Having problems with your Toshiba Satellite A100-S8111TD Notebook ?

My new Sony Optiarc AD-7221A DVD drive won't work

\015 I have a Dell Dimension 4550 running windows XP Home. I just recently purchased a new DVD drive(Sony Optiarc AD-7221A) and I can't get it to work. The first drive I tried was a Lite-on DVD burner, and now I have a Sony Optiarc DVD Burner with lite scribe. I used the drive to install Nero 8, but it won't read DVDs. It takes a few minutes for the computer to see the DVD disc, but the computer freezes up, and I have to terminate the process. The other drive I first tried(Lite-on) did the same thing. I have tried updating drivers, and completely re-installing XP. The last time I tried to watch a DVD it gave me a blue screen and said "Page file Error" is there any known way to fix this?? O yeah, I have an old Sony DRU-540 DVD burner drive that works perfectly on this computer, but the door won't come open, hence installing a new drive. I really don't know what else to do!!!\015

Answers :

For your old sony drive that wont open...
\015\012
\015\012look fort a small hole, like a little bigger than a pinhole, in the front panel of the drive. if you can find this hole, stick a straightened-out paperclip or something similar in the hole, and gently force it in, and this should open the cd drive.
\015\012
\015\012a page file error has to do with ram saving to and reading from the hard drive, using a portion of the hard drive as back-up virtual ram. perhaps there is a bad sector on the hard drive, or some other sort of error with either the hard drive or ram to cause the "page file error" and the inability to play dvd's.
\015\012
\015\012if you can get that old drive to work, that may be your best bet.
Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for Toshiba Satellite A100-S8111TD Notebook

Tips for a great answer:

- Provide details, support with references or personal experience .
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box .
- It's 100% free, no registration required.

Suggested Questions/Answers :

My new Sony Optiarc AD-7221A DVD drive won't work


For your old sony drive that wont open...\015\012\015\012look fort a small hole, like a little bigger than a pinhole, in the front panel of the drive. if you can find this hole, stick a straightened-out paperclip or something similar in ... Toshiba Satellite A100-S8111TD Notebook

I have a Dell Dimension 4550 running windows XP Home. I just recently purchased a new DVD drive(Sony Optiarc AD-7221A) and I can't get it to work. The first drive I tried was a Lite-on DVD burner, and now I have a Sony Optiarc DVD Burner with lite scribe. I used the drive to install Nero 8, but it won't read DVDs. It takes a few minutes for the computer to see the DVD disc, but the computer freezes up, and I have to terminate the process. The other drive I first tried(Lite-on) did the same thing


Sounds like you have issues with your hard drive.  go to start>run.\015\012\015\012type this in without the " "\015\012\015\012"cmd", hit ok.  a black screen pops up.  type "cd.." and hit enter.  type in "cd.." and hit ... Dell Dimension 4550 PC Desktop

Dvd drive not working


Just buy a replacement cd/dvd drive. make sure to take the old drive out and take it with you to the parts store so that you match the new with the old.\015\012\015\012depending on the store you buy it from, take the notebook with you so ... PC Laptops

CD/DVD combo no longer works:


I recently had this problem and just replaced the Combo Drive with one I bought off eBay. However, my drive failed during a cd burn, and could still play dvd's, so I knew that it wasn't clearing the filters in the registry and other options found on ... Acer Aspire 9410 Notebook

Optiarc DVD RW AD-5170A ATA not writing DVDs


That's not true you clueless ******. It's the dvd writer/reader. It tends to give those faulty errors and i didnt find a way to fix it as well. ... PC Desktops

Emachine optiarc dvd rw ad-7200


Try to go for sony rewrittable dvd and then go nero for burning it bro still i u have problem then moment while ur inserting ur dvd u will get ur option like burn the dvd and open and view the folder ok then go for it to burn the dvd ... E-Machines eMachines Refurbished EMA SYSTEM BOARD MODEL T2984 eMachines (102257) PC Desktop

Dvd-r wont burn error message says "power calibration area error - medium error"....it used to work because i have burned many dvd -r sony discs. but all of a sudden it just quit i have been trying to fix this problem for several weeks with no success...please could someone help me and make my life easier and sane again.....thank you sooooo much if you can help me.


Have you started a new batch of discs?This error could you get when the drive and disc are not compatible.So please look for new firmware for your drive or try another brand of discs. ... Acer Aspire™ T180 PC Desktop

Cannot reinstall Windows XP pro to my hard drive which had it alr


I have found 2 websites taht can help you somewhat:\015\0121) this is the one with the steps that can help you, ... E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

DVD Writer not working


Make sure the jumper on the back of the new drive is set the same as the old one. EXAMPLE: Slave, Master, Cable Select ... PC Desktops

Acer aspire 2930 DVD player only opens some dvds


Try Media player classic under k-lite codec pack. Then open video files on the dvd. If it doesn't help try another codec player. If nothing helps could it be that dvd player is not capable of multilayer dvd reading. ... Acer Aspire 2930-4661 Notebook

Installing standard third-party optical drives in VAIO PCV-650 case


Hi there. I've worked for Sony VAIO and can assure you that the only solution is to get a Sony Branded Spare parts. The parts of Sony VAIO are very specific. As of now I see that the only solution for you is to either contact Sony Service Center or g ... Sony VAIO Digital Studio PCV-RX650 PC Desktop

I have an HP pavilion pc that wont turn on


You prolly had the jumpers on the new dvd drive improperly set, you want them set to cable select for most cases. \015\012\015\012if, on the top or bottom of the dvd drive, it does not have a diagram of which jumper is the master, slave ... HP Hewlett Packard Pavilion Slimline S3100N PC Desktop

I have a sony vaio laptop and its dvd drive does not work


The best thing is to get a new dvd drive,or if its new jst get it replaced with warenty ... Sony VAIO VGN-FS550 Notebook

Loading some DVD's


I'm getting this information right out of the "Windows Vista: The Missing Manual" and it does point out that there are compatibility issues if not burned properly or with the wrong format;If you format with the Live File System Format you can t ... PC Laptops

Laptop wont turn on at all/ satellite A215-S7422 pc notebook


On all CD and DVD drives there is a small hole on the front \015\012CD/DVD panel. Straighten a paper clip and insert it into this hole and the tray will pop out, you will then be able to remove the DVD disk.\015\012If your laptop does not ... Toshiba Satellite A215-S7422 Notebook

I have vaio desktop, my sony dvd player stop working, any help is grewatly appreciated


Most likely the drive is bad. They are fairly simple to replace. Just go down to your favorite Big Box store and buy a DVD drive off the shelf. Assuming this is no longer under warranty of any kind, you can just take the side panel off and look ... PC Desktops

My New Gateway isn't recognizing the cd/dvd drive :(


PLEASE read all the way through before doing any of the options.Thanks,Sounds like something in the system files/registry may have gotten corrupt. Perhaps one of the programs you installed caused an issue. Whatever the case, if it's brand ... Toshiba Satellite P205-S6287 Notebook PC

CD rom drive not working


I have Inspiron 530 running Vista and just experienced loss of CD Rom Drives.Check; Click Computer / System properties/ Device Manager/ DVD/CD rom Drives Then Right click and view properties. It will probably say Error Code 10. (Icon at DVD / C ... Compaq Deskpro EP PIII-650MHz/ 128MB/ 10GB/CDROM/ FDD/ ENET/ Keyboard/ Mouse/ WIN98COA/ No OS - (CODEEPPI1210) PC Desktop

Sony vaio desktop dvd drive removal


Hi,It's a while since I've worked on a Sony Vaio Desktop but I'll help you as much as i can.Now i take it you have managed to remove the cover from the casing exposing the internal metal framework that houses the hard drives etc. ... Sony PC Desktops

No CD /DVD Drive Icon


I checked the specifications on the Acer 9410Z, and verified that it ships with Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium. This is actually a very common problem in Windows Vista and tends to occur for a few different reasons. One notable issu ... Acer PC Laptops

Sony Vaio VGN-SZ460N Freezes during Full Recovery


Probably a memory problem even though it doesn't show up on a memory test. Enter the bios and select the option for default setup, "not the optimized setup". Also if you have more then one memory module, remove one and try the install, if you have ... Sony VAIO VGN-SZ460N/C Notebook

Sony Vaio VGN-SZ460N - freezes on System Recovery


I put my money on that you have a CPU over temperature problem, and/or intermittent RAM problem. Be sure you are ESD safe when working on the electronics as follow !I suggest, using a eye piece magnifier and a wooden tooth pic ... Sony VAIO VGN-SZ460N/C Notebook

Dvd wont work


If its the ribbon cable itll tell you when you first turn the computer on. try going to setup in bios and see if it reads it there. i had a problem like this, i tried to have a dvd drive and a cd-rw drive together. i read on the dvd drive that it can ... E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

Vaio fj270 wont boot to windows stuck with a blinking underscore


Hello and thank you for using Fixya!\015\012\015\012First, check and make sure there are no CD's in the CDrom player. Also, check an make sure there is no external storage devices, such as a flash drive, external, etc.\015\012 ... Sony VAIO VGN-FJ270/B Notebook
  • Start your question with What, Why, How, When, etc. and end with a "?"
  • Be clear and specific
  • Use proper spelling and grammar
all rights reserved to the respective owners || www.electronic-servicing.com || Terms of Use || Contact || Privacy Policy
Load time: 1.0090 seconds