It’s certainly not my computer, or I would definitely do just what you said. It’s worth a thousand words. This will try to look for the drivers again.. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. The site is doing a great job by helping a few confused techies like me keep up the good work guys. When you put in a CD, it tries to read it for a while and then fails. No firmware updates to be found on internet since ?

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Please log in to reply. The event viewer indicates an event 7, which is described as “device has a bad block” “data missing or corrupted”.

Posted 21 August – I am by no means used to messing around with hardware. It thinks the device is working properly never was an exclamation point there to indicate a problem.

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Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer. Firmware updates, like the one I found and I think it is the correct one generally shouldn’t be xvd to fix problems with drive reading and recognition, unless they are specifically meant for that.

Select Sst and then on the right side select device manager. Please enter a valid email address. Thanks, Hotshot HI there, I’ve had the same problem with my combo drive.

It does not work anymore, it only reads a cd format but not dvd. Sexually explicit or offensive language Spam: That’s all I was suggesting there. I hope you get to see this reply and help me out. This one tip will help you sleep better tonight A few seconds are all you need h, get a better night’s rest.


When the only tool you own is a hammer, every problem begins to resemble a nail. Tell us some more! I downloaded the rq update from the driverguide website you need to register; send me email to get it directly; file size I probably will end up replacing the drive. So perhaps it wasn’t. It’s certainly not my computer, or I would definitely do just what you said. When you put in a CD, it tries to read it for a while and then fails. What can I do?

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CNET’s Forum on storage is the best source for finding help, troubleshooting, and getting buying advice from a community of experts. Would really appreciate your kind gesture. This is a acer comp.

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