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cd rom was working...


TheFiresInTheSky

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ya, it can read regular cd's like software, music, but just not blank cd's. heres the error i get...

 

 

 

Details

Product: Windows Operating System

Event ID: 7

Source: Cdrom

Version: 5.2

Symbolic Name: IO_ERR_BAD_BLOCK

Message: The device, %1, has a bad block.

 

Explanation

The device has a bad block of memory, which Windows attempted to read. The data might be missing or corrupted.

 

 

User Action

Do one or all of the following:

 

Retry the operation.

Clean the physical hard drive.

Use newer media.

 

 

 

Version: 5.0

Component: System Event Log

Symbolic Name: IO_ERR_BAD_BLOCK

Message: The device, %1, has a bad block.

 

Explanation

The device has a bad block of memory, which Windows attempted to read. The data might be missing or corrupted.

 

 

User Action

Do one or all of the following:

 

Retry the operation.

Clean the physical hard drive.

Use newer media.

 

 

 

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Currently there are no Microsoft Knowledge Base articles available for this specific error or event message. For information about other support options you can use to find answers online, see http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx.

 

well, ive reinstalled windows and its still like that. any ideas?

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well, it has to be able to read it if im gonna write to it. all my writing programs say theres no cd in the drive

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I repeat ... You said it' a CD-ROM. ROM means Read Only Memory. To write to a CD you need a CD (or DVD) writer.

Glenn's right. If the drive could read/write blank disks, it would be a CD-RW (re-writeable) drive, not a CD-ROM (read-only memory) drive. Since a CD-ROM drive can't write on a blank disk, what would be the point of it recognizing that disk in the first place, since it wouldn't be able to put anything on it anyway?

 

You can purchase decent internal CD burners for $20-30 these days, so you may want to consider that. But your current hardware just won't work, no matter what software you get.

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