Hi everyone and thanks in advance . I'm new here and i need help to fix a friend's of mine computer who is even worse than i am with computers! The problem is that my dvd burner can write cds but can't burns dvds.It used to work fine but suddenly a few months ago it just stopped burning dvds.
the pc is running windows xp pro (version 2002) SP2
Intel pentium 4, 3.2 ghz, 512 Ram ...
In case it helps , i checked the filters , but i stopped there, didn't try to turn them off or something since i'm a rookie and don't want to cause more damage to it. Anyway , i give you the review of the filters test.
The Upper Filters are:
The Lower Filters are:
As i mentioned , a few months ago everything was running smoothly but then this problem occured. And to be honest , i don't know the changes my buddy made in order to imagine what caused the problem. ( he has no idea either )
I would like to thank you in advance. Any help will be much appretiated.
Ps : sorry for my english!!!
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Re: My Sony burns cds but doesn't burn dvds!!!
It may be a dual laser type burner and the dvd laser has faulted, you can try using a cd/dvd cleaner to clean the laser.
Go to my computer>properties>hardware>device manager and look down the list for your cd/dvd drives and click the '+' sign then highlight your dvd drive and right click to delete.
Restart the pc and windows will find the drive again automatically and install the drivers
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There could be several things which are causing your CD burner not to act in the way it should.
I had a similar type problem after installing Windows XP, .Service Pack 3 onto my Sony VAIO model VGN-SZ330P. The standard Windows burner kept saying there was no CD in the drive but it would play both CDs and DVDs.
I went looking for an alternative and now use IMGBURN which is a free lightweight CD / DVD / HD DVD / Blu-ray burning application . You can find it at http://www.imgburn.com/.
I also installed CDBurnerXP which is another free application to burn CDs and DVDs, including Blu-Ray and HD-DVDs. It also includes the feature to burn and create ISOs, as well as a multilanguage interface. You can find it at http://cdburnerxp.se/en/home
The above does not tell you why your burner is having problems (and they could be numerous), it will certainly get the burner doing everything you need.
If its the DVD/RW CD/RW unit it will possibly have...
NTI CD/DVD Burner which is a part of the Arcade System .
Easy to use and stable as anything I have seen before,3
Fast n Friendly,Remembering the max ram is 2GB and
with all barrells loaded performs like a beautiful piece of art.
Also Nero is an old favourite too.
Producing your own dvds from scratch is a satifying excercise and amazing when you can see the look in everyones eyes,,,,
Yes - Impact is everything.
I found your answer,
Grab you machine and look at the symbols on the disk draw.
The device you have is a CD/RW-DVD Rom.
What this means it is a CD Writer and a DVD Reader.
This device will never burn DVDs.sorry
Yes, you can install the cd with the Nero Software in the new Laptop, and you will be able to write CDs or DVDs, but if you have a combo only you will only be able to write/burn CDs but read DVDs no problem.