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RE: CD-RW drive....

Jay T

OSNN One Post Wonder
#1
Looking for solution to my CD drive error when using Nero Burning Rom. The drive itself seems to function normally when I put any kind of media in, but for some reason when I insert a Blank CD-R it won't recognize the disc. When I try to burn a disc or anything related I get "please insert blank CD-R into drive" I've tried unistalling and re-installing the drivers, and playing around with the properties and the Nero properties. nothing seems to fix this.

Any thoughts?

Thanks!
 

madmatt

Bow Down to the King
Political User
#2
Re: CD-RW drive....

What brand/manufacturer is the CD-RW drive? What brand of media are you using (have you tried other types of media)? How old is the drive?

Try using some compressed air and blowing out the inside of the drive (including the lens).

Check for firmware updates.
 

Jay T

OSNN One Post Wonder
#3
Re: CD-RW drive....

brand is a "lite-on" something or other. Was supposed to be a decent drive, only 2 years old max. I'll give it the physical "once over", and let you know.

Thanks
 

madmatt

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#4
Re: CD-RW drive....

Jay T, when you open your PC to take the drive out get the model number off it. Lite-ON may have a firmware update available.
 

Jay T

OSNN One Post Wonder
#5
Re: CD-RW drive....

Hey. Just flashed the firmware and cleaned with disk cleaner and compressed air.
No luck:cry: Any other suggestions? I"m thinkin replacement due to the fact that they are rather inexpensive these days for CD-RW's. This is for sure hardware related, not Nero, because windows is not detecting the Blank CDR's either. If I insert any other kind of media, IE previously recorded CDR's or music cds, software etc. These things read just fine.

Thanks for the help.
 

madmatt

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#6
Re: CD-RW drive....

Jay T, if you right click the drive (in Windows Explorer) and select Properties. Go to the Recording tab. Is recording enabled?

If in fact you are considering an upgrade, you might want to consider a DVD+/-RW drive. I would stick with a brand name (Plextor is my personal favorite).
 

Jay T

OSNN One Post Wonder
#7
Re: CD-RW drive....

I've already checked that, but thank you. Its now recognizing 1 out of 10 cd's I try to put in. If I attempt to write anything I get multiple errors. I'll just have to shop for a new drive I guess , thanks for the suggestions!
 

American Zombie

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Staff member
Political User
#8
Re: CD-RW drive....

Jay T said:
This is for sure hardware related, not Nero, because windows is not detecting the Blank CDR's either. If I insert any other kind of media, IE previously recorded CDR's or music cds, software etc. These things read just fine.
Sounds to me like the blank media you are trying to use may be defective so I would try a different brand.

Do you have more the one optical drive in your system?
 

Jay T

OSNN One Post Wonder
#9
Re: CD-RW drive....

Naw, my DVD drive picks up these cd's just fine, I now realize that if I just open and close the door to the affected CD-RW drive it kind of hangs a bit even if there is no cd in it. It will blink and kind of stall for a good 30 seconds or so. I've heard of alignment issues before etc. could this be a factor? I'm thinkin its garbage regardless.

Thanks guys.
 

American Zombie

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#10
Re: CD-RW drive....

Since you have more then one drive I wonder if you are making sure to select the correct drive to burn from in the drop down menu of Nero.
 
#11
Re: CD-RW drive....

American Zombie said:
Since you have more then one drive I wonder if you are making sure to select the correct drive to burn from in the drop down menu of Nero.
That's not the case since he has tried windows to burn a disk with no luck. :nervous:
 

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