Vista Won't Recognize Burn Function

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by Bryan, Oct 14, 2007.

  1. Bryan

    Bryan Guest

    I have a custom-built desktop with Vista Ultimate x64, and Vista won't
    recognize the burn function of my optical drive. I have swapped two different
    internal optical drives, neither could burn discs natively in Vista: one was
    a generic DVD-R/CD-RW drive, and the other is a Liteon LH-20A1P 20X Dual
    Layer DVD±RW (installed currently). In the 'Computer' directory, the Liteon
    drive is listed as a 'DVD RW Drive'. In the Device Manager, the Liteon drive
    type is listed as: 'DVD/CD-ROM drives', and the device description is listed
    as: 'CD-ROM Drive'.
    It reads CD and DVD discs without issue, but Vista will not recognize a
    blank disc in the drive. In addition, the 'Burn' feature of Windows Media
    Player prompts me to 'Connect a Burner and restart the Player'.
    3rd-Party burning software works without issue, but Vista will not natively
    recognize the burn function of these drives. Does anyone know how to enable
    the native burn function in Vista?
    Bryan, Oct 14, 2007
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  2. Bryan

    Guest

    On 14-Oct-2007, =?Utf-8?B?QnJ5YW4=?= <>
    wrote:

    > It reads CD and DVD discs without issue, but Vista will not recognize a
    > blank disc in the drive. In addition, the 'Burn' feature of Windows Media
    > Player prompts me to 'Connect a Burner and restart the Player'.
    > 3rd-Party burning software works without issue, but Vista will not
    > natively
    > recognize the burn function of these drives. Does anyone know how to
    > enable
    > the native burn function in Vista?


    Same problem here, with a Liteon and LG drives, Google seems
    to indicate it's a known problem with no solution. Liteon blame
    Microsoft for no drivers, Microsoft say it's a Liteon problem,
    contact Liteon support.
    Vendor says drives are being returned as defective.
    I don't care who's to blame, just want to know how to fix it.
    Drive reads ok, can be selected as a source drive, but
    not as a burn drive, just not there as a destination in
    some burning programs, or just keeps saying insert
    disk in others, inserting a disk just gets the same
    message.
    Help.
    , Oct 14, 2007
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  3. Bryan

    jimrx4 Guest

    If you have serial hard drive(s) try kb930194. Search it first cauze there's
    a 32 and 64 bit version.

    I have a 32 bit system/serial drives and this fixed my problem.


    jimrx4



    "Bryan" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >I have a custom-built desktop with Vista Ultimate x64, and Vista won't
    > recognize the burn function of my optical drive. I have swapped two
    > different
    > internal optical drives, neither could burn discs natively in Vista: one
    > was
    > a generic DVD-R/CD-RW drive, and the other is a Liteon LH-20A1P 20X Dual
    > Layer DVD±RW (installed currently). In the 'Computer' directory, the
    > Liteon
    > drive is listed as a 'DVD RW Drive'. In the Device Manager, the Liteon
    > drive
    > type is listed as: 'DVD/CD-ROM drives', and the device description is
    > listed
    > as: 'CD-ROM Drive'.
    > It reads CD and DVD discs without issue, but Vista will not recognize a
    > blank disc in the drive. In addition, the 'Burn' feature of Windows Media
    > Player prompts me to 'Connect a Burner and restart the Player'.
    > 3rd-Party burning software works without issue, but Vista will not
    > natively
    > recognize the burn function of these drives. Does anyone know how to
    > enable
    > the native burn function in Vista?
    jimrx4, Oct 15, 2007
    #3
  4. Bryan

    Bryan Guest

    Worked like a charm, thanks! I assume this hotfix will be included in SP1 for
    those who are not as proactive about troubleshooting?

    "jimrx4" wrote:

    > If you have serial hard drive(s) try kb930194. Search it first cauze there's
    > a 32 and 64 bit version.
    >
    > I have a 32 bit system/serial drives and this fixed my problem.
    >
    >
    > jimrx4
    >
    >
    >
    > "Bryan" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > >I have a custom-built desktop with Vista Ultimate x64, and Vista won't
    > > recognize the burn function of my optical drive. I have swapped two
    > > different
    > > internal optical drives, neither could burn discs natively in Vista: one
    > > was
    > > a generic DVD-R/CD-RW drive, and the other is a Liteon LH-20A1P 20X Dual
    > > Layer DVD±RW (installed currently). In the 'Computer' directory, the
    > > Liteon
    > > drive is listed as a 'DVD RW Drive'. In the Device Manager, the Liteon
    > > drive
    > > type is listed as: 'DVD/CD-ROM drives', and the device description is
    > > listed
    > > as: 'CD-ROM Drive'.
    > > It reads CD and DVD discs without issue, but Vista will not recognize a
    > > blank disc in the drive. In addition, the 'Burn' feature of Windows Media
    > > Player prompts me to 'Connect a Burner and restart the Player'.
    > > 3rd-Party burning software works without issue, but Vista will not
    > > natively
    > > recognize the burn function of these drives. Does anyone know how to
    > > enable
    > > the native burn function in Vista?

    >
    Bryan, Oct 17, 2007
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  5. Bryan

    Ryan T Guest

    Thanks a bunch. i have been on the phone with MS support for 2 weeks trying
    to fix this problem and your solution worked!!! Amazing that the MS support
    staff a unaware of their own fixes :(.

    "jimrx4" wrote:

    > If you have serial hard drive(s) try kb930194. Search it first cauze there's
    > a 32 and 64 bit version.
    >
    > I have a 32 bit system/serial drives and this fixed my problem.
    >
    >
    > jimrx4
    >
    >
    >
    > "Bryan" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > >I have a custom-built desktop with Vista Ultimate x64, and Vista won't
    > > recognize the burn function of my optical drive. I have swapped two
    > > different
    > > internal optical drives, neither could burn discs natively in Vista: one
    > > was
    > > a generic DVD-R/CD-RW drive, and the other is a Liteon LH-20A1P 20X Dual
    > > Layer DVD±RW (installed currently). In the 'Computer' directory, the
    > > Liteon
    > > drive is listed as a 'DVD RW Drive'. In the Device Manager, the Liteon
    > > drive
    > > type is listed as: 'DVD/CD-ROM drives', and the device description is
    > > listed
    > > as: 'CD-ROM Drive'.
    > > It reads CD and DVD discs without issue, but Vista will not recognize a
    > > blank disc in the drive. In addition, the 'Burn' feature of Windows Media
    > > Player prompts me to 'Connect a Burner and restart the Player'.
    > > 3rd-Party burning software works without issue, but Vista will not
    > > natively
    > > recognize the burn function of these drives. Does anyone know how to
    > > enable
    > > the native burn function in Vista?

    >
    Ryan T, Oct 18, 2007
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