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Old 04-15-2007, 07:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default SONY DVD RW DW-D22A not fully functioning anymore

I'm having troubles getting my SONY DVD RW DW-D22A drive to to stuff that until about 2 weeks ago, it had no problems with: burning and reading CD-RW's and DVD-R's.

The problems began, (I am guessing) when I installed a USB device (Pace Interlok, a copy protection Dongle), then uninstalled it. The DW-D22A then refused to burn or read CD-RW's.

Thing's I've tried:

- System Restore (to before installing the iLok)
- Uninstalling, then reinstalling the driver via the Device Manager
- Resetting my MoBo's BIOS to default settings

One interesting thing to note, is that under the Device Manager the drive shows up under the "Unknown" category, instead of under "DVD/CD-ROM Drives". Weird.

Any help is appreciated.


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Old 04-15-2007, 07:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Are you sure you have the right driver installed? And try going to control panel/Admistrative tools/computer management/ disk management
check that the drive is alright, as in no obvious *bad* or *unhealthy* labels on it. Should just say "no media" if its ok, and you have no media in the drive...

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Old 04-15-2007, 11:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: SONY DVD RW DW-D22A not fully functioning anymore

Uninstall the drive in the device manager, and then reboot.
Once it reboots, it should install the drive again. See if it works then.

If not, try reinstalling the ASPI drivers
you can get them here
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