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Windows 7: IE 8 /Windows 7 Won't Recognize Media in CDDVD Drive

12 Oct 2011   #1
stolze3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
IE 8 /Windows 7 Won't Recognize Media in CDDVD Drive

W7/IE8 & IE9 report no media in TSST corp CDDVD Writer, SH-S203B, SBO-4. However, on the same machine Nero 10 recognizes media and burns successfully. CDDVD Writer has latest firmware. Windows Update current. Computer>DVD RW Drive (D) > Properties > Hardware lists all three drives, 160 Gb Maxtor (Internal SATA HD), 500 Gb Seagate Free Agent GoFlex(External HD, USB 2.0) and TSSTcorp CDDVD Writer; should only the TSST be listed there? Device Manager reports drivers up to date, no abnormalities. Disc Management reports that "CD-ROM 0 is Online DVD." Disk Management > Properties > General reports TSSTcorp CDDVDW SH-S203B ATA Device, Location 1, Channel 1, Target 1, Lun 0 and that the device is operating properly; DVD Region 1. Disk Management > Properties > Volumes reports: Disk CD-ROM 0; Type: DVD; Status: Online; Partition Style: Master Boot Record (MBR); Capacity: 0; Unallocated Space: 0; Reserved Space:0. Disk Management > Properties > Driver reports: Driver Provider: Microsoft; Driver Date: 6/21/2006; Driver Version: 6.1.7601.17514; Digital Signer: Microsoft Windows.

Does anyone see anything in the described arrangement that would account for the failure to recognize media in the CD-ROM?

This is my first post. I hope I have posted it in the correct category.


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12 Oct 2011   #2
Corazon

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

You didn't say if you're trying blank media or discs that contain data.

Windows won't show anything when you insert blank media, this is normal.
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12 Oct 2011   #3
stolze3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

I am using Fujifilm CD-R All Purpose, 700 Mb, 1X to 40X. They are new. When I attempt to format the discs, I get the "No Media" in the CD-ROM message after Windows/IE8 chugs for awhile.
It seems significant to me that third party burning software will work with the said CD's but W7 and IE8 will not.
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13 Oct 2011   #4
Corazon

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

Trust me, it isn't. This is perfectly normal behavior. Unlike Windows, the burning software expects blank media.

You can't - and don't need to - format blank CDs in Windows the way you would format a harddisk partition. CDs and DVDs use different filesystems for their data, and they're usually written to in one go, in their entirety. That's what the burning software is designed for.
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13 Oct 2011   #5
stolze3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

I tried to burn with several new discs. Each time I got the message that the burn did not occur, no media in the drive, CD might become unusable, etc.

I can read CD's in the CD-ROM. Just can't burn.
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13 Oct 2011   #6
Corazon

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

OK, that's different or maybe I misunderstood you before. Which program are you using to (try to) burn the discs?

Is it possible that you're accidentally burning in test mode instead of really burning?
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13 Oct 2011   #7
stolze3

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

I am using Windows 7 HOme Premium and Internet Explorer 8 trying to burn discs. I was using IE 9 but thought it might be the problem and went back to IE 8. Same problem both places.

I can burn CD's using Nero but cannot with IE 8&9 and Windows 7.

I don't think I'm trying to burn in Test Mode. But maybe I am. HOw would I check?
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