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Dvd-rw always say"insert writable disc to continue"

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Good evening, I have a dvd-rw drive(AOpen DUW1616ARR) and when I try to copy a fole to a blank cd using built in cd burner program in winodws(write these files from the drive), It always say that "insert writable disc to continue", "there is no disc in the drive" I alraedy unistall the drive and rebooted and reinstalled the drive, did not do any change, I even checked the connection inside but bnothing is loose. Can anyone please help me with this one? Thanks
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by:toptop777
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Good evening, I have a dvd-rw drive(AOpen DUW1616ARR) and when I try to copy a file to a blank cd using built in cd burner program in winodws(write these files from the drive), It always say that "insert writable disc to continue", "there is no disc in the drive" I alraedy unistall the drive and rebooted and reinstalled the drive, did not do any change, I even checked the connection inside but bnothing is loose. Can anyone please help me with this one? Thanks
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by:garycase
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Three things:

(1)  The CD writing wizard in XP will write ONLY to CD's -- not DVD's ==> are you using blank CD's ??

(2)  If you point to the drive in My Computer;  right-click; select Properties; and click on the Recording tab is the box next to "Enable CD Recording on this drive" checked?   Note that only ONE optical drive at a time can have this box checked (in case you have more than one writer in your system).

(3)  You said you've tried uninstalling and re-installing the drive.   You should also do the following:

Run RegEdit (Start, Run, Regedit) and remove the Upperfilters and Lowerfilters values from the following registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

Then just reboot your computer.

Note:  This is a "harmless" registry change.  The filters will simply be reset at the next boot.  They can, however, become corrupted -- that's why this fixes a lot of CD/DVD access/writing/reading issues.
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nobus earned 250 total points
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try with another burner, or ide cable, it can simply be bad; or test the drive on another PC, to be sure
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by:toptop777
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I  am trying to burn it on a blank cd, the Enable CD Recording on this drive"  is checked, it  still doesnt work
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there was no upper filters, i only removed the lower filters
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If reinstalling doesn't work;  a new cable doesn't fix it; the upperfilters/lowerfilters registry fix doesn't help; and you're using blank CD's ... then the drive has apparently failed.   Replace it :-)
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