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Old May 31st 08, 02:40 PM posted to alt.sys.pc-clone.compaq
Ken[_9_]
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Default Mis-identified CD/DVD drive

I replaced the CD drive in my Presario 5000T desktop yesterday with a
Philips DVD8301/44 I got from a friend without documentation or box. From
what I can find on Google it should read both CDs and DVDs. However, it
reads only DVDs. This happens under both Windows XP Home and Ubuntu Linux
7.10. XP Device Manager thinks it's an HP DVD-writer 300c. I can't find
what Linux thinks it is; I'm just starting out in Linux and it has no
Device Manager that I've found yet. I'm guessing the problem is either
the drive or the Compaq BIOS.

Any ideas?

TIA

Ken


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Old May 31st 08, 03:28 PM posted to alt.sys.pc-clone.compaq
Ben Myers
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Default Mis-identified CD/DVD drive

Ken,

The problem is the drive. The motherboard BIOS does not know and does care one
bit whether the drive is a CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD-ROM/CD-RW combo, or
DVD-RW. CD-ROM reading is an automatic function of most any operating system.
Burning CDs or DVDs requires some extra software beyond the OS, except that XP
builds-in a crude CD burner. I can only conclude that the CD mechanism (or
laser) has failed... Ben Myers

On 31 May 2008 13:40:00 GMT, Ken wrote:

I replaced the CD drive in my Presario 5000T desktop yesterday with a
Philips DVD8301/44 I got from a friend without documentation or box. From
what I can find on Google it should read both CDs and DVDs. However, it
reads only DVDs. This happens under both Windows XP Home and Ubuntu Linux
7.10. XP Device Manager thinks it's an HP DVD-writer 300c. I can't find
what Linux thinks it is; I'm just starting out in Linux and it has no
Device Manager that I've found yet. I'm guessing the problem is either
the drive or the Compaq BIOS.

Any ideas?

TIA

Ken

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Old June 2nd 08, 02:21 AM posted to alt.sys.pc-clone.compaq
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Default Mis-identified CD/DVD drive

On 31 May 2008 13:40:00 GMT, Ken wrote:

I replaced the CD drive in my Presario 5000T desktop yesterday with a
Philips DVD8301/44 I got from a friend without documentation or box.
From
what I can find on Google it should read both CDs and DVDs. However, it
reads only DVDs. This happens under both Windows XP Home and Ubuntu
Linux
7.10. XP Device Manager thinks it's an HP DVD-writer 300c. I can't find
what Linux thinks it is; I'm just starting out in Linux and it has no
Device Manager that I've found yet. I'm guessing the problem is either
the drive or the Compaq BIOS.

Any ideas?

TIA

Ken


If the system thinks it is a HP DVD-writer 300c, well , that device
doesn't use CD's. SO reading only DVD's MIGHT be right. ?? Change the
driver to the right driver.
http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c00044600.pdf

Also, a search of your drive on Google found a lot of hits/issues: like
http://mysite.verizon.net/eric.groves/pg43.html

or that a HP300c is REALLY a Philips DVD8301 ??
Go to Phillips and get right driver for your OS.

 




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