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Problems with MY CD/DVD Drive

Postby darraghf on Tue Jul 07, 2009 11:02 am

Hello, guys.

I have a problem with my CD drive where it doesn't read disks anymore. I have found out online on the support website for my product that this can be fixed by a windows registry edit and a microsoft fix.The ony problem is that windows got wiped from my hard drive and I can't replace it, that's why I'm using this OS. Can anyone help me to fix this CD Drive on linuxmint?

Here are the links to my pc specs:[url]http://support.thetechguys.co.uk/layout.aspx?CatID={3fa43de6-52c7-4697-9eb2-8562fad7306f}&ID={7165a138-ee1a-4c7d-a43e-24d74db747a8}[/url] (running linuxmint gloria

Here's thwe link to the problem solution:[url]http://support.thetechguys.co.uk/layout.aspx?ID={9b4ec984-404d-499d-a06e-f76e90588d89}&CatID={00a70b2e-0d38-48a0-a5b8-95c9f7576457}[/url]

Can I be helped?

Thanks, Dararghf
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Re: Problems with MY CD/DVD Drive

Postby DrHu on Tue Jul 07, 2009 1:41 pm

darraghf wrote:I have a problem with my CD drive where it doesn't read disks anymore. I have found out online on the support website for my product that this can be fixed by a windows registry edit and a microsoft fix.

The links didn't work
--if its for Nero, the cd writer application..
http://www.nero.com/eng/support-nero8-tutorials.html
http://www.wizardskeep.org/mainhall/tutor/neroiso.html
http://www.nero.com/eng/support-nero8-tutorials.html
post # 4..
--custom version of CD writer being used ??

There are other CD/dvd writers in Linux
--but if that is not the issue, fix the links or spell out the actual problem with the CD, include make and model #., and the cd/dvd writer application you are using when you get the problem..
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Re: Problems with MY CD/DVD Drive

Postby darraghf on Wed Jul 08, 2009 5:14 am

Sorry, I don't know how to make links, my pc is an emachines 3230, and my cd/dvd drive is an NEC ND-2500A. The problem is that id doesn't read any disks. It doesn't recognise the disks, so I cannot use the software on the cds on my pc. As I said above, the support site for the pc has a fix that fixes the drive on for a Microsoft pc, but as I'm on linux, I cannot get it fixed. I want to know bif there are any drivers or fixes for linux with this drive.

I'll try again with the links [url]http://support.thetechguys.co.uk/layout.aspx?ID={9b4ec984-404d-499d-a06e-f76e90588d89}&CatID={00a70b2e-0d38-48a0-a5b8-95c9f7576457}[/url] : THis is a link to the fix for the drive

This is the link to my pc's specs: [url]http://support.thetechguys.co.uk/layout.aspx?CatID={3fa43de6-52c7-4697-9eb2-8562fad7306f}&ID={7165a138-ee1a-4c7d-a43e-24d74db747a8}[/url]

(sorry, I cannot get the BBcode url thing to work, you're gonna have to copy and paste the links with out the BB code indo your address bar, unless a moderator can fix the urls)
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Re: Problems with MY CD/DVD Drive

Postby DrHu on Wed Jul 08, 2009 1:46 pm

So it comes to this..
  • Media problems
    --the most likely
  • Firmware needs updates
  • The OS does not see the device
    --mount command needed, maybe..
  • The cd/dvd application can't read/use device
    --other cd/dvd applications are available to try..

Nope, I see the url code blocks, but the actual link being shown does not work..

To make links I just go to the website and in Firefox, triple-click (highlight ), copy the location address and then paste it into the forum I am editing..(shift insert) works..
http://www.scroogle.org/cgi-bin/nbbw.cgi

cd drive..
http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/272053
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ok first of all binkie7,my pc is emachines 3230

right i have managed to access the download
i have followed the instructions and determined it is my 'master' drive,however it comes up with the error box 'target NEC ND-2510A is not found correctly' in a pop up box,as shown in one of the instruction display boxes,but it says verify the correct drive,but the dropdown box in the original bigger box,is greyed out so i cant access it,also in the box where it should say'target drive is not found' it says instead'SPTI ready'

Unless the device is kaput, it is usually a media problem, better quality media helps, like some name brands..
http://www.computing.net/answers/window ... 40973.html
http://club.cdfreaks.com/f7/problem-ins ... 00a-92834/
post #2..; drive cabling..
You have the new drive jumpered wrong. The NEC usually comes with the jumper in slave position, so you probably have both drives on the cable jumpered as slave instead of master and slave.
Set the NEC as master and the other drive as slave. (assuming they are both on the same cable.)

CS (cable Select) usually works as well, provided the cabling has the devices located at the correct places, master is at the end of the chain (ribbon cable); I usually place the CD on the 2nd ide channel by itself or with the 2nd hard drive

And as for windows, you may need updated firmware for that device, the manufacturers (not windows S fixes..)
http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/367070
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Re: Problems with MY CD/DVD Drive

Postby altair4 on Wed Jul 08, 2009 2:22 pm

It's academic, those links bring you to a site that has a registry hack. Since linux has no registry there's nothing to hack.
I have a problem with my CD drive where it doesn't read disks anymore

It's possible that it just broke especially if you've had it a long time.
Please add a [SOLVED] at the end of your original subject header if your question has been answered and solved.
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Re: Problems with MY CD/DVD Drive

Postby darraghf on Thu Jul 09, 2009 3:10 pm

Well that is the eventual plan but for the present time, I'm stuck with it!
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