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Source Drive Not Ready

Whenever I try to get my DVD-RW to copy a disc it tells me.."Source Drive Not Ready" and will not copy or burn my DVD's or CD's, is there anything I can do or somewhere I can take it to have this problem resolved?

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Whatever programme you are using, ensure that if you have a second cd/dvd drive that this one is not set as the default burner, as there are normally options to choose. other than that the drive must be being used by another burning programme or a programme to read discs, so check that there are no other programmes running in the background that use the writer. Lastly, go to my computer, right click>properties>hardware tab>device manager and in the list dvd/cd drives, click'+' sign and on you drive, right click, select uninstal and reboot the pc, at which point the drive will be installed again automatically and hopefully, release the drive for whatever you want to burn.

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