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Hardware => Drivers => Topic started by: Phantom_Savage on September 14, 2005, 11:29:53 PM

Title: Problem With My CD-Writer/DVD-Rom Drive.
Post by: Phantom_Savage on September 14, 2005, 11:29:53 PM
I can play DVD's & burn stuff on there, but when I put another disc in there, like a CD-R with files it takes forever to read it & when it does, it reads it as an empty disc & you see nothing in there. Though I can still see what's in that disc when I pop it in another computer. I can still burn files, but when it's done, I eject it & put it back in so it can read it, yet it I still get the same crap.

It's a HL-DT-ST RW/DVD GCC-4481B.
Title: Re: Problem With My CD-Writer/DVD-Rom Drive.
Post by: dl65 on September 15, 2005, 12:15:49 AM
Phantom_Savage....So lets get this straight ....it will play dvds and burn dvds , but it wont read or write a cd ........is that correct ?  Are you able to play a music cd in it ?
What operating system are you using ?
Is this dvd drive in a Dell by any chance ?

let us know

dl65  ::)
Title: Re: Problem With My CD-Writer/DVD-Rom Drive.
Post by: Phantom_Savage on September 15, 2005, 12:30:07 AM
I can't burn DVD's since it's not a DVD burner, I can burn CD's.

Here's another person who has the same problem, hopefully it'll give more detail since I'm not good at explaining. (http://www.winguides.com/forums/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=genhardware&Number=121520&page=0&view=collapsed&sb=5&part=)

Also I'm using a Compaq.
Title: Re: Problem With My CD-Writer/DVD-Rom Drive.
Post by: dl65 on September 15, 2005, 12:38:40 AM
Phantom_Savage...... Has it ever played cds ok ?
How old is the drive?
What O/S are you using ?

dl65  ::)
Title: Re: Problem With My CD-Writer/DVD-Rom Drive.
Post by: dl65 on September 15, 2005, 12:45:46 AM
Phantom_Savage
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Video prob. on Winamp, WMP & all the other pla
on: Today at 10:37pm


Question ...is this post refering to the same thing as this one ?

dl65  ::)
Title: Re: Problem With My CD-Writer/DVD-Rom Drive.
Post by: Phantom_Savage on September 17, 2005, 12:39:25 AM
No it's not referring to the same, I'm having a CD-RW/DVD-ROM problem on this computer, & I'm having video software problems on the other.

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Phantom_Savage...... Has it ever played cds ok ?
How old is the drive?
What O/S are you using ?

dl65  ::)

Everything is from this year, so I'd say about around 3 months.  I'm on Windows XP.
Title: Re: Problem With My CD-Writer/DVD-Rom Drive.
Post by: merlin_2 on September 19, 2005, 04:08:26 PM
What burning program are you using.....clean the drives used.........cdrom cleaner disk obtainable from most pc outlets.....