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Windows 7: Can read CDROM, but not CD-R

31 Oct 2009   #1

 
 
Can read CDROM, but not CD-R

I have Windows 7 32bit with a DVD-RW drive that used to read/burn CD-R's fine, but now it won't do either. It will burn DVD's and read DVD's/CDROM's. Do you have any suggestions?

Thx!


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31 Oct 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Check for driver software update id say.

What CD drive is it?
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31 Oct 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Have you tried to uninstall,scan for new hardware,reinstall?
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10 Jan 2011   #4

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

I have the same problem with Windows 64 -- it reads and writes DVD/DL/BR -- but will neither read or write CDroms. It simply whirls and clicks -- repeating about every20 seconds for about a minute. Dell 'took control' and uninstalled the driver (plus something in the registry) -- then reinstalled. Also they updated the drive BIOs. Still does not work. I borrowed a portable USB DL DVD/CDROM and the same thing happens!!!
I've convinced it's something in the Windows 7 64bit software.
Any ideas??

Thanks

Tom
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10 Jan 2011   #5

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
I think it's the OS

I have tried:
-- two different CD readers (different brands and one connected internal and one via USB external)
-- music CDs (comercial and that I made)
-- software CD (won't read CDrom to install software)
-- CDroms that I made with photos
-- variety of brands of cds

I remain convinced that the issue is within the Windows 7 OS.

Tom
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11 Jan 2011   #6

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Mintar asked: Have you tried to uninstall,scan for new hardware,reinstall? Yes. And, updated the drive BIOs.

Minitar asked: Check for driver software update id say.
What CD drive is it? Done. It's the Dell provided hardware - CD,+/-DVD-DL,BR capablity.


I'm still thinking OS at this point.
Tom
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