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CD-DVD/RW problem


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Highlander58

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My CD-DVD/RW drive does not recognise blank DVD discs. It does recognise blank audio discs, and will play DVD discs. Any ideas anybody?
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Hello Highlander58.... Welcome to GeeksToGo,,



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Sounds like maybe the write part of the drive has failed.
Are the blanks discs able to be seen in another system?
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I haven't tried the DVDs in another system, but I have tried 2 different brands of disc. I can write to blank audio discs with no problem though.
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I'm confused now. How can it write to blank audio discs if it doesn't recognise blank audio discs :confused:
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No, it's blank DVD discs it doesn't recognise. There's no problem with blank audio discs, and it will play both types of disc.
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OK then it may be the dvd writing side that is bad.
If you have tried different manufacturers discs and still no luck then I would say it is failing.
Is the drive seen in My Computer?
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The drive itself shows in My Computer, but not the blank DVD discs. I do have a second system, but that keeps crashing... I've just booted it up now, to see if it recognises the discs, and it does, so the discs aren't the problem. The DVD disc brands I have got are Kodak and Philips.
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Yep I would say the write side of the dvd part is faulty.
Replacement is what I suggest.
What is wrong with the other system?
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The other system? It's a few years old now... it just keeps crashing if I try to do much on there. I'm contemplating taking it to the local repair man, if it can be cured without paying out too much, I might let him have a go.
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Can you post the specs on the syste, and maybe I can help you fix it and it won't cost you anything but a thank you. ;)
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It's an HP Pavilion, with an Intel Pentium D, 2.66 GHz, 1.93 GB RAM, running Windows XP Home Edition, it has 3 hard drives.
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OK first thing is try booting into Safe Mode With networking
Lets see if the issue happens then. If not then we could be dealing with a driver, startup or service issue. If so then we have to look at hardware then.
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Are you still having problems with your issue?
It has been 13 days since your last response and I was wondering if the issue has been resolved?
If so can you explain how it was resolved so others may be able to fix it if they have the same issue.
If not please let us know and we can continue with helping you to resolve the issue.
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