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Windows 7: DVD RW drive wont detect blank dvd's


18 Dec 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 
DVD RW drive wont detect blank dvd's

Hi i am having problems with my dvd drives they will both read discs with data on but wont detect blank media, i have tried a number of things now, ive uninstalled them, ive removed the filters in the reg, ive searched for firmware updates and ive tried restoring my system, its not the media either, any i try is the same and they are fine in a different system, the only thing i can think of is if something happened when i changed from xp to 7 but im sure ive burned dvd whilst running 7 before, cant remember. The drives are SONY DVD RW DW-D22A and LITE-ON COMBO SOHC-4836K.
Any help is appreciated.
thank you.


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18 Dec 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi s3amus,

Try this:

Right Click My Computer and select Manage. Right click on the Blank Disk and select Format, unselect Quick Format and Proceed.

Then Autoplay should also to rename the CD and chose if you want it to be like a USB or Burn Once, or you may have to do it manually if AutoPlay is Disabled.

Hope this helps
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18 Dec 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

just checked the computer management the blank disc doesnt even show up, its as if the drives are empty.
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18 Dec 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Have you got the most up-to-date drivers, are the drives faulty?
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18 Dec 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

drivers are fine and up to date, my computer is pretty old and designed for xp, would running 7 have anything to do with it?
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28 Mar 2014   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

This can be caused by unplugging a USB flash drive without safely "ejecting" it first. Apparently if you don't follow proper procedures before removing a USB flash drive it can cause conflicts with DVD burner functionality. Try inserting a flash drive and then "eject" it when it says it is safe to do so and the issue may correct itself. Hope this helps.
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