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Weird thing happened

billyk

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My dvd/cd writer stopped recognising cd's, it wont even see them let alone read or write them, the dvd writer part works perfectly.

Anyway i had a look in the system /hardware manager and noticed the cd writer is now shoing as a SCSI cd rom device, i have no scsi devices installed, never did have.

Has anyone ever come across this before ?

My dvd writer is a sony dvd rw dw-d22a.

the cd is showing as FD62470 EXA693J SCSI CdRom Device.
 

Devilfish

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Go into Device Manager, right click on the drive and select uninstall. Reboot the PC and it will automatically install the drivers again.

Alternatively, try doing a system restore back to a point when you knowit was working normally. :)
 

Devilfish

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Have you recently installed any new burning software? This happened to me with Roxio Easy Media Creator. One day it just didn't recognise the drives. I installed Nero and everything is now ok but I still can't use Roxio.
 

billyk

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HM interesting, ive installed a few different burning and converting programmes over the last few weeks, i'll take a look at those and see if i can figure anything out.

Thanks for that.