PC Hardware forum

General discussion

DVD+R DL problem

I have WinXp and a DVD burner on the Dell Laptop which I use as a desktop computer. When I have tried to back up My Documents on a DVD+R DL it won't accept that disk. Is there some trick to using a double layer DVD that I don't know about?

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: DVD+R DL problem
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: DVD+R DL problem
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
1. XP doesn't know about DVD recorders.

In reply to: DVD+R DL problem

2. You may only have a single layer recorder.
3. Your recording software may not support DL recording.

So far there are areas you need to address. This is far from automatic and nothing in XP supports this. Find out more about your machine and software.

Collapse -
Assuming the DVD burner came with the laptop

In reply to: DVD+R DL problem

There should be DVD software on your laptop. Call up the software for DVD burning before asking the burner to preform a burn, otherwise XP can only do CD burning natively. Like Bob says, XP does not do DVD burning by itself.
AND: Need more info on what you have hardware wise.

Collapse -
Assuming ther DVD burner came with the laptop

In reply to: Assuming the DVD burner came with the laptop

Thanks everybody. I have figured out that the burner on the Dell laptop which is WinXP and used as a desktop is only a single layer burner. However the Lenovo little Laptop which has Vista and has to use an external DVD drive accepts the DL disk. But I am not sure that Sonic software accepts it. It made three disks to backup the whole computer but I am dubious about them. Will try some other software. What I used was Lenovo's(IBM) backup program which is easy to use.

Popular Forums

Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
Laptops 21,181 discussions
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
Phones 17,137 discussions
Security 31,287 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
Windows 10 2,657 discussions


This one tip will help you sleep better tonight

A few seconds are all you need to get a better night's rest.