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CD drive wont recognise blank cds

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by kate89, Nov 20, 2008.

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  1. kate89

    kate89 Thread Starter

    Nov 20, 2008
    my CD drive won't recognise my blank cd's, as it always used to
    and its also playing up when i insert other discs
    for example [I'm assuming the top drive is DVD drive (E: ) , and the one underneath that is DVD RW drive (F: )]
    when i insert a burnt audio cd into drive F:, it doesn't get recognised. i'll click on DVD drive (F: ) and it'll ask me to "please insert a disc into drive F:". same thing happens when i use a normal audio cd (an album)
    if i insert either of those into drive E: they play normally in Windows Media Player.
    when i insert a DVD-R disc with data on it, into drive F:, it asks me to drag the files that i want to put on the disc (when it already has files, and i have checked this on another computer). when i put the DVD-R disc with data in drive E:, it goes unrecognised.
    finally when i insert a DVD movie into drive F:, it goes unrecognised, but makes a weird noise while in the drive.. however it plays normally in drive E:, so i have no problems with DVD movies

    my main problem has been with blank CDs
    they totally go unrecognised, in both drives. windows media player does not recognise either.
    i am using the same brand + type of blank CD i have always used with this computer (that have always worked), and they are definately blank.

    i tried uninstalling my drives thru control panel/device manager/DVD CD rom drives - uninstall, and allowing windows to update when i restart the computer. that did not work.
    im not a very bright person when it comes to computers, but i try to fiddle around a bit with settings to see if its a small error, but i just cant get past this problem
    please help!

    my drives are HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GSA-H31N
    if that helps...
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