Trouble w/ DVD & CD drives

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    Ever since I installed Vista I've had CD problems. I have reinstalled a couple of times with the same problem.I have a Sony DVD-RW & a Sony CD-RW.The Cd is a slave to the DVD. The Cd has become worthless, it won't read or write.It is recognized but it can't recognize a disk.I've tried swapping different burners and Cd-Roms and it stays the same. I've un-installed the drivers and rebooted to reinstall-no joy.The DVD-RW works to a degree. It will read & write DVD's but gets problematic with data disks. (I have a lot of zip files on cd) It will start to read and copy to HDD but will quickly degrade in copy speed to a point that it no longer reads the disk.
    Any ideas?
     
    PorPorMe, Apr 12, 2008
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    this is just a guess, I am starting to believe that the problem with the
    cd/dvd drives is
    being caused by the chipset drivers for the board, like I said just a guess.
    I am running
    two computers with gigabyte boards with Intel 945 chipsets. I noticed when
    setting up
    vista that these boards have specific chipset drivers for vista. Since
    installing the drivers
    I have not had a single problem with my dvd drives. It could be just a
    coincidence.
     
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    Thought of that one after I posted and installed newest drivers for my Via chipset.Was realy hopfull about that but no joy. I can't think of any more drivers i need. I'll keep pokeing around-I'll get it sometime!!!:D
     
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    For those interested, after a clean install of Vista Ultimate-no change. Installed Xp-Both drives are working just fine. Riddle me this one Vista freaks!:w00t:
     
    PorPorMe, Apr 15, 2008
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    Same thing happened with me on ACER tarvelmate notebook with Phillips 8821
    DVD RW. Finally found out that the drive itself required firmware update to
    be compatible. ( funnily enough not listed on their support page) but the
    update was included in vista upgade kit

    Anil
     
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