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DVD wont recognise disks

When I try copying with my LG writer it keeps prompting me to put a disk in the writer although there is one in. Wether I use Roxio, Nero it does not matter it says place an empty disk in the drive. I have tried DVD+RW, -RW, +R, -R you name it and I have tried various brands. Once it started burning but at 7% bombed out. I tried DVD to DVD and from hard drive to DVD. I thought perhaps my harddrive is almost full(12 GIG)so I purchased an additional external 320 GIG but to no avail. If I do a hardware check my machine brings up the writer and I can play movies or CD's from it. Nobody I have spoken to could help so far. Please help! The writer is a top of the range LG as it can write any disk according to the specs and can write double image as well. Regards, Andre PS. I am born BC ( before computers ) so that could be half the problem but the youngsters around me cant help either!

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I don't have the solution but I have had this problem on 2 PC's now. I've been told that itunes has something to do with the problem. Any ideas ?

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Re: DVD wont recognise disks

All you can do is the usuall checks:- try, go to my computer>properties>hardware tab>device manager and go down the list to cd/dvd drives, click on the '+' and right click on your listed drive and select uninstall. restart the pc and then the drive will be re installed with drivers automatically. Check for any firmware updates, but i have come accross this a number of times when the drive is about to fail as some have a laser for writing and one for reading and the writing fails on all but cd as it's less for the laser to do. They cannot be repaired and are very inexpensive to replace nowadays.

Posted on Apr 18, 2007

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