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Post by Mera on Mon 29 Oct 2012, 09:05

Hello,
Not sure if this is a software issue or hardware issue but anyway, I've had this issue for months but now it's time to do something about it.
I've got two disc drivers. One is CD-ROM & it's working fine. The other one is a DVD/CD rom & it's not reading all kinds of DVDs. For example, it can read 1 out of 5 DVDs. I'm trying to install Windows 8 but it doesn't read its DVD. It reads it as a CD.
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Drive : PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-116
Type : DVD-RAM Recorder
Firmware Version : 1.04
Buffer Size : 2000 KB
Date : 08-06-02
Serial Number : HFDP008157WL
Drive Letter : G:\
Location : 0:0
Mechanism : Tray
Read Speed : 40 X
Write Speed : 40, 32 X

Read CD Text : Yes
Return C2 Pointers : Yes
Read CD-R : Yes
Read CD-RW : Yes
Read DVD-ROM : Yes
Read DVD-RAM : Yes
Read DVD-R : Yes
Read DVD-RW : Yes
Read DVD+R : Yes
Read DVD+RW : Yes
Read Digital Audio : Yes
Read CD+G : No
Read VideoCD : Yes

Write CD-R : Yes
Write CD-RW : Yes
Write DVD-R : Yes
Write DVD-RW : Yes
Write DVD+R : Yes
Write DVD+RW : Yes
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Re: DVD Driver recognizes DVDs as CDs.

Post by Mera on Mon 29 Oct 2012, 17:39

Hello,
Thanks for the link. I downloaded it but when I'm trying to update it gives me an error: Available Target not Found.
Ah these errors... Sad
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Re: DVD Driver recognizes DVDs as CDs.

Post by Adwomin on Mon 29 Oct 2012, 18:46

Hello,

What is the problem if it recognizes the disc as a CD?

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Re: DVD Driver recognizes DVDs as CDs.

Post by Mera on Mon 29 Oct 2012, 19:54

Admin wrote:Hello,

What is the problem if it recognizes the disc as a CD?
Sorry for not being clear enough. I forgot to mention that it recognizes DVDs as CDs & when I want to open its folders it ejects the disk & tells me to insert a disk.
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Re: DVD Driver recognizes DVDs as CDs.

Post by t2sink on Tue 30 Oct 2012, 06:58

Googling DVD drive not reading DVDs. https://www.google.com/search?q=dvd+drive+not+reading+dvd's


It could be several things, first things first.

Have you ever been able to use it and it read all them all the time?

Once you answer that, we can narrow down the results/problems, I'll list the problems I briefly read about, so I have them somewhere other then my head.
Under-powered PSU, someone installed a fan, and it made their DVD drive whack out.
Worn out DVD reader head.
Lacking Decoders for the DVD's.
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Re: DVD Driver recognizes DVDs as CDs.

Post by Mera on Tue 30 Oct 2012, 07:14

t2sink wrote:Googling DVD drive not reading DVDs. https://www.google.com/search?q=dvd+drive+not+reading+dvd's


It could be several things, first things first.

Have you ever been able to use it and it read all them all the time?

Once you answer that, we can narrow down the results/problems, I'll list the problems I briefly read about, so I have them somewhere other then my head.
Under-powered PSU, someone installed a fan, and it made their DVD drive whack out.
Worn out DVD reader head.
Lacking Decoders for the DVD's.
It can read some types of DVDs not all of them. For example it can read 1 out 5 DVDs I put there. It used to read them all but it' been several months since it has stopped reading all of them.
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Re: DVD Driver recognizes DVDs as CDs.

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Tue 30 Oct 2012, 07:41

Hello,

That sounds like my DVD drive Sad
Have you noticed that it will read particular DVD's? Mine will not read any DVD's that were burned, but it will read "official" DVD's with games and movies.
Mine just needs to be replaced, could that be it?

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Re: DVD Driver recognizes DVDs as CDs.

Post by t2sink on Tue 30 Oct 2012, 07:50

Okay, Thanks for the answer.

But that narrows my results down to Under-powered PSU, such as you maybe installing something recently and giving issues to that, or your DVD Reader head is getting worn out.

But I don't have a lot of hardware experience, so I say wait for Admin or someone else to chime in if they have some other ideas on what the problem maybe is.

Yeah what Lady ElDi says replacement of the DVD Drive, would is a easy fix since DVD Drives are now fairly cheap.
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Re: DVD Driver recognizes DVDs as CDs.

Post by Mera on Tue 30 Oct 2012, 08:06

Thanks for the help but I'm gonna tell you this: It's cheap in YOUR country dude! Smile If you just take a look at dollar's price in tomans in Iran you'll get an idea of how are we doing here with prices. Sad I can't even afford to buy a new PC & I'm stuck in my current PC which has not got enough requirements for TS3 & its EPs. God I wanna kill that ****** AN. You know who i'm talkin' about right? Evil or Very Mad

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Lady ElDi wrote:Hello,

That sounds like my DVD drive Sad
Have
you noticed that it will read particular DVD's? Mine will not read any
DVD's that were burned, but it will read "official" DVD's with games and
movies.
Mine just needs to be replaced, could that be it?
Yep, mine is like yours too. And yes, the only way I see around now is to replace it with a new one. Sad
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Re: DVD Driver recognizes DVDs as CDs.

Post by Adwomin on Tue 30 Oct 2012, 18:22

Hello,

You can also try connecting it to a different SATA port.
Or does your PC still work with master and slave cables?

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Re: DVD Driver recognizes DVDs as CDs.

Post by Mera on Tue 30 Oct 2012, 19:34

Admin wrote:Hello,

You can also try connecting it to a different SATA port.
Or does your PC still work with master and slave cables?
What? What are those? Very Happy Sorry i'm an amateur. Wat.
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Re: DVD Driver recognizes DVDs as CDs.

Post by Adwomin on Tue 30 Oct 2012, 21:32

Hello,

The internal connection of the DVD drive.
If you don't know, ask someone in your family; I'm quite sure someone knows.

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Re: DVD Driver recognizes DVDs as CDs.

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Thu 01 Nov 2012, 10:39

Mera wrote:
Admin wrote:Hello,

You can also try connecting it to a different SATA port.
Or does your PC still work with master and slave cables?
What? What are those? Very Happy Sorry i'm an amateur. Wat.

I know mine does lol!
@Mera what are your system specs? I can hardly believe your pc would be so bad that you couldn't run all ep/sp's. I was able to before Showtime and I certainly can't install Win 7 OS on my pc.

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Re: DVD Driver recognizes DVDs as CDs.

Post by Mera on Thu 01 Nov 2012, 16:31

Lady ElDi wrote:
Mera wrote:
Admin wrote:Hello,

You can also try connecting it to a different SATA port.
Or does your PC still work with master and slave cables?
What? What are those? Very Happy Sorry i'm an amateur. Wat.

I know mine does lol!
@Mera what are your system specs? I can hardly believe your pc would be so bad that you couldn't run all ep/sp's. I was able to before Showtime and I certainly can't install Win 7 OS on my pc.
System Information
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Time of this report: 10/22/2012, 19:54:22
Machine name: HD1090VILLA7-PC
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_rtm.090713-1255)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: System manufacturer
System Model: System Product Name
BIOS: BIOS Date: 05/28/08 16:28:41 Ver: 08.00.12
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU E2200 @ 2.20GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.2GHz
Memory: 2048MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 2048MB RAM
Page File: 2248MB used, 1846MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7600.16385 32bit Unicode


Display Devices
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Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 9400 GT
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce 9400 GT
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0641&SUBSYS_00000000&REV_A1
Display Memory: 1777 MB
Dedicated Memory: 1009 MB
Shared Memory: 767 MB
Current Mode: 1600 x 1200 (32 bit) (65Hz)
Monitor Name: Generic PnP Monitor
Monitor Model: T710PU
Monitor Id: GSM437A
Native Mode: 1280 x 1024(p) (75.047Hz)
Output Type: HD15
Driver Name: nvd3dum.dll,nvwgf2um.dll,nvwgf2um.dll
Driver File Version: 8.17.0012.9610 (English)
Driver Version: 8.17.12.9610
DDI Version: 10
Driver Model: WDDM 1.1
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 3/1/2012 03:29:00, 15009600 bytes


Sound Devices
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Description: Speakers (High Definition Audio Device)
Default Sound Playback: Yes
Default Voice Playback: Yes
Hardware ID: HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_1106&DEV_E721&SUBSYS_10438345&REV_1001
Manufacturer ID: 1
Product ID: 65535
Type: WDM
Driver Name: HdAudio.sys
Driver Version: 6.01.7600.16385 (English)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
WHQL Logo'd: Yes
Date and Size: 7/14/2009 03:21:47, 304128 bytes


Disk & DVD/CD-ROM Drives
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Drive: C:
Free Space: 1.4 GB
Total Space: 50.0 GB
File System: NTFS
Model: ST3200820AS ATA Device



Disk & DVD/CD-ROM Drives
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Drive: C:
Free Space: 1.4 GB
Total Space: 50.0 GB
File System: NTFS
Model: ST3200820AS ATA Device

Drive: D:
Free Space: 6.7 GB
Total Space: 50.0 GB
File System: NTFS
Model: ST3200820AS ATA Device

Drive: E:
Free Space: 7.4 GB
Total Space: 50.0 GB
File System: NTFS
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Re: DVD Driver recognizes DVDs as CDs.

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Fri 02 Nov 2012, 10:49

Hi Mera,

How can you be unable to play TS3 with at least most of the ep/sp's? You may not be able to use the fancy graphics settings and you may benefit from keeping packages to a minimum, or even an fps limiter. But I think you should be able to at least use all the expansions.
Listen, I have a (single core) AMD Sempron 3400+, 1 GB RAM, Nvidia Geforce 7600GS 512 MB. Currently I have Ambitions, Generations, World Adventures, Supernatural and Fast Lane stuff (because that's my registered game) and I'm pretty confident I should be able to run Seasons on top of this. I chose to uninstall the other sp's and ep's that I don't have to make sure I can run Seasons, and keep my mods. I use an fps limiter (which helps performance, but doesn't make a visual difference) and have the graphics settings on medium. I also have mirror reflections and advanced rendering on. I'm using a couple of mods, Twallan's Story Progression (with 2 extra modules), Master Controller (with 2 extra modules), traveler, errortrap, overwatch and porter. And "housecleaning for everyone", a package of medieval stuff, and all of the store updates. I have to make choices. I play a smallish world, no high rise buildings. I turn memory creation off as not to bloat my save games. I use gamebooster. I would be confident that I could easily run at least all of the ep's and most of the sp's on your system, if it has OS Windows XP.

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Re: DVD Driver recognizes DVDs as CDs.

Post by Mera on Fri 02 Nov 2012, 11:06

Lady ElDi wrote:Hi Mera,

How can you be unable to play TS3 with at least most of the ep/sp's? You may not be able to use the fancy graphics settings and you may benefit from keeping packages to a minimum, or even an fps limiter. But I think you should be able to at least use all the expansions.
Listen, I have a (single core) AMD Sempron 3400+, 1 GB RAM, Nvidia Geforce 7600GS 512 MB. Currently I have Ambitions, Generations, World Adventures, Supernatural and Fast Lane stuff (because that's my registered game) and I'm pretty confident I should be able to run Seasons on top of this. I chose to uninstall the other sp's and ep's that I don't have to make sure I can run Seasons, and keep my mods. I use an fps limiter (which helps performance, but doesn't make a visual difference) and have the graphics settings on medium. I also have mirror reflections and advanced rendering on. I'm using a couple of mods, Twallan's Story Progression (with 2 extra modules), Master Controller (with 2 extra modules), traveler, errortrap, overwatch and porter. And "housecleaning for everyone", a package of medieval stuff, and all of the store updates. I have to make choices. I play a smallish world, no high rise buildings. I turn memory creation off as not to bloat my save games. I use gamebooster. I would be confident that I could easily run at least all of the ep's and most of the sp's on your system, if it has OS Windows XP.
Hello,

I have all EPs & SPs except High End. I have my settings on medium as well as yours. I've got over 201 package files in mods folder which 6 of them are combined. And it's not that I can't play the game. My PC can run it, but with lots of lags & crashes (with using gamebooster). And I don't use that FPS limiter could you give me that so I could give it a try?
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