalie, I m afraid you are working under the assumption that if you drag and drop files to your CD-RW, that XP will then write them to the disk. Well, wrong! It doesn t, instead it writes them to a system folder in Documents and Settings. You then need...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: determining the disk speed, old gramophone records, continuous spiral
old gramophone records, continuous spiral, cd rom drive: Hi, I wish all questions were this easy! When the CD-R / CD-RW / DVD whatever is made, it has the data track formatted onto it. It is a continuous spiral just like the old gramophone records, except that in the case of CDs and DVDs it is read from the centre...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Is there any difference in CD-R's, sales clerks, economy of scale
sales clerks, economy of scale, cdrs: Hi Dan, Once upon a time, CDRs were made by encapsulating gold foil and a dye between two thin plastic disks. Thus the foil and dye were very well protected, and the disk would last for a long time in normal use. Commercial pressed disks are made in a similar...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: difference between cds and dvds, data density, finger marks
data density, finger marks, recordable dvds: Hi Judy, there are only two CDs, CDR, and CD-RW. These are writeable CDs, (CDR), and CD-RW which is the re-writeable type. They are both WORM disks, (Write Once, Read Many times), the difference being that rewriteable disks after being used, can be blanked...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: different, motion picture experts group, video streams
motion picture experts group, video streams, algorythms: Hi Mehran, AVI was a video compression algorythm devised by Microsoft years ago. It has been updated many times over the years by just about everyone under the sun! There are dozens of different codecs for various different subsets of AVI files. MPEG (Motion...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: disc stuck in dvd/cd player, mm diameter, stiff wire
mm diameter, stiff wire, computer drive: Hi Carol, is this the CD/DVD drive in a computer? If so, no problem, if not, I think you ll need to take the player to a local repair shop. If however it s a computer drive, it s easy. Pull the mains lead out of the back of the machine, that will turn it off!...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: No disc after USB DVD connecting, asus cd rom, mass storage device
asus cd rom, mass storage device, external mass storage: Hi Sebastian, Let me see if I ve got this right. First you attached the drive to an XP machine which installed it with it s own internal drivers, then you tried it on a Win98SE system on which you had to use the supplied drivers, yes? Then on both systems...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: no disk detected, lg drn8080b, cdrw drive
lg drn8080b, cdrw drive, cable ide: Hi Chris, who s been pulling your leg? Of course there s firmware with XP! The firmware is the drive s internal software, built into the drive in ROM, without it the drive will not work at all. There are many reasons why an optical drive will not recognise...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: My disk drive isn't reading anymore!, corrupt system, voltage supply
corrupt system, voltage supply, hardware problem: Hi Jack, sounds like you have a hardware problem. If it had been just one drive I d have thought it was the drive s laser packing up, but two drives at once? No it has to be a problem which affects both drives together and although neccessarily this should...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: disk drive is not recognised, cmos setup, device manager
cmos setup, device manager, drive icon: Hi Jordan, Since you can see the drive in the device manager, it will be there in the Cmos. The yellow ! in the device manager denotes that there is a problem with the drive. If you double click on the drive icon in Device Manager, you should get the properties...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: disk stuck, hp cd writer, faulty drive
hp cd writer, faulty drive, hardware fault: Hi Joe, it sounds as though you may have a faulty drive, though it is possible that it may simply be a corrupted system file or even an allied hardware fault in the IDE subsystem. (Cable or motherboard). Since this could get expensive, drives and cables are...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: dla error message, disability living allowance, david answer
disability living allowance, david answer, invaluable utility: Hi David, Aha! No wonder I didn t know it, it s basically packet writing software like InCD etc., and it is not only incompatible with XP and SP2, but quite un-necessary too. XP actually allows direct access to your CD drive already, which is why this type...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: when i double click on a file..., information version, system information
information version, system information, double click: Hi Prasanna, What exactly do you mean by search result? I need a lot more information than this in order to understand the problem before I can even think about providing help. Some system information, version of windows, what you are trying to do, what...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: drives missing from computer, e drive, computer icon
e drive, computer icon, device manager: Roy, This tends to be a common problem with drives here is what you need to do. Boot the computer into safe mode and got into the device manager. and remove everything the the dvdcdrom drive catagory. after you do this reboot the machine and let it boot...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: dumb question, jack socket, necessary controls
jack socket, necessary controls, kind folks: Hi Skyler, this is not a dumb question! To be honest, it s a hang over from the early days when few machines had sound cards, and those that did were pretty poor. You should also find on the front panel, on the left side, a 3.5mm stereo jack socket for a...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: dvd, hauppauge wintv card, nec 3500 dvd
hauppauge wintv card, nec 3500 dvd, analogue input: I don t think the WinTv card, (If it s the Hauppauge WinTv card), will be at fault. They normally output an audio signal which is cabled direct to a soundcard input like CD audio. DVD audio however, is highly compressed data, and is read as such via the data...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: dvd burning, easy dvd copy, home dvd player
easy dvd copy, home dvd player, downloaded files: HI Jim, I m far more familiar with WWE than I d like to be, my wife is a fan, and has an enormous (and hideously expensive) collection of original videos and dvds! I suspect your problem may be the format that these downloaded files are in. You need these...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: dvd, nero burning rom, video ts
nero burning rom, video ts, wes: Hin Wes, Ok, which version of Shrink do you have, and what is record now? Do you have Nero Burning Rom on your system, and if so, what version? I use Shrink myself, and I was under the impression that it will only burn if you have Nero present, since it...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: dvd, micron pc millennia, pioneer dvd writer
micron pc millennia, pioneer dvd writer, best bet: Hi Randy, wasn t sure, some of those models actually had a Pioneer DVD writer. Ok, what you go for will depend on what you want to do with it. Separate set-top DVD recorders in the UK at least, cost around three times what a good DVD-RW drive costs, but...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: dvd, video mixer, cable box
video mixer, cable box, copy protection: Hi Brad, Not even sure if you can to be honest, there is a form of copy protection on DVDs which destabilises the sync signals if you don t connect to a TV, so as to prevent copying of the dvd to a video tape. The only way I can think of that might work is...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: dvd, dvd decrypter, 3gb
dvd decrypter, 3gb, nero burning: Hi Bruce, Could be any of two or three things. First windows XP can t write DVDs, only CDs, so you would need some burning software such as Nero. Second likely area of problem is that most commercial DVDs are mode9 (9Gb), and before you can put that on a...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: dvd bad sound, sonic mydvd, easy cd dvd creator
sonic mydvd, easy cd dvd creator, easy cd dvd creator 6: Hi Liam, I wouldn t use EasyCD/DVD because it is a compromise program. That s to say it s really just a CD / DVD burning program that tries to go a bit beyond it s remit. As a CD and DVD burning tool I guess it s adequate, though I prefer Nero myself, however,...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: dvd burner software, acer travelmate, nti software
acer travelmate, nti software, burner software: you have to burn it as a dvd video. you cann ot burn it data it wont go thru the encoding if it is burned as data. there should be a setting that allows you to burn a dvd video and then it will go thru the encoding part. now just a reminder it can take up...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: dvd burner, hi matthew, complete education
hi matthew, complete education, video file: Hi Matthew, the problem I suspect, is that you don t really know what you are doing when it comes to making DVD-R movies. It is far from being as simple as burning a video file onto a DVD-R, the file has to be the correct format, as does the DVD-R, and the...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: dvd burning problems, easy cd creator, easy cd creator 6
easy cd creator, easy cd creator 6, copier utility: Hi There. I think you answered your own question, should you play safe ! I don t know, should you? It depends on how much you want your data. I tried a multisession DVDR one time just to see if it would work. It appeared to, in so far as the system would...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: dvd burning, pioneer dvd writer, pioneer website
pioneer dvd writer, pioneer website, media error: Hi Vincent, Will the drive write both DVD+ and DVD- type disks? As this sounds like a media error code that is being displayed perhaps your supplier may have mixed the types of disk? If this is not the case then it is likely if you have your windows update...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: dvd and cd rom drives quit working at the same time, dell dimension 4700, cd rom drives
dell dimension 4700, cd rom drives, dell dimension: Make sure they are enabled in your BIOS and that their jumpers are properly set. You may also want to use your device manager and update their drivers via the internet and see if you can get any recent updates. Is this a recurring problem? Have you rebooted...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: dvd/cd rom lost drive, toshiba satellite 2450, toshiba satellite
toshiba satellite 2450, toshiba satellite, anywere: Hi Gabriel, Well, I m not very familiar with notebooks at all, I perceive them to be not very good at all for anything except a last resort, but having said that, you have simply told the system to stop using the CD drive, so what you now have to do is reverse...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: dvd/cdr-w, valid win32 application, d is not a valid win32 application
valid win32 application, d is not a valid win32 application, processor memory: Hi Kimo, while I suppose it is possible that there is some connection between your having got this virus and your drive s malfunction, I suspect that the two events were just co-incidental, and that your drive just failed at the same time. It sounds as though...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: dvd and cdrom, digital video disc, cd rw media
digital video disc, cd rw media, digital versatile disc: Hi Cybervogt A Compact Disc Read Only Memory (CD-ROM) is a read-only disc. These types of disks are created commercially and you cannot save data to them once they have been created. CD-R Media A Compact Disc Recordable (CD-R) is a Write...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: dvd/cdrw drive not seeing files, cdr drives, daft
cdr drives, daft, desktop pc: Hi Paul, there are a multitude of reasons why this could be the case, and to be in with a shout of finding out what is wrong I would need a lot of detailed information. However, we might get some large part of the possibilities out of the way quickly. Assuming...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: dvd choosing, asus dvd rom, simulation mode
asus dvd rom, simulation mode, processor minimum: Hello Narcis, Well, if you go to www.videohelp.com and check the reports on the particular model of Asus drive that you have, you should find a list of disks that should work well with your drive. You should also ensure that your system is set up so as...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: dvd crashes, udma cables, drive pioneer
udma cables, drive pioneer, software conflict: Hi Eric, Well, that s a new one on me too, but the only real difference between original and copied disks is the bit-rate of the playback files. It is a generally much higher bitrate for an original disk. So, the only possible explanation I can think of...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: dvd decoder, mpeg2 decoder, decoder software
mpeg2 decoder, decoder software, problemo: Hi Scott, You can t play a DVD because you don t have a DVD decoder. The shop were being quite accurate saying what they did, the drive will and in fact did set itself up correctly in your new system, what they didn t say because they probably never thought...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: dvd doesn't work, power dvd 4, samsung dvd rom
power dvd 4, samsung dvd rom, hardware decoder: Hi Mannaan, What decoder? If you have a hardware decoder, why aren t you using the software that came with it. PowerDVD is a software player/decoder, and windows media player will not play back DVDs unless you have the right compression codec loaded. (Such...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: dvd drive doesn't read, country tab, windows xp home edition
country tab, windows xp home edition, windows xp home: Hi, If the drive itself was dead or dying, it is more likely that it would be DVDRs that quit first not the other way round. The major difference between commercial disks and copied disks and home movies on DVDRs is the fact that commercial disks are country...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: dvd drive installation problems, cd rw drive, pioneer 104s
cd rw drive, pioneer 104s, drives pioneer: Hi Ronan, if the CD-RW is an IDE device, it must have some means of setting it to Master/Slave/Cable Select or it cannot be fitted correctly in a system. The ideal solution for setting up the drives would be, hard drive, Master on IDE0, DVD-RW as Master on...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: dvd drive wont stay closed.., hp service centre, hp laptops
hp service centre, hp laptops, laptop hp: Hi Pamela, As I recall, HP laptops are manufactured for them by a small eastern european company the name of which escapes me at present. Generally speaking, drives for laptops are specific to each machine, and because of the relatively small quantities made,...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: dvd drive, hardware abstraction layer, technical jargon
hardware abstraction layer, technical jargon, modem card: Hi Josh, absolutely sure I m afraid. CDs and DVDs may look similar, and they are in fact both optical drives, but that s as far as it goes. They are completely different in the way they work internally as you might suspect when considering the DVD has more...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: dvd drives, dual core processors, second hand computer
dual core processors, second hand computer, motherboard intel: Stephen, I hate to be a wet blanket, but I have a horrible feeling that you are going to get your fingers severely burned! A drive with DVD /-RW on the front means that it is a DVD writer of -R disks only, and it s probably quite a slow one at that, considering...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: dvd failuer, pc 3, better luck
pc 3, better luck, warranty: If it is only 3 days old, then I suggest you contact the vendor, it is obviously still under warranty, and it sounds very much as though the drive has failed. I hope that this year brings you more luck than last year, or at least, better luck anyway. Regards...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: dvd issue, intervideo windvd 5, stereo data
intervideo windvd 5, stereo data, pioneer dvr: Hi Damon, first it sounds like your XP is starting to get a bit flakey. Media player should be able to play a DVD under XP, providing you are up to date with the windows updates anyway. The sound from a CD is sent from the drive as analogue data via a small...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: dvd laser, data density, sophisticated device
data density, sophisticated device, 3gb: Hi Wade, The simple answers are no and, er, no. As you seem to be aware, the wavelengths of CD lasers and DVD lasers are different, so DVD drives need two different lasers built into the same package in order to work with both types of disk, however, that...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: dvd movie with no sound, audio playback, region free software
audio playback, region free software, player software: Hi Firas, this seems to be quite a common problem, it generally stems from the fact that there seems to be no common standard for the audio tracks on a DVD, and if your player software is set for the wrong standard, you get no sound. Not knowing what software...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: dvd movies hesitate and freeze, ati multimedia center, long term solution
ati multimedia center, long term solution, capture drivers: Hi Gary, Not easy this, there are so many things which can contribute to this problem. It sounds as though your system is running out of resources, but XP is usually pretty good in that respect. (I am assuming that you are running Win-XP). Your comment about...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: dvd multisession, multisession dvd, postdate
multisession dvd, postdate, second session: Hi Chris, Oh dear Oh dear, DVDs are by definition a single session device like an audio CD. The fact that Nero and Roxio etc., are trying hard to produce multisession DVDs doesn t alter that fact.You should also remember that DVDs postdate Windows 98. It...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: dvd does not play, system file checker, scannow
system file checker, scannow, windows xp home edition: Hi Mannaan, I ve never known of a single instance where the troubleshooter has been worth the space it takes up! The problem is either with windows or Power DVD, one of them, (or both) is, (are) faulty. To cure the problem you can try un-installing Power...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: dvd playback, nero oem suite, sony dvd rw
nero oem suite, sony dvd rw, dwu18a: Hi Tom, you re welcome. Sorry if I came over a bit sarcastic, I was having a bad hair day, on top of having worked an 18 hour day, my wife tore some ligaments in her ankle and I had to take her to the ER as well! Some days it just doesn t pay to get out of...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: dvd-player/recorder, transmitting moving images, traditional television
transmitting moving images, traditional television, television systems: Hi Randy, I must confess to not knowing anything about up-converting, however, progressive scan is easy: Progressive scan, Progressive, Noninterlaced, Non-Interlaced Progressive or non-interlaced scanning is any method for displaying, storing or transmitting...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: dvd player region, dvd drive, best of luck
dvd drive, best of luck, dvd players: Hi Dave, The answer to this is maybe. It depends on what player it is, if it s a PC with a DVD drive, it s simple, install AnyDVD and the job s done.If it s a set-top box however, it s a definite maybe, some can be set by codes sent from the remote, others...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: dvd player software, nec dv 5800a, flapjack
nec dv 5800a, flapjack, player software: Hi Rich, I assume you mean a DVD player program, since the drive itself requires no other support. I suggest you try the following link http://www.videohelp.com/tools?s=11#11 the site I used to use for this is temporarily at least, closed for repairs. That...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: dvd players, audio ts, video ts
audio ts, video ts, dvd vcr combo: haha ya man, tell me what software you are using to burn your dvds. What i use is avi2dvd. this works pretty good for me. Your player is fine, its the same one i have and it plays all of my burned dvds fine. What you should do is MAKE sure you are burning...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: dvd players, behest, recording industry
behest, recording industry, backups: Hi, Yes there most certainly is! and it also has far more information than just that. The site is http://www.videohelp.com For your information, if your dvd player new enough to play DVD-Rs, it will probably handle either, but you should be aware that...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: dvd problem, monk tv show, individual control
monk tv show, individual control, sound effects: Hi Jason, very little I m afraid. If you have 5.1 surround sound with individual control of each speaker, then you can turn up the volume on the centre channel which generally is the channel that s used for voices, the remainder are normally used for music...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: dvd problems, magnavox dvd player, jvc dvd player
magnavox dvd player, jvc dvd player, 13 ghosts: Good question most of the time this only happends with burned dvd such as dvd-r movies that you have burned on a home computer. I very rare to get a dvd movie that you have purchased not able to play on certian dvd players. As to the format issue that really...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: dvd Rom, manager button, break key
manager button, break key, hardware tab: Hi Hassaan, How you do this depends on what version of windows you have, so since this is 2006, let s assume you have XP. Press and hold down the windows key, then tap the Pause/Break key at the same time. This will open the system properties window, select...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: dvd recognition, secondary ide port, cable select
secondary ide port, cable select, secondary ide channel: Hi Eli, First, you must check the setting on the rear of the drive. There is a jumper ,(a plastic cap which joins two pins together), which will be set to one of 3 positions, MA - Master, SL - Slave or CS - Cable Select, for a DVD writer this should be MA...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: dvd recorder, length novels, junk files
length novels, junk files, accidental damage: Hi Sofia, I suspect the problem has more to do with your hard drive and the rest of your system than the DVD drive. In the old days you would by now have a large pile of spoiled disks, (coasters), due to buffer underruns, but due to the excellent burn-proofing...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: which dvd recorder, cigarette smoke, computer drives
cigarette smoke, computer drives, poor job: Hi Mike, This really isn t my field, I deal with computer drives and computers really rather than set top boxes, however, for what it s worth, my experience of DVD players and the DVD recorder I bought for my wife last Xmas, I d advise to go for the cheapest...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: dvd region prob, ati all in wonder, many thanks
ati all in wonder, many thanks, piracy: Region codes are to make it so you cannot buy a dvd over seas and bring it home and play it. It the governments way of stopping piracy. But it doesn t work too well. Now there are region code hacks you can download. here is a link www.vcdhelp.com this will...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: dvd region settings, anydvd, dvd drives
anydvd, dvd drives, stripper: Hi Rosemary, The answer is yes you can. In fact you can by and large have as many as you have the interfaces for, however, it s probably simpler to use a software region code stripper like AnyDVD, with that you don t even need to set a region code at all....

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: dvd rom region, lg drd8160b, slysoft
lg drd8160b, slysoft, anydvd: Hi Lesley, As stated, the answer to your question, is no. Can you honestly imagine Micros**t giving us a way to turn off the country code protection system built into DVDs? However, there are various utilities which can do something similar. AnyDVD from...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: dvd rom, gce 8160b, jumper settings
gce 8160b, jumper settings, drd8160b: Hi Peter, certainly the system sounds qute confused! It sounds as though there is a problem with the jumper settings of these two drives, and the system is confusing the two of them. Since even checking this requires opening the system for a close inspection...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: dvd-rw, gsa 4163b, control circuitry
gsa 4163b, control circuitry, rara avis: Hi Dale, I think it s time I quit this! I had a similar problem just a few weeks ago, and I can t for the life of me think what the answer was!!! Have you tried doing a simulation burn? This feature of Nero does a full blown burn run, but with the laser turned...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: dvd-rw, buffer underrun protection, gsa4081b
buffer underrun protection, gsa4081b, rws: Hi Dale,yes the DVDs are the same problem. However, I must confess, that since you have an LG which also supports DVD-Ram, I wonder that you haven t used DVD-Ram disks. Something of a forgotten format I agree, but the disks are far more forgiving and very...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: dvd selection, instructional courses, cdrw
instructional courses, cdrw, dvd player: You will probably need to look if you have a slot available in the machine next to the CDRW. if so you can buy any internal dvd burner. if you dont have a slot available you will need to get an external drive. it will comw with instruction step by step on...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: dvd stuck or herky jerky, dvdrs, tv player
dvdrs, tv player, dual format: Hi Tel, Yes should be possible, just use the copy function and copy from the DVD+R to a new DVD-R disk. You can t change the format of the disks you have unfortunately, since the disks are totally different and incompatible with each other. Try just one...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: dvd upgrade, registry tweaker, microsoft search
registry tweaker, microsoft search, dvd decoder: Hi Joe, What you want is a registry tweak. Unfortunately these things are potentially very dangerous and I tend to stay away from them. The safest way to do this would be with Tweakui. An unofficial registry tweaker from some guys at microsoft. Search for...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: dvd whoas, compaq presario, manager button
compaq presario, manager button, break key: Hi JD, the first thing that springs to mind is that this sounds like a brand new machine, yes? Can I also assume that you have windows XP? OK, assuming both the above are true, have you set the country code for your DVD drive? I suspect not, since that would...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: dvd does not work, colour dyes, ok drivers
colour dyes, ok drivers, dual laser: Hi there, this sounds suspiciously as though the DVD laser has burned out. All DVDs use a dual laser, one for CDs and one for DVDs, these are 650nM and 750nM respectively to suit the different colour dyes used in the manufacture of the disks. In 99% of cases...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: dvd writer, power calibration error, cdr dvdr
power calibration error, cdr dvdr, data density: Hi Claude, I m afraid it was indeed. You must NEVER use a lens cleaner disk on a writer! The laser is powerful enough to melt the brushes on the disk and destroy the drive, well the laser anyway, and repairing that would cost more than a new drive. Regards...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: dvd writer/player, compaq presario sr1830nx, computer compaq
compaq presario sr1830nx, computer compaq, shutdown computer: Hi Ray, At 6 months old the system is still under warranty I suppose, so I d make this Compaq s problem. It sounds to me as though there is a hardware problem with the Writer, but without some hands on testing, that s purely an educated guess. Whatever, your...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: dvd writer, hp dvd writer dvd100i, hp dvd writer
hp dvd writer dvd100i, hp dvd writer, info tool: Hi Andy, When u start Nero info tool, it startsb to scan ur drives. after scanning it lists ur drives and their capabilties. Select ur drive and in the drive tab there are supported read and write features. In that ucan find if it supports DVD+R or DVD-R....

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: dvd, network workstation, pentium 3 ghz
network workstation, pentium 3 ghz, desktop pentium: Hi Josh, No problem. I hope you don t come to regret that purchase, much of it sounds like a very low spec, a typical office network workstation in fact, you may find that by the time you have upgraded it to a workable stand-alone PC spec. it will have cost...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: E-book CD-ROM publishing, google search, cd burning software
google search, cd burning software, cd rom publishing: Hi Fred, I m afraid I have no experience of e-books at all, I don t even know what software is required to read one. However, if all you need to put on the CD is the data files, you can use the CD burning software of your choice to do so to a standard data...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Easy CD Creator 5 Platinum, easy cd creator, cd creator 5 platinum
easy cd creator, cd creator 5 platinum, easy cd creator 5 platinum: Hi Marvin, I m rather afraid that I can t help to any extent. Your windows is so flaky that it won t allow you to load the software you need to run the backup, so, unless you can borrow a win98 install disk from someone, I d say you have a severe problem....

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Emerson 3 CD Changer model MS3110, american invention, startup sequence
american invention, startup sequence, fm receiver: Hi Michelle, you have just fallen foul of an amazing American invention of the sixties, called Planned Obsolessence. Ford started this with engines that were designed to last just 25,000 miles before needing a rebuild, and I m afraid that while Ford got their...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Erasing DVD's, s roy, emai
s roy, emai, hardware problem: Hi Brian, I assume you mean DVD-RW disks, since no others can be erased anyway. Does it write DVDs OK still? What drive are you using with it? It rather sounds more like a hardware problem with the drive than software, but I need a bit more information about...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Error 02B2 incorrect drive a type, compaq presario 1200, bios setup utility
compaq presario 1200, bios setup utility, cmos setup program: Hi Barry, I can t be as explicit as I would like since I ve never had a Compaq laptop, what little I know of Compaqs has been gleaned from desktop systems that I have installed while on contracts, and that was about 4 years ago. I would have expected to...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Error on cd drive, error code 39, dell computer
error code 39, dell computer, thios: Hi Dj, Just what version of windows are you using, with the possible exception of win2000, windows doesn t need any driver to detect a cd drive. There is one more rather strange thing here too, Microsoft s error code 39 is one of the shorter and rather...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Error message DEMO32, canon scanners, canon scanner
canon scanners, canon scanner, average lifespan: Hi Jerry, how long is it since Me was loaded in? If you have a standard install layout with everything just lumped together on one drive, the average lifespan of Me will be around 6 months, though I have known it to be as short as 6 hours and as long as a...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: External CD rom/DVD, external cd rom, iomega cd
external cd rom, iomega cd, mailme: Hi Kristy, First of all I would like to know the version of windows you are running, is it windows XP or 98? Secondly, have you tried installing the drivers from the cd that came with the cd-Rom/DVD drive? Let me know so I can further help you out,...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: External DVD Burner and Hard Drives, external dvd player, external hard drives
external dvd player, external hard drives, external hard drive: Hi Alex, Each strategy has something to commend it. Both hard disks and DVD drives are now quite reliable. Of course the DVD-RW would be dual purpose, in so far as it is also a CD-RW and will also burn video as well. As a storage medium, the hard drive is...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: External hard drive, pci network card, firewire ports
pci network card, firewire ports, crossover cable: Hi Trev, I m afraid it ain t going to work like that! You re effectively trying to use a drive as a network hub and it just won t happen. To make sure it can t happen the firewire ports are linked together so that they are both in parallel. If both of your...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: External USB HDD not working, hardware software interface, external usb drive
hardware software interface, external usb drive, hardware incompatibility: Hi Ravi, I m afraid I ll not be able to be much help in this instance, other than to make a few suggestions as to where to start looking.As you are aware, win2k doesn t need any drivers for this device, and should automatically pick up the hardware when it...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: emachines dvd drive problem, invention of the cd, software issue
invention of the cd, software issue, ambient conditions: Hi Brent, I think that this is because some dvds take a bit more reading than others. Some dvds take a few minutes to be recognised for what they are, and until this has occurred, the system will lock the drive, and therefore any software which uses that...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: encountering cd rom problem, cd rom problem, video tutorial
cd rom problem, video tutorial, hardware problem: Hi, it sounds like there is an incompatibility between the executable on the disks and your version of windows. If you are running windows XP, then perhaps you can use the compatibility function to try running them as if it were win98. There should be some...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: error in writing to disk using nero 5.5, rewritable cd rom, nero burning software
rewritable cd rom, nero burning software, nero 5 5: Hi Nigel, it sounds to me as though you may not have got it quite right somewhere. To create multi-session disks, it is necessary to tell Nero NOT to make the disk single session, then when writing the disk, NOT to close the disk, the session yes, but not...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: exe ??, asda walmart, alone in the dark the new nightmare
asda walmart, alone in the dark the new nightmare, atari games: Hi John, you re welcome. The distributor is the obvious first step in solving installation problems, but feel free to get back to me if the distributors can t resolve the problem, it may take a while, these kind of problems can be a bitch to fix, but they...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: external slim dvd rom freezes, software playback, 500mhz cpu
software playback, 500mhz cpu, ccleaner: Hi Dave, Can t be absolutely certain without a thorough check of the system, which is obviously impossible here, but it sounds to me more like the system than the drive. Software playback on a desktop machine needs a minimum 500Mhz cpu, on a notebook, that...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: external USB add on, internal hub, hub problem
internal hub, hub problem, cp tower: Hi Norm, I m afraid I don t have much experience of USB hubs, actually not quite true since I use an internal hub in my system, but this uses the PC s power supply not an external supply. If I had to guess, I d suggest that there was a fault in the new hub...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: File spanning on CDs, divx codec pack, vcd tools
divx codec pack, vcd tools, merry xmas: Hi Paul, actually, you re quite wrong, though you weren t to know it, video processing is on of my hobbies, and though I don t claim to be a professional expert in the field, I do know my way around it. First and foremost, do you have to retain the mpeg format?...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Files on my ROMs and Burners are not accessable, card modem, modem ethernet
card modem, modem ethernet, message load: Hi Charles, I think u should check ur power supply for any fluctuations. Athlon is very sensitive to heat and power variations. So c 2 that ur processor doesn t heat up much. Check ur drives for viruses too. Regards, ...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Files in use problem, easy cd creator, support person
easy cd creator, support person, cd burner: Hi Barb, If you are using a third party copying package such as nero or easy cd creator try uninstalling it and reinstalling. If you are using the CD writing facility in XP try a system restore to a time when you were able to write files. If you need...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Film to PC: -- DVD to PC:, video editing software, film 8mm
video editing software, film 8mm, video stream: Hi Bill, You need the Belkin Hi-speed DVD creator. Plugs into a USB2 port, and takes either composite video or SVHS, comes complete with Ulead video editing software that takes you through the whole process from capture , through editing to creating and burning...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Fixing scratched CDs, lint free cloth, fixing scratched cds
lint free cloth, fixing scratched cds, brasso: Hi, if you use brasso,(or any other metal polish,) on a CD, you might as well just throw it in the bin before you start and save yourself the expense and effort. It is far too coarse and will simply add a multitude of scratches to compound the problem. Toothpaste...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Floppy Disks, stepper motor, lead screw
stepper motor, lead screw, data density: Floppy disks are a flexible, (floppy) plastic disk, (raw material - oil), coated with ferric oxide, (raw material iron ore). This technology was I believe originated by IBM, though I could be wrong, they certainly originated the hard disk, it originated about...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Floppy disk drive, floppy drives, floppy drive
floppy drives, floppy drive, mechanical devices: Hi Marelle, No drivers are required for floppy drives to function, so there s nothing you can download to enable it. Floppy drives are really agricultural devices, relying on crude mechanical devices to locate the data tracks on the disk, and it often surprises...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Follow up, letter designations, dvd rom drives
letter designations, dvd rom drives, storage drive: Hi Draya, There is no need for any problems with drive letters, since you can use the disk management tool in XP to set any drive letters you wish. Back up all data required from the system drive, disconnect or disable the storage drive, then boot on the...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Format a CD-R, packet writing software, pain thanks
packet writing software, pain thanks, cd drive: Hi Merle, by default, CDs do not require formatting before being burned. Windows XP allows writing to CDRs directly again without formatting first. There was an old fashioned way of writing CDs called packet writing. This depended on having the packet writing...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Formating Forms-Scanning, optical character recognition, western doctor
optical character recognition, western doctor, best bet: Hi Mike, a tall order this one, but I ve been there, done the course, bought the tee shirt etc. etc... I rather think you are going about this back to front. Certainly you could scan hand-written forms into your PC, but getting any software to perform OCR,...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Formatted HDD - now CD drive not working, win98 boot disk, boot floppies
win98 boot disk, boot floppies, drive subsystem: Hi Dan, Ok, you used fdisk on the hard drive, and you did what? Fdisk can make or remove partitions or logical drives, but it can t format them, that requires the format utility. First off, do you by any chance still have a win98 boot disk? (Or WinMe) If...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Formatting CD -R/RW Problem, e is not accessible incorrect function, easy cd creator
e is not accessible incorrect function, easy cd creator, formatting cd: Hi Denis, Yes Windows XP can be a little over the top with user graphics interfacing! Windows XP does have a problem recognising certain manufacturers CDRW drives and if you check the manufacturer of the drive you wmay well find an updated driver for it...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD drive, cd recording, cd drive
CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD drive, cd recording, cd drive, checkmark

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD drive not detected, dvd writer, ibm thinkpad
CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD drive not detected, dvd writer, ibm thinkpad

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD ROM not seen, dell dimension, safe mode
CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: CD ROM not seen, dell dimension, safe mode, good luck

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: My CD-ROM Drive Door is not opening, power cords
CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: My CD-ROM Drive Door is not opening, power cords

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Cds work DVDs don't, matshita ujda740, ms media player
CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Cds work DVDs don't, matshita ujda740, ms media player, dell inspiron

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Changed Drive letters on CD drives keep reverting, reboot dvd, dvd rom drives
CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Changed Drive letters on CD drives keep reverting, reboot dvd, dvd rom drives, dos devices

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Combo Drive..CDRW won't read....DVD will, lap top, cd drive
CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Combo Drive..CDRW won't read....DVD will, lap top, cd drive, cellphone

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Commercial DVD editing?, xerox copy, movie industry
CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Commercial DVD editing?, xerox copy, movie industry, law suit

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cd/dvd drive -I/O Device Error, toshiba satellite m45, toshiba laptops
CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cd/dvd drive -I/O Device Error, toshiba satellite m45, toshiba laptops, toshiba drive

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cd / monitor problem, remote access software, trojan horse
CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cd / monitor problem, remote access software, trojan horse, hackers

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cd rom causes shutdown, powersupply
CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cd rom causes shutdown, powersupply

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: how do I copy an avi file to a dvd?, video conversion, shareware products
CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: how do I copy an avi file to a dvd?, video conversion, shareware products, all sorts

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: crdw
CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: crdw

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Driver for HP Scanner with ADF, model c2520a, hp website, scanjet 6100c
CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Driver for HP Scanner with ADF, model c2520a, hp website, scanjet 6100c, flatbed scanner

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD/CD Drive won't open, lightscribe, dvd drive
CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD/CD Drive won't open, lightscribe, dvd drive, alignment

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD drive not reading burned DVDs, update firmware, simple stuff
CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD drive not reading burned DVDs, update firmware, simple stuff, regarding this problem

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD Playback is Jerky, video resolution, select properties
CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD Playback is Jerky, video resolution, select properties, apps

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD-ROM Drive won't play DVDs sometimes, vlc media
CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD-ROM Drive won't play DVDs sometimes, vlc media

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD-RW Drive wont recognise dvd-rw disks, blank disk, tdk dvd r
CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DVD-RW Drive wont recognise dvd-rw disks, blank disk, tdk dvd r, led light

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DvD-RW drive wont read CD-roms, os patch, hardware issue
CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: DvD-RW drive wont read CD-roms, os patch, hardware issue, rw combo

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: dvd multisession, optical disk, root cause
CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: dvd multisession, optical disk, root cause, optical drives

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: dvd writer/player, luck mike, factory warranty
CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: dvd writer/player, luck mike, factory warranty, good luck

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Emerson 3 CD Changer model MS3110, poor quality, toc
CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Emerson 3 CD Changer model MS3110, poor quality, toc, franchise

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Fixing scratched CDs, turtle wax, polishing compound
CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Fixing scratched CDs, turtle wax, polishing compound, floor wax

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: hp DVD/CD writer shuts down system when black media is inserted, software pinnacle, blank disks
CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: hp DVD/CD writer shuts down system when black media is inserted, software pinnacle, blank disks, case opening

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: jerky sound from CDs and DVDs
CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: jerky sound from CDs and DVDs

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Laptop CD-RW Drive Replacement?, screw, laptop
CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Laptop CD-RW Drive Replacement?, screw, laptop, metal bar

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: music cd doesn't play on my computer, hp cd writer, hp pc
CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: music cd doesn't play on my computer, hp cd writer, hp pc, e mail

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Samsung CDRW/DVD SM-3380 Drive, type regedit, hardware tab
CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Samsung CDRW/DVD SM-3380 Drive, type regedit, hardware tab, device manager

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Samsung SENS 680 CD-Rom Drive, scsi interface, compaq presario
CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Samsung SENS 680 CD-Rom Drive, scsi interface, compaq presario, hardware limitations

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Sony DVD burner DRU-700A, error message
CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Sony DVD burner DRU-700A, error message

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Technical difference between CD-R(W) & CD+R, cd rom drive
CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Technical difference between CD-R(W) & CD+R, cd rom drive

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Time 8375 laptop and Acer 1362 wlmi, time 8375, toshiba laptop
CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Time 8375 laptop and Acer 1362 wlmi, time 8375, toshiba laptop, toshiba

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: I can't burn a thing, computer tips, design computer
CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: I can't burn a thing, computer tips, design computer, spindle

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Can't read a dvd rom, microsoft flight simulator, nasty effect
CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Can't read a dvd rom, microsoft flight simulator, nasty effect, lenovo t60

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: urgent, usb laptop, execution environment
CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: urgent, usb laptop, execution environment, boot option

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Windows 98 with Verizon DSL, ethernet card, pci bus
CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Windows 98 with Verizon DSL, ethernet card, pci bus, motherboard

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Windows Error..., click properties, administrative tools
CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Windows Error..., click properties, administrative tools

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: won't recognize my cdrw or dvd drives, cd rom
CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: won't recognize my cdrw or dvd drives, cd rom

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: files on dvd, conversion utilities, rom disc
conversion utilities, rom disc, matter what sort: Hi J, afraid not. Doesn t matter what sort of disk it s on, an AVI is still an AVI, and your DVD player still can t read it. However, conversion utilities are available to convert an AVI to MPG. Check out www.videohelp.com they have all sorts of help, guides...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Cannot find CD-ROM drive, sony vaio v100g, cd rom drive
sony vaio v100g, cd rom drive, sony vaio: Hi Mabel, not a stupid question at all, after all, you d expect an expensive piece of kit like this to be able to keep track of it s own components wouldn t you? I ve just been checking on the specs for this item, and I confess to being completely underwhelmed...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: How to find spyware looking in, dangerous changes, auto updates
dangerous changes, auto updates, antivirus software: Hi Griff, your timing was perfect, I just received a newsletter dealing with research into this very problem and here is the abstract from it as it applies to you. This editorial is the third part in a series looking at the effectiveness of free security...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: cannot format CD-RW, easy cd creator, cd creator 5
easy cd creator, cd creator 5, easy cd creator 5: Hi Kat, You were using packet writing software that ships with Roxio, there was a different version also that shipped with Nero, but neither of these were very reliable. With the advent of XP, these became obsolete since XP already has the capability built...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: US format DVDs, panasonic dvd players, dvdplayer
panasonic dvd players, dvdplayer, golf lessons: Hi Tony, not off hand, but anyone with a PC and a DVD writer can do this with a few software tools. However, many Panasonic DVD players can be hacked to play any region, (It s only this stupid region code that s causing the problem). To find out if yours...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: frequency out of range, resolution reduction, compaq presario
resolution reduction, compaq presario, output settings: Hi Ray, your problem is that you have tried to set a refresh frequency which is outside the range of your hardware. To protect the hardware windows will reduce the resolution and give you this warning message. To cure the problem change the video output settings...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: I fucked up REAL bad, emergency boot disk, game cd
emergency boot disk, game cd, rom game: Hi Lori use http://www.ontrack.com/easyrecovery/ EasyRecovery is a data recovery solution from the world renowned system utilities developer Ontrack. It lets you recover lost files and data which can occur due to hard drive or a system wide crash, power...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: GRAPHICS CARD, nvidia cards, minimal disruption
nvidia cards, minimal disruption, ghz pentium: Hi Michael, My own preferenc would be an ATI Radeon of 64Mb or 128Mb. These seem to cause minimal disruption to any system, and have less conflicts with other hardware than say Nvidia cards. Of course ATI mostly make the chipsets as well as whole cards,...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: gmc 97 sierra cd player, gmc sierra, tight beam
gmc sierra, tight beam, laser lens: Hi Robby, Not so weird really, the plastic laser lens becomes statically charged (like a TV screen) in use, and therefore attracts dirt and dust. Unlike the TV screen however, the laser lens passes a laser beam which, since the dirt and dust is not completely...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: graphics, dell dimension, vga card
dell dimension, vga card, graphics drivers: Hi Alan, I m afraid that since they are different cards, you will require drivers for each. The 98 system might have a driver since 98 had more drivers than 95 but it s unlikely that the 95 system will be so lucky. Drivers will probably be available from...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: HARD DRIVE, computer bios, terrabyte
computer bios, terrabyte, computer knowledge: Hi Sonia, Is this an old machine? By old, I mean more than say three years. How large a drive did you try to fit? There is unfortunately, no easy way to find out what size of drive your machine will support without you just try it an see, unless you can get...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Hard Drive, file allocation tables, norton system
file allocation tables, norton system, secondary slave: Hi John, I didn t realise the size of the drives. How long have you been using the 115Gb drive with Windows 98? Does your optical drive(s) show as IDE devices in device mananger? Are the generic IDE drives primary master and slave? Rgds Dave ...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Hard Drive, disk partitioning software, bootable floppy disk
disk partitioning software, bootable floppy disk, 9x versions: Hi there, How you partition a hard disk? That depends on what operating system you are going to install. If you are going to install one the older 9x versions of windows, you need to boot on a bootable floppy disk formatted under whatever OS you are going...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Hard Drive, bad clusters, critical data files
bad clusters, critical data files, head crash: Hi Jerry, 5 bad clusters can be trouble or it can be nothing. Treat it as being indicative of possible problems and you shouldn t go to far wrong. Make sure you have a good backup of all your critical data files, and run a thorough scandisk/chkdsk daily for...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Hard disk Bad sectors, computer service technician, bad sectors
computer service technician, bad sectors, head crash: Hi, There is, I m afraid, no way to tell exactly what caused this problem. If the bad sectors were all adjacent to each other, it would seem likely that it was caused by a head crash due to the system getting bumped or knocked while in actual operation. I...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: HardDisk upgrade, maxtor hd, 20gb maxtor
maxtor hd, 20gb maxtor, western digital 80gb: Hi Shai, As long as you havent used NTFS on the maxtor yes FDISK will be able to set the boot partition as active. Widows XP will be able to handle the drive letter change as long as those drives do not have applications or programs running from them as...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: HD, replacement bios, correct bios
replacement bios, correct bios, bios update: Hi Vance, it sounds very much as though the BIOS is too old to recognise the 300Gb drive. However, it should be possible to download a BIOS update and re-flash the BIOS to cope with the drive. Do be aware of the possibilities however, if anything goes wrong...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: HDD exact image, ghost work, image drive
ghost work, image drive, logical drives: Hi Rick, this is a good idea, but if it is going to be a practical proposition, it does need considerable preparation and a different method of configuring your hard drive than that which Micros**t recommends. I assume that your hard drive is just configured...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Hello.I just assembles..., asus k8v motherboard, fault diagnosis
asus k8v motherboard, fault diagnosis, windows xp cd: Hi Ray, Hmmm..... Well, you didn t mention any beeps from the speaker, were there any? If there is a problem before the video kicks in, there is normally a beep error code given to help fault diagnosis. Mind you, my Asus K8V motherboard actually speaks to...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Help Me, loading windows, format c
loading windows, format c, special software: Hi Chanzeb, You might find something useful at my site, www.hillviewcomputers.com even if it s nothing more than the links page. Seriously, there are some useful tips and hints to make windows much more stable, however, without some special software, the...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Hi there,I like to mention..., intel se440bx, phoenix bios
intel se440bx, phoenix bios, bios upgrade: Hi Sobhi, The problems you are having relate directly to your motherboard, or more precisely, to it s BIOS. It s too old to recognise your 120Gb drive or the DVD writer properly. If you really can t afford a new board and processor, even though they are...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Hi Roy, you spent some time..., life span, windows updates
life span, windows updates, cda file: Hi Paul, this sounds more and more like a failing laptop drive. It is trying hard to read the disk but not succeeding. How old is this drive? The normal life span would be between 9 and 18 months, at the end of that period the laser will be so down on power,...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: High speed CD-RW, easy cd creator, cd burning software
easy cd creator, cd burning software, computer dimension: Hi Ed, OK, so what CD burning software do you have? I assume you know that you can t just save files to a CD drive, you have to use a program such as Easy CD-Creator or Nero Burning Rom. If you still need help, get back to me with your windows version and...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: HP Laptop, hp laptop, hp pavilion
hp laptop, hp pavilion, docking station: Hi, Yes, if this pin is definitely the problem, and a docking station bypasses the pin, then it should cure the problem. But it is then just a very slow, very fragile, very expensive desktop, so why don t you just be sensible and replace it with a cheaper,...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: HP notebook CD malfunction, hp pavilion notebook, cd creation software
hp pavilion notebook, cd creation software, hp warranty: Hi David, Well what can I say ?? You have tried all the standard repair functions this does sound very much like a hardware issue rather than a configuration or software error. I agree with your diagnosis and if it were in my service dept I would say from...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: HP Pavilion 600n, audio cdr, hp 600
audio cdr, hp 600, procedural problem: Hi Bill, what software are you using to burn these CDRs? I m fairly sure it s either software or a procedural problem, so please give me as much detail as you can on what you are using to burn the disks and how you are going about it, and I ll try to assist....

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: HP Pavilion a600n cd writer problem., household smoke, heavy smokers
household smoke, heavy smokers, ocur: Hi Hoyt, my health is holding up thanks, I ll never get much better, but at least I m not getting any worse. A question for you, do you, or does anyone else in your household smoke? Or do you live in an area with a high level of air pollution such as L.A.,...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: HP Simple Backup, bootable disk image, hp cd writer
bootable disk image, hp cd writer, free disk space: Hi Maurice, I really have no knowledge of this particular software, but it sounds like it s trying to create a bootable disk image on your hard drive prior to writing the disk, and it would appear that for whatever reason, your system cannot carry out the...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: hard disc, flat blade, power socket
flat blade, power socket, power connectors: Hi Jii, These do indeed tend to be rather difficult to remove, there is only one way to deal with them, and that is with a great deal of care. It is also possible to prise the plug out with a flat blade screwdriver against the end of the chamfers on the top...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: hard drive, qtech computer, empty pockets
qtech computer, empty pockets, exclaimation mark: Hi Marie, Idiot s guide to computer repairs, - take computer and a pocket full of cash to a good computer technician. This will leave you with a working computer and empty pockets. Alternatively, you can dig out some more information for me and I ll see...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: hard drive gone bad, windows 2000 cd, disk management
windows 2000 cd, disk management, win 2000: Hi Donny, Yes there are a couple of things to do. Firstly if you goto disk management (right click my computer goto manage then disk management) Select the drive you are having trouble with and reformat that way. Or you can use the windows 2000 cd to reformat...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: hard drive/cd drive question, drive question, cmos setup
drive question, cmos setup, rom data: Hi Michael, I assume, since you have a Dell, that you don t have a proper Windows XP install disk that you can boot on. If I m wrong, and you do, the answer is simple, put it in the drive and switch on, if it boots on the CD then the CD is working, but first...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: hard drive cd/dvd configuration, digital audio workstation, udma cables
digital audio workstation, udma cables, optimal setup: Hi Chris, No easy answer here really, there is no ideal solution. I think it would be favourite to fit boot drive to IDE0 Master, and CD-RW,(obsolete really), as IDE0 Slave. IDE1 Master has to be the DVD-RW and the second hard drive as the slave. As I said,...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: hard drive spinning continuosly, western digital 80 gb, duron 950
western digital 80 gb, duron 950, system collapse: Hi Carlos, This is usually a symptom of being low on Ram. XP Pro really needs a minimum of 512Mb Ram, and if you are any where close to a normal user, 1024Mb is much more usable. Allied to this is the phenomenon known as fragmentation. For a full explanation...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: hard drive, dubious authenticity, direct memory access
dubious authenticity, direct memory access, example cd: Sir, Having just done a very quick search on embedded systems, I got hundreds of pages of results. A quick perusal of a random sample tells me absolutely nothing. The whole thing looks to me like a pile of techno-babble designed purely to extract more cash...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: headphone jack, headphone jack, panel buttons
headphone jack, panel buttons, cd roms: Hi Ronnie, the socket on the front of CD-Roms was put there so you could listen to audio CDs in the good old days before we had sound cards. Manufacturers are finally starting to leave it off, I suspect this socket has stayed as long as it has because changing...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: help, nero burning rom, line input
nero burning rom, line input, s line: Hi Lawrence, Before I start, let me first apologise for the delay, About s system has been down and it s only just been fixed. Is this audio tape or video tape you are talking about? If it s audio you won t need any other hardware than a cable to connect...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: help, bad sectors, surface errors
bad sectors, surface errors, shutdown problem: Hi Lawrence, Yes indeed if you visit the website of the disk manufacturer you will be able to down load software to check and repair most faults. It should be necessary to buy new disks most faults including some surface errors can be repaired. However...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: help, maxtor onetouch ii, maxtor onetouch
maxtor onetouch ii, maxtor onetouch, hardrive: Hi Roman, Yes, that s what I said, the partition tables have been destroyed, but how? Not that it really matters I suppose, other than the fact that you would presumeably like to prevent it from happening again. Your problem is that I for one, don t know...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: help required, power data cable, exhaustive testing
power data cable, exhaustive testing, drive controller: Hi Amir, well it sounds like one of two problems here. Either part of windows has corrupted, but I don t feel this is likely to be the case here, if it was, all drives would be acting in much the same way, or a component in the drive controller is failing...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: help, cd rom drive, whole slew
cd rom drive, whole slew, trialware: Hi Lawrence, You might try this site, http://freewarelinkempire.imboring.com/ There is a whole slew of freeware there, you just need to sort through it and you ll probably find what you want in there somewhere. Alternately you might try tudogs.com which...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: heyi have close to 700..., leather binder, quality disks
leather binder, quality disks, maintenance suggestions: Hi Kaveh, How long your CDRs will last depends on the disks you buy. Ordinary disks are a single plastic disk with the dye and film coated on one side then printed over. As you might imagine this provides little or no protection for the film/dye which is...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: thanks for your reply.but..., philips cdd3610, calibration area
philips cdd3610, calibration area, hook ups: Hi David, No the internal drives havent changed in configuration for plugs etc.. So any will be physically compatible with the internal cables and sockets - beware as used units may have similar faults to the unit you already have. Good luck! Rgds ...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: How can I take my home movies, analog and digital, and make them into a dvd?, hi john, video cards
hi john, video cards, how long is a piece of string: Hi John, how long is a piece of string? Ouch! I d be here for a month trying to answer this one. OK, take a look at the various guides at http://www.videohelp.com and having got hold of the basics, if you then have further questions, get back to me by all...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: hp DVD/CD writer shuts down system when black media is inserted, cd rom drive, blue screens
cd rom drive, blue screens, power cables: Hi Chris, Actually, from the results you got, it sounds as though both drives are probably OK, and it is most likely a software problem that is behind your misbehaving drives. Assuming you have a standard windows XP install disk, make sure you have all your...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE error, sony vaio laptop, inaccessible boot device error
sony vaio laptop, inaccessible boot device error, inaccessible boot device: Hi Alex, Oh dear all that grief, and now I ve got some more for you too. The old adage of If it ain t broke, don t fix it is as true as it ever was, but so is A stitch in time saves nine. In this instance, a call to me when this first happened would have...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: InCD Error, packet writing, fair warning
packet writing, fair warning, win 98: Hi Mark, first thing to do is uninstall InCD. It will not work with XP, since XP has a form of Packet writing built in, that is of course the reason for the error message. Just go to the control panel, Add / Remove programs and remove InCD. I guess your tech...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Insert a, dell dimension 8250, samsung dvd rom
dell dimension 8250, samsung dvd rom, nec dvd rw: Hi George, Don t mess about, just replace it. You might squeeze an extra week or so by messing about, but I really doubt it s worth it. DVD drives are so cheap now, that a replacement is the only economic option. By the way, I d recommend getting a different...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Installing a CD-ROM, installing a cd rom, cd rom drive
installing a cd rom, cd rom drive, code 19: Hi Brandon, I m sorry, I didn t think it would be necessary to tell you that you should do the upgrade or repair install, I had assumed that you would know enough about the process to realise this. Since you no longer have any of your programs installed,...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Installing programs to a portable drive, local computer store, norton ghost
local computer store, norton ghost, pendrive: Hi mark, Yes indeed this is possible with Windows XP, there are a number of devices available ranging from 16Mb pendrive to 20Gb hard drives all utilising USB connectivity. Check out your local computer store for details on availability and cost. Rgds...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Installing Win 2k on formatted HDD - CD drive not recognized, formatted hdd, boot floppies
formatted hdd, boot floppies, air duster: Hi Dan, This sounds like a dirty or damaged drive tray sensor in the cdrom drive itself. Try using a compressed air blast from an air duster to see if that helps. As the tray is ejected with or without a cd in place it would tend to point at hardware failure....

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Intel Ham plus V.90 Modem & Samsung CDRW/DVD SM-3088, packard bell computer, samsung cdrw
packard bell computer, samsung cdrw, ambient ham modem: Hi Daro, No, not a new modem, just download the correct driver for the one you have, an XP driver for an Intel Ambient Ham modem should sort your problems in that area. Regarding XP drivers for your hardware, DriversGuide.com will have the drivers you...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Internal CD-ROM drive malfunction, control panel options, philips screwdriver
control panel options, philips screwdriver, cd rom drive: Hi Dana, it certainly sounds as though your drive is past it s sell-by date. Do I assume that the drive in question is over a year old? If so, it will probably be best to just replace it, they are cheap and very easy to replace. It would be difficult for...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: ilo dvd player/recorder, problem man, ilo dvd player
problem man, ilo dvd player, strange problem: no problem man. first off this IS a strange problem and its a good thing you are telling someone. get the drive replaced if it is under warranty. For some reason your laser is dying out. I know this because the laser has to be stronger to play dvds and your...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: How to install a dvd writer?, floppy drive cable, nec nd 1100a
floppy drive cable, nec nd 1100a, wire cables: Hi Paul, you should be able to do this, it s about as easy as changing the plug on a household appliance. First you need to sort out what you have in the system already, so power it down, unplug it and open the system case. Inside you will find the existing...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: While installing Win Me my laptop screen went blank, sound card driver, laptop screen
sound card driver, laptop screen, graphic settings: Hi Barry, Your getting a bit out of my area now I m afraid, I don t have anything to do with laptops. I somehow doubt that there are ever two the same, and since they are basically just over priced under achievers, I refuse to touch them. If Me messed with...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Jumpers, jumper positions, jumper block
jumper positions, jumper block, secondary ide port: Hi Kelly, if you look closely, you will find that both drives have markings on the back somewhere which tells you what all the sockets and jumpers are, the jumpers are normally marked C/S, SL, & MA for Cable Select, Slave and Master. Hopefully, your old DVD...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: jerky sound from CDs and DVDs, sony cdrw, napster player
sony cdrw, napster player, soundmax digital audio driver: Hi Dan, I m sorry, but the thing you are most sure about, is almost certainly not true! DVD audio and CD audio are totally different from each other. On an audio CD the sound is stored as 41,000 numbers per second for each channel. These numbers are fed through...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Kazaa/Roxio, anticopy, hardware fault
anticopy, hardware fault, instrumental song: Hi Helena, I would hazard a guess here that the problem is to do with songwritwers copyright. As you have downloaded this song in breach of the copyright of the original artists I should think its an anticopy technique that has been applied to the song....

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Key board problem in XP, system file checker, sfc scannow
system file checker, sfc scannow, keyboard keys: Hi Freddy, the problem obviously lies in the windows interfacelayer, since it isn t a driver fault and neither is it the hardware. You could try running the windows XP system file checker, (Open a command window and type sfc /scannow RETURN ), you will be...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Laptop CD-RW Drive Replacement?, dell inspiron 1200, cd rw drive
dell inspiron 1200, cd rw drive, dell inspiron: Hi Ed, yes I have, but it isn t easy. Every laptop is different, and a Dell I haven t tackled so I wouldn t know where to start. Just opening the case can be a nightmare since there are often dozens of tiny screws and lots of hidden clips which if you try...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Life of an un-used CD and/or DVD, digital photo archives, sticky labels
digital photo archives, sticky labels, dean clark: Hi Dean, Yes, you should be very concerned! It was originally claimed that these media types would last almost forever, however, that has proved to be a considerable over estimate. I can t give you any hard and fast figures because no-one knows yet, and in...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Load diagnostic CD, software corruption, valid conclusion
software corruption, valid conclusion, freezing problem: Hi Jack, Exactly what software did they load? Not that it really matters, the diagnostic CD you have is little more than a compressed drive image which would restore your system to it s As new state. Your original problem was the system freezing up, well...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: 'Lost' CD-RW Drive, ltr 52246s, defective unit
ltr 52246s, defective unit, ebuyer: Hi David, Where you go from here depends on where you live. If you live in the UK, point your browser at www.ebuyer.co.uk, create a home user account, (free), go to components, CD drives, and buy a new drive, a new Aopen 52x drive is £12.92 inc. VAT. If you...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Lost drives, dell dimension 8300, installing a cd rom
dell dimension 8300, installing a cd rom, external cd rom: Hi Dave, No it s not hardware at all, it s windows up to it s usual stupid tricks. Unfortunately tou have a Dell, so you probably don t have an XP install disk, in which case, you will need to restore the system using the Dell recovery disk. If you do...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Very Low sonud only during DVD playback, windows xp pro service pack, windows mixer
windows xp pro service pack, windows mixer, ddr 2100: Hi Eric, hmmm, how can I put this gently? Errr, you re hollerin at the wrong guys! The problem is with the DVDs! The sound is recorded in a number of diffrent ways, but almost always defaults to 5.1 surround sound. Since in 5.1 the front and rear stereo speakers...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: laptop keyboard, english alphabets, laptop keyboard
english alphabets, laptop keyboard, entry options: Hi Mahboob, The only thing I can think of, is that you are having a problem with the language settings for the keyboard. I think you will find the answer to this problem under languages and regional options in the control panel. Make sure that all language...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: latest laptop, desktop counterparts, mobile processors
desktop counterparts, mobile processors, little ram: Hello Umar, latest laptops? I really don t know. It is my considered opinion that there is no such thing as a good laptop. They are all over-priced, under-performers, and the only justification for having one is where a company buys one for use by someone...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: linux install cd bootfail, nero 5 5, boot cds
nero 5 5, boot cds, latest additions: Hi Barry, You need a utility called Isobuster. This used to be free, but is now a pay for item, however, you only need pay if you want or need the latest additions to the program, the basics are still free, and that s all you need. Examine the DVD with Isobuster,...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: liteon cd/rw drive 40x12x48, cd rw drive, liteon cd
cd rw drive, liteon cd, hp vectra: Hi Doug, Ok I am asuming that this is an internal drive. When a new internal drive is fitted it must have the small switch at the back of the unit set to the correct position for how the unit is to be wired in. This switch is called a jumper. This can...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: lost information on CD, easy cd creator, adaptec easy cd creator
easy cd creator, adaptec easy cd creator, adaptec easy cd: Hi Richard, U have put 2 seperate sessions in ur cd. So only the last closed session is visible. I think u cannot make another session visible. There is a program CDirqy which can be used to view info or try NERO INFO TOOL. ...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: lost installation cd, crx220e1, installation cd
crx220e1, installation cd, internal cd: Hi Sharon, I am a member of www.driverguide.com UserName - drivers Password - all http://members.driverguide.com/driver/detail.php?driverid=131136 Use this link to download drivers. Login if required and search for CRX220A1 - CRX220E1 Regards,...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Macromedia Flash Player 6, virus kit, script kiddies
virus kit, script kiddies, trojan virus: Hi Dale, I get the feeling that you could fall into a septic tank and climb out smelling of roses! However, it still sounds like you have some undesirable code on your system somewhere, and I would still suggest that you check out your system thoroughly....

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Media Drives & Display problems, flat crt, radeon 9800
flat crt, radeon 9800, ultrabrite: Hi Peter, is this a new graphics card that you just fitted? If so it sounds like it s incompatible with your motherboard. If your motherboard is more than a year or so old, it is quite likely that it does not support the 1.5v 8x AGP standard as used by this...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: MIssing CD/DVD Drive, toshiba satellite laptop, laptop repair
toshiba satellite laptop, laptop repair, toshiba satellite: Hi Nicole, As laptops go, Toshiba aren t bad, but even they are built down to a weight, so they tend to be less robust than they might otherwise be. Who am I kidding, laptops are all so fragile it s a wonder they keep working long enough to get sold. They...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Missing CD / DVD ROM Devices, hp media center, hp media center pc
hp media center, hp media center pc, hp media center computer: Hi, First, I ve never heard of Edius Canopus, and can t find any reference to it on the net, so not knowing what it is even, I can t really fathom what it may have done to your system. I really can t see HP shipping a PC without some way of reloading windows,...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Missing CD drive, usb cd writer, cd rom drive
usb cd writer, cd rom drive, exclaimation mark: Hi Tristan, certainly you have a driver problem, hence the exclaimation mark, but without you tell me what the error message is that it is flagging, I haven t a clue what the problem might be. Just open the properties page for the flagged device and tell me...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Modem problem, modem speaker, modem problem
modem speaker, modem problem, phone modem: Hi Harry, Why are you having a busy tone on your phone line? Is it due to a voicemail service provided by your phone company? This will happen if the modem get locked in a loop like this, you really need to investigate why the busy tone is on your line....

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Modem and Scanner, fcc number, scanner usb
fcc number, scanner usb, modem driver: Hi Derek, two ways to try to sort the modem. Either download a copy of Aida32 and use it to get precise modem information, or open the machine and take out the modem, examine it closely for manufacturer and model information. An FCC number is useful since...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Monitor Flicker, power transformers, monitor cable
power transformers, monitor cable, allexperts: Hi Steve, there are so many things that can cause this, ready yourself for a long detective session! First, since you have tidied the cables, this should be the first area of concern. Make sure the cable itself is not coiled too tightly, and that it is not...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Mouse Button, color buttons, optical mouse
color buttons, optical mouse, mouse button: Hi Ali, These are generally user definable, if you installed the software that comes with the mouse, you should have the ability to define what these buttons do. Personally I don t use mine, but I guess there are some people that do. Regards Ro...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Mouse Trouble, bios check, mg ram
bios check, mg ram, serial ports: Hi Sydney, there are two things involved in making a mouse work. The mouse itself, and the port it is attached to. First thing to check is that the port is functioning and correctly installed in windows, if you have another serial device you can use to check...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Mouse trouble, 266mhz pentium, mg ram
266mhz pentium, mg ram, serial mouse: Hi Sydney, Ok did you have the serial mouse connected during the install process? If not windows setup would be able to detect and install the com port for which the mouse works hence the driver would not install the mouse either. If you did have the mouse...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Movies, dear dave, virus scan
dear dave, virus scan, unwanted programs: Hi Taylor, You need a movie player that will accept this format - try looking on the download site for acceptable players. The parasite will be some form of spyware try adaware from www.lavasoft.com This software will track down and delete unwanted tracking...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Music and data CD, nero burning rom, space cd
nero burning rom, space cd, windows operating system: Hi Venkat, 1, Music CDs are single session disks always, audio drives by definition are not multisession devices, whereas CD-Roms are multi-session and therefore data CDs may be multi-session. Apart from that there are few real differences, both store digital...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Music, learning curve, windows media player
learning curve, windows media player, music library: Hi Doris, I m afraid I m not quite sure, since I don t download music, and even if I did I certainly wouldn t use Windows Media Player. I suspect that you have come up against Microsoft s noseyness. All their software now tries to ensure that you have bought...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: meaning of OEM/Bare Drive, mr bonner, windows xp home edition
mr bonner, windows xp home edition, windows xp home: Hi Maurice, XP has all the drivers needed for running a DVD drive, you should be aware though, that windows media player on it s own, cannot play DVDs, so you will need either a codec or a separate DVD player program if you want to watch movies. Several are...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: memory card reader, memory card reader, external floppy drive
memory card reader, external floppy drive, floppy disk drive: Hi Yolanda, You didn t notice it had no floppy drive???????? What exactly were you doing? On the other hand I don t think I want to know! Well assuming that you have Windows XP, yes you can write files to CDRs, though to be honest you would do better to...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: mintek dvd player model 1600, spindle motor, infinite resistance
spindle motor, infinite resistance, player model: Finding a motor for a cdrom is almost impossible they to not sell them in any old store you will need to contact the manufacture and they will need to send you one but the easiest way and cheapest way to fix it is to just replace it. The login and password...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: modem,no dial tone, cd rom drive, device conflicts
cd rom drive, device conflicts, file checker: Hi Lisa, If your modem is permanently connected to that phone socket and the phone is in a doubler socket it could be a number of things. First disconnect all plugs into that socket and only plug in the phone, if you get a dial tone then your modem is faulty...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: modem problem, modem speaker, modem problem
modem speaker, modem problem, modem problems: Hi Harry, these modem problems can be the very devil to solve, but this sounds as though it may be the cabling at fault. Either you have a 4 wire modem cable, (most modems only require 2), or you have installed an extension to the phone line to bring it near...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: mp3, internal memory, usb card
internal memory, usb card, mp3 files: Hi Felipe, The answer depends on how you need to load your MP3 player. If your player will read CDs of MP3s, you need to rip the audio CDs to mp3s then burn them to a data CDas mp3 files. If however your player uses internal memory, you need to find an interface...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: ms-dos recognizing cd rom E drive, ms dos prompt, advanced dungeons and dragons
ms dos prompt, advanced dungeons and dragons, lh c: Hi, This is a tricky one!! It seems you have tried just about everything here! The thing with dos is that it requires drivers for everything from the dust on the motherboard to the hot air coming from the processor!! And to go with that the drive has to...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: music cd doesn't play on my computer, philips cdd5301, minor scrapes
philips cdd5301, minor scrapes, compilation cd: Hi Chris, sounds to me like you have a bum record company on your hands. The last word in copy protection is a CD format that detects it s in a computer drive and refuses to play at all if it is. I read about it as being released on trial in the US and in...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: NEC 2500 new dvd burner not spinning up, pioneer dvd writers, udma mode 5
pioneer dvd writers, udma mode 5, incompatibility problem: Hi Dave, glad to hear it s working OK now. What was the jumper setting on the DVD drive you pulled out? If it was set at other than SL that would be the problem. Basically the only drives which have found to have serious incompatibility problems lately were...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Nero CD-RW, cdrs, technical reason
cdrs, technical reason, nero cd: Hi Bob, I m afraid not. CD-RWs, in order that they should be read/written as CDRs, are constrained to behave exactly as CDRs except in that they can be erased and used again. Effectively this means that when you write somthing to the disk it s there until...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Nero., nero cd, new cd
nero cd, new cd, many thanks: Hi Ken, This sounds very strange to me. I never use anything but Nero, and nor does anyone I know. It is probably the single most competant burning software going, and has far and away the best range of options for the vast majority of users. In general,...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: New CD/DVD in laptop, drive model, system manufacturer
drive model, system manufacturer, dvd drive: Hi Rob, Well since you gave me no information at all to speak of I can t be certain, but it sounds as though the replacement drive is purely a CD drive and NOT a DVD drive. It should be easy enough to check, go to your system manufacturer s website and either...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: New CD-RX won't recognize blank CD-RW disks, packet writing software, cd rw drive
packet writing software, cd rw drive, cd burning software: Hi Rob, I need a bit more information if I am to even take a guess as to what is wrong! What operating system are you using, XP? If not, are you using some form of packet writing software? What is your main CD burning software, and does it work correctly?...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: New to DVD, data storage solution, standalone dvd players
data storage solution, standalone dvd players, dvd rom drives: Hi Dave Currently there are many writeable and rewriteable DVD formats on the market, and this can be confusing to the average consumer. These DVD formats include: DVD-RAM DVD-R DVD-RW DVD+R DVD+RW DVD-RAM DVD-RAM is a sanctioned format of...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: New icon on task bar., scsi cdrom device, tsst corp dvd
scsi cdrom device, tsst corp dvd, new icon: These two devices should be USB devices and this option allows you to remove them electronically from the system prior to unplugging them (i.e. safely removing them). Was this answer helpful? If you d like to make a donation paste the URL below into your...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Non-detected HDD, samsung sp0802n, conductor cable
samsung sp0802n, conductor cable, amd athalon: well ur right its ur drive cuz what microsofts viatel check does is goes through every drive check at start up by date modified. so it is telling you that ur drive is not installed right and is just skipping to aknowlege ur hdd. so try reinstalling the dvd...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: NTLDR missing, ctrl alt delete to restart, disk geometry, startup menu
disk geometry, startup menu, configuration problem: Hi Milan, Short for NT Loader, a program loaded from the hard drive boot sector that displays the Microsoft Windows NT startup menu and helps Windows NT load. Go to this URL, this might help u, http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314057 May be ur disk...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: NTLDR missing ctrl alt delete to restart, jumper settings, configuration problem
jumper settings, configuration problem, bios settings: Hi Milan, Did you not wonder why the CD-RW stopped working? Since you have 4 IDE drives, you obviously are using both cables fully. I would guess that you used to have the CD-RW on a cable on it s own, and have just added the new HDD on to that cable. Well,...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: nec-dvd+rw nd-1100a, nec dvd rw nd 1100a, nec dvd rw
nec dvd rw nd 1100a, nec dvd rw, nero burning rom: Hi, Since you want this for backup, why do you want to make it read/write? That would reduce the security of the backup. CD writers used with Nero Burning Rom, are perfect for carrying out backups of your data. Set up a new disk to start a multisession disk,...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: need to buy a cd-r/e or dvd-r/w for motherboard, intel d865gbf, integrated drive electronics
intel d865gbf, integrated drive electronics, eide interface: Hi Cameron,hmmm.... I m not familiar with this motherboard, what cpu do you have on it? For effective CD writing, you need to have a system that can provide a certain level of performance, around 300Mhz would be a minimum, to work at all properly, and 1Ghz...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: I need your help, format ntfs, ntfs format
format ntfs, ntfs format, format c: Hi Saahil, dreadful isn t it, this fancy new filing system? Actually it s not really, it s just different. For a start you cannot do an NTFS format from a dos prompt because dos doesn t understand NTFS. The only way is from the disk management snap-in for...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: nero 6 dvd issue, ribbon connector, logical machines
ribbon connector, logical machines, buying a new pc: Hi Alan, never thought there would be a problem with the drive, the 80 wire cable won t make the drive s access any faster, but turning on DMA access would, in fact I had assumed that you would have had DMA turned on for all your drives anyway. In fact, early...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: nero cd software and yamaha2100E burner, nero cd software, cd rw media
nero cd software, cd rw media, nero express 6: Hi Celina Possible causes: - Because the new high-speed recorders use a different technology to write CD-RW the writing of some low speed CD-RW media is no longer possible. get the software nero speed from http://www.cdspeed2000.com/ and try writing...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: why my new driver is casuing a conflict, hardware conflict, scsii
hardware conflict, scsii, label writer: Hi Sandee, Yes there could be a conflict, are you sure that when you fitted the new drive, you set the Master/Slave jumper to the same selection as the one it replaced? If not there would be a hardware conflict which can cause all sorts of problems. If that...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: noisy drive, speedy response, self maintenance
speedy response, self maintenance, cpu fan: Hi Jeremy, first thing is to check that it s not the fan making the noise, that would be more likely I think than the drive. Fire up the system with the case open, and wait for the noise to start again. Check that you can see the fan(s) in the case. There...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: I/O Device Error on some DVDs only, toshiba recovery, device error
toshiba recovery, device error, uninstalled: Hi Todd, The disk has a fault on it, you will need a replacement from Toshiba. The only question is whether or not the fault occured during manufacture or after you received it, the difference being whether you have to pay for it or not. Regards Ro...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Office Install- Bad CD-ROM??, compaq deskpro en series, wmf files
compaq deskpro en series, wmf files, compaq deskpro en: HI dawn, the problem is in fact with the drive, the laser which does the reading is starting to fail which same they do at some point generally between 6 months and 18 months from new depending on useage and surrounding conditions. CD drives are now the Cinderellas...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Back-up OK, but no burn, easy cd creator, cd creator 5 platinum
easy cd creator, cd creator 5 platinum, easy cd creator 5 platinum: Hi Jozef, I see the problem! You are creating the backup using Direct CD. Why? Oh well, each to his own. Direct CD is known as packet writing, and it is not compatible with a normal CD so naturally it can t be copied by any normal copy process. Nero certainly,...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: output from laptop to DVD recorder, free powerpoint player, card management software
free powerpoint player, card management software, 50th wedding anniversary: Hi Michael, someone at Office Depot was quite right. But if your laptop has an SVHS output, this will be visible as a secondary video card in the device manager, and if it is there, you will need to enable it with the video card management software. Since...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: PANASONIC DVD RV-32, panasonic dvd rv 32, robert don
panasonic dvd rv 32, robert don, posibility: Hi Robert, Don t know where you heard that, but I can t find any reference to it. Any firmware updates would be coming from Panasonic, so I guess you can try their site to see if there are any, but I doubt that just a firmware update would give it the extra...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Pacific Digital 8x8 dvd burner, intel celeron 400 mhz, celeron 400 mhz
intel celeron 400 mhz, celeron 400 mhz, roxio software: Hi Dave, I think ur DVD is suffering from s/w pblm. Change the software to Nero Burning rom or Pinnacle DVD. Change ur DVD media u use. check ur cabling and fans in ur sys. I don t think the processor speed would be a pblm. Enable DMA for ur hard drives....

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Panasonic DVD RV32, panasonic dvd rv32, troubleshooting section
panasonic dvd rv32, troubleshooting section, storehouse: Hi Steve, HO7 will be an error code specific to your make and model of player. The only place you would be able to find information on that code would be in the tech. support section of the machine s manufacturer s website, and then you may well find that...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: PC: Audio device & Modem problem, windows 98 boot disk, mr bonner
windows 98 boot disk, mr bonner, windows 98 boot: Hi, If you are doing a repair install of windows, it should not overwrite or remove any of your data files, however, it is always a good idea to backup your data anyway. How? well if you have a DVD burner the answer is obvious, failing that a CD-RW would...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: PC Crash, virus scan programs, pc crash
virus scan programs, pc crash, vacuum cleaner: Hi Neal, This is the kind of problem that gives most technicians a good work out. It could be software or it could easily be hardware, or even a combination of both, whatever, it will require a structured fault finding program to track it down, and it could...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: PC made DVDs won't always play on DVD player, pinnacle 9, xenius
pinnacle 9, xenius, system manufacturers: Hi John, yes, I m afraid that in the world of DVDs and DVDRs, all things are very much NOT equal. I suggest you go to http://www.videohelp.com and check up on the compatibility of your player with the various different types of disk, also your DVD burner....

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: PC not recognizing disc, laser failure, plextor dvd writer
laser failure, plextor dvd writer, giving up the ghost: Hi Steve, well, DVD writers in general last a little better than CD-Roms, but even so, at 12-18 months, it s reaching the age where it could be giving up the ghost. Much would depend on its ambient conditions and the amount of use it gets. If you live in a...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: PC Wont boot, pc wont boot, minitower case
pc wont boot, minitower case, smoothing capacitor: Hi Graham, I have seldom heard a more consise treatise on why you should not overclock a processor. It is possible that the motherboard is damaged as well as the cpu, there would be sufficient heat generated to cook the board as well as the cpu. There again,...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Pc Problem, compatibility mode, mode drivers
compatibility mode, mode drivers, virtual mode: Hi, You have I think discovered why we computer technicians can command high salaries! Computers aren t quite so simple as most people think are they? Since I cannot know what you have done to the individual parts of your system, how the system was configured...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Peripheral Detection, creative soundblaster awe64, pc boots
creative soundblaster awe64, pc boots, corrupt installation: Hi Marelle, Are you sure that you still have this hardware? The AWE64 is a pig to install under XP, and I have seen some less than scrupulous techs replace the card rather than mess with it. If it is actually the same card, then there is no reason for the...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Playing audio cd's on home stereo, dual cassette player, cd rom drive
dual cassette player, cd rom drive, cd roms: Hi Richard, You re welcome, it costs virtually nothing to help others, so why not. You could say I know a little about computers, I started working with them 34 years ago on mainframes, swapped to PCs when they first arrived in 82, and stuck with them ever...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Playing Burned DVDs, data density, compatibility problems
data density, compatibility problems, dvdrs: Hi Joseph, First, just how old is your laptop? If it s more than say 12 months, you really don t have much chance. Unlike CDRs, DVDRs do suffer a lot of compatibility problems, basically because with a data density of around 6 times that of a CDR, the reading...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Playing Burned DVDs, laptops, dvd player
laptops, dvd player, titanium: Hi Joe, yes there is actually, the problem would appear to be the actual disks you are using or the burner used to write them. Whatever, the disks are not burning well, so try a different brand of disk such as Data-rite Titanium, try to find a disk that will...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Playing DVD's on a laptop, heat sinks, laptop computers
heat sinks, laptop computers, cooling fans: Hi Gordon, yes you can. Most laptops these days do have heatsinks and cooling fans believe it or not! They still get damned hot though! Naturally, the laptop must have a dvd drive in order to play a dvd, but a good many do now, the only other thing you need...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Playing DVDs, toshiba tecra 8000, laptop toshiba
toshiba tecra 8000, laptop toshiba, 400mhz processor: Hi Jacques, There are two things you need to do before you can play DVDs on your machine. You need to have a DVD codec first, and the simplest way to get one is to install a DVD player software such as PowerDVD or WinDVD. Once you have done that even media...

CD-ROMS & DVD Problems: Please help me, pal video system, 128 mb ram
pal video system, 128 mb ram, audio streams: Hi Aamir, There is no right or wrong configuration for playing DVDs, though some configurations will work better than others. Be aware that playing a DVD is actually asking quite a lot of your system. For example, a PAL video system uses 25 frames per second...