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CD not recognized in burner

After placing a fresh CD in a Yamaha CD Burner, the unit shows in My Cmputer, however when clicking on it I get the message:  G:\ is not accessible.  Incorrect Function.

By going to Properties it shows
Type:  CD Drive
File System: RAW
Used Space is full, however 0 bytes
Free Space has 0 bytes

Placed CD in another burner and it showed ok like any normal fresh CD would.
Ben
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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
signs of your Yamaha failing
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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
how old is the drive?  haven't seen one of those in years.
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willcompCommented:
irwinpks is probably correct.  Before calling it dead:

Check signal cable and power cable connections

Carefully blow inside of drive out with short bursts of canned air

Disassemble and clean laser lens (maybe more trouble than old drive is worth) or use a CD cleaning kit.

Remove upper and lower filters in Registry:

1. Start Registry Editor (Regedt32.exe).
2. Locate the UpperFilters value under the following key in the registry:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
3. On the Edit menu, click Delete, and then click OK.
4. Locate the LowerFilters value under the same key in the registry:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
5. On the Edit menu, click Delete, and then click OK.
6. Quit Registry Editor.NOTE: After you remove the Upperfilters value and the Lowerfilters value, if you notice lost functionality in a particular program, such as CD recording software, you may need to reinstall that software. If the problem recurs, consult with the software vendor for assistance.
7. Restart your computer.
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arthurjbCommented:
It may also just be luck.

If this brand of disks has worked with the drive before, then yes, it may be starting to fail.

But not all drives work with all bransa and speeds of disks.  

Usually the cheap disks are the ones most likely to have compatibility problems.

If you can borrow another brand (don't buy a lot until you can test) try it in the drive and see if the symptoms are the same.

I would certainly not mess with the registry or reinstall any software until I tried a different brand of disk, since none of that will help if the drive won't work with the brand disk.
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maduropaCommented:
Like Irwinpks mentioned, it is propably an older drive, so I'm thinking the following.

what's the maximum speed it can burn, and for what speed is the failing disk meant?
High speed media needs a high speed-burner.
maybe it's recognized and marked us unwritable. Burn someting on the CD in another burner, and then try to read it on the yamaha
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nobusCommented:
easy way is to test it on another PC.
You can also look into these  :
- bad iDE cable --> try another one
- bad drive               " "   " " "     "
-bad connector --> connect it to the other IDE cable - check the jumper !
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Mohammed HamadaSenior IT ConsultantCommented:
Have you tried Rewritable CD?, If not then try to insert a RW CD and check if it gives you same thing, I guess that you are using the CD For burning and copying CDs, this might affect the CD reader head so it can't read or recognize any New CDs, Try to do a clean with CD Cleaner, play the cleaner for 90mins instead of 60 mins..

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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
@bensgrill...did you abandon us?
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bens-grillAuthor Commented:
No abandonment intended.  I just accepted the last answer.  Sorry to be trouble.  ben
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nobusCommented:
it is difficult to help you if you never answered the posts
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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
oh wow...so what did work?
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bens-grillAuthor Commented:
The burner seems to have gone south.  I've bought a DVD burner and hope to see if the CD burner is fixable as I'd like to give it to a friend.
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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
uh...then the accept should've been on the first comment which was mine
:-(

but thanks for explaining.
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