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How do I know what dvd burner I have installed in my note book...and then how do I know what blank dvd/cd will work in my pc. I am trying to do the back up recovery for application and drivers and ISO

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For DVD/CD you dont need any drivers so dont worry about recovery. Your system will detect your CD/DVD rom when next time it will reboot
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While I was trying to burn a back up recovery disk for my emachine's windows vista, emachine didn't come with one, but a program on it to install one. I was told to use 10 writeable cd's or 2 dvds, i...


The problem here is that when disk burners stopped being $400 each, the quality went way down. What's likely happening is that your burner is sucumbing to an alignment or heat-related issue. My gut feeling tells me that you should do the burn, then wait about an hour (maybe two) and do the second disk so the electronics and mechanical parts have time to cool off.

[rant] The real issue in your case is that eMachine's recovery system is an after-thought. Any well thought-out system would let you select which disk to burn or give you the option to make ISOs so you could burn them on another machine. More importantly, they should just let you do this to an 8GB USB stick and call it a day. I would avoid machine that can't be bothered to give you an easy way to recover their machines, then give you the responsibility of creating the recovery media on sub-par hardware. [/rant]

Anyway, let me know how it works out.

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Here's How:
  1. Download Free Easy CD DVD Burner and follow the on-screen directions to install the software.
    Note: Free Easy CD DVD Burner is completely free and fully functional. However, there are some accompanying programs that it asks you to install - feel free to decline those if you're not interested. Free Easy CD DVD Burner supports Windows 7, Vista, XP, and 2000.
  2. Insert a blank CD or DVD in your drive.
  3. Open the Free Easy CD DVD Burner program.
  4. Click on the Copy CD/DVD button on the tool bar at the top of the program window.
  5. Under the Action menu on the left, click the Burn an image file link.
  6. When the Select the image file that you want to burn window opens, locate and select the ISO file you wish to burn to the empty disc and then click Open.
  7. A dialog box will appear asking "Do you want to burn [your chosen ISO file]?".
    Click OK to confirm.
    The burning process will automatically begin. The time it takes to burn will depend on the size of the ISO file and the speed of both your PC and your CD or DVD burner.
  8. When the burning is complete, the CD or DVD will automatically eject from the drive. You can remove the disc and close Free Easy CD DVD Burner.
  9. If you view the contents of the disc, you might notice many files and folders. So what happened to the ISO file? Remember that the ISO file is just an image of what should be on the CD or DVD. That ISO file contained the information for all of the files you see on the disc.
Tips:
  1. You must have a CD or DVD burner to write ISO files to CDs or DVDs. You will not be able to burn ISO files if you only have a standard CD or DVD drive.
  2. Many ISO files, like some memory testing programs and password recovery tools, are intended to be booted from after they are burned.

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Cd burner makes blank cds


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I've had to re-install Nero twice due to similar problems. (lack of drive recognition, burns ab-ending etc) . You've probably already uninstalled/reinstalled the burner so I would uninstall Nero and reinstall it. Best of luck and please post back with any questions.
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I'm not sure if this will help you but read this link I'm sending. I went round and round with 3 different highend motherboards and processors and kept getting error after error, everything I read in forums, the tech guys, everybody seemed to go to my memory as the problem but low and behold I wasn't believing them and my research paid off. Maybe the intel/hp problems I was having are related to yours. The acceleration software maybe. I dont know but you might want to give it go. I was a little shocked that my brand new dvd writer intel conflict would cause the blue screen of death. sorry so long but if this helps anyone I'll be glad. Thanks, great days to all, Dave http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00001705&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&product=3422492&lang=en

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Hi there try downloading the drivers from HP site for your product for XP home edition.

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DVD-RW Name Changes When Blank DVD Inserted


p3, Did you try burning the DVD and it failed? You should try upgrading the firmware on DVD drive. http://www.samsung.com/support/productsupport/download/Model_Select.aspx?type=ODD+Products&typecode=300400&subtype=DVD+Writer&subtypecode=300405&model=TS-H552U&filetype=FM&language= Or, your just interested why Windows is calling your expensive DVD burner a measley CD Drive? Your Burner is an all-in-one.(I think) It plays(and burns) cd's and dvd's. Whatever program you use to burn has not informed Windows of its true intentions yet...Which is to burn a dvd or a cd. It doesn't know what you are burning until something tells it to. Let me know what happens. Good Luck, Tim

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