Having read quite a few of the questions being asked I can see that this is a problem quite a few people are getting, but can't see any with the same model as mine.
I am experiencing a problem. I have a HL-DT-ST RW/DVD GCC-44 808 Drive, in a Dimension 4600 computer. About 4 years old I think.
I have up until a few weeks ago been able to copy music, pics etc to a disc. Now when I place a disc into my drive it is either telling me that there is not a disk in the drive or that it is full up, which is incorrect as it is blank.
I have tried some discs that I have used before, they will work if there are things on them but I cannot add anymore, as it is then saying that the disc is full, when I know it isn't.
I brought a Sony handi cam with the small discs, I can play them on the computer and can save them, but I am unable to copy them onto a new disc. for the above reasons.
I brought discs recommended by the handi cam. Philips DVD-RW, my driver just can't read them and I get the message to please insert a disc.
I have tried the DVD identifier and I have tried 2 of the troubleshooting tips on the Dell suport page. Deleting the driver and getting my computer to reinstall it, also the one that you find red crosses in your device manager. That did'nt work.
THIS IS THE LIST FROM THE dvd IDENTIFIER
[11:00:00] DVD Identifier V5.0.1[11:00:00] Initializing Drive Interface [Auto-Select ASPI/SPTI][11:00:00] SPTI Drive Interface Successfully Initialized[11:00:00] No Supported Drives Found (Out Of 1 Available Drive)[11:00:00] Disc Identification Requires A DVD, HD DVD or Blu-ray Writer[11:00:00] Manufacturer Database [08-OCT-06@727$93] Loaded From File : (@727$93) Entries Found[11:00:01] This Version Of 'DVD Identifier' Is Up-To-Date[11:00:01] The Manufacturer Database Is Up-To-Dat
But I still can't get my computer to read any new discs. I am about to buy a new DVD driver as I do think it has broken, not being a teckie, what sort should I buy, there are loads out there with varying prices.
I have been scanning ebay and other places. What should I be looking for, I would be grateful of any help.
Please post back and let me know if you need more help.
I have just tried and I cannot burn anything, I even tried some discs that I have used in the past and they do not work either .
Yes please help it looks like it is dead!
PS I am in the UK
Sorry about delay in reply, but been busy at work with no time to play!
I have Roxio 5 basic, Real player and the microsoft media one. I am not sure about the speeds etc.
And no I didn't realise that I couldnt burn DVD's I just supposed that as I can watch them through my PC I could record on them.
The dscs are:
Philips: DVD-RW, speed 1-2x 4.7GB
Tesco:CD-R, speed 1x16x 700mb universal compatibility
Imation: CD-R speed 1x-52x 700mb
Logik: DVD+R 8x speed/4.7gb Data/ 120mins video
On the CD-R ones I have been able to use and can read them if they have info already stored on them, but if I want to use blank ones, it tells me that they is no disc or that they are full up.
The DVD-R and DVD+R ones say there is no disc in the drive.
Is that enough info? I am never sure what disc to buy for what I want to do and I sometimes end up with the wrong ones.
The discs from my Handi cam are:
TDK DVD-RW 1-2x1.4GB, they play but I cannot record back onto them.
Your drive cannot see or write to recordable DVDs. So those Philips and Logik discs cannot be used with your drive.
So let me recommend this MS article for troubleshooting the ability of your drive to write to CD-R discs.
Thanks for your help I am going to study that link now.