Nero Start Smart not recognizing CD-R media

I have been having problems burning CD-R’s. My software recognized DVD-R’s
but when I try to burn a CD-R I get this message. DVD±RW waiting for disc.
Please insert the disc to write to. Disc required for the compilation: CD-R/RW
Disc type in the recorder: (Empty). I know the media I have inserted is blank and have not had any problem with this media before.

This has happened once before but the problem seemed to clear up on it’s own and I was able to burn CD-R’s again. My CD Rom can read CD’s I have burned before and I can open the media on them. I don’t understand what
happened one day I can burn the CD-R disc the next nothing.

Does anyone have any suggestions? Has this happened to anyone else?

What are you trying to create? If it’s an Audio CD I’d suggest Burrrn (www.burrrn.net) as a great free replacement. It only does Audio CDs.

Does Windows recognize the CD-R, or is it just Nero having a problem?

You might try removing the drive from Device Manager and letting Windows find it again. This assumes you have tried a cold boot to reset everything.

Windows doesn’t recognize the CD-R.

You don’t have Alcohol installed, do you? It can sometimes cause this behaviour. :slight_smile:

Would burrn.net’s program recognize the CD-R if even Windows and Nero does’nt?

I do not have Alcohol installed. What program is that?

try removing upper/lower filter drivers as described here
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060

Thanks I’ll check it out.