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Old 04-08-2009, 09:25 AM   #1
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Default dvdr reading everything as blanks

Hi all! ok so i have a problem. the original cd drive that came with the computer was reading every cd i put in as a blank. i went out and bought a pioneer. low and behold i install it and the same thing. could it be the board? given this computer is a real p.o.s. and it is in an office of a constrution company. i took the cover off and man was it fithy. any suggestions???



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Old 04-08-2009, 11:39 AM   #2
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Are your drivers up to date? Maybe a firmware upgrade? Whats the Pioneer model number?

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Default Re: dvdr reading everything as blanks

This may get you going: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060/#letmefixit

You could also try this:

Goto Control Panel->System->Hardware->Device Manager.

Click on View, choose devices by connection.

Expand the ATI IDE Controller
Expand the Primary IDE Channel
Make sure ATAPI DVD A DH16AYH is listed under the expanded IDE Controller.

Double Click the Primary IDE Channel
Click on Advanced Settings Tab
Change the transfer mode for Device 0 from "DMA if available" to "PIO only"
Click OK
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