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CD Drive problems (software)

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#1 e4xit


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Posted 05 November 2010 - 05:34 AM

Hi there!

So I'm currently having a little CD trouble; well CD burning trouble to be more precise...
I can read Cds/DVDs etc in my laptops HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GU10N ATA Device, and i can burn CD's but heres the catch, ONLY in iTunes.

Now my first port of call was obviously to unistall iTunes (as i thought it might have taken over haha) and try again...no luck.

Since doing this i hae uninstalled device(/restart etc etc), removed the device physically, updated drivers for it, been into the registry and removed upperlimit strings (or something there were called, iTuens related anyway).

The problem is when i insert a blank media (no its not a cheap brand), nothing will happen in explorer, this is followed by me double clicking my cd drive icon (O:\) which will bring up the prompt ("Windows can't read the disc in drive o" please make sure the disc uses a format that windows recognises).

I am on Windows 7 by the way, and yes i also tried different discs (im 1/2way through the stack of 50 i have of these anyway, there WERE working fine)!

I think (although with absolutely no evidence) that it MAY have something to do with either Nero 10/roxio/magic iso/magicdisc editing some very important file.
:. i unistalled all of those programs/restarted but to no avail.

I also have a registry cleaner by the way of 'Windows 7 Manager', if this is relavent.

Hope i provided enough info for someone to help me, if not just ask,

Many thanks


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#2 jntkwx


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Posted 07 November 2010 - 05:48 PM

Hello e4xit,

A quick Google search brought me to this link: http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/vistahardware/thread/1b81ee7a-75fc-47ab-b258-95869eddc147

Try the steps with links listed in the answer.

My personal preference is to use a program called CDBurnerXP (that works on Windows 2000, XP 32-Bit and 64-Bit, 2003, Vista 32-Bit and 64-Bit, and Windows 7 32-Bit and 64-Bit, despite the "XP" in the name) as my CD/DVD burning software of choice. It's free and burns all types of CDs and DVDs, including Blu-Ray and HD-DVDs.

Hope this points you in the right direction! :huh:


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