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 CD-ROM burner doesn't recognize disc

My internal CD-ROM burner doesn't recognize that it has a
disc in it.  Then I bought an external CD-ROM burner.  It
made one disc, then it, too stopped recognizing the
disc.  I bought high speed, regular speed, expensive
discs, cheap discs.  Just about every disc they had and
tried them in each one and nothing works.  I keep getting
a message to "please insert empty disc"  Can anyone help
me fix this problem?  Thanks, Elizabeth

 Thu, 06 Oct 2005 04:47:56 GMT   
 CD-ROM burner doesn't recognize disc

Hi Elizabeth,
You didn't mention the speeds of your CD burners and if your using CD-R or
CD-RW disks so the following is just assumption. If you are using CD-R disks
it normally states on the package the certified speed that should be used to
write to them. Open my computer and right click the CD-RW drive and select
properties then select recording tab and at the bottom, under select a
speed, make sure it is not set any higher than the certified speed for your
CD-R disk. Of course this assumes your CD-RW is able to write at the
certified speed. I use XP Pro and have noticed the CD-RW drive software
built into the OS will not write as fast as the Nero software I was using
when I had Win98SE installed with the same CD-RW drive which is rated
40x12x48x. For instance with the Nero software I could write to a CD-R disk
certified 16x at 32x speed and it would write without problem, and be
recognized by my CD-R drive without problem, but with the XP Pro software
(Roxio I believe) it will only write at 16x. If I try to write at 32x it
will tell me it was written OK, but my CD-R drive will not recognize it.
Using CD-RW disks it may be different. With Nero I could write to a CD-RW
disk rated 12x at 12x without problem, but under XP Pro I could only write
at 8x without problem. I hope I have explained this so you can understand
it. Good luck.


 Thu, 06 Oct 2005 05:32:41 GMT   
 CD-ROM burner doesn't recognize disc
Hi Elizabeth,

Right-click the CDRW drive in Windows Explorer or "My Computer" and select
properties. Go to the recording tab and ensure the option to enable
recording is checked.

Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers aka "Nutcase" MS-MVP - Win9x -
Associate Expert - WinXP - Expert Zone -
Win98 Help -


 Thu, 06 Oct 2005 06:56:34 GMT   
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