Vista won't burn Data CDs

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by Wingman, Mar 12, 2007.

  1. Wingman

    Wingman Guest

    When I insert a blank disc (CD-R), Vista prompts me to "Burn Files To Disc
    Using Windows".

    -I select this then change Disc name & format to "mastered".

    -I then move the documents I want to burn to the DVD RW Drive (E:).

    -I select "Burn Files" and it begins to add data to image disc but suddenly
    ejects the CD and an error message follows: "There was a problem burning this
    disc" and thats it! No help, no troubleshoot, no solutions!

    Windows says I have the most updated driver for my DVD-RW Drive. (ATAPI DVD
    W DH16W1P ATA)

    In device manager the name for my drive is missing the 'R' in DVD RW. So it
    only reads ATAPI DVD W DH16W1P.... could this be the problem?

    What's more puzzling is that I've used Windows Media Player to burn music
    files. It worked great! So the CD-Rs are fine. I'd prefer to use the windows
    burning wizard or whatever so I don't have to buy Nero etc...

    Please Help! I hope I was detailed enough. Thanks for your time!
    Wingman, Mar 12, 2007
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  2. Wingman

    Ryan Guest

    I'm having a similar problem with a Gateway system. I can't burn Data DVD's using Windows. - .NET Developer Portal of Choice
    Ryan, Apr 27, 2007
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  3. Richard G. Harper, Apr 28, 2007
  4. Wingman

    Larry Maturo Guest

    Don't depend on Windows for your drivers. Half the time their drivers
    lock up the system and requires you to roll back to before you installed
    them. Be suure to visit the drive makers web-site to see if they have
    new Vista drivers available.

    -- Larry Maturo
    Larry Maturo, May 30, 2007
  5. Wingman

    terryskibby Guest

    I have the same DVD drive on an Acer Aspire T180 series desktop computer
    using Vista Home Premium. The name of the drive shows up the same way
    as yours in the device manager (missing the 'R').

    I was able to burn a CD (data) as you described, using a TDK CD-R 52X
    disk. I think it burned at 48X. Is it possible to burn at a slower
    speed, would that help? Also was the disk usable?

    Once I encountered a problem where the disk did not burn, I switched to
    another burning program called NTI CD and DVD maker-7 and was
    terryskibby, Jun 21, 2007
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