My Dvd-rom Drive Wont Detect My Disc

By insanedude
Jun 8, 2005
  1. Help! I have a Dell 4700 with a 16x DVD-ROM drive (no burner) and when I insert a blank CD in and I try to save a file to it, the screen says there is no disc in the drive.

    Please help!
  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,189   +470

    Unless you have a cd burner, you won't be able to move that file to cd. When you move a file to cd, that's what you are doing, burning it. Also, you may have to format the blank cd before moving files to it. But for that you need the appropriate software and cd burner anyway.
  3. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    As Mailpup says. You can`t burn a cd in a dvd-rom drive. You would either need a cd writer, or a dvd writer.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  4. w2fst4u

    w2fst4u TS Rookie

    guys i have a slight delimma i swapped hd to see what was on the other hd when i went back to the original hd it won't reconize any disc dvd neither cd keep wanting to make image file i have a lite scribe hewitt packard dvd rom & using nero 7 ultra for my burning program please help is greatly appreciated thanxs in advance
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