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Wont burn cds , files , etc

My dvd drive plays cds and dvds but has stop burning it keeps on asking for blank disc it used to work before but has stopped working i have even tried new blank cds works fine on other computer which is same model

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Re: wont burn cds , files , etc

First try burning a  cd into an image file , so that we can find where is the problem , get back here after you have done and give me details about ur product

Posted on Nov 21, 2007

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Re: wont burn cds , files , etc

Well it could be many reasons why it wont write your burner but first what software you are using for burning. it happens to me before using media player when i try to burn music. the reason was i haven't configure my media player to use my dvd burner for burning because i have dvd burner and a cd burner installed. Now maybe you try to reinstall it using your dvd driver the one which with your dvd burner when you first bought it.

Posted on Nov 21, 2007

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