RTM DVD oddity

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by warder, Dec 16, 2006.

  1. warder

    warder Guest

    This is weird and very annoying...

    For some reason if I put a DVD (+R) in my drive that is finalized and works
    perfectly in other PC's, Vista pops up a dialog prompting to Format the

    I cannot see any data at all from Vista.

    Curiously if I run up VMWare Player, it CAN see the drive and data perfectly.

    This is EXTREMELY irritating as you can imagine as it basically means you
    cannot use DVDs in Vista.
    warder, Dec 16, 2006
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    Tom Lake Guest

    DVDs work just as expected for me with RTM and a SONY dual-layer writer.

    Tom Lake
    Tom Lake, Dec 16, 2006
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  3. DVDs work fine for me too with RTM

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    warder Guest

    I'm sure they must be working for most people too, but for some reason it
    isn't here.

    This is on a Thinkpad z60m. The drive shows as:

    HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-4080N ATA Device

    I've just put a manufactured (not writable) CD in the drive and it does the

    Pops up a dialog saying 'Burn a Disc', prompting for the disc title to
    'Prepare this blank disc'.

    Which is silly, as from a command prompt, I can see the files in the disk -
    but the GUI won't browse them.
    warder, Dec 16, 2006
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    noone Guest

    i get the same prob.. a disable/enable in device manager is a fix but its
    damn annoying.. pioneer dvd-108
    noone, Dec 19, 2006
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    noone Guest

    every time you reboot :)

    noone, Dec 19, 2006
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    BobZhome Guest

    It's VMWare that is cause the problem.
    After installing VMWare on my system, I to was have the DVD oddity. Everything was back to normal once I uninstalling VMWare.

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    BobZhome, Dec 21, 2006
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