Hi, i have recently been burning cds, my mother may have removed some kind of program by accident now it is saying that it can not read disc and i have tried several brands of cds and is still not responding. i dont know what she has done but its vanished
Last time I have the same problem with my acer laptop, sad to say you have installed a cd burner program [e.g. nero] which changes your cd/dvd drive property. it usually asked to change cd/dvd into udma [?] so that it would burn faster, this would work for a short time then the problem would appear that it cannot read any blank disk. What i did was I reformat my laptop and the cd/dvd writer again works fine.
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Can that CD you burned be read on a different computer aside from where you burned it? Blank CD's should be "finalized" after burning it to be able to view it on different CD-ROMS. CD-roms which are not CD-writers cannot read "unfinalized" burned CDs.
To finalize it, insert back the same CD in your CD-writer and look for the option to finalize it.
If it is finalized and still can't be read by your notebook, try another brand of blank CDs.
Your best solution (since your USB devices and your network-adapter are not working) is to remove the disk-drive from the old computer, and temporarily connect it as a "slave" disk-drive in the new computer, and then copy all your files from "old" to "new".
Or, try a different brand of "blank" CD-R disks -- the "firmware" (software inside the CD-writer) may not be recognizing "newly-manufactured" media). Unless you can update the firmware (by downloading the latest firmware on another computer, and burning a CD-R disk, and then taking that disk to your computer), it's easiest to "move" the disk-drive to the new computer.
Is your DVD drive a Combo DVD ROM and CD Read/writer? If so it cannot burn DVD only reads DVDs and read and burn CDs.
If the program cannot find a DVD burner then either the burning software cannot support that model DVD burner ot the DVD burner is faulty.
To test the DVD burner, remove it and install it into another computer to test the burner to see if is faulty.
This could be several issues.
Firstly there could be a format compatability error.
if the burner is looking for Wavs and finding MP3s, then you,ll need to convert the formats, for compatability.
Secondly this could be a copyright protection function, if the cd your trying to copy is protected, then the writer will refuse to copy the files. ( can Sometimes happen if downloaded )
I,d suggest locating some better Software, for your writer.
Or re-installing your original packet-writing software that came with the writer.
Hope this points you in the right direction.
Mike @ compurepair.
Try using nero to burn, be sure to select cd as the type of media... e.g Start > all programs >> nero >> data >> nero express .. Then
select cd, data cd,, drag some pics across and burn it.. If that dont work.. i hope u got warrenty... or if you wish to keep trying let me know