CD DVD recorder

  EARLR 15:52 21 Aug 2006

CD DVD recorder will read but not write.
Any ideas?

  skidzy 15:55 21 Aug 2006

Any error codes and system spec OS please

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:05 21 Aug 2006


1. My coputer - right click drive -properties - Recording tab - "enable recording on the drive" is ticked.

2. Ide cable is fully inserted at rear of drive and on motherboard.

3. write laser u.s. replace drive.

  EARLR 16:14 21 Aug 2006

sorry; xp home sp2; lappy,
recording is enabled

  skidzy 20:16 21 Aug 2006

Have you tried different discs ? It does sound like Fruit Bat /\0/\'s idea of laser may be dying or died.

I had a very similar problem a while ago and was advised that some laptops have 2 lasers and this could be the problem as one had died.

I never knew the total result as i sold the laptop to someone at work with him knowing about the problem.I do believe he bought an external dvd writer to overcome this problem.

You could try this and reinstall the drive.This is not normally for your problem but may help.

Restore Missing CD/Dvd Drives

Missing cd/dvd drive
If it is showing an error code, 10, 39, etc., delete the drive.

Then follow these directions for clearing the Upper/Lower Filters: (might want to print this out)

1. Click on Start --> Run --> and type in 'regedit' followed by the enter key
2. Expand the "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" key (looks like a folder) by double clicking it (or
3. clicking the "+" next to it.)
4. Expand the "SYSTEM" Key
5. Expand the "CurrentControlSet" Key
6. Expand the "Control" Key
7. Expand the "Class" Key
8. Please look for a key containing the following string of letter and numbers:
9. High light this key by left clicking once on it
10. On the right hand side you are looking for "UpperFilters" and "LowerFilters" under the "Name" column, once you find these please delete them by right clicking on them and choosing "delete"
11. Please exit the registry by clicking on the "X" in the top right hand corner of the screen

Reboot your computer


You could uninstall this drive via device manager and reboot and let xp find the drivers to see if this works.

Hope this helps.

  EARLR 10:14 22 Aug 2006

have already re-installed the drive.
must be bad laser.
still under warenty will send it back.
Thanks again all.

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