Problem with Sony dvd rw aw G170A

boot_hill374

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When I try to access empty cds on the above device I get

E:\Is not accessible

Incorrect function.

The device is fine with pre-recorded cds and dvds???:devious:
 

Dark Atheist

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either you have cheap discs, dirt on the lense, in need of a firmware update, or drive is on the way out
 

LeeJend

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You can not "access" an empty CD. You either need to burn something to it or format it with InCD or an equivalent. InCD and it's variants come with Nero, Roxio, built into Windows on latter service packs. These programs must be installed to work, and they may have been omitted when you installed your burn software.

To verify the drive recognizes a DVD/CD blank and can work with it Nero (and probably Roxio) have utilities to check the blank. Or you can download freeware that will read a blank, I think CDINFO or DVDINFO is one name.
 

LeeJend

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It depends on what boot_hill meant by "access". Since you covered the hardware aspect I threw in the software side. One of us should have gotten the answer. :)
 

Dark Atheist

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it does that here with my new dvd drive, obviously you can access a raw fs till its burnt or formatted, trying to do too much here, so not paying attention, naughty me :D
 

dreamliner77

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Uninstall the IDE channel that the drive is on and reboot. Let Windows redetect the drive.
 

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