DVD R/W Benq drive does not read Sony DVD-R after installing Vista

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by Suti, Aug 19, 2007.

  1. Suti

    Suti Guest


    I was running XP and my DVD R/W Benq drive used to read discs properly. Now
    after installing Vista, I find that on inserting some data DVD-Rs (Sony, 16X,
    burnt on my laptop running Vista Ultimate, using Nero 6.0 to burn), it thinks
    it is a blank DVD. At the same time, when I insert some Imation DVD-Rs which
    I had burnt using WinXP earlier, it is able to read them. What is going wrong
    wrong here?
    Suti, Aug 19, 2007
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    PaulB Guest

    I don't think Nero 6 is compatible with Vista. This may be causing a problem.
    PaulB, Aug 19, 2007
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    Marjay Guest

    Check on the BenQ website for an update to the drive. It will NOT be a
    driver update but rather a FIRMWARE update... Apparently Vista has
    some different responses to media insertion than XP had and this MAY
    solve the problem. If they don't have a firmware update you may need
    to replace the drive (what I had to do)
    Marjay, Aug 20, 2007
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