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27-Jun-2008, 08:16 AM #1
Solved: Computer Will Not Recognize My DVD Burner?
Hello. I am really stumped right now. I have a computer that I have been trying to burn dvd's in, and i keep receiving errors, no matter what program I use. It is only showing that I have two cd-rom drives. I thought maybe the drive was bad, so I put a new dvd-burner in, and it still won't recognize the drive, it still shows as a cd-rom? I can burn cd's just fine. I am running Windows XP Home. Let me know if there is anything else that you need, and I will let you know. I need help as soon as possible... THANK YOU!
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27-Jun-2008, 08:20 AM #2
got all you updates for Windows?
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27-Jun-2008, 08:23 AM #3
Does it play any DVDs?
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27-Jun-2008, 08:55 AM #4
I have All Windows Updates (including SP3)? It will Play DVD's too, but does not recognize any burnable DVD's. When I try to use Nero 7, you can choose if you want to burn a cd/dvd and it will not let me change it to DVD?
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27-Jun-2008, 09:04 AM #5
Try using different make of DVDs

Are you sure you bought a DVD writer drive?

IIf you have Nero there is a Info Tool you can use to scan and it will tell you what you have for drives on your PC

If you cannot find it you can go here
http://www.nero.com/enu/support-nero...utilities.html
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27-Jun-2008, 09:20 AM #6
Yup, I am positive that it is a dvd-burner. I have tried several brands of dvd's and none work. At this point I am convinced that it is the computer, and not the drive, since I have tried two different dvd-burners. I am trying to copy a dvd right now and see if i get anywhere, I will update when I am finished. I don't understand why in "my computer" it calls both drives cd-rom(s) when one is a burner, and the other is a cd-rom? Could there be a setting that I am missing? Oh, I have also tried a Windows XP repair install.... Thanks...
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27-Jun-2008, 09:21 AM #7
Thanks Megabite I think I am going to try that and see if it will tell me that I have a burner....
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27-Jun-2008, 09:23 AM #8
Put the DVD burner on only and put it on as Master
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27-Jun-2008, 09:50 AM #9
I am going to remove the cd-rom drive and see what happens. I WAS able to successfully copy the dvd, but it still won't burn normally?
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27-Jun-2008, 10:13 AM #10
I removed the cd-rom drive and it DOES recognize the drive as a DVD-RW now!? I am still unable to burn pictures and data to dvd? Wow am I stumped as to what is wrong now?
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27-Jun-2008, 10:44 AM #11
One of my posts, did not post. It should be before my last two posts. I WAS able to copy a dvd successfully. But i still cannot burn data or pictures to a dvd? that is why I am so stumped. I am going to restart again and try a different program. I will update when I am done. I want to Thank everyone for their help so far, it is greatly appreciated.!
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27-Jun-2008, 11:33 AM #12
Uninstall all burning software you have and restart then reinstall the burning software you want to use. But just the one burning software for now.
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28-Jun-2008, 09:10 AM #13
I uninstalled the burning software, and reinstalled it. Still Won't Burn! I don't know what to do with this stupid thing!
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28-Jun-2008, 01:41 PM #14
Okay, I am marking this thread, solved. This is why: I called and talked to Microsoft's technical support for Microsoft Digital Imaging Suite 2006 and they told me that I could not burn to cd/dvd because the registry files are corrupt and cannot be repaired. The only way to be able to burn to a cd/dvd is if I format the hard drive and reinstall the operating system, otherwise I will have to burn from a different program. That is Microsoft for you....aarrgghh. Anyway, I really appreciate all of you help Megabite, Thanks A Lot!!
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