Solved CD/DVD RW not recognize by drive

September 9, 2014 at 17:10:39
Specs: Windows XP
my CD/DVD RW drive wont recognize any blank discs I' want to record to, & in the properties page its reading them as raw and/or unknown file system WHATS UP, i' just recently had windows xp home sp2 reinstalled on my pc after I' encountered a problem...Thanks

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September 14, 2014 at 13:35:10
So both read cd's but neither reads DVD's and burner software sees neither?

Doesn't seem like a hardware failure. Here's a discussion of various software solutions that might help:

http://en.kioskea.net/forum/affich-...



#1
September 9, 2014 at 17:27:18
It could be a driver issue. Check the link below:

http://pcsupport.about.com/od/fixth...


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#2
September 9, 2014 at 18:03:49
Which won't it recognize? CD, DVD, or both?

There is no native DVD burner support for XP. You'd need additional software.


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#3
September 9, 2014 at 21:56:06
CDBurnerXP is a free one you can use:

https://cdburnerxp.se

http://sdfox7.com


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#4
September 10, 2014 at 05:28:19
"i' just recently had windows xp home sp2"

Have you installed SP3 & all the other Windows Updates?


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#5
September 10, 2014 at 08:30:25
Can you let us know if the drive used to work and if so did it go wrong immediately after the re-install?

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#6
September 10, 2014 at 12:18:15
I assume you used that optical drive to install WinXP sp2, is that correct? If so, the drive is at the very least reading CD media.

What was the problem that led to to re-install WinXP? Depending on your hardware WinXP may not have all the necessary drivers available. Post some specs or brand and model numbers.


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#7
September 12, 2014 at 01:08:36
Isn't it up to the burner software to 'see' the blank disk? There's nothing on it yet for the drive to see. I put a blank cd-r disk in my burner and its properties too showed 'raw' but my old Nero has no problem recording to it.

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#8
September 12, 2014 at 13:33:45
it won't recognize CDs or DVDs - I' tried several brands.

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#9
September 12, 2014 at 13:35:46
I' thought updates for XP were no longer available.

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#10
September 12, 2014 at 13:48:16
"Yes" it worked fine before I' got it reinstalled due to a problem I' encountered - i.e. the screen went black after booting up the computer.

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#11
September 12, 2014 at 14:11:21
""Yes" it worked fine before I' got it reinstalled"
Have a look in Device Manager.
* Any yellow exclamation mark next to your hardware?
* Any red X next to your hardware?
http://screenshots.leeindy.com/devi...

"I' thought updates for XP were no longer available"
Try.


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#12
September 12, 2014 at 15:12:34
Re #9

There are no NEW Windows updates for XP but the previous ones are still available. When updates stopped for Win 98, previous updates remained available for quite a while (over a year) but eventually the MS W98 update website got rickety and fell apart.

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#13
September 12, 2014 at 19:39:14
Occasionally when driving around town, cars will pull out in front of me like I'm not even there. I drive a big old dodge van so it's hard to believe they don't see me. I just tell myself, 'well I must be invisible today'. This thread reminded me of that.

What recording software are you using? (You did install some burner software after you reinstalled XP, right?) What happens if you start that software with a blank disk in the burner?

And you say this only happens with blank disks so does that mean it sees and reads regular disks OK?

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#14
September 14, 2014 at 12:36:01
Sorry Daveincaps for my delayed reply but I' had a close friend pass the day following my 1st post,, -
Anyway' I'm using the original recording software that came with the computer when I' first bought it.... i.e. pinnacle instance copy & Nero 6 and both keep displaying a box stating -There is no disc in the drive & please put a writeable cd in drive j; when I' attempt to burn. -Yet both these programs worked perfectly before reinstalling!
both the dvd rom & dvd RW drives on my computer will only read commercial CDs but wont read dvds on any playing program, I' use WMP & power DVD 6 instead I'm getting 2 files named Audio_TS & Video_TS when I' open this drive in my computer.
I've already tried updating the drivers but windows says no better match available than the one installed. regards...

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#15
September 14, 2014 at 13:35:10
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So both read cd's but neither reads DVD's and burner software sees neither?

Doesn't seem like a hardware failure. Here's a discussion of various software solutions that might help:

http://en.kioskea.net/forum/affich-...


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#16
September 14, 2014 at 15:55:55
GOD BLESS YOU DAVEINCAPS
Your last link Worked....Great!!! = its copied pictures to CD
now I' can free up my computer of all those you tube videos & pictures I've accumulated
I' also managed to install sp3 (as mentioned in another tread) I' wonder if this helped? Thanks Man if I' ever see a big old dodge van I'LL STOP & SALUTE.
John in IRELAND


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#17
September 14, 2014 at 16:17:28
Nice one DAVE and JoLen. Thx for updating us.

EDIT:
Although it would be useful if you could indicate which one of the fixes on that page did the trick for you. Thanks.

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#18
September 14, 2014 at 19:18:05
You're welcome. We're glad you got it fixed. But as Derek mentioned, which of the suggestions there worked for you? It might help others in the future with a similar problem.

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#19
September 15, 2014 at 06:20:32
sorry guys
I' was referring to the link http://en.kioskea.net/forum/affich-... that Dave put up.

Briefly I'l explain.....

Click Start > Run. Type in " sysdm.cpl -click OK = "System Properties" dialog box should appear.
Go to the tab "Hardware" and click "Device Manager" locate your driver. = "DVD/CD-ROM drives." from the list -click the + to show it's contents,
= Double-click "AOPEN DUW1608/ARR" if it appears, in it's own dialog box.
(I' choose DVD/CD RW drive) Go to the "Driver" tab and select "Update Driver..."
select "Install from a list or specific location" click Next.
a different box will show with compatible hardware for your driver. I selected from the bottom of the list,
assuming it was the most recent driver,
it was called "CD-ROM Drive [IMAPI settings 1,5]." Click next and finish .

a shorter way I' know is as follows...
Go to my computer -left click the "DVD/CD-RW drive" Right click properties,
=right click Hardware,=double right click the drive "DVD/CD-RW drive" in the list,- right click Drivers,-
menu box should appear!! UPDATE DRIVER, hope this way helps..Regards


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#20
September 15, 2014 at 10:50:54
Thanks for the extra mile, it could help others who google into this post.

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