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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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  • Dennis Seals Feb 27, 2007

    I suppose I should add that I've tried uninstalling drivers and even updated the firmware, but to no avail. This is on a Dell system as well. I've popped the case open and inspected the connections, even disconnected and re-connected them. Still, I've had no luck!

  • Dennis Seals Feb 27, 2007

    Again, info I forgot to mention!

    Dell Dimension 8300
    Windows XP
    P4 2.6GHz
    512MB Ram (2x256)
    120GB HD

    System is about 3+ years old. Never tried to burn to DVD before this week! Sorry for all the follow-up posts, just trying to make sure you get as much info as you need!!

    That in mind, I'm using Sony DVD+R Ver.1.3/1x-16x discs!

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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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