Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


3 posts

Wannabe Geek
Inactive user

#79719 21-Mar-2011 21:36
Send private message

Hi guys having a problem with my laptop its a dell vostro 1510 running win7 and has optaric dvd burner

One day it stopped writing cds but i could make a data dvd so i thought it was the lens. got an external writer which my mates computer would work sweet with (compaq win7). Seems to pickup a data disk also and i can use it but when i try to write a CD on itunes it will disappear and cant find the drive in my computer. Tryed a reg clearer specifically designed for that problem on google and lost both drives visibility on itunes. have since got them back but cant write any CD on both drives

Any ideas?


Create new topic


11681 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #450572 22-Mar-2011 00:14
Send private message

To start with, try using a different application to do the burning, and see if that works.

I find myself using cdburnerxp quite a lot - small download, has been reliable on a number of different systems and drives over time.

After that, if no success maybe see if there is firmware available which you know 100% is for that drive and apply it.

There are several diagnostic utilities which give information about the drive capability, but I'm not sure if they will be useful in this situation.


3 posts

Wannabe Geek
Inactive user

  #450582 22-Mar-2011 06:20
Send private message

Hi thanks for the reply. Have tried that but the burner just keeps making a noise like the lens is moving same as the internal drive



11681 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  #450720 22-Mar-2011 13:29
Send private message

Just to check, you could boot a different o/s from CDR (maybe ubuntu) and see if you can write with that.

But, it sounds like a local software configuration problem. You could google windows 7 cd writing registry for a few things to look at, including this.


Create new topic

News »

Vodafone enables 5G roaming - for when international travel comes
Posted 30-Oct-2020 15:03

Spark awards funding to Kiwi businesses in 5G funding initiative
Posted 30-Oct-2020 14:58

Huawei launches IdeaHub Pro in New Zealand
Posted 27-Oct-2020 16:41

Southland-based IT specialist providing virtual services worldwide
Posted 27-Oct-2020 15:55

NASA discovers water on sunlit surface of Moon
Posted 27-Oct-2020 08:30

Huawei introduces new features to Petal Search, Maps and Docs
Posted 26-Oct-2020 18:05

Nokia selected by NASA to build first ever cellular network on the Moon
Posted 21-Oct-2020 08:34

Nanoleaf enhances lighting line with launch of Triangles and Mini Triangles
Posted 17-Oct-2020 20:18

Synology unveils DS16211+
Posted 17-Oct-2020 20:12

Ingram Micro introduces FootfallCam to New Zealand channel
Posted 17-Oct-2020 20:06

Dropbox adopts Virtual First working policy
Posted 17-Oct-2020 19:47

OPPO announces Reno4 Series 5G line-up in NZ
Posted 16-Oct-2020 08:52

Microsoft Highway to a Hundred expands to Asia Pacific
Posted 14-Oct-2020 09:34

Spark turns on 5G in Auckland
Posted 14-Oct-2020 09:29

AMD Launches AMD Ryzen 5000 Series Desktop Processors
Posted 9-Oct-2020 10:13

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.