DVD - RW drive will not recognise dvds or CDs except blank cds


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paaul028

Hi I am using Windows Xp on a Sony Viao.

I burned a cd about a month ago using iTunes and ever since then when I
insert a normal CD or DVD in the drive to try and play them or rip them they
do not show up in any way. I have looked in my computer directly, in iTunes
and WMP etc but the CD or DVD never show up the drive just show as empty.

If I insert a blank CD or DVD my PC does register this. However when I try
and burn something onto the DVD via any software application it always fails.
Any help greatly appreciated as it means I cannot rip cds onto my PC at the
moment or install any software that comes on a disc.
 
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ShadowTek

Hi I am using Windows Xp on a Sony Viao.

I burned a cd about a month ago using iTunes and ever since then when
I insert a normal CD or DVD in the drive to try and play them or rip
them they do not show up in any way. I have looked in my computer
directly, in iTunes and WMP etc but the CD or DVD never show up the
drive just show as empty.

If I insert a blank CD or DVD my PC does register this. However when I
try and burn something onto the DVD via any software application it
always fails. Any help greatly appreciated as it means I cannot rip
cds onto my PC at the moment or install any software that comes on a
disc.

How old is the drive?
 
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paaul028

Bought the PC in 2005, sorry for the delay in replying have been away with
no PC access.

I tested it again today and it let me burn a cd but when I put it back the
cd back into the PC it did not see the music I had just burned onto it yet it
did when I put it into into my laptop.
 
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ShadowTek

Bought the PC in 2005, sorry for the delay in replying have been away
with no PC access.

I tested it again today and it let me burn a cd but when I put it back
the cd back into the PC it did not see the music I had just burned
onto it yet it did when I put it into into my laptop.

I had similar problems from a drive of similar age. I bought a newer
model burner and that solved the problem.
 
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paaul028

Cheers I may just have to do that :-(

ShadowTek said:
I had similar problems from a drive of similar age. I bought a newer
model burner and that solved the problem.
 

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