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Won't detect my music disc or blank disc

Q: Won't detect my music disc or blank disc

Hello

I have a slight problem with my DVD burner. Since I've had it i've been burning dvds and cd-rs for a while, now all of a sudden it won't detect my cd-r discs when i put in through my Nero softeware. But if i put in a dvd movie the green light comes on and then my little box appears and i can choose to play it through windows media player or my dvd software.

When i try to make a music cd and nero ask me to put in a blank cd, i put one in but it doesn't detect it and the window still stays up. I don't know what to do.

I've tried reinstalling Nero and that didn't work, can someone please help me with this problem

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hey can someone help me with a query ?
I wish to download music from you tube to a blank disc from my laptop .
I have windows 7
ive been trying for ages but cant quite get it
thanks
bye
 

A:burn music off laptop to a blank disc

howdy, and welcome to TSG.

Unfortunately, Youtubes terms of service prohibits exactly that, so to do so would be illegal. Therefore, I'm going to have to close this thread.

thanks,

v
 

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Hi All,
I know this is 'against the rules' as I have posted this in another section as well but I got no replies so thought I would try this instead.

I have a toshiba satellite L750 running Windows 7 home premium, when trying to burn anything onto a blank disc I get as far as selecting my items and asking it to burn but it keeps telling me to insert a blank disc (which obviously I have). I have tried several different types of blank disc but it dosnt seem to recognise any of them.

Would be very greatful if someone could help.

Many thanks in advance!

A:Burning content - disc drive not recognising blank disc

Hmmm tricky are you sure they are blank? your drive also may need a firmware update.

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Windows ME Computer has a CD-ROM in it, which shoud be able to read data from a disc. If I put in a data disc and go to my computer, it shows the D drive with the little disc and music notes by the disc. When you doubleclick it to open the CD it takes you right to windows media player. No matter what you do it always opens windows media player. I am helping a co worker of my wife with this computer. They must have had it working at one time cause they have games in the computer that probabaly came from discs. anyway, why does it bring up windows media all the time, why does it show the musical notes beside the disc in my computer? how can I get it to read a data disc? I removed her CD-ROM and hooked up an old burner I had and it installed and worked right away. I went to mycomputer and it showed the D drive with the disc but this time without the musical notes, I doubleclicked it and it brought up the data on the disc I had in right away with no problem. So, my question is, I will have to take my CD-Burner out of her computer and put hers back in. How can I get hers to see a data disc and not just a music disc? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
 

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Hi,

I'm a newbie here, and am hoping somebody can help with this issue. I have a hp pavillion dv6000 laptop with vista 64, and a built-in cd/dvd burner. Recently, no matter what software I use to burn discs(data, audio, mp3 etc) the process completes normally, but the disc remains blank. I've looked all over the forums, and searched google for answers as well, but came up with - pardon the pun - a blank. Any help would be much appreciated. Thank you in advance.

Cheers,
whydoesmycomputerhateme
 

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Working on a spiffy e-machine with Windows Vista Home Basic that runs pretty well.
After reading multiple posts where the advice usually begins with suggesting a 'boot disc' or a 'recovery disc', I guess what I'm looking to find out is:
1) what is the difference between a boot disc and a recovery disc?
2) How do I go about making one on this machine (or if I even can)? << I did read through Grinler's tutorials regarding System Restore points and all that seems to in good order. But I guess I'm not sure on the relationship between that and my post (or if there even is one).
3) a best practice regarding these type of discs
I don't have any pressing issues at this time, but I also don't want to wait until I do.
Everything I've learned here at BC has been so great & helpful, I would like to stay on that path, so any links/apps/ideas/suggestions and/or insights would be greatly appreciated.
Winterland

A:Boot Disc, Recovery Disc, Frisbee Disc

1) what is the difference between a boot disc and a recovery disc?

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Working on a spiffy e-machine with Windows Vista Home Basic that runs pretty well.

After reading multiple posts where the advice usually begins with suggesting a 'boot disc' or a 'recovery disc', I guess what I'm looking to find out is:
1) what is the difference between a boot disc and a recovery disc?
2) How do I go about making one on this machine (or if I even can)? << I did read through Grinler's tutorials regarding System Restore points and all that seems to in good order. But I guess I'm not sure on the relationship between that and my post (or if there even is one).
3) a best practice regarding these type of discs
I don't have any pressing issues at this time, but I also don't want to wait until I do.

Everything I've learned here at BC has been so great & helpful, I would like to stay on that path, so any links/apps/ideas/suggestions and/or insights would be greatly appreciated.
Winterland

A:Boot Disc, Recovery Disc, Frisbee Disc

1) what is the difference between a boot disc and a recovery disc?Boot disk vs recovery disk. Let me see if I can phrase that in a way that makes some sense.A recovery disc is a generic term for the disk or media containing a backup of the original factory condition or a specified condition of a computer as configured by the original equipment manufacturer or an end-user. OEM supplied recovery media is sometimes shipped with some computers to allow the user to reformat the hard drive and reinstall the operating system and pre-loaded software as it was when it was shipped. This is not as common a practice today as it was in the past. I won't confuse the issue, but google recovery partition for more information.A boot disk is a removable data storage medium, i.e. DVD or flash drive from which a computer can load and run 'boot' an operating system or utility program. The computer must have an installed program or application which will load and execute a program or application from the boot disk. This will enable you to boot an otherwise unusable machine to be able to troubleshoot the OS or non-working application as necessary.Hope that gives you a better idea of the difference.As to how to create a boot disk? I will let more knowledgeable staff or members assist you.

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Help! I have a Dell 4700 with a 16x DVD-ROM drive (no burner) and when I insert a blank CD in and I try to save a file to it, the screen says there is no disc in the drive.

Please help!
 

A:My Dvd-rom Drive Wont Detect My Disc

Unless you have a cd burner, you won't be able to move that file to cd. When you move a file to cd, that's what you are doing, burning it. Also, you may have to format the blank cd before moving files to it. But for that you need the appropriate software and cd burner anyway.
 

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A:CD Drive cannot detect Audio Disc Especially

Hi ringwind and welcome to TSF

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I've just got an MP3 format music disc. I can't play it using my laptop.
I have Windows XP pro and WMP 11.
Do I need an additional program?

Thanks

A:Mp3 Music Disc

Windows Media Player won't play mp3's?

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If I have, for example, a music CD or whatever and I take it out and put another CD in my drive it will not recognize the new cd as another cd it will think it is the same exact CD. I go to my computer and look at the icons and my d: drive has the wrong cd listed.

Last time I took out a music cd and tried to play the sims and it would not recognize the sims cd instead it will show me an audio cd under the my computer thing.

It will eve think that the sims cd is a music cd and it will ask me if I wanna play it with medial player or open the folder to look at files its stupid wtf?

This happens with any combination of cd's and with my other drive as well ( my cd burner) it could be a windows mess up

I have an xp home system with an acer 56x cd rom my other drive is an hp cd writter plus 8200 (old but works fine)

I use Direct CD 5.0 for drag and drop file burning (I have cd's with stuff that used Direct CD 3 back in the day which is why i have to use direct cd )

To be able to use another cd i have to go into my computer and right click the drive and click eject cd, this sometimes works other times it does not work.
 

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i backed up all my music to a DVD a few weeks ago.now i cant copy it back to hard drive.it says cannot read from source file or disc any ideas people?
 

A:cant move music from DVD disc

Did you burn a data DVD? Did you put the disc in a DVD drive? Do you have a standalone DVD player (or another computer with a DVD drive) you can use to see if the disc can be read? Some standalone DVD players support MP3 and WMA file playback, so you could use that to see if:
The disc can be read
Your music is ok
Peace...
 

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I'm trying to burn a music disc on my computer. I just purchased my computer not even a week ago. I have memorex CD-R type cds. I am using the windows media player to do so. I put in a brand new cd and hit burn but it ejects my cd and tells me to insert a blank disc. They are brand new. No idea what to do.

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Hello and thank you for reading my post.

I should include this 1st since it may be really importnat, i have ill admit had a illegal copy of the game (cracked) and it runs perfectly game works fine but later i decided to get the game itself so i could patch it and play online and all that however when i put the disc in the computer just dosent detect it at all no pop up comes up and when i go to my computer to see the dvd drive it says theres no disc in there i click it and it either freezes or says error insert disc why is this happening

Thankyou soo much for your help any ideads would be greatful and im just really confused cause i have ran the game before Thanks

System specs that i know of :/

Vista
1 GB ram
2GHz
 

A:Computer wont detect my call of duty 5 disc

I suggest that you uninstall the game, delete all the game files, folders and registry entries.
Then reinstall with the proper disc.
 

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista&#8482; Home Basic, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) D CPU 3.46GHz, x64 Family 15 Model 6 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 3316 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) 82945G Express Chipset Family, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 476937 MB, Free - 222975 MB;
Motherboard: Intel Corporation, D945GCCRG1
Antivirus: Norton Security Suite, Updated and Enabled

Hey all... This is a really basic question (kind of) but is confusing me on many levels. I'm in the process of digitizing the music I have on cassettes - yes, that means I am old which is probably why I'm having a tough time of this - and eventually adding them to iTunes and transferring them to discs.

Where I'm getting confused is during the burning process. I happen to have a very short stack of blank Memorex "Music" CD-R's, but know that I will need more. While I was in WallyWorld (Walmart) the other day I checked to see what they had in stock. Which was nothing. I asked the electronics guy if they would be getting more blank music cd-r's anytime soon. He looked at me like I had 3 heads and then proceeded to tell me that I can burn music to "any" cd/cd-r/cd-rw. So I tried this; using iTunes (and a "normal" Maxell 700MB CD-RW), burning in both .cda and mp3 formats. Neither will play in my car (2003 Pontiac Grand Am with factory stereo). My car stereo will however; p... Read more

A:Solved: what disc to use for burning music (that will play in my car)

What you did wrong was you used a CD-RW instead of a CD-R. While most computer optical drives can read CD-RW's regular CD players, especially older ones, can have problems reading them.

So just stick to burning CD-R's or "Music" CD-R's, either one should work.
 

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I am attempting to copy 4 gigs of music files onto a DVD-R. I used Winrar to compress the files but I can't figure out how to copy them onto a dvd disc.
 

A:Solved: How to copy music files to a DVD-R disc??

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Hello world!

I just got a new laptop with Win7 64 bit home premium and that's all good that this
OS came installed on there and I'm using it, but for my teaching activities I'll need
to get into some Linux OS in a multiboot configuration. So I will want to eventually
need to be able to fix this when the HD fails, well because we know that ALL HDs
will eventually fail, right? So this is a 'remanufactured' ASUS K55A, and the one piece
of paper that came with it says the HD has been reformatted and there is no recovery
partition so I should promptly make up a recovery DVD set, which I did (4 DVDs).

So I used the disk management to shrink the C: down to it's minimum, like 150Gb, due
to what it said was some files that could not be moved. That's probably OK. Then I
deleted the D: and made a new D: of about 350Gb which leaves the unassigned space
all looking to be contiguous (like 188Gb). In looking on there, I see the UEFI partition
of 200Mb, which is cool, and then there are these two mysterious partitions: a 25Gb
recovery partition with no listing of it's filesystem nor any drive letter, hanging out in
the never never land and not in the early (leftmost) part of the disc, and there is this
protected Q: drive that apparently has MS office on it 'in case' I want to buy it. There
is the 'reduced with ads' MS office already working and that is all I would ever want.

1) In reading up I see there is a lot of headache going around with Win 8 and UEFI but
I believe that UEFI is a goo... Read more

A:Questions: UEFI, restore partition, Q:, install disc, recovery disc

Hi PJ,

You covered several areas, so I'll start with some suggestions:

1. Since you already burnt (and checked?) the recovery DVD's, that recovery partition is no longer required, so you can remove it. Everything you need to restore the computer back to its factory state will be contained on those 4 x DVD's - store them safely.

2. For the Linux distro's, given that this is a UEFI boot, I would run them in a virtual machine using either free VirtualBox or free VMWarePlayer (my personal preference is for the latter).
Linux - Install on Windows 7 Virtual Machine using VirtualBox

3. If you never plan on using Office, uninstall it, then remove the Q: partition.

You should also consider a clean OEM install at some point - it gets rid of all the bloatware that the OEM's come with:
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

Lastly, keep this handy if you choose to clean install under UEFI:
UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with

Regards,
Golden

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THE STORE DISKS ARE NOT ALLOWED .THE HARD DRIVE IS BLANK ALL SECTORS((000000000000000).TECHNICAL SUPPORT IS FAILING.WHERE TO FIND THE DRIVES...THE LAPTOP IS 1 WEEK...I LIVE RUSSIA

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I've spent hours and hours trying to fix it, and have found nothing really worthwhile online. I'm coming here in the outside chance someone else may have experienced something similar.

Basically, my Windows 7 laptop will no longer allow me to play dvd/cds (burned or store bought). The drive shows up in My Computer, is enabled, bios look good, etc, etc, but if I put a disc in it never autoruns or shows up with the disc name in My Computer,
and if I double click the disc drive I get a "please insert disc" dialogue box and the drive door pops open. I've tried absolutely everything I can think of, and (for what it's worth) I don't think its a hardware issue because after I sent my computer off
to Samsung for this same repair it came back completely reformatted the disc drive worked for a second. Then I started getting rid of some of the bloat ware in here (bought it at best buy... big mistake) again, and it shut down.


Here's what I've done or tried so far:
- Uninstall, reinstall the drive
- Updated the drivers
- Updated dvd/cd drive firmware
- Ran Microsoft's "Fix it" utility
- Cleaned the lenses/laser
- Remapped the drive to a different letter/path
- Checked registry to ensure filters weren't an issue (the upper and lower)
- Restored the laptop back to just after I received it back from the Samsung repair people (didn't work)
- Undid the restore
- Checked BIOS (I'm by no means BIOS-savvy, but it appeared that everything was in line with ... Read more

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You could try a system recovery back to factory specs. Here is a link to show you how.
http://support-us.samsung.com/cyber/popup/iframe/pop_troubleshooting_fr.jsp?idx=149520&modelname=&modelcode=&session_id=P1DDpTBkyfLnGygkJJrp71DVF33RGYnkhGyyzQH1qrvVMnYZvC22!-581493343!1005328399!1337918275957

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im stuck on what to do. i have been without an os for 3 days now. i am currently using my playstation 3 which is no good i want my vista back. so when i go to install it gives me the error " windows cannot be installed to this disc. the selected disc is of the gpt partition style". i have followed some instructions to diskpart. but after ive seletced my disk and i press enter then type clean and press enter, i dont actually know if it has done anything or doing anything. i cant type anything else after that as it says to type exit in the instructions after typing clean, but it simply wont let my type it. so im hoping someone can shed some light on to this problem for me as ive been stuck for 3 days now and i really am at my last teather with this machine its about to be thrown out the window.

A:windows cannot install to disc the selected disc is gpt partition style

download gparted and then format your disc. or download linux and format your disc

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I have found a plethora of advice on how to do it. They all say to insert a blank DVD, but nowhere can I find anything about size of disc or how to determine size in individual cases. Also, specific recommendations for disc (I have never burned a disc)?

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

I plan to use an exterior HD for system image.
 

A:Solved: Create system repair disc. Disc size?

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How do I make a Window 7 x64 Ultimate Install Disk using my Windows x64 Pro Disk? I read somewhere that the four versions of Windows 7 x64 (Starter, Home, Pro and Ultimate) are all on the Setup DVD you buy, the difference is only in the Setup.ins and boot pictures?

I want to make a Slip-streamed Setup DVD for Ultimate. How? Thanks, Donald

A:Make Window 7 x64 Ultimate Install Disc using Windows x64 Pro Disc

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU P6200 @ 2.13GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3894 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, 1723 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 260242 MB, Free - 134493 MB; D: Total - 29690 MB, Free - 28203 MB;
Motherboard: LENOVO, Base Board Product Name
Antivirus: Norton Internet Security, Updated and Enabled
upgraded from prior power to go to power2go8. all functions work well disc copy, rip change format, photo gallery, windows rescue disc, except when I click on create data disk or create music disc and then click to select either the disc type cd/dvd or mp3 cd/wma cd/audio cd, the program just disappears and I end up in the win7 library page where my music and documents are located. This happens when I do not launch win explorer, just launch power2go8 from desktop. I have followed recs from cyberlink tech to increase virtual memory to 3x ram max and 1.5x ram min, and on msconfig select selective startup and uncheck load startup programs, so nothing launches on startup. this did not work. I purchased the download disc just incase I ever had a problem so I tried uninstalling and reinstalliing from disc and then loading the win 7 patch update, but still if I try data or music disc, poof, I'm in the windows explorer library. The tech people then gave me a link to reinstall power2go8 and I followed their ... Read more

A:unable to burn data or music disc in power2go8

Test with a different burning app. ImgBurn is very highly rated, and it's free.
 

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Why does my computer (windows XP) reboot whenever I put a blank CD/DVD in the tray?
Windows XP sp2, norton anti-virus, yes it worked fine unti I tried installing windows live, then it started doing this.
Deleted windows live and the problem remained.
Tried going back, but no change.
 

A:Reboot with blank disc

Sounds like when a disk is put in the drive the default software to open the blank disc is causing a Blue Screen Of Death (BSOD) but your bios is set to restart rather than show the BSOD. Put a disk in wait for the machine to crash and reboot. Once it has go to control panel -> administrive tools -> event viewer and look through application and system sections. It should be one of the first entries will be an error which should tell you what happened. If the error doesnt make any sense or you dont know what to do with it, post it and we'll have a look.
 

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I have a satellite L300 with windows vista and I have pictures on a dvd-r that I need and when I put the disc into the computer it tells me that the disc is blank and asks me if I would like to burn something onto it, but then if I do that it will tell me that the disc is write protected.
I know for a fact that these pictures are on this dvd because I am able to view them using my dvdplayer and xbox 360. I've also taken the cd to a friends house to show them the pictures and it worked first try on their computer, no difficulties what so ever.
Does anyone know why my computer may not be able to read the disk, or does anyone know a way to fix it?
Also there doesn't seem to be anything wrong with my dvd player/burner....I've been able to use all other dvd/cd's that have been put in my computer whether it be to burn something or just to watch/look at something.
 

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I have noticed whn burning photo's with Ashampoo 2019 to (play on a dvd player) that the Verbitim in the blue boxes don't show 'Finalise', as the one's in the orange box (DVD-R) do.

This is wierd, can anyone explain please?
 

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XP SP2 home & Pioneer 100D DVD drive
New Lite on CD-RW disc. In explore, click on drive D, "files ready to be written to CD". Rt click, select "write to CD". Then writing wizard "insert writable disc to continue" Tried inserting new disc and get the same message each time I hit NEXT. Properties for the disc show full, but no bites. Inserted a used disc and it shows full, but 650,000K bites.
I want to copy pix to the CD. The pixs appear to be in a hidden file on the HD. DVD works get for copying DVDs and reading CDs. I do not get the CD dialog box when inserting a CD or DVD. Thanks for any help.
 

A:blank CD disc not recognized

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I have a one year old Dell with a Litescribe DVD RW drive that has worked flawlessly to copy audio CDs. Now when I try to burn a copy, the drive does not recognize the blank CD that has been installed. It's the same media that I have used all along. The software is Sonic DigitalMedia LE v7 which freezes when attempting to burn.
 

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I am running a PC with Microsoft XP and a laptop with Microsoft Me and have encountered the same problem on each.
I have tried to save files and do back-ups to a blank (new) CD. Every time the computer asks me to insert CD. I have inserted the CD as asked but I still recieve this message. It is as though the computer cannot recognize a blank CD.
a) I can install programs using CDs
b) I have only new read/write CDs (two different brands)
c) Have tried different files
d) I am doing this from the explore (drag and drop or copy)

Am I going nuts?

Thanks................
 

A:saving to blank disc

What program are you using to burn these CDs?
 

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Hey guys, am hoping that someone here can finally solve my problem. Have been bouncing this around the web and to no avail. So let's see what we can do =)

The Problem:
When I insert a blank disc, CD or DVD, into my DVD Burner, my computer crashes. It goes to the blue screen with the stop error code and such. There's no driver listing there. It can read data discs, games, music CDs, movies, anything with data, perfect fine. It's just the blank ones.

When Windows starts back up, I send the error report and it tells me it was a driver problem. As if that helps.. anyways.

Things I've Tried:
- Was told it was Antivirus related by Microsoft, so I uninstalled Avast! and switched to AVG and it still happened. Uninstalled AVG to try it with NO AV software installed, and it still crashed. Not AV.
- Told it might have been something with nero. Uinstalled it and it still crashed. Not Nero.
- I Figured, after trying numerous things, that it might be the drive itself. So I went and bought a new one (Had a Pioneer, am now using LiteOn), but to no avail. Not the drive.
- Read somewhere that it might be because of Hardware Acceleration with my video card (Ok??) so I turned that off, and it crashed. Not H.A.

I'm pretty sure it's something with my Windows installation. I just formatted another harddrive yesterday with Windows CD, and booted that up and it works fine. Plus it works in Ubuntu as well so kind of figured that from the start. I just REALLY don'... Read more

A:Blank Disc Causes BSOD

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Hey everyone, return2forever here, and I'm posting because I'm having sort of a problem.

Earlier today, my band and I went to a church to do some recording to make a demo for this bar, so we played our songs and recorded them onto this analog disc burner. I have no idea what kind of burner or any type of specs of the burner.

So when I get into the car, I pop the disc in to see what it sounds like in the car. Disc is read just fine, albeit it takes a little while longer to load than other discs, and plays.

But when I arrive home to rip the CD into the computer, the computer says that the disc is blank! I know that it isn't because the radio in my car can read it. I've tried putting the disc into three separate drives on three different computers, each being a DVD drive. Here is some info on my computer:

System:

Microsoft Windows XP
Professional
Version 2002
Service Pack 2

Computer:

Intel(R)
Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.40GHz
2.40 GHz, 1.00 GB of RAM

D: Drive is lightScribe wristemaster that is DVD multi recorder, RW DVD + R DL (whatever that means) and Compact Disc+ ReWritable Ultra Speed.

And lastly I have Windows Media Player 10.

My radio in my car is a Pioneer DEH-2700 (?)

Any help would be extremely appreciated! Thanks!

return2forever
 

A:My Computer Says Blank Disc When It's Not... Please Help!

Did you finalize (close) the disk on the analog burner?
 

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Hey guys, I am having somewhat of an issue with my disc partitions after backing-up data and reinstalling windows 7-64bit.

I have included a picture to help explain.

Here's the issue, my PC had a virus I was unable to resolve. I took it to an "expert" to see what he could do. He backed-up my data and re-installed windows 7. The problem is that I had a disc partition set up with my OS and program files on a C: partition, and a partition, D:, labeled DATA, for all of my data etc..

I'm not sure exactly what he did but it looks like he reinstalled windows to the DATA drive instead of the OS C: drive. Now making the DATA drive, effectively the C drive (and Boot, Page File, Crash Dump, Logical Drive). It looks like after restoring the backed-up data the original install of windows was also restored to the Old C: drive (now named D), this partition is also the System and active Partition.
See picture:

So does this mean that windows is booting from the DATA (C) drive now but running the original install of windows 7-64bit from the OS(D) drive (old C)?

I have been reading over a lot of forum posts and I'm not really sure what to do here. I understand I can only extend a drive to unallocated space that is shown to the right in the disc manager. I have thought about backing everything up on DATA(C) and extending OS(D) into it, but I am concerned that I will not be able to boot since DATA(C) is now the boot disc. I do not have a windows recovery or boot disc. ... Read more

A:Disc parition issue, want System and Boot to be same disc

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Garrett7


Hey guys, I am having somewhat of an issue with my disc partitions after backing-up data and reinstalling windows 7-64bit.

I have included a picture to help explain.

Here's the issue, my main PC had a virus I was unable to resolve. I took it to an "expert" to see what he could do. He backed-up my data and re-installed windows 7. The problem is that I had a disc partition set up with my OS and program files on a C: partition, and a partition, D:, labeled DATA, for all of my data etc..

I'm not sure exactly what he did but it looks like he reinstalled windows to the DATA drive instead of the OS C: drive. Now making the DATA drive, effectively the C drive (and Boot, Page File, Crash Dump, Logical Drive). It looks like after restoring the backed-up data the original install of windows was also restored to the Old C: drive (now named D), this partition is also the System and active Partition.
See picture:

So does this mean that windows is booting from the DATA (C) drive now but running the original install of windows 7-64bit from the OS(D) drive (old C)?

I have been reading over a lot of forum posts and I'm not really sure what to do here. I understand I can only extend a drive to unallocated space that is shown to the right in the disc manager. I have thought about backing everything up on DATA(C) and extending OS(D) into it, but I am concerned that I will not be able to boot since DATA... Read more

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I have a problem trying to set up raid 1. I have a new PC with W7 Pro 64 bit installed and have migrated everything off the old failing desktop. Everything works well and W7 has no problem booting. I can take W7 image dumps as well. Somewhere in the process of setting up RAID I have done something that does not allow me to complete the process. I decided to use the Install Disk and do a startup repair to clear things, but for some reason neither the Install Disc or the W7 System Repair disc find a system to repair yet my system boots properly.
I've read that I can image dump the whole thing, enter BIOS and setup Raid 1 properly and then restore the image. The proper drivers for RAID were loaded. Can someone tell me if this process would work? Thanks in advance for any help.

A:Neither W7 install disc or W7 repair disc find my new system

Win7 doesn't much like dated RAID technology, and doesn't need it with built-in drive imaging.

If you wanted to RAID your new PC you'd have reimage or reinstall anyway.

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
Macrium - Image your system

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 Is there somewhere to request the disc? Msg.   Secure boot violation

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Okay, So my roomate's laptop which is on Windows XP Proffessional started acting funny. Yes it does have Service Pack 3

It seemed like a problem that could be fixed with a Defrag, but Defrag wouldnt work.

So I tried Disc Check and it didnt work.

For the heck of it, I tried Disc Cleanup, and it freezes instantly and doesnt work.

It would be easy enough to fix if there was a restore point in System Restore, but for some reason that program hasnt made any restore points. ( go figure)

I have been working on this computer, trying every defrag and disk check fix I could find. Including all the command prompts, regsver32, installing new components, everything. Still no go.

More specifially, for defrag my error is: "Disc Defragmenter could not start"
It doesnt work when defrag c: is entered into Command Prompt.

I finnally got disc Check to respond by using command prompt and telling it to schedule a check for the next start up, but it didnt work. When the computer starts up I get a error like "Disc check cannot be used on RAW files" for a split second.

Starting the computer in safe mode doesnt make them work either.

Is there anything else I can do? Or do I just have to wipe everything and re-install the OS?

Thanks!

A:Defrag, Disc Check, Disc Clean up all not working

and welcome to the Forum


I would first run diagnostics on the hard drive ( click here )

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Ok.. Well, I bought Final Fantasy IX (11) for my PC. The game disc reads only on PC-DVD-ROM Software. I don't know if I have the right kind, this is what disc drive I have

HL-DT-ST RW/DVD GCC-4320B

Is that the correct one?
 

A:Disc drive wont read my game disc.

Looks like the right kind... It might be worn out
 

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Is there somewhere to request the disc? Msg.   Secure boot violation

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Hello.I have been trying come up with a solution for this issue for awhile and am at my wits end.After upgrading my PC:http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=c03685096...to Windows 10 a few months ago, my PC will randomly not boot (more often than not) and I will receive the following error message upon booting:Error: No boot disc has been detected or the disc has failed.I then have to manually shut down the PC.When I select F10 upon booting and enter through the bios and simply select "ignore changes and exit" the PC will then load normally.It happens seemingly at random. Sometimes I can restart the PC a couple times in a row without issues. Typically I have to go through the bios though and I avoid powering down the PC at all if I can.I have done numerous tests on the hard disks and they have all passed. I have checked the connections from the HD to the motherboard and there are no issues there. I flashed the bios to the newest version as well. I tried downgrading as well as refreshing Windows to no avail.Help?Thank you in advance.

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Hi folks - hope someone can help.
I'm running XP Home on a Sony VAIO. The PC has a partitioned HD: C (main), & D (storage). I defrag every night.
This evening, I got the dreaded "not enough disc space to complete disc defragmenter" message. Suddenly tonight I'm showing only 2% free space on drive C. I went in and changed my System Restore percentage from 12% to 6%. Now I'm showing 6% free space (but still can't defrag).
I shouldn't have had to change my System Restore percentage tho. I'm sure that's not the culprit. Up until last night the C drive was nowhere near this full. Something's there tonight that wasn't yesterday. ...A whole LOT of something. The Defrag graph is showing a nearly FULL C drive with a LOT of red "fragmented" files"
I've been doing a bit of downloading, but after it's on the desktop (part of C), I move it to the D storage drive (which has a LOT of free space remaining).
Something's fishy. I'm no expert, but I'm thinking I need to find some type of application to tell me what's suddenly on that drive taking up all this space. Anyone have any helpful suggestions?...
 

A:not enough disc space to complete disc defragmenter: something's fishy here

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So I have an bit of an odd and I think unique problem (as many searches came up with no solutions). Simply put, my boot manager is missing, but only when my windows install disc is not in the disc drive. It started several months ago and I just left it be, let the disc it int he disc drive and it was not that big of a deal. But just did a clean install couple days ago I re-installed windows 7 ultimate 64-bit on my computer (using an upgrade disc if that makes a difference). I formatted the drive with what I guess is a quick format (the option the install disc gives you). I have tried doing a repair with the install disc but no problems are found every time I try.

Anyone got any ideas how to fix this problem? Or I guess another way to ask, how do I get the computer to look for the boot manager on the hard drive and not in the disc drive?

EDIT: Also sorry if this is in the wrong section, I didn't really see a section that fit this problem, but if there is a better section for it, could a moderator please move it.

A:Boot Manager missing when no disc in disc drive

Hello Thamorian, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if running a startup repair may be able to help.

Bootmgr is missing - Fix

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Please help 'disc read disc error occurred' on start up and I cannot get XP to start,I have put a recovery disc in and got to the dos menu started scandisc seems to be taking for ever (5% in 3hours).can I recover my doc's for my University course:help anyone
Thanks for looking
Tone

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My local disc drive C disappeared from My Computer and also the secondary drives wont show I haven't installed any new software or anything, I haven't looked at them for about a week and then I saw that they were gone

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hi, my friend gave me his old VAIO, cause my computer was shot.
It has a pentium 2 in it and 233MHz(66x3.5),sometimews it says(266mhz(66x4.0)) with 512mb Ram. It origionally had a 2gig hard drive with windows xp prof. on it. the hd kept on filling up almost immediatly so I put my 80gig(westernDigital Caviar-100mbps-7200rpm)hard drive in it as the slave to beef it up.
What i origionally wanted to do was leave the 2gig in with only the operating system in it and use my 80gig for everything else,(completely bypass the 2gig.) But could not figure that out. If that is even possible I would still like to do that.
Now I have formatted my 80 gig hd, and the comp no longer has the 2gig drive in it. I have the jumper set to master(80GIG), with the master ide line in it. I have a win xp home disk, and I want to install it to the 80gig drive. my cd rom is working as well as the hard drive. (as seen in windows with the 2gig drive). I changed the First boot device to the cd-rom in the advanced BIOS features.
(second boot device:HDD-0
Third boot device:LS/ZIP
Boot other device Enabled, Everything But first boot is default.)
When comp starts up it goes to the memory test screen and reads my 80gig hd fine, then: PRIMARY HARD DISC FAIL. Or sometimes: Cpuis inworkable or has been changed, check cpusoft menu.
I press F1 to continue: blah blah verifying Dmi pool data....
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A:disc boot failure, disc is in, still wont work. need help.

Welcome to TSF

Doesn't seem to be booting to the cd rom, try tapping the F12 key to boot from the optical drive in order to install windows.

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I have to be the most unfortunate person when it comes to DVD burning. Im using Nero Express 6 and a LiteOn Burner. I tried twice and I got an illegal disc error, as you can see towards the end of the ff. report : Earlier today, I used a DVD +R disc and was successful. Any ideas???

Windows XP 5.1
IA32
WinAspi: -
ahead WinASPI: File 'C:\Program Files\Ahead\nero\Wnaspi32.dll': Ver=2.0.1.68, size=160016 bytes, created 7/22/2004 5:33:44 PM
Nero version: 6.3.1.26 (Nero Express)
Recorder: <LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1693S>Version: KS04 - HA 2 TA 0 - 6.3.1.26
Adapter driver: <> HA 2
Drive buffer : 2048kB
Bus Type : default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ?
CD-ROM: <HL-DT-ST CDRW/DVD GCC4244>Version: B101 - HA 1 TA 0 - 6.3.1.26
Adapter driver: <atapi> HA 1

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
DiskPeripheral : Hitachi HTS541060G9SA00 atapi Port 0 ID 0 DMA: On
CdRomPeripheral : HL-DT-ST CDRW/DVD GCC4244 atapi Port 1 ID 0 DMA: On

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
HL-DT-ST CDRW/DVD GCC424 D: CDRom0
LITE-ON DVDRW SOHW-1693S E: CDRom2
=======================

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs:
WriteBufferSize: 83886080 (0) Byte
ShowDrvBufStat : 0
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 1014MB (1038712kB)
Free physical memory: 384MB (393344kB)
Memory in use : 62 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Static Write Speed Table: 0
Use Inquiry : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0)

22.7.2006
DVD-Copy on the fly
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Reader running

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After MUCH searching, I've yet to find info on this issue. Many similar, but nothing specific. Please bare with me if this is a known/solved issue.

Okay, old C drive was failing, so I decided on a new OS copy and new HDD. Bought an OEM Win 7 Home Premium 64, and installed.

Little did I know, but I should have had only one HDD hooked up!!! When I installed Win 7, I had 2 HDD's installed, and as a result, Windows installed the main files on my C drive as desired, but put the boot (MBR?) on my other HDD, F drive. Now I have 2 physical HDD's that are listed as Windows drives. So when I went to do a system image backup, all that came up was my DVD burner as a save location. My secondary HDD (F drive) was not shown. Now I know why!

Currently...

Disc 0 - (Boot, Page File, Crash Dump, Primary)
Disc 1 - (System, Active, Primary) Also shows this as having unallocated space of 9MB.

I want ALL of Windows on my main C drive.

How can I fix this without having to re-install all programs etc on my C drive?

Can I do a repair of some type?

Could I install a 3rd internal/external HDD and use that to do a system image backup, then shut down, disconnect F drive, then do a system restore/repair using the OEM installation disc?

Any ideas/fixes?

A:Win 7 installed boot on Disc 1 and system on Disc 0 separate HDD's

Yeah, by having that other drive connected, you now have your boot files on the old drive and the rest of Windows on the new drive.

Post a screen shot of Windows Disk Management.

Normally, you'd want C to be disc 0, but that isn't critical.

You can fix this by using EasyBCD to copy your boot files from the old drive to the new. I think there is a tutorial on this site on how to do that.

Edit: here's the tutorial;

Bootmgr - Move to C:\ with EasyBCD

Probably can also fix it by disconnecting the old drive and then running startup repair multiple times, using your Windows installation disc.

Post the screen shot to confirm what's going on.

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New HD on the way but DVD drive on functioning computer not working. Will I have to download Win7 to disc or flash drive to install on new HD? I do have the product code.

A:HD crash, no recovery disc, have product code. Do I have to have disc

Hello docmac7672

Check out the Tutorial below for making USB Install





USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create


Iso http://www.mydigitallife.info/offici...digital-river/

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