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CD Writer Does not recognize CD for burning


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Window XP Service Pack 3 My CD writer does not recognise when I insert a blank CD into it for burning a new CD. Also does not recognise proviously burned CD's from this drive.
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What about a retail cd?
Is it a dvd\cdrom or just cd?
Does the drive show up in My Computer?
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Does Not read retail CD. It is a DVD R/RW. Drive does show up in My Computer as E Drive - I have an F Drive that is also a DVD R/RW that works fine. Sorry for the delay in my response - been out of town.
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No problem as real life takes priority over a lot.
Will it read retail dvd's?
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Wow! Great question and the answer is yes it will! Progress :thumbsup:
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Well actually that could mean that the cd read part of the laser is malfunctioning.
Since it won't read a retail disk that is readable in the other drive I am guessing it verifies the drive is faulty. Try a retail cd that you tried in defective drive in the other drive you have installed. Let me know if it reads it.
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The CD is readable in the other (F Drive) but continues to be not found in the defective (E drive) -- Sounds like bad news for me! :angry:
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Yep replacement drive needed but the good news is they have come down a lot in price. Can you tell me the make of the drive and I will see what I can find for you. Do you have a preference to what brand and what would your budget afford? :thumbsup:
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I'll probably go with an external DVD drive - thinking about a Samsung ( at Amazon for around $30). Not sure what brand is in the CPU at this time. Thanks for your help. Let me know if you need anyother info :thumbsup:
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NewEgg has several Samsung's starting at 29.99 with free shipping HERE
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Thanks!!!
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You are very welcome and please let me know if there is more I can assist you with. :thumbsup:
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