CD Burner burning CD... but CD ends up empty!
Posted on 2005-05-11
I've got a problem with my laptop's combo CDRW/DVD Drive. It is a Samsung SN-324F combo drive, and up until today I have had no problems with it.
I last burnt a CD around a month ago, and when I went to try today... I first erased a CD-RW and burnt my CUE file on it using NERO. NERO gave me a message saying it was completed, and when I clicked on "Done".... the drive started making weird noises, as if it were trying to record. This continued for almost 10 minutes, whereupon I pressed CTRL ALT DEL and saw that Nero was "not responding". I waited a bit more, and finally it ejected the CD by itself. When I inserted it back in, I saw that it was EMPTY!!!
I tried again and again, with exactly the same results (and erasing each time). The only thing I did notice was that even though it was empty, My PC gave me the following info when I clicked on the drive (with the CDRW in it) : 654 MB Available. Total Size: 654 MB. The CDRW is 700MB capacity, and it just so happens that the CD image I was trying to burn is 654 also.
I have tried other programs, such as CloneCD and CDRWIN, all with the same results.
Some help would be greatly appreciated, as I need to burn the CD as soon as possible. Thanks in advance!