CD Burner not working
Posted 28 January 2006 - 07:05 PM
Posted 29 January 2006 - 02:32 PM
In any case, I have found a diagnostic utility for your particular drive on Dells website. You may want to download it & run to see if it tells you anything useful :
Posted 29 January 2006 - 03:57 PM
Posted 29 January 2006 - 04:01 PM
Posted 29 January 2006 - 05:06 PM
Posted 30 January 2006 - 08:59 PM
I treid it again, and the same thing happened. Throughout the primary IDE, the disk is spinning, but when it stopped i thought something was wrong. I ejected the disk, same results. It seems to stop after primary IDE and not move into secondary IDE.
Am i even booting the disk right? i tried the other thing on the menu relating to IDE, it was to boot to the IDE, my computer just started up normally.
I know my disc is 3.11 or later, but I'm not sure if im past 4.0 or not, i tried that one since it was first. I will also try to second one.
Posted 31 January 2006 - 05:38 PM
You said the diagnostics tests the primary IDE drive & then stops, at which point you eject the CD. Does the diagnostic actually finish testing the Primary IDE before it stops?
Also, when you said that the disk was spinning throughout the primary ide test, I assume you mean the CD, right? Have you tried just waiting for a while instead of ejecting the CD?
The reason being, is that theres a good chance that the diagnostic tests require a CD to be inserted in order for the test to be run. Whether it is looking for the ResourceCD or a blank CDR etc, I don't know, but the absence of any CD at all may explain why the secondary IDE tests can't be run.
Posted 01 February 2006 - 05:47 PM
Yes, i did mean the disk.
I will try it again, this time I won't eject the CD, I'll let you know how that works.
Posted 03 February 2006 - 07:09 PM
Posted 03 February 2006 - 09:26 PM
Posted 04 February 2006 - 08:01 PM
Run it, then expand the Hardware branch->storage devices
Select the CDRW drive in the top pane so you can see the drive details in the lower pane. It will tell you what the drives 'Location' is (e.g secondary master). Can you find out & let me know please.
Posted 05 February 2006 - 09:56 AM
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