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

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

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