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  CD-RW drive will not RW the freaking CD! 
 
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Nathan Daniels Feb 02, 2006, 04:44pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Feb 02, 2006, 04:46pm EST

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I bought 10 Memorex 32X CD-RW's for somewhere around 20 dolloars and my ST00PID computer will stop burning half-way through the process, pop the CD out, and say "Cannot read from CD!" And Im like' Well no S### you ejected it!" and when I look back at the CD, its freaking empty! But when I open WMP, it says there is a 0kb (WTF?) track on the CD called Track 0 that does nothing. It is the same for every CD and trust me when I say I tried every CD-burning program out there! What am I doing wrong? Below are the specs for my burner-


CD-ROM/DVD: HL-DT-ST RW/DVD GCC-4320B (CD 40X Rd, 32X Wr)
(DVD 5X Rd)


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Michael A. Feb 02, 2006, 05:10pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: CD-RW drive will not RW the freaking CD!
Have you tried different media?

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Nathan Daniels Feb 02, 2006, 06:05pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: CD-RW drive will not RW the freaking CD!
If by Media you mean....

CD-RW's- No these are the first RW's I ever tried

If By Media you mean....

Files on CD- Yes I have tried all kinds of files from actual song tracks to text files.

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Reason Feb 02, 2006, 06:17pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: CD-RW drive will not RW the freaking CD!
what program are you using to burn them?

while this advice is obviously late, i've found that really cheap CDRs > CDRWs for most purposes.

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James Marlin Feb 02, 2006, 06:28pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: CD-RW drive will not RW the freaking CD!
I've found Memorex cd-r/rw disks to have the most compatibility problems of any disks I've bought.
This is even more so, if the burner is made by Benq. A lot of generic OEM drives plus all Acer burners are Benq as far as I know, so that might be part of your problem.
Have you tried erasing the disk first? Do a total erase, not a "quick" erase, and then see what happens.
Are you burning to the cd-rw as a data disk, or are you doing a background format as you burn?
I find doing a background format (in other words, the cd-rw is like a big floppy, and the program burns to the disk as it's being formated), isn't all it's cracked up to be. Try burning to an "erased" disk, using the burn a data disk option of your burner software.
If that doesn't help, try burning at a slower rate, say 10x and see what happens. If you get a complete burn, try faster speeds till you run into the problem again.
Chances are though your burner just doesn't like Memorex high speed CD-RW's, wouldn't be the first time it's happened to someone.

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Nathan Daniels Feb 02, 2006, 07:11pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: CD-RW drive will not RW the freaking CD!
In response to both of you

-I have tried completely clearing the cd but to no avail.

-I like CD-R's too but its not practicle for large data transfering

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john albrich Feb 05, 2006, 11:08pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Feb 06, 2006, 12:59am EST

 
>> Re: CD-RW drive will not RW the freaking CD!
There are any number of settings that can affect success of burning media. You want to search on media burning tips. Lots out there.

Also, if your system is running other programs, can cause massive burning problems. You may have to disable Anti-virus, and other co-running programs to reliably burn stuff. Especially true if a slower system or older OS.

Edit to include:
If drive is an external drive, they tend to have more 'burning' reliabiility problems than internal IDE drives, even when the drive itself is identical brand/model. The interface introduces problems with timing, data/buffer availability, etc.

I also had terrible problems with being able to reliably burn any brand of media, any media type, and any form of data until I upgraded to a 3000+ AMD CPU runnning at >2GHz. I'd been having problems on both internal and external drives...HP, Iomega, Toshiba, and using both USB1.1 and USB2.0. I didn't try firewire. (I tried each of my CDRW drives on IDE, USB2.0 and USB1.1 interfaces and definitely had more problems if the drive was connected to USB)

Also, if you're using an ASPI dependent environment, make sure you have the latest level. Sometimes installing an older badly-behaved burning program suite will over-write a newer ASPI layer with old code.

john albrich Feb 06, 2006, 11:08am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Edited: Feb 06, 2006, 11:31am EST

 
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Ecosse Feb 06, 2006, 12:14pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: CD-RW drive will not RW the freaking CD!
Try a different brand of CD-RW.

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Mat Nairb Feb 06, 2006, 01:44pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: CD-RW drive will not RW the freaking CD!
Double check your model of drive because according to this,

http://www.meritline.com/lg-gcc-4320b-dvd-burner.html
http://www.comparestoreprices.co.uk/cd-rw/lg-gcc-4320b.asp

The max rewrite speed is 10x.



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