DVD-ROM drive: Detects CD media only


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Raqueeb Hassan

Hello world,

OS: Windows 2000

After buying the HP rm435i DVD-ROM drive, it only detects the CD media
only. When DVD media is inserted, it tries to detect the media but
ultimately fails at the end. I'm using a USB to IDE connector to
connect this new drive. The PC has a CD-ROM drive too. When looking up
for the device manager, it detects the drive as HP rm435i DVD-ROM
right, but it only uses 3 driver files; namely cdrom.sys, redbook.sys
and storprop.dll. It detects the drive as standard DVD/CD-ROM drive
and reports it to "work properly".

What am I missing here? Should it not use more driver files for DVD-
ROM drive or just these files only? To my understanding the IDE
interface should be able to handle that. Am I being forced to upgrade
to XP? The USB to IDE connector works with other CD-ROM dive too.


TIA
 
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Guest

Hmmm,i thought this was an XP newsgroup......Either way,usb to IDE,a
convertor
of some sort ??IDE runs on IDE controllers on the MB,they dont run on
usb...Maybe
it works on the cdrom only drive,but its also not a dvd reader....Also,if
the cdrom/
dvd reader came from the mfg as you wrote,fine,also hp has always put thier
brand name on the hardware but read the stickers on the drive,hp uses litonit
drives.Liteonit always have firmware updates for all the drives,get the
model #,
go to liteonit.com Get youre update....
 
S

smlunatick

Hmmm,i thought this was an XP newsgroup......Either way,usb to IDE,a
convertor
of some sort ??IDE runs on IDE controllers on the MB,they dont run on
usb...Maybe
it works on the cdrom only drive,but its also not a dvd reader....Also,if
the cdrom/
dvd reader came from the mfg as you wrote,fine,also hp has always put thier
brand name on the hardware but read the stickers on the drive,hp uses litonit
drives.Liteonit always have firmware updates for all the drives,get the
model #,
go to liteonit.com Get youre update....








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First, not every USB to IDE connector will work. Some will work
better than others.

As you say thant the drive can only read CDs, then the drive might be
defective. DVD drives require 2 lasers for reading disks. One laser
is used for reading CDs and the other is used for DVD. Yours might
have a defective DVD laser.
 
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R

Raqueeb Hassan

First, not every USB to IDE connector will work. Some will work
better than others.

As you say thant the drive can only read CDs, then the drive might be
defective. DVD drives require 2 lasers for reading disks. One laser
is used for reading CDs and the other is used for DVD. Yours might
have a defective DVD laser.
Thanks for the response. Well, I posted this one to xp newsgroup too,
cause xp might have a patch for that .... like xp uses pxhelp.sys and
imapi.sys in addition to those 3 files when I connect this drive to my
other xp machine at office. I found out that it somehow works under
xp. Someone in some BBS suggested to copy these files to win2000, it
might work. But how do I register those two files in win2000? Win2000
needs to know about these files. What do you suggest? I know it
doesn't sound ethical copying files from XP, what are the other
alternatives?

TIA
 
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