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Problem with my DVD-RW Drive

by tipperjoe / August 12, 2010 9:02 PM PDT

Hi, the problem is when i insert a new music cd/dvd into drive, my computer wont recognise it. When I look at the contents of the drive through windows explorer, its empty
However when I insert a cd that I have previously burnt onto my computer and look at the contents through windows explorer, they are there and my computer will play the cd. Any help would bemuch appreciated


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What's wrong here?
by dstutzman54 / August 13, 2010 5:12 AM PDT

Is this a new pc or a new drive in an older pc? Windows 7, Vista, XP?

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Problem with my DVD-RW Drive
by tipperjoe / August 13, 2010 6:55 PM PDT
In reply to: What's wrong here?

The PC is 4 years old, operating system is XP (service pack 3). I tried reinstalling the drive but no effect. The drive is NEC DVD_RW ND-6750A

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At 4 years
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 14, 2010 12:32 AM PDT

I'll try a CD/DVD lens cleaner and re-test. After that I'll try a new drive.

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When did you last Flash a newer version of a Bios for
by LucJPatenaude / August 15, 2010 8:42 PM PDT

this machine? Get to know its brand and model first. Go onto the official web-site of such branded machine and by using its support page, Download all Drivers for it + Bios file.

Flash the Bios then, install newest drivers for it.

While your at it, might as well jump to your newest electronics store for acquiring an O.S. upgrade package of Windows 7 Home Premium Edition x86(32bit).

Do more 'Windows Update' featured web connection to Microsoft's database of updates and upgrades available as of right now for your machine.

Enjoy tuning up the use of your DVD RW, man.

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