Hello, this is my first post on this forum, I really hope I can get help. I have got a cd-rw MSI MS-8348 which I assume according to my sources is the A version. But I have had a lot of trouble reading mediums, namely most CD-R / CD-RW that I've tried. Verbatim CD-Rs, Packard Bell CD-Rs, BASF CD-Rs, and Fuji CD-RWs.
In both easy Cd creator platinum and Nero 5.5, they say there is no medium in the drive, or that it's not ready. I have 150D firmware which I got recently, have disabled all firewalls, disabled UDF filesystems as suggested, and asked around, but to no avail.
I have had only 3 successes, 2 times with MSI brand disks, and once with a Verbatim, but it either failed half way, or I couldn't read it, so was just as the same as the other blanks I have.
Everything should be installed ok, as the comp knows the drive is there, and I can open and close the lid ...
... but it also has burnt on msi disks before. The only problem was with a sound lead, which I couldn't insert onto my motherboard, but I swapped the connection from my main top drive to the cd-rw.
So, the question is, why does my system have such a job reading blank media???
Thanks for any help, and I'm sure that some other people have had this problem.