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DVD burner won't recognize cds


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living doll

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Please help!!! I have a DVD burner that suddenly won't recognize any cd's to read or burn. It will burn and read DVDs though. This has happened for no apparent reason. I thought it might be Nero so I uninstalled are reinstalled, but no difference. It keeps prompting me to insert cd, even if it is in the drive. I am getting desperate here. Can anyone help???? :tazz:
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Hello,
What happens when you put a music cd in? Does it play? I'm asking because you mentioned Nero and Nero shouldn't affect music cds... so, I'm just wondering if you meant "all" cds, or only blank ones.

Edited by makai, 06 December 2005 - 03:28 AM.

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This applies to ALL cds whether audio or data. It just won't read them. But if I copy songs to a dvd, the songs will play on my gigabyte DVD burner. So everything I want to record or listen to must be on a DVD. I want to reformatt my old pc and reinstall windows xp (it was pre-installed on it but no install disc was included with package). I have to insert the windows xp install cd disc but the cd can't be read as its on a cd. I have an older HP system 1.3 ghz. Non-upgradeable video card. 32gb ram I think. Hope this makes sense to you and hope you can help me with this puzzler.
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Well, it could be that the electronics governing the CD portion of the drive has failed. It's really difficult to make a call since it does play DVDs and since the player uses the same laser for DVDs and CDs, it kind of rules out that the laser might just be dirty. You could try purchasing a CD cleaning disc and see if it helps... more than likely it won't.

As an aside... the machine you want to install XP on will require you to purchase more ram, if in fact it's upgradable. 32Megs is definitely not enough ram to run XP with. You could get away with 256Megs of ram, but even that's pushing it. 512Megs would be the least I would use. If this machine cannot handle at least 256Megs, it's not worth installing XP on it.
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I have experienced the same problem..It is with nero and I wuse Cr R blank cd's...I am able to burn Dvd's but not cd's..Can anyone help?
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http://www.cdburnerxp.se/ download this software and see if it works...if it does...it may somehow be a nero issue
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Thanks desenette ....I downloaded your program, but it wouldn't let me burn either....I ran the Tools Kit on Nero and it reads Windows 98 and also states I have some missing ASPI files.....I am running Windows XP...Any other suggestions...Thank you in advance
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have you attempted to update nero to the most current version?
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yes i have...i just downloaded 5 packages
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