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CD-RW Drive Not Reading Any Discs!


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JoshXC

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My CD-RW Drive is not reading any discs of any format or size. I use 2 CD/DVD Drives. After using Nero Express to burn a small .rar file (which failed due to Nero not responding) I restarted Nero Express and tried to burn the file again. However when I inserted a new blank disc it said PLEASE INSERT A WRITABLE BLANK DISC or something like that. Now I have reinstalled drivers and rebooted and did registry repairs and virus scan and trojan/spyware scans. I have two drives for media CD's.

1. E: HP CD-Writer +9100 [the problem]
2. F: Hitachi GD - 2000 [not a burner but reads DVD's and all CD's]

My disc works in other computers and I've burnt on the same brand CDRW on different computers. This is a serious problem becuase I am a student and this is my main computer. Nero has to be the problem but there must be some external way to fix it outside of Nero Customer Support. I am looking for someone who knows about registry files and the possible error not a person who is going to question the lens dust or IDE cable. The cable is connected and power is on and my lens is clean.
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Michael

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Hello and Welcome to Geeks To Go

I know that this might sound silly, but are you using the right type of DVDs some drives can only burn to DVD-R/RW and some to DVD+R/RW please note the + and - it is important, and has court out many people before.

Also where do you get the .rar file that you were trying to burn.
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OK I know that would work with a DVD WRITER but the HP one I have is a CD Writer and the discs work well. By the way i created the rar.

Edited by JoshXC, 13 October 2005 - 07:32 PM.

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Well then if you have a CD writer, you will not be able to burn DVDs. External DVD writers a very cheep, maybe you should consider getting one.
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