1.    21 Jun 2016 #1
    Join Date : Jun 2016
    Posts : 3
    windows 10

    External DVD burner will only read discs

    Greetings, last night i tried to burn off some photos with my external dvd-rw drive "Samsung SE-208". However when i tried it said the burn failed to initiate. It would also make several doodoots like i was plugin and unpling stuff from usb.
    Thinking the drive might have seen betters days, i tested it on a laptop and i worked fine. Thinking it may be a driver issue i soon found that the drivers for burning a
    dvd were already built into windows 10 and that it may be a corrupted registry file.
    I went into Regedit in hopes to find the upper and lower registry files that it seems that many had to just remove to get the drive burning again. However i had no such files
    I was reading around some more and was told to delete all registry files from that directory HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318
    Worried that deleting a small batch of registry files i read on in the comments and found people saying it worked. I gave it a shot. I was under the assumption the registry would repair
    its self with a reboot. When i went back to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318 i found that nothing was left but two files that really seemed to not have anything to do with the dvd burner.
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    I also went into the device manager with the drive pluged in and uninstalled it. When i plugged it back in it now shows up in the unknown section.
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    Im trying to find out what i need to add back to the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318 in hopes of getting the drive back.

    It reads just fine. Just fails when i try to burn
    Also i used the defult windows burner and Nero.

    One more thing, I was going to try and go back to a restore point but it seems i never turned that on.

    Thank you for any help.

    sorry about the length of the post.
    Last edited by smegcorp; 21 Jun 2016 at 17:21.
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  2.    23 Jun 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jun 2016
    Posts : 3
    windows 10

    I ended up copying the Reg info from my laptop. PC runs fine. Still reads dvd's i just cant get it to write on this pc.

    I was looking over the DVD RW properties and under Events it says 3/23/2016 Device deleted "Device USBSTOR\CDROM&VEN_TSSTCORP&PROD_CDDVDW_SE-208DB&REV_MF00\R8X76YAFC015EG_&0 was deleted.

    Class Guid: {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}"
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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