home premium won't burn DVD or CDs

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by A, Oct 15, 2007.

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    A Guest

    Goes through all its gyrations and at the very end comes up with an error
    message that there was a problem and the disc may be unusable. Turning the
    things over, it looks like nothing at all was burned, after several minutes
    of DVD writer drive activity.

    Tried DVD -R, +R, -RW, +RW, Cd -R , CD -RW to same end.

    What's going on and how do I fix it? Thanks.
    John
     
    A, Oct 15, 2007
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  2. Sounds like it could be a defect with the DVD writer. What type of content
    are you trying to write to disc? Can you burn data in other burning
    utilities?
     
    Andre Da Costa [ActiveWin], Oct 15, 2007
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    Data. And you're probably right; I tried another writer software and it had
    errors too. Crud.

    Thanks for your help.
    John
     
    A, Oct 15, 2007
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    A Guest

    You were right. Thank you for pointing me in the right direction.

    John
     
    A, Oct 15, 2007
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    Chad Harris Guest

    John--

    Here's the thing. I'm not sure your hardware DVD drive is the problem.
    There are a series of T-shooting steps you can use to check that out, but
    percentage wise, the problem with burning or using the DVD or a CD drive are
    probably software. I didn't understand the ref to Live. What exactly is the
    error message? The fact it's not burning does not at all mean that the hdw
    is faulty.

    Troubleshooting the DVD Drive
    http://www.ultimatepcrepair.com/news/49.html

    Also, filter values in the reg can interfere with any aspect of burning with
    any type of burning software, and recently I've seen it interfere with even
    an Ipod showing up when plugged into a PC. Check to make sure you don't have
    any, and if you do, delete them:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929461/en-us

    Good luck,

    CH
     
    Chad Harris, Oct 15, 2007
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