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Old March 2nd 05, 07:06 PM
Bianca
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Default DVD-ROM and CD-RW drives do not read CD-RW disks

I have had this computer for nearly 4 years, and have not
experienced this problem until recently. I have not
installed any new programs that could have created this
problem - it just stopped working one day. Last I
checked, my computer is virus and spyware free.

I have a Sony Vaio PCV-RX380DS, with Pioneer DVD-ROM DVD-
116R and Sony CD-RW CRX160E drives. When I insert a CD-
RW, whether it is new, empty or used, the computer prompts
me to insert a disk into the drive, as it cannot read that
current disk. When I try to burn onto a CD-RW using
Adaptec DirectCD, it fails to burn because it does not
recognize the disk. When i insert the same disk into my
other computer (WinXP), I experience no problems.

I have tried to look for any updates with Sony or the
drive makers but have come up empty handed. I have no
problem with CD-R's, but i prefer to use CD-RW for large
file transfers between computers.

Any help is appreciated.

Bianca
  #2  
Old March 7th 05, 10:48 PM
Computer Teachers LLC
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CD Burner, Floppy Drive, USB Drive, etc. or any hardware that fails -
Remove | From | Control Panel | System | Device Manager

Insert a CD-RW or CD-R - new, empty or used - the computer prompts to insert
a disk into the drive, as it cannot read that
current CD disk. Attempt to burn onto a CD-RW using Burning Software, it
does not recognize the CD disk. The hardware should be removed, restart /
reboot and let the OS Software reinstall the drivers for the hardware.

Reboot into Safe Mode (F8) and remove the offending hardware.

Using an 80 GIG external USB drive and a Bootable CD loaded with utilities
works very well here in troubleshooting. The 80 GIG external USB drive is
used only for software storage and the bootup is with the CD or External USB
Floppy.

You will find much more info at:
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
================================
Regards, Gary 'Doc' Adams in Louisiana

CTLouisiana @ msn comREMOVE
http://computerteachers.digital-mall-online.com/
~ Read to Learn

"Bianca" wrote in message
...
I have had this computer for nearly 4 years, and have not
experienced this problem until recently. I have not
installed any new programs that could have created this
problem - it just stopped working one day. Last I
checked, my computer is virus and spyware free.

I have a Sony Vaio PCV-RX380DS, with Pioneer DVD-ROM DVD-
116R and Sony CD-RW CRX160E drives. When I insert a CD-
RW, whether it is new, empty or used, the computer prompts
me to insert a disk into the drive, as it cannot read that
current disk. When I try to burn onto a CD-RW using
Adaptec DirectCD, it fails to burn because it does not
recognize the disk. When i insert the same disk into my
other computer (WinXP), I experience no problems.

I have tried to look for any updates with Sony or the
drive makers but have come up empty handed. I have no
problem with CD-R's, but i prefer to use CD-RW for large
file transfers between computers.

Any help is appreciated.

Bianca



  #3  
Old March 8th 05, 11:17 AM
Norman Conquest
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VoTec Alert!

Norm

"Computer Teachers LLC" wrote in message
...
CD Burner, Floppy Drive, USB Drive, etc. or any hardware that fails -
Remove | From | Control Panel | System | Device Manager

Insert a CD-RW or CD-R - new, empty or used - the computer prompts to
insert
a disk into the drive, as it cannot read that
current CD disk. Attempt to burn onto a CD-RW using Burning Software, it
does not recognize the CD disk. The hardware should be removed, restart /
reboot and let the OS Software reinstall the drivers for the hardware.

Reboot into Safe Mode (F8) and remove the offending hardware.

Using an 80 GIG external USB drive and a Bootable CD loaded with utilities
works very well here in troubleshooting. The 80 GIG external USB drive is
used only for software storage and the bootup is with the CD or External
USB
Floppy.

You will find much more info at:
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
================================
Regards, Gary 'Doc' Adams in Louisiana

CTLouisiana @ msn comREMOVE
http://computerteachers.digital-mall-online.com/
~ Read to Learn

"Bianca" wrote in message
...
I have had this computer for nearly 4 years, and have not
experienced this problem until recently. I have not
installed any new programs that could have created this
problem - it just stopped working one day. Last I
checked, my computer is virus and spyware free.

I have a Sony Vaio PCV-RX380DS, with Pioneer DVD-ROM DVD-
116R and Sony CD-RW CRX160E drives. When I insert a CD-
RW, whether it is new, empty or used, the computer prompts
me to insert a disk into the drive, as it cannot read that
current disk. When I try to burn onto a CD-RW using
Adaptec DirectCD, it fails to burn because it does not
recognize the disk. When i insert the same disk into my
other computer (WinXP), I experience no problems.

I have tried to look for any updates with Sony or the
drive makers but have come up empty handed. I have no
problem with CD-R's, but i prefer to use CD-RW for large
file transfers between computers.

Any help is appreciated.

Bianca





  #4  
Old March 8th 05, 02:49 PM
Computer Teachers LC
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Are you trying to be stupid or alertful or what ?
--
You will find much more info at:
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/

=======================================
Regards, Gary 'Doc' Adams in Louisiana
adsl-159-23-218.btr.bellsouth.net 68.159.23.218
CTLouisiana @ msn comREMOVE
http://computerteachers.digital-mall-online.com/
~ Read to Learn - Write to Think ~
=======================================

"Norman Conquest" wrote in message
...
VoTec Alert!

Norm

"Computer Teachers LLC" wrote in message
...
CD Burner, Floppy Drive, USB Drive, etc. or any hardware that fails -
Remove | From | Control Panel | System | Device Manager

Insert a CD-RW or CD-R - new, empty or used - the computer prompts to
insert
a disk into the drive, as it cannot read that
current CD disk. Attempt to burn onto a CD-RW using Burning Software,

it
does not recognize the CD disk. The hardware should be removed, restart

/
reboot and let the OS Software reinstall the drivers for the hardware.

Reboot into Safe Mode (F8) and remove the offending hardware.

Using an 80 GIG external USB drive and a Bootable CD loaded with

utilities
works very well here in troubleshooting. The 80 GIG external USB drive

is
used only for software storage and the bootup is with the CD or External
USB
Floppy.

You will find much more info at:
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
================================
Regards, Gary 'Doc' Adams in Louisiana

CTLouisiana @ msn comREMOVE
http://computerteachers.digital-mall-online.com/
~ Read to Learn

"Bianca" wrote in message
...
I have had this computer for nearly 4 years, and have not
experienced this problem until recently. I have not
installed any new programs that could have created this
problem - it just stopped working one day. Last I
checked, my computer is virus and spyware free.

I have a Sony Vaio PCV-RX380DS, with Pioneer DVD-ROM DVD-
116R and Sony CD-RW CRX160E drives. When I insert a CD-
RW, whether it is new, empty or used, the computer prompts
me to insert a disk into the drive, as it cannot read that
current disk. When I try to burn onto a CD-RW using
Adaptec DirectCD, it fails to burn because it does not
recognize the disk. When i insert the same disk into my
other computer (WinXP), I experience no problems.

I have tried to look for any updates with Sony or the
drive makers but have come up empty handed. I have no
problem with CD-R's, but i prefer to use CD-RW for large
file transfers between computers.

Any help is appreciated.

Bianca







  #5  
Old March 8th 05, 03:38 PM
Jack E Martinelli
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Experiment with a different brand media, of high quality.
Check Device Manager to confirm that all drives are UnMarked, and working
properly.
Look for updates to the CD-RW burning software.
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Help us help you: http://www.dts-L.org/goodpost.htm

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Your cooperation is very appreciated.
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"Bianca" wrote in message
...
I have had this computer for nearly 4 years, and have not
experienced this problem until recently. I have not
installed any new programs that could have created this
problem - it just stopped working one day. Last I
checked, my computer is virus and spyware free.

I have a Sony Vaio PCV-RX380DS, with Pioneer DVD-ROM DVD-
116R and Sony CD-RW CRX160E drives. When I insert a CD-
RW, whether it is new, empty or used, the computer prompts
me to insert a disk into the drive, as it cannot read that
current disk. When I try to burn onto a CD-RW using
Adaptec DirectCD, it fails to burn because it does not
recognize the disk. When i insert the same disk into my
other computer (WinXP), I experience no problems.

I have tried to look for any updates with Sony or the
drive makers but have come up empty handed. I have no
problem with CD-R's, but i prefer to use CD-RW for large
file transfers between computers.

Any help is appreciated.

Bianca



 




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