PC won't recognize XBox360 HD DVD

Discussion in 'High Definition Hardware' started by Jerry Rutledge, Nov 18, 2015.

  1. I bought a like new, "works great" XBox360 HD DVD player with the intention of hooking it to my WIndows 7 desktop to convert HD DVDs to BluRays. I was told, just plug it in and the PC will recognize it as a Toshiba drive. I have plygged it into 4 different PCs, all with the same result. The PC fails to recognize it. Is there a driver I need or the remote? I have no way that I know of to test this unit, I don't have an XBox. I'm stymied.
     
  2. Driverdis

    Driverdis Member

    either the drive does not get power (easy to tell, just eject tray and see if it works), the USB adapter built-in to the drive is busted, or the drive itself is bad.
     
  3. Thanks. It does power up - drawer opens and closes and you can hear the drive spinning trying to read the disc. But that's it.
     
  4. Driverdis

    Driverdis Member

    Does the drive show up in device manager under DVD/CD drives?

    EDIT: also try another USB cable and see if that fixes it if it does not show up
     
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2015
  5. No, it does not show up in Device Manager. Or Windows Explorer. I tried more than one cable. I did have it plugged into a USB 3 port. Do you suppose that would make a differencee?
     
  6. Driverdis

    Driverdis Member

    Possibly. If it still does not work in a USB2 port, My guess is that the drive or the USB adapter for the drive is broken and the drive will not work with anything.
     
  7. sondeterra

    sondeterra Well-Known Member

    May I ask your operating system and the software you are utilizing?
     
  8. Windows 7 - 64. Software? Well, I had noped to rip the HD DVDs with AnyDVDHD. But of course, haven't gotten that far.......
     
  9. sondeterra

    sondeterra Well-Known Member

    I don't believe that Windows 7 supports HD DVD but I could be wrong. I thought XP or Vista was the last to support HD DVD.
     
  10. It was my understanding that regardless of "support" under Windows 7, it should recognize the drive as a Toshiba drive. Perhaps that's where I've gone wrong. I do have a laptop with XP on it. Perhaps I should give that a try.
     
  11. Adbear

    Adbear Well-Known Member

    Win 7 supports HD DVD drives no problem, I have an old LG drive that supports HD DVD and it has no problems under Win 7
     
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2015
  12. Driverdis

    Driverdis Member

    Works fine with Windows 10 64-Bit, the drive uses the standard CD-ROM drivers that have existed forever.