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Blank CDs not recognized

by Disneyfan / April 3, 2008 12:03 AM PDT

I've seen this problem before but never really knew what to do about it. When I place a blank CD in the CD-RW drive and try to copy files to that drive, it keeps coming back telling me that I need to insert a disc. Tried several new discs with no success. The system is a Dell desktop running Windows XP SP2. I'd appreciate any suggestions. Thanks.

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Could be a software issue.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 3, 2008 12:51 AM PDT

Those PACKET WRITING drag to disc usually fail after some time. Did you uninstall then reinstall the software that gave you this drag to disk feature?

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not dragging to disk...
by Disneyfan / April 3, 2008 4:43 AM PDT

just using Windows XP itself. Select files, click on "Copy selected files", select CD drive, click "Copy". Then it keeps asking for a disc.

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So no name?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 3, 2008 4:53 AM PDT

I'm going to share what I do next.

1. Remove the upper and lower filters noted at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/270008

Note: I am not going to find an article with your noted error message. I will supply one that has the procedure I use.

-> Now reboot and retest.

2. Still dead? Go install CDBURNERXP and try to make a CDR with it.

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Blank CD's Don't Work
by Belynn1 / April 3, 2008 3:32 PM PDT

You "ARE" using CD's in the player instead of "DVD's" aren't you? Just asking because some people aren't aware that Blank DVD's won't work in CD players.

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(NT) Yes, using CD-R discs.
by Disneyfan / April 3, 2008 9:50 PM PDT
In reply to: Blank CD's Don't Work
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Re: CD-R not recognised.
by Kees Bakker / April 3, 2008 10:04 PM PDT

If Bob's solutions (certainly worth a try) don't work, it's time to try another drive.


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