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CD-RW not working under Windows 7

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December 17, 2011 12:01:29 AM

I installed windows & on an older computer (2006) and now I cannot write files to CD-RW . The drives (DVD and DVD-RW) work if I put a music CD in them. But if i try to burn data to them it's no deal.
Anyone have any idea of what's going on?

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a b $ Windows 7
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December 17, 2011 12:09:53 AM

1. Were you able to burn Data on same drive prior to installing Windows 7
2. Uninstall driver in Device Manager and restart PC and let Windows automatically select/install driver
3. Try This
4. Drive might have gone bad - possible?
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a b $ Windows 7
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December 17, 2011 2:05:52 AM

Most probably your drive has gone bad. The lasers in a CD/DVD drive do die after a time due to contamination in the laser during manufacture.
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December 17, 2011 9:29:09 AM

I don't know why I overlooked the obvious. Thanks for your replies.
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December 17, 2011 10:00:08 AM

flgator2011 said:
I don't know why I overlooked the obvious. Thanks for your replies.


Thanks for acknowledging!
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