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Please help with my hp laptop

by wowdoo / November 25, 2012 3:29 AM PST

I have recently got a hp compaq note book. I was recommended to buy Verbatim discs to burn. I have bought a 50 disc pack of DVD-R discs and I have tried two burning software Nero and Shampoo but I still cannot burn the discs. Have i wasted my money a choice of 2 + or - and I have buy the wrong one. PLEASE can somone help me. Thanx

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The last HP's I've seen include recording software.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 25, 2012 4:04 AM PST

You didn't reveal why you didn't use what came with the HP. Maybe there is more to this story like this is an used laptop?

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by Willy / November 25, 2012 4:27 AM PST

You need to explain besides trying to burn a disc, what you're burning. HP does recommend using DVD-R+ blanks as general use. Also, if you brought cheap brand, like Memorex, it's not uncommon to have issues. What if any error is displayed, post it.

tada -----Willy Happy

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by pgc3 / November 26, 2012 1:45 AM PST

My guess is that is is not the media that you are using but rather how you are going about it or what you are trying to do. Rarely have I seen media, CD'S DVD'S that did not function in many and most systems. IF it is the FULL version of a current Nero that you are using you shouldn't have a problem. IF it is the trial version, such as comes with new drives, you will not have full burning functionality with DVD media, the trial variant is basically a "CARROT" Another issue could be copyright, if you are trying to burn (copy) such as rentals, there are ways around this that require more in depth software(s) and might typically deemed not legal as in copyright infringement.

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