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DVD drive write problem

I have a Dell Inspiron 630m and the NEC ND-6650A DVD RW Dual Layer Burner disc drive has just stopped allowing me to record. I get the message that the disc is Read Only when inserted. I have tried different discs type and make fresh out of the pack all of which worked ok before this problem. Windows says that the driver is current.
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First try cleaning the DVD drive lense. If it does not help then
Try system restore to restore your computer to a previous date.
For that click
Start- Programs -> Accessories -> System Tools -> System Restore.
Click Restore my computer to an earlier time and click Next.
Select a date from the calender( select a date when it used to work) and click Next twice.
Windows will automatically restart when restoration is done

When windows starts again try to burn disc. If the same problem remains then the DVDRW drive may have some problem.

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