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DVD drive 'is ont a valid win 32 application' ???!!!

I decided to buy a dual layer DVD drive the other day to back up various parts of my HDD i turned off the comp, took out the old cd-rw drive an pluged in my new
'Philips dvdr1625k/30' dvd writer drive, first problem is i dont seem to be able to use both that and my older dvd drive at the same time so i'v assumed they were in-compatable and pulled out the power lead for the older drive so it effectivley isnt there.

the problem now is that when i put a disc into my new drive, the disc is recognised and the name comes up (DoW or UT2004 ect) and sometimes the program logo appears but if i try to access the disk a message pops up sayin 'D:/ is not a valid win 32 application.'

Thanks ahead Happy

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you have to configure master slave

In reply to: DVD drive 'is ont a valid win 32 application' ???!!!

thats why your drives couldnt work at the same time.

did you install ALL the drivers?
check their website and look for new ones if any.


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yea but....

In reply to: you have to configure master slave

That makes sense, id do it if i knew how Happy i'm sure its simple but windows help almost always makes things worse.

The drive is sposed to be 'plug and play' there was no software with it (other than nero wich i did install as th manual made it sound like the instalation was needed) have updated the firmware from the official site and accordin to windows its usin windows drivers and there are no new ones available.

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alright, whats currently set as your master drive?

In reply to: yea but....

there is a jumper on the back of cd/dvd drives that lets you select master or slave. you might have them both as master.


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me=n00b.. well not quite but..

In reply to: alright, whats currently set as your master drive?

frankly, i dont know.

By 'jumper' i assume you mean the plug on the back of the drive that has the word 'master' and 'slave' above it.

however i have nothing to plud into it :/ all can see is an audio out lead from the motherboard (bit pointless) but no-the-less other than the main, flat data cable and the power there arnt any others.

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i am so smart, i am so smart, s-m-r-t, i mean s-m-A-r-t :)

In reply to: DVD drive 'is ont a valid win 32 application' ???!!!

ahhhh, it not a cable i nedded u just need to pull that plasic bit out and.. ahhhh

works a treat now Grin

thanks for taking ur time to help

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(NT) (NT) no problem, enjoy your new drive :)

In reply to: i am so smart, i am so smart, s-m-r-t, i mean s-m-A-r-t :)

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