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Problem with burner after removing hijacked file

Hi. My dvd burner was burning my windows movie maker files onto DVD+R discs no problem. My burner is a lightscribe HP pc one. (DVD writer/Cd writer) However one of my files got hijacked on my computer and I deleted it to fix the computer. It was lightscribe.exe and now when I try and burn something, no matter what type of disc I put in it says I have the wrong type of recordable disc and to try another one. What can I do. My computer came with everything already installed. I won it in a competition and did not receive discs at all. Not even for Windows. I've done a system restore but it didn't make a difference. Thank you.

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Re: Problem with burner after removing hijacked file

Hello have you tried to upgrade its firmware, it is actually a resident program on a chip inside your device. try to look in the internet where you can upgrade it, look at the model of your device, download and upgrade, goodluck

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It depends what HP PC you have, it should say on the front or on the labelling on the back, but most HP's do not ship with recovery (software) CD's. Instead they have an inbuilt recovery system that runs from the Hard Disk Drive and will run a non-destructive recovery by default, in other words it will restore the PC's factory shipped software without destroying your personal data. Even so, if you have an external HDD or another option it's always a good idea to backup your personal info before you run recovery. To access the recovery system on a Windows XP based HP PC you can: 1: Click either Start, then All Programs, then HP Tool, then HP System Recovery Or on some models: Start, then All Programs, then PC Help & Tools, then HP System Recovery 2: Keep pressing the F10 key from the moment you switch the PC on and following the on screen instructions. Or on a Windows Vista based HP PC: 1: Click Start, then All Programs, then Recovery Manager, then Recovery Manager again 2: Keep pressing F11 key from the moment you switch the PC on until it says "Windows is loading files..." on screen, once Recovery Manager loads click advanced options, select system recovery, select "backup your files first" and follow the on screen instructions. With some model HP's your PC will look the same as ever when you restart but with others your personal data will be in a folder within the Documents & Settings folder on your C: drive. If you need any more help message back.

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  1. Make sure that you have at least five gigabytes of free space on your hard drive. To check this, go to “Start” and select “My Computer.” Look to your “C:” drive and make sure that you see at least 5 GB free or something similar.
  2. Step 2 Insert a blank DVD into your DVD drive.
  3. Step 3 If you have “Autoplay” enabled, a popup screen should appear asking you what action you wish to take. If so, select “Burn a DVD Video Disc using Windows DVD Maker.” If not, go to Start and then “Search” and type in “Windows DVD Maker.” After it appears in the list, select it by clicking on it. The Windows DVD Maker screen should appear. If you want, you can “uncheck” the box that says “Don’t Show this Page Again.” If you do that, this screen will appear the next time you burn a DVD.
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  5. Step 5 Go to the bottom of the DVD screen and click inside of the box that is marked “Disc Title.” You can replace the date with whatever name you want to give your soon-to-be DVD. If you do not want to go too in-depth with this software at this time, skip down to step 8.
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    • “Play Video and End with DVD Menu” means that the movie will start the moment the DVD is inserted into the player and return to the home screen when the movie ends.

    • “Play Video in a Continuous Loop” means that the movie will keep playing as long as the DVD is in the player.

    • “DVD Aspect Ratio” refers to the screen the movie will play in. 4:3 is the standard video screen for the United States, while 16:9 is the international standard.

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  10. Step 10 Click “Change Text” to complete the changes you made or “Don’t Change” to reject them.
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