When I try to burn a cd, the disc pops out and says insert a valid disc. They are new disc that I've used (out of the same pack) before and they've worked properly. Yesterday I defragged my computer and it hasn't worked since. I don't know if it's a coincedince or this an entirely different problem. I've also scanned it and received a code 10. Also, I uninstalled the driver, restarted the computer, it installs another driver and it still doesn't work. Please help.
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From the description the new DVD driver is defective and should be returned if still under warranty. The only concern that I have is the replacement you got is identical to the original and that it is not a aftermarket product, because they don't have the same specifications as the original.
You don't have to. DVD's and CD's are already formatted from factory. But if you are having problems to record on (burn) them probably your computer is not capable for DVD burn, just CD's. But if it is equipped for burning then try this: See also
Before you can copy files to a CD or DVD, the disc must first be prepared using a process called formatting. There are several ways to format a CD or DVD disc. Your choice of format determines which computers and other devices will be able to read the disc.
Insert a disc into your computer's CD or DVD drive.
In the dialog box that appears, click Burn files to disc.
In the Burn a disc dialog box, type a name for your new disc.
Click Show formatting options, and then click one of the following formatting options:
Live File System
Click Next to prepare the disc.
Now you can copy files to your disc using whichever method you selected.
It sounds like you are trying to burn too much data onto the disk. If you want to test this theory, you can burn a small amount of data to a blank CD-R to see if it works. If it does then you do not have a hardware problem. This will be good news.
There are different sizes of CD-R media, 650MB, 700MB and larger sometimes. If you select 700MB and try to burn to a 650MB media disk, the drive will just spit out the blank disk so as not to ruin it for a future burn. Also, if you are going to make a multi-session disk (or you have accidentally selected multi session, then you will automatically waste 22 MB leaving you 650-22 /628 MB, or 700-22 or 668 MB of space to burn your data. Each additional session will also take up 22 MB of space.
There is also a chance that the media you are trying to burn to is not compatible. Some lower end brands do not use enough reflective material for some burners. You can test this theory by trying an alternate brand of media.
I've used easyBCD to repair a windows boot manager, you may have to download it in another working machine, then burn it as bootable cd (using nero or similar image burning software), pop it in and when you start your computer make sure you have your cd/dvd drive unit as the first boot option so you go right into the cd ,
try the following instructions here to see if they may help, post back if you have further questions
Please make sure you have enough space available on your disc.Please switch to a new empty disc and let me know if you get the same error.Before trying with a new disc restart your laptop and then burn with the new disc.
If this is happening it's usually a sign that your drive is failing as it can no longer read the media type, but just double check, if you are using Nero that you havent got DVD highlighted in the start smart as the media to burn to.