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Problems with my d drive


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peterdavies79

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I've just bought some DVD-R disks to save some information yet every time I try to do it I get a message saying windows encountered a problem and it doesn't work. I tried setting the recording speed to 16x as this is what it says on the packet the discs came in to no avail.
The disc drive is working fine otherwise.
I recently installed a genuine copy of windows XP and I know I lost some of my drivers. Could this be my problem or is it something as silly as I've bought the wrong types of disc? I don't know too much about computers but I figured all discs are the same excepy DVD ones hold more info.
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You need third-party software to write to DVD discs. The built-in Windows XP CD-writing function does not work with DVD --- it's for CD media only.

Edited by pip22, 03 March 2007 - 02:38 AM.

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What you have not said is if you have a DVD-RW drive at all. If you are using the microsoft cd burning utility then you can't burn a DVD anyway, as it cannot do that. You should have some kind of burning software that came with your computer if it has a dvd-rw drive. Check in your device manager, or system info to find out if you even have a dvd-rw drive.

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Hey guys. I do have a DVD-RW drive but as I said I guess I lost the relevant drivers to make it work properly when I installed XP. Is there a way I can find out exactly what drive I've got and if I can download the correct driver to make it work? I don't have any installation discs.
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Pulling the drive is the easist method i know. They are usually marked as to what they are. There are no real drivers for DVD-rw drives. Windows XP usually recognizes them for what they are. What you will really need is some DVD burning software. May i suggest this.

http://www.surplusco...p;item=SWW13452

The only thing i do not install from Nero is the IN CD program. It has caused me problems in the past and its only use is for rewritable disks.

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Thanks, I'll give it a try
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