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Blank dvds not recognised by burner defaults to cd drive on my computer

I have an asus 2041L1 DVD burner and I am trying to burn some video files to dvd disc, I have R+ and -R Blank DVD discs, When i insert a blank dvd the burner defaults to cd burner and will not pick up that it is a blank dvd. do you have any suggestions on how to overcome this? Also it comes p with an error saying that lightscribe has encountered a problem and will now have to close. try restarting your computer.

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  • rayhiggins12 May 11, 2010

    Windows XP ver 2002 service pack 2.
    cpu Intel celeron 1.7ghz...
    nero smart start burning software
    also music match juke box that can burn CDs
    I would also like to be able to burn audio DVDs


  • Shoaib Rais
    Shoaib Rais May 11, 2010

    kindly clean the lens of ur dvd drive like this

    open the dvd tray u can see that shiny eye like thing try cleaning th lens gently in round movement with a tissue paper or very soft cloth used to clean lcd screens see if it works , other wise ur DVD drive lens got weak from use now adays service centers are getting tons of them everyday for replacements

    u can ask me more on the replacement drive and procedure to change !


  • venugopal durairajan May 11, 2010

    please specify your operating system, the software you use to burn..was the burner working previously or is it a new one.

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Change your burner software try for example ashampoo burning studio the latest version or nero 9
Hope it will help you

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