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Doesn't burn CD's

This burner worked after upgrading the driver after buying it. I have used this to burn CD's & DVD's. But recently I can't burn CD's. I can play CD's & DVD's I haven't tried to burn DVD's since the CD's didn't burn. I've done the scans for virus etc...then rebooted the driver, still having the problem. Checked the wiring. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated of course! Thanks, Steve

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Re: Doesn't burn CD's

Try to burn a DVD -- each "blank" DVD costs about $0.30, so it would be a "worthwhile" experiment.

Try pulling the DVD drive, and trying it in some other computer, just to see if there is a software (including virus) issue on your computer.

Or, spend $40 to buy a brand-new CD/DVD reader/writer.

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Some CD drivers can not read burned CD's, maybe they were burned by an incompatible burner. Try upgrading your CD drive, they are available cheaply from NewEgg or Amazon.

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Device name-HL-DT-ST-DVD-RAM-GSA-H55N it reads all cds, burn cd and dvd, reads dvds which are burned by me or other people but not company burned or movies which i buy. it was reading dvds also properly...

click start control panel admistrive tools,computer management,device manager scroll down cd dvd rom drives right click you will see options to update driver,roll back driver,or
select properties general troubleshoot, select driver click to reinstall drivers click update driver or uninstall then reinstall
make sure that the cd-dvd burner is getting enough power test all leads that are attached to the dvd drive including electrical extensions and make sure they have a secure connection or just replace them there might be bad/faulty or

if this does not fix the problem it might be a registry problem
Close all open programs

Click on Start, Run, and type regedit and press Enter
Click on the plus signs (+) next to the following folders







This folder is the DVD/CD-ROM Drive Class Description in the registry. Look for any of the following names in the right hand column.

Upper Filters

Lower Filters

Upper Filters.bak

Lower Filters.bak
If any of the above keys shown in step 4 are listed, right-click on them and choose Delete

After deleting the keys, close the registry editor
Reboot your computer
Open My Computer and check to see if your CD or DVD drives have returned. You may also want to open Device Manager and verify that the yellow exclamation and error code on the CD or DVD drive is gone.
as for your computer hanging after it crashes

try uninstalling a few unnecessary programs then click start run type cmd then type chkdsk/r/f which will scan for and attempt to fix any bad sectors and automatically fix any corrupt files on your hard drive this will schedule on restart then defragment your hard drive
hope this helps

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My drive will not burn dvd-r anymore but it used to, it burns cd-r and reads discs no problem, but now when i try to burn the disc spins but makes a strange knocking noise.

sometime it has more to do with the driver software than it does with the unit itself.
Try uninstalling the writer software, restart the computer, reinstall the software, restart the computer, and attempt burn again. Software occaisionally gets confused and needs to be "rebooted" from time to time. Hope this helps.

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It may be how you are burning these discs, if you burn it as a data disc you will only be able to read them with a computer dvd drive, if burnt as video it should work on any dvd drive.

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DVD - Slow burning speeds

Unlikely that there is a problem with the drive itself, most likely cause is software settings - which burning software are you using? if it is nero 6 then once you click burn after arranging the files for burning, the burn info page should pop up. click on the burn tab and make sure that "determine maximum speed" is checked and that write speed is set to maximum. hopefully this should solve it, if not try setting write speed to one of the slower settings listed and see if you get a better result. Sometimes dvd drives can slow right down when you are trying to push them to go at maximum. if you want to check what it should be able to do, try also worth trying is updating the drivers to make sure you have the most recent version. Another thing worth trying if you haven't already is try a different brand or type of disc - just occasionally there can be clashes with certain types and burners - if this seems to solve it, don't throw your pack of discs away, give them to someone with a different burner. The final possibility is a power supply problem. If your PC's power supply unit has spare connectors for a drive then try a different one - possibly your supply doesn't have enough guts to run a more modern drive - take the drive out and try it in another pc with a higher power supply wattage rating. Hope this helps :)

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