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Old 07-28-2004, 01:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello. I'm having problems with my DVD player. When I had Windows ME, the player was working fine, but now that I've upgraded to XP, it does not read DVDs. CDs work fine on it, however. DVDs don't show up at all, though. Does anyone know what the problem is? If it is driver related, where can I find a new driver? I have looked in a number of places, but I can't seem to find a valid driver. Please help. Thanks.
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Old 08-02-2004, 08:59 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Have you tried Samsung's website? The manufacturer's website usually has updated driver's. Or you could try Compaq's website.
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I've tried both the Samsung and Compaq website, but neither has any support for this particular dvd-rom drive.
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Is the DVD player on the hardware compatibility list for Windows XP? Post the info on the DVD and I will try to find something for you.
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Is the DVD player on the hardware compatibility list for Windows XP? Post the info on the DVD and I will try to find something for you.
Hey cajun,

This is what is stated in the driver properties for the COMPAQ DVD-ROM SD-612B:

Driver Provider: Microsoft
Driver Date: 7/1/2001
Driver Version: 5.1.2535.0
Digital Signer: Microsoft Windows Publisher

(These are the same properties that appear for my separate CD-RW Drive, so I believe these were the default drivers installed by XP when the new OS was installed.)

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Old 08-05-2004, 04:22 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I got this link off of another forum, unfortunately this seems to be a common problem with your DVD-ROM, try new drivers from this site: http://www.cdrom-drivers.com/drivers/83/83781.htm
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Old 08-05-2004, 04:33 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Flash your DVD-ROM with the latest firmware... Problem Solved!
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I got this link off of another forum, unfortunately this seems to be a common problem with your DVD-ROM, try new drivers from this site: http://www.cdrom-drivers.com/drivers/83/83781.htm
Hi Cajun,

I have already tried that driver before. When I download it, it is unknown exactly how to open the file. There are no instructions as to what to do with it after it is downloaded. Could you tell me what to do with it after I have downloaded it?
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Old 08-10-2004, 11:03 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Start|Control Panel|System|Device Manager - Right click on device, select properties, Drivers, update driver.
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Start|Control Panel|System|Device Manager - Right click on device, select properties, Drivers, update driver.
Yes, I understand that, but that only allows me to load .ins files. The file you previously referred me to was cdrom.sys. It will not allow me to load that driver. I believe this file is PART of the driver for the drive, as most of the cd-drives have this file in their list of drivers, but without the .ins driver file, I don't know how to load this file. Please help. Thanks.
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