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Acer aspire 5100 cd/dvd-rom

Hello I reinstalled windows XP on my acer 5100 and after it I can't burn DVD. there is not a problem with cd burning or reading. Could it be that it is a problem of cd/dvd rom firmware or it is simply broken? Thanks

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  • Fumitus Mar 26, 2008

    I used nero and ashampoo software, in some cases software gives a message writing is successful and wisuallly you can see some writting on the dvd. in other case aquares the error and there is no writing seen on dvd


    with cd is everything OK

  • Fumitus Mar 26, 2008

    I thin it is not a software problem because I tried to make a DVD with other OS and there was no result



  • gaurav khindri Apr 29, 2008

    hi ! I am using Acer Aspire5100 my computer does not show dvd drive in it . and when i try to burn or run any cd or dvd it doesnt work..

  • Russell Stewart
    Russell Stewart May 11, 2010

    Have you applied all the software updates including Service Pack #2?

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What burning software are you using, are their any errors or does the cd just fail, visually on the cd/dvd, does it appear to be writting to the disk?

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You can check the BIOS to see if the drive is recognized and even attempt to boot from the drive using a bootable CD to verify it is functional (if using the Windows disc - just verify it reads - DO NOT REINSTALL)

If the drive works use the following to get the drive back in Windows:

Always backup your registry before editing and use care to find exact key!
Start Registry Editor (Start, Run and type in regedit then click)

Find "UpperFilters" and "LowerFilters" (and "UpperFilters.bak" "LowerFilters.bak", if they exist) value under the following key in the registry, and delete it:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

Quit Registry Editor.

Reboot.

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What operating system are you using? Xp? Vista? Which version of XP/Vista? Home, Pro, etc.?

Blank disks cannot be read for the simple reason that there is nothing on them to read.

If you wish to burn a disk, you need burning software, such as Nero which is a professional burning system, but also a free program such as AmoK / Ultimate CD/DVD Burner / or Sun CD/DVD burner (make sure to uncheck the ads box during install to prevent ad displays)

The above have different capabilities, but what you need is a piece of burning software in order to write to a blank disk, so depending on what you need to burn, you may choose from above, seek out other software, or purchase a burning system such as Nero.

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Go to Start>Control Panel>System>Hardware tab>Device manager. Click the + by DVD/CD-rom drives, see if your CDrom is listed. If it is, right click on it, and select Uninstall.
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