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Old October 16th 09, 01:34 AM posted to microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion,microsoft.public.win98.performance
J. P. Gilliver (John)
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Default CD-R erratically detected

On an elderly PC I help a friend with, where he's copying a lot of his
old LPs to CD, we use burn4free (though I think the problem is not with
burn4free itself).

More often than not, when hitting the "burn" button, it says "please
insert a disc" - even if there's one in. When, by fiddling, ejecting,
closing and reopening b4f, and so on, it finally decides that there _is_
a blank disc in, it does the burn fine.

While looking, it rattles the floppy drive before it "finds" the writer
(from within b4f, that is).

It isn't the _drive_ that's not being detected - that always shows up in
explorer; it's only the fact that there's a blank disc in it that is so
often missed.

Any ideas what's causing it, and what will improve it?
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** http://www.soft255.demon.co.uk/G6JPG-PC/JPGminPC.htm for ludicrously
outdated thoughts on PCs. **

If at first you DO succeed, try not to look astonished!
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Old October 16th 09, 03:26 AM posted to microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion,microsoft.public.win98.performance
glee
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Default CD-R erratically detected

"J. P. Gilliver (John)" wrote in message
...
On an elderly PC I help a friend with, where he's copying a lot of his
old LPs to CD, we use burn4free (though I think the problem is not
with burn4free itself).

More often than not, when hitting the "burn" button, it says "please
insert a disc" - even if there's one in. When, by fiddling, ejecting,
closing and reopening b4f, and so on, it finally decides that there
_is_ a blank disc in, it does the burn fine.

While looking, it rattles the floppy drive before it "finds" the
writer (from within b4f, that is).

It isn't the _drive_ that's not being detected - that always shows up
in explorer; it's only the fact that there's a blank disc in it that
is so often missed.

Any ideas what's causing it, and what will improve it?



Did you try cleaning the lens with an audio cleaning disc?
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Old October 16th 09, 03:26 AM posted to microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion,microsoft.public.win98.performance
glee
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Default CD-R erratically detected

"J. P. Gilliver (John)" wrote in message
...
On an elderly PC I help a friend with, where he's copying a lot of his
old LPs to CD, we use burn4free (though I think the problem is not
with burn4free itself).

More often than not, when hitting the "burn" button, it says "please
insert a disc" - even if there's one in. When, by fiddling, ejecting,
closing and reopening b4f, and so on, it finally decides that there
_is_ a blank disc in, it does the burn fine.

While looking, it rattles the floppy drive before it "finds" the
writer (from within b4f, that is).

It isn't the _drive_ that's not being detected - that always shows up
in explorer; it's only the fact that there's a blank disc in it that
is so often missed.

Any ideas what's causing it, and what will improve it?



Did you try cleaning the lens with an audio cleaning disc?
--
Glen Ventura, MS MVP Oct. 2002 - Sept. 2009
A+
http://dts-l.net/

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Old October 16th 09, 03:54 AM posted to microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion,microsoft.public.win98.performance
thanatoid
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Default CD-R erratically detected

"glee" wrote in
:

"J. P. Gilliver (John)" wrote
in message ...
On an elderly PC I help a friend with, where he's copying
a lot of his old LPs to CD, we use burn4free (though I
think the problem is not with burn4free itself).

More often than not, when hitting the "burn" button, it
says "please insert a disc" - even if there's one in.
When, by fiddling, ejecting, closing and reopening b4f,
and so on, it finally decides that there _is_ a blank disc
in, it does the burn fine.

While looking, it rattles the floppy drive before it
"finds" the writer (from within b4f, that is).

It isn't the _drive_ that's not being detected - that
always shows up in explorer; it's only the fact that
there's a blank disc in it that is so often missed.

Any ideas what's causing it, and what will improve it?



Did you try cleaning the lens with an audio cleaning disc?


You can not be serious.

--
Lots of theoretical butchers are alleged and other bloody eyes
are suitable, but will Pam secure that?
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Old October 16th 09, 03:54 AM posted to microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion,microsoft.public.win98.performance
thanatoid
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Default CD-R erratically detected

"glee" wrote in
:

"J. P. Gilliver (John)" wrote
in message ...
On an elderly PC I help a friend with, where he's copying
a lot of his old LPs to CD, we use burn4free (though I
think the problem is not with burn4free itself).

More often than not, when hitting the "burn" button, it
says "please insert a disc" - even if there's one in.
When, by fiddling, ejecting, closing and reopening b4f,
and so on, it finally decides that there _is_ a blank disc
in, it does the burn fine.

While looking, it rattles the floppy drive before it
"finds" the writer (from within b4f, that is).

It isn't the _drive_ that's not being detected - that
always shows up in explorer; it's only the fact that
there's a blank disc in it that is so often missed.

Any ideas what's causing it, and what will improve it?



Did you try cleaning the lens with an audio cleaning disc?


You can not be serious.

--
Lots of theoretical butchers are alleged and other bloody eyes
are suitable, but will Pam secure that?
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Old October 16th 09, 04:21 AM posted to microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion,microsoft.public.win98.performance
RobertVA
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Default CD-R erratically detected

thanatoid wrote:
"glee" wrote in
:

"J. P. Gilliver (John)" wrote
in message ...
On an elderly PC I help a friend with, where he's copying
a lot of his old LPs to CD, we use burn4free (though I
think the problem is not with burn4free itself).

More often than not, when hitting the "burn" button, it
says "please insert a disc" - even if there's one in.
When, by fiddling, ejecting, closing and reopening b4f,
and so on, it finally decides that there _is_ a blank disc
in, it does the burn fine.

While looking, it rattles the floppy drive before it
"finds" the writer (from within b4f, that is).

It isn't the _drive_ that's not being detected - that
always shows up in explorer; it's only the fact that
there's a blank disc in it that is so often missed.

Any ideas what's causing it, and what will improve it?


Did you try cleaning the lens with an audio cleaning disc?


You can not be serious.


With all the air that cooling fans draw through tower systems? There
might even be contaminates in the air from cooking or tobacco smoking.
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Old October 16th 09, 04:21 AM posted to microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion,microsoft.public.win98.performance
RobertVA
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Default CD-R erratically detected

thanatoid wrote:
"glee" wrote in
:

"J. P. Gilliver (John)" wrote
in message ...
On an elderly PC I help a friend with, where he's copying
a lot of his old LPs to CD, we use burn4free (though I
think the problem is not with burn4free itself).

More often than not, when hitting the "burn" button, it
says "please insert a disc" - even if there's one in.
When, by fiddling, ejecting, closing and reopening b4f,
and so on, it finally decides that there _is_ a blank disc
in, it does the burn fine.

While looking, it rattles the floppy drive before it
"finds" the writer (from within b4f, that is).

It isn't the _drive_ that's not being detected - that
always shows up in explorer; it's only the fact that
there's a blank disc in it that is so often missed.

Any ideas what's causing it, and what will improve it?


Did you try cleaning the lens with an audio cleaning disc?


You can not be serious.


With all the air that cooling fans draw through tower systems? There
might even be contaminates in the air from cooking or tobacco smoking.
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Old October 16th 09, 07:59 AM posted to microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion,microsoft.public.win98.performance
J. P. Gilliver (John)
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Default CD-R erratically detected

In message , RobertVA
writes:
thanatoid wrote:
"glee" wrote in
:
"J. P. Gilliver (John)" wrote
in message ...

[]
It isn't the _drive_ that's not being detected - that
always shows up in explorer; it's only the fact that
there's a blank disc in it that is so often missed.

Any ideas what's causing it, and what will improve it?

Did you try cleaning the lens with an audio cleaning disc?

You can not be serious.


With all the air that cooling fans draw through tower systems? There
might even be contaminates in the air from cooking or tobacco smoking.


(The PC's in the spare bedroom, and I don't think John or his wife
smoke.) It's not a daft suggestion, which I may try, though I don't
_think_ it is likely to be the problem; if I put a data CD in, Explorer
usually sees it.
--
J. P. Gilliver. UMRA: 1960/1985 MB++G.5AL-IS-P--Ch++(p)[email protected]+Sh0!:`)DNAf
** http://www.soft255.demon.co.uk/G6JPG-PC/JPGminPC.htm for ludicrously
outdated thoughts on PCs. **

If at first you DO succeed, try not to look astonished!
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Old October 16th 09, 07:59 AM posted to microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion,microsoft.public.win98.performance
J. P. Gilliver (John)
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Posts: 1,554
Default CD-R erratically detected

In message , RobertVA
writes:
thanatoid wrote:
"glee" wrote in
:
"J. P. Gilliver (John)" wrote
in message ...

[]
It isn't the _drive_ that's not being detected - that
always shows up in explorer; it's only the fact that
there's a blank disc in it that is so often missed.

Any ideas what's causing it, and what will improve it?

Did you try cleaning the lens with an audio cleaning disc?

You can not be serious.


With all the air that cooling fans draw through tower systems? There
might even be contaminates in the air from cooking or tobacco smoking.


(The PC's in the spare bedroom, and I don't think John or his wife
smoke.) It's not a daft suggestion, which I may try, though I don't
_think_ it is likely to be the problem; if I put a data CD in, Explorer
usually sees it.
--
J. P. Gilliver. UMRA: 1960/1985 MB++G.5AL-IS-P--Ch++(p)[email protected]+Sh0!:`)DNAf
** http://www.soft255.demon.co.uk/G6JPG-PC/JPGminPC.htm for ludicrously
outdated thoughts on PCs. **

If at first you DO succeed, try not to look astonished!
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Old October 16th 09, 12:52 PM posted to microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion,microsoft.public.win98.performance
dadiOH[_3_]
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Default CD-R erratically detected

J. P. Gilliver (John) wrote:
On an elderly PC I help a friend with, where he's copying a lot of his
old LPs to CD, we use burn4free (though I think the problem is not
with burn4free itself).

More often than not, when hitting the "burn" button, it says "please
insert a disc" - even if there's one in. When, by fiddling, ejecting,
closing and reopening b4f, and so on, it finally decides that there
_is_ a blank disc in, it does the burn fine.

While looking, it rattles the floppy drive before it "finds" the
writer (from within b4f, that is).

It isn't the _drive_ that's not being detected - that always shows up
in explorer; it's only the fact that there's a blank disc in it that
is so often missed.

Any ideas what's causing it, and what will improve it?


Try a different brand of CD blanks...Taiyo Yuden are among the best.

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