my dvd drive reads cds but not dvds

Lite on / Lh20a1p
April 27, 2010 at 19:01:59
Specs: Windows XP, 1 gb ram
I have windows xp professional and Lite-on
LH20A1P DVD Writer. It reads and writes cd-r
and cd-rw discs but no dvds are read and
write.
Even after i reinstall the windows xp, the
problem continues.
Help me.

supergopal@gmail.com


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#1
April 27, 2010 at 19:07:22
There are two parts to a drive like that. I suspect the dvd part has failed.

In rare cases you might get it to work by trying installing new drive firmware. You'd have to see if liteon has a firmware app and firmware.

Playing to the angels
Les Paul (1915-2009)


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#2
April 27, 2010 at 19:11:01
Go to the manufacturers website and see if they have a driver download for your hardware...you also may need to upgrade your firmware.
It could also be that you don't have the proper codecs installed.

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#3
April 28, 2010 at 12:26:34
I guess you could try to boot to a bootable DVD disk from bios. That would tell you if any amount of drivers may help. If it boots to a dvd disk then we can assume it is OK. If you can't get it to boot to a Vista or W7 or linux dvd the thing is shot.

Playing to the angels
Les Paul (1915-2009)


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#4
April 28, 2010 at 17:04:47
i try linux ubuntu bootable dvd to boot, but the drive doesn't
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I try blank dvds, fully loaded and half loaded data dvds, but the
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I try some original movies in dvd. it have loaded and continues
to reading discs more than 5 min.
These are all done after clean the lens using lens cleaner(cd
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Pls help me.


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