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Cd rom always full

I can save files to an empty disk. Once a disk has been written to I can not revisit it at a later date and add files to it. I am told the dick is full. When i check the disk propereties I find the disk has more than enough space to accomodate the file I wish it save. this has been an ongoing problem but has not been a issue until now.

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Cant copy songs from cd always says error

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Re: cd rom always full

This depends on a few things. You must have a CDRW or DVDRW drive. You also must use compatible disks for it and the burning software may have an option to "close session" which will not allow further info to be written on the disk. Check the software for options too.

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Wont read cd

Sounds like the CD-ROM drive is "dead".
Costs about $30 for a new CD/DVD reader/writer.
Installation is extra.

Feb 01, 2014 | Compaq (120192-B21) CD-ROM Drive

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My cd-rom was can't reading disk .and other everything show is ok .what 's happend in my cd-rom?

Try this, it should help with the issue.

Go to the link below.

on the page that comes up. click on the green run now box.
It will start a file download ( this file is perfectly safe as its directly from microsoft)

Once you download the file, make sure to run the file..

It will run a dignostic program that will attempt to repair and fix your missing drive


Feb 25, 2011 | LG CRN 8245B (CRN-8245B) Internal 24x...

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When trying to save a file on a "read/write" disc

you will have to burn this file to cd\dvd rw disk
hope this helps

Nov 22, 2010 | E-Machines emachines (emachinees) CD-ROM...

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My CD shows empty when i finished copying?

I am going to assume that you have a PC running Microsoft Windows OS.

Have you ever tried to play an MP3 file stored on the computer's disk. For example, download the following: Example , by right-clicking that link and selecting to save it to your desktop. Then go to your desktop and double-click it. If it plays, note which application runs it.

If it doesn't, then you may want to install one of dozens of music players you can download and use for free. For example: Windows Media Player or iTunes.

Even if playing a file from your desktop works, it might be good to install a fresh copy of the latest of one of these players.

Next, I would have you load your CD. Note what happens carefully. It may be different once you install a new player. If a dialog pops up and offers to play the CD, then note the name of that application. However, typically they will not offer to play a disk of MP3s because that should be a data disk and not an Audio CD. Tell me how that CD was created. In any case, when that dialog comes up, instead of choosing to play the CD, choose to Explore or Browse. Then copy the files you find on it to your desktop. Now try to double click those files and see if they play. Are they MP3 files? If they are not MP3s, then you probably have an Audio CD and is not well written or your drive is "tired of life." Try another Audio CD that is a commercial product and see if that plays. If so, blame the CD. If it doesn't, then blame the drive. You may be able to update the driver for your drive, but then we are getting much deeper into it than your basic question.

Jul 22, 2009 | Zenith Data Systems Zenith (OP-260-74501)...

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How to instal a cd rom/cd rw


The easiest thing to do is transfer the setup files for you CD-R/RW onto flash media and install from that media inserted into your EEE notebook or copy it off and onto a folder on your EEE's hard drive.

If you do not have any flash media you will need to get some as this is the way to move files on and off your subNotebook until you're on your home network and can access shared folders or drives.

If you have a SSD, then I'd install from the flash media and save the space on your SSD.

After you have installed the external drive, attach the USB cable, or when prompted to do so. Then allow Windows to add new hardware and point it to your installation files on the hard drive or flash media.

This is a basic technique with subNotebooks that don't have a DVD/CD bay or floppy for that mattter.

The trend now is to establish flash media as the defacto storage media. When I was at Office Depot the other day, they had a fish bowl at the checkout filled with 1GB SD cards for pretty cheap, under 10 bucks. I have three 2GB cards I use just for this purpose.

Once you have your subNotebook on the Internet, you can add external devices and let Windows search the Internet for installation files. MS has a huge repository of installation files it can access too, those can be slightly out of date depending on just how new your external device is.

If you get stuck let me know with the details of what failed you and how. I'll help you get through this so you can get onto your wireless router. Then it will be a cake walk to access the external drive. Or you can enable Sharing on your PC's DVD drive and add that in your Network Places. Once you've done this you can access and install the media or any program from your Shared PC DVD drive.

Any questions? just use the comment box below to ask away.


Nov 24, 2008 | Freecom Classic (14341) External 40x...

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Cd rom does not working

the auto-notification could not be enabled, do the following:

# Double click on the My Computer icon on your Desktop until it opens.
# Then gently click on your CD / DVD Rom Drive just until it becomes highlighted.
# Then click on the word File, which is contained in your top tool bar area.
# This will pull down a menu for you to now click on Properties.
# Then click on the Auto Play tab at the top of the screen.
# You can adjust settings for Music CDs, Music Files, Pictures, Video Files and Mixed Content.
# Now select a multimedia types by using the pull down arrow to the right with your mouse.
# Then for each multimedia type, use your mouse to encircle the Select an action to perform: option.
# To disable that multimedia type, click on the Take no action icon at the bottom of the screen.
# Now click on the Apply button at the bottom of the screen to save your changes.
# Continue in the above fashion for each multimedia type, choosing the Take no action option.
# And ensure that you click on the Apply button at the bottom of the screen to save your changes.
# Once all options have been set, then click on OK button to exit the CD Drive Properties window.
# Repeat the above procedure on any additional CD Rom Drives you have in your system.
# Note: If you feel you have made a mistake, you can click on the Restore Defaults icon at any time.

Jan 10, 2008 | Compaq Laptop / Notebook Video-336970-001...

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The cd-rom door not open

You have encountered a problem often seeen in LG models. It could have spontaneously generated or as a sideeffect of recent servicing. It is difficult to correct. so an alternative way is use a pin to force open the door.
On the front panel there will be a small mm hole through which insert a straightened paper slip to force eject the door. once door is out a little. pull it or use button to fully take out the tray.

For future, always keep a cd rom inside. that will probably let you eject the tray automatically. Problem occurs usually only withthe empty tray. good luck

Dec 04, 2007 | LG (CRD-8400CB) CD-ROM Drive

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C400. DVD - ok! CD- cannot see!!


you can try the steps below to fix this issue.

Edit the registry:-
1. Click Start, and click Run.
2. Type regedit in the Open box, and click OK.
3. In Registry Editor, click the plus (+) sign next to each folder name to expand the following registry path:
4. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class
5. Under Class, click {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}.
6. In the right pane, right-click Upper Filters, and click Delete.
7. Click yes when prompted to delete the registry value.
8. In the right pane, right-click Lower Filters, and click Delete.
9. Click yes again.
10.Close the window and restart the computer

Please do not forget to rate the solution.


Sep 24, 2007 | Dell (11588) Internal 8x CD-ROM Drive

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