My dvd burner is burning cds normaly but i am having a problem with burning the dvds. It says that it has a problem writting to a disk. Also it says that I should clean the disk remove all fingerprints atc...
I tried several new blank discs and I get the same problem.
Anything that would lead to solve this problem will be appreciated. Thank you very much
P.s. I am using "sonic record now" version 6.5.3 I've tried older version of nero before and I had similar problem
Acer Extensa 5620 - vista o/s Built-in dvd burner will not burn DVD. No problem playing DVD or burning/reading CD. External DVD burner connected by firewire is ok. Any ideas please?
You need to check that with blank DVD's you are using compatible with your drive.Because the DVD's may work with your extranal drive but not with your builting drive. If this doen't slove the problem I would recommend using a different burning software other than "sonic record now" and "vista o/s Built-in dvd burner".
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Hi. You need to install the burning software that came with your DVD writer to make sure that you have the latest burning software compatible with your unit. If you are using older version of the burning software like Nero or PowerDVD, you need to uninstall the old version, re-start your PC and install the new software that came with your DVD burner. DVD burning is not possible using file explorer.
Unless you have one of the very latest laptops, your model laptop most likely has a DVD ROM combo drive - which allows you to play DVDs and CDs also burn CDs/
You need to give me the make and model number of your laptop for me to verify if your laptop is capable of burn DVDs.
Are you trying to burn a dvd? If so from the spec you gave in the problem description your drive will burn cds(CDRW) but will only play dvds(DVD). If it stated DVDRW then you would be able to burn DVDs as in the CDRW.
There could be several things which are causing your CD burner not to act in the way it should.
I had a similar type problem after installing Windows XP, .Service Pack 3 onto my Sony VAIO model VGN-SZ330P. The standard Windows burner kept saying there was no CD in the drive but it would play both CDs and DVDs.
I went looking for an alternative and now use IMGBURN which is a free lightweight CD / DVD / HD DVD / Blu-ray burning application . You can find it at http://www.imgburn.com/.
I also installed CDBurnerXP which is another free application to burn CDs and DVDs, including Blu-Ray and HD-DVDs. It also includes the feature to burn and create ISOs, as well as a multilanguage interface. You can find it at http://cdburnerxp.se/en/home
The above does not tell you why your burner is having problems (and they could be numerous), it will certainly get the burner doing everything you need.
Read on your optical drive. If it burns CD's it reads CD-RW. In order to burn DVD's it needs ro read DVD-RW. If it reads DVD-ROM it will only read DVD's not burn them.
A good external burner is Plextor. You can get one at Walmart, or you can check Ebay and find an internal to replace the one in your machine. They are fairly easy to replace, and you won't have a bulky external to carry around.