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NEVER detects a CD. Help me!

My drive is detected without errors by windows and says here its fully functioning. No drivers are damaged, no system files missing. But somehow everytime i pop a cd or dvd in it detects it as a blank disc and allow burning on it. Obviously i cant burn any CD either. Any disc no matter empty or written, audio or data, in short, all cd or dvd's cant be read or written. Disabling and re-enabling the drive doesn't work, cant roll back the driver whatsoever. Could it be a dirty lens? Or a system error? Please help me, im desperate.

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Re: NEVER detects a CD. Help me!

Try searching the internet for that model. and look for a firmware upgrade. Download it and intall carefully folling the instructions that came with the download. If this does not work start looking for your reciept.

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Also, WinXP does not allow you to burn DVDs unless you have appropriate burning software installed (e.g. Nero)

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Not exactly The computer detects the drive but windows does not detect the driver. Uninstall the drive in the Device Manager and Restart the computer. This will reinstall the driver..

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Have you tried installing the proper driver for your webcam? You might have got a cd along with it when you brought it. Insert this cd into your pc and connect the webcam. If its not detecting the webcam, just restart your system without removing the webcam. If detection still does not occur, check the connection and make sure you have connected it right. after the found new hardware, click it and select automatically search for drivers,which will search the driver in your system and will be installed from the cd. I hope this fixes your problem.

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Unfortunately this can be a difficult question to answer because of the amount of potential reasons for this issue to occur

Verify you have the latest drivers installed for the CD-R or recordable drive. There are numerous driver related issues that may cause a CD-R drive or other recordable to stop reading a CD-R disc. If you are running Microsoft Windows verify your drive is properly detected and listed in Device Manage with no conflicts or errors.

If Windows Device Manager detects an error on the drive or if it has other drives listed in Device Manager with errors on them remove the device from Device Manager and reboot the computer to let Windows re-initialize the drive.

If Windows shows no errors, the above steps did not resolve the issue, or you are running a different operating system check with the drive manufacturer for updated drivers.

click start control panel administrive tools computer management device manager scroll to cd/dvd rom drives right click properties then properties again then tick enable cd digital cd audio for this cd rom device or scroll to dvd regions select the no _ for your specific area make sure that the dvd burner is getting enough power test all leads that are attached to the dvd burner including electical extensions and make sure they have a secure connection or just replace them there might be bad/faulty or the drivers may have been corrupted or you might have a virus run your antivrus program you might have to physically unplug the leads for this cd/dvd drive restart your computer then plug them back in this should activate the found new hardware wizard or you might have to uninstall then reinstall your DVD/CD or uninstall the driver then reinstall for this device Click start control panel administrative tools computer management device manager scroll down cd-dvd rom drives you might see a yellow question mark ? right click you will have options to update driver,roll back driver,or select properties general troubleshoot, select driver click to reinstall drivers click update driver or uninstall then reinstall if this does not fix the problem it might be a registry problem if you cant see your disk drive in windows explorer
Close all open programs

Click on Start, Run, and type regedit and press Enter
Click on the plus signs (+) next to the following folders







This folder is the DVD/CD-ROM Drive Class Description in the registry. Look for any of the following names in the right hand column.

Upper Filters

Lower Filters

Upper Filters.bak

Lower Filters.bak

If any of the above keys shown in step 4 are listed, right-click on them and choose Delete

After deleting the keys, close the registry editor
Reboot your computer

Open My Computer and check to see if your CD or DVD drives have returned. You may also want to open Device Manager and verify that the yellow exclamation and error code on the CD or DVD drive is gone.
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I want to download drivers for Sony CRX2100u

Hello there;
The best way to download drivers for your sony cd-rw burner should be going there official website however that driver comes already with your operating system, that means its plug and play. But if your looking for software to have something to use for burning or writing CD then you might have to have a burning software like NERO.
Have a nice day...

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Here is the info from Sony's Website.

Drivers for External Optical Models Operating System: Windows Date: 04/18/2008 Do you need a Driver? (External models)

All Sony Optical external units are plug & play with Windows, no drivers are required for detection.

If you are having issues getting your external drive detected in Windows, please try the following:
The drive needs to be connected directly to USB 2.0 or I-link port (depending on model type) on your computer. Please note that the drive is not supported if connected to a dock or a hub.
Also please check the following if you are have trouble detecting:
  • The drive needs to be the only external device connected to the system. Please ensure there are no other USB devices connected.
  • Try a different USB port on your computer.
  • Try a different USB cable
  • Try the drive on a second computer system if possible.
  • Ensure you have the latest BIOS and Motherboard updates from your PC manufacturer.
  • Ensure you have the latest Windows updates from Microsoft.
I hope that this helps in some way. Please let me know if you need more help after these steps and I will try looking eleswhere. asnowman

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