CDRW Not Recognized

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DataRace

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My computer is not recognizing CDRW's. Everything I try just tells me that theres no disk in the D Drive. It recognizes CDR's just fine. What's wrong and what can I do?
 
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What software are you using? (ie Nero) Your CD ROM sees CD-Rs but not the RWs? Does it see a data CD or Music CD? Did you load or un-install any software of late? Is this XP Home?
 

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Emtronics said:
What software are you using? (ie Nero) Your CD ROM sees CD-Rs but not the RWs? Does it see a data CD or Music CD? Did you load or un-install any software of late? Is this XP Home?
I am using Nero and have tried WMP. Yes it sees CD-Rs but not RW's. It doesn't see either a data or music CD. I am going for a music CD. Nope, nothing lately. And yes, XP home.
 
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When this kind of thing happens, I try a CD ROM cleaner on the drive and see if that improves its operation. If not, then I suspect the drive is failing.....Based on your answers, and if you have checked the Device Manager for errors and found none, that is the only conclusion. A virus/worm may cause weird things in drives but will also cause other problems in your system, so I doubt this also.
 
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You may need to flash the filmware of your CD writter. Please check your drive manufacturer and download the lastest filmware from the website. It should be working fine afterward.
 
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