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I have a TDK 420N DVD Burner and Have stored data on DVDs with it before. It didn't come with any software. I bought it on ebay. I'm still using it today, but I can't store data on dvds. It's burns cd-roms all day long, and I can play DVD movies using windows media player. It reads my DVDs with backed up files on them, but when I try to burn a DVD using Ahead Nero The DVD drive doesn't even show up. I think I solved the problem before when I installed Power DVD, but I no longer have that software. I can't find any DVD drivers for the TDK 420N

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Heres the website. You can also try upgrading the firmware for your burner. It might help with other DVD software packages.

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