DVD burning errors

Dell Vostro 1500 notebook
December 13, 2009 at 20:12:52
Specs: Windows 7
i recently upgraded to windows 7. its a fresh hard drive and OS. I'm pretty sure that i downloaded and installed every driver know to man off the dell site. i keep trying to burn a DVD but every time it goes through the process then at 99% the disk pops out and says there was a burn error. i have tried 3 burning programs to include Roxio 10, Nero 9 and windows 7 DVD maker. i have also tried 2 brands of disk. before i upgraded i used the same disk so i know its not a bad batch. everything i look up says drivers but i have nothing else i can upgrade. can anyone shed some like on this issue. oh yeah the drive still detects disk just fine just doesn't burn.

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#1
December 13, 2009 at 20:24:07
Try to lower the speed 8x.U should know nero sucks there are alot of free burning software.

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#2
December 13, 2009 at 22:26:06
Yeah, that used to happen to me in my younger days. Age will eventually cure it. In the meantime try a stiff new pair of Levi's.

"It was far easier for you as civilized men to behave like barbarians
than it was for them as barbarians to behave like civilized men."


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#3
December 13, 2009 at 22:49:45
Too funny Dave.

;-)

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#4
December 13, 2009 at 23:05:31
Thanks, I couldn't let a typo like that pass by with no comment.

"It was far easier for you as civilized men to behave like barbarians
than it was for them as barbarians to behave like civilized men."


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#5
December 13, 2009 at 23:44:48
Don't they call that the rhythm method?

Goin' Fishin' (Some day)


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#6
December 14, 2009 at 08:13:55
"every time it goes through the process then at 99% the dick pops out and says there was a burn error"

Sounds like a VD, not a DVD.


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#7
December 14, 2009 at 12:14:06
OHHH, that's even better. I wish I'd thought of that.

"It was far easier for you as civilized men to behave like barbarians
than it was for them as barbarians to behave like civilized men."


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#8
December 14, 2009 at 12:18:05
Darn, the OP edited it.

"It was far easier for you as civilized men to behave like barbarians
than it was for them as barbarians to behave like civilized men."


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#9
December 15, 2009 at 08:37:24
thank you all for your wonderful comments on my spelling slip. it really is funny that i would chose that word, in that sentience to slip up.

any rate i have tried every speed that i am allowed to use. still gives me the same error.


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#10
December 15, 2009 at 12:21:31
It happens occasionally when people discuss problems with their floppy disks or hard disk drives but I think yours is a first. I'm glad you can see the humor in it as no ill will is intended.

Normally I'd think the problem with your DVD burner was with the burner software but you've tried several varieties. The only thing I'd add is sometimes the various types will interfere with one another. Did you uninstall each one prior to the installation of a new one so you only had one installed at a time?

Other than that maybe it's a problem with the burner. Perhaps windows 7 is expecting different things from it than previous versions. In that case you might look for a firmware upgrade for the burner.

"It was far easier for you as civilized men to behave like barbarians
than it was for them as barbarians to behave like civilized men."


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#11
December 15, 2009 at 12:47:56
yes i uninstalled each one before i even loaded the next. i have not tried to do the firmware yet. any good sites to find firmware? the only one i know of for my computer is dell. when i type in my compute info it gives me one the is suppose to be "Specific" to my computer but when i run it, it cant find the drive so it doesn't install.

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#12
December 15, 2009 at 13:11:39
Can you post a link to the support page for your model or post back the service tag number of your Dell? It should be on a sticker, probably on the bottom of the laptop.

"It was far easier for you as civilized men to behave like barbarians
than it was for them as barbarians to behave like civilized men."


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#13
December 15, 2009 at 13:23:30
the tag number is 3BFSFD1.

my drive is GSA-T11N as per device manager
the driver on dell is GSA-T21N


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#14
December 15, 2009 at 15:19:50
So you downloaded the firmware upgrade for the GSA-T21N and it refused to install because it couldn't find the drive?

I did find some discussion from others having the GSA-T11N in that model and having the same problem.

I doubt it matters but the upgrade doesn't list windows 7 as one of the compatible OS's.

This is a firmware upgrade for the "HLDS GSA-T11N" which I assume is what you have. Dell shows it as being in an Optiplex but the firmware upgrade should depend on the DVD model and not the laptop model:

http://support.us.dell.com/support/...

I assume if it's not the right one then you'll get the same error.

"It was far easier for you as civilized men to behave like barbarians
than it was for them as barbarians to behave like civilized men."


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#15
December 16, 2009 at 13:52:17
amazing! it actually recognized the drive and installed. i have a disk burning now so lets hope it doesn't error out. thank you for finding that firmware.

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#16
December 16, 2009 at 16:35:48
You're welcome. I hope it works out. If not try going to the microsoft update site and see if it finds anything you need.

"It was far easier for you as civilized men to behave like barbarians
than it was for them as barbarians to behave like civilized men."


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