Cd won't write

By Mark Fuller
Apr 7, 2014
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  1. I have a friend with a compaq presario 6350us and it will not burn a cd. I' ve switched the cd with a known good one from another computer. It gives an error message that says that no cd is inserted and to inserted a writeable cd but I've tried a couple of them. The os is wxp.
  2. Cobalt006

    Cobalt006 TS Guru Posts: 2,062   +234

    Sounds as though the cd/dvd rom is on its way out.
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2014
  3. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,920   +388

    Switched just the CD or switched the drive? If you only did the disk itself, then I agree with Cobalt006, the drive is failing/has failed. Drives are relatively inexpensive, but you likely need a PATA/IDE interface rather than SATA on a system that old. PATA/IDE are more difficult to find now and may not be as cheap. You will want to check before buying one, if SATA is an option, I would choose that.
  4. Mark Fuller

    Mark Fuller TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 176

    I changed the drive itself. But I solved the problem by changing the write speed from fastest to 4x like it recommended on microsoft's website.
    Cobalt006 likes this.

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