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Reads and writes cds,reads dvds but does not burn dvds,

I have a sony dvd rw dw-d56A pfs3 drive it plays and writes cds and reads dvds,i think it wrote data to a dvd but if i try to write media using nero and other types of software it comes up recording error,whats weird is i tried burning with nero and everything went ok but when i tried playing the dvd in the laptop and in a dvd player it said the dvd was empty it also wouldnt eject the dvd out of the laptop,if you can help with this it would be appreciated....

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This drive is normally supplied with a couple of Dells.
(because of compatibility) Inspiron 700m,710m

If you have another machine for testing?
check the disk for contents to see if the data burn happened,
this will explain a few things in your processes.

Uninstall/Reinstall the drive and reboot then try again.

Have you tried a full system reinstall yet?
Did it fix your problem?Please let me know thanks

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