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    Vista not seeing data on CD-R/DVD-RW.

    Hi all,

    I just recently noticed that my Vista Ultimate machine is not recognizing data on either my CD-R or DVD-RW drives. I will insert a disk WITH programs, backups, etc on them...and nothing. Windows asks me if I would like to format the "blank" disc in the drive. WTF? What makes it more intriguing is if I open up "Run" and type the path to the installation file on the particular drive it runs and THEN shows the disc as existing as itself on the Vista equivalent of "my computer'.

    For example, I have a game disc that I needed to reinstall from. I inserted it and Vista sees nothing. I open "Run" and type "E:/LaunchBOPC1.exe" and not only does the installer run, but Vista then sees the whole disc and the contents of it. WTF?!

    Drivers are all current on both drives, and autorun has been dillegently tinkered with. No help there. Is it just a hiccup on Vista's side before the big SP1, or are there other things that I could do to get some relief?

    O

    EDIT: This applies to all types of discs with all types of files on them...program discs, storage (photos and the like) discs, etc. When I point to a specific file on any of them, the disc is instantly recognized. Weird.

    O
    Last edited by Ouroboros; January 2nd, 2008 at 08:04 AM. Reason: incomplete
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    The first thing that comes to mind is the upper filters and lower filters issue as described below in the MS article.
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060/EN-US/

    Other than that I can only think that it is something possibly caused by burning software. Try enabling it if it was disabled, or removing it if it was just installed. Burning software can junk up the works sometimes.

    /me thinks back to sony and roxio
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    Do you have the Sonic DLA software installed?

    That's the only thing that could come to mind, besides the Vista driver for your drive being either corrupt or invalid, or a fingerprint on your LED eye.

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    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060/EN-US/

    Clear the upper and lower filters.

    Its caused by burning software. Including Windows' built in stuff.

    I see this 10+ times a day @ work. Clearing the filters might cause you to have to reinstall burning software.

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    Success!

    Clearing the filters fixed the problem. Must have been caused by the Windows Media Center stuff in Vista.

    Thanks, everybody.

    O
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