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Solved: "DVD burner not found" (Windows DVD Maker)

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by spam-man, Jan 8, 2012.

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  1. spam-man

    spam-man Thread Starter

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    I have opened Windows DVD Maker and added a .wmv file to burn onto DVD. Everything work and is set to go but the software hasn't picked up a DVD burner on my system.

    I have burned DVD data discs and have also copied existing DVDs using the Roxio Easy CD & DVD Burning software on the machine, so I know the hardware is working! The Roxio software sadly doesn't allow me burn DVDs from files on my computer, which Windows DVD Maker does (or at least should, if I could get it to pick up the DVD burner!).

    Does anyone have any suggestions?

    With thanks
    Mark

    P.S. The DVD burner is a HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GA31N ATA Device
     
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    spam-man Thread Starter

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    Many thanks To Elvandil who has solved this problem here: www.techguy.org/896890

    I am using a USB Modem (connecting to the '3' Mobile Phone network) - for some reason, the USB Modem gets picked up in Device Manager as a CD/DVD ROM drive, and this is what was causing the issue!

    I simply unplugged the modem, and restarted Windows DVD Maker, and it found my DVD burner straight away :)

    Many thanks Elvandil for some great diagnostics!

    Mark
     
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