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Brand new system, trying to write restore files off hard drive to DVD-R Disc but it keeps getting hung up after I put the disc in the computer.

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SOURCE: No disc / Unknown disc type

I had the same problem, some dvd-r's went faulty when the RH-299 couldn't finalize them. Problem fixed when the DVD readhead was replaced.

Posted on Mar 15, 2008

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SOURCE: LG RH289H DVD Recorder Unknown Disc. Please check disc again.

I have had the same problem a few times. All I do is eject and re-insert the disk until it recognises it, this seemed to work for me

Posted on Jun 05, 2008

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SOURCE: Computer shuts down on inserting disc

I have just fixed a computer with a similar problem. The owner installed a new DVD burner (a SATA drive) and every time he inserted a CD or DVD disc, the computer shutdown (mostly, because the front LED was still on and the CPU fan too, everything else just turned off [drives, PCI cards]). It happened in Windows, in Linux (Ubuntu) and even in the BIOS screen, so I discarded an OS problem. Also happened while booting if a CD or DVD was already inserted in the unit; as soon as the drive LED blinked, the computer crashed. After checking the obvious, I did three final tests:

1) try the DVD unit in another computer (it worked);
2) try the DVD unit with the power connector only, with the data cable disconnected (it shutdown);
3) try the DVD unit with the power connector from and external power supply, with the data cable connected (it worked).

By this point, it was obviously a power supply problem. I checked the power supply unit (PSU) and discovered it was pretty small (250 W). So I installed a more powerful one (350 W) and then it worked.

I checked with a wattmeter and it seems this DVD drive increased the power consumption by 25 watts when started to spin the disc. I really don't know if that is normal (taking 25W to start spinning the disc) or if this drive has some defect, but it seems the previous PSU could not provide that extra power and shutdown some of its output (but not all).

So, if you have this weird problem, maybe checking the power supply and testing with a bigger one may help.

Regards,

MV



Posted on Jun 11, 2009

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SOURCE: LG DVD recorder no longer detects any discs in the drive

salleenstang --

POSSIBLE solution... (don't shoot the messenger on this one, lol!)

I'm sure you have tried, but have you cleaned your optics lately?

Using a Q-tip and a small amount of rubbing alcohol, and GENTLY rotate the swab across the lens, rotating it in the opposite direction you are wiping. This should "lift" any dust or grime from the lens. I would also clean the tray with a soft lint-free cloth (using an air-can just moves the dirt around, doesn't solve the problem) If that doesn't do the trick, respond to this thread and I will be happy to assist you further!

Hope this helps!

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Posted on Sep 19, 2009

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SOURCE: My computer not responding when dvd disc inserted

Again Install Windows and then install PowerDvD to fix this problem.

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When folks purchase their computers in today's world. You have to go to their recommended download site and gather up your models recovery disc. If they provide the recovery disc for you in the box that is a serious plus. Some people just do not know how to download things off the net not know how to burn them. Companies do not wish to spend the large amounts of money it takes to provide each customer with a system restore disc these days.


Some companies still store them and other do not offering people no support at all when their computers fail. Anything computers before 2008 maybe even newer, will not have disc support let alone driver sites to go to. If you are lucky enough to have such a deal get all the goodies while you can. Companies have also set aside on your computer recovery section on your hard drive where you can recovery from there, So support is null and void really of any real change of talking to a tech guy mainly oversees, although at the time of sale sure we offer great support for your new machine. It can be frustrating to say the least been there done that one.


Now to solve that matter of restoring your computer and you are not going to like hearing this, you are going to need a factory restore disc, or you will have to follow those informative members who know if even there is a restore section on the hard drive or a method in which you can do this without a disc again often the case. If you do not have one available for your computer?


You can go back and restore from a saved image file you did or a backup in which most folks did not do in the beginning of time since they first started using their machines. "Imperative" Now you know why?


It simple really, for those of us who have done this several hundreds of times. Personally I like to get rid of all the factory junk that comes with computers these days. Most of it is junk filling up your computers, some of it is needed but really not needed with the deployment of Win 7. I always keep a copy of Windows 7 and use this disc when restoring computers. It is called and O.E.M. disc. Or you can just for you purchase a Win 7 disc. This way no junk no extra things on the hard drive that will pop up or disturb you with buy this and buy that sort of thing in your face.


You know why because Windows 7 in its update process keeps loads of driver and hardware files and software it seeks on your computer during the update and installs them for you if there is a driver that it does not pick up "Rare" it offers a solution as to where to find that driver file at. Thus support is done virtually. Unlike XP where you still have to seek out some driver files after restoring your machines in most cases. So my advice is Windows 7 if you can get a disc for yourself by all means do it. Make sure that you have the resources within your computer to do this update.


Place the system restore disc in the DVD or CD drive of your machine. Boot from that source first boot. Go to BIOS or where it set set the boot order and do this most machines are designed to boot from DVD or CD drives by default. Follow the onscreen instructions and there you have it a restored computer.


It would take me forever to seek out restore discs for every single question I answer. The main questions are, "how to restart my computer without a password" How do I restore my computer back to factory settings? If you do a little more research on your subject matter there are solutions other than just having a restore disc. However as much as I would love to be able to give everyone there complete answer and a complete solution to this issue. Many brands come into play and many different models as involved for me to find out if yours has restore capabilities located in a drive section.

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In the beginning when folks purchase their computers in today's world. You have to go to their recommended download site and gather up your models recovery disc. If they provide the recovery disc for you in the box that is a serious plus. Some people just do not know how to download things off the net not know how to burn them. Companies do not wish to spend the large amounts of money it takes to provide each customer with a system restore disc these days.
Some companies still store them and other do not offering people no support at all when their computers fail. Anything computers before 2008 maybe even newer, will not have disc support let alone driver sites to go to. If you are lucky enough to have such a deal get all the goodies while you can. Companies have also set aside on your computer recovery section on your hard drive where you can recovery from there, So support is null and void really of any real change of talking to a tech guy mainly oversees, although at the time of sale sure we offer great support for your new machine. It can be frustrating to say the least been there done that one.
Now to solve that matter of restoring your computer and you are not going to like hearing this, you are going to need a factory restore disc, or you will have to follow those informative members who know if even there is a restore section on the hard drive or a method in which you can do this without a disc again often the case. If you do not have one available for your computer?
You can go back and restore from a saved image file you did or a backup in which most folks did not do in the beginning of time since they first started using their machines. "Imperative" Now you know why?
It simple really, for those of us who have done this several hundreds of times. Personally I like to get rid of all the factory junk that comes with computers these days. Most of it is junk filling up your computers, some of it is needed but really not needed with the deployment of Win 7. I always keep a copy of Windows 7 and use this disc when restoring computers. It is called and O.E.M. disc. Or you can just for you purchase a Win 7 disc. This way no junk no extra things on the hard drive that will pop up or disturb you with buy this and buy that sort of thing in your face.
You know why because Windows 7 in its update process keeps loads of driver and hardware files and software it seeks on your computer during the update and installs them for you if there is a driver that it does not pick up "Rare" it offers a solution as to where to find that driver file at. Thus support is done virtually. Unlike XP where you still have to seek out some driver files after restoring your machines in most cases. So my advice is Windows 7 if you can get a disc for yourself by all means do it. Make sure that you have the resources within your computer to do this update.
Place the system restore disc in the DVD or CD drive of your machine. Boot from that source first boot. Go to BIOS or where it set set the boot order and do this most machines are designed to boot from DVD or CD drives by default. Follow the onscreen instructions and there you have it a restored computer.
It would take me forever to seek out restore discs for every single question I answer. The main questions are, "how to restart my computer without a password" How do I restore my computer back to factory settings? If you do a little more research on your subject matter there are solutions other than just having a restore disc. However as much as I would love to be able to give everyone there complete answer and a complete solution to this issue. Many brands come into play and many different models as involved for me to find out if yours has restore capabilities located within in C:\Drive. John

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Hi bruce1984lan..
There are numerous things to make your old computer run fast again here are a few to do.
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1...Disc Cleanup...Start>All Programs>Accessories>System Tools>Disc Cleanup
2...Defrag the hard drive...Start>All Programs>Accessories>System Tools>Disc Defragrager
3...Delete any old programs,pictures,files,etc that you do not use anymore.
4...Move all your programs,pictures,files,etc that you want to keep onto a portable hard drive.
6...Add more memory to the computer, add as much as possible your system will allow.
7...Restore your computer back to a time when it was running faster...Start>All Programs>Accessories>System Tools>System Restore
8...Reload the operating system....Left click on "My Computer", right click on your main hard drive (normally C drive) then click "Format".
This will wipe everything from your computer and when you use the discs that came with your computer or the ones you made you will then insert them into the CD/DVD player and reinstall your operating system and drivers.
This will bring your old computer back to new operating condition.
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As soon as you power up your system keep tapping F8 repeatedly until another screen pops up.
You can select reinstall Operating system (ie windows) / restore factory settings etc from there, Choose option which is suitable for yourslef. By doing it this way it reinstalls the OS that is already stored on your Hard drive so no disc is required.

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