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My CD RW won't read or write

Discussion in 'CD-R' started by annerain, Oct 6, 2003.

  1. annerain

    annerain Member

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    Hi,
    I hope someone can give me a clue because I don't have one. My CD RW(Generic) stopped working all of a sudden. I tried uninstalling the driver and reinstalling the driver and no go. My device manager says that it is functioning normally but when I try to burn a cd it tells me to insert a blank disk when there is one already in it(yes I tried several different disks). I am thinking it has bit the dust but if anyone has a suggestion I would be glad to try anything.
    Thanks Anne
     
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  2. Praetor

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    WindowsXP is a quirky OS when it comes to built-in burning capability. Many people claim to be able to burn fine. Many others have problems. Microsoft released an update to the IMAPI (which, FYI stands for Image Mastering Applications Programming Interface); that update can be found at http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;320174 . Furthermore, Microsoft has adressed other burning issues with WindowsXP, see http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;324129

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  3. annerain

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    Hi,
    No none of that worked and the update to the IMAPI is no longer there. I am still trying to find it. Now my cd rw will not even read a disk and the last time I used it, it made an odd sound but burned the cd. My b/f had me copy a data cd of his that he said kept messing up his pc. I know better than to let him or any of his data near my system because it messes something up. If I put in my win xp disk and click repair might that help? This cd rw is about 3 years old and it may be time for me to upgrade anyway. It has been in two different systems.I was looking at cd rw drives and found some pretty cheap without cables included. The one I have now is 8x4x32 so do I need new cables?
    Thanks
    Anne
     
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    1. Try the link now. I messed up when i typed it hehe

    2. You dont need new cables

    3. Might i suggest you get an ASUS 522452 burner? (i have one and i love it)
     

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