Most of the computer users are always suffered from their dvd writer,a new dvd drive will work well as starting,after few months the problem will start.The writer will read only cds or dvds or not both.The reason for this problems are..
1 If we use scratched dvd or cd the
driver become useless.
2 Dvd region-in every dvd writer there
is dvd region this region will plays imp
role in reading discs,to view
3 Your dvd region go to my computer-right
click on dvd rom drive-
properties then select dvd rom drive
then select dvd region.
4 Only 5 Times we can change the region after that we cannot change.
The particular region will read particular discs,the region free writer
can read all the dvds and cds.
THE REGION AND THE CODES
Region code Specific Area
8 Read All discs
SOLUTION-updating the writer firmware
by updating the driver firmware via flashing the driver can read dvds,
step 1-first check the writer firmware version by using this software DISC-INFO DISC-INFO download from Here.
Step 2-download the flashing software from here NECWinFlash
step 3- download the latest firmware from this site,copy the .Bin file from zip file,then start the software select flash it will ask .Bin file,select the firmware .Bin file as already copied from zip file,it will take 10 sec.
Step 3-restart your computer it will work fine:)