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mzee
30-01-2013, 04:04 PM
Very strange things happening! I have an LG DVD drive which lists on Windows explorer as a RAM drive. When a CD or DVD is inserted it comes up with a list of jpg's. If I select the drive when empty, instead of asking for a disk it still displays the jpg's. The only exception I have found is a PC World DVD which self boots normally. Before it boots the name changes from RAM drive to ROM drive. I reinstalled the driver but made no difference!
The computer is a Compaq desk top running Windows XP pro Sp3.
Any ideas?

pcuser42
30-01-2013, 04:16 PM
If it says DVD-RAM drive that's normal, there is such a thing.

Trev
30-01-2013, 04:46 PM
I have had a LG DVD drive for one year and it displays as a ram drive. Works with no problems.
:)

mzee
30-01-2013, 05:50 PM
I have had a LG DVD drive for one year and it displays as a ram drive. Works with no problems.
:)
This one displays photos even when empty. Will only work as a CD drive with PC World dvd's only. Does not work on boot up, set in Bios as the first boot disc but doesn't do anything, goes to the HD. Have another one to try. I can't find these photos anywhere so it is a mystery.

mzee
31-01-2013, 08:14 PM
I have replaced the drive, Ok now.