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DVD Burner not recognizing blank dvd's of any type

Well heres story. I was trying to make a dvd and my burner will not see any type of blank dvd disks. It will play dvds, make music cd's.
I had a drive sent and the same problem with the new one.
So i proceeded to do a repair on the OS, it didn't fix the problem. I've had it with Dell up to my earlobs....
I have updated every driver I could find, I've flashed the firmware......I am at a rodblock and don't know what else I can try.........SOS in Socal

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I had the same problem with my Phillips DVD-R drive and FIRMWARE fixed it; but, it seems that Dell’s OEM version of FIRMWARE is not fixing your problem.
I just wanted to remind you to try LG version 1.05 but, it seems from the buzz on the internet that 4164B is having a lot of problems; you also might want to look into Dell’s version E112 rather than E113.
Try this before the firmware update:
2 – HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE; SYSTEM; CurrentControlSet; Control; Class.
3 - {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}.
4 - After clicking this registry key, look at the top line entry in the right window pane. It should be default with a data value of DVD/CD-ROM drives. If it’s anything else, you have the wrong key and you need to check the next entry. Typically the optical drive is the first registry key.
5 - On the right side of the window, right-click LowerFilters and choose modify data from the pop-up window.
6 - Add Sonic's filter by typing PxHelp20 into the dialogue box and clicking OK.

You might want to see if they will move you to the 4166B; if you have it replaced again: or if you are sick of LG the SONY DRU-810A should fit.

Posted on Nov 10, 2007


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