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DVD Burner Issues


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Hello. I just purchased a brand new (two weeks old) laptop. It is a Toshiba Satellite A105-S4114. It has a DVD recorder built into it that can obviously record DVD and CD. The only mentions of DVD recording in the manuals appear to be DVD-RAM though. I want to burn some video files that I have onto a DVD+R and it either tells me the D: drive is inaccessible or its invalid media whenever I put in a DVD+R. I have tried both regular and dual layer discs.

Now, the only thing in the manual is it says that I need to Right Click on the drive, click Properties, and if I want to enable write to DVD-RAM only I need to uncheck the Write something something CD box. However, if I want to burn CD's, I need to re-enable this. I have tried it both ways and still get the same errors. I have restarted and just cannot figure this out and Toshiba's tech support site sucks and its too late to call :whistling: .

Anyways, any assistance on this issue would be appreciated.

Thank you in advance!
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Have you got DVD writing software
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I was wondering if you tried a post in the "toshiba" either General or Peer to Peer Forums which are part of the overall Notebook Forums which has other brands as well i.e. HP/Compaq, Sony, Acer etc.
The Link for the Notebook Forums which you will scroll down til you get to the Toshiba heading is:

My Webpage

I have asked some model specific questions there and gotten replies from owners of the same model, although I must say not all of the time.
You may want to give that forum a try and see if you have any luck.
Have a great day and cheers.

( I should say if the model is really new sometimes it is too early to get a reply in the peer to peer and a post in the General Forum might get more attention.

Good Luck!! :whistling:
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Thanks guys. Yes, I have DVD burning software, but its awful. I tried to just do it through the windows built in software by the drag and drop method and by creating a folder, moving the files, and selecting the burn option. No success with any of it.

Just to update, I posted at that site, links here if anyone would like to follow it:

Notebook Forum Posting

Edited by Exdeus, 25 August 2006 - 10:00 PM.

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Does it see files on a DVD -R / +R disc you have already made, even on another PC
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Does it see files on a DVD -R / +R disc you have already made, even on another PC


I haven't tried another PC yet. However, I tried multiple blank DVD's. So, I pulled from the middle of the stack of 25 and the bottom and the top and everywhere in between :whistling: Thanks though...I have checked most of what I thought would be the obvious, such as the discs and such. No red exclamations in the Device Manager, etc.
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If you have a DVDR disc which has files on it, see if your PC can see them
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If you have a DVDR disc which has files on it, see if your PC can see them


Sorry I misunderstood your original post.

The only burned DVD I have are either direct backup copies of DVD's that I own those were all detected and opened by my computer automatically when I put in the DVD's.

Also on a side note, something I found odd was that whenever I put in other blank DVD's the error stating

D:/ is inaccessible
Incorrect Function

Whats wierd about it is that it pops up automatically when I don't even try to access the drive. I have never had that pop up before until I try to access the drive by a program or Windows Explorer.

Edited by Exdeus, 25 August 2006 - 10:39 PM.

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Also, when right clicking on the drive and properties there is a tab I have never seen before. Its called DLA.

In this tab, there is the following information presented as so:

Drive: MATSHITA DVD-RAM UJ-841S (fw:1.60)
Disc: No Media


Drag-and-drop recording
Select this option to use Drive Letter Access (DLA) as your drag-and-drop software for your recorder drive(s).

<Check Box> Enable DLA on your drives <box is checked>


Reset Warnings Dialogs <button you can push>


Sonic <-company logo


Im heading off to bed, have to be up early. I will check back in the morning.

Thanks for the help Keith

Edited by Exdeus, 25 August 2006 - 10:49 PM.

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Is it Sonic software
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Excellent observation, " is it Sonic software'?

I had horrible issues with my present 3 yr old toshiba and that software. I had to rid of it to do decent dvd's. Toshiba comes with horrible dvd software that causes a lot of headaches!!!!

Just a btw comment!!! :whistling:
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