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Is my CD-RW broken?

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January 20, 2002 6:24:49 PM

Hello Everyone,

I have a question for you all. I have a Sony Supressa CD-ROM CRX-140E in my system. Its an 8x burner. Right now its giving me problems. Everytime I burn using my TDK CD-R's, it just won't burn to them. It keeps giving a "Disc Read Error". Which is wierd, cause I have burned through the first 60+ of the TDK CD-R's with no problem. What's wierd, is if I use some of my old Maxell CD-R's, it burns fine.

I'm running Windows XP, and I have burned with my TDK CD-R's on Windows XP before. So I know it's not Windows XP. My TDK CD-R's are 12x certified...Any thoughts? Any help would be GREATLY appreciated. Thanks!


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January 21, 2002 4:33:21 AM

You could install and run the <A HREF="" target="_new">DriveCheck Diagnostic Tool</A> to see if the drive is defective.

You could also check to see if there is updated firmware for the drive and flash it. <A HREF="" target="_new">Sony Storage Support</A>.


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January 21, 2002 10:42:04 AM

I had a similar problem recently with my three-year old Yamaha CD-RW. It would go through the process of writing to the CD, but at the end, looking at the CD iteslf, I couldn't make out the area that had been written to. Put the disc back in and I had 750MB of free space left!

Finally, I decided that the write laser, over the years, must have lost power to such an extent that it couldn't write reliably anymore.