ASUS DVD Re-Writer (DRW-24F1ST) - Driver Required

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  1. TV2
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       #11

    Or, try uninstalling and reinstalling CDBurnerXP.
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       #12

    TV2 said:
    Or, try uninstalling and reinstalling CDBurnerXP.
    @TV2

    Usually one thing to try is to uninstall the device in Device Mangler and on re-boot, Windows 'discovers' the new device and loads the appropriate drivers.

    However, since Windows' own burner can access the drive to burn an .iso, it looks like the driver is Okay.

    Your suggestion makes sense and after going to the website and downloading another copy (or a trusted source such as Major Geeks) I'll uninstall the program and have another go.

    Art
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  3. TV2
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       #13

    Sometimes an installation can go sideways.
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       #14

    TV2 said:
    Sometimes an installation can go sideways.
    With Windows? Surely not!

    Art

    - - - Updated - - -

    Okay ...

    So downloaded a different version of CDBurnerXP.

    Removed old installation & re-installed new version - still the same message "No compatible drives".

    Removed installation.

    Installed BurnAware

    Get error message "Unable to detect recorders (error 452). Please run the program as administrator."

    I put an already-written disk into the drive, it doesn't show up in 'This PC' yet it DOES show up (and lists the disc title) in Disk Management.

    ASUS DVD Re-Writer (DRW-24F1ST) - Driver Required-no-dvd-drive-pc.jpg

    ASUS DVD Re-Writer (DRW-24F1ST) - Driver Required-dvd-drive-disk-management.jpg

    Any idea what's going on and how to fix this??

    BurnAware Help suggests checking that I have Admin rights (how?) and that no other programs are blocking access to the device (how do I check this?)

    A very puzzled Art
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  5. TV2
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       #15

    OK here is another idea.
    The CD-ROM drive does not have a drive letter. Give it one.
    Right Click on the Volume (Where it says Linux Mint) and Change Drive Letters and Paths
    Tip: Choose a letter further up in the alphabet, but that is users choice)

    Edit:
    Do this with an empty drive. Take any disks out.
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       #16

    Just a thought if you've mounted a linux .iso previously then you will need to un-mount it.
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  7. Posts : 293
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       #17

    TV2 said:
    OK here is another idea.
    The CD-ROM drive does not have a drive letter. Give it one.
    Right Click on the Volume (Where it says Linux Mint) and Change Drive Letters and Paths
    Tip: Choose a letter further up in the alphabet, but that is users choice)

    Edit:
    Do this with an empty drive. Take any disks out.
    @TV2

    That's something to try I guess - just like I have given the drive letters W: and L: to the partitions on the 5TB data drive.

    Just really puzzled as to why the DVD drive would read disks but an image burning program and Explorer couldn't see it but Disk Management could!

    Fabler2 said:
    Just a thought if you've mounted a linux .iso previously then you will need to un-mount it.
    @Fabler2

    No, nothing at all to do with Linux.

    I was just trying to burn a Linux iso disk!

    UPDATE:

    Managed to get the DVD drive working with BurnAware (haven't tried any other program yet).

    I changed both the SATA data cable and the socket it is plugged into on the motherboard (from SATA socket 1 to SATA 3).

    Disk burned perfectly - so either it is a dodgy SATA cable (hopefully) or a SATA socket on the motherboard that is being troublesome.

    So, now to shut the PC down and unplug the (working) cable from SATA 3 and put it back into SATA 1 and see if it still works.

    Art

    UPDATE 2:

    Well that's a bummer!

    I swapped the working cable from SATA Socket 3 to SATA Socket 1 and the DVD drive is again not recognised.

    Doesn't appear in Explorer either - however it still appears in Disk Management.

    Tried assigning a drive letter as suggested by TV2 (I used D: for DVD Disk!)

    Voila - appears in Explorer now!

    Trying BurnAware - yep BurnAware is happy!
    Thanks for that suggestion TV2 - it sorted it (don't know why) you are a star

    Now to put the rest of the PC back together again!

    Art
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  8. TV2
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       #18

    Glad to hear it!
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       #19

    TV2 said:
    Glad to hear it!
    @TV2

    A big thank you for that suggestion as it sorted it. As to why it happened *shrugs* anyone any ideas?

    Why it could read disks yet not write to them suggests either a permissions problem or software glitch of some kind. Never heard of an application locking a drive out of use (apart from partitioning software that is).

    Giving the drive a driver letter in Windows and "Whoop whoop" Windows knows what its doing and everything works as it should (hastily touches a piece of wood).

    Tried to use the 'Thank' button to add to your rep but apparently I have to spread even more love around the community first - and us still in lockdown!

    Main thing is this problem is sorted and marked 'solved'.

    Thanks once again.

    Art
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  10. TV2
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       #20

    Windows is very fussy about volumes having drive letters.
    No drive letter - doesn't exist!
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