CD Writer doesn't recognise blank disc
Posted 26 February 2006 - 09:21 PM
Posted 27 February 2006 - 08:10 AM
If this does not help, you could go to M$ support and search for a similar solution that applies to ME.
Posted 27 February 2006 - 04:15 PM
Posted 27 February 2006 - 04:24 PM
Open up My Computer. Right-click on your cd burner and select Properties. Click on the Recording tab. Make sure the "enable cd recording on this drive" option is checked.
If that doesn't apply to you, you can go to Device Manager, find your CD device, uninstall/remove it, and then reinstall it. That may fix it too.
Posted 27 February 2006 - 05:19 PM
Posted 27 February 2006 - 05:41 PM
Admittantly, I too have been out of ME for awhile, so I have to ask this question... what is it that "normally" used to happen when you put a blank disc in the CDROM? Did the action launch a CD burning program?
Does the CD drive work normally for other things?
Posted 27 February 2006 - 06:00 PM
Posted 27 February 2006 - 06:43 PM
Posted 27 February 2006 - 08:05 PM
Posted 27 February 2006 - 08:06 PM
Give me a little time. I'm going to load up WinMe on a spare blank hard drive I have laying around. I'll be back in about 45 minutes. We'll see what we can find out.
Posted 27 February 2006 - 09:12 PM
Well, I installed ME and put a blank disc into two different drives. Nothing happens.
If I doubleclick on either drive, I am presented with a window with the following information.
Please insert a disk into drive G (H for the other drive)
There doesn't seem to be a program that is natively installed during ME that would allow recording data.
Posted 28 February 2006 - 03:00 PM
Edited by Elementzz, 28 February 2006 - 03:01 PM.
Posted 28 February 2006 - 04:56 PM
First off, WinME doesn't appear to have a "native" program for recording CDs on a fresh install. This means that right after installation, there is no means to record data unless you install a recording program like Nero. So if you simply put a blank CD into your drive and double click on it in My Computer, WinME will not know what to do with it and will come back with the message to insert a disc. It simply cannot read a blank disc.
When you say Nero doesn't detect the disc, what exactly does that mean? Does Nero even recognize your CD/RW drive? What version of Nero are you using?
Do this... put a blank CDR into your drive, launch Nero. If a New Compilation window opens, close it.
Now in the main Nero window, go to the menu and click on Recorder, select Choose Recorder. Make sure Nero recognizes and selects the recorder, then click OK.
Go back to the menu and under Recorder, select Disc info. Read the disc information and find the Available Capacity that Nero lists (time and Mbs) and post it here.
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