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You may need to go through control panel, hardware device manager to enable or reinstall that dvd

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DVD LightScribe R/RW drive not recognized by OS on HP Pavilion D4100Y 32 bit Windows XP


Hi Bob.

You will have to take the side panel off the computer and check that the power cable is connected to the DVD/RW, if it is and you have no LED indicators or the tray won't open it is a strong possibility that that the drive itself has failed and you will need to replace it with a new one. Optical drives are very cheap these days not costing much over 20 dollars or 10 pounds. DVD optical drives are plug and play so the operating system will already have the drivers preinstalled.






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I have a Pioneer DVD-RW DVR-K16RS player in my computer and when I go to burn a DVD it comes up error 21 disc unwriterable and i have tried all discs and i use the Shrink programme


plz try by reinstalling the burning software, if the problem persists then check your data cable.if the problem is not solved then you try with a new rom

Jul 22, 2008 | Pioneer PC Desktops

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Dvd+rw nd-2100ad no disk in drive error


Can you see DVD-RW drives indicator busy when you insert that disk for a long time? if so, your drive may not going to read that disk. If it is in case of CD disk, sometimes DVD-RW just can't read it while very old CD-ROM can read! If this happens in case of other CD/DVD witch is readable by other DVD-RW, You may just try to clean the lens of your drive.

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Acer Desk Top-DVD/RW-No Function,Virus in system,antivirus to be loaded.Data Backup & Formatting,reloading all software.


Your PC is virus infected. Although you can install anti virus and run update for your protection but still the antivirus software can't be installed. Since pop up notice tells you to back up files for reformatting, then you need to transfer all data to drive D. If your formatting is on drive C, your files on the other drive willnot be deleted as long as you have to reformat the drive for your OS,.
Install first antivirus after the formatting and update your virus protector. After that you can transfer and install some of components in your system.
Most of the times viruses destroys your CD ROM drive and other systems.
Hope this will help you.
Enjoy.

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My pc will boot then immediately shut down. I did


Start-up in "Safe Mode".
Connect an external disk-drive.
Backup all your E-mail & contacts & files & music.
Confirm that the backup is "good".
Reinstall Windows.
Reinstall your anti-virus software.
Reload from your backup.

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When in ''MY COMPUTER'' - CD Drive (E:) was droped into DVD-RW (D:


Try uninstalling the drivers in device manager, shut down, reboot and Windows should find both devices, it might ask for your windows disk to install drivers or search online to install them

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Hp invent p dvd940i does not see dvd disk


1. check your system meets the requirements for your device:
• Minimum system requirements: 800 MHz Intel® Pentium® III
processor or equivalent, 1.6 GHz Intel® Pentium® IV processor or
equivalent recommended (Actual drive performance depends on PC
configuration)
• 128 MB RAM (256 MB RAM recommended for video editing)
• 1024 x 768 video resolution with a minimum of 16-bit color required
for DVD authoring and editing
• Video capture: IEEE 1394 interface or analog video capture device
required
• Minimum hard disk space requirements: 1 GB free for included
software installation, 10 GB free for DVD video disc creation (18 GB
free for double layer). Internet connectivity recommended for software
updates
• Operating system compatibility: Microsoft Windows XP/2000
Professional SP4, Windows XP Professional x64 edition, and
Windows Server 2003
2. Have you install the sowftware that came with your device?
3. is your system recognizing the hard drive (go to start>run>type devmgmt.msc and press enter> and look under cd/dvd rom drives... is your device listed? is it showing with a ? unknown device or a ! next to it's name?
a. if the device is not listed chances are you didn't set up the jumper correcly when installing the device or the device may not be powered or there's an issue with the data cable connectd to the device and the motherboard, check your physical setup.
4. check the removable media is in fact compatible with your drive: this is the compatibility list
• Device write media compatibility: CD-R, CD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+R DL,
DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RW, LightScribe CD-R,
LightScribe DVD+R, LightScribe DVD-R, 4.7 GB single-sided/9.4 GB
double-sided DVD-RAM (2.6 GB single-sided/5.2 GB double-sided
media not supported)
• Device read media compatibility: DVD-ROM, DVD+R, DVD+R DL,
DVD+RW, DVD-R, DVD-R DL, DVD-RW, DVD-Video, 4.7 GB
single-sided/9.4 GB double-sided DVD-RAM (2.6 GB
single-sided/5.2 GB double-sided media not supported), CD-R,
CD-RW, CD-DA, CD Extra, CD-ROM (Mode 1 - Yellow Book),
CD-ROM/XA & CD-I Ready (Mode 2/Form 2 – Green Book),
Photo-CD (single and multi-session), VCD, CD-Text

data taken from http://h20426.www2.hp.com/product/opticaldevices/sg/en/pdf/dvd940i_dataSheet.pdf

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Cannot copy files to DVD disks


First of all you should have the recording tab ON. Have you tried burning using Nero instead of dragging and dropping? This may solve the problem.

However, if you prefer to drag and drop, try setting the write speed to a slower setting, even if the dvd burner has faster write capabilities.

1. I do not think it is a hardware issue.

2. You can try replacing the IDE cable, but if you can read the contents of the disk it does not suggest a communication issue between the drive and mobo.

3. I do not think that the burning software is to blame, when you drag and drop you are actually using a windows based burning software that is installed with the operating system.

4. set up your files to burn through nero, let the software do the work.

I had the same issue with my dvd burner, although slightly different error messages, solved it by using nero instead.

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Cannot copy files to DVD disks


when i try to copy and paste file to DVD, through windows, a message appear says"windows encountered a problem when trying to copy this file." i dont know why, could someone help?
i'm upset now. :(

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