DVD Drive not recognizing BLANK CDs

Pioneer Pioneer dvdrw dvr- 111d 16x8x8x6...
December 9, 2010 at 11:05:17
Specs: Windows 32 bit Vista , 4E/1G
Toshiba Satellite laptop P205-S6267
Drive: Pioneer DVD-RW DVR-K17LF ATA

The drive plays a CD well, but when I properly try to burn a blank CD and click on "Burn" the CD pops out and a notice says Insert a blank CD. I have tried 3 different burning softwares and several blank CDs (Staples) with the same results. Please advise.

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#1
December 9, 2010 at 15:19:48
My guess is that the cd-rom is bad. The burner and reader are not the same parts.

It may be possible to boot to a live cd in ram or usb distro to see if it is OS related.

I guess it could be that you need a different brand of cd-r cdrw too. Some older ones are very speed specific.

Get one or two of the black ones. I have always had good luck with those. Dunno why but they seem to burn on any old system.

Why did it take me over a year to phone in a problem to ATT?


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#2
December 10, 2010 at 11:23:41
Thank you . I just tried a Memorex CD with no success. I never heard of the black ones; what brand is that?

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#3
January 18, 2011 at 10:43:59
My burner was not recognizing blank media either and I was told the burner was bad well after I udated Vista and my entire computer failed I had to reinstall windows Vista (per Microsoft) and low and behold the burner read media. Windows did another update and the darn thing quit again. I have yet to find the fix or the offending update but try to restore windows to earlier time if you remember doing an update before your burner stopped working.

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June 28, 2011 at 12:23:30
On my computer's (Toshiba P205-S6267) Device Manager, the "DVD/CD-ROM drives" is listed as a Pioneer DVD RW DVR ATA device ONLY! I suspect that THERE IS NO CD ROM DRIVE, and therefore there's no CD burner to recognize a blank CD; the DVD device must be recognizing the CDs that already have data.

I have been unable to verify this theory with Toshiba discussion groups. Any suggestions?

IRA


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