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DVD Burner not see blank disk

When I attempt to burn a DVD the drive is not seeing the blank disk. It tells me to put in blank disk.

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  • rjprow Sep 16, 2008

    1. I'm using Roxio, Nero, and DVD Shrink.



    2. It has worked in the past.



    3. I've tried many blank disks.



    4. I have no problem burning audio CD's



    Thanks jb94

  • jb94 May 11, 2010

    Which software are you using to burn the DVD?

    Has it worked properly before?

    Have you tried using a different blank disk?

    Does the drive read disks (ie DVD movies, CD-ROMs) okay?

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6. On the Edit menu, click Delete.

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