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E drive - D drive not reading blank discs

Hi. I've got nero 6 and I know its all working. The problems I'm having are the 2 drives do not recognise blanks discs, except one drive, one kind of disc. I'll try and explain...

I've tried new discs in drives and swaped the discs around (incase theres a bad one) but this is the out come I got...

i've put a new dvd+rw disc in e drive = 0 bytes
dvd+rw in d drive = 0 bytes
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a new dvd + r in e drive = 0 bytes
dvd+r in d drive = 0 bytes
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a new cd-r in d drive = 702 mb free space
cd-r in e drive = 0 bytes
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I hope this makes sence to someone.

Thank you for any help.

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  • daverkl Mar 09, 2008

    Thanks for helping me. Yes, the drives dvd compatible.

  • daverkl Mar 09, 2008

    I know enough if someone walks me around them

  • daverkl Mar 10, 2008

    Thank you for the offer but I have ** idea what that link is you sent. How much does it cost etc?



    I only wanted my computer to understand there is a dvd in the drive so I can burn films to it.



    Regards,



    Dave

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I'm assuming your drives are dvd compatible? Got the right drivers for them?

check here for that

Posted on Mar 09, 2008

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    Patrick Michaels Mar 09, 2008

    ok..so only reason it's writing as read only, is due to the settings on your hardware..you know about control panel settings?

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    Patrick Michaels Mar 09, 2008

    well..there is another way..I can do a training session through this link. get the s/w and send me a note through my contact information on profile


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