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My dvd burner cant find the disc drive

I was just using the burner last night, went to use it again this morning and it said that it cant find the disc drive

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  • Leslie May 11, 2010

    how many burners are you using and what are the settings on them? m,s,cs?

  • Questman
    Questman May 11, 2010

    Are you running Microsoft Windows Vista?

  • atitforever May 11, 2010

    Please clairify ... Is this the DVD burning software that can't find the drive. Can you see the DVD drive in My Computer if its a Microsoft based machine?

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Logout and login, or reboot the machine to see if hardware detection corrects the problem. If not the drive may have just gone bad.

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