I have an HP 400C DVD writer (CD writer combo). I am able to durn movies but when I go to "copy" files to a DVD disc It does not recognize that I have a disc in the driver. I often have issues with the discs not being recognized. I am thinking that, in this case, the software (files ready to be written to disc) that is in use on this computer only wants to copy to a CD rW. Could that be right? How can I change this - I am trying to make a backup disc and using CD RW would be too much. Help!???
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this depends on what you want to copy if its a cd or a dvd you will need the burning software that will support this if you just want to copy a file click start all programs accessories open windows explorer navigate to the file select it right click select copy then you can copy it to another place on your computer hope this helps http://download.cnet.com/burn4free-cd-and-dvd/3000-2646_4-10217894.html Burn4Free CD and DVD is
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this is a free cd/dvd writer software for Windows based computers. This shoudl do what you want. if you want more elaborate you can use Nero Burning Rom from www.ahead.com but that is only trial unless you buy it.
It depends upon what type of data you want to copy onto a CD or DVD.
If you want to copy and play music in a CD player then it needs to be on a CD disc.
If you want to copy and play movie DVDs in a DVD player then it needs to be on a DVD disc.
If you want to backup data files then it can be on either CD or DVD discs (depending upon the amount of data to be stored on the disc - CD holds 700 Mb, single layer DVD holds 4.7 Gb, and dual layer DVD holds 8.5 Gb of data).
A DVD player can read both CDs and DVDs, but a CD player cannot read DVD discs.
if you have cd writer and dvd rom then change your cd drive with cd/dvd writer because in the case of cd writer and dvd rom it gives error but sometimes the dvd play also but computer freeze from sometime and when we copy data then give us error messages i give you suggest to buy new cd/dvd writer
Hello Rfd832, What I see from the description is that the drive is a combo drive. Combo drives are CD-RW and DVD-ROM drives means CD-RW = Compact Disk-Read Write DVD-ROM = Digital Versatile Disk - Read Only Memory so these drives can read and write CDs but can only read DVDs (Cannot write or burn DVDs) If you want to be able to burn DVDs then you need to have DVD RW drive (either DVD+RW or DVD-RW)
You said that you are able to burn DVDs on other computer so please check the label on the DVD drive.. it should be DVD-RW/DVD+RW drive
you can't copy the DVD movie as files. although you will see the movies files in chapters.
I don't have any luck using Nero or Roxio for Movies, they are OK with video copy.
I use DVDFAB. there are somting regular DVD writer just can't do.
Hi, well the short answer is NO. You cannot use DVD's in a CD Writer at all. So the simple answer is to get some CD-R and copy the files to them. OR get a Combo DVD/CD writer and install that as well.. and then you can use both..