Can not burn CD: Please Insert an empty disc to write to ...

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

Hello,

First of all, sorry for the long post. I posted already
in this group regarding this problem.
Instead of continuing the post, I decided to summerize
everything I tried (with your help and suggestions -
Thanks for this) with the goal to centralize in one post
the problem that many of you have (I found tons of posts
or links through google related to this issue) BUT still
WITHOUT solution.
Sorry again for the administrators of this group, if you
feel I do it wrong, then accept my apologies and delete
this post.

The problem:

For weeks now, I can not always burn CDRs. The problem is
that any software I use is telling me to insert an empty
disc even if there is one in the drive.
For example in Nero, Nero is waiting for a disc with the
following window:

Please Insert an empty disc to write to ...
Disc required for the compilation: CDR-RW
Disc Type in the recorder: (Empty)

Same symptom if I'm using any other burning software or
the XP functionality to burn files.

Eject and retry does not help.

Now, the wired thing. Sometimes, but ONLY sometimes,
after a reboot and a quite long time before starting
again the machine (some hours), then I can burn ONE CDR,
but only ONE. This is burned correctly without errors.


My configuration:

The drive is a DVR-RW drive (HL-DT-ST DVD-RW GWA-4040N)
on an Acer Ferrari 3000 Laptop.
By searching on the web, it seems it is a LG Drive.
Firmware is up to date (I didn't change anything).
I'm using Windows XP Pro SP1a with all critical updates.

I tested it with Nero 6.3.1.7 then updated it to
6.3.1.20, Alcohol 120% 1.4.7, blindwrite 5.2.2.136 but in
fact it seems to be a windows problem as in the explorer
the new disc is also not recognised.


What works:

- I can burn DVD (+ and -) and CD-RW without problem (no
errors and perfectly readable)
- When I can burn a CDR, it doesn't matter what kind of
brand it is (Verbatim, maxell, Sony, TDK and nonames).
- I can read All type of media (CD, CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD+R)
and from any brand. This can be retail CD/DVDs or media
burned with this drive.
- The burned CD/DVDs can be read in other machine without
problem
- The drive itself is recognized in the explorer.
- The device is working properly (according to the Device
manager)


What I tried already:

- I already tried to enable/disable the "Enable CD
recording on this drive" (Recording tab of the Drive
properties).
- I checked that I have the latest ASPI drivers.
- I deinstalled the drive in the Device Manager console,
reboot and windows reinstalled it.
- Drivers are the last ones.


Answers to what was asked me or suggested already:

- I am not burning more than the size of the media
(basically let's say I'm burning a test CD with 50 MB on
a 700 MB CD. One time it works, one not as explained
before)
- The drive itself is recognized in the explorer.
- Eject the blank CD, wait more than 1 or 2 minutes
before reclosing the tray.
- Can boot with a CD (to exclude a hardware problem
(motor))

Something that may help:
- Sometimes inserting the blank CD and wait till it is
recognized makes the drive blinking (once per second more
or less) indefinitely. I have then to eject the CD and
retry.
- Using Norton Antivirus and Zone alarm. No virus on my
machine

Thanks a lot in advance for your suggestions/solutions
and your comments for the ones that have the same problem
and could not find a solution till now.
Maybe we could identify a XP bug and help other users
with this.

Didier Eychenne
..
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

    If you are trying to write directly to the CD the CD must be formatted
    first.

    You need packet writing software to do this. Nero has IN-CD.

    CD Creator has either Direct CD or Drag to Disk (depending upon which
    version you are using).

    --

    Regards:

    Richard Urban

    aka Crusty (-: Old B@stard :-)


    "Didier Eychenne" <didier@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:354501c48f43$215a8de0$a301280a@phx.gbl...
    > Hello,
    >
    > First of all, sorry for the long post. I posted already
    > in this group regarding this problem.
    > Instead of continuing the post, I decided to summerize
    > everything I tried (with your help and suggestions -
    > Thanks for this) with the goal to centralize in one post
    > the problem that many of you have (I found tons of posts
    > or links through google related to this issue) BUT still
    > WITHOUT solution.
    > Sorry again for the administrators of this group, if you
    > feel I do it wrong, then accept my apologies and delete
    > this post.
    >
    > The problem:
    >
    > For weeks now, I can not always burn CDRs. The problem is
    > that any software I use is telling me to insert an empty
    > disc even if there is one in the drive.
    > For example in Nero, Nero is waiting for a disc with the
    > following window:
    >
    > Please Insert an empty disc to write to ...
    > Disc required for the compilation: CDR-RW
    > Disc Type in the recorder: (Empty)
    >
    > Same symptom if I'm using any other burning software or
    > the XP functionality to burn files.
    >
    > Eject and retry does not help.
    >
    > Now, the wired thing. Sometimes, but ONLY sometimes,
    > after a reboot and a quite long time before starting
    > again the machine (some hours), then I can burn ONE CDR,
    > but only ONE. This is burned correctly without errors.
    >
    >
    > My configuration:
    >
    > The drive is a DVR-RW drive (HL-DT-ST DVD-RW GWA-4040N)
    > on an Acer Ferrari 3000 Laptop.
    > By searching on the web, it seems it is a LG Drive.
    > Firmware is up to date (I didn't change anything).
    > I'm using Windows XP Pro SP1a with all critical updates.
    >
    > I tested it with Nero 6.3.1.7 then updated it to
    > 6.3.1.20, Alcohol 120% 1.4.7, blindwrite 5.2.2.136 but in
    > fact it seems to be a windows problem as in the explorer
    > the new disc is also not recognised.
    >
    >
    > What works:
    >
    > - I can burn DVD (+ and -) and CD-RW without problem (no
    > errors and perfectly readable)
    > - When I can burn a CDR, it doesn't matter what kind of
    > brand it is (Verbatim, maxell, Sony, TDK and nonames).
    > - I can read All type of media (CD, CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD+R)
    > and from any brand. This can be retail CD/DVDs or media
    > burned with this drive.
    > - The burned CD/DVDs can be read in other machine without
    > problem
    > - The drive itself is recognized in the explorer.
    > - The device is working properly (according to the Device
    > manager)
    >
    >
    > What I tried already:
    >
    > - I already tried to enable/disable the "Enable CD
    > recording on this drive" (Recording tab of the Drive
    > properties).
    > - I checked that I have the latest ASPI drivers.
    > - I deinstalled the drive in the Device Manager console,
    > reboot and windows reinstalled it.
    > - Drivers are the last ones.
    >
    >
    > Answers to what was asked me or suggested already:
    >
    > - I am not burning more than the size of the media
    > (basically let's say I'm burning a test CD with 50 MB on
    > a 700 MB CD. One time it works, one not as explained
    > before)
    > - The drive itself is recognized in the explorer.
    > - Eject the blank CD, wait more than 1 or 2 minutes
    > before reclosing the tray.
    > - Can boot with a CD (to exclude a hardware problem
    > (motor))
    >
    > Something that may help:
    > - Sometimes inserting the blank CD and wait till it is
    > recognized makes the drive blinking (once per second more
    > or less) indefinitely. I have then to eject the CD and
    > retry.
    > - Using Norton Antivirus and Zone alarm. No virus on my
    > machine
    >
    > Thanks a lot in advance for your suggestions/solutions
    > and your comments for the ones that have the same problem
    > and could not find a solution till now.
    > Maybe we could identify a XP bug and help other users
    > with this.
    >
    > Didier Eychenne
    > .
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

    No, I 'm not trying to burn directly to the CD using
    Direct CD or things like that.

    I'm just trying to burn something on CDR (either a
    compilation or an image). As explained in the main post,
    sometimes it works , sometimes not with the same
    compilation and the same CD brand..

    Thanks for your help

    Didier Eychenne
    >-----Original Message-----
    >If you are trying to write directly to the CD the CD
    must be formatted
    >first.
    >
    >You need packet writing software to do this. Nero has IN-
    CD.
    >
    >CD Creator has either Direct CD or Drag to Disk
    (depending upon which
    >version you are using).
    >
    >--
    >
    >Regards:
    >
    >Richard Urban
    >
    >aka Crusty (-: Old B@stard :-)
    >
    >
    >"Didier Eychenne" <didier@discussions.microsoft.com>
    wrote in message
    >news:354501c48f43$215a8de0$a301280a@phx.gbl...
    >> Hello,
    >>
    >> First of all, sorry for the long post. I posted already
    >> in this group regarding this problem.
    >> Instead of continuing the post, I decided to summerize
    >> everything I tried (with your help and suggestions -
    >> Thanks for this) with the goal to centralize in one
    post
    >> the problem that many of you have (I found tons of
    posts
    >> or links through google related to this issue) BUT
    still
    >> WITHOUT solution.
    >> Sorry again for the administrators of this group, if
    you
    >> feel I do it wrong, then accept my apologies and delete
    >> this post.
    >>
    >> The problem:
    >>
    >> For weeks now, I can not always burn CDRs. The problem
    is
    >> that any software I use is telling me to insert an
    empty
    >> disc even if there is one in the drive.
    >> For example in Nero, Nero is waiting for a disc with
    the
    >> following window:
    >>
    >> Please Insert an empty disc to write to ...
    >> Disc required for the compilation: CDR-RW
    >> Disc Type in the recorder: (Empty)
    >>
    >> Same symptom if I'm using any other burning software or
    >> the XP functionality to burn files.
    >>
    >> Eject and retry does not help.
    >>
    >> Now, the wired thing. Sometimes, but ONLY sometimes,
    >> after a reboot and a quite long time before starting
    >> again the machine (some hours), then I can burn ONE
    CDR,
    >> but only ONE. This is burned correctly without errors.
    >>
    >>
    >> My configuration:
    >>
    >> The drive is a DVR-RW drive (HL-DT-ST DVD-RW GWA-4040N)
    >> on an Acer Ferrari 3000 Laptop.
    >> By searching on the web, it seems it is a LG Drive.
    >> Firmware is up to date (I didn't change anything).
    >> I'm using Windows XP Pro SP1a with all critical
    updates.
    >>
    >> I tested it with Nero 6.3.1.7 then updated it to
    >> 6.3.1.20, Alcohol 120% 1.4.7, blindwrite 5.2.2.136 but
    in
    >> fact it seems to be a windows problem as in the
    explorer
    >> the new disc is also not recognised.
    >>
    >>
    >> What works:
    >>
    >> - I can burn DVD (+ and -) and CD-RW without problem
    (no
    >> errors and perfectly readable)
    >> - When I can burn a CDR, it doesn't matter what kind of
    >> brand it is (Verbatim, maxell, Sony, TDK and nonames).
    >> - I can read All type of media (CD, CD-RW, DVD-R,
    DVD+R)
    >> and from any brand. This can be retail CD/DVDs or media
    >> burned with this drive.
    >> - The burned CD/DVDs can be read in other machine
    without
    >> problem
    >> - The drive itself is recognized in the explorer.
    >> - The device is working properly (according to the
    Device
    >> manager)
    >>
    >>
    >> What I tried already:
    >>
    >> - I already tried to enable/disable the "Enable CD
    >> recording on this drive" (Recording tab of the Drive
    >> properties).
    >> - I checked that I have the latest ASPI drivers.
    >> - I deinstalled the drive in the Device Manager
    console,
    >> reboot and windows reinstalled it.
    >> - Drivers are the last ones.
    >>
    >>
    >> Answers to what was asked me or suggested already:
    >>
    >> - I am not burning more than the size of the media
    >> (basically let's say I'm burning a test CD with 50 MB
    on
    >> a 700 MB CD. One time it works, one not as explained
    >> before)
    >> - The drive itself is recognized in the explorer.
    >> - Eject the blank CD, wait more than 1 or 2 minutes
    >> before reclosing the tray.
    >> - Can boot with a CD (to exclude a hardware problem
    >> (motor))
    >>
    >> Something that may help:
    >> - Sometimes inserting the blank CD and wait till it is
    >> recognized makes the drive blinking (once per second
    more
    >> or less) indefinitely. I have then to eject the CD and
    >> retry.
    >> - Using Norton Antivirus and Zone alarm. No virus on my
    >> machine
    >>
    >> Thanks a lot in advance for your suggestions/solutions
    >> and your comments for the ones that have the same
    problem
    >> and could not find a solution till now.
    >> Maybe we could identify a XP bug and help other users
    >> with this.
    >>
    >> Didier Eychenne
    >> .
    >
    >
    >.
    >
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

    Hi I'm having a similar problem. My PC was fine - I could
    burn CD-R's (and I can still burn DVD+R's). Basically I
    think I made the mistake of trying to install IOMEGAWARE
    so I could get some data off some old zip100 parallel
    port disk drive I had.

    I have found that when I look at all of my drivers for
    disks that i have an "iomdisk.sys" present. I didn't have
    any problems before this...!

    I've uninstalled the iomegaware SW the iomdisk.sys is
    still there!

    Does anyone know how to hack the registry to stop all of
    the IDE drives having the IOMDISK.SYS as a driver? I
    really don't want to have to re-install the OS again...

    I can se it in the
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentContrlSet\Services\iomdis
    k

    I tried deleting the key, but that caused all sorts of
    problems. Re-installing Iomegaware put it back to the way
    it is now... Blank CD-R's not detected.


    [BTW I've tried using the CD-R's in other writers and
    they work fine].

    >-----Original Message-----
    >No, I 'm not trying to burn directly to the CD using
    >Direct CD or things like that.
    >
    >I'm just trying to burn something on CDR (either a
    >compilation or an image). As explained in the main post,
    >sometimes it works , sometimes not with the same
    >compilation and the same CD brand..
    >
    >Thanks for your help
    >
    >Didier Eychenne
    >>-----Original Message-----
    >>If you are trying to write directly to the CD the CD
    >must be formatted
    >>first.
    >>
    >>You need packet writing software to do this. Nero has
    IN-
    >CD.
    >>
    >>CD Creator has either Direct CD or Drag to Disk
    >(depending upon which
    >>version you are using).
    >>
    >>--
    >>
    >>Regards:
    >>
    >>Richard Urban
    >>
    >>aka Crusty (-: Old B@stard :-)
    >>
    >>
    >>"Didier Eychenne" <didier@discussions.microsoft.com>
    >wrote in message
    >>news:354501c48f43$215a8de0$a301280a@phx.gbl...
    >>> Hello,
    >>>
    >>> First of all, sorry for the long post. I posted
    already
    >>> in this group regarding this problem.
    >>> Instead of continuing the post, I decided to summerize
    >>> everything I tried (with your help and suggestions -
    >>> Thanks for this) with the goal to centralize in one
    >post
    >>> the problem that many of you have (I found tons of
    >posts
    >>> or links through google related to this issue) BUT
    >still
    >>> WITHOUT solution.
    >>> Sorry again for the administrators of this group, if
    >you
    >>> feel I do it wrong, then accept my apologies and
    delete
    >>> this post.
    >>>
    >>> The problem:
    >>>
    >>> For weeks now, I can not always burn CDRs. The
    problem
    >is
    >>> that any software I use is telling me to insert an
    >empty
    >>> disc even if there is one in the drive.
    >>> For example in Nero, Nero is waiting for a disc with
    >the
    >>> following window:
    >>>
    >>> Please Insert an empty disc to write to ...
    >>> Disc required for the compilation: CDR-RW
    >>> Disc Type in the recorder: (Empty)
    >>>
    >>> Same symptom if I'm using any other burning software
    or
    >>> the XP functionality to burn files.
    >>>
    >>> Eject and retry does not help.
    >>>
    >>> Now, the wired thing. Sometimes, but ONLY sometimes,
    >>> after a reboot and a quite long time before starting
    >>> again the machine (some hours), then I can burn ONE
    >CDR,
    >>> but only ONE. This is burned correctly without errors.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> My configuration:
    >>>
    >>> The drive is a DVR-RW drive (HL-DT-ST DVD-RW GWA-
    4040N)
    >>> on an Acer Ferrari 3000 Laptop.
    >>> By searching on the web, it seems it is a LG Drive.
    >>> Firmware is up to date (I didn't change anything).
    >>> I'm using Windows XP Pro SP1a with all critical
    >updates.
    >>>
    >>> I tested it with Nero 6.3.1.7 then updated it to
    >>> 6.3.1.20, Alcohol 120% 1.4.7, blindwrite 5.2.2.136
    but
    >in
    >>> fact it seems to be a windows problem as in the
    >explorer
    >>> the new disc is also not recognised.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> What works:
    >>>
    >>> - I can burn DVD (+ and -) and CD-RW without problem
    >(no
    >>> errors and perfectly readable)
    >>> - When I can burn a CDR, it doesn't matter what kind
    of
    >>> brand it is (Verbatim, maxell, Sony, TDK and nonames).
    >>> - I can read All type of media (CD, CD-RW, DVD-R,
    >DVD+R)
    >>> and from any brand. This can be retail CD/DVDs or
    media
    >>> burned with this drive.
    >>> - The burned CD/DVDs can be read in other machine
    >without
    >>> problem
    >>> - The drive itself is recognized in the explorer.
    >>> - The device is working properly (according to the
    >Device
    >>> manager)
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> What I tried already:
    >>>
    >>> - I already tried to enable/disable the "Enable CD
    >>> recording on this drive" (Recording tab of the Drive
    >>> properties).
    >>> - I checked that I have the latest ASPI drivers.
    >>> - I deinstalled the drive in the Device Manager
    >console,
    >>> reboot and windows reinstalled it.
    >>> - Drivers are the last ones.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> Answers to what was asked me or suggested already:
    >>>
    >>> - I am not burning more than the size of the media
    >>> (basically let's say I'm burning a test CD with 50 MB
    >on
    >>> a 700 MB CD. One time it works, one not as explained
    >>> before)
    >>> - The drive itself is recognized in the explorer.
    >>> - Eject the blank CD, wait more than 1 or 2 minutes
    >>> before reclosing the tray.
    >>> - Can boot with a CD (to exclude a hardware problem
    >>> (motor))
    >>>
    >>> Something that may help:
    >>> - Sometimes inserting the blank CD and wait till it is
    >>> recognized makes the drive blinking (once per second
    >more
    >>> or less) indefinitely. I have then to eject the CD and
    >>> retry.
    >>> - Using Norton Antivirus and Zone alarm. No virus on
    my
    >>> machine
    >>>
    >>> Thanks a lot in advance for your suggestions/solutions
    >>> and your comments for the ones that have the same
    >problem
    >>> and could not find a solution till now.
    >>> Maybe we could identify a XP bug and help other users
    >>> with this.
    >>>
    >>> Didier Eychenne
    >>> .
    >>
    >>
    >>.
    >>
    >.
    >
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

    "Didier Eychenne" <didier@discussions.microsoft.com>
    wrote in news:351201c48f49$1f152300$a601280a@phx.gbl:
    <snip - long description of problem and attempted resolutions>

    One possibility that I didn't see mentioned in your post (or I missed
    it) is if you have tried better quality CD-R[W] media. Maybe you bought
    a spindle of 100 CDs and are still using them during your testing or
    while encountering this problem. Have you tried buying better quality
    CD media to see if the problem still persists? If the CDs were
    blue-hued, tried gray or gold colored CDs.

    --
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    I tried quality cds (stated in the post already) as follow

    - When I can burn a CDR, it doesn't matter what kind of
    brand it is (Verbatim, maxell, Sony, TDK and nonames).

    I will check the colors but, again, Verbatim and so on
    are quality cds (I hope at least) and when I can burn
    one, I could retry to burn the same compilation with the
    same cd brand and it will not be recognized as blank cd.

    tks for your suggestion

    Didier
    >-----Original Message-----
    >"Didier Eychenne" <didier@discussions.microsoft.com>
    >wrote in news:351201c48f49$1f152300$a601280a@phx.gbl:
    ><snip - long description of problem and attempted
    resolutions>
    >
    >One possibility that I didn't see mentioned in your post
    (or I missed
    >it) is if you have tried better quality CD-R[W] media.
    Maybe you bought
    >a spindle of 100 CDs and are still using them during
    your testing or
    >while encountering this problem. Have you tried buying
    better quality
    >CD media to see if the problem still persists? If the
    CDs were
    >blue-hued, tried gray or gold colored CDs.
    >
    >--
    >_________________________________________________________
    ________
    >******** Post replies to newsgroup - Share with others
    ********
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    Subject.
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    ________
    >
    >.
    >
  6. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

    I think I may have suggested this already, but if not here it goes.

    Take the problem drive out, put it in a different computer and see if it
    writes CD in that computer. This will determine if the problem is
    Windows or your CD Writer. If it is Windows, instead of trying to hunt
    down whatever is wrong, I would suggest a clean install of Windows. It
    will actually end up saving you time in the end and you'll have a
    smoother running Operating System.

    ----
    Nathan McNulty


    Didier Eychenne wrote:
    > Hello,
    >
    > First of all, sorry for the long post. I posted already
    > in this group regarding this problem.
    > Instead of continuing the post, I decided to summerize
    > everything I tried (with your help and suggestions -
    > Thanks for this) with the goal to centralize in one post
    > the problem that many of you have (I found tons of posts
    > or links through google related to this issue) BUT still
    > WITHOUT solution.
    > Sorry again for the administrators of this group, if you
    > feel I do it wrong, then accept my apologies and delete
    > this post.
    >
    > The problem:
    >
    > For weeks now, I can not always burn CDRs. The problem is
    > that any software I use is telling me to insert an empty
    > disc even if there is one in the drive.
    > For example in Nero, Nero is waiting for a disc with the
    > following window:
    >
    > Please Insert an empty disc to write to ...
    > Disc required for the compilation: CDR-RW
    > Disc Type in the recorder: (Empty)
    >
    > Same symptom if I'm using any other burning software or
    > the XP functionality to burn files.
    >
    > Eject and retry does not help.
    >
    > Now, the wired thing. Sometimes, but ONLY sometimes,
    > after a reboot and a quite long time before starting
    > again the machine (some hours), then I can burn ONE CDR,
    > but only ONE. This is burned correctly without errors.
    >
    >
    > My configuration:
    >
    > The drive is a DVR-RW drive (HL-DT-ST DVD-RW GWA-4040N)
    > on an Acer Ferrari 3000 Laptop.
    > By searching on the web, it seems it is a LG Drive.
    > Firmware is up to date (I didn't change anything).
    > I'm using Windows XP Pro SP1a with all critical updates.
    >
    > I tested it with Nero 6.3.1.7 then updated it to
    > 6.3.1.20, Alcohol 120% 1.4.7, blindwrite 5.2.2.136 but in
    > fact it seems to be a windows problem as in the explorer
    > the new disc is also not recognised.
    >
    >
    > What works:
    >
    > - I can burn DVD (+ and -) and CD-RW without problem (no
    > errors and perfectly readable)
    > - When I can burn a CDR, it doesn't matter what kind of
    > brand it is (Verbatim, maxell, Sony, TDK and nonames).
    > - I can read All type of media (CD, CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD+R)
    > and from any brand. This can be retail CD/DVDs or media
    > burned with this drive.
    > - The burned CD/DVDs can be read in other machine without
    > problem
    > - The drive itself is recognized in the explorer.
    > - The device is working properly (according to the Device
    > manager)
    >
    >
    > What I tried already:
    >
    > - I already tried to enable/disable the "Enable CD
    > recording on this drive" (Recording tab of the Drive
    > properties).
    > - I checked that I have the latest ASPI drivers.
    > - I deinstalled the drive in the Device Manager console,
    > reboot and windows reinstalled it.
    > - Drivers are the last ones.
    >
    >
    > Answers to what was asked me or suggested already:
    >
    > - I am not burning more than the size of the media
    > (basically let's say I'm burning a test CD with 50 MB on
    > a 700 MB CD. One time it works, one not as explained
    > before)
    > - The drive itself is recognized in the explorer.
    > - Eject the blank CD, wait more than 1 or 2 minutes
    > before reclosing the tray.
    > - Can boot with a CD (to exclude a hardware problem
    > (motor))
    >
    > Something that may help:
    > - Sometimes inserting the blank CD and wait till it is
    > recognized makes the drive blinking (once per second more
    > or less) indefinitely. I have then to eject the CD and
    > retry.
    > - Using Norton Antivirus and Zone alarm. No virus on my
    > machine
    >
    > Thanks a lot in advance for your suggestions/solutions
    > and your comments for the ones that have the same problem
    > and could not find a solution till now.
    > Maybe we could identify a XP bug and help other users
    > with this.
    >
    > Didier Eychenne
    > .
  7. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

    What about normal Cds? Can you *read* them?

    Any problems with other cd types? DVD-RW, DVD+RW?

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    "Didier Eychenne" <didier@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:354501c48f43$215a8de0$a301280a@phx.gbl...
    > Hello,
    >
    > First of all, sorry for the long post. I posted already
    > in this group regarding this problem.
    > Instead of continuing the post, I decided to summerize
    > everything I tried (with your help and suggestions -
    > Thanks for this) with the goal to centralize in one post
    > the problem that many of you have (I found tons of posts
    > or links through google related to this issue) BUT still
    > WITHOUT solution.
    > Sorry again for the administrators of this group, if you
    > feel I do it wrong, then accept my apologies and delete
    > this post.
    >
    > The problem:
    >
    > For weeks now, I can not always burn CDRs. The problem is
    > that any software I use is telling me to insert an empty
    > disc even if there is one in the drive.
    > For example in Nero, Nero is waiting for a disc with the
    > following window:
    >
    > Please Insert an empty disc to write to ...
    > Disc required for the compilation: CDR-RW
    > Disc Type in the recorder: (Empty)
    >
    > Same symptom if I'm using any other burning software or
    > the XP functionality to burn files.
    >
    > Eject and retry does not help.
    >
    > Now, the wired thing. Sometimes, but ONLY sometimes,
    > after a reboot and a quite long time before starting
    > again the machine (some hours), then I can burn ONE CDR,
    > but only ONE. This is burned correctly without errors.
    >
    >
    > My configuration:
    >
    > The drive is a DVR-RW drive (HL-DT-ST DVD-RW GWA-4040N)
    > on an Acer Ferrari 3000 Laptop.
    > By searching on the web, it seems it is a LG Drive.
    > Firmware is up to date (I didn't change anything).
    > I'm using Windows XP Pro SP1a with all critical updates.
    >
    > I tested it with Nero 6.3.1.7 then updated it to
    > 6.3.1.20, Alcohol 120% 1.4.7, blindwrite 5.2.2.136 but in
    > fact it seems to be a windows problem as in the explorer
    > the new disc is also not recognised.
    >
    >
    > What works:
    >
    > - I can burn DVD (+ and -) and CD-RW without problem (no
    > errors and perfectly readable)
    > - When I can burn a CDR, it doesn't matter what kind of
    > brand it is (Verbatim, maxell, Sony, TDK and nonames).
    > - I can read All type of media (CD, CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD+R)
    > and from any brand. This can be retail CD/DVDs or media
    > burned with this drive.
    > - The burned CD/DVDs can be read in other machine without
    > problem
    > - The drive itself is recognized in the explorer.
    > - The device is working properly (according to the Device
    > manager)
    >
    >
    > What I tried already:
    >
    > - I already tried to enable/disable the "Enable CD
    > recording on this drive" (Recording tab of the Drive
    > properties).
    > - I checked that I have the latest ASPI drivers.
    > - I deinstalled the drive in the Device Manager console,
    > reboot and windows reinstalled it.
    > - Drivers are the last ones.
    >
    >
    > Answers to what was asked me or suggested already:
    >
    > - I am not burning more than the size of the media
    > (basically let's say I'm burning a test CD with 50 MB on
    > a 700 MB CD. One time it works, one not as explained
    > before)
    > - The drive itself is recognized in the explorer.
    > - Eject the blank CD, wait more than 1 or 2 minutes
    > before reclosing the tray.
    > - Can boot with a CD (to exclude a hardware problem
    > (motor))
    >
    > Something that may help:
    > - Sometimes inserting the blank CD and wait till it is
    > recognized makes the drive blinking (once per second more
    > or less) indefinitely. I have then to eject the CD and
    > retry.
    > - Using Norton Antivirus and Zone alarm. No virus on my
    > machine
    >
    > Thanks a lot in advance for your suggestions/solutions
    > and your comments for the ones that have the same problem
    > and could not find a solution till now.
    > Maybe we could identify a XP bug and help other users
    > with this.
    >
    > Didier Eychenne
    > .
  8. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

    Yes, I stated in the post

    > - I can burn DVD (+ and -) and CD-RW without problem (no
    > errors and perfectly readable)
    > - When I can burn a CDR, it doesn't matter what kind of
    > brand it is (Verbatim, maxell, Sony, TDK and nonames).
    > - I can read All type of media (CD, CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD+R)
    > and from any brand. This can be retail CD/DVDs or media
    > burned with this drive.

    Tks
    >-----Original Message-----
    >What about normal Cds? Can you *read* them?
    >
    >Any problems with other cd types? DVD-RW, DVD+RW?
    >
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    >"Life's a bìtch when you least expect it"
    >"Didier Eychenne" <didier@discussions.microsoft.com>
    wrote in message
    >news:354501c48f43$215a8de0$a301280a@phx.gbl...
    >> Hello,
    >>
    >> First of all, sorry for the long post. I posted already
    >> in this group regarding this problem.
    >> Instead of continuing the post, I decided to summerize
    >> everything I tried (with your help and suggestions -
    >> Thanks for this) with the goal to centralize in one
    post
    >> the problem that many of you have (I found tons of
    posts
    >> or links through google related to this issue) BUT
    still
    >> WITHOUT solution.
    >> Sorry again for the administrators of this group, if
    you
    >> feel I do it wrong, then accept my apologies and delete
    >> this post.
    >>
    >> The problem:
    >>
    >> For weeks now, I can not always burn CDRs. The problem
    is
    >> that any software I use is telling me to insert an
    empty
    >> disc even if there is one in the drive.
    >> For example in Nero, Nero is waiting for a disc with
    the
    >> following window:
    >>
    >> Please Insert an empty disc to write to ...
    >> Disc required for the compilation: CDR-RW
    >> Disc Type in the recorder: (Empty)
    >>
    >> Same symptom if I'm using any other burning software or
    >> the XP functionality to burn files.
    >>
    >> Eject and retry does not help.
    >>
    >> Now, the wired thing. Sometimes, but ONLY sometimes,
    >> after a reboot and a quite long time before starting
    >> again the machine (some hours), then I can burn ONE
    CDR,
    >> but only ONE. This is burned correctly without errors.
    >>
    >>
    >> My configuration:
    >>
    >> The drive is a DVR-RW drive (HL-DT-ST DVD-RW GWA-4040N)
    >> on an Acer Ferrari 3000 Laptop.
    >> By searching on the web, it seems it is a LG Drive.
    >> Firmware is up to date (I didn't change anything).
    >> I'm using Windows XP Pro SP1a with all critical
    updates.
    >>
    >> I tested it with Nero 6.3.1.7 then updated it to
    >> 6.3.1.20, Alcohol 120% 1.4.7, blindwrite 5.2.2.136 but
    in
    >> fact it seems to be a windows problem as in the
    explorer
    >> the new disc is also not recognised.
    >>
    >>
    >> What works:
    >>
    >> - I can burn DVD (+ and -) and CD-RW without problem
    (no
    >> errors and perfectly readable)
    >> - When I can burn a CDR, it doesn't matter what kind of
    >> brand it is (Verbatim, maxell, Sony, TDK and nonames).
    >> - I can read All type of media (CD, CD-RW, DVD-R,
    DVD+R)
    >> and from any brand. This can be retail CD/DVDs or media
    >> burned with this drive.
    >> - The burned CD/DVDs can be read in other machine
    without
    >> problem
    >> - The drive itself is recognized in the explorer.
    >> - The device is working properly (according to the
    Device
    >> manager)
    >>
    >>
    >> What I tried already:
    >>
    >> - I already tried to enable/disable the "Enable CD
    >> recording on this drive" (Recording tab of the Drive
    >> properties).
    >> - I checked that I have the latest ASPI drivers.
    >> - I deinstalled the drive in the Device Manager
    console,
    >> reboot and windows reinstalled it.
    >> - Drivers are the last ones.
    >>
    >>
    >> Answers to what was asked me or suggested already:
    >>
    >> - I am not burning more than the size of the media
    >> (basically let's say I'm burning a test CD with 50 MB
    on
    >> a 700 MB CD. One time it works, one not as explained
    >> before)
    >> - The drive itself is recognized in the explorer.
    >> - Eject the blank CD, wait more than 1 or 2 minutes
    >> before reclosing the tray.
    >> - Can boot with a CD (to exclude a hardware problem
    >> (motor))
    >>
    >> Something that may help:
    >> - Sometimes inserting the blank CD and wait till it is
    >> recognized makes the drive blinking (once per second
    more
    >> or less) indefinitely. I have then to eject the CD and
    >> retry.
    >> - Using Norton Antivirus and Zone alarm. No virus on my
    >> machine
    >>
    >> Thanks a lot in advance for your suggestions/solutions
    >> and your comments for the ones that have the same
    problem
    >> and could not find a solution till now.
    >> Maybe we could identify a XP bug and help other users
    >> with this.
    >>
    >> Didier Eychenne
    >> .
    >
    >
    >.
    >
  9. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

    I've read somewhere that you should only install one program to burn CDR's.
    Any more than one can sometimes confuse the poor old PC.
    Might help to uninstall all but one. I use Nero 6 with no problems.
    My 2 cents worth.
  10. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

    That is not true. I have had 3 DVD\CD Authoring programs on my system
    at one time and they all worked just fine. I wasn't able to test
    writing to two different drives using two different programs though...

    ----
    Nathan McNulty


    yeloduke wrote:
    > I've read somewhere that you should only install one program to burn CDR's.
    > Any more than one can sometimes confuse the poor old PC.
    > Might help to uninstall all but one. I use Nero 6 with no problems.
    > My 2 cents worth.
    >
    >
  11. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

    <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:387a01c48f7d$41abf950$a501280a@phx.gbl...
    - I can burn DVD (+ and -) and CD-RW without problem (no
    > errors and perfectly readable)
    > - When I can burn a CDR, it doesn't matter what kind of
    > brand it is (Verbatim, maxell, Sony, TDK and nonames).
    > - I can read All type of media (CD, CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD+R)
    > and from any brand. This can be retail CD/DVDs or media
    > burned with this drive.

    Sorry missed it ... Did you try Windows XP's built in CD Writer?

    Perhaps it is a problem with Nero if the buring with XP's one works?

    Also - you did not mention whether you can *read* normal CD-Rs?

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  12. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

    I believe you. I've had the same problem on at least 5 pc's at work now.
    None of them have any third party burning software on them. 3 of them
    (laptops) have been reimaged within the last 2 weeks. The other 2 were
    at a different client site and just suddenly stopped working.

    I am beginning to suspect that a critical update or something has
    broken it. I have no other possible explanation as to why they would
    all stop burning.

    I've tried restarting the imapi service... reinstalled the drivers...
    etc..

    I've noticed that one of the laptops at one site and one of the
    desktops at the other site, detect the drive correctly, but don't have
    the 'Recording' tab under the drive properties.

    Hans


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