Having problems with your PC Laptops ?

Sony VAIO laptop; DVD-R not reading disks

\015 My laptop no longer reads disks. Error on screen says "The request could not be performed because of an I?O device error."\015

Answers :

Check the status of the device in Device Manager to make sure that the device driver is working correctly. (If you need help doing that please ask.)

If no joy then:
\015\012Change the transfer mode for your CD drive in IDE Channel Properties\015\012loadTOCNode(2, 'resolution');\015\012loadTOCNode(2, 'resolution');\015\012\015\012\015\012\015\0121.\015\012Click Start, right-click My Computer, and then click Manage.\015\012\015\0122.\015\012Under Computer Management (Local), click Device Manager.\015\012\015\0123.\015\012On the right side, expand IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers.\015\012\015\0124.\015\012Right-click the channel where your CD drive is connected, and then click Properties. Typically, this channel is Secondary IDE Channel. \015\012\015\0125.\015\012On the Advanced Settings tab, in the Transfer Mode box for the device that represents your CD drive, click PIO Only. Typically, this device is Device 0. Then, click OK. If\015\012the issue is not resolved after you change the transfer mode for the\015\012secondary IDE channel device 0, your CD drive may not be located there.\015\012Use the same procedure to change the transfer mode back to DMA if available. Then, repeat these steps to change the transfer mode for IDE devices in the following order until the issue is resolved: \015\012\015\012\015\012\015\012•\015\012Primary IDE channel,\015\012device 1\015\012\015\012•\015\012Secondary IDE channel, device 1Note Primary IDE channel,\015\012device 0 is connected to your boot disk. This is the hard disk that typically contains your operating system.
Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for PC Laptops

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 :

Ibm t23 laptop dvd rom not reading some dvds


Sounds like you need a DVD decoding software, ie... winvid, interdvd, and powerdvd. Windows media player will play some DVD's, but many DVD's, especially newer ones, need an additional decoder in order to work. ... IBM ThinkPad T23 Notebook

Sony VAIO laptop; DVD-R not reading disks


Check the status of the device in Device Manager to make sure that the device driver is working correctly. (If you need help doing that please ask.)If no joy then:\015\012Change the transfer mode for your CD drive in IDE Channel Pr ... PC Laptops

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

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

The computer shuts off when the screen is adjusted forward.


This is going to be a little lengthy, and I thought I should advise you in advance.This is the Service manual, for the Sony Vaio VGN-FJ series notebook PC's. (The Vaio VGN-FJ270/B is part of the VGN-FJ series)http://www.tim.id ... Sony VAIO VGN-FJ270/B Notebook

Disk drive malfunction(cant read or write disk)


I fu got help from me by my solution in other problem pls rate me FIXYA if u like ... Sony VAIO VGN-N110G/W Notebook

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

Webcam Not Working on Sony VAIO VGN-FE670G


I use a VGN-FE670G as well although I've never had any trouble with the integrated camera. However, here's where you want to start (assuming Windows XP Media Center Edition with all the updates): Open your Control Panel (Classic View, not Category ... Sony VAIO VGN-FE670G Notebook

Vgn-nr185e (sony vaio) read error.. alt+ctlr+del to restart


What are you using to reformat the hdd? if you havent formatted the hdd using any retail version of od disc, youmay try to access the vaio recovery partition.. that is when you restart the computer, then press f10 key repeatedly for 5-7secs. it will ... Sony VAIO VGN-NR180EW Notebook

Sony Vaio VGNNR330E laptop wont start up right even after recover


I think you may have bad sectors on the hard drive which is why it loads the software but then when it comes time for the system to read it, it just hangs cause it can't read into the sectors on the hard drive.Best way to determine this, ... Sony PC Laptops

Burning error all the time


The reason why it went from burning everything to barely burning and now not burning is because the laser in your dvd drive is bad. It takes alot of power from the laser to burn dvd's and it only has so many hours that it can burn before it goes co ... Sony VAIO Notebook

940mw - Compatibility


First thing i would check is your settings. See if windows is reconizing two monitors. If not then you will need to tell it to find it. Hook up your second monitor goto add new hardware and see if windows finds it. If it doesnt find it then i would g ... Samsung SyncMaster 940MW 19" LCD Monitor

Dvd recording when i record a dvd on my toshiba laptop with windows vista and try to play it on a dvd player it comes up with disk error. I used a dvd+r disk.


I had the same problem and spent some time looking up this issue. I have a sony dvd player and it seems to have trouble reading almost any burnt dvd or cd. I have read that sonys seem to prefer the cheap dvds and cds for burning. It seems the cheap'O ... Toshiba PC Laptops

My Sony Vaio will not boot to the OS.


You'll need to order the recovery disks from Sony: \015\012\015\012Pricing and shipping information can be obtained from the Sony® ... Sony VAIO PCG-K35 Notebook

Vaio VGN-S460 won't boot


Maybe simply buy another SATA HDD to replaced faulty one, which you said it came with "clicking noises".\015\012\015\012you also can try hold tee 'C" or "F12" when you power on the laptop to get from DVD booting. ... Sony VAIO VGN-S460 Notebook

Lightscribe dvd writer840


Hi,Before reading the rest of this article, make sure the DVD isclean and undamaged. You can also try inserting a specialDVD cleaner disk in the machine, to make sure the headsare not dirty. These cleaner disks are avail ... Compaq PRESARIO SR1475CL AMD Athlon 64 3400+ 2.40GHz, 512MB DDRAM, 200GB Hard Drive, LightScribe DL ... (PW711AA) PC Desktop

Sony vaio VGN-CR320E dvd drive issue


I'm sure some problems with your dvd lens, first clean your lens with dvd lens cleaner and play after finish tracking. ... Sony VGN-CR320E/P Notebook

DVD movie prob. w/ Sony Vaio Laptop


Please do not rate this until we have exhausted all problems that it can be. Thank you.My name is Dean and I have a web site with some things that might help the problem. Even if it does not help it will thoroughly clean your computer o ... PC Laptops

Pioneer dvd-rw dvr-k17 problem


I had the same problem, it occurred right after windows installed sp2 and my laptop showed no dvd player with any program, I restored my laptop to the previous day before the update and it worked fine again, after that I just let windows update by it ... PC Laptops

I cant reformat my sony vaio laptop


Hi,Try to replace XP Disk, if not then change DVD-ROM, if not then Remove the AC power and the battery from the system. Press and hold the\015\012power button for 20 seconds to properly discharge the unit.At the bottom o ... Sony VAIO Digital Studio PCV-RZ34G PC Desktop

Bought a floor sample, a few simple questions, please help!


Most new VAIO's do not come with any recovery CD or DVD what so ever.The Vista installation has a recovery on the Hard Drive, so the use is welcome to create his own backup and recovery CD's. SONY tech support will probably tell you the s ... Sony VAIO VGN-NR220E/S Notebook PC

WONT PLAY DVDS ,BUT PLAYS CDS


You need to check a few things. May seem basic, but we start with basic steps.\015\0121) Is the drive a DVD capable drive? Not all optical drives are made to read CD's and DVD's. Earlier models only read CD's. Should either have a raised DVD sy ... Sony PC Laptops

I can't boot up the Vista install on a Sony Vaio VGN-NR160E


Go to your BIOS Setup, see to it that there is a Hard Disk Boot Priority, maybe you didn't put it there. ... Sony VAIO VGN-NR160ET Notebook

Problem with sony vaio laptop


Your Harddisk drive did not detect by your motherboard, try to remove the IDE cable and the power cable to the harddisk and return it back and surely fit in..\015\012\015\012tnx\015\012-micro ... Computer System Cooling

My dvd drive doesnt reconise disks when they are in the drive


2 things that u have to check 1) Is your DVD disks damage so u cannot read it?2) Is your DVD drive spoil so cannot read your DVD?To check condition 1), u may try insert other "good" DVD to make sure your DVD drive may read it ... Acer Aspire 3050-1733 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: 0.8147 seconds