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Burning Programs Not Seeing Burner

Discussion in 'DVD/CDROM Drives' started by timh1111, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. timh1111

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    OK, keep in mind it's been a few weeks since I burned a CD or DVD. I recently downloaded and installed RealPlayer PLUS 16. RealPlayer is now NOT seeing the the burner nor is Windows Media Player. I uninstalled the drivers and searched for hardware. I got the response that the drivers may be corrupted or missing. The burner is a Lite-On CD/DVD RW and the drivers should be for iHAS 324-98Y BL1Y. I searched the net but it seems all the sites want me to download and install a search tool then pay for the download. I know better than that!! Any links to download the drivers? Thanks :)
     
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    Does anything play on that drive? I mean, can you put a disk in the drive and see data or music on it?
     
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    Since the main change was the install of Real Player I'd remove the thing to see what happens.

    I always recommend to NOT install Real Player but to rather use Real Player Alternative.
    http://www.free-codecs.com/download/real_Alternative.htm

    I also reccomend the same for the Apple plugin, QuickTime.
    http://www.free-codecs.com/download/quicktime_alternative.htm

    Along with that, whenever a device drops out, I recommend, as a first step, to go to Devive Manager and remove the device. Then re-boot the system and allow Windows to re-install drivers. You name a specific driver name for the drive but specific drivers should not be needed. Windows default drivers for an optical device usually tend to do just fine.
     
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    @Dragnet, after the "Real" install, the burner would spin up but nothing after. @Jay, I went to the DM and removed it and rebooted. On reboot, it saw the hardware and when it tried to install it, told me the driver was missing or corrupt. I have been able to find the driver and now Windows media player will play a disk but will not burn a disk and RP still doesn't see it. Darn Realplayer, everything was just fine till I upgraded it!!!
     
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    Hi Tim. Can you system restore to immediately before the upgrade?
     
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    I tried that as one of the 1st steps DSTM. Jay said something about using the installed drivers in the DM but am not sure which one to choose :/
     
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    I would get rid of real player permanently.I don't have it and I can do just about anything.
    I would try VLC media player. Has it's own codecs and plays just about anything.
    http://www.videolan.org/
     
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    I'll try that DSTM. It sucks that I paid the $29.99 for the upgrade to RP-16 though. I'm actually looking at backing up my HDD to my external HDD and getting a new CPU. That will be my next post ;)
     
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    VLC player is a great player and so far I haven't found a file it won't play. Unfortunately a player is all it is, so won't burn disks. However I got round that with Infra Recorder which is a neat little burner that can burn any type of disk. Also free.
    So Like DSTM, I also got rid of the free version of Real Player that came bundled with the operating system on my machine.

    Infra Recorder=

    http://infrarecorder.org/

    Nev.
     

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