CR-RW and DVD-Rom now only CD-ROM

  daz246 10:17 04 May 2007

Both of my CD-RW (Lite-On 24102M) and my DVD-ROM (NEC DV) drives are recognised as only being CD-ROMs and therefore I can only play cds etc. Any ideas on how to get these to revert back? I've tried cleaing the registry and they both have upto date drivers, without sucess. Any other ideas? Darren

  SB23 10:19 04 May 2007

Couldn't you uninstall them from device manager, reboot the pc, and let Windows find them again?.

Please correct me if I'm wrong.


  daz246 10:22 04 May 2007

Yes I've tried this but again they are only recognised as CD-ROMS. I dont have any burning software like Easy CD Creator so cant be that.

try updating firmware
lite on click here
click here

  daz246 10:43 04 May 2007

I tried this aswell, it says I have the most upto date firmware installed. Any other ideas?

try this back up registry first
click here

  bjh 11:06 04 May 2007

Try disconnecting both, then reconnecting them in reverse order, changing the jumpers from master to slave and vice versa. Connect the old "slave" as master first, test it, see if it'll write. Then connect the "old master" as slave, see if that works.

  daz246 11:42 04 May 2007

Raven, i've tried this without any success, so will have to try the actual physical unconnecting of the drives.

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