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DVD+-RW drive won't read DVD-RW CD?


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#1 youthedog4

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Posted 05 January 2010 - 03:44 PM

Alright, So I have a Dell Dimension E521 with a TSSTcorp DVD+-RW TS-H553A SCSI Cdrom and I have just bought these memorex DVD-RW 4X 4.7GB blank dvds so I could put an OS .iso file on them so I could install it on my computer. Only problem is, Whenever I insert the disc, its sounds like it is being read then I hear a noise and it restarts. Whenever I right-click or click on the Icon in "computer", it freezes Windows Explorer and I have to eject the disc.

EDIT: I have found out that my DVD drive is compatible with them.

Edited by youthedog4, 05 January 2010 - 03:47 PM.


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Posted 05 January 2010 - 04:11 PM

The question becomes...did you burn the DVD properly?

If it's not bootable...it cannot be expected to run and install anything. The system will just keep trying to read it and then give up.

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Posted 05 January 2010 - 04:18 PM

I have just opened these DVDs and they are blank. I am trying to use ISO Burner and it doesn't detect a CD in my DVD drive when I have one in.
EDIT: Oh and I meant when I put the disc in, before I even burn it, windows explorer freezes etc.

Edited by youthedog4, 05 January 2010 - 04:19 PM.


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Posted 05 January 2010 - 04:30 PM

<<...when I put the disc in, before I even burn it, windows explorer freezes etc.>>

I would take a look in Event Viewer, looking for any errors that occurred in the same approximate timeframe you encountered the freezing.

How To Use Event Viewer - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/40108/how-to-use-event-viewer/

If you double-click on a given line item for an error in EV, it will give you the details.

If such exist, post them here...someone may be able to sort it out.

As for burning the .iso file to CD...try Active@ Iso Burner, http://www.ntfs.com/iso_burner_free.htm. So easy that even I can do it :thumbsup:.

Reference for various programs: How to successfully burn or write an ISO-image to cd or dvd - http://iso.snoekonline.com/iso.htm

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Posted 05 January 2010 - 07:06 PM

FYI, I have the TSSTcorp DVD+-RW TS-H552D cd rom and it will not read a DVD-R or a CD-R disc, but works normally with DVD+R and CD+R discs. Have not yet been able to figure this out. Have searched the web for three days and havent found a solution.

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Posted 05 January 2010 - 09:07 PM

Wow, Louis, Event Viewer was disabled for me and somehow was corrupted so I can't start it anymore. I got some DVD+R blanks and are trying them right now.

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Posted 06 January 2010 - 12:08 PM

Running chkdsk /r from the command prompt or Run...should fix the Event Viewer situation.

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Posted 06 January 2010 - 03:37 PM

Running chkdsk /r from the command prompt or Run...should fix the Event Viewer situation.

Louis

alright, I'll try that right now.




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