kimtrnc 07:08 24 Jan 2010

Not a problem - a benefit, actually, but I don't understand...

My new computer has a dvd reader/writer.

It obliged me by backing up a large file to dvd - I thought. However, when I tried to look at the dvd, system said there was nothing in the drive. I took the disk out and tried it on a different machine, where it read perfectly normally. Back to the new machine - it says "no disk in drive". I arrange to take it back for repairs.

This morning, I turned on win 7, inserted the "invisible" disk, and there was all the data! I am glad, naturally - but can anyone tell me what is/was going on here, please?

  Pine Man 09:04 24 Jan 2010

Don't know what caused it but a similar thing happened to me with two DVD writers in the same PC.

I backed up a load of files onto a DVD, which you could see in one drive but the other one showed it as blank - and still does!

I suppose if everything worked perfectly life would be boring;-))

  Strawballs 11:20 24 Jan 2010

Reading through variuos posts problems with optical drives does seem quite common with Win 7

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