CD RW Reads but won't write

  Haylyn 09:30 09 Oct 2005

My CDRW will read a disk and copy to HD. It doesn't show the name of the disk e.g. Business.

When I try to write to disk either cdr or cdrw, it says no disk in drive, but it is the same disk it has just copied from.

Any suggestions?

If I need new drive,is it easy to fit?



  andrew-196854 09:33 09 Oct 2005

what burning software are you using do you have one or to burning programs

  AndySD 09:34 09 Oct 2005


Has this just started happening?

Also can you tell us the Make/model of the PC or CD writer and your Operating System (e.g. Windows XP)

PS fitting a new one is simple, 4 screws and 2 connectors.

  Haylyn 10:12 09 Oct 2005

Just using the software with the computer:

Windows XP Home

Packard Bell Imedia - 3 years old



  andrew-196854 10:38 09 Oct 2005

you could try another burning program here click here

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 11:28 09 Oct 2005

My computer - right click drive - select properties - recording tab - tick box "Enable CD recording on this drive"

  AndySD 11:30 09 Oct 2005

Have a look on your Start/All Programs for NERO or Easy CD if ones there please tell us.

  ened 12:06 09 Oct 2005

as if you have 'closed' the disk.

Have you tried using a completely blank fresh disk?

  rawprawn 14:51 09 Oct 2005

If you are unable to resolve this it sounds as though the laser has packed up, it happened to me on a 3 year old Samsung. As AndySD says fitting a new one is easy and they are not expensive.

  Haylyn 15:24 09 Oct 2005

Thanks for your replies; am downloading burn4 free at moment;

do not have Nero orm EasyCD, Only EASYDVD


  Stuartli 15:45 09 Oct 2005

>>As AndySD says fitting a new one is easy and they are not expensive.>>

You clearly mean, of course, a new rewriter but, the way it reads, you are referring to a new laser...:-)

Not too easy to achieve...:-)

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