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Cannot burn or boot to disc: Toshiba Satellite M45

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#1 Joombaga


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Posted 31 March 2011 - 10:12 AM

On this laptop, a Toshiba Satellite M45 with XP Home SP3, I can read DVDs and CDs, but burns always fail.

I have tried the following:

  • Burning using Nero and Imgburn
  • Removing all burning software and security software & reinstalling only Nero.
  • Removing all IDE chains and the drive itself from device manager and allowed Windows to reinstall the devices.
  • Checked Upper/Lower filters in registry. None found.
  • Replaced drive.
  • Attempted to boot to Ubuntu to try burning with brasero. The computer skips the cdrom during boot.
  • It also appears that this computer can't boot to usb.
  • Updating the BIOS. Still can't boot to CD or burn.

EDIT: It appears that the Imgburn failure was just a fluke; maybe bad media. I can burn in Imgburn without problem. I also found a workaround for Nero. The burn succeeds if I burn at Max speed instead of leaving it set to Auto.

I still haven't been able to boot from CD though.

Edited by Joombaga, 31 March 2011 - 04:08 PM.

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#2 StauntonComputer


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Posted 01 April 2011 - 07:03 PM

I've made a ton of coasters with crappy media. Try and find one of these. MEDIA ID- TAIYOYUDEN, TYG01, TYG02, YUDEN they are made by Taiyo Yuden and are top quality!

Edited by hamluis, 02 April 2011 - 01:18 PM.
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