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Wont burn data dvd

Dell lsl p/n: 7w036-a01 cd rewritable dvd+rewritable, ... okay, it plays music, burns cd-r and cd-rw's... i bought some brand maxwell 4.7 gig dvd's because im tryin to put save data before i reformat and reinstall my win. xp. ... using nero 7.0 and anything else i can find but it wont burn dvd's.. i looked further into the problem by puttin a fresh blank dvd rw maxwell in, and checkin the properties of the d drive. and it reads that there is no cd. sayin - mb used and 0 mb available.. talk about aggravating. please help, thank you for yer time.

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I had the same problem and it turned out the software was corrupt due to a virus and I had to reload the software and everything worked.

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As soon as a dvd drive only starts to play cd's, cdrw's or only reports that you have a CDRW drive when inserting a blank DVD, the writers laser is worn out or faulty and no longer recognises dvd's, and so needs replacing i'm afraid, but as you may know it's cheaper nowadays to purchase a new writer.

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