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DVD burner with USB enclosure is not recognized.

by RealSword / February 24, 2005 11:51 PM PST

Recently the DVD/CDRW drive on my Dell laptop went down. To save money, I bought an internal DVD burner(Yamakawa DVR 7-08 8X DVD+/-RW (R888-1002 )) and a USB 2.0 Enclosurer. I thought it should plug and play, but after I put everything together, the laptop(XP) did not recognize it as a DVD writer. The windows explorer did add a label to the DVD driver as "DVD-R", but after I insert a blank DVD+R disk, the label changed to "CD drive". I then tried the software(EZBurning) came with Dell, the software complained that it can not find any DVD writer divice. Any help will be appreciated.

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Missing info and ...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 25, 2005 3:48 AM PST

" I then tried the software(EZBurning) came with Dell, the software complained that it can not find any DVD writer divice. "

While you missed one item on your post, the make/model of the laptop my bet is the EZBurning software is locked to the make/model of the drive that came with the Dell.

If you just need data DVD recording, try what I use ->

In closing, my external wasn't that stable until XP SP2


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Thank you, it's a software problem.
by RealSword / March 1, 2005 12:34 AM PST
In reply to: Missing info and ...

Man, you are good. I download the software you mentioned, it does locate the DVD writer, it even name the label as its brand name. Thank you very much.

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Best of continued luck.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 1, 2005 1:05 AM PST

Be sure to check the CDBurnerXP site for updates. There's one feature missing in that software, but for 99% of the time it's all I need.


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