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Burning problem I have the Lite-On SOHC 5236V drive and I am trying to burn a DVD on a Windows XP Professional PC. I am using Power2Go v5. The disc I am attempting to use is a Staples DVD-R 16x 4.7 GB. I get everything setup the way I want it, and the moment I click "Burn" the disc is ejected and the message says to "put in a writable disc." This is a writable disc and -R is a supported format for this drive. I tried a small file as a test to see if I was trying to burn too much and the same result. The drive plays DVDs fine. I just don't know what I am doing wrong. When I put in a blank disc it doesn't show any change in "My Computer" the way it normally should. I put the disc in my other drive (LG GGW H20L) and the icon changes to DVD-R etc.

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Try different brand. Your Drive is a sensitive type and it only accepts some DVD-R brands. Also try DVD-RW disc. I had the same problem but not specifically the exact problem. My drive is cd writer only. Same problem, I just used diff CD-R brand like Imation and Philips and the burning works like a charm.

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That depends. What OS are you running? What type of files will you burn to disc (and what capacity disc)?

The program lets you burn various files to CD, DVD or BD. If you only plan on burning data files, you may not need it. If you burn ISO to create bootable CDs or DVDs, you might find it useful if you have XP. Windows 7 and 8 include a feature to correctly burn ISOs. (I don't remember if that feature is included in Vista.)
If you want to copy optical discs to burn backup copies, this software will also handle that. The Windows built-in software doesn't copy discs with DRM.

If you are compiling your own audio and video and then burning the resultant file to disc, the software is partially useful. (Another program has to do the compiling.)
There are other programs that do the same tasks as Power2Go. Roxio Creator (includes the video editing and playback software in addition to the burning unit) and Nero Burning ROM are commonly advertised options. A review of Power2Go with links to reviews of similar products is here: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2407197,00.asp .
I hope this helps. If you need additional information, please add a comment with your OS and file burning plans.
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That is usually an error within Power2go. Does the drive read discs normally and can you write to the disc with Windows? If you can the error lies with Power2go, if it doesn't the error is with you disc drive or burning media. Try a different make of disc as if the reflectivity of the disc is too low, Power2go may not see enough information and not be able to repair the missing bits.

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Can the lite-on combo sohc-5236v burn DVD-Rs?


hi...ya sure u can burn the dvd's.
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Can the lite-on combo sohc-5236v burn DVD-Rs?


A Combo drive is a type of optical drive that combines CD-R/CD-RW recording capability with the ability to read (but not write) DVD media

Lite-on SOHC-5236V is a dvd/cd-rw combo drive so it can read and write CDs and read DVDs (but cannot burn DVDs)
to check the details of this product please click here

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YOU DON'T NEED DRIVER FOR CD ROM DRIVE BEFOR YOU CAN USE IT BUT IF YOUR CD ROM DRIVE IS WRITER FOR BURNING CD THEN YOU CAN DOWNLOAD NERO SOFTWARE FROM NET ANY NERO SOFTWARE YOU CAN SEARCH FROM GOOGLE TYPE IN THE SEARCH BAR THAT YOU NEED DOWNLOADABLE NERO SOFTWARE. SO YOU CAN LOAD IT ON YOUR PC

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You may be using the wrong type of DVD format. Some DVD-ROMs and players will only read certain discs. i.e. DVD+R, DVD-R, DVD-RAM. If you are trying to read a DVD-R disc that was bought blank, and then had things burned to it, it may be that the disc wasn't finalised after burning. You could always try updating the Firmware version by downloading it from the website.

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My Lite On LITE-ON SOHC-5236V cannot read DVDs


Try Using a Cleaning Disk on the product : http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Wet-CD-ROM-Drive-Laser-Lens-Cleaner-Cleaning-Kit_W0QQitemZ230229640877QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item230229640877

Kind Regards, ACD

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