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Old 05-22-2007, 07:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default DVD Drives can't read blank DVDs

Here is a complete rundown of my system.

Operating System System Model
Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 (build 2600) No details available
Processor a Main Circuit Board b
2.80 gigahertz Intel Celeron
8 kilobyte primary memory cache
128 kilobyte secondary memory cache Board: ASUSTeK Computer INC. P4S8X-X REV 1.xx
Bus Clock: 100 megahertz
BIOS: Award Software, Inc. ASUS P4S8X-X ACPI BIOS Revision 1005 Beta 001 10/31/2003
Drives Memory Modules c,d
522.04 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
24.74 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

AOPEN COM4824/AAH [CD-ROM drive]
DVDRW IDE 16X [CD-ROM drive]
PR7074H NXV118U SCSI CdRom Device [CD-ROM drive]
UL6346O PXS338K SCSI CdRom Device [CD-ROM drive]
3.5" format removeable media [Floppy drive]

Maxtor 6Y080L0 [Hard drive] (81.96 GB) -- drive 1
WDC WD1200JB-00GVC0 [Hard drive] (120.03 GB) -- drive 0
WDC WD32 00JB-00KFA0 USB Device [Hard drive] (320.07 GB) -- drive 2 1024 Megabytes Installed Memory

Now when I try to burn a Blank DVD, when I put the DVD in the burner windows shows 0 bytes of free space and 0 bytes of total space. Now I have already went to the Manufacturer's website to see if there's any new firmware to upgrade to, they tell me that my drive doesn't require downloaded firmware. I have tried uninstalling both drives and then resetting my computer to let windows re-install them. I have Nero burning software which includes an Info tool among other tools. And the Blank disks do show up when I use those tools. It just doesn't not read as a blank disk in "MY COMPUTER". It does recognize that a disk is in the drive, but as I said it tells me that there are 0 bytes of free and total space on the disk. Any ideas on what I should be looking for or modifying?
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its usually o btyes unless something is burned on it
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But I can't seem to burn anything. That's my problem. And I remember My computer showing the amount of space on blank dvds, so I'm trying to figure out what had changed.
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Are the discs + or - ? And what is your drive able to read/burn? Did you switch to a different brand of discs?
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I had been burning on 3 different bands. Ridata, Sony, Memorex. They had all been working about a week or so ago. I had reciently tried to copy a dvd using anydvd and Nero onto a dual layer dvd r. They did not come out at all, and I started having this problem with Blank DVD R disks. Any ideas?
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Have you tried re-installing Nero and AnyDVD? Maybe they could be the culprit?
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I had uninstalled and re-installed the programs. Still the same thing. I also have power dvd and super dvd creator. I tried uninstalling those programs, but they won't uninstall. The power dvd says that "System Setup file could not be installed" and Super DVD creator says that it's missing a unins000.dat. Could these programs be the problem and how do I uninstall them? Also I have 2 mysterious SCSI drives that showed up after I installed my new CD burner. I set the new burner to master and the old one to slave. I'm also going to post a list of programs that are installed on my computer, perhaps there are one or two I need to uninstall.
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