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DVD's aren't recognised as recordable.

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by Shelly020, Jun 20, 2007.

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  1. Shelly020

    Shelly020 Thread Starter

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    Hi, I have a Toshiba Equium laptop with Windows Vista. Up until last week it has been able to burn DVD's no problem, but now when I try burning anything to DVD an error comes up saying that the DVD in the drive is not a recordable disc. I know they are as I've used them previously and they worked fine and I've also bought different types of DVD and it still says the same thing. Last week i was going to burn a DVD and the blank Disc I inserted didn't automatically come up with the little wizard thing and I was impatient and went in to My computer and clicked the DVD drive part to open the disc that way and when I did it said something about formatting the disk or the drive... im not sure which. I thought I cancelled it, but i'm not sure now, and it's since then that it says all my DVDs are not recordable. Any help in trying to resolve what I've done would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
     
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    Try uninstalling the DVD in Device Manager and rebooting the machine and let Windows discover it again. If that doesn't do it, please download Nero Info Tool and post a screen shot of the Drive tab here.

    To post a screen shot of the active window, hold the Alt key and press the PrtScn key. Open the Windows PAINT application and Paste the screen shot. You can then use PAINT to trim to suit, and save it as a JPG format file. To upload it to TSG, open the full reply window and use the Manage Attachments button to upload it here.
     
  3. Shelly020

    Shelly020 Thread Starter

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    Thanks for your reply. I tried uninstalling it and it still says the same thing when i try to burn a disc. I hope I got this bit right...

    Thanks again for your help.
     

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    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Well, the drive appears to be at least recognized as a writer. Try one of these free burning applications and see if it's something about your burning application.

    [1] http://www.cdburnerxp.se/ Windows 98 and later, 11.02 MB
    [2] http://www.deepburner.com/ Windows 98 and later, 2.60 MB
    [3] http://www.burrrn.net/ Windows 98 and later, 2.02 MB
    [4] http://isorecorder.alexfeinman.com/CreateCD.htm Windows XP and 2003, 63 KB
    [5] http://www.commandburner.com/ Windows NT and later, 2.71 MB
    [6] http://www.imgburn.com/ Windows 98 and later, 860 KB
    [7] http://isorecorder.alexfeinman.com/isorecorder.htm Windows XP and 2003 (64-bit available), 320 KB
     
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