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By griggsbee ·
I am currently having a problem with my CDRW drive. It is a Philips CDD4801/81 CDRW. I am running Windows 2000 Professional. I started having this problem about a week ago, but I did not install any new hardware or software, and made no configuration changes. I started receiving error messages when trying to burn CD-R's that stated that the CD-R disk had insufficient space. I tried about 4 different brands of CD-Rs and CD-RWs, each time receiving the same message. I then tried to read a CD-ROM disk and an audio disk in the drive, and received an error message stating "The disk in drive F: is not formatted. Do you wish to format?". I figured it was a problem with the drivers, so I unistalled them and the drive, and then reinstalled them. That did not fix the problem, so I checked my IDE cables and power cables, and they are fine. I then bought a CD lens cleaner, and that did not fix the problem. I contacted the PC manufacturer, Gateway, and I received a new drive, but I am experiencingthe same problems. I checked the BIOS also, and everything looked fine. Please give me any ideas as to the cause of the problem and the resolution. I am at wits end because I have tried everything and to no avail. Thanks for your help and your time.

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by griggsbee In reply to CDRW problems

I have also formatted my PC and reinstalled Windows 2000 in an effort to correct the problem, but it did not help.

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by rigneyma In reply to CDRW problems

I had very similar problems with a LiteOn drive. These 2 changes made instant and lasting improvements with performance and eleiminated readability issues. I switched from the Adaptec software that came with the drive to Ahead Nero software. I also disable the Anti Virus software when burning more than 100MB or so. Actually, with the Nero software you can leave the AV enabled but it burns faster with it disabled. Good luck.

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by TheChas In reply to CDRW problems

I suspect that you need to install updated IDE bus drivers for the motherboard.

You may be able to download them from Gateway, or identify who'se chipset is on the board, and use the "default" drivers from them.

Chas

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