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CDRW/DVD drive doesn't burn cds


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i tried to burn some files on a cd using nero smartstart. the cd was a blank cd-r. it didn't work and ejected it. i have tried with loads of other cds and even other programs. it seems that i the drive doesn't burn cds

the actual drive itself works fine playing cds

any ideas /help

thanks, scott
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Howdy:

I see you are using XP.. Are you getting an error message??

What make and model of burner are you using??

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hey

thanks for replying

it is a COMBO-52X16C

i have tried uninstalling the driver and restarting the computer and reinstalling the driver but it doesn't work

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What kind of "CD" are you tryin to make?

Audio,mp3 or Data ?
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i have tried all of them; audio,mp3 and data but none work
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Just curious but I remember that with this program one has to state whether it's a cd or a dvd that one is burning, could it be this then, meaning that the setting in still in DVD, when it should be cd-r

Edited by fleamailman, 10 September 2005 - 01:02 AM.

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with nero, you only have that option to change between cd and dvd if you have a dvdrw drive
mine is set to cd
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Did it always act this way or just start recently??

You may need to update the firmware and driver but, to do that, you would need the exact make and model on the drive (open case and did it from cd-r/rw)..

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it just started recently

i'll open up the box
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Okay.. let us know what you find!!

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it is a BKM-52x16 C

i have downloaded the firmware at http://www.cdfreaks....e/firmware/1001

don't know what to do with it
there isn't a straight forward installation "program"

Edited by scott452, 16 September 2005 - 09:47 AM.

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just thinking back, the problem started when i put another cd drive in the machine. this drive was from my old computer and was the only drive. is there anything to do with slave drive etc...

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just opened the box and changed the cd drive (old) from master to slave and the cdrw from slave to master. it still didn't work. i then disconnected the cd drive and put back the cdrw from master to slave. still doesn't work.

the computer is still in its guarantee, should i send it back???

thanks

Edited by scott452, 23 September 2005 - 01:14 PM.

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