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CD-RW Drive not working right

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by corman842, Sep 24, 2003.

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  1. corman842

    corman842 Thread Starter

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    Hi,
    After I finally got my computer to recognize my new CD burner (I stupidly forgot to set the jumper setting as a slave drive, since I already had a primary on that cable) I went to burn my first CD and found that the drive was not recognizing my CD-R's. I had a few different brands, so I tried those, and it still didn't work ( I tried a TDK, a Memorex, and a Verbatim) I decided to see if it read anything at all, and found that even with CD-roms and music CD's it wasn't reading them. The drive won't read anything at all! Is this a problem with the drive, or is it something I can fix without having to go through the trouble of sending it back, or must I begin the incredibly slow process of sending it back?:(
    Thanks,
    Cory
    BTW, the drive is a Sony 32/10/40 CD-Rw if you needed to know that for some reason.
     
  2. mobo

    mobo

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    have you tried updated drivers from the sony website ?
    Also try force aspi layering for it...
     
  3. stickhostcs

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    my cd burner no longer works
    it used to but now it will get 3/4 of the way thru and stop
    it is a samsung rw 48-16-48

    any help is appreciated
    thanks
     
  4. mobo

    mobo

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    Try uninstalling it from device manager then reboot your system.
     
  5. Triple6

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    Do you have another CD-ROM drive in the computer? if so does it read CD'S? Does the CD-RW drive appear in Device Manager?

    You can also try the CD-RW by itself on the IDE cable - unhook the other drive and give it a try.
     
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