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Windows 7: CD/DVD burner will no longer burn

24 Jul 2010   #21
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

@EmmaLouise:

When you upgraded to Windows 7, did you do and upgrade install, or a new install from scratch? Upgrade installs rarely go well, and something in the upgrade may have messed up the drivers. There is also a frequent registry issue with some laptop DVD drives, that prevents them from working right. That problem can show up in different ways.

I'll do a look around and see if I can find any details on that possibility.


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24 Jul 2010   #22
EmmaLouise

Windows 7
 
 

Tried both of those links and they both eventually led to the same thing after i had downloaded them and it said the target drive could not be found.
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24 Jul 2010   #23
BomberAF

Windows 7
 
 

Well I am out of ideas, and if you want to do some looking round then use gt20n to search for the firmware.

I have looked on the MS website and according to that it is compatable:

Windows 7 Compatibility for LG ELECTRONICS GT20N Super Multi DVD Burner: LG ELECTRONICS. Drivers, Updates, Downloads

Does your drive look similar?
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24 Jul 2010   #24
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by EmmaLouise View Post
Tried both of those links and they both eventually led to the same thing after i had downloaded them and it said the target drive could not be found.
Does the drive show up in device manager? If not, it could be the registry problem.

Take a look here:

http://support.microsoft.com/gp/cd_dvd_drive_problems
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24 Jul 2010   #25
steve-pressman

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 - OEM Service Pack 1
 
 

Emma I have a couple of questions.

1. How old is your system
2. How often to you burn CD's/Dvd's


Steve
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24 Jul 2010   #26
EmmaLouise

Windows 7
 
 

Yeah it does look like that, and i think it would be compatible anyway as i asked the manufacturer before installing windows 7 in case it would cause problems. Thanks for all your help anyway.

Yeah it does show up in device manager
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24 Jul 2010   #27
EmmaLouise

Windows 7
 
 

Only got this laptop November 2009 so its not even a year old, and i didnt burn that many before it stopped working, maybe about 20 at the most
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24 Jul 2010   #28
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by EmmaLouise View Post
Yeah it does look like that, and i think it would be compatible anyway as i asked the manufacturer before installing windows 7 in case it would cause problems. Thanks for all your help anyway.

Yeah it does show up in device manager
I edited my post before I saw this. See this Microsoft link. It may help.

Your CD or DVD drive cannot read or write media
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24 Jul 2010   #29
EmmaLouise

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mellon Head View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by EmmaLouise View Post
Yeah it does look like that, and i think it would be compatible anyway as i asked the manufacturer before installing windows 7 in case it would cause problems. Thanks for all your help anyway.

Yeah it does show up in device manager
I edited my post before I saw this. See this Microsoft link. It may help.

Your CD or DVD drive cannot read or write media

Thanks but i tried this earlier, just came up saying there wasn't any problems
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24 Jul 2010   #30
BomberAF

Windows 7
 
 

The laptop is still under warrenty then isn't it, why don't you take it to gert repaired.
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