CD-Writer can't read newly created cd-rws, spins then freezes comp
Posted on 2004-09-21
I have a MSI CR52-A2 CD-Writer and recently I've tried burning VCDs onto a CD-RW. The first one I tried worked perfectly, even in a DVD player. However, when i attempted to burn the same VCD again after erasing the content on the same CD-RW, The CD-Writer could no longer read the disc. I've tried with a couple of other blank CD-RWs and the same problem happens. Now I have four discs that I can't play or access.
When I insert the CD-RWs, the CD-Writer light flashes non-stop. Then the comp freezes for up to a minute and unfreezes. However, the light continues to flash and the drive won't eject. In My Computer, the drive icon is no longer there. So I'm forced to restart the computer in order to get the disc out.
I've tried these discs in my DVD-ROM drive too and they don't work either, although the DVD drive doesn't go through the same problem as the CD-Writer and I can eject it.
The program I've used to burn the discs is Nero 6, can anyone dissect the problem that I'm having?