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My burner does not recognize a new cd-r disc

I just bought a new 50 pk of Sony CD-R disks and none of them are recognized by Windows Media Player. Why? i have an lg cd-rw, sometime ago it stopped recognizing blank cd's. i used an antivirus software on it and it solved the problem. Recently the problem resurfaced, i tried to remove it like before, no luck. I formatted the hdd and reinstalled windows, still no luck. i changed the ide cable & it didn't work. i am confused because i also have a samsung cd-r on the same computer & it will also not acknowledge the presence of the empty cd. i use nero 8 burner.

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  • StiinaQT Jan 28, 2009

    I have the same device, I have installed the Nero 8, but I use VISTA and I cannot get the device to work. I can install Nero with the recent driver update, but now my device will not read, write or do anything. There were error codes in the device manager with no solution.

    I have done all the obvious, tried the less than obvious and now I'm absolutely beside myself. The Nero fix totally messed up not only this external drive, but also my computer internal DVD/CD RW.

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Ok people. First it would be an idea to use a CD/DVD lens cleaner, and try again. If you are running any 3rd party software/drivers like deamon tools, uninstall them and try again.

I have used Nero 6, 7 and I now use 8. I run XP SP3 on my desktop, and Vista SP1 on my laptop, and I have never found this problem with Nero.

You may need to uninstall the drive and re-install it. Also update the firmware for the drive.

Also, could you tell me what LG CD/RW you are using, please

Tim

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