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CD Burner Recognition

by cesarino / December 16, 2004 7:40 PM PST

There have been times that I installed a burner program ( Roxio and Nero ) when the computer would not recognize the burner. Recently installed Roxio XP edition onto an XP os ( Hewlett Packard Computer ) and it indicated it would not work with the computer.I had uninstalled Sonic first. Is there some way to make the os allow the burner to work? Not an expert in this...? Thanks

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Not really.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 16, 2004 8:47 PM PST
In reply to: CD Burner Recognition

The Windows OS has nothing to do with this since this version didn't know about CD/DVD recorders.

However the usual causes are outdated motherboard drivers and unsupported drives. Roxio and Nero have a database of what drives they support. And again we have an issue that some try to use what Roxio/Nero that came with one drive with another drive. Some of those (most!) are locked to a specific make/model drive.

And yes, you get to be an expert at this after awhile.

Bob

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Very Helpful..thanks
by cesarino / December 17, 2004 7:55 PM PST
In reply to: Not really.

Appreciate your response. Clears things up for me. I suppose that I would have to go to the Roxio or Nero site to finally determine which drives they do or do not support.

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Sorry, I forgot what I use to see if the CDRW is working.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 17, 2004 10:00 PM PST
In reply to: Very Helpful..thanks
http://www.cdburnerxp.se/ is free and works with an amazing variety of CD/DVD recorders. If the motherboard drivers are proper and the drives are recognised by the BIOS this usually lets us use the drives while we sort out Roxio or other issues.

Bob
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