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Cd drive D: is not accessable

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by men8ifr, Apr 16, 2008.

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  1. men8ifr

    men8ifr Thread Starter

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    If I insert a blank CD into either of my Cd writers I get asked if I would like to open a writeable folder etc which I say yes to as i want to copy files there then write the CD.

    I guess windows knows it is a blank CD OK but then it comes up with D: (or E:) is not accessible. If I try to select the drive from my computer/explorer it says the same thing.

    I have tried many different blank CD's - all do exactly the same. Also there is no searching as if a drive cannot read a CD properly.

    If I put a written CD in either drive it can read the files no problem - the problem is only with blank CD's or writing CD's...

    As usual any help is gratefully received I don't have a clue how to go about fixing this.
     
  2. SBruce

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    The other day I saw on some forum that people had trouble with their CD's not being recognized. It was suggested that the cause may be due to LABELS on the CD causing the trouble. Just a suggestion to check out.
    Bruce
     
  3. redoak

    redoak Gone but never forgotten

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    Make this check: My Computer>Right click on the drive>Properties>Recording Tab
    Make sure the "Enable recording - - " box is checked.

    {redoak}
     
  4. zemo

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    if you can open your case and check you ied cables and your p/w input
    make sure you turn it off first tho XF
     
  5. men8ifr

    men8ifr Thread Starter

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    I'm using the same blank CD's I've used for a long time without problems so don't think its that...
     
  6. men8ifr

    men8ifr Thread Starter

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    If I right click on a drive (there are 2 that do not work for recording) there is no 'recording' tab only General, Autoplay, Hardware and InCd

    If I click the InCD tab there is a tick in the drive capabilities - recorder box.
     
  7. men8ifr

    men8ifr Thread Starter

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    The drives will read CD's and DVD's fine could the cables stop them both writing to blank CD's but allow them to read correctly?
     
  8. men8ifr

    men8ifr Thread Starter

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    When I've just tried another CD it no longer asks me if I want to open a writeable folder etc but immediately comes up with D is not accessible - incorrect function.
     
  9. redoak

    redoak Gone but never forgotten

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    "m": After right clicking the drive, left click Properties at the bottom of the menu. That will bring up several tabs, including "Recording."
     
  10. men8ifr

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    There is no recording tab present.....
     
  11. men8ifr

    men8ifr Thread Starter

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    Any more ideas? Thanks for the replies so far - I fear the only way to get it to work will be to re-install windows...: (
     
  12. Baffled69

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    I know it's no help but I have the same problem. Unfortunately I cannot reinstall as the sytem came already configured and my backup CD's are not recognised. Neither are some CD's with photos. DVD's it does not like at all but some CD's I have created it does. Could it be a configuration problem between media player(s) and device drivers? My other (not computer linked) DVD players recognise that there is data on the disks.
     
  13. SBruce

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    I hope you have cleared your problem. I was just passing alone some info I had read on some other web site regarding "CD not recognized"
    Bruce.
     
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