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How can I make my dvd drive burn dvds


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aquevedo831

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Hello my laptop has a dvd drive and I want to burn dvds with it. When i try burning dvds I recieve a message stating "no dvd burner drive recognized" My dvd drive model is HL-DT-ST RW/DVD GCC-4241N. I was wondering if there is a driver that i can download to update my drive. Or if there is software I can download to let me burn dvds with my drive.
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well this might sound stupid but, do you actually have a DVD burning drive???


obviously you cannot burn dvd's without a DVD rewritable drive.

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It does not specifically say. All it says is dvd rom. I have looked on the internet and I have found it should burn dvds.
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a DVD-ROM drive will allow you to read DVD's but will not allow you to burn DVD's.

go to control panel--->system--->hardware--->device manager--->DVD/CR-ROM drives and see if it says that it is a DVD-RW drive or DVD-ROM drive,

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It says DVD/Cd-rom drives and when you click on the plus to see the items it sais, HL-DT-ST RW/DVD GCC-4241N
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well funilly enough i have a LG DVD-ROM drive aswell.

it is a ROM drive which will not allow you to burn DVD's

it can read CD's (ROM/RW/R), DVD's (+/- RW) but will not allow you to burn them thats where you get the message "no dvd burner drive recognized" because there isnt actually a DVD writable drive.

sorry to say but you might have to bu a DVD/RW drive to allow you to burn DVD's

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Is there no possible way to make it burn dvds. Like installing a certain driver for it. Or some sort of software.
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no not whatsoever

there is a big difference in writable drives and readable drives

you have to buy a new drive in order to burn DVD's there is no other way around it if you wnat i can help steer you in the right direction in buying a drive but then thats where the help stops i dont no how to install drives into laptops i hear they are trickey to get into but im sure someone can help you with that.

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Well thank you for your help. I know which dvd burner drive i want to buy. It was specifically made for my laptop. Thanks for your help
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Seems to be a common problem with HL-DT-ST RW/DVD GCC-4241N burner

Try this dell fix it may help Dell fix

Edited by HaraldR, 19 June 2006 - 06:58 PM.

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HaraldR I did what you said and I still get the error message "No compatible DVD-Recorders found"
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Get the DVD burner drive you found aquevedo. The one you have now is only a DVD ROM (aka reader ONLY).

Installing should be very easy for most laptops. Usually have one or two screws to secure a lock underneath the laptop. Unlock that and you should be able to pop it out.
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Thank you. I guess this is resolved.
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