I Have XP3 and when I try to burn a cd or dvd. The burner automatically ejects the cd and a message pops up that tells me to insert a blank disc. Do you think this is a software issue of hardware problem. I have been struggling with this issue for a few months and I have already looked in to fixing the registry and that is not the issue.
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Re: VGC-RB30 DVD/CDR DRIVE
You actually perhaps using a non blank disc at that time. Burners don't really accept non writeable Discs. Check your CD first before burning. If you are using a rewriteable disc (CD-rw) that has files, it can burn and files will be overwritten but if you're just using a CD-r with files in it, the burner will eject and will tell you to insert a blank disc.
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Here's the general info for your Burner:
Operating System supported:
Windows 7Windows VISTAWindows 2003Windows 2000Windows 98 SEWINVISTA
Max Write Speed:
9 MB/sec.CD 52 X
Max Read Speed:
9 MB/sec.CD 52 XDVD 7 X
Download Free Easy CD DVD Burner and
follow the on-screen directions to install the software. Note: Free Easy CD DVD Burner is completely free and fully
functional. However, there are some accompanying programs that it asks
you to install - feel free to decline those if you're not interested.
Free Easy CD DVD Burner supports Windows 7, Vista, XP, and 2000.
Insert a blank CD or DVD in your drive.
Open the Free Easy CD DVD Burner program.
Click on the Copy CD/DVD button on the tool bar at
the top of the program window.
Under the Action menu on the left, click the Burn
an image file link.
When the Select the image file that you want to burn
window opens, locate and select the ISO file you wish to burn to the
empty disc and then click Open.
A dialog box will appear asking "Do you want to burn
[your chosen ISO file]?".
Click OK to confirm.
The burning process will automatically begin. The time it takes to
burn will depend on the size of the ISO file and the speed of both your
PC and your CD or DVD burner.
When the burning is complete, the CD or DVD will
automatically eject from the drive. You can remove the disc and close
Free Easy CD DVD Burner.
If you view the contents of the disc, you might notice many
files and folders. So what happened to the ISO file? Remember that the
ISO file is just an image of what should be on the CD or DVD. That ISO
file contained the information for all of the files you see on the disc.
You must have a CD or DVD
burner to write ISO files to CDs or DVDs. You will not be able to burn
ISO files if you only have a standard CD or DVD drive.
Burning a dual layer disk requires a functionality of the drive that is not used in the burning of normal disks. But before we consider that the drive may have a mechanical problem, lets clean out all your temporary garbage. Click on this link and download Cleanup 4.5.2 (http://majorgeeks.com/CleanUp_d4895.html
Instal and run the program. Once it has finished, reboot your computer and give burning onto the DL disk another try. Let me know what happens.
assuming you have used this make of media before and tried other discs incase you have a bad batch, it could be that your drives laser itself is starting to fail when reading certain media, although it may still be able to read cd's and DVD it may fail with CDR and/or DVD-RW discs.