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My DVD RW E on my computer shows 0 Bytes

I have a computer, XPS 210 Dell which has an internal DVD RW Drive. Today i was coping pictures to a re writable CD, then i erased the disk again, and now i find out that the DVD RW E has 0 Bytes, what could have happen, i'd like to know if i can fix it, cause i remember it had bytes before, please help me fix my problem, thank you

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SOURCE: Please Insert disk?

Hi Tool4theman, I have a CD/DVD r/w drive and it only says NEC DVD +RW. That is just the text the manufacturer has embedded in the device, not the results of any diagnostics. You've mentioned what program you are playing DVDs with but what are you playing your audio CDs with and are they commercial audio CDs? Have you tried running a diagnostic on your drive? Here is a link to the Sony CD/DVD diagnostic tool. Its meant for Sony drives but I have used this successfully on other drives in the past. When prompted for a blank disk us a CD. Let us know how it goes and don't forget to rate the posting.

Posted on Jan 03, 2007

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This is a problem with the DVD Writer model. SONY DVD RW AW-G170a has problems reading DVD+/- R/RW Discs. But there is no problem with any of the DVD+/- R/RW Dual Layer, DVD Ram or CD+/- R/RW Discs. It is the reason that this DVD Writer lacks the correct bitsetting for DVD+/- R/RW Discs. There is nothing else you could do other than replacing the wirter with some other model.

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SOURCE: Dell computer won't recognise my DVD/RW drive.

download and run this file.. this should fix your problem buddy.

Posted on Jun 10, 2009

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SOURCE: My internal DVD/CD-RW drive is not working. It

1. Start > Run.
2. regedit
3. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contro l\Class in the Registry Editor dialog box and select the {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318} key, which appears as a folder.
4. Select File > Export
5. save the file to the Desktop in case you need to restore it
6. In the right panel of the Registry Editor, select the LowerFilters line, and then choose Edit > Delete. Click Yes in the Confirm Key Delete dialog box.
7. Do the same for the UpperFilters line
8. Close the Registry Editor.
9. Restart Windows.

Posted on Oct 31, 2009

SOURCE: My cd/dvd drive isn't showing up in "my Computers"

what you are experiencing right now is a CD/DVD filter issue. usually caused by third party softwares trying to change the settings of your CD drive in the registry.
heres what you need to do: -click on the start button and click on run and then type in regedit. (you can also type it in the start search box). -once you have the registry editor open, click on the arrow beside HKEY LOCAL MACHINE -then click on the arrow beside SYSTEM -click on the arrow beside CURRENT CONTROL SET -click on the arrow beside CONTROL -click on the arrow beside CLASS -now on all the items under class, look for 4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318 -on the other half of the page you would see a description that will say it is for the CD/DVD drive. -check if you can see items that says upper or lower filters -if you have them, delete both of them. (right click on the item and select delete.) make sure there are no filters before you exit out of the registry editor. -restart your computer and it should work fine now.
hope this helps.

Posted on Jul 12, 2010

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SOURCE: Simple yet idiotic: I go to burn a CD-R (in XP),

I would start by going into my computer, right click on your burner, select properties then the recording tab and uncheck the box "enable CD recording on this device". Windows burning software causes havoc with other recording programs.

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