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New DVD burner won't read blank DVD-r's.

My week old dvd burner has stoppped burning dvd for me. It's able to read blank cd's, data and video dvds, but not DVD-R's. I've tried a mutitude of ideas

1) Unistalling the Drive, with restart
2) unistalling the primary IDE channel, with restart
3) unistalling any dvd related programs, with restart, reinstall
4 )3 different types of dvd-rs, sony, memorex, maxell
5) registry cleaning, with restart

I know that windows doesn't write dvds in explorer, but this effects any dvd burning software...

I'm at my wits end... any ideas?

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  • Ron Charles Feb 10, 2008

    Just bought this unit.  Burned one DVD no problem.  Turned it over and burned the cover with LightScribe.  All worked fine.  But now it won't burn CDs or DVDs.

  • tonypete67 Jan 10, 2009

    My sony vaio will play cd's and dvd's but when I try to use a new dvd+r it shows full and can't write anything on them,it's the same with -or +

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Make sure your burner software supports your burner. Older software doesn't read and write the newer burners properly.

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