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CD-RW not picking up rewriteable CD's

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by JJ4Short, Apr 7, 2005.

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  1. JJ4Short

    JJ4Short Thread Starter

    Apr 7, 2005
    Although my CD-RW DOES pick up store-bought CD's, it now no longer picks up rewriteable C.D.'s. I initiated PC Doctor. I was instructed to insert a rewriteable C.D. I did. After about 10 minutes, PC Doctor advised me that it was NOT a rewriteable C.D.

    Do I need to change my CD settings? If so, how do I go about that?

    I put a CD cleaning CD into my player and the rewriteables STILL aren't being picked up.
  2. kiwiguy


    Aug 17, 2003
    This can be a syptom of a failing laser in the drive.

    If that is the case, it is non repairable.
  3. cobefn


    Mar 25, 2005
    I was having this problem also, strange thing was, it worked fine in another user account on the same computer, it seems to be a conflict problem with some software in the main account, I haven't tracked it down yet, but I just switch accounts when I want to write to the drive.
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