My CDRW (Philips 1208) for some reason isn't detecting that there is a CD in the drive. When I try and burn media to a CD it simply ejects the CD tray, and says insert a blank CD when I have already put one in. When I put a CD in with media it reads it fine, and I can see the data on the CD. The CD ejecting only happens when I try burning stuff. I have tried the built-in feature on XP and Nero with no joy. Any ideas what the problem is folks?
Tried that like you said. I have just tried erasing a disk in Nero, the drive builds up speed, then cuts out, the cd tray pops-out, and Nero chucks out a message saying "The disc is not rewritable and therefore cannt be erased". However the disc is a CDRW. Anymore ideas?
If you have been repeatedly trying to get the drive to burn CD's perhaps opened and closed Nero more than once, during one session your drive may have locked out. Try re booting the PC and see if it will recognise a CDR.
PS, also don't try to access the drive by viewing properties or looking at it via "My computer" or Windows explorer. This may cause Nero to respond with the "Drive is in use by another application". Just re boot Put a CDR in the drive and see if it's recognised as a blank disk. Depending on the way your PC has been set up, Nero may open up automaticaly when a blank disk is inserted. If not click on the Nero icon.
The only thing I can think of now is if the message "Drive is in use by another application" is still appearing, try pressing CTL+ALT+DEL. Click on task manager in the box that appears and see if there are any applications running that may be effecting the CD drive or that you don't require.
Have you got all the latest updates for Nero, on my previous system, 98SE, I had to update a number of times to get cd's to burn, on separate occasions. In fact once I had to uninstall and reinstall Nero to get the recorder recognized. HTH TR
I have updated the CDRW drivers, using the CD, and letting XP set it up. Nero has been reinstalled too. But still no joy. CD's can be read fine, but I cannot burn or erase anything! ANymore ideas folks?