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Samsung DVD/CD-RW combo

By dave.elliott ·
I have a DVD/CD-RW combo in a Latitude D505, and has been working ok, but i recently reinstalled XP, now, when trying to burn CD's, using Easy Cd 5.1, all works ok, CD starts to spin as it should but progress bar never leaves 0%, and it never burns. The only way to stop CD spinning it to manually eject it. Have tried to update drivers for it, but cant seem to find any for it, it is a SN-324S. Can anyone help me, or does it sound like a hardware failure, which i believe, but im being told its not?

Thanks Dave

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by dmiles In reply to Samsung DVD/CD-RW combo

Easy CD Creator could be the problem,go to there web site and download the update to 5.1 it should give you the updated files that you will need to reinstall for creator to work properly

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by TheChas In reply to Samsung DVD/CD-RW combo

Version 5 of Easy CD Creator is only partially compatible with XP.

Back when XP first came out, Roxio had a patch for Easy CD 5 and XP.

You installed the patch,
Installed Easy CD 5,
Installed the patch again.

The current revision of Easy CD 5 is

For reading CD and DVD disks, the driver is part of the IDE controller driver for the chip-set on the motherboard.

For burning CDs, the driver is part of Easy CD.


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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Samsung DVD/CD-RW combo

The Chas is quite right about Roxio and the patch for XP. I don't know if they still have it on their web site as they tend to drop all the older software patches over time.

If you can not get a copy drop me an E-Mail through the Peer Mail with an E-Mail address and I'll send you a copy of the patch attached to an E-Mail.


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Pls send me a patch

by abiao2003 In reply to


Pls send me this patch.

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by antuck In reply to Samsung DVD/CD-RW combo

As montioned above try the patch. If you want to test to burner, you can use the built in burning of XP. As long as you have set the CD-RW to be able to burn to (right click the CD-RW drive and go to properties, then go to recording and make sure it is set to record) You can then right click any file and go to "send to" and send the file to the burner. You can then open the CD-RW drive and click on "write these files to CD". If this is able to write the CD then you'll know it is the software.

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