windows xp error cd rom

May 3, 2012 at 12:03:08
Specs: Windows XP
Hi

When i want to copy a file on a CD rom, the second page of the assistant for graving CD tell me there is no drive in the cd driver. But There is a disk in it!; On the device manager; the device is operating ok.
Where is the error?
Claude


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#1
May 3, 2012 at 23:48:48
Assuming you're doing everything right and the cabling is OK then it's probably a bad cdrom. Device manager doesn't do a detailed hardware analysis. If it sees the firmware as OK then it's done its job. It doesn't know if the laser is aligned or even working or if the tray is opening and closing.

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#2
May 4, 2012 at 00:11:43
Thank for your reply. But what is funny is that when I put a cd rom in it with some files on it, it showes those files. But then when I want to copy some more files, it just ask to put a cd rom in the drive.
SO!!!
Thank anyway
Claude

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#3
May 4, 2012 at 00:30:13
Might be the software you're using to write to the cd or the settings for that software.

Oh, and I assume you mean it's a cd burner. You can't record using a cdrom. They are read-only.


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#4
May 4, 2012 at 01:28:33
Yes a mean a CDR.
I just use the windows os utility
claude

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#5
May 4, 2012 at 19:08:45
Just to make sure of the terminology, the cdr is the disk. The thing the disk goes into must be a cd recorder and not just a cdrom.

Also, you may need a cd -r/w disk.

Other than what I've already suggested I can't think of a reason why it's not working.


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#6
May 4, 2012 at 20:08:21
If you do not know English well, go here to translate your lanuage to English, copy the results to here, or copy our English words to there and translate them to your language:
http://translate.google.com/#
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XP itself doesn't fully recognize a blank burnable disk.
If the drive you have the burnable CD in is a "burner" drive, and if that drive is working properly and being recognized properly by Windows, when you have inserted the burnable CD, the icon in My Computer for that optical drive letter should change to a larger icon that looks like a CD and have a small black label on that with white letters on it - e.g CD-R or CD-RW.
If you click on that icon you just get an error message.
......

There is a simple CD burning program built into XP but it's not very "smart", and it can't burn DVDs. .
For instructions about how to use it....

Start - Help and Support - search for: burn a cd
Click on Copy files and folders to a CD
Or Add more files to a CD
etc.

When you select an optical drive to copy the files and/or folders to, it should have the changed icon that looks like a CD disk if it already has a burnable CD in it (that has no small black label on top of it).
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If that doesn't help, as DAVEINCAPS has said, the drive you have the burnable CD in must be a "burner" drive.
CD-RW, or combo CD-RW / DVD-RW a.k.a DVD-RAM, or combo CD-RW / DVD-Rom drive.
RIGHT click on My Computer - Properties - Hardware - Device Manager.
What is shown under DVD/CD-ROM drives ?
....

If that doesn't help, if you have installed Windows from scrartch, your burner drives may NOT be recognized as burner drives untill AFTER you have installed the main chipset drivers for the mboard.

XP doesn't have the drivers built in for most things that first came out after XP was first released, circa 2001, and it doesn't have some of the drivers built in for things made before that.

Whenever you load Windows from a regular Windows CD (or DVD) from scratch, after Setup is finished you must load the drivers for the mboard, particularly the main chipset drivers, in order for Windows to have the proper drivers for and information about your mboard hardware, including it's AGP or PCI-E, ACPI, USB 2.0 if it has it, and hard drive controller support. If you have a generic system and have the CD that came with the mboard, all the necessary drivers are on it. If you load drivers from the web, brand name system builders and mboard makers often DO NOT have the main chipset drivers listed in the downloads for your model - in that case you must go to the maker of the main chipset's web site, get the drivers, and load them.
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If that doesn't help, "burner" drives have at least two lasers and associated circuits. If one of those malfunctions, the drive may be able to read disks that have data on them but can't "burn" a burnable disk.




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#7
May 5, 2012 at 06:51:59
Ok I have a CD reader /engraver and I use CD R/W. I already dit it when I got my computer for years. But now it doesn't want to do it any more.
That not very dramatic but just a bit problematique. In the mean time I use an USB key
Thanks and regards
claude

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#8
May 5, 2012 at 08:27:07
Thanks for the thanks.

Your laser lens may be "dirty".

Try using a laser lens cleaning CD in the drive. If you don't have one you SHOULD have one. Most places that sell CDs or DVDs sell them, and even some "dollar" stores have them for a buck or two.

Or, if this is a laptop computer, eject the drive's tray and with no disk on the tray, wipe off the obvious laser lens with a tissue or a soft cloth.
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Have you installed Windows from scratch since the last time you were able to burn CDs on this computer ?

If yes, install the main chipset drivers ! See response 6.
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Are you seeing these things ?

"....when you have inserted the burnable CD, the icon in My Computer for that optical drive letter should change to a larger icon that looks like a CD and have a small black label on that with white letters on it - e.g CD-R or CD-RW. "

"When you select an optical drive to copy the files and/or folders to, it should have the changed icon that looks like a CD disk if it already has a burnable CD in it (that has no small black label on top of it). "

.........

If this is on a desktop computer....

Have you been fiddling with the connections of drives inside the computer case since the last time you were able to burn CDs on this computer ?

If yes... if the connection of one wire in an IDE data cable is not working properly, that could cause your problem

It is common to un-intentionally damage IDE data cables, especially while removing them - the 80 wire ones are more likely to be damaged. What usually happens is the cable is ripped at either edge and the wires there are either damaged or severed, often right at a connector or under it's cable clamp there, where it's hard to see - if a wire is severed but it's ends are touching, the connection is intermittent, rather than being reliable.
Another common thing is for the data cable to be separated from the connector contacts a bit after you have removed a cable - there should be no gap between the data cable and the connector - if there is press the cable against the connector to eliminate the gap.
80 wire data cables are also easily damaged at either edge if the cable is sharply creased at a fold in the cable.

Try another data cable if in doubt.

80 wire data cables must have the proper end connector connected to the mboard IDE header - usually that's blue, but in any case it's the one farther from the middle connector on a 3 connector data cable.

I doubt that you have a SATA CD or DVD drive, but you can have problems with the cables for that.

Check your SATA data cables. The connector on each end should "latch" into the socket on the drive and on the mboard, or on the drive controller card - it should not move when you merely brush your hand against it near the socket - if it does, mere vibration can cause a poor connection of it - use another SATA data cable that does "latch", or tape the connector in place.
(There is a slight projection or bump on one side of the outside of the connector that "latches" it into the socket - it's easily broken off or damaged)

The same thing applies for the SATA power connection.


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#9
May 5, 2012 at 13:35:48
RIGHT click on My Computer - Properties - Hardware - Device Manager.
What is shown under DVD/CD-ROM drives ?

I have:
CD-ROM 0
DVD(D:)
Aucun media (No disk)

Have you installed Windows from scratch since the last time you were
able to burn CDs on this computer ?

No It is a DELL Computer which was supply totaly installed

Have you been fiddling with the connections of drives inside the computer case since the last time
you were able to burn CDs on this computer ?

No

I will get a cleaning disk and see what happen.
I thank you very much again for having reply to me
Claude


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#10
May 6, 2012 at 08:39:07
If you do not know English well, go here to translate your lanuage to English, copy the results to here, or copy our English words to there and translate them to your language:
http://translate.google.com/#
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"Aucun media" = French for "no media"

I said RIGHT click - Faites un clic droit - on My Computer.

Press the RIGHT button on your mouse, NOT the Left button you normally click on.

I have no idea what Windows looks like when the language is set to the French language.
Here's what you need to do when it's the English language in Windows ....

RIGHT click on My Computer - select Properties - Hardware - Device Manager.

Open the DVD/CD-ROM drives folder.
You will see a list of the two optical drive models your computer has.
One of them probably has has a ? or a ! beside it - that's your problem drive.


RIGHT click on the model of the drive listed there that you're having the problem with.

Select Uninstall

Go to the TOP of the list in Device Manager.

RIGHT click on the name of your computer at the top of the list.

Click on the Scan for hardware changes message that pops up

Your problem drive model will be re-detected automatically.

Close Device Manager.

Your problem drive will probably now work fine.


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#11
May 6, 2012 at 10:27:11
I am very sorry for my english, but I leave the english speaking country where I lived for many years about 30 years ago.

I did everything but, the drive is on the device list, on the listing of the windows files manager, but when I clik on the ligne CD RON D: it tell me
D:/ Not accessible Incorect fonction.
so I think I will have to clean the head and may be see with DELL and buy a new drive.
Thank you anyway for your help. It make a nice exercise to go through those windows fonctions.
Regards
Claude


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#12
May 6, 2012 at 12:20:34
Thanks for the Thank you.

"when I clik on the ligne CD RON D: it tell me
D:/ Not accessible Incorect fonction."

That's the NORMAL situation if it has a blank burnable disk in it, if you DO NOT have a third party burning program installed in Windows !

Third party program = one that did not come with Windows itself.

As I said above.....

" XP itself doesn't fully recognize a blank burnable disk.
If the drive you have the burnable CD in is a "burner" drive, and if that drive is working properly and being recognized properly by Windows, when you have inserted the burnable CD, the icon in My Computer for that optical drive letter should change to a larger icon that looks like a CD and have a small black label on that with white letters on it - e.g CD-R or CD-RW.
If you click on that icon you just get an error message. "

The error message (in English) is......

(drive letter):\ is not accessible.
Incorrect function.

...regardless of which type of optical drive you have the blank burnable disk in !
E.g. You get the same message when the disk is in a CD-ROM drive
.....

Your "Aucun media" = French for "no media" problem for your other drive - the burner drive - is NOT normal, when there is a disk in that drive, if the disk is NOT a DVD disk in a CD only drive. .
If you follow the procedure in response 10, doing that will probably fix your problem with that burner drive.


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#13
May 6, 2012 at 23:40:29
Ok I try to get a software dedicate to burne CDR/W and see what's happen.
I don't trust me to say Thank's again.
Amicalement
Claude

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#14
May 7, 2012 at 07:07:19
Thanks for the thanks.

You need to fix the problem with the burner drive, no matter which burning program you use.

If you follow the procedure in response 10, doing that will probably fix your problem with the burner drive.


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