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DVD Drives won't recognize blank media


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unpluggedsb

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For some reason my dvd drives only recognize blank CD-R's or DVD-r's every once in a while. I've tried a couple of different brands (including the Sony CD-R's that used to work all the time). They will always recognize a CD-RW that I've erased and CD-R's and DVD-R's that have already been recorded.

In Windows Media Player 10 it either says the disk is in use or that there is no disc. In My Computer, when I check Properties it shows 0 used space and 0 free space.

Any ideas?
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It's even more curious. When I tried it again this morning, after the computer had been in standby mode all night, Windows Media Player recognized the disk - still in the DVD RAM drive and allowed me to burn to it. I popped in another one and tried it again, but just said no cd in drive. I did exactly the same thing this afternoon after it had been in standby mode all morning. Burned on cd but wouldnt recognize the second one. Any reason why this would happen?

Oh yeah, rebooting doesnt help.
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Zip into the hardware forum...those guys are great...
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