DVD Drive Problem

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  1. dcommand3r

    dcommand3r New Member

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    Current Beta: x64 Build 7000
    Hardware: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-T50N

    Laptop Model: Asus F8VA-B1

    Symptoms:
    -Some CD/DVDs will lock up the drive and keep spinning (eject will not work)
    -Whatever action i was doing from that CD/DVD (installing, copying, etc) will be seen as "not responding" but i can't use task manager to shut down the process
    -Sometimes it will stop the process (after a long time waiting), but my Drive disappears from Device Manager + My Computer
    -This occurs in both of the most recent builds for x64 and x86
    -This drive worked PERFECTLY in Windows Vista and Windows XP

    Examples:
    -I install Warcraft 3 Reign of Chaos perfectly. Eject disc and put in Frozen Throne. Click Install...install window pops up and just hangs there while the disc spins loudly....can't eject and can't end process
    -Installed Microsoft Office 2007 perfectly, but left it in the drive to play Wii...came back and it was spinning loudly and was not able to be ejected.
    -Tried to copy files from disc to hard drive and files did not transfer.


    Has anybody experienced this? and if so, how'd you find a workaround. As of now, i'm thinking about downloading the older x64 bit copy and trying that. I'm hoping it's some new software instead of a hardware problem so i can fix this. I really like W7, but i use my drive on a regular basis x.x.
     

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