Blu-Ray Not Working After Upgrade

Nov 8, 2009

I upgraded to Windows 7 Ultimate and now my Blu-Ray drive in my Sony VGN-FZ180E notebook pc will not work with Blu-Ray disks. Seems the device driver for the Mat****a BD-MLT-UJ-220 Blu-Ray drive has now become a standard Microsoft 6.1.7600.16385 driver from June 21, 2006. When I click to update the driver it says I have the latest.

I tried Sony's update for the Mat****a drive dated 03/04/2009 firmware update 1.04080723 but got an error message that their F/W loader does not apply to the DVD/CD-RW in my pc. Sony tech support is no help at all. They told me they don't support Windows 7 in my model. That response was a shock to me because it is a 2 year old powerful notebook that originally had Vista. I guess anybody that upgrades to Windows 7 voids the technical support they can get from the PC manufacturer. Any way to force new firmware onto the Blu-Ray drive?


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I've tried upgrading my Vista PC twice. The installation looks like it's going along fine and after about an hour it seems like it finishes the "installing devices" part and when it restarts and comes back up it says that the installation failed and the previous OS will be restored. Anybody else having this problem?

AMD Phenom 8650

4GBs GSkill PC 8500 RAM


XFX 8800GT video card

Vista Business with SP2 build 6002

I even disconnected the printer because it said the drivers wouldn't work.

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How to make a DVD of that student-only Windows 7

So you're a student who has taken advantage of the crazy upgrade deal from but instead of looking at a nice, shiny ready-to-install ISO of Windows 7, Digital River sent you a handful of random files and no ISO! Fortunately, it's very easy to turn them into an installable ISO! Follow this very quick guide to get Windows 7 installing right away.

To start with, make sure your downloaded Windows 7 files (the 'expandedSetup' directory) is unzipped into C: -- it'll make things easier later.

1. Download this tool -- alternatively you can obtain the official pack from Microsoft, but that's a whole darn gigabyte.

2. Unzip and move oscdimg.exe to your System32 directory (likely to be C:WindowsSystem32)

3. Open an elevated command prompt. In Vista you do this by typing 'cmd' into your 'Start Menu' and hitting ctrl+shift+enter.In XP, just type 'cmd' into the Run dialogue (Windows Key+R or from your Start Menu).

4. Type (or copy and paste) the following into your command prompt (this will vary a little, depending on where you've put your expandedSetup folder):

oscdimg.exe âu2 âb"" âh "C:expandedSetup" C:WIN7.ISO

5. Ta'da! You've got a burnable ISO!

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Since there are no Windows 7 Retail Disks to try this out on, this can't be verified.

This also assumes that there is something to be gained by upgrading from XP. My advice..... Do a clean install.

Tell me why this wouldn't work if you know that for sure.

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I've used the Win 7 troubleshoot feature to install this driver (it is meant to be included within Win 7) but this does not work either.

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Feb 27, 2010

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any help?

edit: also i have windows 7 home premium installed right now

and here is exactly what it says:

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