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dvd writer problem

  1. #1


    Posts : 26
    windows 8 pro 64bit

    dvd writer problem


    my lapi model is VPCEH26EN -sony vaio.i have installed windows 8 pro.but now my dvd writer can not read dvd drives.in windows 7 all cd and dvd are working well.but now what 's the problem.is there any driver required to read the drives

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  2. #2


    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Try this (1):

    Your CD drive or DVD drive is missing or is not recognized by Windows or other programs

    Fix problems with CD or DVD drives that can

    The CD drive or the DVD drive does not work as expected on a computer that is running Windows Vista

    Try this(2):
    1) Shut down PC.
    2) Physically disconnect the CD/DVD Drive.
    3) Reboot to Windows with NO DVD drive.
    4) Shut down PC.
    5) Physically reconnect the CD/DVD Drive.
    6) Reboot to Windows with DVD drive.
    7) Check Device status.
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  3. #3


    I see you joined a few weeks ago, but welcome to Eight Forums, kkb350. Good to have you.

    Did it ever work? Does the driver look ok in Device Manager? Have you checked the Vaio site for an updated driver? Most 7 (not all) drivers work in 8. Do you have 7 yet to see what driver is there or get from Vaio site? Perhaps install that one. Use compatibility mode if necessary.

    Hope that helps.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 2,156
    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP


    You should not have a problem reading data DVDs. You'll need Window Media Center to play DVD movies, for example. If running Win8 Pro, then you still can get Window Media Center free here for awhile. You might run the Win8 upgrade assistant, even though you've already installed Win8, to see if it turns up any problems with your system. Also, check in device manager to see if you have any not ready for prime time devices.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 26
    windows 8 pro 64bit

    dvd writer problem in processing


    i installed windows 8 few days ago.but after that i am having problem with dvd writer.my lapi model is vpceh26en.
    when ever i enter a disk to dvd drive.a pop-up window show. and say "use as flash drive or cd drive".but this should be shown for the first time when entering a dvd. but it is showing everytime whenever i enter the disk.another thing is that,the disk was not blank.yet it shows 4.3 gb free of 4.3gb.i have tried this with many dvds.but the result is same.now what should i do?
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  6. #6


    Obviously either:
    A) The wrong driver
    B) System settings are incorrect for the drive/player.

    You can either:
    A) Answer some of the questions posted.
    B) Try some the suggested actions to perform.

    It's obvious to all you have a problem. So, please, by all means don't keep posting the problem. Please try a solution.

    Thanks
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