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DVD Writer Won't Work

by ricbar / April 25, 2004 6:08 AM PDT

My internal Dual-Format DVD ReWritable Drive recently stopped recognizing disks. Whether I try to read or write. It worked faily well until I installed new firmware. I would like to uninstall the firmware but can't figure out how. I tried System Restore but none of the restore dates would work. The Device Manager says that it is working properly. But whenever I put a disk into it, it prompts me to insert a disk. Any suggestions??

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No "uninstall" for firmware.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 25, 2004 6:59 AM PDT
In reply to: DVD Writer Won't Work

To change firmware, you simply program the unit with the version of firmware you want to go to.

Bob

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Re:No
by ricbar / April 27, 2004 9:25 AM PDT

I tried to get new firmware but couldn't find it for my burner. I'll keep looking.

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What's your Operating System. . .
by Coryphaeus / April 25, 2004 11:04 AM PDT
In reply to: DVD Writer Won't Work

XP has a driver roll back function.

Open Control Panel, System, Hardware tab, Device Manager. Click CD/DVD Drives, highlight the drive in question, right click, click Properties. Click the Driver tab, select Rollback Driver.

Good luck,

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Re:What's your Operating System. . .
by ricbar / May 1, 2004 1:58 AM PDT

My operating system is XP. I tried to roll back but there is nothing to roll back to. Thanks for the advice anyhow.

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