CD-RW finding right disc

  Kegsy 15:29 05 Oct 2003

my CDRW drive is 16x12x40x. Have backed up my data on a CD-RW (memorex 1x2x4x part no.829125) which is now full. Have bought 3 new discs - 1. Traxdata 10x. 2.Infiniti 4x. 3. Verbatin 2x4x.....none of them are recognised by my drive, .ie. when I put them in the drive doesn't see them. I can't find anywhere which sells that particular memorex including the originaal supplier. where can I get one, or is there anything I can do to get my drive to recognize other discs?

  TommyRed 15:35 05 Oct 2003

Post what make it is and your OS to make it easier to answer your query. Also what software do you use ie. Nero and have you updated it recently? TR

  dazzling (work) 15:40 05 Oct 2003

its a matter of trial and error to find a decent disc.i would recomend you do not use cdrw for backup as they can become unstable and lose info.use cdr there much better i know you cant re use them but at 20 -30p each its not that exspensive.if you have 2 hard drive backup to partitions on both of them the likelyhood of both going bang at the same time is minimal and its also cost efficient.darren

  Kegsy 15:41 05 Oct 2003

IDE/ATAPI Interface. Cyberdrive technology.
OS? Nero - have not updated for over a year

  mark e 15:46 05 Oct 2003

Are the disks you bought CDRW's and did you format them.

Office world used to sell them but I don't know if they still do.

  Kegsy 15:46 05 Oct 2003

Thanks Dazzling, didn't know CDR's were that cheap, seems like a good solution

  Kegsy 15:49 05 Oct 2003

Yes all CDRW. No, didn't know needed formatting, How?

  dazzling (work) 15:55 05 Oct 2003

do you have in cd it comes with nero if not you can download it from click here it will recognise the disk when you put it in its quite easy to use but not always reliable.darren

  mark e 15:58 05 Oct 2003

What writing package are you using?

  hugh-265156 15:58 05 Oct 2003

pc world are selling spindles of 25 packard bell(black) or silver cdr`s x1-x32 compatable for £2.99.i find them very reliable.

  Kegsy 16:42 05 Oct 2003

duuur!! didn't know needed formatting. My great grandson never mentioned this when he installed the drive. Just formatted one disc, it now works fine.
Thanks All

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