Blank Discs Not Recognised

vbimport

#1

My computer is not recognising blank DVD+R discs. As far as I know it doesn’t recognise any blank discs and never has. Discs with stuff on them are fine and the blank discs I have tried work fine on other computers.

I read a few times about disabling ATIP hider but I’m not entirely sure if this is the actual problem and if it is I have no idea how to disable it.

Any help is greatly appreciated.


#2

Hi and Welcome!

could you please tell us the exact model of your optical drive? Windows device manager should be good enough for that information.

Michael


#3

I don’t know what Windows device manager is and can’t find it.


#4

[QUOTE=Collider;2457226]I don’t know what Windows device manager is and can’t find it.[/QUOTE]:eek:
Ok. Click “Start” -> “Help & Support” to run Windows Help system. Then search for Device Manager (or what is called in your own language in case your Windows is in another language)

Other options:
“Start” -> “Run…” then enter “devmgmt.msc”, click “OK"
or
"Start” -> “Run…” then enter “msinfo32”, click “OK”. Expand “Components” and look at the “CD” entry.

Michael


#5

HL-DT-ST CDRW/DVD GCC4244


#6

[QUOTE=Collider;2457245]HL-DT-ST CDRW/DVD GCC4244[/QUOTE]Okay. This is a so-called Combo drive.
It can read (non-blank) DVD and CD discs, and it can write to blank CD media. Blank DVD media is not supported at all.

Michael


#7

Thank you very much. I feel a bit of a fool now but it’s nice to know.