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Vista wants to format all my non blank cds

JimmyRado

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#1
Hi All,
I need help. When I insert any non blank homemade cd Vista can't read it and wants to format it. Happens with Autoplay or when I use Windows explorer. Does not matter what is on the cd: music, pictures, data files, etc. The cds work fine in any other pc. If I insert a store bought or commercial made cd, no problems. Only have a problem with homemade ones. The drive is a Mat****a DVD-RAM UJ-850s.

I've done the following:
1. Uninstalled the driver and reinstalled it.
2. Added "NoCDBurning" to the registry (possible fix found on other forums)

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks Jimmy
 

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Jimmy, when you put the disk into the computer, what happens? Does AutoPlay pop up and tell you that it would like to format the blank disk? Or does it ask to scan for problems (like everytime i plug in my flashdrive)?

Can you see it in windows explorer? i.e. when you look at the cd drive does it say there is a disk in it or not?

If you can see the disk, then right click on it and select "explore" and you should see your files.

Let us know a little more specifics please.

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JimmyRado

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Lordbob,
Yes Autoplay starts when I insert the cd and wants to format it, explorer wants to format also. I can not access the cd, Vista thinks is a blank disc. Only homemade cds have this problem. Wierd.
Jimmy
 

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Interesting... Perhaps when you burned them you did not close them off, or you burned them incorrectly....... I can imagine this being an irritating problem. My other thought is to try reading them in another CD/DVD drive. It may just be that drive and not vista, which will be TONS easier to fix.

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You might consider a new drive then - but to be sure, make sure that there haven't been any recent updates to Vista and / or your CD burning program(s).
 

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lyonspaw

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Hello, I have a similar problem. If I insert a CD that was not burned on this drive Vista cannot read it. This includes purchased CDs, whether music or data. Explorer simply prompts me to format the CD. If I open a command prompt window I can read the CD and see the files so I know the drive is working properly. I have uninstalled and reinstalled the drivers. I have tried adding registry entries from cdgone.reg referenced on this forum. All CDs seem to work correctly in almost any other system.

Any help would be wonderful!

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Hello lyonspaw, welcome to the forums.

Do you have another CD/DVD drive you can try? Also, try booting into Safe Mode to see if the problem continues.

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Lordbob,

I do not have another drive to use, but followed the suggestion to boot to safe mode. The disk worked as expected in safe mode. Using the same CD tried it in normal mode and no luck! It comes back saying the disk needs to be formatted.

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Interesting. So it worked normally in safe mode? Ok, try this: go into device manager, and select that CD/DVD drive. Click roll back or uninstall driver. Then let Vista install its own drivers.

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Ok, so you are running from the vista drivers? In that case, try installing the drive specific driver and see if you get any luck there.

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I do not seem to be able to find the drive specific driver. It is a TSST TS-L632D slim 8x DVD+/-RW and I am already running firmware version DE04, A03. Since this is a TSST drive I am not able to find drivers for it from either Toshiba or Samsung. Any suggestions??
 

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Is that an old drive? Or new (less than a year and a half old)?

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Interesting... As on older drive, that could be the problem, but at only two years old, I would think it would work.

Is that a Laptop? Hmmm....

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It is a laptop. Yes it is interesting that only running in normal mode is the drive not usable. If I go to command prompt I can see the CD. This has to be a bit higher than the driver I am thinking. Something in Vista cannot recognize the disk as having data on it.

Now if I take a blank CD and write to it, then this system can see it from Vista, but only then!
 

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Very odd I agree... Ok let me try this: Search MSConfig, and select Diagnostic boot, then apply. Restart the computer, and try and read a CD/DVD like that.

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Okay, that worked as well. So I am thinking it has to be something that is starting outside of the OS base. Thus will my best course of action be to copy my run registry and then remove an entry at a time to see what is the conflict?
 

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