I have an LG DVD writer drive and it works fine. But when I put in a CDRW 80
disc, that contains data, I can’t see any files and the DVD. The drive asks to
insert a CD. But other CDs are working properly and the device manager doesn’t
show any problem.
Please solve. I can read the files from a CD from another computer. What
could the problem be?
In this excerpt from
Answercast #16, I look at the issue of media drives not being able to read
all types of media.
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DVD can’t read CD
This is actually fairly common. And it’s very frustrating when it
What it boils down to is an incompatibility between the media that
particular disc happens to be using and your particular drive.
In theory, any rewritable media should work in any drive. But, as it turns
out, experience has shown us that sometimes drives will simply fail to
recognize certain media. By certain media, I could mean certain manufacturers,
certain styles. I honestly don’t know specifically what it is about the media
that causes this kind of behavior.
I simply know that it does happen, and when it happens, the only solution that
I’m aware of is
a.) To use a different drive or
b.) To use different media: Burn the data to a different media that is
proven to work with your machine
I know that’s not really the answer that you were looking for.
There isn’t a fix that I’m aware of to make that media work in that drive.
But if you change either of those two variables, as you have in your own
testing, that will clear up the problem.