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Old 09-12-2005, 11:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy CDROM Plays Audio but Unable to Write to it. WHY?????

OH NOOOO!!!! This isn't happening. I saved updates including the BIOS on another PC to install on my laptop that I am trying to get updated. I just put in a CDR to copy the files to, then take the files to the laptop to execute them and found that the CDR is configured, evidently to only play audio. It keeps saying to insert a CD and it is there. I tried several other CD's and it is not reading them. I put a audio CD in and it plays.

I am wondering, this PC was one I received from work when we upgraded our systems, and was used in a network environment. Although we have the CDROM, the permission levels restricts the users from downloading from the internet and/or installing applications. Is there some type of configuration or permission level that it is still seeing that is preventing the use of writing to a CD?
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Old 09-12-2005, 11:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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if it's a CD-ROM you won't be able to burn CD's.
is it maybe a CD-R?
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Old 09-12-2005, 11:48 PM   #3 (permalink)
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try updating the cdr filmware or use different media.
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Old 09-13-2005, 09:43 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Default Writing to CD ROM

It says CD-ROM SC-140B

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Old 09-13-2005, 10:29 AM   #5 (permalink)
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definitely dound like the name of a cd only drive. are you sure its a burner?
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No, I'm not sure. Is there info somewhere in the PC that will tell me?
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Check the Device Manager.. It will say Eithe CD-ROM/CD-R/CD-RW.
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Could be that it is a writer but you are using a CD-RW...
You might also need a software for that writer (IF its a writer).
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The device manager has CD-ROM SC-140B
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Definately sounds like just a CD-ROM to me. Samsung.

You can try taking it out and reading the lables. It would clearly say if it's a CD-R/W drive.
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