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Dell Inspiron 530 DVD Burner Issue

The drive is a HL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GSA-H73N and I can not drag and drop to burn files on to the disk. I get the error "Windows encountered a problem when trying to copy this file. What do you want Windows to do? Retry/Cancel"

I can burn disks by using Roxio, it reads information fine from burned disks. The enable CD recording button is checked, I have updated the firmware for the drive, there are no new drivers that I can discern, the drive has been uninstalled/installed, and I have Repaired Windows. Ideas? Thanks!

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  • Anonymous May 03, 2008

    I have copyed a movie into my hard drive so I can burn it on to a disk but it wont let me.It keeps telling me that I cant burn a disk with my curent reader.I have added Quiktime and know it will let me veiw my video shots from my camera but know it still wont burn them and the movie I copyed I cant even veiw that or burn!

  • joecolada Aug 18, 2008

    i have a proble with my cd burner the cd is almost finished but then stops and says error i had tried with media player roxio and cd burner pro but is the same

    i saw in other website something about the imapi thing i started and i burned 2 more cds but then the same problem

    any ideas?

  • Anonymous Apr 09, 2009

    I have exactly the same problem

  • ryan1978 Nov 14, 2009

    i have a dell inspiron 530 and is readind cd`s but is not reading dvd disks can some one help me with this problems please ...thanks



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I have a dell inspiron 530 and i have a slideshow movie business that i operate from my pc i have nothing special other than what came with computer!! anyone that needs help with burning i can help. i am on under memories my name is george

Posted on Aug 11, 2008


I have a dell Inspiron 530 that can only burn with Burning Software (Roxio, Nero)... but can't burn using Windows CD burning... nor will it work with CloneCD or CloneDVD... DELL tech support was somewhere between useless and a peanut butter sandwich.

Tried Firmware upgrades, windows update, spyware/virus checks... everything... it WILL NOT BURN. I have two burners.. LG GSA-H73N and a Samsung S203B... both have exact same problems. Tried reinstalling software, hardware, reboots, swithing order of drives, no joy.

Posted on Jul 08, 2008


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SOURCE: Dell Inspiron 530 not recognizing HL-DT-ST-DVD+-RW

I'd try rolling back to the previous driver, maybe your machine isn't compatible with the latest driver ...

Posted on Nov 04, 2009

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