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CDRW Not Recognized

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by DataRace, Apr 13, 2004.

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  1. 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?
     
  2. Firah

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    DataRace,

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  3. Emtronics

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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?
     
  4. DataRace

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    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.
     
  5. Emtronics

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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.
     
  6. ongjn

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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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