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Burning Failures Burns to 38-40% then fails, using 3 different burning programs. I have wasted 25 blank cd-r's trying.

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Re: Burning Failures

Update the firmware.

i got the same problem with my SUMSUNG DVD-RW not it is fixed by updating the firmware.

download it from manufacturer's site in download or support section.

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Click on the arrow to view the rest of the menu and select DVD.
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I was trying to create the Recovery Management disk but everytime I try to burn the CD it keeps ejecting. I would really like it if you could provide some help. I recently bought this E-Machine computer...

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Please see procedure below on how to create recovery disk. Let me know if smae thing will happen.

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    Click the "Start" icon on the Windows Vista home screen. Select "eMachines," then click "eMachines Recovery Management." The eMachines Recovery Management program opens.

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    Click "Create Factory Default Disc." The program will tell you how many discs you will need. Make sure the correct optical drive is selected, then insert a blank disc into that drive. Click "Start" to begin the burning process.

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    Press "F12" repeatedly when the eMachines logo is displayed on the screen to be redirected to the Boot menu. Select the optical drive, then press "Enter."

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    Insert Recovery CD 1 when you are prompted to insert the recovery disc. The eMachines Recovery Management program will open.

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    Click the "Restore" tab in the list on the left side of the eMachines Recovery Management program window, then select "Completely Restore System to Factory Defaults." The computer automatically restarts and the recovery process begins. Insert any additional recovery discs as requested. The computer will reboot automatically when the laptop has been recovered to its original factory default settings, and you will be taken to the Windows Setup screen.

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    Set up Windows Vista with your own personal settings.

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