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Trying to burn a disc on my computer but it says I have no drives

I am trying to burn a disc on my computer but it says I don't have any drives, its just blank when I use nero startsmart it says select drive but doesn't show any, but when I go to My Computer it shows them, when i click it says E: is not accessible Incorrect function. Also whenever I put any disc in, my computer doesn't detect that their is a cd in the drive

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  • fiona983 Jul 23, 2009

    I went to the gateway site but they gave me a list of things and I don't know which ones I am suppose to install the first one is My BIO S downloads, then My Modem dl's, My Motherboard dl's, and My Sounds dl's. Do any of these sound right?

  • fiona983 Jul 23, 2009

    I went to the gateway site but they gave me a list of things and I don't know which ones I am suppose to install the first one is My BIO S downloads, then My Modem dl's, My Motherboard dl's, and My Sounds dl's. Do any of these sound right?

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The driver of the CD is not properly installed, go to gateway website, select your product and download the latest driver.

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I already wrote disc but how to overwrite a disc


On a CD-R, if you don't finalize or write protect the disk, can you overwrite a file?

Or in overwriting are you simply creating a second file of the same name in the TOC/directory and deleting the name, only, of the first file


You can add more data if there is space on the DVD+R, but you can't overwrite it.

You see, when a disc is burned, little microscopic ridges are put onto the disc. This is your data.

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Known as a read-only disc, usually used to store commercial programs and data. You can't add or delete information on a CD-ROM.

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Highly compatible with most computers and devices.

CD-R

You can burn files to a CD-R more than once (each time is referred to as a session), but you can't delete files from the disc. Each burn is permanent.

650 MB and 700 MB

You must close the session to read this disc in a different computer. Highly compatible with most computers and devices.

CD-RW

You can burn files to a CD-RW more than once. You can also delete unwanted files from the disc to reclaim space and add additional files. A CD-RW can be burned and erased many times.

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4.7 gigabytes (GB)

Highly compatible with most computers and devices.

DVD-R

You can burn files to a DVD-R more than once (each time is referred to as a session), but you can't delete files from the disc. Each burn is permanent.

4.7 GB

You must close the session to read this disc in a different computer. Highly compatible with most computers and devices.

DVD+R

You can burn files to a DVD+R more than once (each time is referred to as a session), but you can't delete files from the disc. Each burn is permanent.

4.7 GB

You must close the session to read this disc in a different computer. Compatible with many computers and devices.

DVD-RW

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You don't need to close the session to read this disc in another computer. Compatible with many computers and devices.

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You don't have to. DVD's and CD's are already formatted from factory. But if you are having problems to record on (burn) them probably your computer is not capable for DVD burn, just CD's. But if it is equipped for burning then try this:
See alsoFormat a CD or DVD


Before you can copy files to a CD or DVD, the disc must first be prepared using a process called formatting. There are several ways to format a CD or DVD disc. Your choice of format determines which computers and other devices will be able to read the disc.

  1. Insert a disc into your computer's CD or DVD drive.

  2. In the dialog box that appears, click Burn files to disc.

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  4. Click Show formatting options, and then click one of the following formatting options:

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This is for windows 7:
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If you see the music listed on the optical disc, check if the disc was finalized. (Again in Windows Computer, right click on the optical drive and it should be an option if the disc hasn't been finalized.)

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If the music files are on the optical disc and the disc was finalized, your CD player is not tracking across the disc properly. Try a lens cleaner. It may need repair and I've never successfully repaired a CD drive (the only ones I've had fail were in computers and were cheaper to replace). The mirror and the belt are the most likely places to have issues.

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What software are you using to burn CDs or DVDs? Are you able to burn CDs but not DVDs or you can't burn both the discs? Did you try a CDs with a different make/manufacturer? Some drives refuse on some disc makes. Try another disc and another writing speed, or try the lowest writing speed available with your software.

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1.02
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1.5
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2.01
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2.5
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