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How do i install a new dvd burner on to my computer to allow me to burn from one drive to another

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If you are referring to the overall act of getting the hardware and installing it, you generally remove the appropriate drive bay cover where you want the burner to get installed, put it in, and line it up evenly. There should be two small screw holes on each side of the burner, and you will need to line these up with either the holes or slots on the side of the drive bay and place screws in them in order to hold the burner in place. For an IDE connection, you will need the IDE cable where you have the capability to connect two devices together and into the motherboard. One drive will connect to the end of the cable and one to the center. You will also need to connect a power connector from the power supply to the burner. There should be a male connection on the back of the burner. Usually you will set your jumpers where one player is the master and one is the slave, but in my experience I just set them both as masters. I have never had a problem doing this. Sometimes you will need to install the software drivers that come with the burner, but if you have a newer operating system, it should auto detect without you having to do more. Other than that, you just need good burning software.

Posted on Oct 01, 2008

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Burn cds


Hi first thing go to

start
control panel
printers and other hardware
system (on left side)
hardware
device manager
DVD / CD rom drives


does it show up as a burner? DVD-RW or CD-RW
if not it may have a wrong driver installed If windows does not recognize it as a burner it will never work untill you get past the driver issue.

If the correct driver is installed
should be pretty simple there are many ways to burn
right click on a file and select SEND TO and send it to your burner usually drive D add all your files then select BURN FILES

or if they are media files you can use Windows Media Player

if all else fails track down a copy of Nero burning rom software or Roxio easy media creator.

Finally having said all that are you using the correct media?
if you try to burn files using a DVD on a non DVD burner it won't work.

also older burners were finicky and you had to watch your + and -'s

meaning if a DVD-R isn't working then try a DVD+R

if its an older burner you may consider upgrading it, a DVD burner can be bought on ebay or newegg for about $50 and its only a 2 cable install so its not to hard.

Another more extreme solution is to save all your files which you should be keeping in the "my documents" folder and do a system restore. (requires the factory restore disks)

This is very time intensive and can be VERY tricky but if the computer has been running for 3 plus years and is running slow it could probably use a fresh start and anything that has been corrupted over the years gets wiped away.

Hope that helps



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then u will need to install softwares like NERO or ROXIO on ur computer

first chk, i thnk it mite be already installed on ur computer.

use them and u will be able to burn DVD's

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NOT SRE WHAT THE PROBLEM IS NEED TO BURN DVD FROM ANOTHER DVD AND


Before you decide to burn a DVD, it is important to know what kind of DVD you would like to burn. The type of DVD will usually determine the process you use to go about burning. The three most common types of DVDs to burn are Data DVD's, Multimedia Files to a DVD and making a copy and burning a commercial DVD. The burning process will be determined by the type of data you want to burn. You could do three possible actions:
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  2. Burn Multimedia Files to a DVD
  3. Copy and Burn a Commercial DVD
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we may need more details but you can try this for now

1. are you sure you have a cd writer or a dvd writer (writer = burner)--- check the front edge of your cd/dvd unit and look for words like "writer" "burner" or writeable next to the word dvd or compact disc... keep in mind not all cd/dvd writer can write (burn) cd or dvds, some may burn cd but not dvds.

2. is your cd/dvd unit compatible with the media (cd or dvd blank disk) you are trying to use.. depending your cd/dvd especifications your dvd/cd drive is compatible with certain types of cd or dvds that are writeable.

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4. are you trying to burn a dvd in a corporate computer.?? as a user (not an administrator) of your corporate computer you may not have priviledges that will allow them to burn dvd/cd's even you your drive and your media are compatible.

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the error that you get
the brand and model of the computer you're using
the type of media you're using

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