DVD burner can´t read blank DVD or CD

April 27, 2011 at 08:41:45
Specs: Windows XP
When i try to burn for example ISO files on blank DVD or CD, DVD burner can, t read or recognize blank DVD or CD. After order ,,insert blank or rewritable CD, I closed the CD/DVD drive with blank DVD and after few minutes my computer wrote again: ,, insert your blank or rewritable CD or DVD. Whatś wrong with my CD/DVD drive. I´m asking for proper solution or advice: Thanks in advance!!

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#1
April 27, 2011 at 09:03:40
Verify the burning program is properly identifying the optical drive you wish to use.

Many times an older version of a program needs to be updated in order to recognize the drive.

Another possibility is that your DVD laser has died or the lens is dirty. Can you read previously written DVD media?

If this occurrence just started suddenly then the media may be the problem and a firmware update may be required if available.

After rereading your original post I see the issue is with BOTH CD & DVD media. The likely hood of both lasers or lenses being a problem is not to likely. That said, I would tend to think your need to go to the website of your optical burner and update the list of recognized drives.

If you can't read any previously burned, or commercial disks then the issue may be Windows related. If that is the case, verify that by booting to a bootable disk. You can abort the process after your verify the drive can read disks before Windows starts.


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#2
April 28, 2011 at 07:51:31
My CD/DVD drive is able to read yet burned or written CD/DVD CD-ROM but problem occured when CD or DVD is blank. If the lens are dirty, what is suitable solution? Can CD(DVD lens cleaner help efficiently? Thanks advance!

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#3
April 28, 2011 at 08:33:47
I would guess your problem is with the burning program not recognizing the drive. What program are you using?

Lens cleaning kits are available from computer or office supply stores.


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#4
April 29, 2011 at 03:16:04
SINCE past two days CD burner xp but things has stayed the same. CD/DVD drive recognize blank CD-r ULTRA (702 MB), but it can´t write files on it. The answer is: this CD is no longer in use!!! CD./DVD drive is not able to recognize blank DVD-R Sony (16x/1x) in consequently can´t burn for example ISO files..

I have another question? Is smart to increase my virtual memory?? I have 512 MB RAM, but in the morning i increased my virtual memory from 753 MB till 1253 MB (in both hard disks: internal and external). Now i have a ffilling that my proccessor INtel celeron 1,40 GHz is less burdened: So my virtual memory is 2.4 times higher than RAM. Was this smart act? Thanks advance!!


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#5
April 29, 2011 at 04:31:35
First the virtual memory. Windows can do a better job of managing that than you can. Leave it set to let Windows manage.

Let me recap your problem as I understand it. Your optical drive can read both CDs and DVDs that were already made but can't burn any new ones. Is that correct or not?

Have you recently installed or uninstalled any burning programs?

Are you just now using a new pack of CDR disks?


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#6
April 29, 2011 at 06:03:19
Thanks for answer. It can read a blank CD-R , but problem occur at the end of writing files, when it cannot finish, The message is ,,this CD is no longer in use, try again or insert another writeable CD!!!?? CD/DVD drive cannot recognize blank DVD-R, if I try to burn some files on, the answer is ,,insert blank or rewritable disk into the Mats---a DVDRW (D.) drive. (Sonic recordnow) Is possible, that is selected DVD-R damaged??!! But is new one!!
CD burner XP write:,, there is no medium...so i cannot burn files or ISO onto CD/DVD. .

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#7
April 29, 2011 at 06:05:40
I installed CD burner xp two days ago.

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#8
April 29, 2011 at 08:49:45
What can happen when different burning programs are installed and/or removed is the ASPI Layer drivers get changed. This can cause problems.

Assuming that is the problem and it isn't the drive, which doesn't appear to be the case.

Replace the drivers. The link below addresses that issue. That doesn't always work.

http://aspi.radified.com/


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#9
April 30, 2011 at 20:04:20
I´ve got another, bigger problem, when i update my drivers with Driver scanner uniblue, after installing PCI BUS driver, troubles have appeared. Icon in desktop and taskbar became too much bigger . After I partly fixed the problem (icon were lessened), but graphic became deformed, windows are still too big , square, cros and line above in the left corner in particular window are smaller and the most importantly; standby icon is shaded out and unavaible. What´s going on please help me! Thanks advance!

P.S. I have windows xp service pack 3.


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#10
April 30, 2011 at 20:56:34
Why are you getting drivers from a third party like that. Go directly to the source. The motherboard, graphics card, or other hardware manufacturer.


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#11
May 1, 2011 at 01:58:38
because they are payable. Is there no exist any opensource driver scanner????!

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#12
May 1, 2011 at 06:23:05
"because they are payable" What do you mean by that?

"Is there no exist any opensource driver scanner????!". Drivers by their nature are not considered open source. I think you mean "free".

Drivers ARE free. The question is if there are any available for the operating system you are using. Many times third party sites post drivers that users have uploaded to their site. There is no way of knowing if those drivers arethe right ones or not.

If you post details on your computer hardware or if a brand name unit the model number I will attempt to find drivers for you.


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#13
May 1, 2011 at 07:10:29
My comp is IBM R50e 1834 S5G, windows xp home edition service pack 3, RAM 512, grafic controller is described in data of computer. My standby is still ,,dead˝meanwhile i have little bit improved graphic display but is not satisfactory yet . Kind regards!

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#14
May 1, 2011 at 07:57:57
"My standby is still ,,dead˝. I assume you mean you can't use standby.

Check the BIOS (setup) settings for ACPI. You need to have it set to S3 in order for standby to work. If ACPI was off when WinXP was installed you may need to re-install (repair install) in order to get it to work.

Of course the power options in Windows still need to be set correctly.

Get the drivers for your laptop from the links below.

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Sea...


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#15
May 1, 2011 at 16:18:41
I cannot fix my problem anyway!!! I rolled driver back. It didnt help. I have installed new one from Intel page, the problem stays the same. Graphic is deformed specially on net,
e error is ,, This device cannot find enough free resources that it can use. (Code 12). Otherwise grephic solution is little bit deformed. An advice announces: ,,If you want to use this device, you will need to disable one of the other devices on this system˝ What kind of device must I disable, all devices in device manager are urgent!! It is a nonsense!!
i cannot find my graphic controller in my control panel, standby is remaining mute and unavailable!, I m not able to change things in my bios without exact, precise and long instruction: it si dangerously. What can I do??? KInd regards and please for help!

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#16
May 1, 2011 at 17:01:54
"Check the BIOS (setup) settings for ACPI. You need to have it set to S3 in order for standby to work".

That is self explanatory. Change setting to enable ACPI and set the type to S3.

Also look for a setting in the BIOS screens to enable for PnP (plug and play) aware OS.

I provided a link above for drivers for your laptop. Install ALL the drivers for your model and WinXP.

Did you install WinXP on that laptop or did it come from Lenovo IBM) that way?


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#17
May 1, 2011 at 17:31:08
first wersion windows xp service pack 2 they installed in technical market in Ljubljana, they upgraded my ram from 256 till 512 MB at the same time 5 years ago. I had downloaded and installed service pack 3 home edition approximately 10 days ago, when windows update was always on. ! Is BIOS available at the computer start before loading windows; for example with key F8? or access IBM? kind regards!

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#18
May 1, 2011 at 17:41:13
Just another ,,lateral˝question. Is speedupmypc (uniblue) enough safe program in your estimation? Thanks advance!

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#19
May 1, 2011 at 17:55:50
speedupmypc is a scam IMO. All the other TV ads for similar are all the same. Do not use.

I don't know what the keystroke/s is to enter the BIOS (setup) on your laptop. Watch the screens for instructions on what key/s to use.


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#20
May 2, 2011 at 04:45:29
I couldnt find ASPI in BIOS ; neither in configuration nor everywhere. What can I do? kind regards!!

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#21
May 2, 2011 at 06:59:18
ASPI layer drivers are part of your Windows installation and are NOT in the BIOS. I never said they were.

Did you check the ACPI settings in the BIOS as I DID suggest.


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#22
May 2, 2011 at 10:08:21
Is your ACPI INTA PCI in my bios, there is scale from disable till value 12 )BIOS: configuration; PCI; INT A, INT b,.... Are we agree? kind regards!

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#23
May 2, 2011 at 10:37:36
No we are not in agreement. I am not sure what you are looking at.

Click on the link below for an explanation of what ACPI is.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advanc...

WinXP operating system is capable of managing that, so you need to set the BIOS to allow the operating system to handle those duties.


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#24
May 2, 2011 at 10:42:54
hmmm. ihave changed value in INT A PCI in 3 . I hope it wouldsnt be harmful!!

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#25
May 2, 2011 at 10:47:10
But where can i find ACPI in BIOS of my IBM or in ,,some˝ windows bios?kr! I´ll try again.

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#26
May 2, 2011 at 10:51:19
Click on the link below and then download the following:

ACPI Power Management
Intel Chipset

Install both of those files

http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/s...


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#27
May 2, 2011 at 11:47:06
I ve installed two recomended drivers. Would i back to your previous instruction and rapair functions in BIOS?

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#28
May 2, 2011 at 12:30:32
Things haven´t changed; the same menues and commands, there is one PCI power management under BIOS: power; pci power management but there are only two options - disable - automatic and nothing else.

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#29
May 2, 2011 at 12:37:40
One of Graphic controllers is still hidden and inactive.

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#30
May 2, 2011 at 13:28:06
Why would you think you have more than one Graphic controller?

If you have multiple graphics controllers showing in Device Manager then remove both of them from Device manager and reboot.


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#31
May 2, 2011 at 13:40:57
both of them? Ihave upgraded my BIOS from lenovo page, but things stay teh same??!!

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#32
May 2, 2011 at 13:52:18
Then what does this mean? "One of Graphic controllers is still hidden and inactive".

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#33
May 2, 2011 at 14:16:59
i have removed graphic controller with exclamation mark , graphic controler is being visible now in my taskabar and control panel, but in my device manager are still two graphic controllers and one still has a exclamation mark , i cannot remove both at once: It isn t dangerously, isnt it?

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#34
May 2, 2011 at 14:32:23
You CAN remove both at once. Does that laptop have HD graphics?

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#35
May 2, 2011 at 14:45:08
where can i verify this?

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#36
May 2, 2011 at 14:53:46
these controllers are under display adapters (device manager) i cannot remove (uninstal both at once)

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