Windows Vista forum: Windows Vista, Limewire, and CD/DVD drive problem???

by: katzmusik April 7, 2007 7:25 AM PDT

Like this

0 people like this thread

Staff pick

Windows Vista, Limewire, and CD/DVD drive problem???

by katzmusik - 4/7/07 7:25 AM

I bought a new Toshiba Satellite A135-S4467 about 2 weeks ago. It has been running great, I've gotten used to Vista and am really liking it, absolutely LOVE the CD/DVD burner. That being said, I've been carefully downloading programs and software that I normally use (Quicken, Photoshop, etc.) and I installed Limewire Basic because I'm a music nut and I'm permanently attached to my iPod.

Everything was going just fine until two days ago, out of the blue, my CD/DVD drive disappeared from "My Computer" and I got a message in device manager telling me the device could not start. I tried updating drivers, uninstalling and rebooting, looking for solutions online and found nothing except that this device doesn't NEED drivers - it's supposed to be supported by Windows automatically. Even tech support at Toshiba was at a loss for words. I finally backed everything up and did a complete system restore, and the drive reappeared and is working just fine...but now I'm paranoid about downloading Limewire in case it happens again. I have everything backed up on an external drive, but I really don't want to have to do another system restore.

Has anyone else has this problem? Is it common for brand new drives to quit working like that? The drive is a TSSTcorp CD/DVDW TS-L632D ATA Device. I am thinking seriously about buying an external burner (with lightscribe, why not?) just in case...but I would love to know if this is a common problem with Limewire and Vista.

Thanks for your help!

Kate

Forum Icon Legend

  • UnreadUnread
  • ReadRead
  • Locked threadLocked thread
  •   
  •   
  •   
  •   
  •   
  •   
  •   
  • ModeratorModerator
  • CNET StaffCNET Staff
  • Samsung StaffSamsung Staff
  • Norton Authorized Support TeamNorton Authorized Support Team
  • AVG StaffAVG Staff
  • avast! Staffavast! Staff
  • Webroot Support TeamWebroot Support Team
  • Acer Customer Experience TeamAcer Customer Experience Team
  • Windows Outreach TeamWindows Outreach Team
  • DISH staffDISH staff
  • Dell StaffDell Staff
  • Intel StaffIntel Staff
  • QuestionQuestion
  • Resolved questionResolved question
  • General discussionGeneral discussion
  • TipTip
  • Alert or warningAlert or warning
  • PraisePraise
  • RantRant

You are e-mailing the following post: Post Subject

Your e-mail address is used only to let the recipient know who sent the e-mail and in case of transmission error. Neither your address nor the recipient's address will be used for any other purpose.

Sorry, there was a problem emailing this post. Please try again.

Submit Email Cancel

Thank you. Sent email to

Close

Thank you. Sent email to

Close

You are reporting the following post: Post Subject

If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.

Offensive: Sexually explicit or offensive language

Spam: Advertisements or commercial links

Disruptive posting: Flaming or offending other users

Illegal activities: Promote cracked software, or other illegal content

Sorry, there was a problem submitting your post. Please try again.

Submit Report Cancel

Your message has been submitted and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.

Close

Your message has been submitted and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.

Close

You are posting a reply to: Post Subject

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to the CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to CBS Interactive Site Terms of Use.

You are currently tracking this discussion. Click here to manage your tracked discussions.

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

Sorry, there was a problem submitting your post. Please try again.

Sorry, there was a problem generating the preview. Please try again.

Duplicate posts are not allowed in the forums. Please edit your post and submit again.

Submit Reply Preview Cancel

Thank you, , your post has been submitted and will appear on our site shortly.

Close