Windows 7 RC - A Fix for DVD Writer not recognised as a Writable Device

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  • I have a Toshiba Satellite Lap Top with a Pioneer DVD-RW DVDRTD08A DVD Writer, but although Windows 7 detected it, applications such a CDBurnerXP did not see it as a writeable device.

    The Registry did not have the 'filter' keys suggested elsewhere in regard to DVD ROM problems and disabling AHCI (another suggestion on the CDBurnerXP website) caused Windows 7 to blue Screen.

    Eventually I found a reference elsewhere to the Intel Matrix Storage Manager. I installed this and it fixed the problem!

    I think this is because Windows 7 RC does not have a driver to support the Intel AHCI Controller, and this is installed when you install the Intel Maxtrix Storage Manager. 

    Hopefully this may help others suffering similar problems.

    Thursday, July 09, 2009 5:36 PM

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