|"I guess you have found out that I am a poor speller."|
I'm a fairly good speller but a poor typist and I make a lot of typos.
This web site has a basic automatic spell checker, similar to the ones often present in many email programs.
When it suspects you have mis-spelled a word, when your cursor is not on a word, or not at the end of the word, it makes a red underline appear under the word, when you're typing in the post, or when you Edit an existing post.
If you RIGHT click on the underlined word, a list pops up with possible correct spellings, you can click on one of them to place the word where the mis-spelled word on the page was.
You can Edit any of your own posts, for a limited time, except for the first one if you started the Topic and at least one response post has appeared, by clicking on the icon that looks like a notepad at the top of each of your posts.
I am frequently using both the spell checker's suggested spellings (the mis-spelling is usually due to my typos) and Edit to make corrections to my posts.
"I use Roxio's Easy CD & DVD Creator 6 which has DVD Builder in it and I have used something Free Video to DVD. "
Can you determine the specific name for "something Free Video to DVD" ?
As I said above,,,,
"NOTE that if you install more than one burning program that did not come with Windows or a higher version of Windows Media Player, they often have a resident module that runs all the time and the resident modules of different burning programs can clash with each other and cause problems. Install one at a time, or disable the resident modules of all but one from running at a time."
I know for sure that Roxio EMC software has at least one resident module that runs all the time.
A disabled friend of mine insisted that I install it for her on her computers, and I have installed several versions of EMC for her.
I also know thru experience with her systems that Roxio software has a lot more bugs in it than most burning software, and it can be a pain in the axx to get rid of an existing EMC installation and start over again if something goes wrong with it, because sometimes it will NOT un-install normally when something goes wrong.
When it DOES un-install using it's own un-install program, there are a LOT of registry entries for it left behind in the Registry.
If you DO have that "clash" problem, if you un-install "something Free Video to DVD" in Control Panel -Add or Remove Programs,you may then be able to make video disks with Roxio fine.
If that doesn't help, you could try un-installing Roxio EMC and installing it again, but I know from experience that sometimes that doesn't help and the only way you can get it to install properly is to install Windows from scratch to wipe out the left behind Roxio registry settings, then install Roxio EMC,
OR, you could try using System Restore to load a restore point that was made BEFORE Roxio EMC was installed the first time, then install Roxio EMC.
NOTE that it is a VERY good idea to disable any resident modules of any anti-malware software you have installed BEFORE you install software yourself, and it's probably VERY important that you do that before you install any Roxio software !
See response 3 regarding disabling resident modules of anti-malware software:
See response 14 in that if you have Panda Global Protection
"However when I put a blank DVD in it windows than changes that drive to a CD-Drive. There is nothing any black label or any thing but CD-Drive."
What I said was....
"E.g. when I insert a blank DVD-R disk, the label changes to CD Drive in My Computer in XP, there is a tiny black label on the icon's disk image that shows DVD-R in white letters on it."
- when I insert the blank DVD-R while XP is running, a small window pops up.
If I select Open writable CD folder using Windows Explorer, or if I select Take no Action, this has happened when I look in My Computer....
- the text label for the drive changes to CD Drive
- the icon for the drive has an image of a disk - the tiny black label is a black bar on top of that disk image with DVD-R in it in white lettering.
That black bar is so small it's easy to miss seeing it.
"With the blank DVD in the burner and I click on it Windows come back with Incorrect Function to see if it would chane it to anything that saide DVD. That is why I think this DVD burner can not make a video dvd."
"The combo CD/DVD burner does work great in reading CD and DVD data and writing CD and DVD data and I can play DVD movies."
In that case there is probably absolutely nothing wrong with the drive or it's connection to the computer or the mode it's running in in Windows or the way is being detected by Windows itself.
It's also quite likely that when you get that message when you click on it you can't burn anything with that drive.
There's no such thing as a drive that can burn data DVDs but not burn video DVDs -a video DVD is merely another type of data DVD.
Your problem is probably a software problem.
See the above info in this post about un-installing the other burning program or un-installing and re-installing Roxio EMC.