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Keeps asking for blank dvd

Trying to burn DVD with Roxio 5....keeps asking for blank DVD and yes, there is a blank one in the drive. I have tried several DVD's and all are rejected asking AGAIN for blank disc. What the heck???? Using Vista on HP computer....the burner does work as I just burned one from Windows Movie Maker. Seems to be something with Roxio.

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  • jtilley86 Jun 02, 2010

    Sorry but that is not the fix. It is reading the correct drive....and just keeps spitting out my blank DVD! Lord, and this is a DVD of a wedding I shot this past weekend! I need to make her this DVD! The DVD is blank....and it keeps telling me to insert a blank DVD....crap!

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Check roxio configuration the check if it is using the right drive.
sometimes the burner programs try to burn discs in virtual drives.

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  • sbarb Oct 27, 2010

    I am having the same problems. I just copied one DVD witth no problem. Now, I'm trying to copy another, and after I copy the DVD, and I insert a blank DVD-R, Roxio keeps spitting it out with a message to "insert a blank rewritable disc. It worked perfectly a few minutes ago. This is maddening.

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