I have a Gateway GT4022 desktop PC running WinXP Media Center, sp2. The dual layer DVD-/+RW burner is having problems burning DVDs. The burner can read DVDs and CDs. But it cannot copy files to either DVD-RW or CD-RW disks, especially when I try to drag and drop them to these disks.
-When I try to drag and drop a file to a DVD-RW disk, with the "Recording" tab ON in the Properties panel for the DVD drive, I get the error message: "Windows does not support this CD-RW format. To use this disk, choose the task 'Erase this CD-RW' which will format this disk so that Windows can use it."
-When I try to drag and drop a file to a DVD-RW or CD-RW disk, with the "Recording" tab OFF in the Properties panel for the DVD drive, I get the error message: "Cannot copy file. Files on this CD are read only. You cannot copy or move files over to this CD-ROM drive."
I installed a new Sony IDE DVD burner on this PC, but I still have the same problems. And I tried different brands of DVD/CD disks like Memorex and Imation to no avail.
I am using Nero 7 Essentials and Ashampoo burning software. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling these software programs also to no avail.
1. Since the DVD burner can read (but not write DVDs), does this suggest that the problem is a hardware or software problem?
2. Since I have tried different DVD burners on this computer, could there be a problem with the IDE Cable? How would I test this?
3. Could there be a software problem involved?
4. And what I can do to fix my problem in general?
dvd recoder want let me divide movie for too disks
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If it is a dual layer DVD (8.4GB), you are probably freezing at the layer break. This is the place on the DVD where the burner shifts the burn from the first layer to the second layer of the DVD. There is a lot of this problem. It is due in part to variables in DVD burners and readers, but mostly in the quality of the media being burned. Dual layer DVD media is very finicky and I personally avoid it if at all possible. I have had too many issue of incompatibility of media to burners and as a result burned too many coasters for my liking. Obviously, if the media is going to give the burners issues, what do you suppose will happen when trying to use it in a player? If you must burn dual-layer DVD media, you are best to buy the best. It costs more, but the headaches are not worth the apparent savings. I have had luck with the VERBATIM Dual Layer Media, but have been told that there are occasionally issues here too, depending upon where the media was produced. There is a great deal of information on the wen you can persue on this,,,a simple Google on best Dual-Layer DVD media will open Pandora box!
The Acer Aspire Z5700 Desktop Computer includes a slimline CD/DVD burner capable of burning the following media: CD-R, CD+R, CD-RW, CD+RW, DVD+R, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+RW, DVD-R DL (double layer), and DVD+R DL (double layer).
Basically, this computer can burn to any type of recordable CD/DVD media except for BluRay.
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According to the site below, the drive can burn dual layers discs:
"The 20x DVD multi writer opens up new dimensions for flexible read and
write functions. This high-performance DVD/CD-burner is able to read
your DVDs at a speed of 16x and CDs at 48x. It also brings fascinating
dynamics into play when writing your blank disks. Now it can even write
DVD-R DL two layer media at 12x, while reaching a speed of up to 20x
for DVD+R and DVD-R. DVD+R9 and DVD+RWs are processed at 8x and DVD-RWs
at 6x. And DVD-RAM can be recorded with up to 12x DVD speed. So how
fast can it burn my CDs, you might ask? Even here, with speeds of 48x
(CD-R) and 32x (CD-RW), it’s at the top of its class."
I think the problem lies with your dual core processor. Under Windows XP, these processors need to have the correct drivers installed to fully take advantage of the fact that they have 2 cores.
Try downloading and installing these drivers from the AMD website:
Dual core optimizerProcessor driver
As always, back-up your important data, and preferrably create a restore point before going through with driver updates.
The radical choice is, obviously, to reformat using your own disk, as this should install correct drivers for all your hardware.
You may have to install some kind of DVD burner software such as Nero burning ROM to burn dual layer DVDs. the default windows CD burner does not recognize dual layer disks. You can also use this free software for burning dual layer disks http://infrarecorder.org/
I am guesing a desktop computer is what you are talking about. If this is the case buy another cd/dvd rom drive aprox 30 bucks pay attencion to the red striped ribbon cable and how the jumpers are on your old drive and match on your new drive thats it when you boot window it will pickup on new unit
I have an IDE Memorex DVD±RW Dual Layer Burner (52x32x16) that has burned well over 300 cd/dvd' sense 2004 when I bought it. In 2006 or 7, an update was given to it via memorex sight - I was told to keep a copy of the dn ld, for it can't be undone and became "IDE Memorex DVD±RW Dual Layer Burner (523216)AJ___NWK____\5&265FB54&0&000" MODEL - I got it on sale from Fry's Elec. - It seems that it was indeed a 1 way ticket - and it is time to retire the old work horse anyway - Quite happy with your products and getting me another. PS - I don't think the upgrade did any justus
Greetings, Your dvd drive is not capable of burning a dual layer disc. You need to have a burner that is capable of sending the laser through to the second layer of the disc. That said you can get a DL burner for around 30 dollars. Click HERE to see one from Newegg.com. I am not sure what you mean by 'burns, flip, burn dvds.' but if you make another comment I will respond. Take Care, -WN