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DVD Burner will not burn

My DVD Burner on a Toshiba Satellite A105 will copy a DVD but will not burn onto a DVDRW blank disc.

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Read the front of your drive to see if you have a DVD-R or DVD-RW drive. A DVD-R will copy a DVD to your hard drive, but will not burn it. If you do have a DVD-RW drive, try a different brand of disc or a DVD-R disc, some drive are just temperamental.

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