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Sonic, Dell Dimension 8400, Philips DVD +- RW burner

Often says ''no media in drive'' when there is, and always, always crashes entire computer after completed DVD is ''finalized''...and then DVD (or CD) won't play in any non-computer.
What to do?

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Are you copying ,copy writed material?then you need dvd descripter.

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  2. Enable DMA. Direct Memory Access enables better efficiency of data. For more info, check how to enable DMA.
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