Cd-rom won't cd-r
Category: Computers > Hardware
Asked by: xaevir-ga
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12 Sep 2006 12:14 PDT
Expires: 12 Oct 2006 12:14 PDT
Question ID: 764574
It will read music cd's and DVD'd but it wiln not read blank cd's or blank cd's that have been formatted. I have a Dell Inspiron 700m with Windows XP. In the Device Manager under DVD/CD-ROM drives it says: 1. NX3726K PRC520T SCSI CDRom Device 2. TEAC DVD-ROM DV-28E-C Is there a new driver I could get? Would it read blank DVD's. Could I burn to blank DVD's. I don't want to but new hardware. Thank You.
Re: Cd-rom won't cd-r
Answered By: gregaw-ga on 13 Sep 2006 09:42 PDT
It looks to me like you have at drive that is only capable of reading CD's. If a drive is capable of writing to a disk, either CD or DVD, it will be designated by a "-R" or "-RW" after it. It will usually say on the front of the drive. If it only says "DVD-ROM" then it you have that is only good for reading disks, both CD and DVD. Since it can only read disks it will not recognize a blank (or formatted disk that has nothing on it) because there is not yet any data to read. http://www.dvd-recordable.org/FAQ-Category9-CD+Basics-Parent0-myfaq-yes.phtml "CD-R is a short form of "CD-Recordable", meaning recordable CD. In the past, users could only read the data on a CD-ROM" I couldn't find any information on the first item listed in your device manager. However, I was able to confirm that your second drive listed is only for reading: http://www.teac.com/DSPD/support/dvd_drives/dvd_drives.htm (open the link above and click on the "Slim-line Internal Models" at the left side of your screen. Your model is the DV28E. Is there a reason you believe this drive should be able to write cd's? The front of the drive usually says "CD-R" or "CD-RW" somewhere on it please let me know. If you do find this please find the actual model number of the drive that is installed your computer by removing the drive from the case and finding the sticker that indicates what model it is. Please let me know if you need any further information by posting a request for clarification. I will be glad to assist you further. Thanks!
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