Windows 10: External DVD burner will only read discs

  1.    21 Jun 2016 #1

    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.
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Dvdrom drivve.png 
Views:	1 
Size:	46.5 KB 
ID:	86190

    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.
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Device manager.png 
Views:	14 
Size:	39.1 KB 
ID:	86191

    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.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    23 Jun 2016 #2

    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 ComputerSystem Spec


Related Threads
CD/DVD Drive not reading discs in Drivers and Hardware
Hello! Since upgrading to Windows 10 my PC has been unable to read any CD/DVD disc I put in. I hear it spinning so I doubt there's any problem with the CD/DVD Drive itself. 35925 I was thinking it could be a driver issue, but there...
Create Recovery Discs in Performance & Maintenance
I am wondering how to create my own recovery discs because my OEM (ASUS) does not provide any. I need one that includes all my drivers and software provided with my computer as well as none of the existing software installed. Thanks in advance.
DVD burner not working in Drivers and Hardware
When I tried to play a disc in the dvd player nothing happened, so I checked in Device Manager and the dvd had a yellow triangle on it, so I uninstalled it then restarted the computer. There was no change so I checked the error report and found...
Hi I have recently installed an external cd/dvd drive/burner on windows 10. I can get it to play cds but it will not burn. It keeps coming up with this error msg when i try to burn- 'The disc wasn't burned successfully. Make sure that you have the...
Solved DVD burner wont work in Drivers and Hardware
Windows 10, DVD burner wont work after upgrade, does not show on computer.
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 16:13.
Find Us