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My dvd burnerr is suddenly not burning to a dvd but it is to cd.

I recently formatted my pc. all is working well apart from this small thing, frustrating to say the least.
i can burn data discs to cd, mp3 discs, etc etc
when i try to burn to a dvd everything looks likeit has preformed as it should until you pull the disc out and it is still blank. my programs say burn successful but the disc.............blank, looks untouched.

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Re: my dvd burnerr is suddenly not burning to a dvd but...

Try re-installing your cd-dvd burning software and if problem persists now also you can consult a repairist

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you cant burn a disk with a dvd rom
you will need both a dvd rw unit and a dvd rw disk to burn any video to a disk if you have both of these the burning program might not support video burning or you might not have selected the right option there are lots of free burning software programs that can burn videos to a disk you might have to burn it as an ISO image
BurnAware Free is one of the most popular free CD, DVD, Blu-ray Disc burning software available for Windows.
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I have never burned a CD. I have need of burning two tonight. What do I do?

are you burning a cd or dvd? burning a cd is pretty will do most of the work for you. put a blank cd in your cd rom/ dvd burner drive. it will ask you what you want to do with the blank usually asks you to format the ok.....a blank box will pop up....drag and drop your files to be burned into the blank box.....once you are done putting your media onto the disc....eject the disk...before the drive opens a box at the bottom of the screen says that the disc is being prepared for use on other computers. when it ejects, it should be can try to put it back in to the cd drive and see if your data/media files are on the disc. burning a dvd is alot more you have software for burning dvd media? if you do, they have help me files and tutorials........some more good also shows good tutorial vids on burning. just type in "burn a cd or dvd".

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It wont record on 16xdvd+r discs? what is the properdisc

  • Media Type that the unit will play CD , DVD , CD-R , SVCD , CD-RW , DVD+R , DVD-R , DVD+RW , DVD-RW , DVD-ROM , Video CD
  • Media Format PAL , NTSC
  • Recordable Media DVD+R , DVD+RW only.. It will not record on the more expensive and compatible DVD-R, DVD-RW.
  • I recommend burning at a slower speed such as 2.4X, 4X or at most 8X.
  • I had similar issues resulting in many "coasters" for drinks burning at a faster rate even with my computer. Although some disks are designed to burn at a faster rate, software and components sometimes cannot keep up resulting in wasted money and time.
  • It may also be the media (manufacturer of disks). No matter which DVR or Burner you may have certain hardware schemes do not like certain media. It is a trial and error process. Just make sure the store has a return policy for the disks if they don't work. I have never had a problem returning disks to Staples that did not work.
I hope this helps and good luck.

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My lg dvd writer could not read all dvds (it reads some cds and dvds). What may i do?

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Optiarc DVD RW AD-7563A ATA Device will not play cd's/dvd's My device used to work good, but suddenly it stops working. It doesn't do nothing at all, doesn't burn a cd or dvd, but either read it. And in...

If the drivers have been updated recently, go to the properties page for the device and click on the Rollback drivers button. Reboot the machine and try using the drive again. If that does not work, you can go into Device Manager, right-click on the drive and select uninstall. Reboot the machine and it should re-detect the drive and reinstall the proper drivers.

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pls try to clean the lens of the drive as follows

due to dusty environment and excessive use lens gets dusty and then have problems in reading or writing dvd 's and cd's

open the dvd tray u can see that shiny eye like thing try cleaning th lens gently in round movement with a tissue paper or very soft cloth used to clean lcd screens or cotton bud good quality see if it works , other wise ur DVD drive lens got weak from use now adays service centers are getting tons of them everyday for replacements

u can try that software thing as well but i dont think it will solve ur problem

pls do rate me FIXYA if i fixed what u wanted

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