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11 Troubleshooting Discs That Do Not Burn On My Drive

Some of the discs I purchased are not working with my drive. What should I do? If you encounter a situation where some discs burn/record without issue and then the next one - from the same package - isn't even recognized you may want to conclude that the…

12 CD-RW Media Access Errors

Why do I get the message that "There is no disk in the drive," or a similar error, when I try to "Save As" to a CD? Most backup programs for home computers aren't written so that they recognize a CD-RW disc as a viable backup medium. To make the disc recognizable,…

13 Deleteing Files From CD-RW and Erasing the Disc

How do I delete individual files from a CD-RW? The error message is telling me to erase the whole CD.     It all depends on the burning software you are using. You cannot erase just one file from a CD-RW, but must reformat (erase) the entire disc…

14 Locating the Drive Info and Disc MID

 How Can I locate the Drive Information and Disc MID Easily?        When troubleshooting you may need to check the drive compatibility with your discs. To do this you will need to know how to find the drive information as well as…

15 90 Minute Disc Recording

My drive does not recognize a 90 minute disc. Are they mislabelled? 90 minute media may not be recognized by drives or software as 90 minute media which may lead to frustration for the end-user. However, there are steps that can be taken to record the full…

16 10x-24x Ultra-Speed CD-RW Compatibility

Will 10x-24x Ultra-Speed CD-RW media work in my CD-R/RW drive. 10x-24x CD-RW discs are only compatible with Ultra-Speed burners. The drive's middle rewrite speed has to be at least 10x speed (for example, 48x24x48) and carry the Ultra-Speed logo for you to…

17 8X DVD Media in a 2.4X or 4X Drive

Can I use 8x DVD media in a 2.4x or 4x DVD drive? Yes, if your drive manufacturer has supplied that ability, usually done in the form of firmware updates. Firmware versions are published regularly, and each one adds additional functionality. But even with…

18 CD-R/RW Life Expectancy

How long will my CD-Rs or CD-RWs last?        It is very difficult to estimate the life of a CD-R or CD-RW because there are many factors such as temperature and humidity, exposure to light, dirt and contamination, and handling and scratches,…

19 Capacity of CD-R

I don't see 700MB of available space on my blank CD-R in Windows Explorer.        In Windows Explorer, if you place a blank CD-R into a CD-R/RW burner or CD-ROM drive and choose Properties, most Windows operating systems won't see 700MB…

20 Burning Optical Discs with Windows XP

I'm using Windows XP. Do I need additional software to burn Optical media?        Computers purchased with a optical burners will come with vendor supplied burning software, but if you are experiencing problems burning you can test the…







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