PC won't recognize Vista DVD. Both drive and disc are fine?!

Posted: 01-01-2009, 06:56 AM

Alright I have been fooling with this all day and I am getting nowhere.
Basically, I have a rig I built a while ago. The motherboard is an Asus
A8N-SLI Premium with BIOS revision 1303. The DVD/CD rom is a NEC
ND-3540A. I had it set up to dual boot between vista 64 and XP 32 and
this worked fine for quite a while. The only reason I kept XP alive was
because some drivers for a guitar accessory of mine were only available
for 32 bit OS's. Both of the OS's are also system builder OEM's. I also
have a disc with OEM XP 64.
After drivers finally came out for my guitar accessory, I decided to do
away with XP entirely and I backed all my files up so I can delete the
seperate partitions and start fresh. I did all that and I popped my
Vista DVD in and rebooted the PC but the computer wouldn't recognize it.
The drive light did come on but it didn't spin up to speed. It did this
for a a little while.. perhaps 20-30 seconds. After that, it would give
up and load from the hard drive. Also, the BIOS revision I had then was
1009. This version was, and still is, the latest non beta version
available. Naturally I tried the usual suspects. Is the dvd dirty? nope.
Air duster the drive? yup. Make sure the boot order is correct? check.
Does the drive read other media, both CD and DVD? sure does... Also,
Vista would not recognize the DVD if I tried to pop it in while Vista
was loaded. I also flashed my BIOS to the latest beta which went
flawlessly but still didn't help.
At this point, the only thing I could think of is that my DVD somehow
became defective. So my next move was to call MS and buy a replacement
disc without a key. About a month later, it finally showed up. So
basically at this point I try the same thing again and the results are
exactly the same. My computer treats this newer disc just like my
original.
So I decided to try it on another computer to see if it would work, and
sure enough, both of these install discs work fine. I can navigate to
them and the contents all appear to be intact. This made me wonder if it
was because I already have Vista installed on my PC and that was having
some affect. I seriously doubted it but I was out of options. So I took
the XP installation disc and booted off of that. I deleted the
partitions and started fresh and XP installed fine. With just XP
installed, I tried to boot off of the Vista disc (or even access it
while XP was loaded) and it wouldn't work. I tried this with both XP 32
and 64 even though I knew the outcome would be the same. (I'm
desperate!). So finally, I booted up off XP again and deleted the
partitions and then abandoned the XP installation. So now I just have
empty hard drives. And guess what? Yeah, it still wouldn't work. All I
get now is: "DISC BOOT FAILURE. INSERT SYSTEM DISC AND PRESS ENTER."
That message pops up after the initial 20-30 seconds of the DVD light
being on but not spinning. Subsequent enters cause the message to pop
back up after a few seconds.
This completely boggles my mind because the DVD drive is the exact same
one I used when I first installed the OS. Also, in case I wasn't clear
about the BIOS, it didn't work with release 1009 OR beta 1303.
I do have another DVD burner that I scrapped from an old computer that
my grandpa gave me but I have no idea if it works. If not, I can always
call my friend up and be like "Hey, I need you to open your computer up
and let me borrow your DVD drive" lol.
As for me, I've built a couple PC's, replaced countless parts in
others, I'm the ONE person that everyone in my humungous family calls
for computer trouble, I've been a software dev for several years, etc.
So basically, you can skip asking me if the DVD is in the drive right
side up lol. (Hence the extremely long post).
Anyway, I hope someone on here can help me because the only other thing
I can try is a new DVD drive. And seeing how my current DVD burner can
still burn CDs and DVDs flawlessly, as well as read them too, I am
skeptical.


--
tinytimirl

PC won't recognize Vista DVD. Both drive and disc are fine?!


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tinytimirl
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PC won't recognize Vista DVD. Both drive and disc are fine?!
Posted: 01-01-2009, 06:56 AM

Alright I have been fooling with this all day and I am getting nowhere.
Basically, I have a rig I built a while ago. The motherboard is an Asus
A8N-SLI Premium with BIOS revision 1303. The DVD/CD rom is a NEC
ND-3540A. I had it set up to dual boot between vista 64 and XP 32 and
this worked fine for quite a while. The only reason I kept XP alive was
because some drivers for a guitar accessory of mine were only available
for 32 bit OS's. Both of the OS's are also system builder OEM's. I also
have a disc with OEM XP 64.
After drivers finally came out for my guitar accessory, I decided to do
away with XP entirely and I backed all my files up so I can delete the
seperate partitions and start fresh. I did all that and I popped my
Vista DVD in and rebooted the PC but the computer wouldn't recognize it.
The drive light did come on but it didn't spin up to speed. It did this
for a a little while.. perhaps 20-30 seconds. After that, it would give
up and load from the hard drive. Also, the BIOS revision I had then was
1009. This version was, and still is, the latest non beta version
available. Naturally I tried the usual suspects. Is the dvd dirty? nope.
Air duster the drive? yup. Make sure the boot order is correct? check.
Does the drive read other media, both CD and DVD? sure does... Also,
Vista would not recognize the DVD if I tried to pop it in while Vista
was loaded. I also flashed my BIOS to the latest beta which went
flawlessly but still didn't help.
At this point, the only thing I could think of is that my DVD somehow
became defective. So my next move was to call MS and buy a replacement
disc without a key. About a month later, it finally showed up. So
basically at this point I try the same thing again and the results are
exactly the same. My computer treats this newer disc just like my
original.
So I decided to try it on another computer to see if it would work, and
sure enough, both of these install discs work fine. I can navigate to
them and the contents all appear to be intact. This made me wonder if it
was because I already have Vista installed on my PC and that was having
some affect. I seriously doubted it but I was out of options. So I took
the XP installation disc and booted off of that. I deleted the
partitions and started fresh and XP installed fine. With just XP
installed, I tried to boot off of the Vista disc (or even access it
while XP was loaded) and it wouldn't work. I tried this with both XP 32
and 64 even though I knew the outcome would be the same. (I'm
desperate!). So finally, I booted up off XP again and deleted the
partitions and then abandoned the XP installation. So now I just have
empty hard drives. And guess what? Yeah, it still wouldn't work. All I
get now is: "DISC BOOT FAILURE. INSERT SYSTEM DISC AND PRESS ENTER."
That message pops up after the initial 20-30 seconds of the DVD light
being on but not spinning. Subsequent enters cause the message to pop
back up after a few seconds.
This completely boggles my mind because the DVD drive is the exact same
one I used when I first installed the OS. Also, in case I wasn't clear
about the BIOS, it didn't work with release 1009 OR beta 1303.
I do have another DVD burner that I scrapped from an old computer that
my grandpa gave me but I have no idea if it works. If not, I can always
call my friend up and be like "Hey, I need you to open your computer up
and let me borrow your DVD drive" lol.
As for me, I've built a couple PC's, replaced countless parts in
others, I'm the ONE person that everyone in my humungous family calls
for computer trouble, I've been a software dev for several years, etc.
So basically, you can skip asking me if the DVD is in the drive right
side up lol. (Hence the extremely long post).
Anyway, I hope someone on here can help me because the only other thing
I can try is a new DVD drive. And seeing how my current DVD burner can
still burn CDs and DVDs flawlessly, as well as read them too, I am
skeptical.


--
tinytimirl
Richard Urban
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Re: PC won't recognize Vista DVD. Both drive and disc are fine?!
Posted: 01-01-2009, 07:52 AM
I am sure you realize that a DVD\CD combo drive has a read write head for CD
and another read write head for the DVD function. It sound like your DVD
portion of the drive has failed. I have seen this a few time and it is
always the DVD that gives out first.

--

Richard Urban
Microsoft MVP
Windows Desktop Experience


"tinytimirl" <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote in message
news:3ea9b10da2fdb14305384f818874bfd6@nntp-gateway.com...
>
> Alright I have been fooling with this all day and I am getting nowhere.
> Basically, I have a rig I built a while ago. The motherboard is an Asus
> A8N-SLI Premium with BIOS revision 1303. The DVD/CD rom is a NEC
> ND-3540A. I had it set up to dual boot between vista 64 and XP 32 and
> this worked fine for quite a while. The only reason I kept XP alive was
> because some drivers for a guitar accessory of mine were only available
> for 32 bit OS's. Both of the OS's are also system builder OEM's. I also
> have a disc with OEM XP 64.
> After drivers finally came out for my guitar accessory, I decided to do
> away with XP entirely and I backed all my files up so I can delete the
> seperate partitions and start fresh. I did all that and I popped my
> Vista DVD in and rebooted the PC but the computer wouldn't recognize it.
> The drive light did come on but it didn't spin up to speed. It did this
> for a a little while.. perhaps 20-30 seconds. After that, it would give
> up and load from the hard drive. Also, the BIOS revision I had then was
> 1009. This version was, and still is, the latest non beta version
> available. Naturally I tried the usual suspects. Is the dvd dirty? nope.
> Air duster the drive? yup. Make sure the boot order is correct? check.
> Does the drive read other media, both CD and DVD? sure does... Also,
> Vista would not recognize the DVD if I tried to pop it in while Vista
> was loaded. I also flashed my BIOS to the latest beta which went
> flawlessly but still didn't help.
> At this point, the only thing I could think of is that my DVD somehow
> became defective. So my next move was to call MS and buy a replacement
> disc without a key. About a month later, it finally showed up. So
> basically at this point I try the same thing again and the results are
> exactly the same. My computer treats this newer disc just like my
> original.
> So I decided to try it on another computer to see if it would work, and
> sure enough, both of these install discs work fine. I can navigate to
> them and the contents all appear to be intact. This made me wonder if it
> was because I already have Vista installed on my PC and that was having
> some affect. I seriously doubted it but I was out of options. So I took
> the XP installation disc and booted off of that. I deleted the
> partitions and started fresh and XP installed fine. With just XP
> installed, I tried to boot off of the Vista disc (or even access it
> while XP was loaded) and it wouldn't work. I tried this with both XP 32
> and 64 even though I knew the outcome would be the same. (I'm
> desperate!). So finally, I booted up off XP again and deleted the
> partitions and then abandoned the XP installation. So now I just have
> empty hard drives. And guess what? Yeah, it still wouldn't work. All I
> get now is: "DISC BOOT FAILURE. INSERT SYSTEM DISC AND PRESS ENTER."
> That message pops up after the initial 20-30 seconds of the DVD light
> being on but not spinning. Subsequent enters cause the message to pop
> back up after a few seconds.
> This completely boggles my mind because the DVD drive is the exact same
> one I used when I first installed the OS. Also, in case I wasn't clear
> about the BIOS, it didn't work with release 1009 OR beta 1303.
> I do have another DVD burner that I scrapped from an old computer that
> my grandpa gave me but I have no idea if it works. If not, I can always
> call my friend up and be like "Hey, I need you to open your computer up
> and let me borrow your DVD drive" lol.
> As for me, I've built a couple PC's, replaced countless parts in
> others, I'm the ONE person that everyone in my humungous family calls
> for computer trouble, I've been a software dev for several years, etc.
> So basically, you can skip asking me if the DVD is in the drive right
> side up lol. (Hence the extremely long post).
> Anyway, I hope someone on here can help me because the only other thing
> I can try is a new DVD drive. And seeing how my current DVD burner can
> still burn CDs and DVDs flawlessly, as well as read them too, I am
> skeptical.
>
>
> --
> tinytimirl
Richard Urban
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Re: PC won't recognize Vista DVD. Both drive and disc are fine?!
Posted: 01-01-2009, 07:52 AM
I am sure you realize that a DVD\CD combo drive has a read write head for CD
and another read write head for the DVD function. It sound like your DVD
portion of the drive has failed. I have seen this a few time and it is
always the DVD that gives out first.

--

Richard Urban
Microsoft MVP
Windows Desktop Experience


"tinytimirl" <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote in message
news:3ea9b10da2fdb14305384f818874bfd6@nntp-gateway.com...
>
> Alright I have been fooling with this all day and I am getting nowhere.
> Basically, I have a rig I built a while ago. The motherboard is an Asus
> A8N-SLI Premium with BIOS revision 1303. The DVD/CD rom is a NEC
> ND-3540A. I had it set up to dual boot between vista 64 and XP 32 and
> this worked fine for quite a while. The only reason I kept XP alive was
> because some drivers for a guitar accessory of mine were only available
> for 32 bit OS's. Both of the OS's are also system builder OEM's. I also
> have a disc with OEM XP 64.
> After drivers finally came out for my guitar accessory, I decided to do
> away with XP entirely and I backed all my files up so I can delete the
> seperate partitions and start fresh. I did all that and I popped my
> Vista DVD in and rebooted the PC but the computer wouldn't recognize it.
> The drive light did come on but it didn't spin up to speed. It did this
> for a a little while.. perhaps 20-30 seconds. After that, it would give
> up and load from the hard drive. Also, the BIOS revision I had then was
> 1009. This version was, and still is, the latest non beta version
> available. Naturally I tried the usual suspects. Is the dvd dirty? nope.
> Air duster the drive? yup. Make sure the boot order is correct? check.
> Does the drive read other media, both CD and DVD? sure does... Also,
> Vista would not recognize the DVD if I tried to pop it in while Vista
> was loaded. I also flashed my BIOS to the latest beta which went
> flawlessly but still didn't help.
> At this point, the only thing I could think of is that my DVD somehow
> became defective. So my next move was to call MS and buy a replacement
> disc without a key. About a month later, it finally showed up. So
> basically at this point I try the same thing again and the results are
> exactly the same. My computer treats this newer disc just like my
> original.
> So I decided to try it on another computer to see if it would work, and
> sure enough, both of these install discs work fine. I can navigate to
> them and the contents all appear to be intact. This made me wonder if it
> was because I already have Vista installed on my PC and that was having
> some affect. I seriously doubted it but I was out of options. So I took
> the XP installation disc and booted off of that. I deleted the
> partitions and started fresh and XP installed fine. With just XP
> installed, I tried to boot off of the Vista disc (or even access it
> while XP was loaded) and it wouldn't work. I tried this with both XP 32
> and 64 even though I knew the outcome would be the same. (I'm
> desperate!). So finally, I booted up off XP again and deleted the
> partitions and then abandoned the XP installation. So now I just have
> empty hard drives. And guess what? Yeah, it still wouldn't work. All I
> get now is: "DISC BOOT FAILURE. INSERT SYSTEM DISC AND PRESS ENTER."
> That message pops up after the initial 20-30 seconds of the DVD light
> being on but not spinning. Subsequent enters cause the message to pop
> back up after a few seconds.
> This completely boggles my mind because the DVD drive is the exact same
> one I used when I first installed the OS. Also, in case I wasn't clear
> about the BIOS, it didn't work with release 1009 OR beta 1303.
> I do have another DVD burner that I scrapped from an old computer that
> my grandpa gave me but I have no idea if it works. If not, I can always
> call my friend up and be like "Hey, I need you to open your computer up
> and let me borrow your DVD drive" lol.
> As for me, I've built a couple PC's, replaced countless parts in
> others, I'm the ONE person that everyone in my humungous family calls
> for computer trouble, I've been a software dev for several years, etc.
> So basically, you can skip asking me if the DVD is in the drive right
> side up lol. (Hence the extremely long post).
> Anyway, I hope someone on here can help me because the only other thing
> I can try is a new DVD drive. And seeing how my current DVD burner can
> still burn CDs and DVDs flawlessly, as well as read them too, I am
> skeptical.
>
>
> --
> tinytimirl
philo
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Re: PC won't recognize Vista DVD. Both drive and disc are fine?!
Posted: 01-01-2009, 12:03 PM

"tinytimirl" <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote in message
news:3ea9b10da2fdb14305384f818874bfd6@nntp-gateway.com...
>
> Alright I have been fooling with this all day and I am getting nowhere.
> Basically, I have a rig I built a while ago. The motherboard is an Asus
> A8N-SLI Premium with BIOS revision 1303. The DVD/CD rom is a NEC
> ND-3540A. I had it set up to dual boot between vista 64 and XP 32 and
> this worked fine for quite a while. The only reason I kept XP alive was
> because some drivers for a guitar accessory of mine were only available
> for 32 bit OS's. Both of the OS's are also system builder OEM's. I also
> have a disc with OEM XP 64.
> After drivers finally came out for my guitar accessory, I decided to do
> away with XP entirely and I backed all my files up so I can delete the
> seperate partitions and start fresh. I did all that and I popped my
> Vista DVD in and rebooted the PC but the computer wouldn't recognize it.
> The drive light did come on but it didn't spin up to speed. It did this
> for a a little while.. perhaps 20-30 seconds. After that, it would give
> up and load from the hard drive. Also, the BIOS revision I had then was
> 1009. This version was, and still is, the latest non beta version
> available. Naturally I tried the usual suspects. Is the dvd dirty? nope.
> Air duster the drive? yup. Make sure the boot order is correct? check.
> Does the drive read other media, both CD and DVD? sure does... Also,
> Vista would not recognize the DVD if I tried to pop it in while Vista
> was loaded. I also flashed my BIOS to the latest beta which went
> flawlessly but still didn't help.



<break>

Heck, in the time it took you to post this
you could have just put another DVD drive in your machine and given it a
try.
<G>



> At this point, the only thing I could think of is that my DVD somehow
> became defective. So my next move was to call MS and buy a replacement
> disc without a key. About a month later, it finally showed up. So
> basically at this point I try the same thing again and the results are
> exactly the same. My computer treats this newer disc just like my
> original.
> So I decided to try it on another computer to see if it would work, and
> sure enough, both of these install discs work fine. I can navigate to
> them and the contents all appear to be intact. This made me wonder if it
> was because I already have Vista installed on my PC and that was having
> some affect. I seriously doubted it but I was out of options. So I took
> the XP installation disc and booted off of that. I deleted the
> partitions and started fresh and XP installed fine. With just XP
> installed, I tried to boot off of the Vista disc (or even access it
> while XP was loaded) and it wouldn't work. I tried this with both XP 32
> and 64 even though I knew the outcome would be the same. (I'm
> desperate!). So finally, I booted up off XP again and deleted the
> partitions and then abandoned the XP installation. So now I just have
> empty hard drives. And guess what? Yeah, it still wouldn't work. All I
> get now is: "DISC BOOT FAILURE. INSERT SYSTEM DISC AND PRESS ENTER."
> That message pops up after the initial 20-30 seconds of the DVD light
> being on but not spinning. Subsequent enters cause the message to pop
> back up after a few seconds.
> This completely boggles my mind because the DVD drive is the exact same
> one I used when I first installed the OS. Also, in case I wasn't clear
> about the BIOS, it didn't work with release 1009 OR beta 1303.
> I do have another DVD burner that I scrapped from an old computer that
> my grandpa gave me but I have no idea if it works. If not, I can always
> call my friend up and be like "Hey, I need you to open your computer up
> and let me borrow your DVD drive" lol.
> As for me, I've built a couple PC's, replaced countless parts in
> others, I'm the ONE person that everyone in my humungous family calls
> for computer trouble, I've been a software dev for several years, etc.
> So basically, you can skip asking me if the DVD is in the drive right
> side up lol. (Hence the extremely long post).
> Anyway, I hope someone on here can help me because the only other thing
> I can try is a new DVD drive. And seeing how my current DVD burner can
> still burn CDs and DVDs flawlessly, as well as read them too, I am
> skeptical.
>
>
> --
> tinytimirl

philo
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Re: PC won't recognize Vista DVD. Both drive and disc are fine?!
Posted: 01-01-2009, 12:03 PM

"tinytimirl" <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote in message
news:3ea9b10da2fdb14305384f818874bfd6@nntp-gateway.com...
>
> Alright I have been fooling with this all day and I am getting nowhere.
> Basically, I have a rig I built a while ago. The motherboard is an Asus
> A8N-SLI Premium with BIOS revision 1303. The DVD/CD rom is a NEC
> ND-3540A. I had it set up to dual boot between vista 64 and XP 32 and
> this worked fine for quite a while. The only reason I kept XP alive was
> because some drivers for a guitar accessory of mine were only available
> for 32 bit OS's. Both of the OS's are also system builder OEM's. I also
> have a disc with OEM XP 64.
> After drivers finally came out for my guitar accessory, I decided to do
> away with XP entirely and I backed all my files up so I can delete the
> seperate partitions and start fresh. I did all that and I popped my
> Vista DVD in and rebooted the PC but the computer wouldn't recognize it.
> The drive light did come on but it didn't spin up to speed. It did this
> for a a little while.. perhaps 20-30 seconds. After that, it would give
> up and load from the hard drive. Also, the BIOS revision I had then was
> 1009. This version was, and still is, the latest non beta version
> available. Naturally I tried the usual suspects. Is the dvd dirty? nope.
> Air duster the drive? yup. Make sure the boot order is correct? check.
> Does the drive read other media, both CD and DVD? sure does... Also,
> Vista would not recognize the DVD if I tried to pop it in while Vista
> was loaded. I also flashed my BIOS to the latest beta which went
> flawlessly but still didn't help.



<break>

Heck, in the time it took you to post this
you could have just put another DVD drive in your machine and given it a
try.
<G>



> At this point, the only thing I could think of is that my DVD somehow
> became defective. So my next move was to call MS and buy a replacement
> disc without a key. About a month later, it finally showed up. So
> basically at this point I try the same thing again and the results are
> exactly the same. My computer treats this newer disc just like my
> original.
> So I decided to try it on another computer to see if it would work, and
> sure enough, both of these install discs work fine. I can navigate to
> them and the contents all appear to be intact. This made me wonder if it
> was because I already have Vista installed on my PC and that was having
> some affect. I seriously doubted it but I was out of options. So I took
> the XP installation disc and booted off of that. I deleted the
> partitions and started fresh and XP installed fine. With just XP
> installed, I tried to boot off of the Vista disc (or even access it
> while XP was loaded) and it wouldn't work. I tried this with both XP 32
> and 64 even though I knew the outcome would be the same. (I'm
> desperate!). So finally, I booted up off XP again and deleted the
> partitions and then abandoned the XP installation. So now I just have
> empty hard drives. And guess what? Yeah, it still wouldn't work. All I
> get now is: "DISC BOOT FAILURE. INSERT SYSTEM DISC AND PRESS ENTER."
> That message pops up after the initial 20-30 seconds of the DVD light
> being on but not spinning. Subsequent enters cause the message to pop
> back up after a few seconds.
> This completely boggles my mind because the DVD drive is the exact same
> one I used when I first installed the OS. Also, in case I wasn't clear
> about the BIOS, it didn't work with release 1009 OR beta 1303.
> I do have another DVD burner that I scrapped from an old computer that
> my grandpa gave me but I have no idea if it works. If not, I can always
> call my friend up and be like "Hey, I need you to open your computer up
> and let me borrow your DVD drive" lol.
> As for me, I've built a couple PC's, replaced countless parts in
> others, I'm the ONE person that everyone in my humungous family calls
> for computer trouble, I've been a software dev for several years, etc.
> So basically, you can skip asking me if the DVD is in the drive right
> side up lol. (Hence the extremely long post).
> Anyway, I hope someone on here can help me because the only other thing
> I can try is a new DVD drive. And seeing how my current DVD burner can
> still burn CDs and DVDs flawlessly, as well as read them too, I am
> skeptical.
>
>
> --
> tinytimirl

tinytimirl
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Re: PC won't recognize Vista DVD. Both drive and disc are fine?!
Posted: 01-01-2009, 06:30 PM

Yes, I'm aware of the different heads and I've also experienced a DVD
drive head failing before a CD head. However, I tried both types of
media in my drive and they still work fine. I can read both CD and DVD
and I can burn CD and DVD.

I know it doesn't take long to swap a DVD but I have my cables routed
nicely in my case. I was hoping that I overlooked something so I was
putting the swap off until later today.


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tinytimirl
tinytimirl
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Re: PC won't recognize Vista DVD. Both drive and disc are fine?!
Posted: 01-01-2009, 06:30 PM

Yes, I'm aware of the different heads and I've also experienced a DVD
drive head failing before a CD head. However, I tried both types of
media in my drive and they still work fine. I can read both CD and DVD
and I can burn CD and DVD.

I know it doesn't take long to swap a DVD but I have my cables routed
nicely in my case. I was hoping that I overlooked something so I was
putting the swap off until later today.


--
tinytimirl
Curious
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Re: PC won't recognize Vista DVD. Both drive and disc are fine?!
Posted: 01-01-2009, 08:32 PM
If you are unable to boot directly from your installation DVD drive on your
system are you able to boot directly from the installation DVD on another
system?
"tinytimirl" <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote in message
news:f5e494d3577247104bd44897fd229659@nntp-gateway.com...
>
> Yes, I'm aware of the different heads and I've also experienced a DVD
> drive head failing before a CD head. However, I tried both types of
> media in my drive and they still work fine. I can read both CD and DVD
> and I can burn CD and DVD.
>
> I know it doesn't take long to swap a DVD but I have my cables routed
> nicely in my case. I was hoping that I overlooked something so I was
> putting the swap off until later today.
>
>
> --
> tinytimirl
Curious
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Re: PC won't recognize Vista DVD. Both drive and disc are fine?!
Posted: 01-01-2009, 08:32 PM
If you are unable to boot directly from your installation DVD drive on your
system are you able to boot directly from the installation DVD on another
system?
"tinytimirl" <guest@unknown-email.com> wrote in message
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>
> Yes, I'm aware of the different heads and I've also experienced a DVD
> drive head failing before a CD head. However, I tried both types of
> media in my drive and they still work fine. I can read both CD and DVD
> and I can burn CD and DVD.
>
> I know it doesn't take long to swap a DVD but I have my cables routed
> nicely in my case. I was hoping that I overlooked something so I was
> putting the swap off until later today.
>
>
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> tinytimirl
 
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