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By JeffDonofrio ·
I installed a CD-RW in my computer last year.
At the time it was working fine, but now it will not burn a CD. As I try to burn a CD, it looks like it's working, but when I try to look at the CD in Windows Explorer the error I get is "Drive not ready"? Any ideas?

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by dmiles In reply to CD-RW problems?

Open the Control Panel and double-click the System icon,select the device manager tab,check to see if their are any yellow exclamation marks at cd-rom or controllers
Open CMOS control panel and check to make sure that the fifo controllers are enabled.
Have you considered reinstalling the software for CD-RW,and also updating the drivers.

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by Lizzy In reply to CD-RW problems?

Something to consider. How old is your original CD drive? Drives made before 1997 do not support the UDF (Universal Data Format). If the CD you're burning is CD-RW, it cannot be read by the older model CD's, but CD-R CD's can be read. This doesn't have anything to do with why you can no longer burn CD's. For that, if your drivers are the latest as in the 1st answer, simply try re-installing the CD Writer software and rebooting. Check physical connections. Make sure power is on at boot if external drive. Good luck.

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by McKayTech In reply to CD-RW problems?

It is possible that the laser in the drive may have failed. When you look at the business side of a CD you've burned, can you see the subtle visual difference between where there is data and where there isn't?

If not, the laser has probably failed. However, if you can see the difference, then the other answers suggested should be tried.

paul

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