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DVD-R drive issues

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Zenoxio, Jul 31, 2006.

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  1. Zenoxio

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    I have a DVD-R drive on my laptop and desktop. My desktop gets this error when it tries to read a blank CD-R:
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    Disk is not formatted
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    Windows cannot read from this disk. The disk might be corrupted, or it could be using a format that is not compatible with Windows.
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    OK   
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    My laptop reads it fine. Note that the DVD-R that doesn't read the CD-R reads DVD-Rs fine. Both PCs use Windows XP SP2, and both drives are DVD burners. Can anyone tell me what's wrong, and how to fix this? Thanks.
     
  2. ozrom1e

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    What software do you have for reading CD-R's or DVD's on each computer? Roxio or Nero?
     
  3. Zenoxio

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    Uhh? For reading? Those softwares aren't used for reading... they're used for burning.
     
  4. ozrom1e

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    Yes I know that and the question I have missed is the DVD-R drive is it just a read only drive? Actually I want to know this about both machines because a read only drive should not detect the blank disk unless it is formatted. If the disk is blank the only drive that will detect it as blank is a burner drive.
     
  5. Zenoxio

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    I have both those softwares installed. It is not a read-only drive. Neither are.
     
  6. bbearren

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    Will the drive that can't read a blank CD burn a CD?
     
  7. Zenoxio

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    Um... if it can't read it, it certainly can't burn it.
     
  8. bbearren

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    Have you tried to burn a CD with this drive since this problem presented itself?
     
  9. Zenoxio

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    Yes. Since it gets an error on reading, it does not see any CD in the drive.
     
  10. bbearren

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    Have you tried this with both Roxio and Nero?
     
  11. bbearren

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    Another question: does the drive read a burned CD?
     
  12. Zenoxio

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    Yes, it reads burned CDs fine. Let me try with both programs to burn.

    Okay I can't burn. I get this error:
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    Unable to recover TOC - Unit not ready.
     
  13. bbearren

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    The drive may be bad. Have you tried uninstalling the drive from Device Manager and restarting?
     
  14. ozrom1e

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    Do you have both of these programs installed on the same computers? If so they really do not get along too well on the same computers. Roxio Drag-To-Disk and Nero Incd do not like each other and really mess things up.

    Windows XP the software that is supposed to be like the drag-to-disk was originally wrote by Roxio and was a lower version of the real software.

    If you wish to remove the Nero here is a program that will do it.

    download this little tool and it will remove all traces ,including Registry
    Of any 3 third party CD software (as in ...(Incd)

    http://aumha.org/downloads/cdgone.zip

    It's called CDGone ,then after you run it reboot ,what will happen is
    the device manager will find new hardware (which is your CD-ROM)
    don't be alarmed...Just keep clicking next ,till you click finish.
     
  15. Zenoxio

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    I just tried that. Didn't work. Kinda odd if the drive is bad, everything else still works.

    ozrom1e: I will try removing Nero.
     
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