CD / DVD Problems

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#1

CD / DVD Problems


Hello,

I have a Dell Inspiron 5150. Windows XP Pro, It works fine, with the exception of when I wanted to burn a CD the other day, now it will not identify blank CDs at all. It will read CDs with information on them, but not identify/write to them.

This is what the MS CD Writing Wizard says:

The disc in the drive is not writable DC or it is full.

Please insert a blank, writable CD into drive D:, or insert a disc with enough free space to hold all the files you have selected for writing to CD.

Note: A writable CD is a compact disc that can be converted to a conventional or audio CD by a CD recording drive (CD-R or CD-RW). After being recorded, the CD is capable of being used in any computer CD-ROM drive or audio CD player.

I had someone tell me the laser beam is burned out and I need a new drive from Dell. I don’t know what to do.

Any help is appreciated.

Thank you.


#2

It appears that you are using the integrated burning service in Windows XP, which is a pretty unrelaible way to burn. Do you have any burning software installed? If so, disable the XP service in Admin Tools-services, and then try the burning software.

Also, if you have installed anything like Alcohol software, remove it and try again.


#3

i cant believe you tought ppl in this forum dont know that its very well known by basicly anyone with bit of knowledge or who had/has a cd/dvd burner (basicly everyone on this forum)

anyway do you have alcohol 120% or clonecd? they both have atip hiding which may prevent some softwares to identify the media code/manufacturer
if alcohol 120% uncheck “ignore media type” in options and if clonecd uncheck “hide cdr media” from the tray icon , i know you alredy tried to remove it from device manager but did you removed the drive or the ide channel under “ide/ata atapi controllers” if not then try it and i guess theres no point suggesting using real burning software or other media brands,
http://66.249.93.104/search?q=cache:wcydx9rcDqQJ:forums.techguy.org/t388338.html+“The+disc+in+the+drive+is+not+writable+”&hl=de :bigsmile:
if you still got warranty use it


#4

That’s b1hughes’ first and only post, right? Where did he/she say anything about deleting the IDE channel? :confused:

Anyway, to elaborate on possible conflicts: You really should disable the Windows burning service. Really. Go to Administrative Tools -> Services -> IMAPI CD-Burning COM Service. Disable the bastard. And yes, delete the IDE channel and reboot; let Windows re-identify the drive.

Get some real burning software, almost anything would be better. Look here:

http://www.videohelp.com/tools?s=16#16

Some are even free. Good luck. :slight_smile:


#5

correct however in google i found another thread of his on another forum regarding same problem,check the link in my previous reply


#6

Oh well, it’s hard to believe… but true. :doh:


#7

Pardon, shoulda checked the link. :eek: :doh: :stuck_out_tongue:


#8

I’m not sure how to delete the IDE Channel. Please advise.


#9
  1. right click “my computer” and click “properties” goto hardware>>device manager
  2. expand ““ide/ata atapi controllers””
  3. right click the ide channel and click “uninstall”
  4. restart when done

the chances for that to work are preety low


#10

Would I delete the Primary or secondary IDE Channel?
Thanks for your help.


#11

The one your optical drives are on, or both if you want, or even the whole IDE controller. It all re-installs after reboot.


#12

How do you disable windows XP burn. That may be the problem I’m having using alcohol it reads that there is a blank disk in dvd burner but won’t go any furthur. I uninstalled alcohol and now when I try to reinstall it says error 25002. I wiped the reg and reinstalled alcohol and it did the same thing reads blank disk. So I uninstalled again. Now I get the error 25002 what is that. Thanks


#13

pc: amd athlon 64 processor 3500+
dvd writer: aopen duw1608 arr

If i write dvd’s on my pc with dvd shrink 3.2 and nero 6 , i can play and see them without any problems on my pc but when i want to look at them on my dvd player (vestel 2615) on my tv i get an error: wrong disc
next problem: i can play my dvd’s on other dvd players on tv but not with my player
the name of my dvd player on tv is a Vestel dvd 2615.
How can i solve this?

thx :rolleyes: