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Combo drive won't work

Question: Combo drive won't work

I got a Combo drive (Panasonic UJDA770) for my Toshiba Tecra 8100. I put it in and turned on the computer expecting "TOSHIBA" but instead i gotCode: [Select]IDE #1 ERRORAnd i can't open the drive, and Windows won't recognize it. What the heck is going on? I thought it would be compatible... any help would be greatly appreciate. I'll do a little research on it myself but like i said any i would be grateful for any help! Thanks!-John

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Preferred Solution: Combo drive won't work

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Answer: Combo drive won't work

Have you looked in the BIOS for any obvious problems :-? :-?. Try sart in safe mode then download or install from disk drivers. Hope this helps

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hi , i bought a new Pioneer DVD-RW Drive and once it was installed it had stopped my Lite-ON Combo CDRom and CD-RW drive is there a way i can use both aswell the DVD-RW is called a Pioneer 110d Beige 16x Dl Dvdrw +/- Oem is there a way where i can get round this ??? because i had to remove all the wires from the Lite-ON and stop it from being used is there a way ????? as i do want both being used

Answer:New DVD-RW drive made my Lite-ON Combo drive not work

I would say that the DVD-RW should be hooked up as the master while the CD-RW as the slave. Most DVD-RW are better used this way.

Other than that make sure the jumper settings are correct. That could be the only thing i can think of off hand.

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i have a problem with my cd/dvd drive. i have instaled nero 6 reloaded on my comp. but i still can not write data on blank using nero 6 reloaded. it works very good when i for example using the dvd shrink or when useing windows XP to write data. bud any time i want to use just nero to write any data on cd it keep say error and nothing happend. My combo drive is VOM 12E48X. i even dont know what manufacturer is it so i can not download anu support driver. can anyone help me solve this problem please? another problem is that when i am useing windows xp write data on blank CD it wont let me use whole capacity of blank CD. i can write only about 150MB on CD and then it says that the CD is full. why ???

Answer:my combo cd/dvd rw drive does not work properly

XP and nero are probably conflicting, switch off XP burning and retry nero.My computer -right click drive- properties-recording tab - untick enable recording on this drive.

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the combo dvd/cd (mat****a uj-811) does not recognise any disc.I/O device error.After some in-out discs it starts working with no problem till I switch off the laptop .Should I replace it? which is the best choice?do you think that the panasonic 840 will fix?

Answer:Satellite P20-203 combo drive don`t work properly


it can be that the drive is broken but you can try to update the firmware. Panasonic is the holding company of Mat****a, so go to panasonic and search for a firmware upgrade!

About changing drives I have no experience, but as far as I know only the same drve will fit or other tesd drives! With other ones you can have problems!

Bye chris

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I have a Satellite 2410-304 witch has a combo drive Teac DW-224E what doesnt work propertly. I have decided replacing for another new brand one.

How can I replace my old combo and install the new one?

Answer:Combo drive doesnt work, looking for replacement


As far as I know you have to remove on screw which is placed at the bottom on the unit on the right side. Then it should be possible to pull out of the unit.
But I?m not a technician and I can?t say you the detailed procedure.
In this case I would recommend to contact the service partner for a replacement because he has more experience in such cases.


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I have a Satellite M30X with a combo DVD drive.
I?ve formatted my disk ,then I installed the drives on the recovery cd and the one existent on the toshiba web site and the drive continue to don't be able to write on DVD?s.

The drive installed is : mat****a DVD ram UJ-831s .

Before I was able to write all kind of dvds .

Do you have any suggestion ?

Thank you ,


Answer:Mat****a Combo DVD drive does not work on Satellite M30X


>? then I installed the drives on the recovery cd and the one existent on the toshiba web site
Do you mean the DVD-RAM Driver?

As far as I know using DVD-RAM disks in the DVD MULTI drive, data cannot be written while the function for writing data onto Windows XP standard CD-R/RW disks is enabled.

So please check if the option called ?Enable CD recording on this drive? in the
CD/DVD -> properties -> recording tab
is enabled or disabled

By the way; after usage of the Recovery CD you don?t need to install any further drivers. The recovery CD contains all necessary drivers which a important to run the notebook properly.

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Long Story Short:

1 Dell Dimension 8200 running Win2000
Has a combo CD-R/W + DVD-ROM drive.
Recently Purchased and installed a Card Reader PRO-9 Card Reader.
After installing from the CD (Which was unnecessary, he's running SP4)
The Cd half of his computer quit working, the DVD slot still works great, sounds like a software problem to me but I can't figure out what to do next.

I uninstalled the program he installed from the disc but still no luck.

Any help would be appreicated.

Answer:Combo Drive CD Doesn't work DVD does Win2000

Does windows explore shows combo drive!?
if you are having problems during CD burning or writing then it would be the proble of software so i will suggest you to use Nero Burner........
if not then reply back!

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I downloaded ComboFix from both sites from bleeping computer, and when I try to open it nothing happens except it opens some proccesses like: n.pif, iexplore.exe (doesn't open IE), Combofix.exe, and others but nothing appears on my screen. Does it just take a long time to load or is it something else?

Answer:Combo fix won't work

Hi fonytony.It's likely that malware is preventing ComboFix from working correctly.First. . . a warning for the benefit of both you and others who may read this thread.ComboFix (CF for short) is intended by its creator to be "used under the guidance and supervision of an expert", NOT for personal, unsupervised use. Please read Combofix's Disclaimer. When CF is run without trained assistance, it can no longer be considered a "safe" tool. Using this tool incorrectly could lead to disastrous problems with your operating system such as preventing it from ever starting again.You may find this topic to be informative - ComboFix usage, Questions, Help? - Look here***************************************************Now. . . regarding your issue. . . there are a couple paths you can take. . . which one you choose is up to you. Firstly, you can submit a case to the Malware Removal forum where a trained specialist will help you clean the machine. This would be my recommended course of action. The downside to this is that you'll need to wait a few days for a response, as the MRT is made up of volunteers and are constantly overloaded with requests for help creating a waiting list. For information on how to do this see this guide.If you don't wish to do the above. . . then there's not a whole lot we can do to help you other than some general suggestions that aren't specific to CF. This is because there's really no way to know what's causing the problem without doing a rather in dept... Read more

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Hi, I am trying to run combofix but it stops ( while it seems working ) after the first message ( the one related to the 10 minutes duration ).
What could be the problem ?
Many thanks to who can help me.

Answer:combo fix does not work to me

Hi marcob, and welcome to BleepingComputer.If you are using combofix then it stands to reason the your computer is infected. I would suggest posting a new topic in the Am I Infected forum where there are people that are well trained in removing infections. about combofix. ComboFix is an extremely powerful tool which should only be used when instructed to do so by someone who has been properly trained. ComboFix is intended by its creator to be "used under the guidance and supervision of an expert", NOT for private use. Please read Combofix's Disclaimer. Using this tool incorrectly could lead to disastrous problems with your operating system such as preventing it from ever starting again.

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Hello all,

I have an Intel D845GLLY motherboard with a 1.7ghz (Willamette) P4 socket 478 processor at 400mhz FSB. I may be able to obtain a 2.4 ghz (Northwood) P4 socket 478 processor at 533mhz FSB. Is it possible to simply drop the new chip into the board and startup? I realize that the FSB will only run at 400mhz because of the motherboard, but is there anything else that would cause a problem?

Answer:Will this cpu / mb combo work?

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Hi, had a google redirect virus. ran multiple malware programs, antimalware bytes, spybot, and a few cleaners but no success. ran combo fix and now I don't have internet. here is log file

ComboFix 12-04-24.05 - Amanda 04/24/2012 23:44:10.1.4 - x86
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7600.0.1252.1.1033.18.2999.2182 [GMT -5:00]
Running from: c:\users\Amanda\Desktop\ComboFix.exe
FW: Trend Micro Personal Firewall *Enabled* {70A91CD9-303D-A217-A80E-6DEE136EDB2B}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( Other Deletions )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
c:\windows\$NtUninstallKB18033$\2545209797\U\[email protected]
c:\windows\$NtUninstallKB18033$\2545209797\U\[email protected]
c:\windows\$NtUninstallKB18033$\2545209797\U\[email protected]
c:\windows\$NtUninstallKB18033$\2545209797\U\[email protected]
c:\windows\$NtUninstallKB18033$\2545209797\U\[email protected]
c:\windows\$NtUninstallKB18033$\2545209797\U\[email protected]
c:\wind... Read more

Answer:Internet won't work after combo fix

Hi Steve,

That's because you're still infected with ZAccess. As the disclaimer states, you really shouldn't run ComboFix without being instructed to. At the very least, you should have a preliminary set of logs saved to a flash drive before you run it.

As explained in Post 2 of our pre-posting topic...


Why we don't ask you to run ComboFix from the onset

We first need to verify if there's any rootkits present and how they could affect our tools. DDS & GMER are preliminary scans. We use their logs to map our strategy for attack.

With these logs we can determine the infections present & decide whether to deploy ComboFix.

I'll need to gather more info before we proceed: (Download these tools to a flash drive, then transfer to the infected computer to run them)

Download TDSSKiller.exe and save it to your desktopExecute TDSSKiller.exe by doubleclicking on it.
Press Start Scan
If Malicious objects are found, do NOT select Cure. Change the action to Skip, and save the log.
Once complete, a log will be produced at the root drive which is typically C:\ ,for example, C:\TDSSKiller.<version_date_time>log.txt

Please post the contents of that log in your next reply.


Next, download DDS from here or here or here.
Disable any script blocker, and then double click dds.scr to run the tool. When done, DDS will open ... Read more

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Unable to use Combo Fix on a 64 Bit system. Is it only 32 bit compatible?
Thank you

Answer:Does Combo Fix work on Vista 64 Bit OS?

No it will not. It's not set for that .Pleas take notice of the Blue text atop this forum.About using ComboFix,No one should be using ComboFix unless specifically instructed to do so by a Malware Removal Expert who can interpret the logs. Please read the pinned topic ComboFix usage, Questions, Help? - Look here.

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What is the standard for the 4 way audio jack on Lenovo G50-80?I have just cut and remade my 2 separate cables for audio and mic, and soldered them in a comba jack terminal.I used the OMTP standard ( 1(sleeve)=ground, 2=mic, 3=right and 4(tip)=left), but if I am listening to music while using the mic, the music sound will also be recorded in the microfone, and louder than my voice.Maybe its a AHJ standard ( 1(sleeve)=mic 2=ground, 3=right and 4(tip)=left)? Thanks for the help,

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I have problem with my combo drive on Toshiba dont read any type of CD...When I insert disk nothing happend...when I go in control panel/administrative tools/event viewer/system there is the message with red sign Error cd rom . . .when I click on it there is "The device \Device\CdRom0, has a bad block" and link to
this is link for help were is wrote this :

The device has a bad block of memory, which Windows attempted to read. The data might be missing or corrupted."

The problem is came when I insert Divx CD-ROM in drive when is PC operating 2 diferent process...And then its freeze...Im turn off PC with power button,and when its turn on everythings is OK (system) but Combo don't work...

The light on drive is always turn on only not when I open drive...
The problem is came when I insert CD-ROM in drive

Combo is Teac DW-224E


The light on drive is always turn on only not when I open drive...
The problem is came when I insert CD-ROM in drive

Answer:Combo CD-RW/DVD don't work...satellite 2410-304

Hi RedQueen

if the light of the drive (the one on the front of the drive) is on at all times from when you power on the machine, I'd say the drive defective and need to be replaced.

good luck


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Hello. I purchased a USB2/Firewire combo with 2 via chips (2 firewire/4USB2 ports) but it was not able to capture video from my Sony digial Camcorder. I used this other combo card which says ALi on it (2 firewire/2USB2) and it works great. I thought that the dual via chip is suppose to be good but apprently not all combo cards are created equal. I want to get another card but wondered what other experiences users have had with these cards. Particularly about the dual VIA chips, if it might just be this card I have that is defective.

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Hi ! Sorry for my bad english.I bought a Lenovo G50-70 there one week.Featuring a combo-jack (audio & microphone), I plugged my iPhone headphones, but it doesn't work.I hear great sound, but the microphone isn't recognized, how is it?Is there a solution to this problem? Thank's for reading.

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Answer:Combo-Jack doesn't work on my G50-70 ?

No solution ?

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My dvd driver works for the most part. The only promblem I'm having with it, it doesn't recognize a 4.7gb blank memorex cd. Therefore I cannot record anything to the cd. My system is a compaq presario windows xp. I have no clue what is going on. Every other dvd or cd works, except a blank 4.7gb memorex, all blank memorex that have lower bytes, my computer recognizes.

Answer:Solved: My dvd writer/cd combo does not work on all dvd's

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Hi everyone,

Putting together my new system:
core i7 920, Gigabyte EX58-UD4P, MSI R4850, Patriot DDR3 3x2GB PC3-12800,

Its my first home build, fortunately after putting everything together it boots up appropriately on first try into Windows Vista Ultimate 64bit.

My hard drives are WD1001FALS x2 (RAID 1 storage) and WD6400AAKS x1 (non-RAID Main drive)

My computer sees the main drive (assigned automatically as C:\) and the storage drive in the Disk Manager, however only the main drive (C:\) where Vista is installed is "allocated". The RAID storage drives are recognized and listed but are "unallocated". What do I need to do next to make this setup useable? The only thing I can see in Disk management is to "make a new simple drive" but then the warning says this is only for a SINGLE drive. Is this the option I want to make things work even though it's 1 logical drive made of 2 physical drives? Is there a hidden format button? do I need to format the discs to get them allocated.

I never get an option to "format" I will attach 2 pictures of my screen. Each picture shows which part of the disk management was right clicked (see mouse pointer) and I get 2 different kinds of submenus. Neither of them offer the opportunity to format. Any thoughts?

Thank you kindly to the Gurus of windows

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I plugged in my phone earbud, played music and only the speakers were working, checked device manger and it said the earbud wasn't plugged in.  Do i need to get a adapter?  If adapter any recommdations Or Is there any other solution?

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Hi, I own a new X1 Carbon (with the terrible adaptive function keys), and my combo audio/mic jack does not seem to work properly. Specifically, when I try to plug in headphones (or use an application like Skype) while the sound is running from the speakers, it does not switch. Conversely, if I start a video wearing headphones, and unplug them, the sound does not come out of the speakers. Can someone please advise how to troubleshoot this? Thanks in advance.

Answer:X1 Carbon combo headphone/mic jack does not work

Hi Dave0888,
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
As per your query we understood that you are facing the issue with Audio port on ThinkPad X1 Carbon.
Please set the default setting on Realtek High Definition audio application from control panel.
If you are unable to find the application or set the application, please download the driver from Lenovo Support page and install it.
Also please download ThinkVantage System Update utility and install it, and after installing it please run the application so that it will check for the latest drivers and automatically install it.
After installing all the application please restart the system and check it once.
Below is the link to enter the downloads page and download latest application accordingly, please click on "Select Product" then in "QUICK PATH" enter the MTM no. select the exact model.
Hope this helps. 
Best regards,

Hemanth Kumar

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Hi all, I have several HP models  HP EliteDesk 8000 SFF,  800G1 SFF. In front of PC's case have  audio combo port ( Headphone / Mic ) . I plugged some headset device with combo jack 3.5  but Windows just recognize only 1 feature ( Mic in or Headphone) at the time.So, could i use both features ( mic and headphone) at the same time  ? Thank you very much,

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HI! My notebook has a 2-in-1 combo jack (headphones and mic in) and i recently bought a new external microphone with a 3.5mm jack, however when I try to use it with my notebook it acts like an audio-out device instead, and doesn't show up anwhere under my audio device management settings. How can I use this external mic without buying a splitter?

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i donot have esata devices. but as i know i still can use that combo port to connect usb devices. however, i tried mu esternal hd (2.5') and usb key, and usb receiver (for mice and keyboard) and some other usb cables for iphone and sgs2. none of them worked!!!

can anybody help me with this issue? is it a hardware problem, or just that i missed something.

Please help.

Answer:Satellite L650 - eSATA/USB combo port not work

Hi alwayseric,

What operating system do you use?
Have you checked the device manager for yellow exclamation marks?
If you connect USB devices to normal USB port does it work?

I would recommend a chipset driver. It?s worth a try and you can download it here:

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I've been having trouble getting my esata-usb combo port to work. When I plug in my mouse it seems to have power for a couple seconds and then just goes off. I've tried it with my other usb devices, keyboard, webcam, hard drive, and nothing works. Anyone else have this problem? Thanks.

Answer:Y470P - esata-usb combo port doesn't work

same problem here all my other usb-ports are broken so I realy need it to work

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Hello there.Recently I been trying to listen to some music on my laptop with sony or samsung headset and it seems like lef and right channels get mixed up and I I hear is phasing and distorted music.I'm using headsets from cellphone one from samsung and one from sony. These headsets have microphone and little answer button on them so maybe they are incompatible right? I was able to use sony headset with skype one time even sound quality was not that good... Microphone worked and I could hear stuff.What about listening music? Do I need to buy third headset?

Answer:Thinkpad Edge 13 0217RY2 combo jack wont work with headset.

Hello mrpeer_1,
Try and update your audio driver.  This should help greatly with the sound quality.  Here is the link for your computers audio driver:
Hope this helps,

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Here's an anomaly.

In my W7 Ultimate Administrator Command Prompt, I'm trying to set the colors as follows:
Screen Background: 192, 192, 192
Screen Text: 0, 0, 255

You can see the selection area by right-clicking the Title Bar (or the little black box at top left) and clicking Properties or Defaults.

My preference (RGB numbers above) is a light gray background with bright blue text.

Problem is, the background won't stay set. It keeps reverting to a murky green, 128, 128, 0.

No problem, says I. The colors can be set in the registry. But can they?

Here's the rub. Under the key HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Command Processor, the Set DefaultColor command only works for a 2-character combination of 0 to 9 plus A to F. You can see the same thing working in the Command Prompt box itself. If you type 'color' followed by say, f0, you'll get black text on a white background. color 0f will get you white text on black. And so on.

Now, if you Google for 'command prompt colors' you'll get umpteen pages like this one that show the colors represented by the 16 characters:

Have a look for 'gray' in any of those charts and you'll find it's represented by the numeral 8.

But go back to the palette in the Command Box and you'll see that there are TWO grays. And the gray that 8 gets is a DARK gray, not the LIGHT gray beside it on the palette.

So if I type color 89 in the box, I get blue text on a DARK gray background, not t... Read more

Answer:Command Prompt Color - Registry setting doesn't work for this combo.

Hi Teckneeculler,

Instead of changing colour defaults globally, I suggest you create a shortcut to Cmd.exe on your desktop, then make your desired colour changes in the Colours tab of the shortcut's Properties pane.

Avoid making changes under "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Command Processor". All command prompt sessions will always be overridden with these preferences. That means if you change the value of DefaultColor you'll be stuck with the colour profile on all command prompt instances until you revisit the registry and reset its value back to 0.

To automatically reset the global defaults you've changed, I've attached a registration file you should merge.

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Hello, I have problem with connecting microphone to my notebook... Sound card can't see it. I've tryed connecting it using spliter (this one ) and directly putting jack into the nest. In both cases it doesn't work - system detects headphones only. External microphone appears only when i connect spliter alone - when i put micriphone or headphones (or both) it disappears. What can i do with my trifle? Is it possible that the spliter is broken? Or mabye it isn't compatible?I have got the lastest audio drivers from lenovo's webside. Regards,Tomasz


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Answer:Lenovo E320 combo jack splitter - microphone doesn't work!

Ok, I'd checked the spliter by multimeter and compared with schema ( and considered that pin number 3 and 4 are swapped. So now i must acknowledge if it is a fail in production or i bought wrong splitter. Thank's for your attention

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After upgrading my T530 to Windows 10 I can no longer use my headset microphone in the combo audio jack.  I can hear sound just fine but no sound goes out through the microphone, it is totally silent.  If I unplug the headset then the internal microphone on the T530 works fine.  The headset microphone works fine on my phone, tablet and a different PC and it worked fine on this PC before the Windows 10 upgrade.  Has anyone else had this issue and found a fix for it?

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Hi all,

I am new here and from what I've read here, it seems to be a pretty cool forum. Maybe somebody can help me?

I have a Plexwrite 12/10/32A for a long time and I am/was pretty happy with it. I use WinOnCD 3.8 to burn CDs.
Now I want to burn 90Min CDs (which doesnt work with the Plexwrite I have) and DVD aswell. So I need a new drive.

What combo drive should I buy which is able to burn 90min CDROMs and DVDs with good speed and reliable hardware technology?

many thanks for any suggestion


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I found an offer for a new LG UH08LS10 drive for ~$85 shipped, after rebates which I'm considering. I know that the price is good, but I'm wondering how good that particular drive is? Currently, I don't have any Blu Ray disks, so it would only be of future use, and may not get tested in that fashion for a while.

I know that LG software is problematic, and since my PowerDVD 8 isn't Blu Ray enabled, I hope that whatever the drive includes works.

Answer:Blu Ray Combo Drive

Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister


I know that LG software is problematic, and since my PowerDVD 8 isn't Blu Ray enabled, I hope that whatever the drive includes works.

in any case you can get MPC HC, freeware, and works perfectly for BR.


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Question: Dvd-rw combo drive

I hope someone can help me, because Toshiba can't..   I have a Toshiba Satellite Model L35-S2151 and am looking to replace my current drive to a DVD-Rw combo drive but i can't find any information on one being compatible.  Toshiba tells me that one is available but would not give me a model number only the price.  I am sure that I can find one cheaper than $150.  Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:Dvd-rw combo drive


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Im trying to find a CD-RW Black Combo Drive that doesn't just have a black face...but is completely black. Kinda sounds girly, but i like to color coordinate my stuff...hehehe.

The spec's for the Drive I want would be similar to this Rosewil I found.


Answer:CD-RW Combo Drive...

forgot to mention i need an INTERNAL drive (IDE)

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Hi all

I hope someone can help me cos this is driving me mad I have a self build running win xp home with all current update available installed. The problem is with my sony cd-r/rw/dvd-rom combo drive. Model CRX320EE.

The device works fine except that it wont read dvd's. It reads cd,s and burns cd's fine. I have been to sony site and they havnt got it listed, I have looked all over the web including microsoft, all with no joy! I did read that because it's OEM sony wont write drivers for it and as windows has just installed it as a standard cd rom. So my question does anyone know of a compatible driver which i could install or know of a fix which would allow the drive to play DVD's

Cheers in advance


Answer:cdr/dvd combo drive

All the drivers you need are provided by your Windows OS.
Check Device manager for problems
R & R your drive, While pc is off disconnect your CD/DVD drive,While drive is disconnected boot to windows, then shut down PC reconnect the CD/DVD drive Then reboot PC again, Windows will reinstall the cd/dvd drive & drivers.

What kind of DVD are you trying to read?

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Question: combo drive

what is a combo drive? What doyoy mean by booting a system?What is the difference b/w log off &booting a system?

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I'm looking for a blu-ray combo drive that does it all except burn blu-rays (since that generally spikes the price)

But need dvd, cd, cdrw etc.

I'd like the drives to be as fast as they can, 10x for blu-ray.

Also I'd like to stay around $100. What are my options?

Any good holiday deals going on right now? Coupons or anything?

Answer:Which blu-ray combo drive for around $100?

You may reconsider. Just for USD 13 more you can get latest and IMO one of the best burners. See it at - LITE-ON Black 12X BD-R 2X BD-RE 16X DVD+R 12X DVD-RAM 8X BD-ROM 8MB Cache SATA Internal Blu-ray Burner 12X Blu-ray Burner with Blu-ray 3D feature Model iHBS112 - Blu-Ray Burners.

Yes it will also burn BDs. (I have it. Bought it on ebay USA, through the Global Easy Buy of ebay India with some special discount.)

As far as any discount offers or better price you may search with Pricegrabber or any such site (hmmm..... I have lost touch with all these) but act fast and you may get some Thanksgiving day discounts by big players like Best Buy etc., ( again I have forgotten all about the big names. I think Circuit City has been wound up). Anyway, you will be in a better position than me in all these.

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Hey I was just ready to go buy a dvd writer, and then i read on slashdot about the new +- drive that Sony is coming out with. My question is, does anyone know anymore companies taht are coming out with a drive that writes both -+ dvds? Because i was thinking about getting the sony, since $350 isnt bad for an internal. But everyone on slashdot seemed to think that since it was sony, itd have alot of DRM bs in it. Has anyone else heard anything about this? And if so, have any suggestions for another manufacturer to get one from? thanks.


Answer:DVD-RW/+RW combo drive?

alright thanks. i didnt know, just telling what i hear. thanks

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I have a liteon DVD-ROM/CD-R combo drive and an NEC DVD RW ND-3550A. I have been having trouble with the NEC dvd writer. At one point it said there were no drivers for the nec. Then I rebooted and it had drivers. Now the nec has lost power and I had to use a paperclip to get the disc out.Then I rebooted and then neither of these DVD drives is recognized in the device manager. Nero doesn't recognize either drive now.
I'm using win xp home sp2.

I read norton850's post but haven't tried it.

These two drives worked well together for a long time copying dvd's and cd-r's and writing data.

Answer:DVD rom/cd-r combo drive and DVD-RW gone!

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hi can you tell me what a 24x CDRW/DVD combo drive does? Can you burn cd's and dvd's witht his. If not what can you do? I am new at this and really need your help please

Answer:re cd/dvd combo drive

Sounds like it is a CD burner, DVD rom combo. It would say DVD+ (or -_ RW) if it was also a DVD burner.

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If I wanted to filter using a combo box, would it be possible? My particular example is in a shop, I want to seperate all my clothes from my incense and sculptures and so on. I basically just want to choose my category from a combo box so that when I look in the product combo box the list isn't vast.

I'm pulling my product information from another table for each sale from where I am hoping also to fetch the price so that I can easily calculate a total without using my calculator.

Answer:Access 2007 - Combo Boxes to break down list in othe combo box

Take a look at the following Article for guidance to build your own:

Refresh Dependant Combobox Contents

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I have a Toshiba Satallite 1905 S277 laptop with a Toshiba DVD/CDRW SD-R2102 combo drive. I am running XP Home. The drive reads and plays both DVD and CDs, but won't write. I am using Roxio DirectCD Creator 5 Basic. I downloaded and installed their upgrade and now the drive won't burn CDs. I have uninstalled and reinstalled the Roxio software many time with no luck. I get an error message that says "Device is reserved by other process. Drive reported an unknown error". When I use DataCD Project I Get an error message saying "There are no available supported CD-Recorders on this system".
Any ideas on how to fix tis problem?

Answer:DVD/CDRW Combo drive

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There are so many different Brands and drives to choose from out their ..but before I buy, i need help and advice to determine which make would better perform for it's Value.
Main use would be Burning Music Cd's, mp'3 and backing up valuable Data.

Answer:Best DVD-Rom/CDRW combo Drive

I have a Ricoh DVD/CDRW MP9060 that I'm quite satisfied with. It's not the fastest drive available, but it gives me a DVDROM and a CD burner while using only one bay.

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Question: R40e Combo Drive

I got a R40e notebook for free! I'm trying to upgrade the CD-ROM to a Combo Drive but I becoming confused on which one to purchase (there are several on the product listing).  I was looking on ebay and there is a lot of them out there and I dont want purchase the wrong one.  Is there anyone out there who can help me out?  Any and all help would be appreciated.  Gerald 

Answer:R40e Combo Drive

I am reading that the R40e drive is non removable... is it removable???

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I replaced my older Samsung DVD/CD Wtr Combi drive because it wasnt reading any kid of disks and the new drive even after a clean re-install of Me still has problems.I have found in Device Mngr properties the Samsung drive has no DMA, it won't play DVD's and opening the CD Wtr software also reports error or drive not found to be comapible. Using the Samsung/Toshiba Adaptec Roxio v6 which cam with drive.Should I have DMA Enabled, everytime I tick and reboot its gone again the tick that is.I set the jumper to CSL as the older drive then tried Master and still no play.Any ideas please.

Answer:No DMA on Samsung DVD/CD Wtr Combo Drive

/gals can help here.ACPI IRQ Holder Steering ACPI\*PNPOCOF00000003ACPI IRQ Holder Steering ACPI\*PNPOCOF00000005ACPI IRQ Holder Steering ACPI\*PNPOCOF00000006ACPI IRQ Holder Steering ACPI\*PNPOCOF00000007Against all these in Win Me System Info there is Error 22I have installed Intel 82801BA Chipset ATA DriverSearching Goolge someone said replace the M/board Battery but Clock is fine and done this anyway now.Anyone got any ideas or pointers please.

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I am having problems burning/copying CDs with my combo drive MATSHI TA DVD-RAM UJ-852. It is a CD-RW & DVD+RW multi recorder. Unfortunately it does not burn CDs regardless of what burning software I use - built-in WindowsXP burner or ThinkPad's Multimedia center.I bought my laptop this spring and used the burner rarely, never dropped the computer or damaged it in any other way, so it should not be a hardware problem. I do not use scratched or dirty disks.The only thing that, I guess, could possibly cause the problem is a BIOS update (Version: 2.23, release date: 2008/09/16) that I installed from Lenovo website couple of months ago to enaible eSATA interface.If anyone had a similar problem and found a solution, please post a message.Thank you. Tamara

Answer:Help! Combo drive does not burn CDs

could be the drive, they use different technology to burn different media - so if it burns dvd's but not cd's then you know it is not a software issue but a hardware issue - which then you can replace the drive - if nothing burns - could be software or the drive spin speed - which would also be a drive -

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Hey, fellas. Need help with my Samsung SC-152A CD drive. The problem is that no matter what CDs (e.g. audio, data, even game CDs) it just doesn't read. I mean the green LED light would be blinking and when u click on the CD-RW Drive ( D drive in my case) it just says "please insert a disc into a drive". That means the drive can't detect the CD right? I've checked the IDE cables and updated all the drivers but it still doesnt work. Pls help. Thanks.

Answer:Combo drive can't read CDs

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Purchased new M55 8808 DU2 slim line desktop several years ago, have updated the CD/RW DVD drive bios to latest rev. 1.05 ... the factory installed drive has always seemed to have problems reading  CDs ...  could not read or had a very hard time trying to read CDs unless new, & in perfect condition ... now seems to have problems recognizing, reading & writing with both CD and DVDs ... where my old Thinkpad T30  CD/RW DVD drive has none .... Any suggestions ... for a new Sata cd-dvd drive ? ... was thinking about upgrading to a DVD/RW CD/RW drive ... 

Answer:M55 CD/RW DVD COMBO DRIVE upgrade

you probably need a new drive, dvd burner is fine, you can use the standard 5.25 inch dvd burner that you find in computer shops.

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I have had my T23 for several years. It came with a DVD/ROM and floppy drive when I purchased it from IBM (not Lenovo). It has served me well but I needed a RW drive, so over Christmas I purchased a new ultrabay 2000 CD-RW/DVD Combo (p/n 22P6991) in the States. The drive can be seen from My Computer, Windows Explorer and Device Manager.   I copied one image (23kb jpeg) from my PC to the drive using Windows Recording Software and it worked. I then tried to move a folder with about 10 jpeg images to the same CD-RW. The images disappeared from the C:/ drive and sit in a virtual storage area (I assume) waiting to be transferred. The CD-RW with one jpeg on it is in the drive and I get a message from the windows writing wizard informing me that there is no disc in the drive. The disc is no longer recognized. I browsed the forum and found a reference to DLA. I do not have any Sonic DLA software installed. In searching Support and Downloads on the Lenovo Site I see an upgrade to dla521 build 01c (dla521b01u.exe)  for 22P6991. As I do not have the base software to upgrade, how do I get the base software?  Apparently it is shipped in IBMTools/apps if the device came with the PC.  I may even be chasing the wrong solution here. Can anyone point me in the right direction?  Sure would appreciate it. My system:   T23 Notebook  2647-8RU   512RAM  40G HD   CD-RW/DVD-ROM Comb... Read more

Answer:T23 with CD-RW/DVD-ROM Combo drive problem

The process of using Windows built-in support to write to the optical drive sounds correct. Windows will assemble what basically is a list of files (what you refer to as the virtual storage area) and then once complete, you tell it to burn the files to the CD-RW. If you had previously written to the blank disk and NOT specified it as a multi-session, then it needs to be erased before you can write more files. I don't use DLA but instead use either Nero or Easy CD Creator to burn data. My understanding is that DLA software is installed on the system from the IBM restore disk if there is a writable optical drive installed. Since I don't ever use DLA, I'm not sure how you would be about adding it to your system. Perhaps you can use something like CDBurnerXP (freeware).ref:

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I have an IBM Netvista 6792-11U running Windows XP w/SP2. I installed an NEC ND-3540A DVD-RW/CD-RW drive. It seems that it won't read any type of CD's (data, music, OEM, etc.), but will read DVD's with no problem. When you insert a CD, the drive will spin for about 30 seconds, light appears, then it rests. If you click on the drive in explorer, it opens, but shows no information on the disc. Thinking that the problem was probably the drive, I installed another DVD-RW/CD-RW drive, which was working fine in another computer prior to this. This drive is a Sony DW-D26A. Same exact problem . . . will not read CD's, but reads DVD's fine. I've upgraded the BIOS, checked the Device Manager which says it's working properly. I've seen a lot of forums out there, but none have given any real solutions, except to reload Windows, which is really not an option for me at this time. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:DVD-RW/CD-RW Combo Drive will read DVD's but not CD's

I'm not all that good, but here's a thought, you seem to know the model for your for your DVD-RW writer, and that's a good thing. I had a problem like that before, my PC couldnt read Playstation 1 CD's, so what you may need to update your firmware for your writer (Firmware is basically drivers for your particular device) Make sure you have your install CD for your drive before doing this, as sometimes the driver may cause unwanted effects, so make sure you have it on standby just incase something goes wrong.

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Hello guys. I'm Back. & with a new prob......
problem is that my combo drive can read single layer as well as dual layer dvds without any problem.but for last few months dvds free with digit/chip magazines are not readable.but at the same time dvds of other magazines like pc world,pc quest etc (single/dual layer) can b read easily by my pc's combo drive.

any solutions?????


Answer:cd/dvd combo drive problem

try cleaning the lense
try another drive, somtimes optical drives can get/be fussy

Thanks for using TSG

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When i turned PC on Friday night i found that both my CD-rom and my DVD/CDRW drive have vanished from Xp Home.I can verify that there is actually nothing wrong with the drives, as i swapped my HDD out and replaced it with my old one, running WinME, and it recongnised them fine, and they worked Ok too. I have tried several times to uninstall the drivers. Xp then auto detects them, and reinstalls the drivers, but the problem remains. they are both showing in device manager with a yellow '!' and the textWindows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing. (Code 39)Click Troubleshoot to start the troubleshooter for this deviceI have followed the trouble shooter through, to no avaial.Many thanks for the Help,D.

Answer:Lost both CD and DVD combo drive.

Sounds like corrupt drivers the original ones are in the i386 folder on the XP CD I thinkUninstall drivers and start to re install,do not let XP find drivers but instead point it to the i386 folder on the XP CD to install the drivers from there.

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it can't read CD-RW.
those CD which are burn too much time it can't read by it...
is there is problem.

Answer:Solved: about my combo drive

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My disc reader will happily read movie DVDs, CDs on which I have stored data, and cover-mounted DVDs (it will also write to CDs quite happily). But it won't read other CDs such as the latest PC Advisor CDs, older PC Advisor CDs that it used to read, or my games CDs. When I try these, the entire system freezes and the only way to unlock it is either to switch off at the mains and reboot, or insert a DVD.Please help - the frustration is so...well, frustrating.

Answer:My combo-drive problem

Since it'll read some data cds but not others I'm a bit at a loss. Do you have a cd cleaning disk, if so could you try it on your drive and see if that makes a differnce, I presume you've checked the cds it won't read for scratches and finger marks?

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This may be a setting problem I'm not sure but I can't get the drive in question to autorun, I have to click on the cd icon in my computer to start the disc. The drive is a BENQ 1620 combo drive, any ideas.

Thanks Adrian.

Answer:DVD\CD RW combo drive (autorun )

Right-click on the drive icon for your CD drive, CD recorder, or DVD drive, and select Properties.

Choose the AutoPlay tab, and choose the desired action for each type of CD. For example, choose Music CD, then click Select an action to perform

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HiI have a laptop, Win XP Pro, Pentium Mobile 1.6, 256MB RAM. The combo drive has been behaving erratically lately. Sometimes it can write to this A disc but sometimes it just didn't recognize it. If it did write, the disc is sometimes unreadable by other machine. I tried to change the software from Nero to Roxio but its all the same. I also did try to clean it by using a dry lens cleaner but still the same. Please advice.

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If this is the wrong forum, im sorry.
Recently I've had to do a fresh install of windows on my computer. Ive been getting everything back in order (getting updates [SP2], etc). And today it has come to my attention, that my combo drive (Lite On SOHW 1693S) is not being recognized by windows. It has power (drive opens) so thats not a problem. Since then, I have taken the drive out and put in my old lite on CD burner in, to see if it would recognize that, and nada (Didnt recognize new hardware, as its supposed to). Ive tried to get the drivers for it, but since windows isnt recognizing it, I cant just install them puke: . Ive tried eveything I could think of alas, nothing.
Can anyone please help me? :approve:

Answer:Combo Drive Not Recognized

Optical drives use the native drivers already in widnows so there are no drivers to "get" . with the drive installed uninstall the ide channel the drive is on and reboot. when windows reboots it will reinstall the IDE channel and it should then find the drive and instal it. you can find the IDE channel in device manager under "IDE ATA|ATAPI Contolers."

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i have a samsung sm-304b combo drive, but only the dvd will play, the cd-wr,audio cd and cd rom will not, can anyone help please, i have cleaned the lense but still nothing. i have also checked all the cables and replaced the ribbon cable.

Answer:samsung combo drive

Hi richy, welcome to TSG.

Has the drive ever worked properly?

When you say the other functions don't work, what happens? An error message?

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Well this is weird, but I unplugged my device to clean it up, so what I did it's just jump the power supply to power it up without plugging the PSU to the motherboard, I opened the drive to clean the dust from inside , I closed it again and plugged everything back to normal, and now the device doesn't power up anymore.

When I plug the power cable from the power supply the device works normally, but when I plug the IDE cable the device just won't power up...I've tested the cable with another cd/dvd combo drive I've got and it works normally. What would be the problem?

Answer:Problem with CD-DVD combo drive


I believe we are down to 2 options.
You damaged something in the drive cleaning out the dust
The motherboard is faulty.

The only way I know of to test that is try another drive in the machine and try the drive in another machine.


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Running an XP2800 with combo (sony) drive. CD RW + DVD. Get "write protect when trying to copy files to it. HW devices show 2 x drives with similar properties both shown as "working". MY COMPUTER showa drives "D" and "E". when I try to access "E" it says load disk o drive "E" but won't accept a disk when its loaded. It must be a simple problem but I havn't much hair left!!.Drive "D" reads CD and DVD OK.Thicko.

Answer:combo drive under XP, can't write to it.

What you are copying? You may see this problem when trying to backup copy a Copy Protected Game CD.

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I just built my new system and my Lite On COMBO Drive will not read CD-Rs. It read manufacturer CDs fine but it will not read burnt CDs. It hangs the system up and then it shows nothing in Explorer. Regular files on a CD-R shows up fine but it hangs awhile before it shows them in Explorer.

Another problem is that it isn't playing DVDs. It plays the beginning with the copyright stuff but then it goes blank and just hangs there. I watched a DVD movie once and it was fine but now it isn't.

Please do NOT cross post the same message in other forums. Thanks!=====MicroBell

My system consists of:

Athlon XP 2500+ Barton
Asus A78NX-E Deluxe MOBO
Asus FX5200 VideoSuite Card
120 GB SATA Maxtor Hard Drive
Lite On LTC48161H Combos DVD/CDRW
450W PS
Hercules 7.1 Sound Card
Windows XP Pro
PowerDVD software

Answer:HELP!COMBO Drive will not read CD-Rs

Have you checked if there is a firmware update?

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P4 2.4g
1g ram
Asus P4PE lan

A while back (less than a year) I bought an LG GCC-4320B cd-rw/dvd combo drive. I installed it, windows 2000 saw it, everthing was fine. I reformated and now the CD-RW is not seen by my bios when I power up or by a format disk(s). It was seen in the bios when windows 2000 was on my system and things where running. And, now, it doesn't get power.

All the connections are correct, the power cables and IDE cables work.

Do I need burner drivers for this to registar in my bios? If yes how do i get that into the bios so the rom will be recognised?

Has this happened to anyone else? Has anyone heard of problems with this LG model? When a burner dies how do I know? Any solutions?

Thanks in advance.

Answer:LG GCC-4320B cd-rw/dvd combo drive

No, you do not need drivers for the bios to recognise the drive. Did you change anything in the case or anything in the bios? You do need drivers for DOS however, but if you use the windows 2000 cd it is bootable by itself as long as the boot order has the CD-ROM before the harddrive. Make sure the secondary IDE is not disabled in the bios. Also, does the drive eject if you press the botton?

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I have a Dell Inspiron 8200 with a Hitachi GCC-4240 CD-RW DVD combo drive. It spins the disk and then tries to read it several times before making a repeating thumping sound (5 or six times evenly spaced) and then just stops and never reads the disk. I need to do a full disk format and reload of OS for other reasons, so I must have a cd drive to reload the OS. Thus, I purchased another drive of the exact same type.
I just opened it up and put it in the bay. The exact same thing happens with the new drive. My question is, what could be causing this and is it hardware or software in origin. What can I do to get it fixed? Would it have something to do with the hardware that docks the cd drive?


Answer:CD-RW DVD combo drive failure

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I am buying a new laptop and don't have a dvd on my home pc now, so I don't know how much they can do. Do I need both on my laptop or should I forgo the extra charge and just buy it with the dvd drive? It doesn't have a floopy drive so I was wondering if I can make backup copies on the dvd like I can on my home pc with the cd burner?

Answer:Do I NEED a dvd/cd combo drive on my laptop?

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i am not able to read or write cd's in my combo drive sony CRX320EE
i am able to read DVD's
can someone tell what is wrong here?

Answer:i am not able to write cd's in my dvd/cd-rw combo drive!!

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Hi my question is I have a liteon combo drive and a LG dvd burner. Can I put them on the same ide cabel or just one of them. at the moment i have a dvd-rom and dvd burner on the same ide cable,and my liteon combo drive stored away. what do you think.

Answer:combo drive and dvd burner

two optical devices would be okay. remember to set one to master and the other to slave using the jumpers.

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i have had this problem for the last few months:

First i use Roxio to burn everything.

i put in a CD-R (while Roxio is running) and it spins.
soon after the spining stops and nothing happends.
Roxio does not read or give any sort of notification that their is ever a disk in the drive. the disk is a blank. the drive reads and writes DVD's and data DVD's just fine. it also reads audio CD's as well as data CD's just fine. but when it comes to a blank CD-R it just wont do it. the drive is about one year and a few months old. (just after the warrenty expires it goes out)

just need a either a reason why it wont work, or what i need to do to fix the problem.

Answer:CD-RW/DVD-/+RW COMBO drive not reading CD-R's

If you put in a blank CDR with Roxio not running, what happens? Be sure that Roxio is totally shut down, including anything it might have running in the background or the system tray. Windows XP should detect the blank CDR and prompt you with "what do you want to do with this blank CD? rip audio CD with Windows Media Player? Burn an audio CD with Windows Media Player?" and a number of other choices....

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i have a samsung combodrive which can read cds and it used to read dvd files but now it can't play and read dvds. can anyone tell me how to fix this problem?

Device Description: TSSTcorp CDW/DVD SH-M522C

Answer:Combo drive porblem

the drive maybe just needs to be cleaned. there are cleaning disc available in computer shops.
did you try different brands of dvd's? doesn't it play self made dvd's or does it even not play "bought" movie/software dvd's?

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I am facing a problem. my CD/DVD Rom is not properly working.
When i try to eject CD/DVD drive then it is not responding.
When I installed a fresh copy of windows7 then it was working but now not working.
please suggest?

Answer:my combo(CD/DVD Drive) is not working

Hi maifs, right click computer > click Manage > Device Manager, if any shows a yellow triangle, post the image. If all is good also.

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The drive works well as long as it is a DVD but as soon as a CD is in it clicks over repeatedly then says theres no Disc in the drive.

Drivers fully up to date, Windows 7 , Optiarc DVD RW AD-7240S ATA Device, Says it can run CDS.

All DVDs work, No CDs - Games, Music, anything fails.

AMD Quad Core 3.4 GHZ
1 TB HD half full
ATI HD 5870

Answer:CD/DVD Drive Combo Not Running CD's

Please void only applies to XP.

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I have a computer that is infected with malware... research i've done says to run combo fix, however, the system will not stay in windows long enough to run the program... even in safe mode. Does anyone know how to run Combofix on an external drive?

Thanks for any help you can give!

Answer:Combo Fix on external drive

Closed this as duplicate with reply is in AII.

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My friend dell pc crashed ( its a dell dimension 2400) about 4-5 years old.
Not sure what happened Anyway they got someone in work to look at it and he reinstalled windows xp SP2 on it. Now the dvd combo drive wont read any disc, it spins around for a few second and then stops and when you select the drive it says medium not present? I tried the dell site for drivers but it says no drivers found. I ran the diagnostic check built in to the pc (F12) and when I insert a disc for it to check it says the medium is blank. Is this drive shagged or can it be saved? Also since the windows was reinstalled they cannot access the internet. I have a back up of my windows XP should I install that first and see if that works?

Answer:Dell Cd/DVD drive Combo

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How do I conclusively pronounce my cd/dvd writer dead? Any and all CD's play and burn, but dvd's aren't even recognized as being in the drive. I sometimes get an error message of "Incorrect Function" when I try to open through My Computer. I thought it interesting that I successfully cleaned the lens with a cleaner designed only for cd drives - bought a cd/dvd cleaner and even that would not be recognized. I've taken every bit of advice I could find on the net - everything I can think of is updated - did the reset bios thing - reinstalled the drivers and decoder. So is it possible that "half" of this drive is dead, and I simply need to replace it? Is there a way I can check? Oh, and PC Doctor run on the drive with a DVD in the tray failed all 5 tests - surely because the disc wasn't recognized. This is an HP 763n about a year and a half old.

Answer:combo drive won't recognize dvd's

yes it is possible for "half" the drive to die, as reading dvds may use some different IC's in the drive. You can get a new DVD/CD combo drive from liteon for under $40, probably your best bet. See your local mom &pop store.

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The combo CDRW/DVD-ROM on my laptop will read DVD's just fine but will not recognize any CD. It's definitely not a windows problem since it will also no longer recognize a bootable CD. Tried updating the firmware but no luck. Also tried cleaning with no change. The drive is a QSI DVD/CDRW model SBW-081.

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i have a dvd/cd rom combo
ibm thinkpad t22 win xp
out of the blue the drive will not see the dvd. system keeps telling me to insert a valid disk into drive.
it does play cd rom fine

any ideas?

Answer:combo drive will not recognise dvd

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My CD/DVD combo drive keeps disappearing off of my system.  When I reboot the device and icon and everything is there but after about 5 minutes or less of inactivity the icon disappears and it will not work.  If I use the device after rebooting it will continue to work until there is about 5 minutes of inactivity and then again the icon will disappear and it will not work.  I have a gateway Pentium 4 2.60ghz desktop with 512MB ram and I am using windows XP SP3.Please HelpThank you

Answer:disappearing cd/dvd combo drive

One of these may help:1. Uninstall the drive through Device Manager.Restart computer. The drive will be automatically reinstalled.or...2. computer.or...3. Download, and run Restore Missing CD Drive patchDouble click on to unzip it.Right click on cdgone.reg, click Merge.Accept registry merge.Restart computer.or...4. Go to Device Manager, click a "+" sign next to IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers.You'll see two items:- ATA Channel0 (or Primary Channel)- ATA Channel1 (or Secondary Channel)Right click on each of them, and click Uninstall. Confirm.Restart Windows. They'll be automatically reinstalled.

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My LG GSA 4176B is on a erratic operation, lately it produces burns that has some read errors. I used the NERO tool and it did find some bad areas, although the burning was successful but when trying to read disc the drive can't. I tested it with different types and kinds of CD/DVD disc ditto with other software burners like Alcohol but same results. Also when doing the burn as always nothing is in the background not even the antivirus to prevent intrusions. Any ideas how to check if the drive is or not the culprit. Thanks

Answer:CD/DVD Combo drive problem

Are you sure you are finalising these burns ? ?If not the CD/DVD will be unreadable unless you use something like ISOBuster.

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My daughter built her computer and included a LG Electronics GCC-4520B COMBINATION CD-REWRITABLE + DVD-ROM DRIVE.

Her computer is made up as follows:

- Motherboard: GigaByte Ga 7N400L
- Processor: Athlon XP 2500 - 333 MHz (bus speed)
- Ram: 2 x Platinum 256 Meg DDR, 400MHz
- Hard Drive: Maxtor 40 Gig
- Video Card: Radeon 9200, 128MB (made by Atlantis)
- Sound Card: built-in
- OS: Windows XP Pro

The problem is that her drive handles all CD functions properly (including reading and writing) but will not read DVD's!

Any ideas on what could be wrong? Is it possible to install a combo drive like this incorrectly which would only have the CD functions working? Is there some way to test the unit?

Answer:Combo Drive won't play DVD's

Did she install a DVD-playback program?

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I have a computer that is infected with malware... research i've done says to run combo fix, however, the system will not stay in windows long enough to run the program... even in safe mode. Does anyone know how to run Combofix on an external drive?Thanks for any help you*Moderator Edit: Moved topic from XP to the more appropriate forum. ~ Queen-Evie*

Answer:Combo Fix on external drive

DO NOT RUN COMBOFIX. Please note the message text in blue at the top of this forum. ComboFix is an extremely powerful tool which should only be used when instructed to do so by someone who has been properly trained. ComboFix is intended by its creator to be "used under the guidance and supervision of an expert", NOT for general public or personal use. Please read Combofix's Disclaimer. Using this tool incorrectly could lead to disastrous problems with your operating system such as preventing it from ever starting again.

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hey! this is my first post here, i was hoping if anyone could help me solve my problem. I am using NEC DVD+RW ND-2100AD cd-rw/dvd-rw combo drive and whenever i insert a DVD, whether a blank DVD-R, a DVD-ROM or a DVD movie, it just won't notice there's a dvd in it. I have no problems playing VCDs or any CDs. I have PowerDVD 5 installed and when i use that to play a DVD it cant detect it as well. Is it a software or hardware problem?

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Question: Floppy Combo Drive

On my E-4200 the bios will only let me use one floppy drive, recently I thought that I might remedy this problem by purchasing a combo 3.5/5.25" drive that only requires one connection. Before buying a drive I decided it would be wise to check with people that have greater knowledge on this subject than me. Will using a combo drive trick the BIOS while still letting me use both of the drives?

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i got a combo dvd/cd-rw drive two days ago
everything was working fine until today.
now the drive isn't reading any cd's but it does read dvd's.
if anyone knows what seems to be the problem please tell me.
i checked the drivers they are fine and digitally signed.
i am running windows xp sp2
please help.

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I ran combofix (I know bad mistake without coming here first - I realize that now) and during the scanning process the computer froze and rebooted. When it restarted it appears a lot of my critical files are hidden. Then when I click on C: in my computer it takes my to what appears to be a shortcut back to my computer. The title of the shortcut was combofix.

I did a search here and it said to uninstall combofix. I did that and nothing changed besides I don't have the combofix.exe on my desktop and the shortcut/icon was renamed when I click on C: on my computer.

Any ideas how I can get things back to normal?

The computer was riddled with malware like the fake internet security popups and browser redirects. So I ran malwarebytes and then ran combofix.


Answer:Combo fix - renamed C: drive/redirect

Hello,First what you need to do is clear all of your Temp Files. You can use CCleaner and check as much as you can on the left. Also under setting, make sure that you unchecked (keep files less than 24 hours).Next try to go to your control panel. If you see Java, double click on it and then click on settings under temporary files at the bottom and then click on delete.Now that we have clear all of the junk files, restart you PC under safe mode with networking. Once the PC has restarted (instructions removed), download Malwarebytes one more time, and Superantispyware. Get the free version, also you can surely use Hitman pro as it has a free 30 activation with no registering or anything else (For rootkit)Then scan with Hitman Pro First.Then Malwarebites.Then Superantispyware.I understand that this is going to be time consuming, however, this is your best chance to get a clean PC back to normal. Finally, what is truly important is that whenever your PC is clean again is to delete any restore points (simply turn it off.) Then turn it back on, this will create a new clean restore point.Hope this will help. Please note in some severe infection, although the PC is now clean, a clean re-install of the OS might still be necessary. So make sure to back up all of your files and favorites prior to do so.Good luck and let us know if you issue has been resolved.Mod Edit: Some comments removed due to posting unauthorized advice.

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I have a Y410 Latop and the combo drive was working fine till some days ago. When I insert a CD which I have burned on a XP Thinkpad. It just treats this CD as a blank CD nad tries to write on it by formatting.When I insert this in my thinkpad, it works just fine.Does anyone has a solution for this?Message Edited by amar on 05-29-2008 12:43 AM

Answer:Y410 CD DVD combo drive can not read CD

I bet you've got Matshi-ta drive in Y410. it has tonns of troubles in use. Many people passed through this here, please use search to locate these threads.Telling briefly you must go to service centre to replace this.

//help will save the world

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I put a recordable disc in my drive and went to my burning program, as soon as I tried to burn I got a blue screen, so I restarted the computer. I went to the device manager and removed the driver and re started again. I got the message box telling me it was installing the driver but it came back and said failed to install. I removed the player and replaced it with a similar unit and when I started it also failed to install. I can't read or write a disc. I replaced the power and sata cables to no avail. Could I have a mother board controller problem, if so, is there a solution without replacing the MB? It is a Lenovo desktop with an A6 processor running W7.

P.S. I see a message in the Device Manager driver properties saying "windows cannot start this hardware because it's configuration info in registry is incomplete or damaged. (code 19)

Thank you,

Answer:Combo drive stopped working

Enable Automatically deliver drivers via Windows Update (Step 3) then power down to plug in the drive, start Win7 to see if it auto-installs a driver in the System Tray, click on animation if so.

If not run all rounds of Important and Optional Windows Updates with reboots, until there are no more when you Check for Updates. You might have a needed Performance Update relating to the drive in additon to a driver.

Let us know how this goes as there are other steps if these aren't sufficient.

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I'm thinking of getting a cdrw dvd burner combo drive, wanted to know what all the possiblity were and whats the best out there to get ? My cdrom will play dvd movies and I have a cd burner. Would I be able to burn a dvd from my cd rom to a cdrw dvd burner combo without putting it on my hard drive?
Also can I burn from a vcr to a cd dvd burner or maybe even visa versa ?


Answer:CDRW DVD Burner Combo Drive

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Having problems burning data to cd's. Windows has begun to use a burning wizard which I've not seen before. Time for burning has more than trebled. Running windows XP and sonic burning software.

Answer:Copying speed DVD/CD combo drive

Have you switched off XP burning software? the two systems may be conflicting.My comp - right click drive - properties - recording tab - untick enable recording on this drive.

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I have an LG gcc-4521b, which is working well, but today i bought a cd and put it in the drive and it cant be even seen! It says: Please insert CD in drive F. I tried on my dad's laptop and it worked ??

Any advice ppl?

Answer:My combo drive cant read a specific CD

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my computer currently has a CD drive connected to the secondary IDE port with it's jumper set to master, it has worked fine. I recently purchased a combo drive that is CDrom, CDRW, DVD (there is software i want to run that requires CDROM/DVD combo capibilty). I installed this new combo drive by connecting it to the primary IDE port and setting the jumper to slave.

In device manager etc it reads as drive (d) and has two subcatergories the RW component and the combo drive component. In bios it is displayed as the RW component being primary slave and the combo component being the secondary master and the original drive being the "primary channel."

now if i reboot my system i can get it to recognize read and run CDs both DVD and CDROM.
The problem is if i take out the CDROM and put another in and try to run it does not read it. and if i try to go into my computer and look at the thing through there useing R clik properties it seizes my comp and crashes my desktop.
it autoruns and plays DVDs like clockwork no prob there, it is just CDROMs particularly game CDROMs.

It seems to me that the computer is not reading my drives correctly and some settings need to be changed, or thats as close a guess as i can come to....any tips or advice?

The original drive is listed as Drive (F) and the new one is drive (D)

Answer:adding new CDRW/DVD combo drive

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I have an LG HL-DT-ST 4521B Combo Drive that reads DVDs and burns CDs. I had not used the drive for quite a while. Then, I tried to burn a CD, but when I click burn in nero, it asks me to insert a CD, even though one is already there. However, it reads all my DVDs. It does not read even new scratch less CDs no matter they are blank or full. Is there a solution to my problem?

Answer:Combo Drive reads only DVDs

Can you boot off a cd in that drive? If not its a hardware issue (since it works with dvds, I doubt its a cable issue) and the drive is dead or at least that part. If it does boot, you've got a software conflict in Windows, good luck.

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Hi yall, right i have Ricoh MP9200 CDRW/DVD Combo Drive and I needed to put it into my other machine temporarily but did not need it to burn it was purely for Read purposes only, but now i have put it back into the original computer but now that i have put the drive back into the original computer i have burn problems. Before i removed the drive it worked perfect butnow it has been put back in i recieve an error half way through the burn process. The error i recieve is:

An Underrun error occured. This means that the computer could not keep up with the drive's demand for data. Try the burn again at a lower speed.

I have tried burning at every speed my drive allows but i still recieve the same error. When i do a test write it works perfect and I recieve the error on every program i try burning with. I have no idea whats causing the problem. I cant see it being a firmware problem because nothing has changed on the computer since before i removed the drive. Please can anyone help with this problem...thanx

I have tried burning using nero, musicmatch, and media player.

Answer:CDRW/DVD Drive Combo Problems??

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Hi Gurus,It's me again. The guy with all the computer problems. I think I'll have to change my name to Problematic Solartopi. It's one computer problem after another.Now it's my Samsung DVD/CD Combo Drive playing up. I can play all the CDs on it, Audio & others but it won't read or recognise DVDs. PC Advisor's july Issue DVD Does not work on it. I put in the DVD, the light on the Drive flashes as usual, then it stops and my Mouse Arrow Freezes. I have to Restart my computer.Richard Clooke, PC Advisor, Cover Disc Editor has been so kind to send me two replacements, which he checked himself before sending it to me and both didn't work. So definitely it?s my DVD/CD Combo is the problem. My computer is about seven years old and the Samsung DVD/CD Combo Drive came with it. Now do I rush rush out and buy a new DVD Rewriter or find a way to get my DVD/CD Combo working again with DVDs. Can anyone please Help!!!ThanksSolartopi

Answer:Samsung DVD/CD Combo Drive Problem - HELP PLEASE!

After seven years I think I would treat myself to a new writer.

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