View Full Version : Can't Read CD-RWs after Upgrade

28-02-2003, 02:44 PM
i made several CDs using DirectCD (came with easy CD creator) on my win98 machine. they always worked fine. then i upgraded to xp and nero when i load a disk, a window pops up asking what i want to do with my blank disk. of course, it's not blank.

it seems that after i run nero drive speed, i can see the contents of my disk. why is that?

do i need to change a setting or download anything so i can use my older disks without any problems?

thanks for the help.


Susan B
28-02-2003, 03:40 PM
> a window pops up asking what i want to do with my blank disk. of course, it's not blank.

Does Win XP actually say the disk is blank? I get that window popping up too, but I just click Cancel, navigate to Explorer and access the CD's contents from there. Can you not do that?

28-02-2003, 04:11 PM
Multisession CD RW disks can be read as either unformated or not recognised.

Close the session

01-03-2003, 07:03 AM
the session was closed. these are completed cds.

01-03-2003, 10:30 AM
Disable DMA - read about burned CDs here (http://www.nero.com/en/index.html#c1002822798638)

01-03-2003, 10:32 AM
Look under Recognition problems first

03-03-2003, 12:16 PM
thanks merlin.

i tried turning off dma, but that didn't work.

i read through the info at the nero site and didn't find anything that would solve my problem.

i have a copy of roxio easy cd creator 5. i installed it and everything works fine.

i'm dual booting xp and 98se. 98se has no burning software loaded and reads the cds fine. nero must be my problem. i'm just not sure why.


03-03-2003, 01:37 PM
Glenn, I have the same problem, but I am running Win2K. I also upgraded to Nero after using DirectCD. I think its something to do with InCD. I was never able to get any advice that made sense, but its definitely a software problem. I have kind of given up on CDRWs for the time being, so hope someone can help.

03-03-2003, 01:41 PM
Glenn, when you use ECDC5 does the problem go away, ie are you able to use CDRWs again? If so I might look into that as a solution.

03-03-2003, 07:31 PM
hi tane

i should have written "CD-Rs" and not "CD-RWs." i've only used CD-Rs. as soon as i installed easy cd creator 5 platinum AND updates from the Roxio website, i was able to read all my CD-Rs.

when i burned the cds using directCD, i labeled the disks. nero could read them. easy cd did.

i know you can find the program on kazaa if you want to try before you buy.

good luck!


03-03-2003, 07:35 PM

nero could NEVER read the disk label.


03-03-2003, 08:33 PM
Had the same problem, it turns out that M$ had fallen out of bed with Roxio and went its own way. If you get the latest UDF reader file from Roxio...hey presto all is well.

03-03-2003, 10:40 PM
Thanks for that Glenn, obviously my problem is different since I never had any probs with CDRs, just with CDRWs.