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Why wont my comp recognize blank dvds

Last response: in Storage
December 11, 2011 8:17:48 PM

I have windows xp and my cd rom wont recognize blank cd's or dvd's. Is there an update I missed?
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December 11, 2011 10:37:27 PM

If it's really a CDROM then it won't work with blank CDs or any kind of DVD. You need a burner to burn blank CDs (CD-ROM = CD-Read Only Memory, which is NOT a burner). And you need a DVD or BluRay drive to be able to read DVDs.
March 28, 2014 1:31:48 PM

This can be caused by unplugging a USB flash drive without safely "ejecting" it first. Apparently if you don't follow proper procedures before removing a USB flash drive it can cause conflicts with DVD burner functionality. Try inserting a flash drive and then "eject" it when it says it is safe to do so and the issue may correct itself. Hope this helps.