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My Emachine has a dvd burner but no program will work

I have this Powerdvd which tells me I can burn a dvd, and then when I try to click on the software, nothing happens. I paid extra for a burner that won't work

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Its not the burner, its the software, unistall powerdvd and reboot, if you use a torrent client download DVDSanta and install it, its really easy to use


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Posted on Nov 24, 2008

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