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Old 06-09-2007, 07:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello I recently tried to "clean" my dvd burner with a dvd cleaner disk, but now it won't recognize any media, dvd, cdr, nothing. The drive still shows up, the light flashes briefly when I put in a disk, then nothing happens.

Here's the rundown of my system.

Operating System System Model
Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (build 2600) No details available
Processor a Main Circuit Board b
2.80 gigahertz Intel Celeron
8 kilobyte primary memory cache
128 kilobyte secondary memory cache Board: ASUSTeK Computer INC. P4S8X-X REV 1.xx
Bus Clock: 100 megahertz
BIOS: Award Software, Inc. ASUS P4S8X-X ACPI BIOS Revision 1005 Beta 001 10/31/2003
Drives Memory Modules c,d
522.04 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
24.74 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

DVDRW IDE 16X [CD-ROM drive]
3.5" format removeable media [Floppy drive]

Maxtor 6Y080L0 [Hard drive] (81.96 GB) -- drive 1
WDC WD1200JB-00GVC0 [Hard drive] (120.03 GB) -- drive 0
WDC WD32 00JB-00KFA0 USB Device [Hard drive] (320.07 GB) -- drive 2 1024 Megabytes Installed Memory

Slot 'DIMM 1' has 512 MB
Slot 'DIMM 2' has 512 MB
Slot 'DIMM 3' is Empty
Local Drive Volumes

c: (NTFS on drive 0) 120.02 GB 13.97 GB free
d: (NTFS on drive 1) 81.95 GB 343 MB free
j: (NTFS on drive 2) 320.07 GB 10.43 GB free
Network Drives
None detected
Users (mouse over user name for details) Printers
local user accounts last logon
Customer 5/22/2007 5:49:34 PM (admin)
local system accounts
Administrator never (admin)
ASPNET never
Guest never
HelpAssistant never
SUPPORT_388945a0 never

DISABLED Marks a disabled account; LOCKED OUT Marks a locked account

Microsoft Office Document Image Writer Driver on Microsoft Document Imaging Writer Port:
Controllers Display
Standard floppy disk controller
Primary IDE Channel [Controller]
Secondary IDE Channel [Controller]
SiS PCI IDE UDMA Controller NVIDIA GeForce FX 5600 [Display adapter]
Princeton VF723 [Monitor] (15.7"vis, s/n JCAD1301036, March 2003)
Bus Adapters Multimedia
SCSI/RAID Host Controller (2x)
SiS 7001 PCI to USB Open Host Controller (2x)
SiS PCI to USB Enhanced Host Controller SoundMAX Integrated Digital Audio
Standard Game Port
Communications Other Devices

Linksys Wireless-B USB Network Adapter v4.0 #2
primary Auto IP Address: / 24
Dhcp Server:
Physical Address: 00:12:17:A4:C7:AD
SiS 900-Based PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter
Dhcp Server:
Physical Address: 00:0E:A6:3E:C7:8B

Networking Dns Server:
USB Human Interface Device
Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
HID-compliant mouse
USB Mass Storage Device
USB Root Hub (3x)
Virus Protection [Back to Top]
Trend Micro PC-cillin Internet Security 2007 Version 15.00.1433
Realtime File Scanning On

Missing Microsoft Security Hotfixes [Back to Top]

All required security hotfixes (using the 05/08/2007 Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary) have been installed.

I would appreciate any help you can give me.

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Old 06-09-2007, 09:59 AM   #2 (permalink)
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It work perfectly before until you clean the len? You can try changing the IDE data cable but I would assume the laser len could be destroyed.

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