When I try to burn a DVD or CD disk using Sonic the drive starts but then stops after 30 sec and says error. I searched google and someone stated to defragment my harddrive. I did this and no change. Can you help me?
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Put the recovery CD in the DVD drive and at the first screen press del or f1 so that you can setup the Boot order. Make sure CD/DVD is on the top. You have to reinstall windows to get your computer working. The Dell recovery Disk will erase all data on the hard drive if you use it.
Try uninstalling Roxio and the Sonic drives and run Fixit. Then reboot and install Roxio first then the Sonic driver.
If this doesn't work uninstall again as previously, install Roxio and check the CD/DVD if necessary run Fixit then install Sonic driver.
If you have Roxio or Sonic installed, sometimes the configuration will get corrupt.
Uninstall all application software that relates to any CD/DVD burning, and try the following:
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I trashed Roxio and Sonic because they are too memory dependent and they contradict each other's configuration...
two things. Firsly make sure that you are using the correct disks i.e if your drive is dvd-r then only use dvd-r disks, if its dvd+r then only use dvd+r disks if it is a multi drive then it won't matter what disks you use. Secondly don't format the disk first. If it asks you to format the disk click on the X to shut the pop up box. Only put the disk in when dvd maker asks for you to insert a disk.
we may need more details but you can try this for now
1. are you sure you have a cd writer or a dvd writer (writer = burner)--- check the front edge of your cd/dvd unit and look for words like "writer" "burner" or writeable next to the word dvd or compact disc... keep in mind not all cd/dvd writer can write (burn) cd or dvds, some may burn cd but not dvds.
2. is your cd/dvd unit compatible with the media (cd or dvd blank disk) you are trying to use.. depending your cd/dvd especifications your dvd/cd drive is compatible with certain types of cd or dvds that are writeable.
3. is the cd/dvd a writeable cd/dvd and is compatible with your cd/dvd drive? for instance.. if you are using a blank dvd and your cd/dvd drive only burn cd/s and read dvd and cd you won't be able to write to the blank dvd.
4. are you trying to burn a dvd in a corporate computer.?? as a user (not an administrator) of your corporate computer you may not have priviledges that will allow them to burn dvd/cd's even you your drive and your media are compatible.
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Gracie5, What I would do is find another application program to run on your DVD drive. There are alot of freeware products on the net. Your may be out dated for the current disks you are trying to make.I don't think all those disk companies can be making that many bad disk. Remember to always update!