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Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by msbaldwin43, Jul 23, 2005.

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  1. msbaldwin43

    msbaldwin43 Thread Starter

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    I have a Compaq pressario2100 laptop using XP. I use Roxio CD/DVD easy creator. When I try to create a Dats DVD I get a message that "no supported DVD- Recorders were detected on your system. What do I need to do? I know I have a CD/DVD drive on here.
     
  2. Cookiegal

    Cookiegal Administrator Malware Specialist Coordinator

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    Hi and welcome to TSG,

    I have split your post off into your own thread. It's not good to tack onto an existing thread as it's confusing trying to help more than one person at a time.

    Please continue replying here. I'm sure someone will be along to help soon.
     
  3. ~Candy~

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    Hi and welcome. Basic specs for the laptop as follows:

    Basic specs for HP Compaq Presario 2100 series
    Processor-- Intel Pentium 4-M (2.4 GHz)
    RAM installed-- 512 MB DDR SDRAM
    Hard drive-- 60 GB IDE Internal
    CD / DVD type-- CD-RW / DVD-ROM
    Removable storage type-- None
    Input device-- Keyboard, Touchpad
    Weight-- 8 lbs
    Dimensions (W x D x H)-- 13 in x 10.8 in x 1.6 in
    Display-- 15 in TFT active matrix
    Max resolution-- 1024 x 768
    Video output-- AGP 4x
    Audio output-- Sound card
    Networking type-- Network adapter
    Modem-- 56 Kbps Fax / modem Integrated
    Battery installed-- 1 Lithium ion
    Mfr estimated battery life-- 3 hour(s)
    OS provided-- Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
    Service & support type-- 1 year warranty




    Did you order a DVD burner upgrade?
     
  4. msbaldwin43

    msbaldwin43 Thread Starter

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    I checked there is no upgrade available. I don't see the specs that I listed for my CD/DVD driver. Here they are. My question is why the DVD is not recognized by my computer. My drive doesn't recognize that a DVD has
    been inserted. I have never been able to burn A DVD especially when it isn't
    even recognized. This is the information I have about my DVD drive:
    I have Windows XP. On CD/DVD drive it
    says HL-DT-ST RW/DVD GCC-4241N
    I also click on properties Where is says DVD/CD-ROM drives , Manufacturer
    (Standard CD-ROM drives)
    Location 0 ()) Device usage: Use this device (enable) DVD region is set
    for United States Driver Prvidor Microsoft Date 7/1/2001, Version
    5.1.2535.0Digital Signer Microsoft Windows Publisher Driver File details
    C:\\Windows\system32\storprop.dll is highlighted File version 5.1.2600.2180
    (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)
    Sue Baldwin
     
  5. ~Candy~

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    It's not a DVD burner...however, with the correct DVD software installed, it should play a DVD movie.


    DVD-ROM drive HL-DT-ST RW/DVD GCC-4241N (combo)
    DVD-ROM drive speed 8X
    CD-ROM drive HL-DT-ST RW/DVD GCC-4241N (combo)
    CD-ROM drive speed 24X
    CD-R/RW drive HL-DT-ST RW/DVD GCC-4241N (combo)


    http://reviews.zdnet.co.uk/hardware/notebooks/0,39023984,10005850,00.htm

    Dell uses the same brand/model.
     
  6. DoubleHelix

    DoubleHelix Banned

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    You can download InterVideo WinDVD software from HP's web site for your computer model. Then you can play DVD movies.
     
  7. Mulderator

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    Your only option is to buy a PCMCIA USB 2.0 card and an external DVD burner (using your 1.1 is way too slow).
     
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  9. msbaldwin43

    msbaldwin43 Thread Starter

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    Can't afford that right now displaced worker with only part time school jobs. Thanks, I will save this for future reference. Sue
     
  10. Delos

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    yeah when they advertise they usually say dvd/cd burner thinking it does both... but it's just a cd burner.. anyways wish you luck...
     
  11. msbaldwin43

    msbaldwin43 Thread Starter

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    What gets me is that the computer came with ROXIO installed and it has software for burning DVD's. Sue
     
  12. ~Candy~

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    What DVD burning software came with it?

    Roxio can burn cds. I'm not sure if it does DVDs as well.
     
  13. DoubleHelix

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    The new version of Roxio supports DVD burning. Of course a manufacturer is going to include the latest version of the software.
     
  14. ~Candy~

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    Thanks DH, wasn't sure about that even though I have a copy, I don't have it installed :)
     
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