vista wants to format any disc

Lg / Gh22ls30(sata) and h50l(i...
April 7, 2009 at 05:52:43
Specs: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64bit, 3 GHz / 4093 MB
i have a strange software bug. i believe that its a vista problem because it can easily be solved after rebooting.

after some time, im unable to read any discs with my LG burner. cd, dvd, it doesnt matter. first it doesnt change the disc title after replacing the disc in driver and after a while it either says "no disc in drive" or "disc isn't formatted - do you want to format?". the second message appears way more often than the first one, even if its not a rewriteable disc.

http://www.computing.net/answers/ha...
this person seems to have the same problem, but unfortunately, its unsolved...

does anyone have a solution to this problem?

P.S. happens both with SATA and IDE drives.


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#1
April 7, 2009 at 06:32:36
Go to the autoplay tab in the properties of the drive & choose select action to be preformed, then scroll down to take no action.

If that doesn't work, there could be an autorun.inf file that needs to be edited or deleted.


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#2
April 7, 2009 at 07:30:15
theres no autoplay tab as the current disc(bonus dvd from the arcade fire miroir noir dvd) cant be read at all. thus no autoplay option! and how come this would make discs readable?!

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#3
April 7, 2009 at 15:40:32
There is still an autoplay tab in the drive properties no matter if the disc can be read or not. Did you go to the drive properties?

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#4
April 7, 2009 at 16:10:05
theres no autoplay anywhere to be found:
http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/79...
(sorry its german)

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#5
April 7, 2009 at 17:03:59
I don't think the autoplay feature has anything to do with the disc not being read.

So what kind of burner is this? IDE? SATA? USB?

Go to Start and type devmgmt.msc and press enter. Click the + sign next to DVD/CD-ROM drives, right click your DVD burner and click Uninstall. Click OK on the confirmation box that appears. Restart your computer. Vista should reinstall the drive on bootup. If that doesn't work, make sure the SATA or IDE cable (whichever it is) is plugged in nice and taut. You may need to unplug it from the motherboard and drive and plug it back in all the way. If that doesn't work, try a different cable.

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#6
April 7, 2009 at 17:26:49
Manufacturer/Model: Lg / Gh22ls30(sata) and h50l(ide)

as for ide, i am forced to reboot until changes take effect(uninstall or disable) while sata(which is plug and play like usb) can be disabled/enabled anytime but still forces to reboot when uninstalling.

also i already tried uninstalling reinstalling, disabling and whatever. no permanent solution. disabling and reenabling the sata drive makes it work again till the problem is back :(


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#7
April 7, 2009 at 19:16:37
Do you by any chance put your computer into Standby or Hibernation modes?

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#8
April 7, 2009 at 19:37:44
long version:
nah, not once. i only press windowskey + l from time to time to go to the logon screen. not to switch the account(only one is there anyway) but to protect my computer from my family. and i wont go into standby mode by leaving it alone as i turned it off.

short:
nope.


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#9
April 7, 2009 at 19:47:36
Ok. Was there a time when your burner worked fine? Did you install any software or make any changes to your system right before this started happening?

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#10
April 7, 2009 at 20:07:13
it just happened after some time... i thought my ide drive was faulty so i got the sata drive which has the same problem. its brand new, so a defective drive is out of question.

it was months ago this happened for the first time... maybe. i cant remember clearly when it happened the first time, nor if i installed something...


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#11
April 7, 2009 at 20:26:38
Do you use burning programs like Nero, or Roxio? Sometimes these can wreak havoc on drives and stuff. I would try uninstalling and reinstalling them. It might be alot of work, but I highly suspect a software problem here.

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#12
April 8, 2009 at 04:34:32
nah im using the open source software InfraReocrder. latest version of course. im going to uninstall and reinstall IR

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#13
April 8, 2009 at 08:52:14
nothing changed.

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#14
April 8, 2009 at 12:18:31
You said this in reply #6:

"disabling and reenabling the sata drive makes it work again till the problem is back"

So you're saying that when you disable and reenable the drive in Device Manager, the drive will work fine for awhile? If so, I would back up any important documents and do a repair install of Vista. It seems like a Windows issue to me.

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#15
April 11, 2009 at 13:05:31
i dont know why, but its happening now right away. old disk eject, new disk insert and the old one still the one in the drive - according to vista.

im unable to reinstall vista because i have around 2TB of data collected over the years from movies, to applications, to music, to games, to pictures, to etc. but i dont have another 2TB available as backup.

so does anyone else have an idea how to fix my messed up vista? somehow?


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