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cd/dvd drive stopped working!!

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by alexuslakes, 15 Aug 2006.

  1. alexuslakes

    Gangster

    Joined: 11 Mar 2005

    Posts: 414

    Location: Worcestershire

    hey, i'm furious. The cd/dvdrw drive (TSSTCorp TS-L532U) on my laptop (asus a6k QOO2H) has just stopped working in the last two days. I tried to burn a picture cd for my gf on a standard memorex cdr, the process started and finished as normal. however, when i pressed 'next' after the process had finished, an error message appeared stating that the process could not continue and that the disc writing had failed. very odd.

    Then, when i put another one of these memorex discs into the drive the laptop didnt detect it! I've been using these discs for 7 months with no probs, furious! so i messed about for a while and managed to burn the same project onto a dvd with no problems at all.

    The laptop then stopped detecting one of my games but not others. AND NOW I'M REALLY FURIOUS! This morning my new netgear DG834N wireless router/modem and WN511B pcmcia card arrived. so i put the installation cd in the drive and guess what?? yep it wont detect it.

    The only odd thing is that i've got windows auto update switched on and over the last week i've had maybe 6-7 updates installed. i usually only get one or two every 3 months or so. i cant roll back the driver as its never been updated. The driver of the drive is from microsoft, version 5.1.2535.0 date 01/07/2001

    many thanks folks!!
     
  2. alexuslakes

    Gangster

    Joined: 11 Mar 2005

    Posts: 414

    Location: Worcestershire

    ok then has anyone got or knows where to get the netgear dg834n resource cd files from as i havnt got a clue how to set up my network manually.

    PLEASE I'M DESPERATE!!!!
     
  3. kitten

    Gangster

    Joined: 5 Aug 2006

    Posts: 234

    Location: in a well

    If you still have internet access... I presume so if windoze upbreak sorry update is working.. And u posted here :rolleyes:

    Download the files from Netgear http://kbserver.netgear.com/products/dg834n.asp

    The netgear router has a DHCP server integrated.. basically this will sort out IP addressing for you.

    All u need to know is linked from that above page.

    :)
     
  4. alexuslakes

    Gangster

    Joined: 11 Mar 2005

    Posts: 414

    Location: Worcestershire

    hey thanks, i've already been to that page and dont really know what to download- i've got the manual and reference manual but not sure which files to get. i suppose i'd start with the first firmware version? but i dont know how to go about setting it all up. i guess its because i'm an idiot which i find very annoying!

    I've identified the cd/dvd drive error- my laptop now detects dvd's but not cd's of any kind. any ideas??
     
  5. alexuslakes

    Gangster

    Joined: 11 Mar 2005

    Posts: 414

    Location: Worcestershire

    any ideas on my cd/dvd drive? why would it just stop reading/detecting cds but work fine with dvds??

    ANYONE!!! :confused:
     
  6. Dave M

    Soldato

    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 5,536

    It's probably broken. It could also be your controller and / or memory.

    Setting the drive to PIO mode might help, although it would be much slower.
     
  7. alexuslakes

    Gangster

    Joined: 11 Mar 2005

    Posts: 414

    Location: Worcestershire

    i'll try anything, whats PIO? i'm an idiot remember!!