DVD Writing problem with XP Home edition

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windyf1

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Hi,
can anyone out there help me, I have a sony vaio laptop and pc, the pc has a dvd writer/cd combo and the laptop just has dvd/cd unit. I have never tried to write to dvd until the weekend and I just can`t do it it when I put in a dvd movie it works, i can play and write to cd but can`t write to any format of dvd, in fact if I put a blank dvd in the drive it shows up for about three seconds then gose back to a cd in the drive with no space on it. I have tried different software, drag and drop and nothing the drive is either unacessable or wrong type of disc inserted. I have tried different types of disc and still the same. So in frustration I have purchased a freecom external dvd +/- drive hooked it up to desktop and got same problem, then tried on laptop and again the same which makes me think its a windows problem/setting. Please can anybody help I just don`t understand is there a setting I am missing or is it just ME!
I am running XP Home edition on both pc`s service pack 2 and Norton Internet security and System works.
PLEASE HELP
Lee.
 
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are u using dvd decrypter
if not u need to to copy dvds and the best burning software i have found is clone dvd u can download these from limewire
 
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XP does not support burning DVDs natively as part of the operating system, only works for burning CDs.
You need to use Nero or similar to be able to burn to a DVD.
 

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flipperau said:
are u using dvd decrypter
if not u need to to copy dvds and the best burning software i have found is clone dvd u can download these from limewire

Before posting again, I'd suggest that you review the forum rules regarding P2P programs.
 

windyf1

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Hi,
I am using (trying to use) the following software Nero 5, Roxio easy media creator Basic & Easy DVD Burner and nothing works, I have exchanged the unit today still same problems and like I said my inbuilt dvd burner in my sony has the same problem, Is it the Sony`s ? CD writing works fine on all drives, so does playback of DVD`s and CD`s so whats going on ?????????????
I must add that I am not trying to clone DVD`s just trying to make my own.
 
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