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cd-rw not being recognized

by Larrycleve / November 18, 2006 11:20 PM PST

my cd drive- Mitsumi cr-48xate suddenly doesn't recognize rewritable disks. It says there's no disk in drive. Device manager says the drive is working properly. Read only disks show up and run fine. Any ideas how to fix this?

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Windows doesn't do that so what software is installed?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 19, 2006 12:20 AM PST

Try CDBURNERXP. Erase the CDRW with that and record on the CDRW with that as a test. CDBURNERXP is free and won't interfere with the installed software.

Bob

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cdburnxp worked, but...
by Larrycleve / November 19, 2006 3:10 AM PST

I burned an image perfectly with cdburnxp. But windows cd writing wizard still says there's no disk detected. Obviously the problem is with windows. Is there a way to reinstall the cd writing wizard?

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Here's an article about XP's native burner.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 19, 2006 3:20 AM PST

Frankly? I found that even when XP's native CD support worked well we would lose an occasional disk. For me this is unacceptable so I stopped using that years ago.

More reading at http://www.aumha.org/win5/a/xpcd.php Page down to the trouble area.

Bob

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Got it to work
by Larrycleve / November 19, 2006 4:24 AM PST

I deleted the cd rom drive from device manger. It worked on restart. A simple solution I should have tried first. Thanks.

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update
by Larrycleve / November 20, 2006 1:10 PM PST
In reply to: Got it to work

I tried burning a cd the next day and got the error message again. This time the delete from device manager didn't work. Checking the web I found a tip about a registry key that controlled cd burning. My registry didn't have the key. I had just done a reg clean with a product called boost speed. Luckily it made a reg backup before cleaning. I restored the backup and the burn worked. Hopefully this was what caused the problem. I guess all reg cleaners are not equal. I'll go back to using Ace utilities's reg cleaner which never caused any problems.

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