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Windows 7: BD-ROM doesn't recognise writeable discs

08 Jul 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
BD-ROM doesn't recognise writeable discs


I've got a LiteOn IHOS104-32 4x BD-ROM SATA drive and I can't burn discs. I'm using ISO Recorder and have tried one brand of DVD-RW, one brand of DVD+RW, one brand of CD-RW and one brand of CD-R. In all cases, ISO Recorder states that the discs are "Non-Blank Non-Writeable Non-Usable" and gives the status: "Cannot Use This Media". However, it can read the discs.

The drive is new and I haven't tried to burn discs with it before.

I've tried uninstalling then reinstalling the drive from device manager and updating the Windows Drivers through Windows Update. The drive's firmware is up to date.

Please help!

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08 Jul 2013   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit

It may well be a read only drive.

If you do not have a spec. sheet to check, download, install and check the drive capabilities with VSO Inspector.

VSO Inspector: free CD, DVD and Blu-ray scanning reporting tool for testing your medias and burners
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08 Jul 2013   #3
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

You can pull out the CD/DVD player and get the serial number and do a Google search.
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08 Jul 2013   #4

Win7 Pro 32bit

According to LiteOn, it can write CDs and DVDs, but not Blu-Ray. It can read all of them.
It also says that it is compatible with XP, 2003, and Vista. Windows 7 is not mentioned.
Internal Blu-ray Drive
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08 Jul 2013   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit

^ There are variants. It is for this reason I recommended checking with VSO Inspector. (You have to look for IHOS104-32 and not just IHOS104 which can write DVDs)
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10 Jul 2013   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

I've just ran VSO Inspector and from it says, it looks like it's a read only drive. That's not such a bad thing. I rarely need to write discs and if I ever desperately need to then I can always buy a cheap DVD writer.

Thanks guy!
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10 Jul 2013   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit

No need of any ambiguity.

If the "Write" section of VSO Inspector shows all unchecked, it is Read-only.

BD-ROM doesn't recognise writeable discs-vsoinspector.jpg

Yes, if you need to, think of an external writer.

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