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Problems With Burning Dvds.

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#1 fireflame88


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Posted 28 December 2007 - 04:56 AM

I know this may sound silly. But im actually havin problems with burning a dvd. Im using window Xp and a samsung dvd writer.
Well ive been tryin to burn dvds but it doesnt work. I try to burn manually by goin to my computers and clicking on the cd-com drive.
But it doesnt work. I try to use the program, nero but also failed. I was wondering what the problem could be. Could it be because my cd-com is malfunctioning already? Thanks for the help.

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Posted 28 December 2007 - 08:32 AM

Check Event Viewer for related data reflecting errors, What is the Event Viewer, and Should I Care - Ask Leo! - http://ask-leo.com/what_is_the_event_viewe...uld_i_care.html

What version of Nero are you using?

Do you have any other indications that something may be wrong with your "cd-com"? I hope that you meant your DVD-burner :thumbsup:.

What model Samsung burner is it, please?


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Posted 28 December 2007 - 11:31 AM

What kind of drive is this, SATA or IDE?

If it is an IDE how do you have it connected, is it sharing a IDE cable with another device with both jumpers set properly?

Does the drive show up in the device manager without any yellow notations?

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#4 fireflame88

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Posted 28 December 2007 - 09:29 PM

im using nero 7 essential.

I cant remember the model already. But the thing is i still can write normal cds with it. i can still create normal cd-r with it. i just cant use it to burn dvds or raed those that ive burn before.

Whereas izzit SATA or IDE. im not sure. Im not very tech savvy. Im quite bad at computers actually. Tink i need to go for classes or sth.

Thanks for your guys help btw.

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Posted 29 December 2007 - 04:54 AM

Some things you can try:
  • Reinstall Nero.
  • Use the fix given on this Microsoft page.
  • Clean the laser using one of those drive cleaning kits.
  • Open the Device Manager (Start > Run > type "devmgmt.msc"). Locate the CD/DVD drive, right click on it and select "Uninstall". After it has uninstalled reboot the computer (it will be automatically reinstalled).

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