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DVD+RW Not recognized as a writable drive

Burning with a CD-R is not a problem for me. No issues whatsoever. However, inserting a DVD+R gets me nothing. The drive will read it as a DVD-ROM. When I load the DVD, it gives me the option of opening a recordable folder. When I try to send a file to the folder (via right click-send to E:) I get an error message: Unable to copy file with the options of retry, skip, cancel. If I try to send the files to a writable folder prior to inserting a DVD+R, the files show up in the E: as "waiting to be written." However, when I put the DVD+R into the drive, the files disappear and the recording session is no longer an option! This is extremely frustrating!! I pulled the drive out of the case and found this S/N: 34F12775111 I'm not sure what else to try at this point. Any ideas? I hope so! Thanks in advance!!

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Re: DVD+RW Not recognized as a writable drive

There could be a few things going wrong here, firstly when you send a file using Windows poor inbuilt writing programme, i think you need to use a re writable disc, although i could be wrong, but thats worth a try. Also go to My computer, right click on your dvd drive and go to properties, then along the top row of tabs, the end one should say 'Recording', click on the tab and make sue that 'Enable CD recording on this drive' is ticked, and just below make sure that the dvd you use is showing in the drop down window. Finally if you still have trouble, my advice would be to use a dedicated programme for writing to cd and dvd for example Nero burning Rom or Nero 7 being the later version. In this nero you use your drive as a 'floppy type' drive, where you right click on file and send to and it writes straight to the disk and also enables you to change the file or delete, unlike windows programme.

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Recording/burning to disc

I searched your system and it shows a CD/DVD/RW.
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My computer recognizes my burner, but only as a CD drive and not re-writable. how do i get it to see it so i can burn data CDs

This is depending on wha tprogram you are using, not really on the computer.

You need to "tell" the program that disk is re-writable, and disk must-be re-writable, or computer will reject it. Re-writable disks are marked as such.

I would suggest searching google for "free cd/dvd burner" and you will have several thousand entries, as you did not provided me what is your operating system, I cannot advice what I would recommend.

On my windows system I am using few different burn programes, maybe one will suits you, this one is which I am using most often:

Of course you can go for example to this site and select whatever burning programe takes your fancy, I would suggest download several and then delete these which you do not like.

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Will this burner work on dual layer discs?

Pioneer has released Firmware for the DVR-107D DVD Writer and DVR-A07XLA & XLB DVD Writer. This release # is 1.18.
(a ZIP file download, but uncompresses to an .EXE, as does site download. I can't uncompress the EXEs with Stuffit (standard) Expander v7.0x here, but Scott said he used version 8.0.2 )
Looks like we are getting closer to Dual Layer Support:
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  • +R Writability Improvement
  • DVD-RAM Playability Improvement
  • CD Playability Improvement
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Computer does not recognize it as a CD RW drive

When you try to write data to an optical disc, you may experience any of the following symptoms:

* You receive various disc write error messages.
* You experience issues with the drive and the built-in recording feature of Windows XP.
* You experience issues with third-party programs that you use to write data to the disc.
* You cannot read the disc in all versions of Windows.
* You cannot read the disc, or some files on the disk, by using an MP3 player.
* When you add files or folders to a disc that already contains data, some files are lost.
* Recording files to the disc is inconsistent.
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If you experience one of the following errors, follow the appropriate steps to resolve the error.

* There is no disc in the drive. Please insert a writable CD into drive.
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This error message can occur because individual files cannot be deleted from the CD-RW. You cannot use the CD disc recording feature of Windows XP for random-access storage while you are writing to disc.

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I just bought a used Pioneer DVR-107D DVD±RW Burner from someone on EBay. I installed it into my computer, and it recognises DVDs and CDs, but it won't burn DVD-Rs properly, or DVD+Rs at all. Whenever...

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