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So, i've searched awhile in this forum lately, im sure i didnt see anything about this. or at least i dont understand or misunderstood. I am apparently a noobie at this, so im going to ask you guys.

 

I've inserted a blank Dvd+r into IMGburn, it shows no writers detected, though its been working for the past few weeks. im not sure what happened, its on write, default settings, burning iso. files. So what do you think the problem is? i've tried different programs but didnt work aswel, so im guessing its my drive's problem?

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Hi and welcome to the forum, LeeWillis! :)

 

Can you see your writer(s) in Windows Device Manager? (The one in the control panel).

 

windows-device-manager.png

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You could try to delete it in that window and then restart the computer and let Windows reinstall it.

 

In the above example - right click on the LITE-ON LTR-483275 and select Uninstall.

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mine is not called LITE-ON LTR-483275

 

Well... the top mine for mine is _NEC DVD+RW ND-2100AD

and the bottom one is ASUS CD-S480/AH

 

and btw, if i uninstall, after restarting, it installs itself right?

 

EDIT: well, both of them have the "!" on them, so does that also mean i have to uninstall both of them aswel, because i might as wel fix dvd and cd at the same time. :S

 

and im pretty sure im working with _NEC DVD+RW ND-2100AD to make imgburn start detecting my dvd correct?

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I just used the LITE-ON as an example.

 

Yes, uninstall both and Windows will install them for you automatically after the restart.

 

The ! sign is clearly a sign that they are not installed right as it is now.

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er... its the same after uninstalling and restarting computer, the 2 still have "!"

 

what do you recommend me to do right now, or how do i install it another way, because when i restarted my comp, it just says _NEC DVD+RW ND-2100AD and ASUS CD-S480/AH have been found

 

EDIT: getting a bit late on this side of the world, im going to go sleep. ill be back tomorrow in the morning checking on posts (: thanks again Cynthia

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If you right click on one of your writers in the Windows Device Manager and select 'Properties' and then you should see an error code and a button - search for solutions.

 

It might be that you need to update the chipset drivers for the mother board.

 

Sleep well! :)

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That or you've got an old version of DAEMON Tools installed and it's locking ATAPI.SYS preventing them from installing properly.

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I would also look at the Filter Driver Load Order (it's in the Tools menu of ImgBurn).

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well, when i did the properties for _NEC DVD+RW ND-2100AD I got the error code of "Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing. (Code 39)"that, im pretty sure its not installed. and for lightning UK! i actually dont know what your talking about, again im a newbie

 

though mmalves, i've checked, but when i clicked on device "cd/dvd-rom device" the version info. says everything in N/A.

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im not sure what my mother board is, but i can tell you these info, im using a compaq computer, 3200+ AMA Athion xp professional, 512 MB PC2700 DDR SDRAM memory. well do you think its daemon tool, i was burning fine 2 weeks ago. I'm not going to do anything until i actually know what to do, since im no computer genius. i dont want to mess up my computer >.<

 

EDIT: LOL dont make fun of my ram, its 4 years old. Umm, i remember seeing my mother board, but i forgot what i type into RUN

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Have you had Daemon Tools installed?

 

You can install this program (free and harmless) to find out what motherboard/chipset drivers you have installed on your computer.

 

http://www.gtopala.com/

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Use the Filter Driver Load Order tool to remove the upper and lower filters.

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@cynthia, i checked my system info.

 

OS Manufacturer: microsoft corporation

System manufacturer: Compaq Presario 061

System model: PC136A-ABA SR1150NX NA430

System Type: X86-based PC

 

@mmalves, so i have lower class filter, but no upper, so i just simply remove them?

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Press the button 'Copy To Clipboard' and then post it in a posting window. Some filters can be good to have.

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===============================================

Filter Driver Load Order - ImgBurn v2.4.2.0

===============================================

 

Upper Device Filter: [None Found]

Upper Class Filter: [None Found]

Device: CD/DVD-ROM Device

Lower Class Filter: Pfc

Lower Class Filter: PxHelp20

Lower Device Filter: [None Found]

 

Filter Name: Pfc

File Name:

File Version:

File Description:

Product Name:

Product Version:

Company Name:

Copyright:

 

Filter Name: PxHelp20

File Name: C:\WINDOWS\System32\Drivers\PxHelp20.sys

File Version: 3.00.56a [3.0.56.0]

File Description: Px Engine Device Driver for Windows 2000/XP

Product Name: PxHelp20

Product Version: [2.0.0.0]

Company Name: Sonic Solutions

Copyright: Copyright

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The pfc entry looks odd. Normally it should look something like this:

 

Driver Name: pfc.sys

File Location: c:\windows\system32\drivers

File Description: Padus® ASPI Shell

File Version: 2, 5, 0, 204 [2.5.0.204]

Product Name: Padus® ASPI Shell

Product Version: 2, 5, 0, 204 [2.5.0.204]

Company Name: Padus, Inc.

So I would remove the pfc entry. The PxHelp20 is normally harmless.

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so what am i suppost to do now... it still cant detect my dvd

 

i wonder why isnt my drive working... its getting a bit annoying since i've been trying to fix it for like a few days

 

what do you recommend me to do. i tried uninstalling, daemon <-- i still dont know how that helps. umm and did that img filter thing.

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Compaq Presario SR1150NX Desktop PC well, i just found my model >.<

 

EDIT: btw, now there is a JARY 78L27W5 SCSI CdRom Device with "!" in the dvd/cd-rom drives section

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Might be something that Daemon Tools installed. Never heard of it before.

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yeah, probably, but its working now Cynthia, THANK YOU SOO MUCH!! I totally forgot about Compaq faq. Well, i hope we can chat some day, so i'll sure to be back some day to ask for help (:<

 

Is there anyway i can give you credit for helping me?

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