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My CD/DVD-RW drive dosen' detect blank DVD's


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joshkeat

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Hi,
I have a problem with my Philips CDRW/DVD scb5265, it reads CD's and DVD's fine.
But when i try to burn something to a DVD (burning to CD works), my drive says please insert disc.
I got free Operating systems because i am a student with Microsoft Academy (XP/Vista/7)
and their on the internet so i needed to download them to my computer to burn the ISO image to DVD. Even third party software says please insert disk like PowerISO and Active@ISO, so it must be my drive.

Edited by joshkeat, 16 February 2010 - 09:45 AM.

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Spyderturbo007

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I ran into this with my desktop on two different occasions and tried everything. The first time it turned out that for some reason my old drive didn't like one particular brand of media. The second time was when the drive just stopped reading all blank media. It would read normal media, but kept telling me to insert a blank disk when I tried to burn. I ended up replacing it with a new drive and it's worked perfectly ever since.
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rshaffer61

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Most likely the DVD write side is bad. The read part works fine on both dvd and cd.
Write side works for cd's but not dvd's
Your option is to replace the drive.
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shantanu roy

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  • for them who have dvd related problomes
  • frist log on to your system with administrater user
  • the right click on my computer then click on manage
  • new window will appeare click on dvice mannager
    then after R/C (right ckick) on dvd/cd writer device and sellect unistall
  • then re-start your sytem ...........
    systum will atomatic ditect your new device if it asks for driver cd provide and install
  • Or use naro vesion 8 for better result
    if still nothing happen send me massages

Edited by shantanu roy, 16 February 2010 - 02:25 PM.

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rshaffer61

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The above instructions are only part of several options for optical drive issues. The complete list I am including but I don't believe this will resolve your issue since the drive works for other purposes.

Broni's canned speech:

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.

Thank's to Broni for the instructions
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