RE: DVD Rom and DVDRW Don't Work
I had a similar problem, and found that there were drivers from other
programs (specifically Pinnacle Instant Disk) that were messing up the
drives. Explorer crashed everytime I tried to watch any video off a disk.
Find out which drivers are loaded for the drive by going to control
panel/system, then finding the drives, then clicking on drivers. It should
tell you which companies made each of the drivers. Uninstall all
non-microsoft programs (don't just delete the drivers!) in turn, and see if
any of those are causing a problem.
Hope that helps.
> I've just upgraded to Vista after the upgrade advisor said I would be ok, but
> now neither my DVD Rom or my DVD RW work. They appear in computer and when I
> insert a disc, the icon changes to the correct type but if I try to read the
> disc, it tells me to insert a disc.
> My drives are:
> HL-DT-ST DVDRW GWA-416B ATA Device
> Philips DROM 6216 ATA Device
> My ATA/ATAPI Controllers are:
> ATA Channel 0
> ATA Channel 1
> Intel(R) 82801FB Ultra ATA Storage Controllers - 2651
> My computer is:
> ACPI x86 based PC
> Any help would be appreciated. Many thanks