my DVD/cd-rw cannot read cd-r/cd-rw but can play dvd

my DVD/cd-rw cannot read cd-r/cd-rw but can play dvd

Post by bmFkaW » Thu, 14 Apr 2005 01:21:02


hi....

unfortunately I formatted my dvd/cd-rw...now it plays dvd only..i cannot
open normal cd, or cd-rw....

can anyone help ....what should i do in this case????
 
 
 

my DVD/cd-rw cannot read cd-r/cd-rw but can play dvd

Post by RGF6 » Thu, 14 Apr 2005 01:36:04


i seem to have the same problem, it will play dvd's
but wont aknowledge audio or data, ive been at it all afternoon and im still
no closer, hopefully someone will come along soon and put us right. please ???

 
 
 

my DVD/cd-rw cannot read cd-r/cd-rw but can play dvd

Post by Still_A_No » Thu, 14 Apr 2005 02:04:28


When you say you "formatted", you mean you erased CD-RW disk?
If so, this has no effect on your actual DVD rewriter.
You state it plays DVD's? It is software that actually plays the DVD movie.
Example, I use PowerDVD software to play DVD movies.
The software you use to view DVD movies is not same as to access data
or play CD audio.
You may have changed file associations?
Post more details of your problem.
Meanwhile try this:
Place a data or audio CD in drive.
Place cursor on "My Computer" and double-click
A windows opens detailing your configuration.
Locate the drive in which you placed the CD
Place cursor on it and RIGHT click,
In menu that appears, select "Open"
If a window opens detailing the CD's contents
then NO prob with drive, it is a software issue.
 
 
 

my DVD/cd-rw cannot read cd-r/cd-rw but can play dvd

Post by dWdnYWJ1Z2 » Thu, 14 Apr 2005 02:22:01

What brand of DVD/CD combo burner drive do you have and what software are you
using to burn with?

I have a TDK DVD/CD combo burner drive and I use the Roxio software that
came with it. Did you install the burner software? Is something that just
happened. Where you able to burn DVDs before?
 
 
 

my DVD/cd-rw cannot read cd-r/cd-rw but can play dvd

Post by Jim » Thu, 14 Apr 2005 02:49:43


You don't "format" a dvd writer. You format the disk that it contains.

This sounds like a hardware issue -- it is broken and needs to be replaced.
Jim
 
 
 

my DVD/cd-rw cannot read cd-r/cd-rw but can play dvd

Post by Still_A_No » Thu, 14 Apr 2005 03:08:12


Bad advice from Jim,
It plays DVD movies, it is NOT broken
It is most likely a software issue!
Original poster please supply more details.
 
 
 

my DVD/cd-rw cannot read cd-r/cd-rw but can play dvd

Post by RGF6 » Thu, 14 Apr 2005 04:27:18


what does that mean ?
 
 
 

my DVD/cd-rw cannot read cd-r/cd-rw but can play dvd

Post by RGF6 » Thu, 14 Apr 2005 04:33:07

hi all
in my case i was burning a cd and it wouldent finalize, it tried
for over 10 minutes so i aborted, when i came to start again i wouldent
recognise data or audio cd's but will play dvd ? i use roxio media centre and
have windows mc aswell i tried what still a novice wrote and no tracklistings
appear ? any advice please
 
 
 

my DVD/cd-rw cannot read cd-r/cd-rw but can play dvd

Post by RGF6 » Thu, 14 Apr 2005 06:18:03


 
 
 

my DVD/cd-rw cannot read cd-r/cd-rw but can play dvd

Post by Bob » Sat, 16 Apr 2005 00:21:53

DVD's and CD's require light wavelengths and so use seperate lasers, IF
the CD laser died, this is what would happen.