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Re: DVDS burn failure
Mmmm... to hard to know what is happening, as many things in computers that problem could come from many sides.
First advice: USE NERO (JUST NERO) its the best for windows. You can get NERO for free on the net, at least just a trial version.
Second advive: make sure you have at least 512 MB of RAM enough free HD space at lease 5 giga for a DVD.
Do this first to ensure your problem is not the software youre using... I will assume at this point that your operative system is running perfectly, because if not, your problem is just there. And I will also assume your CD/DVD unit is 100% OK... otherwise nothing will help.
Install NERO and try burning at a low speed (8 maximum)
if you have problems... I would need much more information on this matter and you might need to spend money in a new recorder.
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This problem is normal and exists with many CD/DVD drives. On some of the drives, if you put in blank discs and try to open the disc in My Computer or Windows Explorer, Windows displays no contents or a blank disc. Whereas on other drives, you get the error message that you mentioned about incorrect function.
What software are you using to burn CDs or DVDs? Are you able to burn CDs but not DVDs or you can't burn both the discs? Did you try a CDs with a different make/manufacturer? Some drives refuse on some disc makes. Try another disc and another writing speed, or try the lowest writing speed available with your software.
i think you,ve hit the nail-on-the-head.
The laser has to power up highrer to write a DVD, or ocassionally have a dual laser. 1 for read/write CD. And 1 For Read/Write DVD.
Certain cd roms, only use CD- media. it,s probably worth checking which media is supported by the drive.
Also check the drives aren,t conflicting, on the same ide channel, sometimes swapping channels, ide primary/secondary can help, or swiitching Master/Slave/cable select jumpers on the drives Themselves.
Hello, Some dvds have different dyes and as such some dvd rws wont recognise them, i had this problem with my new laptop and I only discovered it when i tried to burn back up discs. generally dvdr- are more suited for burning from your computer, you could try using differnt blank dvds AONE and RI-DISC are good discs, if you are unsure ask at your local pc shop ,if your in Glasgow Priceless computing offer good advice and carry a large selection of dvds, I would avoid the pound shop as the quality of their dvds is poor, should the problem persist take the dvdrw back to the shop where you bought it from, I hope that you are lucky. Have you tried using MAGIC DVD RIPPER ? this is a program that allows you to copy dvds to your hard drive in dvd quality and you can then burn them to disc using nero, you get a free trial of this program from magicdvdripper, its good if you rent a dvd and want to keep a copy, anyway please let me know how you get on.
Try different brand. Your Drive is a sensitive type and it only accepts some DVD-R brands. Also try DVD-RW disc. I had the same problem but not specifically the exact problem. My drive is cd writer only. Same problem, I just used diff CD-R brand like Imation and Philips and the burning works like a charm.
First off is the drive a read only drive or a Read/write drive? If you look at the front drawer check to see if there is a big RW(read/writable) on the front of the drawer. If it doesn't have the RW then you won't be able to burn discs. If it says RW then you will be able use it to copy DVDs. You accomplish this by using software to copy the disc you're interested in to your hard drive and then using the copy on the hard disc to copy back to a blank recordable DVD placed in to tray.
Have you checked device manager to see if you have a yellow checkmark on your DVD./CD drives? if ok, sounds to me like the maker of the LH-20A1l BLO5 either needs to fix your problem or replace it. The Nero 7 should enable it to work correctly.
Whichever program your using to read-write.
Open it up as if you were going to create a cd or dvd.
There should be a tab, to find your drive properties.
check to see which formats of disk the drive can read or write.
Alternatively get a Pioneer D112.
They,ll read just about anything you put in them.
Mike @ Compurepair.
ITs a dvd rom drive. It will not burn blank dvds in order to burn, it has to cd-r/cd-rw/dvd-r/dvd-rw. If a drive cannot write to a blank disc, it will eject it. Rom drives read only (Read Only Memory), Combo drives- burn cd's only read dvd's, and super drives both read and write to cds and dvds.