DVD/CD rewritable drive will not recoginize blank CD-R disk
Posted 17 December 2010 - 09:27 PM
Posted 18 December 2010 - 07:10 AM
Have you tried another brand of blank disk?
As strange or as unlikely as it may seem some optical drives are temperamental and will not work with a certain brand, swap one of your blank disks with a friend who has a different brand if you can, if not purchase a single disk to try, whether it works or not it will prove or disprove if it is the issue.
Posted 18 December 2010 - 12:19 PM
Posted 18 December 2010 - 12:27 PM
Posted 18 December 2010 - 12:37 PM
What about burning dvd's, does that still work?
Posted 18 December 2010 - 12:47 PM
Posted 18 December 2010 - 12:50 PM
Posted 18 December 2010 - 01:45 PM
If it works there then phillpower may be correct with his advice.
Posted 18 December 2010 - 11:06 PM
Posted 18 December 2010 - 11:24 PM
1: STARTand the click on RUN
2: Type in devmgmt.msc
3: Click Enter
4: Expand the entry named DVD\CD-ROM drives
5: There you will Right Click on your drive and then click on Uninstall
6: Now close Device Manger and Reboot.
7: When windows restarts it should now notify you it has found a new device. It should reinstall it with no problem.
8: Try to see if it will recognize the blank disks now
Posted 19 December 2010 - 06:46 AM
There is a setting under the drives properties to allow for DVD-RAM recordings, this is enabled by default but will not let you burn a CD or DVD in standard format, go into the drives setting's and disable the DVD-RAM settings and see if that helps.
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