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Can't recognize blank DVDs

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by nardo, Sep 17, 2005.

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  1. nardo

    nardo Thread Starter

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    Neither my Lite-On nor Plextor DVD drives recognize blank DVD disks. Windows explorer will either say "please insert disk" or "drive is not accessible, incorrect function". DVD Express also does not see blank DVDs. I tried DVD+/-R and +RW from different manufacturers. Disconnected and reconnected the cables and uninstalled the drives in device manager and let Windows reinstall them. I can't burn any DVDs. Used to work in the past. Both drives play recorded disks just fine. Any ideas? Drives are in a P4 running XP.
     
  2. bonk

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    Try clicking My Computer/right clicking on that drives icon /click properties/Recording tab/make sure Enable recording is checked.
     
  3. nardo

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    There is no recording tab. Only general, autoplay and hardware and no option for recording under any of those tabs.
     
  4. Dick1038

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    Evidently, Windows thinks it's not a recording drive. It's possible that the drive has defective recording circuitry.
     
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