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I'm having some issues with my DVD burner. I tried burning a DVD and it cannot recognize any disc I throw at it, I've tried DVD+RW's, DVD-R's.
The day before this happened I had tried playing a DVD and it wouldn't play. I tried playing one of the Matrix's, The Village and a Star Trek DVD, none of them would play.
This has happened before, the last time it happened I was getting ready to re-install Windows anyways, so I done that and everything was fine afterwards.
Got any advice on how to fix it without re-installing?
Its a BenQ 16X DVD+/-R/RW drive.
Oh, I forgot to mention that I can play DVDs now but I cannot burn a DVD. The software, Nero, Intervideo WinCinema Creator, neither would recognize the disc.
Thanks in advance.