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Comp doesn't detect CD-RW

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by the.plaintastics, Jan 19, 2008.

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  1. the.plaintastics

    the.plaintastics Thread Starter

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    I have a CD-RW Disc that I want to erase, but my RW drive doesn't even detect that it's there!

    The drive itself is fine b/c it can read other cd's, just not this one

    When I check out the drive with the CD in there using windows explorer, it shows nothing!

    And every time I try to erase the CD in Nero, it says that there is an unspecified recorder error and that I need to insert a rewriteable medium as if I didn't even put anything in the drive.

    It used to be a little erratic like this and I would have to stick the CD in and out a couple of times before it worked, but this time it's totally busted.
     
  2. gamerbyron

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    Have you try other cds/dvds as well?
     
  3. the.plaintastics

    the.plaintastics Thread Starter

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    No I haven't tried out any other RWs, I only have this one :p
     
  4. gamerbyron

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    In the Device Manager, try uninstall the cd drive and restart the computer, after you reach into the desktop let windows install it for you. If you don't know how to go to device manager, go to control panels, system, hardware, and click device manager.
     
  5. greed

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    If that doesn't work do to the drive's manufacturer website and get the latest firmware for it.
     
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