Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums

Data CD not being read

  1. #11

    Posts : 10
    Windows 8

    Yes, this is a laptop drive for a Dell Inspiron.
    Using the Storage ->Optical Drives path, Device Description is E:\ ... GU70N
    Firmware revision A102
    Firmware date 10/10/12
    Manufacturer Hitachi-LG

    Maybe LG or Dell will have more information on the phone. I'll try that... Thanks again for all the help.

    But I don't get why it would be too old if it was installed in 2012--did they install outdated firmware?
    Last edited by whadido; 11 Aug 2013 at 13:56.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #12

    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center

    Quote Originally Posted by whadido View Post
    Thanks all! It will be quicker for me to type in the results I think (image was too small, I don't have Paint, I'll get it soon):
    Windows Paint comes already installed with Windows 8.

    Click image for larger version
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #13

    Posts : 10
    Windows 8

    Oh, OK. Thanks.
    The drive is picking up data CDs now so I'll mark this solved. Thanks again everybody!
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #14

    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7

    Ok, may have been dirty - Blow some air through there.

    DELL will have the firmware revision for it.

    Use the "Detect System" and let it install what it needs, then it will open a page with your exact system, they'll have the firmware revision for the Optical drive listed. You want A103 not A102. They no longer make these. So if it keeps up I suggest getting a new drive, if it is not a laptop. Even if it is, sometimes you can buy a replacement from them, under "Accessories"
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #15

    Posts : 1
    Windows 8

    Hi there. New to the forums as I have a specific problem that is identical to this user's and wanted to see if there's anything more you can tell me. I downloaded AIDA and the information is exactly the same and I'm having the same problem: my dvd drive has stopped detecting readable media. I'm stumped and have spent so much time searching for help that I'm pulling my hair out. I tried finding firmware on the Dell website but no luck...nothing listed for this exact product. Any additional thoughts?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Data CD not being read
Related Threads
can't uncheck read only in General Support
permission is full control, but still can't uncheck read only on win 8.1
Solved Read Only in General Support
My wife has new Dell 'all in one' Desk Top. Copied all files from backup drive to USERS directory on Dell. I can retrieve file to modify it but it says 'read only'. I can modify file but when I try to save it a message 'READ ONLY' comes up. I have been through the properties of the directories and...
How to Use Data Sense App to Manage your Data Usage on Windows Phone 8.1 As unlimited mobile data plans become less common, it's more important than ever to understand how much cellular data your phone is using. Even if you have “unlimited” data, you might have access to the highest speed...
Solved How to read HDD in Drivers & Hardware
Hi @ll, I just finished a clean install. Win.8.1.1 is not reading my backup HDD 2TB. Here is a png and I need that to be able to installed my others software from my only backup. 41709 Thank you.:cool:
Can't turn off Read-only in General Support
Hi I hope I've posted this in the correct forum. XBMC (my htpc software) can not write changes to secondary drive as when I turn off Read-Only it automatically turns back on again. 16615 I can give further information but i didn't want to swap you guys with details unless they are...
Both optical drives are shown as working properly in Device Manager, but 70% of the time will not read data DVD disks. That includes data disks burnt using Nero and ISO Joliet format; and either mutli-session or finalized after burning. And disks formatted like a flash drive in UDF format using...
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook