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BIZARRE - no CD-R's will burn, DVD+R's work fine in same drive

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Diamond_D, Jul 2, 2004.

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  1. Diamond_D

    Diamond_D Thread Starter

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    Last time I burned a CD with nero I had no problem, a couple weeks ago.

    Now, when I try to load a blank CD into my CD-RW drive, the light just goes red and spins the disc. When I load it into my Iomega DVD+-R/W drive, it recognizes them as blank CD's, and will even start the process of burning with DVD decyptor, but no data is burned and I get a semaphore timeout error.

    BUT, DVD's burned from images in the exact same directory as stuff I try to burn to CD burn Perectly Fine.

    Furthermore, I tried the CD-R's on a completely different comptuer (although, it is on the network here at school along with my computer) and again, the discs are recognized and loaded and blank, but I get a "disc not suitable for recording error immediately with Roxio and Music Match.

    Uninstalling and reinstalling the drives does nothing. My DVD burner works fine in every way except burning CD-R's.

    I have tried 5 different kinds of CD-R and CD-RW's now and nothing seems to solve this problem. I ran Norton, Ad Aware, and Spybot last night with nothing out of the ordinary. I did notice that System Restore has been turned off, which is something I would never do (bummer for me, can't try going back with settings). Any ideas???? Thanks for your help
     
  2. CoasterFreak

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    Try uninstalling and reinstalling. Make sure you have the right recorder set in Nero. If that doesn't help. You got me (n)
     
  3. etaf

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    whats in device manager for the CD?
    what happens if you put a written CD in can it read normally and work OK?
    whats the make/model of PC>
    whats the make model of CDwriter?
    whats software version are you using to write with ?
    do you have 2 software writers on the PC together?
     
  4. JohnWill

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    I just put a Pacific Digital DVD+/-RW drive in the mail back to them because of a similar issue, this may just be a defective drive.
     
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