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Windows 7: Disc drive wont recognise blank disc

01 Jan 2012   #1

Windows 7 home premium 32bit
Disc drive wont recognise blank disc

Im trying to burn a DVD from media player but it wont recognise the blank disc. I have tried a couple of different types of disc but it keeps telling me to insert one.

Any one have any ideas as to why this may be?

Thanks in advance and a happy new year!

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28 Mar 2014   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I was having similar problems first native windows 7 dvd burning stopped working.. then my burner started asking me to format discs manually.. then the format option on the context menu vanished. I stumbled upon the solution on accident. Apparently you don't want to go pulling USB flash drives in and out at will without following proper eject procedures or this can really mess with your DVD burners functionality. My fix was to plug in my usb flash drive and properly eject it before removing it. Seems very weird but now my DVD burner works just fine.
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