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27 Aug 2015   #1
BlackLion62

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Windows 7 not reading blank cd/dvd, but other programs will....

I have tried all the fixes and suggestions on Microsoft's website, including deleting the low and high filters in the registry, and replacing the DVD drive. The problem is this: when I insert a blank CD or DVD, windows tells me it cant read the disk in the drive until it's formatted. However, other programs that write to blank CDs or DVDs (like ClondCD and Clone DVD) will. This forum is my last resort before reinstalling Windows 7 (Read the repair tutorial). Any help is appreciated.

Thank you,

James
BlackLion


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27 Aug 2015   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
If you haven't try to make a new administrator user account and try.
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27 Aug 2015   #3
BlackLion62

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Thank you, ThrashZone for the fast response. Haven't tried that. I setup another user account as an administrator. Now, how do I login under that account?
Thank you,

James
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27 Aug 2015   #4
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Without wanting to be seen as stating the bleeding obvious James have you done these

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/1538-sfc-scannow-command-system-file-checker.html

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/433-disk-check.html< if necessary include the /f and /r in the command line as per Option2 >in safe mode if need be
and any of these ?

http://www.superantispyware.com/

http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free/

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/

ADWdownload from bleeping computer delete any rubbish found with the malware scans
NB If anyone is running Kaspersky security it may rant about ADW - just ignore it or disable it for a while
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27 Aug 2015   #5
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Setup a password to it and restart the computer and log into it :/
User Account - Create

Password - Create for a User Account
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27 Aug 2015   #6
BlackLion62

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

got it. yes, I have tried the programs listed. will try logging in.....
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27 Aug 2015   #7
BlackLion62

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

ok. Setup new acct, as admin, shut down, restarted, logged in. no change. will try chkdsk again and get back with results. Again, thank you all for your help and suggestions.

James
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28 Aug 2015   #8
BlackLion62

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Well.... I wasn't able to run chkdsk, enen scheduling it for restart, even in safe mode. Rerunning virus andmalware. Will keep you all posted. Thank you all again for your help.

James
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28 Aug 2015   #9
BlackLion62

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Hello again. To update, I ran all the virus etc. checkers again, just to be sure. I am still not able to run CHKDSK, even under safe mode, and i'm not able to schedule it. Might it be a problem with windows explorer, or the BCD?

Thank you in advance,

James
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28 Aug 2015   #10
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

James this might be worth a run Kaspersky Rescue Disk 10 it runs without involving Windows and may find something not seen when running anti malware in Windows.

Read through the info first as you will need to make a bootable disk etc There are others but this is one I have used a fair bit in the past and it doesn't take long to run and costs nothing but a CD disk (worth keeping)
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