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Problem burning image CDs

I run Windows XP on a Dell Inspiron 1150, it does not have an integral burner, just a CD/DVD player. I purchased a Pika One Rip Case some four years ago and used it for burning audio Cds - fine.
Recently I have been trying to burn image CDs (Photos) and no matter whether I use CD-R or CD-RW Windows tells me that there is no CD in the drive or the CD is full or no longer useable. I have tried all the help info, used the web but can not find a solution to the problem. The problem is the same whether I use Windows Media or Nero. I am beginning to suspect the burner itself.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Graham Brown

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  • bearwinch Dec 05, 2008

    My CP 300 burned both cd's and dvd's when it was new. Now it won't burn cd's, just DVD's. I have tried different brands of CD's but it just keeps saying there is no disk or card. I extract that CD and put in a DVD and it works fine.
    bearwinch@yahoo.com


  • peter42y
    peter42y Dec 07, 2008

    Hi.
    I have a plexwriter 40/12/40a
    I have exactly the same problem .
    Windows does tell me CD is full or no longer usable.
    My computer is suprides, a portuguese brand.
    Pentium 4, 2Ghz.
    Asus motherboard p4,533
    1 Gigabyte RAM.

    My CD used to work fine..,untill now.
    In it I just burned 50 CDS in all.



  • Anonymous Jan 27, 2009

    Toshiba : SDR6112 4X SLIM DVD-RW Burner

  • seabrook Feb 15, 2009

    Ditto.

    The system appears to be burning to the DVD but after the operation is over the disk is unreadable.

    In one case when the drive reads the disk it wrote, the Windows Explorer sees it as a CD drive rather than a DVD drive.



    I notice tht this happened right after the 2nd time I used the Lightscribe feature to ry to writ a label on a propoer Lightscribe disk. Bu the first disk scribe wasn't all that hot, and on the second disk the drive hung up and just started banging around so eventually I had to restart the computer to get it back under control. So I am wondering whether the Lightscribe feature is actually not well engineered and dislocated the head somehow.

  • alarmo1999 Feb 26, 2009

    I have the same problem, it is the Problems with Office Depot Ativa LH18A1HX DVD-RAM Burner all of sudden it just stopped working so I replace it with a new Office Depot Ativa LH18A1HX DVD-RAM Burner and I still has the same problem. I also have a Sony burner it works just fine!

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Hi Graham

I read the issue that you are facing at the moment. I am providing you with a link which you can follow
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060/en-us

The issue mentioned on the article does not relate to yours, however if you try the steps mentioned, you should surely get results.

Hoping to get a positive answer. Good Luck.

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