External CD-Writer/DVD Reader not recognised as recorder



davidandgary
07-10-2005, 12:58 AM
davidandgary Wrote:
> Hi I'm new here.
>
> I've looked through past threads but couldn't find exactly the same
> problem. Apologies if I'm repeating a thread.
>
> My internal cd writer/dvd reader stopped working altogether and I
> bought a new external drive as I thought it would be cheaper than
> putting my laptop in to get fixed. But external device isn't working
> right now.
>
> It is being recognised as a reader and I can put all types of cds in
> and they're recognised fine but when I try to burn anything, all of my
> software keeps saying things like "No Recorder" (Roxio Easy CD), "No
> medium inserted or drive not ready" (Nero). And SmartBurn says "Drive
> Type = COMBO Disc Type = NO MEDIA" when I ask for info on disk.
>
> Any ideas would be gratefully accepted.
>
> Ta
>
> Gary


as a plug and play device the external recorder didn't have a disk to
put drivers on my pc and that's why i've probaly not found any drivers.
i MIGHT have downloaded and upgraded a firmware which I'm not very sure
about. could this have adverse affect to what is happening?

This was genuinely additional information, not just an elaborate
"bump".

thanks again in advance for your help.

Gary


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davidandgary

Reg
07-10-2005, 12:58 AM
hey dude,
for you're cd burner depends what program you're using if
u'e using nero then thru option select drive and run a test


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Reg


External CD-Writer/DVD Reader not recognised as recorder