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umm Broken Cd drive?


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Foxxed

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:) HALP..


I just got some 700Mb Memorex Cd`s and i put one in both CD drives (:E and :F)

I can put the files i want on dive :E but when i try to write the files it says there is no Cd in drive :E
And when i try to use drive :F it just says there is no CD there

BUT when i use the WPM burner it will only put like 10 songs on one CD :)


PLEASE HELP ME.. i even tried cleaning them both out with Dust busters(or something like that)
:) :)
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What CD drives do you use? I've used CD drives before that won't detect some cd-rws and dvd drives that won't detect dvd-rs, you'd be suprised it's not rare with the cheaper drives.

I'm no professional, especially with DVD/CD drives. My Super writemaster DVD multi recoder SpeedPlus drive has problems, and it seems to get par or even above average reveiws; my first DVD-RW drive, actually just got it :) It rarely detects DVD-Rs, and spits them out the second you start burning, rendering them 100% useless.

It's hit and miss, I find, with cd/dvd drives and software :/

Edited by Kei_Centillion, 27 March 2008 - 04:01 PM.

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I can find Pre-writen disks

but no blank CD`s...its really weird

Oh an i`m using a Sony 52x/32x/52x/16x for :E
and an LG 12x 8x 32x for drive :F
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Ok so i got it to START burning but it wont put any songs on the disk.

It gets to 99% before it even starts the first one and it comes up with a

*Files Cannot be Written to disk, Please in sure the disk is clean and un-damaged.
or try a different brad of disks*

I tried 3 disks...Wont write on a single one
and these are the same brand i`ve always used
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If you have tried 3 disks and it won't write on any of them and you use these disks all the time then it sounds like the burning part of the writer is on its way out.

You could try some other disks if you can buy 1 or 2 but it sounds like its on its way out.

How long have you had the writer?
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My vote is the CD`s...since i get the same error for both drives
Error

I`m going to try them in moms laptop in the morning and if they don't work in it, i know its the CD`s

I even tried using I-tunes Still came up with a could not write files to CD
even though the drive was working

Edited by Foxxed, 27 March 2008 - 08:35 PM.

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On i-tunes it unknown error (4261)
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i vote that its the CDs too... memorex CDs (and even their blank audio tapes for that matter) are crap.... use TDK or Verbatim....


also age of the CDs plays a part... the older the CDR (how long ago did you buy these?) the harder it will be for the drive to recognise/burn them...

...another tip would be to slow the drive down (use 8x or less) when burning these cheap CDs... might get things to work then...
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I put them in moms laptop and they worked fine so i guess my Write is done huh...

IDK i think their like 3 years old.....

Will overclocking screw up CD drives?
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when you say "overclocking" i assume you mean the CPU yes? if so that can destabalize the entire system... and can cause damage if its not properly cooled.... its always best to run the CPU at its rated speed...

switch things (CPU/RAM/FSB) back to the speed they are -supposed- to run at and try again...
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Im not overclocked now cuz i couldnt ever get a stable setup

I`m just wondering if one,may have screwed something up in the write on the drives
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since you arent overclocked and since theres no way two drives could go out at exactly the same time the most likely culprit is a software problem... that is if the drives can still read discs that you have burned in the past (not blank) and pressed discs...

but just to be sure check the cables... and if everything is good there try reinstalling the drives in software.... go to the hardware manager and uninstall/remove both drives then reboot and let windows re-detect the drives and try burning again...
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