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PC will not recognize a CD-R nor RW


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Re; Windows xp home e.
I wonder what its like having a computer without a bunch of files clogging it up especially if your still on dial up modem.
I never tried to download files larger than 3MBs until I upgraded to XP home e from Win98 SE. Now that I have some speed I'd like to take advantage of downloading mega MB size files unto a CD but everytime I opt to move a file to the E:drive....I keep getting insert disc....funny thing is the disc is already in there.
It recognizes every other CD when it comes to playing factory pre disc recorded music or installing software so I know its works in that department.
Is it the memorex CD-R or CD-RW that doesn't work, I've tried both....I read somewhere that if you hold it up to the light and the more you cans see through it the better for creating back up discs. I can't see squat through memorex.
<_<
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Hi,
Just got some questions
1.) are you using CD-R's? If not you wont be able to burn any cd's
2.) Do you have more than one burning program installed? If so they sometimes clash screwing up everything.
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I've tried them both...but kept the CD-RW....and returned CD-R for a complete refund....I've tried several programs...yes...but when it wouldn't recognize the CD rom...I would uninstall them a six pack at a time...just kidding....individually as matter of fact. Then launced registry medic to manually regedit them out of there.
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Welcome VeriChip <_<

Have you checked to see if a firmware update is available for your CD-RW drive?
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Thank you Admn.
I have a Hitachi DVD-ROM GD 5000. Is there a link in your threads for firmware updates?
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There doesn't seem to be any firmware updates?
http://www.hitachi.u...forbus/Storage/

Also found this <_<

the GD 5000 can read DVD R-media. However, it can only
read DVD-R media with a capacity of 3.95GB. The current
industry standard for DVD-R media is 4.7GB. This is because
the GD 5000 was created before the DVD Consortium agreed
upon a 4.7GB standard. Please check the size of your DVD-R
disc, if it's larger than 3.95GB then that's the problem.


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<_<

My original driver that came with windows 98 SE was ATI 3D Rage directX 8.1. I have a link for CATALYST 4.3 DirectX 9 download....should I roll back and upgrade that way? Or is that something all together different. Plus I still have the software for ATI 3.0 in case Tweak xp deleted all unecessary files.

Is there software to install ATAPI CD-(M) RW Drive or anything similar to it. Or do I need replace my midtower?

:D
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My original driver that came with windows 98 SE was ATI 3D Rage directX 8.1. I have a link for CATALYST 4.3 DirectX 9 download....should I roll back and upgrade that way?

That's the driver for your video card. <_<

Try installing new ASPI drivers and see if that helps:
http://download.com....8-10219041.html
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no luck with the install bat file at its source so I went to install new hardware wizard and tried to navigate it through the browse....directed it to where the 25 files were and it kept asking for *.inf file....that it couldn't be found.
should I rename the install bat file to *.inf?
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Here's more info:

Cannot find a CD recorder
Windows Media Player cannot copy the files because it cannot find a CD recorder. Check the connection between your computer and the CD recorder. The Windows operating system may not recognize the CD recorder. Use the Add Hardware Wizard in Control Panel to install the appropriate driver file, and then try copying the files again.

For more information about the Add Hardware Wizard, see Windows Help and Support.

Error ID = 0xC00D1176, Remedy ID = 0x00000003

That remedy ID....Is that the name of the missing file?

I know the connection is fine between CD player and computer because they are one in the same....I mean its not an external device...Hello.
I will investigate some more and come back with something to solve this.
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Do you have access to another drive to test? It looks as though yours has failed. <_<
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If there is I have not located it....I know evertime I open device manager and trouble shoot my options are:

My drive can read a CD-ROM, but it cannot play an audio CD.
My drive can play an audio CD, but it cannot read a CD-ROM.
My DVD drive can read a CD-ROM and play an audio CD, but it cannot play a DVD.
My drive cannot read or play any type of disc.

None cd recorder(burner) not found, which is the one and only problem.

I can run dxdiag but thats for sound card only or is there cd recorder test in there as well?

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<_<

Look what I got from Hitachi DVD-ROM GD 5000 support team.

What exactly is it that you are trying to resolve? The error you're seeing
is completely normal for the GD 5000. The GD 5000 is a DVD ROM drive. It
is capable of playing CD and DVD media. It can't record. It isn't a
writer. So you will always get this message from Windows Media Player.

Now if I could only find a software that could convert itself into hardware, any Merlins out there?

:D

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:P

Look what I got from Hitachi DVD-ROM GD 5000 support team.

What exactly is it that you are trying to resolve? The error you're seeing
is completely normal for the GD 5000. The GD 5000 is a DVD ROM drive. It
is capable of playing CD and DVD media. It can't record. It isn't a
writer. So you will always get this message from Windows Media Player.

Now if I could only find a software that could convert itself into hardware, any Merlins out there?

:o

Veri.

:D That would explain it <_< Never even thought to check if it was a burner. :D
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