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Drive won't recognize discs

The drive will not recognize any disc that is inserted. I've replaced the drive with another of the exact same model, and I'm still having the problem. I'm running Windows 2000, Ver. 5.0, SP4. Is there a driver somewhere that may fix the issue?? Thanks!

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  • BajaPaul Jun 04, 2008

    The drive is a Panasonic DVD-RAM drive, and I'm using Panasonic 2~3x DVD-RAM double-sided discs.

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Is your DVD drive supports Dual Layer? Because if you use a Dual Layer on your DVD burner that does not support DL's it has a big possibility that it won't work. Try a single layer, or if you want to still use DVD DL's I suggest buying a single CD/DVD DL drive. Preferably with Blue Ray capabilities. Technology is even expanding right now. Of course it will cost more, but I think that it will be worth it.

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The blank media must be compatible with the burner drive that you're using... meaning if the drive is for CD-R you can only use CD-R blanks not CD+R. if the drive is CD-/+R then you can use either CD-R or CD+R

Posted on Jun 03, 2008

  • Jonathan Dator Jun 08, 2008

    imho... if you use an exact drive model, the computer's response is the same as the previous setup, you use the same media on both drives you tested, drive can read other media...

    * i would suggest to change media, try a single sided dvd, maybe a slower read/write media.. get the exact brand/model of the drive and search the internet for the compatible media for that drive
    * try using other third party software to burn the disc
    * make sure the os has the correct driver and drive is properly dectected

    what else can i say.... good luck?
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My Dell laptop just started having this problem also. I've never had any problems, but all of a sudden it won't recognize any disc that is put into it. Is there a solution without buying a new computer? DG

Posted on Oct 08, 2008

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CD/DVD Is Not Recognized
spacer.gif spacer.gif spacer.gif spacer.gif Many times, after inserting a disc into the CD or DVD drive, the disc is not recognized by that drive. CD-read and DVD-read issues can be caused by many sources. Perform the procedures presented in this General Computer Advice article when troubleshooting CD-read and DVD-read issues.

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