CD Re-Writer Help Please

  scott0004 15:36 05 Apr 2008

Hi all,

All of a sudden my cd re-writer has given up the ghost.

I've tried burning using nero 8, winndows media player, several different types of cd's.

It burns but then comes to the end and says there has been a error and the disk has not been burnt, well words to that effect.

Anyone got any idea's?


  Technotiger 15:54 05 Apr 2008

Try a Cleaning CD in the drive, the laser might just need a clean-up.

  eedcam 16:26 05 Apr 2008

and drop the burn speed right down if you have'nt already done so.

  Totally-braindead 16:28 05 Apr 2008

Or try another make of disk.

  Stuartli 17:35 05 Apr 2008

It would appear that the laser has come to the end of its natural life.

Try Uninstalling the rewriter in Device Manager and Rebooting. This will Find New Hardware and reinstall the basic CDROM driver.

If it doesn't work then, then its about £15.50 upwards for a new DVD rewriter which will, of course, write to both CD and DVD blank media.

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