Laptops forum

Resolved Question

Matshita dvd-ram uj870bj ATA device

by kgb907 / February 3, 2013 11:14 PM PST

I 've upraded Windows Vista to Windows 7 Utimate in my Vaio VGN-fw250J. My Matshita dvd does not read nor burn dvd's. I've upgraded drives, but it did not help. Then I have been told that the problem could be in the regestry.
Please help!!!!!

kgb907 has chosen the best answer to their question. View answer
Answer This Ask For Clarification
Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Matshita dvd-ram uj870bj ATA device
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Matshita dvd-ram uj870bj ATA device
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.

All Answers

Best Answer chosen by kgb907

Collapse -
Tell more.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 3, 2013 11:16 PM PST

We know the native Windows recording is limited. Try CDBURNERXP next.

A clean install would not have a registry problem unless you corrupted the OS with a cleaner.

Collapse -
Re: clean install
by Kees_B Forum moderator / February 3, 2013 11:27 PM PST
In reply to: Tell more.

He writes"upgraded", so maybe he meant "upgraded. But maybe he meant "did a clean install". Not clear indeed.


Collapse -
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 3, 2013 11:31 PM PST
In reply to: Re: clean install

But the age is working against us here. I've lost count of drives that work for a read but can't write in any OS.

Collapse -
by Kees_B Forum moderator / February 3, 2013 11:24 PM PST

- What do you mean with "updated drives"? Drive or driver? If drive, what did you replace it with? If driver, what driver exactly (download link please)?
- Did it work in Vista before you did this upgrade? And has it worked (if even one minute) in Windows 7?
- Anything strange in Device Manager for this drive? In that case (and it won't harm in others): boot in Safe Mode, delete the drive, and reboot in normal mode to let Windows rediscover it.
- Does it read and burn CD's?
- Now a small test: find a bootable CD and boot from it. Success?
- Another small test: find a bootable DVD (for example: the Windows 7 install DVD) and boot from it. Success?
- If it does: an bigger test: on another PC, download and burn an Ubuntu disk and boot from that. Does it see disks in the drive?


Popular Forums
Computer Help 49,613 discussions
Computer Newbies 10,349 discussions
Laptops 19,436 discussions
Security 30,426 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 20,308 discussions
Windows 10 360 discussions
Phones 15,802 discussions
Windows 7 7,351 discussions
Networking & Wireless 14,641 discussions

CNET Holiday Gift Guide

Looking for great gifts under $100?

Trendy tech gifts don't require a hefty price tag. Choose from these CNET-recommended useful and high-quality gadgets.