Windows wont recognize my cd-burner


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Brian

For some reason, windows stopped recognizing my cd-burner
as a burner. It can read cds but it cannot burn. Ive tried
Nero, Cdrwin and Clonecd. All of them do not see my burner
as a burner, only as a ROM drive. please help
 
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Austin M. Horst

Have you tried un-installing and re-installing the drivers
for the drive (not the CD writing/copying software) ?

Austin M. Horst
 
B

Brian

The Operating system is windows 2000. I tried the XP
solution but there is no such folder in the registry. Yes,
i have tried reinstalling the drivers. I dont know if i
should reformat or not but i dont want to. I have too much
data in this computer
 
D

Dan Seur

You might check the manufacturer's website for a W2k driver(s). Or make
sure you've got the right ones from the CD that came with the drive;
drivers for older NT or W9x systems don't work w/W2k. [Apologies if
you've done all that.]

You don't say whether the device was working fine under W2k & suddenly
failed (something broke/loosened maybe) or you upgraded from Wxyz to W2k
and can't get it to work. Perhaps a more detailed description of the
whole situation, including any system mods in the way of new
devices/apps/sysupdates made prior to problem appearance, would help
somebody here help you. You also don't say whether you've looked at
Device Manager, Event Viewer, and so on. And on. The minimalist approach
to problem description doesn't usually speed things up... :)
The Operating system is windows 2000. I tried the XP
solution but there is no such folder in the registry. Yes,
i have tried reinstalling the drivers. I dont know if i
should reformat or not but i dont want to. I have too much
data in this computer
-----Original Message-----
You might also try reinstalling the OS-specific driver

for the device.
Emmers Presson [MSFT] wrote:

I assume that the operating system is Windows XP? If

so, try this article:

Write Data to a CD-R
 
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Guest

ah, ok my bad.

My original cd burner stopped working after about 1 year
of use. I had win2k the whole time and i thought the drive
was destroyed. So i bought a new one and installed it.
THat too did not work. I checked device manager and it
said the device is working properly. I think the original
burner stopped working after i updated my nforce 2 drivers
from the nvidia site. if the nvidia driver is to blame,
which one should i replace thats causing the error. THe
original burner stopped working about 2 months ago so
event viewer wont help :(
-----Original Message-----
You might check the manufacturer's website for a W2k driver(s). Or make
sure you've got the right ones from the CD that came with the drive;
drivers for older NT or W9x systems don't work w/W2k. [Apologies if
you've done all that.]

You don't say whether the device was working fine under W2k & suddenly
failed (something broke/loosened maybe) or you upgraded from Wxyz to W2k
and can't get it to work. Perhaps a more detailed description of the
whole situation, including any system mods in the way of new
devices/apps/sysupdates made prior to problem appearance, would help
somebody here help you. You also don't say whether you've looked at
Device Manager, Event Viewer, and so on. And on. The minimalist approach
to problem description doesn't usually speed things up... :)
The Operating system is windows 2000. I tried the XP
solution but there is no such folder in the registry. Yes,
i have tried reinstalling the drivers. I dont know if i
should reformat or not but i dont want to. I have too much
data in this computer
-----Original Message-----
You might also try reinstalling the OS-specific driver

for the device.
Emmers Presson [MSFT] wrote:


I assume that the operating system is Windows XP? If

so, try this article:
324129 HOW TO: Troubleshoot Issues That Occur When You

Write Data to a CD-R

.
 
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Dan Seur

Here I start getting in over my head, but since noone else has chimed
in...and this info seems to narrow the field:
1. Read the stuff in the response you got from Emmett at MSFT.
2. It seems you may have 2 working burner devices...!
3. Does Dev Mgr or any applet in AdminTools note ANY oddities/conflicts
between the nforce and burner hdw or sftw? Addresses used, IRQs, etc.
4. Have you tried a safe-mode boot as a way of checking for driver
probs? (I have never done this, sorry.)
5. You might run the W2k sfc.exe (system file checker).
6. If you have a mainboard diagnostic you might try that; some sort of
controller problem?
7. There's a way to get W2k to recheck hdw or identify new hardware &
set it up. Can't be more explicit...
8. From the W2k CD with W2k running a command prompt you could run:
[CD]:\i386\winnt32.exe /checkupgradeonly
which with that parameter does not start an install but analyzes hdw and
issues a very useful report of potential trouble found.
9. You might reset the monitor to run on a basic VGA driver, with a low
res maybe, and see if the burner works with the nforce driver out of the
way. Not sure this is possible with the nforce card; if you have another
old videocard around you try that. You could also if you have it try the
earlier pre-update nforce drivers...

....running out of gas here... good luck :)

ah, ok my bad.

My original cd burner stopped working after about 1 year
of use. I had win2k the whole time and i thought the drive
was destroyed. So i bought a new one and installed it.
THat too did not work. I checked device manager and it
said the device is working properly. I think the original
burner stopped working after i updated my nforce 2 drivers
from the nvidia site. if the nvidia driver is to blame,
which one should i replace thats causing the error. THe
original burner stopped working about 2 months ago so
event viewer wont help :(
-----Original Message-----
You might check the manufacturer's website for a W2k

driver(s). Or make
sure you've got the right ones from the CD that came with

the drive;
drivers for older NT or W9x systems don't work w/W2k.

[Apologies if
you've done all that.]

You don't say whether the device was working fine under

W2k & suddenly
failed (something broke/loosened maybe) or you upgraded

from Wxyz to W2k
and can't get it to work. Perhaps a more detailed

description of the
whole situation, including any system mods in the way of
new

devices/apps/sysupdates made prior to problem appearance,

would help
somebody here help you. You also don't say whether you've

looked at
Device Manager, Event Viewer, and so on. And on. The

minimalist approach
to problem description doesn't usually speed things

up... :)
Brian said:
The Operating system is windows 2000. I tried the XP
solution but there is no such folder in the registry.
Yes,
i have tried reinstalling the drivers. I dont know if i
should reformat or not but i dont want to. I have too
much
data in this computer


-----Original Message-----
You might also try reinstalling the OS-specific driver

for the device.


Emmers Presson [MSFT] wrote:



I assume that the operating system is Windows XP? If

so, try this article:


324129 HOW TO: Troubleshoot Issues That Occur When You

Write Data to a CD-R


or
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=324129


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