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CD-RW giving problems

By kowh01 ·
I am currently using Iomega CD-RW 650. When it reads files from CD, sometimes, it will suddenly not be able to read from file. Then, it will show a blue screen and i was only able to catch a glimpse of it that says 'Dumping Physical Memory'. What does this mean? Is there anything wrong with the writer?

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by nook In reply to CD-RW giving problems

This is usually a software problem.

1. Upgrade your BIOS to the latest version. You can obtain a flash BIOS upgrade from either the BIOS or motherboard manufactor or the computer vendor's web site (Dell, Gateway, etc).

2. If you're using Windows, go to the Microsoft web site & install the latest Windows updates. You can easily do this by selecting Tools/Windows Update in Internet Explorer.

3. Go to the Iomega web site. Download & install the most recent drivers for this device.

4. Verify that you have at least 15% free space on your hard disk drive.

If this doesn't work, the drive itself may be bad. If you're comfortable working inside your computer, the best way to test the CD is to install it in another computer. If youhave a replacement cable, try that also. If the problem also occurs on the other machine, I would consider replacing the CD.

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by kowh01 In reply to CD-RW giving problems

I know what you mean but unfortunately, the software for the writer is written buy another company and they charge you for downloading patches or for any upgrades, But I will get the software somewhere else thanks.

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by skloo77 In reply to CD-RW giving problems

hi there,
as a personal experience, i would like to suggest that you go get a new cd-writer drive.

this drive is really problematic. (eg. would be POWER CALIBRATION FAILURE. and this is just one of it. Iomega's HOTBURN software couldn't detect its own drive)

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