My DVD-RW drive reads CDs and DVDs with content already on them, but when I load a blank disc and try to burn a CD or DVD, I keep getting error messages that there is no blank disc in the drive. I've checked the device manager, and it says that the device is working properly. Can anyone help??
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Thanks for the help...here's my info:
Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz
Processor Speed: 2.73 GHz
512 MB of Memory
Operating System Version 5.1.2600
Video Card: Intel(R) 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family
HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GWA4164B
No, your drive is already up to date.
Let me suggest this idea. Grab DVD Identifier (link in my signature) and see if that program is able to detect a blank DVD in your drive. If it does, it will give you the media code. Let me know what you find.
This is the message I get:
ERROR : Unable To Initialize Disc In Time : Not ready - Logical unit not ready [02/04/01]
I have a HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GWA4164B in a Dell XPS400. I'm on Windows XP Media Center, SP3. My drive currently reads and writes CDs, and reads DVDs, but it will not recognize a blank DVD. I've tested the blanks on another PC and they are fine. They are Staples DVD-R, up to 8x compatible, and I have successfully used them in this drive in the past to burn backups and movies.
I've updated the firmware, checked for other driver updates, upgraded to SP3, and run the Dell diagnostics. I took your advice to download DVD Identifier, and received the same error as the original poster.
Any help would be appreciated greatly.
The first thing I would try is deleting the upper and/or lower filters, following the instructions listed in the CD/DVD FAQ under "code 39 error".
Ok, did not find upper limits, but deleted lower limits. During the reboot, got a message concerning a Pinnacle driver problem, did I want to correct. I clicked no, and checked a blank with MediaPlayer, no disk, and Sonic, no drive! I guess it disabled the drive, so I rebooted again and clicked yes. This returned the lower limits to the registry.
When I look at the drivers for that drive in Device Manager, I see drivers from three companies, Microsoft of course, and Sonic and Pinnacle. I have MediaPlayer, Sonic Digital Media Plus and Pinnacle Studio installed. These were once compatable, but perhaps never more.
Do I need to uninstall all of these programs and install them again?