Solved: DVD rom probs

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kezza900

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Ive recently got a new pc, it has a combo drive, which states it is cd/cdr/cdrw/dvd compatible, although it says dvd rom, whenever i try to burn to dvd, it will not work, as it is not recognising any type of DVD disks that are in the drive? im totally confused now .. anyone help.. would be very grateful, thanks in advance !! (running windows xp home edt)
 
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With WinXP you need additional software for DVD burning. Did the drive come with any software like Nero or something else?
 

kezza900

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yes it came with nero burning rom installed, but i had problems with it so uninstalled it, today i bought another burning prog, called magix movies on cd & dvd, but still got this problem
 

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What's the make and model of your drive, sounds like you got a DVD reader not burner.
 
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I agree. I missed the DVD ROM part. You do not have a DVD burner, although you should be able to view pre-recorded DVD's like movies.
 

kezza900

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ok, in that case a person working in pc world who told me otherwise, even when i went back in there today and queried it, is gonna have a lot to explain, but thanks, it explains a lot. Shame the pc world staff dont know what they're on about lol :)
 
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