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Cd Rom Drive Not Recognizing Blank Disc


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#1 TubaTech

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Posted 20 June 2007 - 12:18 AM

I am new to the forums on this web site, and hopefully someone can help me. I am very literate with computer lingo, but I am but in high school so dont take offense to some of my questiosn. I am running a HP computer ( I know minimal about it, it was passed down to me and rebuilt, it used to be a small server for my fathers buisness and our home network.) The only think I can think of that has been done to it is new RAM and Hard drives like no other. But I run Itunes, Songbird, WMP, and Quicktime for my media usage. My disc drive (not sure what it is, but can find out if it is a needed piece of information) will play anything (sometimes has a hard time with it.) But for the most part it will not burn CD's , and a fan of music myself (being a musician and a fond listener to everything) love to mix and burn my own music. Should I go ahead and buy an external disc drive that will play and burn. Or should I just try and fix it with a new driver, or get a new internal drive. I can install all of this myself, but am clueless as to what to get. Any response would be greatly appreciated speaking I have not a clue. Thank You

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#2 Budapest

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Posted 20 June 2007 - 12:44 AM

There are two things I would try:

1. Get one of those CD drive cleaning kits and use it.

2. Try another brand of blank CD. Some CD drives are fussy about the type of CD you use.
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Posted 20 June 2007 - 01:42 AM

Just starting with something simple, but have you checked to make sure the recording is enabled for the drive, under properties? :thumbsup:
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