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Blank Dvd Not Recognised


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#1 theroon

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Posted 17 May 2006 - 05:51 AM

Hello all,
First post so be gentle with me!

I recently bought a laptop from dell. It was only a cheap one- inspiron 1300 (dvdx8), but that's fine because I don't need it for anything too advanced. Anyway, I copied a dvd using riolox(sp??). This took about 30 minutes which i'm led to believe it ok. When it had copied, i was asked to put a blank disc in the drive. I did this- it was a sony x8 disc. When i closed the drive the same message appeared even though i had put the disc in. Do i need to put a different disc in, should i download nero instead?? I'm a complete computer dummy so any simple, clear advice would be greatly appreciated.

thanks in advance.

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Posted 17 May 2006 - 05:55 AM

Are you sure the laptop can record dvds? does it say dvdr/rw on the side of the computer where you put in the dvd.

Sometimes they can only plat DVDs..

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Posted 17 May 2006 - 06:02 AM

Are you sure the laptop can record dvds? does it say dvdr/rw on the side of the computer where you put in the dvd.

Sometimes they can only plat DVDs..



yes, it can,.I've just been talking to somebody and he thinks that maybe roxio is not the best pragramme to use. He has suggested clonedvd-- anybody thing this could be a solution?

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Posted 17 May 2006 - 07:16 AM

Hi theroon.
I think it may be more likely it's the media you're trying to burn to.
Are you using regular DVD-R's?
Looking at the specs indicates the drive is an NEC ND-6650A slim 8x DVD+/-RW.
If that's the case, you'll need DVD-RW's. Another brand is also worth trying.
Just a word of caution but uninstall your existing burner software (roxio) before you install a new one.
They sometimes conflict, especially when it comes to Roxio and Nero.

Edited by HitSquad, 17 May 2006 - 07:30 AM.


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Posted 17 May 2006 - 07:35 AM

Hi theroon.
I think it may be more likely it's the media you're trying to burn to.
Are you using regular DVD-R's?
Looking at the specs indicates the drive is an NEC ND-6650A slim 8x DVD+/-RW.
If that's the case, you'll need DVD-RW's. Another brand is also worth trying.
Just a word of caution but uninstall your existing burner software (roxio) before you install a new one.
They sometimes conflict, especially when it comes to Roxio and Nero.



thanks very much for the tip mate.




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