CD Drive reads CDs but does not recognise blank cd's

I have a combo CDRW/DVD drive that came with my PC (I have no idea who the manufacturer is)

I have been able to read DVDs and CDs with no problem, including CD-R/CD-RW burnt on other drives, however I tried to burn a CD recently and was unable to as the drive failed to recognise the presence of a cd in the drive - I got the -no disc inserted- error message.

I have tried enabling/disabling IMAPI CD Burning support: cleaning the lens; different media (Sony, Maxell, TDK, Packard Bell, Memorex, Imation to name a few)

System:
Win xp home SP2
AMD AthlonXP 3000+
512mb Ram

CD software
Nero Express

this is the report from the Nero InfoTool

Drive Information

Drive : COMBO-52X16C
Type : Combo Drive
Firmware Version : 1.83
Buffer Size : 2 MB
Date : ?
Serial Number : ?
Drive Letter : D:
Location : 1:0
Mechanism : Tray
Read Speed : 52 X
Write Speed : 52 X

Read CD Text : Yes
Return C2 Pointers : Yes
Read CD-R : Yes
Read CD-RW : Yes
Read DVD-ROM : Yes
Read DVD-RAM : Yes
Read DVD-R : Yes
Read DVD-RW : Yes
Read DVD+R : Yes
Read DVD+RW : Yes
Read Digital Audio : Yes
Read CD+G : No
Read VideoCD : Yes

Write CD-R : Yes
Write CD-RW : Yes
Write DVD-R : No
Write DVD-RW : No
Write DVD+R : No
Write DVD+RW : No
Write DVD-RAM : No
Buffer Underrun Protection : Yes
Mount Rainier : Yes
Modes : Packet, TAO, DAO, SAO, RAW SAO, RAW SAO 16, RAW SAO 96, RAW DAO 16, RAW DAO 96

Region Protection Control : RPC I
Region : All
Changes User
Changes Vendor

Disc Information (D:)

Type : - no disc inserted -

Interface Information

Adapter 1

Description : Primary IDE Channel

Driver
Description : System32\DRIVERS\atapi.sys
Company : Microsoft Corporation
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Description : IDE/ATAPI Port Driver

Attached Devices
Description : Master: Maxtor 6Y080L0
Type : Disk Drive
DMA : On

Adapter 2

Description : Secondary IDE Channel

Driver
Description : System32\DRIVERS\atapi.sys
Company : Microsoft Corporation
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Description : IDE/ATAPI Port Driver

Attached Devices
Description : Master: COMBO-52X16C
Type : CD-Rom Drive
DMA : On
Autorun : On

Adapter 3

Description : VIA Serial ATA RAID Controller

Driver
Description : System32\DRIVERS\viasraid.sys
Company : VIA Technologies inc,.ltd
Version : 5.1.2600.100
Description : VIA Serial ATA RAID MINIPORT DRIVER FOR WINXP

Attached Devices

Adapter 4

Description : Standard Enhanced PCI to USB Host Controller

Driver
Description : System32\DRIVERS\usbehci.sys
Company : Microsoft Corporation
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Description : EHCI eUSB Miniport Driver

Attached Devices
Description : IC USB Storage-CFC USB Device
Type : Disk Drive
Description : IC USB Storage-SMC USB Device
Type : Disk Drive
Description : IC USB Storage-MMC USB Device
Type : Disk Drive
Description : IC USB Storage-MSC USB Device
Type : Disk Drive

Software Information

Operating System : Windows XP Home Edition (5.01.2600 Service Pack 2)
ASPI : Win32 Nero Aspi Library 2.0.1.59 Ahead Software AG

Description : Nero - Burning Rom
Version : 5, 5, 10, 45
Company : Ahead Software AG

Driver Information

Driver : ACPI
Description : ACPI Driver for NT
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : ALCXSENS
Description : Sensaura WDM 3D Audio Driver
Version : 5.10.00.3511
Company : Sensaura Ltd

Driver : ALCXWDM
Description : Realtek AC’97 Audio Driver (WDM)
Version : 5.10.5350
Company : Realtek Semiconductor Corp.

Driver : AmdK7
Description : Processor Device Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : atapi
Description : IDE/ATAPI Port Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : audstub
Description : AudStub Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.0 (XPClient.010817-1148)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : Cdfs
Description : CD-ROM File System Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : Cdrom
Description : SCSI CD-ROM Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : cpoint
Description : cPoint
Version : 1, 1, 0, 122
Company : Panda Software

Driver : Disk
Description : PnP Disk Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : Fastfat
Description : Fast FAT File System Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : Fdc
Description : Floppy Disk Controller Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : FETND5BV
Description : NDIS 5.0 miniport driver
Version : 3.47.00.0432
Company : VIA Technologies, Inc.

Driver : Flpydisk
Description : Floppy Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : FltMgr
Description : Microsoft Filesystem Filter Manager
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : Ftdisk
Description : FT Disk Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.0 (XPClient.010817-1148)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : HTTP
Description : HTTP Protocol Stack
Version : 5.1.2600.2525 (xpsp_sp2_gdr.040919-1056)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : i8042prt
Description : i8042 Port Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : Imapi
Description : IMAPI Kernel Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : Intels51
Description : Intel V.92 Modem
Version : 4.76.7.0
Company : Intel Corporation

Driver : IpNat
Description : IP Network Address Translator
Version : 5.1.2600.2524 (xpsp_sp2_gdr.040919-1056)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : IPSec
Description : IPSec Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : isapnp
Description : PNP ISA Bus Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.0 (xpclient.010817-1148)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : kmixer
Description : Kernel Mode Audio Mixer
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : Modem
Description : Modem Device Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : MODEMCSA
Description : Unimodem CSA Filter
Version : 5.1.2600.0 (xpclient.010817-1148)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : MRxDAV
Description : Windows NT WebDav Minirdr
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : mssmbios
Description : System Management BIOS Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : NdisTapi
Description : NDIS 3.0 connection wrapper driver
Version : 5.1.2600.0 (xpclient.010817-1148)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : Ndisuio
Description : NDIS User mode I/O Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : NdisWan
Description : MS PPP Framing Driver (Strong Encryption)
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : netflt
Description : NetFlt
Version : 1, 1, 0, 151
Company : Panda Software

Driver : Npfs
Description : NPFS Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : Parport
Description : Parallel Port Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : PartMgr
Description : Partition Manager
Version : 5.1.2600.0 (XPClient.010817-1148)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : ParVdm
Description : VDM Parallel Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.0 (XPClient.010817-1148)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : PavProc
Description : Panda Process Protection driver
Version : 1.1.1.1
Company : Panda Software

Driver : PCI
Description : NT Plug and Play PCI Enumerator
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : PSched
Description : MS QoS Packet Scheduler
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : Ptilink
Description : Parallel Technologies DirectParallel IO Library
Version : 1.10 (XPClient.010817-1148)
Company : Parallel Technologies, Inc.

Driver : Rasl2tp
Description : RAS L2TP mini-port/call-manager driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : RasPppoe
Description : RAS PPPoE mini-port/call-manager driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : Raspti
Description : PTI DirectParallel® mini-port/call-manager driver
Version : 5.1.2600.0 (xpclient.010817-1148)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : Rdbss
Description : Redirected Drive Buffering SubSystem Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2541 (xpsp_sp2_gdr.040919-1056)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : RDPCDD
Description : RDP Miniport
Version : 5.1.2600.0 (xpclient.010817-1148)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : redbook
Description : Redbook Audio Filter Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : serenum
Description : Serial Port Enumerator
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : Serial
Description : Serial Device Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : ShldDrv
Description : PandaShield driver
Version : 1.3.5.1
Company : Panda Software

Driver : sr
Description : System Restore Filesystem Filter Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : Srv
Description : Server driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2673 (xpsp_sp2_gdr.050509-1531)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : swenum
Description : Plug and Play Software Device Enumerator
Version : 5.3.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : sysaudio
Description : System Audio WDM Filter
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : Tcpip
Description : TCP/IP Protocol Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2685 (xpsp_sp2_gdr.050525-1028)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : Teefer
Description : Teefer Driver
Version : 1.60.1101
Company : Sygate Technologies, Inc.

Driver : TermDD
Description : Terminal Server Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : Update
Description : Update Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : usbehci
Description : EHCI eUSB Miniport Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : usbhub
Description : Default Hub Driver for USB
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : usbstor
Description : USB Mass Storage Class Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : usbuhci
Description : UHCI USB Miniport Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : viaagp1
Description : VIA NT AGP Filter
Version : 5.1.0.3442 built by: VIA
Company : VIA Technologies, Inc.

Driver : ViaIde
Description : Generic PCI IDE Bus Driver
Version : 1.00.01.01
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : viasraid
Description : VIA Serial ATA RAID MINIPORT DRIVER FOR WINXP
Version : 5.1.2600.100
Company : VIA Technologies inc,.ltd

Driver : VolSnap
Description : Volume Shadow Copy Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : Wanarp
Description : MS Remote Access and Routing ARP Driver
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : wdmaud
Description : MMSYSTEM Wave/Midi API mapper
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : wg3n
Description : wgxn
Version : 1.01.1223
Company : Sygate Technologies, Inc.

Driver : wg4n
Description : wgxn
Version : 1.01.1223
Company : Sygate Technologies, Inc.

Driver : wg5n
Description : wgxn
Version : 1.01.1223
Company : Sygate Technologies, Inc.

Driver : wg6n
Description : wgxn
Version : 1.01.1223
Company : Sygate Technologies, Inc.

Driver : wpsdrvnt
Description : wpsdrvnt
Version : 1, 0, 0, 17
Company : Sygate Technologies, Inc.

Driver : WS2IFSL
Description : Winsock2 IFS Layer
Version : 5.1.2600.0 (xpclient.010817-1148)
Company : Microsoft Corporation

Driver : msvcrt.dll
Version : 7.0.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)

Driver : msvcirt.dll
Version : 7.0.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)

Driver : mfc42.dll
Version : 6.02.4131.0

Driver : msvcp60.dll
Version : 6.02.3104.0

Driver : ole32.dll
Version : 5.1.2600.2595 (xpsp_sp2_gdr.041130-1729)

Driver : olepro32.dll
Version : 5.1.2600.2180

Driver : oledlg.dll
Version : 1.0 (XPClient.010817-1148)

Driver : advapi32.dll
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)

Driver : comctl32.dll
Version : 5.82 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)

Driver : setupapi.dll
Version : 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)

ASPI Information

System ASPI

Nero ASPI

WNASPI32.DLL : 2.0.1.59 160016 bytes January 29, 2003

Your drive is an Artec which aren’t the best drives. You may want to try to update your firmware and/or ide drivers.

What power supply do you use the Artec drives draw a lot of Amps for some reason and if your power supply isnt good this may cause problems whats its make and wattage. Also have you updated to the latest firmware? Also try the drive in another computer or disconnect a few devices in your computer then try it.

frustrated cd’er, it looks like you need to update the firmware of your COMBO-52X16C from version 1.83 to 2.10. Let me know if you need the FW 2.10 update as I have recently flash updated a friend’s Combo-52x16c drive to v2.10 successfully.

[QUOTE=noel-pcg91;2281478]frustrated cd’er, it looks like you need to update the firmware [/QUOTE]After four years, I guess he already found a solution that worked for him :bigsmile: