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dvd-r drive is showing blank discs as full


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mksavage

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It started as drive N:, but now N: is gone and 2 seem to have sprung up to take its place- G: (which is inactive) and H: (which is active).

H: now plays back, but will not recognize blanks.

And, yes, I made sure they were really blank.

Not too sure where to go with this...

Thanks in advance.
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Disclaimer: I am not an expert in this field, proceed at your own risk.

I would go to "disk management" found under "control panel" > "Administrative Tools" alternatively you can go to "Run" under the start menu and enter " diskmgmt.msc ". Once there, check to see that the drive has a proper letter and they are no errors. You can right-click on the drive and go to properties to locate the model number. If you have not done so, I would check with the drive manufacture and see if there is a firmware update for that model.

Hope this helps.
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One of these may help:
1. Uninstall the drive through Device Manager.
Restart computer. The drive will be automatically reinstalled.
or...
2. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060
Restart computer.
or...
3. Download, and run Restore Missing CD Drive patch
Double click on cdgone.zip to unzip it.
Right click on cdgone.reg, click Merge.
Accept registry merge.
Restart computer.
or...
4. Go to Device Manager, click a "+" sign next to IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers.
You'll see two items:
- ATA Channel0 (or Primary Channel)
- ATA Channel1 (or Secondary Channel)
Right click on each of them, and click Uninstall. Confirm.
Restart Windows. They'll be automatically reinstalled.
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Thanks for your suggestions. So far I have tried all the things suggested above, but to no avail.

Giving up I just decided to buy a whole new burner.

And the SAME THING is happening!

I am completely confused now...

Is it possible it is some malware issue?...should I go to that area of the forums instead?

Edited by mksavage, 21 March 2009 - 03:12 PM.

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I doubt, but it won't hurt to check.
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