Solved CDs with data are read fine but Blank CDs not recognized!

Pioneer Pioneer dvdrw dvr- 111d 16x8x8x6...
May 28, 2012 at 13:25:51
Specs: Windows 32 bit Vista , 3/1G
Toshiba Satellite laptop P205-S6267
Drive: Pioneer DVD-RW DVR-K17LF ATA

The drive plays all CDs 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 or CD not detected. I have tried 3 different burning softwares and several blank CDs (Staples, et al) with the same results. Please advise.

IRA

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#1
May 28, 2012 at 15:14:30
CD-R or CD-RW?

CD-R (or CD+R) require a burning program with an appropriate Window for adding files.

With CD-RW's you simply copy and paste - might have to Format them first by right clicking drive with CD-RW inserted.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#2
May 28, 2012 at 17:12:02
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Some drives go bad like that.

The only way is to swap OS or swap drive.

Hang up and live.


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#3
May 29, 2012 at 10:36:54
When I try to format I get a message that THERE IS NO DISC IN THE DRIVE. Thank you for trying to help.

IRA


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#4
May 29, 2012 at 10:39:56
Thank you for trying to help. I'm going to get a new drive as suggested, unless someone else comes up with a better idea.

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#5
May 29, 2012 at 12:22:29
The only test would be to boot to a toram live cd or a live usb to test the drive with some other live media like BartsPE or a linux cd.

Hang up and live.


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#6
June 5, 2012 at 09:04:45
Solved! I took Jefro's advice. I bought an inexpensive (Mats---a) External CD Drive/Burner for CDs only (the DVD part of my Legacy Drive still works well). When I want to use the new External CD Drive, I inactivate the Legacy Drive (found in the Device Manager, listed under System Tools in Computer Management.) After I'm finished with the External Drive I Safely Remove it and reactivate the Legacy Drive for future DVD use.
Thanx again, Jefro.

IRA


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