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Is your DVD drive a Combo DVD ROM and CD Read/writer? If so it cannot burn DVD only reads DVDs and read and burn CDs.
If the program cannot find a DVD burner then either the burning software cannot support that model DVD burner ot the DVD burner is faulty.
To test the DVD burner, remove it and install it into another computer to test the burner to see if is faulty.
update your driver software for the cd/dvd drive that you have just go to the emachine support website lookup your computer and download the drivers for the drives if that doesnt work it might be a loose connection in the case open the case and make sure all the connections in the case are connected tight and right to the cd/dvd drive
Ok here ya go burn a DVD in Vista:
Insert blank disc
Window automatcally comes up click "Burn Files to Disc"
Type a name for the disc
Use Live Disc Format
Click Next--takes a minute to format
After formatting a special disc burning window opens waiting for files; drag them over and your done
You may have installed a program for the cloning that has "commandeered" your drive. Try doing a System Restore to a date prior to cloning the DVD. You can also try uninstalling any programs like MagicISO or Alcohol and then re-installing your normal burning software. You can also try Uninstalling or disabling your drive and re-booting, forcing a driver reload.
ITs a dvd rom drive. It will not burn blank dvds in order to burn, it has to cd-r/cd-rw/dvd-r/dvd-rw. If a drive cannot write to a blank disc, it will eject it. Rom drives read only (Read Only Memory), Combo drives- burn cd's only read dvd's, and super drives both read and write to cds and dvds.