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Re: my laptop dvd burner not working
You can try uninstalling the drive in the device manager and letting windows reinstall the device. If that doesn't do it, try to boot from the drive with a Windows CD. If it does boot it is more than likely a Windows issue. If not then you may need to replace the drive. I am guessing it is still under warranty so call the manufacturer and check warranty status. If you do have to have it replaced I would suggest backing up your data as they don't guarantee your data will be safe and they may exchange your machine.
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Unless you have one of the very latest laptops, your model laptop most likely has a DVD ROM combo drive - which allows you to play DVDs and CDs also burn CDs/
You need to give me the make and model number of your laptop for me to verify if your laptop is capable of burn DVDs.
you already have other cd / dvd burner software on pc / laptop...use it...(can i suggest a better software than itunes for burning..unless you have this already..nero, ashampoo and / or burn4free cd / dvd)...nero has much more to place on the menu of dvd...cd (u can get creative)....this way your new version of itunes will just keep your ipod up to date (no more regs problems)
You need to check that with blank DVD's you are using compatible with your drive.Because the DVD's may work with your extranal drive but not with your builting drive. If this doen't slove the problem I would recommend using a different burning software other than "sonic record now" and "vista o/s Built-in dvd burner".
Read on your optical drive. If it burns CD's it reads CD-RW. In order to burn DVD's it needs ro read DVD-RW. If it reads DVD-ROM it will only read DVD's not burn them.
A good external burner is Plextor. You can get one at Walmart, or you can check Ebay and find an internal to replace the one in your machine. They are fairly easy to replace, and you won't have a bulky external to carry around.