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Stopped burning I have a Compaq computer with 512 mb or ram. I have been useing this DVD burner for awhile now and it was working perfectly. It suddenly stopped burning the files that I wanted to put on the disk. I have tried several different types of DVD+r and DVD-r disk. I have tried several different types of software, tried Nero, DVDFlick, and also Media Center. Is there a problem with the DVD burner itself or am I doing something wrong?

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Re: Stopped burning

Its the burner... You'll need to replace it. you sound as if you know what you are doing so i doubth you are doing anything wrong.. Its the burner,,

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