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Windows doesn't recogmize blank disk

Don't think replacing optical drive is the solution as windows reads previosly burnt discs as well as software dscs. I also tried a different dvd burner and windows still didn't recognize it to burn discs. The computer is HP pavillion model#a6009n and I run vista

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This is the link your system.

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareList?os=2093&lc=en&cc=us&lang=en&dlc=en&product=3384293

if you scrol down it has the updates you need for the raxio dvd software. but all your software you will need is here on this page.

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My Sony vaio came already loaded form Sony, after


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Or try this-
  1. Place a blank media disc into the appropriate optical drive.
  2. Click the Start button and in the Search programs and files field, type system repair disc , and then press the Enter key. LoadImage('png60589.png','Block BorderSolid','','','Search programs and files') png60589.png
  3. In the Create a system repair disc window, click the Create disc button. LoadImage('png61020.png','Block BorderSolid','','','Create a system repair disc') png61020.png
    NOTE: In the Drive field, the appropriate optical drive should have been displayed automatically. If your computer has more than one optical drive capable of burning to blank media, you can click the down arrow and then click to select a different drive.
  4. When the Using the system repair disc window appears, remove the disc from the optical drive, follow the on-screen instructions to label the disc appropriately, and then click the Close button.
  5. In the Create a system repair disc window, click the OK button.

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Hello
Are you using windows media player or roxio or any burning software?
You will need burning software for blank disc to be recognized.

Hope this helps.

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Is the drive you are using a DVD writer or only a DVD reader? The drive that writes to RW disks is labeled DVD/RW or DVD Recordable.
These are the only drive types that will read and write a DVD/RW disc.

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lost of things could be happening ,depending on optical drive manufacturer,file type,plus or minus dvd/cd blank disk and burning software and how you are burning the media,all can cause malfunctions,but if playing a disc causes blue screen of death,then i would first uninstall display adapter driver on graphics card,and restart,when computer finds new hardware,click cancel,go to dell support and get newest driver,and software,reinstall..some optical drives like minus discs,some like plus discs,depending on the drive,if its a combo drive and will read and write both plus and minus discs,then the problem is how you are burning them,or the laser is dirty or drive is malfunctioning.if you arent allready using nero burning software,then i would reccomend it,i have been doing this a long time,had my days of problems,,not anymore,i dont work for nero nor am i paid by them to say this, but i am a computer repair tech with 25+years experience,save yourself hours of pain and wasted blank discs,and purchase it,user friendly ,easy to use ,and advanced drive speed tools ,allow max preformance on any computer,read instructions ,discs must be burned with correct file type for device that plays them back ,disc at once or track at once settings ,matter,also using the slowest burning speed,creates a higher quality disc,but takes longer,post comments if you have more questions ,aloha from maui todd0708

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The best thing you can do now is remove it from the desktop and just carry on using the DVD/RW as this is the only optical drive you need because it reads and writes DVD's and CD's.

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