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Dvd Drive Won't Burn Dvds.


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#1 compunerd

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Posted 21 July 2008 - 04:13 PM

Hi All.

I'm trying to burn some DVDs. I have several software apps for burning DVDs but none of them work.
I have a Sony DVD drive that I Bought 6 months ago so there should be nothing wrong with the drive itself. Any ideas?

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Posted 21 July 2008 - 04:35 PM

Some things you can try:
  • If you recently installed some burning software, uninstall it.
  • 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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#3 compunerd

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Posted 22 July 2008 - 08:58 AM

Some things you can try:

  • If you recently installed some burning software, uninstall it.
  • 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).


Hey Budapest,

Thanx for your help! I only needed to do steps 2 & 3 and now it works. It was showing up on Device Mgr as "CD rom drive". Now, It says "Sony DVD R DRU-840 SS01" like it should. Thanx again! I gotten so much help out of this forum.




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