Insert blank dvd-r and click on the drive properties and it says 0 bytes. The drive description also changes from DVD-RW Drive (E:) to CD Drive (E:) Pinnacle thinks the drive is empty and tells me to insert a blank dvd. Bottom line... I can't burn dvd anymore!
When I double click on the E: drive it pops up a warning box and says
“E:\ is not accessible. Incorrect function.”
What’s interesting is at the top of the window it says D:\ like it thinks the E drive is the D drive. Windows XP is confused!
Debug: Burned two home movies to dvd-r (same lot of dvds) the day before. Worked great. I have a Toshiba SD-R5112 (Mad Dog 4X burner). I also have an NEC DV-5800A dvd player that came with my Dell desktop (running XP pro). [B]I think this is a software issue because both of my drives no longer recognize the blank dvds.[/B] Inserting cd-r media works great... it recognizes the cd's as being empty and ready to burn to. Both drives still play DVD movies including ones I've burned.
What I tried this weekend.
1. Started in safe mode. Uninstalled the dvd drives. Shut down. Swapped them. Set one as master one as slave (where before they were cable select). This did nothing.
2. Tried Microsoft's CD-R fix (MSFT article 316529). This also did nothing.
3. Disabled IMAPI CD burning
4. Reloaded Pinnacle Video editing software... and the dvd decoder. Still no success.
Anyone else have suggestions??? Thanks.
Originally Posted by ScottBob
My DVD burner (HP dvd writer dvd300i) stopped recognizing blank media, whether I use Windows XP burning utility, Nero or CloneCD to burn a disk. It ejects the disk saying "No disk in drive or disk not blank". It reads other CDs and DVDs just fine, no matter what drive or software created them. Windows XP used to pop open a window asking what to do (burn a music or data cd, use Nero, etc.), but now it doesn't even do that. The disks I'm using are from the same box of blanks I've successfully written to before, so I know it's not a media compatibility issue. Anybody else have this problem and what did you do to fix it?