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Windows 7: Windows not recognizing CD Burner as Burnable

16 Jul 2011   #1
The Unofficial

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
Windows not recognizing CD Burner as Burnable

Hi all,

So basically whats happened is that Windows doesn't recognize my DVD/CD-RW as being able to burn cd's. I can still read cd's and the drive still shows up in My Computer. I can't do a restore, because I have no idea how long its been nonoperational for. Here is a list of things I've tried:
  • Updating Drivers
  • Uninstalling and Re-installing drivers
  • Deleting Upper and Lower Filters
  • Modifying the Upper and Lower Filters
  • Modifying driver names
  • Changing drivers
  • Ran a SFC scan
  • Changing burning programs
  • Uninstalling iTunes

If anybody has any information on this, I would be glad to here it.
Thanks!
The Unofficial


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17 Jul 2011   #2
pooch

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The only thing that springs to mind is to try another drive there are several lasers in these devices and they do give up the ghost and die, leaving the drive only partially operational.
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17 Jul 2011   #3
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Just a couple of other thoughts. Have you tried different brands of discs? Cleaning the optical drive lens? (A commercial cleaning kit is recommended.) Possible Fix-It solution from Microsoft:

Your CD or DVD drive can't read or write media
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26 Sep 2011   #4
The Unofficial

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Sorry for the hugely unacceptable response time. The latest in the saga, is that ImgBurn see's my drive as burnable, and burns correctly. I have successfully burned 4 cd's and 2 dvd's. The only problem is that I get this warning:

"W 10:41:24 Duplex Secure's SPTD driver can have a detrimental effect on drive performance."

At least I can burn things though. Window's media player, Nero, iTunes, Explorer etc. Still see the drive as not burnable though. I am pretty much at a loss here.

Thanks for your responses,
The Unofficial
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27 Sep 2011   #5
The Unofficial

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

If anybody is still subscribed to this thread, I finally solved the problem.
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27 Sep 2011   #6
pooch

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Unofficial View Post
If anybody is still subscribed to this thread, I finally solved the problem.
This is good I am glad you have solved your problem
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27 Sep 2011   #7
The Unofficial

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Basically, I created a new administrative user to see if it could burn discs, and it could! So I exported my CD drivers, along with the CD registry key, logged out, logged into my user, and BOOM! It worked. I didn't even have to import the clean drivers or registry settings. Who knows why it worked, I'm just happy that I can burn discs again...

Thanks for everyone's at solving yet another one of my problems
The Unofficial
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27 Sep 2011   #8
panais

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The Unofficial View Post
Sorry for the hugely unacceptable response time. The latest in the saga, is that ImgBurn see's my drive as burnable, and burns correctly. I have successfully burned 4 cd's and 2 dvd's. The only problem is that I get this warning:

"W 10:41:24 Duplex Secure's SPTD driver can have a detrimental effect on drive performance."

At least I can burn things though. Window's media player, Nero, iTunes, Explorer etc. Still see the drive as not burnable though. I am pretty much at a loss here.

Thanks for your responses,
The Unofficial
"W 10:41:24 Duplex Secure's SPTD driver can have a detrimental effect on drive performance."

Just an extra tip:

If the above error continues,remove from your system any virtual drive software like daemon,alcohol.....and also uninstall\clean the SPTD using the http://duplexsecure.com/download/SPTDinst-v179-x64.exe

For virtual drive you can use Freeware MagicISO Virtual CD/DVD-ROM(MagicDisc) Overview

Finish with the above steps and post back with any results.
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27 Sep 2011   #9
The Unofficial

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

It's confirmed, it has stayed after an update and a restart.
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27 Sep 2011   #10
The Unofficial

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I'll give that a shot panais, thanks for the input.
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