inspiron 7000 dvd drive

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by melty, Mar 6, 2003.

  1. melty

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    I just installed a clean copy of Windows XP on this Inspiron 7000...

    There is a toshiba dvd drive, and it has an mpeg 2 decoder card.....

    Whenever I put in a DVD disk, the light on the drive stays on, and the computer does not read the dvd.....

    What can I do....I NEED to be able to watch DVD's in COLLEGE!!!

    Please HELP!!!

    melty
     
  2. Krux

    Krux Nissan Powered

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    toshiba drives tend to fail alot and some just don't work with XP period. did u have xp on the computer b4 or did u upgrade from something else?
     
  3. melty

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    Windows 98 was on it before....
    I dont know if the dvd drive was able to read dvd's before I installed XP.......

    It just sux, i mean, everything seems alright, and it just cannot read a dvd movie....It reads CD's fine.....

    I installed PowerDVD xp 4.0, and i know that has a software decoder, so its not the decoder....its just the drive....is there any firmware or new drivers for this dvd rom drive...

    its a toshiba SD-C2102

    melty
     
  4. Kush

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    aspi

    aspi any one? haha i think u need to install the aspi layers do a search for "aspi4all'' that should do the job i think since u formatted so i bet thats whats going wrong:happy:
     
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  6. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    look here for a region free firmware

    It might help you.

    Perform the firmware upgrade or alteration at your own risk, there is a possiblity of it rendering your drive un-useable.
     
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  8. melty

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    Re: aspi

    DUDE, your absolutely right...

    Before I read your comment, i tried looking for an ASPI driver, and I tried to install one, which went through DOS.....when it got the the dos, it said "click any key to continue", so thats what I did...

    then, it disappeared.....

    I popped in a DVD, the drive actually read it, but the icon for the movie was not the normal dvd video icon....

    I played it in power DVD, and it worked fine......

    then, heres the kicker......took out that DVD, put in another one, and now I have the same frikkin problem!!!!!!!!!!!!! :eek:

    I'm gonna do what u said, and see what happens....

    thanks

    melty
     
  9. melty

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    How can you tell what firmware the drive has...???

    melty
     
  10. Kush

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    use the firmware utilities

    take a look at this program download it and it should tell u all u need:happy:
     
  11. Kush

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    btw there is a download on the same page for aspi version 4.60 whcih is the current one i think its right under that one
    and i reccomend this website for firmwares
    firmware-flash :happy: happy flashing
     
  12. melty

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    I just installed the Aspi4all......


    it STILL does nOt read the DVD.....

    what else is there????????

    Should I re Install WIN XP, and then, just the ASPI4ALL???????

    Because, I may have moved some wrong aspi files into the system32 folder....ands its probably a big mess.......

    HELP!!!!

    melty
     
  13. Kush

    Kush High On Life!

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    :(

    i guess if u want i dont really know:(
     
  14. melty

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    so you were saying before, that since I had a clean install, this ASPI stuff is NOT included with Windows XP...

    Thats So weird, its such an important thing to have..........


    I am gonna make a new clean install of XP, and i will install the aspi4all.....and see what happens

    Theres nothing valuble on this laptop, so I dont mind.....but i hope this works........

    the reason why i feel that I should do this, is because I have been downloading stuff all day, and there is probably all the wrong system files and garbage all over the PC......

    melty
     
  15. Kush

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    restart

    btw did u restart? u have to restart before the settings take effect so install it one more time and restart that should do it
     
  16. melty

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    yeah, i did restart...lol

    melty'
    thanks for yer help anywayz
     
  17. Geffy

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    MS didnt leave it out, its just not really needed for XP compatible software, it has a different method. I dont have ASPI installed on my PC, and I have no problems. Look at the Dell Tech support thing about upgrading to XP, see what they say.