samsung sd612 dvd-rom will not plat dvd's since xp upgrade
Posted 30 January 2004 - 07:51 AM
have you downloaded the dvd codec (divX)?
Posted 30 January 2004 - 07:55 AM
Posted 30 January 2004 - 09:01 AM
Basically if it works in another machine it sounds like your current machine doesn't have any dvd codecs installed like DivX or one of the commercial players like PowerDVD or WinDVD installed.
Posted 03 February 2004 - 09:57 PM
Posted 04 February 2004 - 06:33 AM
I've tried everything.
After installing XP Pro SP1 my Samsung DVD ROM SD-616F just refuses to play DVDs.
It'll play music CDs without a problem but it just won't have a bar of any DVD - I'm using PowerDVD XP 4.0 with the lastest patch installed.
The drive was working just fine under W2K before I did a fresh install of XP to a different drive.
Since then I've upgraded to the latest firmware. I've uninstalled the thing, gone through the registry and deleted any references to it (there was one under Local Machine\System\ControlSet002\Enum\IDE that it wouldn't let me delete), then I shutdown, unplugged the thing and rebooted a couple of times without it connected.
After doing all this I then reconnected it, Windows found it again but it still refuses to play DVDs.
This seems to be a common problem from what I can see but I have been unable to find a difinitive answer.
Can anyone out there help - this is driving me batshit.
Posted 05 February 2004 - 07:53 AM
Posted 20 October 2004 - 07:41 PM
I've got the same problem of my Samsung SD612 not playing/reading DVDs, but I'm using Windows 2000.
I think it may have happened when I installed Office XP and so I don't think it's necessarily WindowsXP that causes the problem.
Anyone come across this?
Posted 19 January 2005 - 10:31 PM
I believe what is happening is that Microsoft wants us to pay another $80.00 or so to have permission, back, to use our dvd's and cd-writers. I had Windows Me. Which is a distaster within itself. My CD writer worked fine and I could play everything and anything on the dvd player. So, I upgraded to XP Home, expecting that I installed a more intelligent program. Now, suddenly, none of the above mentioned works and if I want it to work, I need to fork out another $80.00. Does anyone know if I can reinstall my old dvd programs from my Windows Me?
Posted 21 January 2005 - 09:30 AM
Since samsung has took this and many many other products off its technical support list it will not work under WinXp Home or Pro there is a little thing some one made that upgrades this to firmware .06 but i have yet to try it it may work but then again it may not if u want it it is at Driversguide.com i too have this drive and i hate not being able to play dvds since i did get this drive when it 1st came out for $119 but thanks to "Smart cost lowering thinking" they will not help any of us stuck with there lackstar drive. ;(
Posted 02 February 2005 - 07:54 AM
Now the reason I found this site.
I was looking for drivers for this DVD drive. I am running on the windows XP driver. I got this from a friend the other day and put it in my machine. XP found it loaded drivers for it and I watched a movie. I was thinking I should put the 612 driver in, but now I may just let it alone.
Compaq 400 AMD K6-2
running XP Pro SP1 (had nothing but troubles on my other
puters with SP2 so I did not install
SP2 on this puter)
I use WinDVD4 as my viewing program.
Good Luck and I hope this may help in some way.
Posted 20 March 2005 - 11:42 PM
If you're not sure what version of the SD-612 you have (B F or S), there is a sticker on the bottom of the drive that will tell you.
Posted 05 June 2006 - 02:19 PM
And it is now recognized and reads cd's and dvd's fine.
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