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Solved: dvd burner wont work

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Aidan-1, Dec 1, 2011.

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  1. Aidan-1

    Aidan-1 Thread Starter

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    HI, my computer plays dvds and even though i have burn software, it wont burn dvds.. I have tried different discs to no avail. I get the same notice every time"no disk in drive" or "please insert a writable disk". My computer is; Windows xp Pro,Version 2002, SP3, Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.2 GHz, 1.5 GB of RAM. The dvd driver# is HL-DT-ST CDRW/DVD GCC 4482, when i check this in device manager ther is no way to enable it. Properties says its working fine, it also has a big red X above the drive #.
     
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    Hi Aidan-1, and welcome to TSG.

    I believe that the HL-DT-ST CDRW/DVD GCC 4482 can read and write CDs but can only read DVDs. It does not support burning DVDs.
     
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    Aidan-1 Thread Starter

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    Thanks cwwozniak, Do you know if I can download a suitable drive, or do I have to buy a mechanical plug in device.
     
  4. SUEOHIO

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    You cant download a cd/dvd drive. You will either have to replace the one in the computer with one that reads and burns cds/dvds or get an external one that plugs into a usb port.
     
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    Thank you Sueohio, I do believe I will go and buy a plug in drive, I am in melbourne australia.
     
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    You are welcome.I hope that solves the problem for you.
     
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