Posted 21 November 2009 - 11:04 PM
I have a problem burning CDRs. My computer is a Gateway 510 XL which is 5 years old. I have an NEC 1300A DVD burner, which has never given me a problem before.
When I insert a blank CDR, the drive reacts as if I havenít inserted anything at all. If I try burning with Nero 6.066, Iím told to insert a blank CDR. I get the same thing if I try burning it with Itunes.
If I use Nero info Tool just to see if it can tell that a blank disc is inserted and read the manufacturerís code, it will say ďmedium not present.Ē The same thin happens with CDR Identifier. The Windows Autotplay box never appears.
This is something new. Previously, after inserting a blank disc, Windows Autoplay box would appear and I would then be able to copy to the disc.
The discs (Maxell branded Taiyo Yudens) Iím using, I have used before with no problems. I have another computer with an Optiarc 7200, and it can tell that a blank disc has been inserted, and it can burn the discs. Once theyíre burned with the Optiarc, I can usually read them in my NEC 1300A. Once in a while, I have a little trouble, where I have to re-insert the disc before it can be read, but this also happens with manufactured CDs.
I do not have any trouble burning DVD+R or DVD-R discs with the NEC 1300A, however. If I insert a blank DVD into the NEC, the Windows Autoplay box appears and I can burn to it without any problems.
Device Manager says that it is working properly. I have tried uninstalling the NEC, re-booting my computer and then having Windows re-install the NEC.
What could the problem be?