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My DVD-ROM's irritating problem

Posted on 2003-02-26
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Last Modified: 2010-04-26
I have SAMSUNG DVD-ROM SD-616F and I can play DVD's fine aslong as my computer boots up with a DVD Disc inside but if there isn't one in there and I start my computer when I try to play a DVD it says disc unsupported. I don't want to leave a DVD in my drive everytime I switch my computer off or restart when I want to also. Anyone know what's wrong?
Question by:3eb

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  Have you tried exchanging the DVD-ROM unit? Does it read normal CD-ROMs?  I had a similar experience and the unit was defective.

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Cellaman earned 112 total points
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First thing I would do it to locate the drives manufacturer website (Samsung in your case) and get any latest driver updates for your model. Otherwise i would be thinking it's some kind of region coding problem caused by inserting a disc with Windows running and the autoplay kicking in. Have you tried disabling "Autoplay" on the DVD drive?

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SHONNER earned 108 total points
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Make sure you have the latest IDE drivers for your motherboard.  Leave DMA enabled for the DVD-Drive.

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