Problem with my dvd drive

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#1

hi, my dvd drive is HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GH22NS40

i’ve got little problem here… when i inserted a blank dvd… the drive cant read the disk… it said that the free space and use space at 0 bytes…

but… if i insert that dvd into my siste’s notebook… it can read it…

i tried to burn some files into that dvd… then i tried to insert it into my computer… and… now my drive can read the data inside the dvd…

anyone know what;s the problem with my drive?


#2

I’m not sure I understand. You can’t “read” a blank disk, and the 0 byte free/used space is normal. If you burned the files to disk using this drive, what’s the problem? What version of Windows are you using?


#3

hmm… when usually insert a black dvd… when u right klik, n klik properties, ther is free space n used space for the dvd rigth? if im not mistaken the normal is 0 byte used space and 3,97 gb free space…

but my computer read it 0 free space and 0 used space… that means the dvd itself is blank, but i cant burn any files to it, because my computer read it witch 0 byte free space (no free space tu write any file)

im using windows xp sp3 as my OS


#4

Try uninstalling the drive from device manager, reboot, and let windows reinstall it. What burning software are you using? Windows XP doesn’t have any built-in burning capabilities.


#5

if i do that, i just need to reboot only right? dont have to reinstall the whole OS…

im not using any burning software… coz i only want to write some of my important data into the disk… so i use the classic method… go inside the blank dvd, drag the items there, and klik write these files to cd… (on the left f the screen)

i always use this method on my cd… and always works without problems