DVD burning

Toshiba SATELLITE
July 23, 2009 at 14:36:08
Specs: Windows XP
My DVD burner will no longer burn DVD's. It will still read them, as well as CD's. It will even burn CD's, but any burning to a DVD is not possible anymore. Normally I use Nero, and I tried also using Intervideo WinDVD Creator, but that program didn't even register a DVD recording device. Any chance it's a driver issue, and not an expensive hardware issue?

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#1
July 23, 2009 at 14:45:03
update the drivers to verify if it is the drive or drivers

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#2
July 23, 2009 at 15:31:07
I tried to do that, and I also uninstalled it so that it would reinstall at start-up, without success

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#3
July 23, 2009 at 16:14:07
You don't need special drivers for an optical drive...they're part of the OS. Try another burning program to be sure it's not a software problem.

http://www.filehippo.com/download_c...


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#4
July 24, 2009 at 05:00:42
Jam is right. Once you removed the driver and Windows re-installed it, your next bet is the burning software. Thats what needs to be re-installed.

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#5
July 24, 2009 at 16:09:51
tried to use the other software (CDBurner XP) and it won't burn- came up with this error "(devPowerCalibrationError) could not write to Disc (LBA:0 Length: 32). Power Calibration Area Error. -0x037303"

Thanks for the input, everyone.


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#6
July 25, 2009 at 09:58:12
I use Roxio (I find it to be somewhat unstable) and from time to time it fails to recognize the optical drive. Roxio provided a patch that I run whenever this happens.

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#7
July 25, 2009 at 10:08:42
Are you periodically using System Restore? Once the Roxio patch has been applied it should be installed until you change Roxio or Windows.

The patch is an update for Roxio's list of supported optical drives.

It is possible your data cable is loose or has a broken wire in it. If you have another cable try changing it.


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