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CD-writer faulty?

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  1. ppiepp

    ppiepp Thread Starter

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    Hi there,

    Here's my problem:
    I have a problem burning CD-Roms. When I burn a CD the process terminates correctly. When I look on the CD, there's nothing there!!
    When I put the CD in another CD-Rom drive, same thing...
    The CD is only readable in a Burning software program (Nero). There I can make an image from the faulty CD-R. The image is OK!
    What happens here?? It seems the burning laser generates too little power... So the burning is done, but the CD-R is usesless.

    Please help!!!

    Conf:
    Targa Visionary XP laptop (AMD 2200+)
    CD-RW drive: Samsung CD-RW/DVD SN-324B

    Thanks
    PpiepP
     
  2. n2gun

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    It could be as simple as a dirty lens. Have you tried cd-rw's? Also make sure the software is set right. I had that happen to me. It said it was making an image, which it was, on my hard drive.
     
  3. Elvandil

    Elvandil

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    Try XP's burner to see if you can burn a readable CD that way.

    Select files to burn, right-click and Send To your burner.

    Open My Computer, open the CD-RW drive, click File, and burn your CD.
     
  4. ppiepp

    ppiepp Thread Starter

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    ok i'll try cd-rw's. I know the software and how it works.

    I'll clean the lens.. Earlier it did work all fine. So maybe it's just that.
    I'll let you know!

    PpiepP
     
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