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I have some important questions to ask you to find out what could be going wrong. Copying or burning DVD's takes a lot of skill and practice. It usually does not work the first couple of times. This is frustrating to everyone, not just you. I am going to give you some steps to go by and check for me.
My first concern would be this: Are you positive that your DVD/RW can read the type of disk that you bought. Is it a + or - disk?

The second question is: What software are you using? Nero works great and can convert movies to DVD format for you.

The third question is: How much free space is left on your hard drive?

The fourth question is: Have you made a folder on your drive to swap the DVD files?

TheFifth question is: What processor is in your system and how much memory is in the system.
System properties.

The Sixth question is: What operating system are you using? System properties.


Now these would be my answers: 1. If your DVD/RW burner can read the disk that is a good thing, because you are using the correct disk. You might need a firmware update that you will have to get off of the web site that your burner is made by. This is almost like a driver that tells your DVD burner what it can do.

2. If you are using Nero, What version are you using? 8 Is the best for DVD movies, but some older versions will work. Have you read the manual to the burner software? Is the software legal and store bought or downloaded legally from the company?

3. To figure out the free space in your computer in Windows XP: Double click your (my computer) icon if it is on your desktop. If it is not on your desktop you can look under system properties to check this and many more things that I ask you to check.

4. You will see in just about any software where it asks questions for you to make a folder to allow for swap files. You have to have plenty of free space on your hard drive for this. A regular DVD can take up to 8 gigabyte of space and a double sided disk could possibly take up to twice as much. You also have to clean this folder out each time so you can have room for the next disk.

You need at least a Pentium 4 processor and 1 gigabyte of memory to even get a DVD to half way work. This will take up to 4 hours. You really want to have a Dual or Quad processor and 4 gigabyte of memory to make a DVD. This will cut your time from 4 hours to close to 1 hour or less.

The operating system does not really matter, but you usually do not want to do anything while you are making a DVD or CD, until you know that your computer can handle more than making a DVD or CD. The biggest problem that people have when trying to make a DVD or CD is that their computers do not meet the requirements. This also goes for some software or especially games.

I hope that I helped you figure out where you went wrong.
I can't fix this for you, but if I helped you get it fixed, please rate it as a fixya. I did more than try; I told you exactly what had to be done.

Posted on Jun 04, 2008

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