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Cannot read dvd-r or -rw

Dont know what happend but i used to read dvd-r and -rw dvds but now when i insert one the folder looks empty and if its nothing its inside :S i use windows xp pro sp2 , dvd + r works at best.

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No Solution and Sony nor NEC will help. I will no longer buy their brands due to support issues as well as their hardware must be set to self destruct thinking you will buy from them again.

Posted on Jul 15, 2008

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Ok i asked before if my drive will burn both dvd and cd. the answer was yes. but when i installed the drive and ran my dvd creator program. it said this drive is dvd read only.

Hi mikey7420 ,

The drive name itself is the clue to know whether it can burn dvds or not.

  • In your case it's a CD-RW (read and write or rewritable) and DVD-ROM (Read only memory and not read and write or rewritable as in the case of CD)
  • Perhaps the one who told you did not understand your question properly , and understood it , in the sense that it can read CDs as well as DVDs , as far as Dvd-ROM drives are concerned many shopkeepers who are especially new working in the shop just make a guess and answer our question which could lead to this misunderstanding or incorrect information being passed on.
  • So the next time you buy a DVD drive which should have a read and write functionality as well , then look up for a CD_RW,DVD-RW drive.
  • Also remember that DVD-RW drive can by default read and write CDs as well , but it's not true for CD drives..
  • So usually a DVD-RW drive can read and write Cds as well as DVDs but a CD-RW drive can either read or read and write a DVD depending on whether it's a DVD-ROM or DVD-RW.
Hope this helps.

May 11, 2011 | Philips CDD 5101 (CDD5101/33)...

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Samsung Octoedge CD RW/DVD ROM detects CDs but not DVDs.

MY dvd writer is reading DVD disks sometime and somtimes it could not making any response.what is the problem about this i dont know how to fix this problem.

Aug 31, 2010 | Samsung (TSH492BLACK) CD-RW/DVD-ROM Combo...

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Laptop Optiarc DVD RW AD 7530 B is not reading CD or DVD media. 1.DVD icon displayed in My Computer. 2.When I insert DVD or Cd in the drive,Green light flashes and tries to read the nedia and goes off...

Laptop Optiarc DVD RW AD 7530 B is not reading CD or DVD media.

1.DVD icon displayed in My Computer.
2.When I insert DVD or Cd in the drive,Green light flashes and tries to read the nedia and goes off within few seconds.
3.DVD drive in My Computer when clicked shows empty folder
4.Uninstalled DVD drivers in Device Manager and let windows find it on reboot
5.Issue still persists.
6.Right now external DVD RW works perfect.

Please help

Oct 29, 2009 | Sony NEC Optiarc AD-7530B 8x DVD?±RW DL...

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Cdrom doesnt recognise blank dvd. error message

Its only cd writer burner and can only that it can read dvd disc also. That is why its called combo. But burning blank dvd it can't. But if you want buy some dvdburner too.

Apr 19, 2009 | Memorex (32023244) CD-RW/DVD-ROM Combo...

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Why my [sony cd rw dvd rom] will not detect a blank dvd disk

If you have the sony CD RW DVD ROM then you can't burn the data in a blank DVD.

Because your Configuration is :
Read : CD / DVD
Write : CD

This means you have a combo drive. But to burn a DVD you should have DVD RW.

Mar 09, 2009 | Sony CRX320EE CD-RW/DVD-ROM Combo Drive

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My pioneer dvd rw dvr 109 does not read dvds or cds

have you tried inserting any types of cds or dvds? let me know the result.


Nov 13, 2008 | Pioneer DVR-107D DVD±RW Burner

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Dvd burner question

First off is the drive a read only drive or a Read/write drive? If you look at the front drawer check to see if there is a big RW(read/writable) on the front of the drawer. If it doesn't have the RW then you won't be able to burn discs. If it says RW then you will be able use it to copy DVDs. You accomplish this by using software to copy the disc you're interested in to your hard drive and then using the copy on the hard disc to copy back to a blank recordable DVD placed in to tray.

Jul 23, 2008 | CD & DVD Burners

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Reads and writes cds,reads dvds but does not burn dvds,

This drive is normally supplied with a couple of Dells.
(because of compatibility) Inspiron 700m,710m

If you have another machine for testing?
check the disk for contents to see if the data burn happened,
this will explain a few things in your processes.

Uninstall/Reinstall the drive and reboot then try again.

Have you tried a full system reinstall yet?
Did it fix your problem?Please let me know thanks

Jul 15, 2008 | Sony (DWQ30AB2) DVD RW Dual Layer Burner

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Problem burnind and reading!

Check that the writable DVDs you are using are compatible (+/-) with your LG DVD-RAM.
Go to Windows Explorer and check to see if the Sony drive is visible. It may not be connected or the Jumper switch may be set incorrectly.
Check you have drivers installed, take a look in Hardware manager.
Sometimes, it's a little difficult to copy CDs and DVDs when you have more than one burning suite installed - for some reason, they 'just don't get along'. Try uninstalling any suites other than Nero.
Or it may just be that your LG CD-RW drive is just that, and your DVD-RW drive is just that. So it wouldn't be possible to write DVDs on the CD-RW and CDs on the DVD-RW? Though I would assume Nero would detect that and use your hard-drive as temporary storage.
In Nero SmartStart, have you selected the CD or DVD tab to correspond to the project you're burning?

Jan 21, 2008 | LG GSA-4082BI DVD±RW Burner

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