CD-RW are fine but not CD-R

  wallbash 12:27 15 Feb 2005
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My problem , existing now for a few weeks.

Guy has a cd writer, burned many discs in the past . But suddenly only the CD-RW are able to be read, ( he used InCd ) the cd-r now , when trying to retrieve data are not being read. The cd-r are not even showing up when he opens
My computer. ( all disks going back many months were successful , up to the present!
These disks are those which are months old, not new ones.
Even discs given free with mags are not shown, only cd-rw ???

Have used a ‘lens cleaner’!

Their machine runs XP and when bought was top of the range .
They haven't got round to asking about SP2 yet.
There would have been no installation of new software or upgrades since I convinced them to allow me to reformat and clean install xp over 12 months ago. The owners ( more money than sense) only use the computer to play 0nline Bridge or store hundreds of photos.
Removed /unplugged cd drives, rebooted, switched off
connected cd drives , switched on ... but no better.

So to recap , will only read cd-rw not cd-r , but nothing wrong with discs.
Have run a cleaner

TIA

  HappySoul 18:44 15 Feb 2005

Personally I wouldn't spend any more time with it, go here click here and get a new one for under £20.

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