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My DVD-R is not recognized as a recordable device

I can't use my DVD-R to burn CDs or DVDs it just play them and I can't seem to have it fixed. I tried changing drivers but I am pretty sure this is the driver I need. Any thoughts?

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Re: My DVD-R is not recognized as a recordable device

Which DVD-R drive do you have? Which burning software program do you have? what is your system? Awaiting your info :)

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