CDRW refuses to recognize disks reliably

By rwillis
Aug 18, 2007
  1. For some time now I've noticed that much of the time my BenQ CDRW drive will only recognize and read disks occasionally, regardless of the type (RW's, music, games etc). I can't figure out why it would work sometimes and not other times; restarting sometimes helps but not always.

    I have this drive installed as the slave to a DVD-Rom which works fine.

    Any suggestions?


    48x16x48 BenQ CD-RW
    2.0GhZ Athlon64 3200+
    1GB RAM
    40GB HD
    XP SP2
    450W PSU
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    I used to have a BenQ CDRW drive that started doing exactly the same thing. It just got worse and worse. In the end I just replaced it.

    Regards Howard :)
  3. rwillis

    rwillis TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 47

    grrr I hate spending $$$...
    Oh well thanks for the reply!
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Yeah, I know what you mean. Thankfully, optical drives are very cheap these days.

    Regards Howard :)
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