help, my cd writer is suddenly not working. (hope this is right board)

By deuce_coupe2
Jun 18, 2005
  1. hi, went to burn a cd tonight and neither real player nor easy cd creator is recognising my built in cd-r. I think its samsung but cant remember how to locate name of device. My boyfriend moved pc recently and took out leads but surely if its built-in that shouldnt matter, although its only since he moved it that its gone nuts.
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    Is the cd drive detected by Windows?

    I.E can you see the device in my computer?

    Go HERE and read my post. You will notice a link to the free Everest programme. It will give you lots of info about your system.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  3. deuce_coupe2

    deuce_coupe2 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thanx for reply - no you wouldnt know you had it till u go to burn cd. Found the samsung model number somewhere on system but dont remember where. Strange thing is, got up this morning and its finding it ok now but wasted 4 cds trying to burn as they started and came up as errors. will check ur link too.
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Two things you can try.

    Check the ide cable, it may be loose, damaged, or bad.

    Go into your device manager, and uninstall the drive from there, then reboot your system, and let Windows redetect it.

    Regards Howard :grinthumb
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