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Windows 7: Windows 7 not reading blank cd/dvd, but other programs will....

28 Aug 2015   #11
BlackLion62

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I Will give it a try. thank you for the information.

James


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29 Aug 2015   #12
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
You might also explain a little more with what you're trying to do
As far as I know windows can't read what is blank or empty disk ?
So walk us through what you're doing exactly

If you're saying windows senses no disk is inserted check your autoplay settings but again autoplay would want to open the disk in something to play/ read the contents of which none exist :/
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29 Aug 2015   #13
BlackLion62

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I will give it a shot. thank you
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29 Aug 2015   #14
BlackLion62

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Well, when I insert a blank disk, I would like it to pop up an auto play window asking me what I want to do.
I have my autoplay settings set to 'Ask for action'when a disk is inserted. I may just go with a 3rd party all in one burner progrsm, iso/data/audio (CD)/video (DVD), instead of reinstalling win 7.
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30 Aug 2015   #15
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Well once again if you're wanting to burn something you would need to do it in a program.
By selecting the files/ folders... and click on burn whether it's music..... :/
After selecting burn you'll be prompted for the type of burn Data/ DVD and to insert a disk.
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30 Aug 2015   #16
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I have a idea.

When Windows 7 ask you to format the DVD and you do format the DVD will things work properly and burn your what ever you are trying to burn.

What are you trying to burn to a CD/DVD?

Am I on the same page or am I lost.
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30 Aug 2015   #17
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

I'm not all that up to date with burning stuff but I do know formatting a disk before selecting what type of burn will end up with a disk that is not empty anymore because windows just formatted it
Then you'll get the famous insert blank disk popup when you do finally chose the burn type

I personally do all burning in Linux with kb3 because it works but is not physic I do have to open it and select the files first
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30 Aug 2015   #18
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I also am not a expert. In a years time I might burn 5 DVD. Just free programs i down load off the net. All I do is insert the disc and format it to NTSF or Fat32 and burn away.

I have never burned music or movies. I buy that kind of stuff.
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30 Aug 2015   #19
BlackLion62

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I'll post pictures of what I am encountering, and what it used to do.
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30 Aug 2015   #20
BlackLion62

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

This is what I used to see when I put in a blank disk (any type) (First Picture):

Now, I get an error that windows 7 (SP1) can't read the disk (Second Picture):

I want to go back to having the autoplay popup when i insert a blank disk. I have also looked in the autoplay settings. All are set to 'Ask Me'.

Thank you for any help.

James


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