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Writing to a DVD +R

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by mikdread, Feb 22, 2013.

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  1. mikdread

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    I am trying to copy some video clips from my hard drive to a new blank DVD(+R) for a friend. However, using the Windows 7 operating system, it won't recognise any of the discs and fails while formatting. At first I put a new disc into the drive and then 'right click' on the video file and send to the E:/DVD drive. It then writes the file to a sub menu and highlights that a file is ready to write to the DVD.
    I then click to 'burn' the file to the DVD, and a notice comes up saying 'Please insert blank disc' or it starts writing and just before finishing it says 'Error writing to disc'. It gives me three options to write again to a new disc. I am now on the 7th disc and the others are unusable.

    What is going on and why won't it do this simple task?

    I am using an ASUS A54C laptop with Windows 7 64 bit premium loaded. The blank discs are standard 'Datawrite' DVD+R 4.7GB single layer discs. I have also tried other discs including -RW, +RW and Dual layered , all of which are now unusable.

    Regards
    Michael
     
  2. techmaster85

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    Are you sure that the DVD drive is a burner? Also, you might look into a program called CDBurnerXP..that is better than the standard windows burner program imo
     
  3. mikdread

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    Yes it is a DVD RW DL. The laptop is only 8 month's old. Where do I get CDBurner XP?
     
  4. rainforest123

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    If the DVD burner is an external drive, please provide the brand, model # model #.

    If it is internal:
    Open "computer"
    RIGHT click the drive
    Left click "properties"
    Left click the "hardware" tab
    Provide a screen shot
    Go the the "recording" tab
    Is your drive selected?

    For a screen shot, you can create 1 manually [ using Paint ], or
    Use W7's snipping tool, or follow the instructions, below
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Use-Snipping-Tool-to-capture-screen-shots

    or
    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/how-to-use-the-windows-snipping-tool/

    screenshot

    On your keyboard, look for a key labeled "print screen" OR "PrtSc" OR "PRN SCN" or some variation.
    When you want to capture that which is displayed, press the print screen button.
    Open Paint [ start > programs / all programs > accessories > paint [ rarely MS Paint]
    Maximize Paint
    left click "edit"
    Left click "paste"
    file > save as.
    Save the file to any location of your choice.
    File name: your choice, for example: "filename"
    save as type: left click down pointing arrow. Left click jpg / jpeg
    Left click "save" / "ok".

    The file name has now been saved as filename.jpg [ or filename.jpeg ].


    Return to the thread.
    Left click "go advanced".

    Left click "manage attachments"
    left click "browse"
    browse to the location, on your computer, where you saved "filename.jpg"
    Left click filename.jpg
    left click "open"
    left click Upload"
    close window of upload screen after the file has been uploaded.

    enter text into the reply area.
    left click "submit"


    RF123
     
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    Try using a totally free program called burnaware.its very easy to use and very fast at burning. i have it in all of my computers that can read and burn cds/ dvds.it works on xp and windows 7.
     
  8. Elvandil

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    And don't format the disks before using them.
     
  9. mikdread

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    I have attached the pictures showing the drive properties.
     

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    Still can't record a DVD. C'mon people help me out!
    ASUS A54C, DVD burner, Windows 7 Premium, 500 GB HDD, 4 GB RAM, Broken keyboard*, 9 months old. (*liquor spill)
     
  13. mikdread

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    Still can't record a DVD. C'mon people help me out!
    ASUS A54C, DVD burner, Windows 7 Premium, 500 GB HDD, 4 GB RAM, Broken keyboard*, 9 months old. (*liquor spill)
     
  14. huggie54

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    you have probably told us the answer(broken keyboard/liquer spill) the DVD driver is under the keyboard and is more than likely to have suffered the liquid damage
     
  15. SUEOHIO

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    More than likely in addition to replacing the keyboard the cd/dvd drive will also need replaced. when things get spilled in a laptop at least theres no telling what other damage has been caused.
     
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