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Sometimes media on a disc is incompatible with a particular drive causing it to not work properly. Unfortunately, there are limited options for solving this.
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.
This is actually fairly common. And it's very frustrating when it happens.
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.
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