Need some help

vbimport

#1

OK this is realy vauge but i dont have any further details

My cd burner has stopd reconising the disks in it,
when i go to use nero and finaly burn it it keep displaying “please insert a disk to be written to” (or close you know the one i mean) also cant read any disks (i.e. music albums) if i go through windows explorer it just has an empty window in the folder.
Iv tryd the simple things i can think of , re-installed my nero (actualy to the latest verion) , tryd to unistall the actual drive but that just seemed to "de-activate it) and finaly i pullled the data ribbon out of it and pluged it back in( after a re-start) in hope it would reconise new hardware

No luck

the fault orginaly started when my computer crashd during a burn

So any ideas ? i know this isnt alot to go by but im majorly stuck

Thanks for your time

Nick

(p.s. sorry for spelling gramma, just got back from the pub)


#2

Adding multiple burn applications can mess up Windows. Remove all burn applications. Remove the Primary and Secondary IDE channels. Also remove all optical drives if possible. Reboot and reload Nero.

I would wipe the hard drive and reload windows if the problem persists. I doubt that the drive is bad. course you can always test the drive with another PC. It should read commercial data CDs and DVDs.


#3

The only burn software i have is nero, not a complete newbie but how do ur remove the ide channels ?

Thanks for your time

Nick


#4

Go to Device Manager under IDE options. Right click on the IDE channel and remove.


#5

You may also want to check your burner’s manufacturer’s web site to see if there is a firmware available for download and try reflashing your drive.


#6

IV tryd that, ut i cant seem to find what type , who makes it all i get is atpi52max (or close to)

Nick