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DVD burning problems

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by dannyyoung, Oct 27, 2008.

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  1. dannyyoung

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    I have always had trouble finding a consistent brand of DVD RW that always works in my laptop. I have an HP Pavilion zd8213ea, and I burn using Nero. For example I need to clear hard disk space so gathered around 4GB of music files that I wanted to archive and store on DVD. I burnt these using Nero and the process seemed to go perfectly well, the data was validated and the disc popped out. I burnt this data to a Philips DVD+R. However when I put the DVD disc back into the machine, it isn't recognised in the D: drive.

    Is this a common problem? I need to clear hard disk space so need an effective backup solution and as I have a DVD writer I'd like to use that as often as possible!

    Thanks for reading
     
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    dannyyoung Thread Starter

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    Hi just wanted to bump this up, because I am wondering is it usual to have to go through a trial and error process when finding the right DVD RW's to use? The same for CDRW's?

    I just don't want to keep buying different brands if they don't work, but am totally confused that Nero said all was OK and now my drive won't recognise the disc when I put it back in?
     
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    Hmm I am wondering is this a stupid question, over 40 hits but no ideas? Or is it a common problem?

    I have found a batch of CD-R disks that seem to work every time. Would it be correct to assume that the same branded DVD-R disks (as opposed to DVD+R) will also work?

    Confused.... :confused:
     
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