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dvd writer

by bigtonyt / February 11, 2004 9:36 AM PST

My DVD writer will not burn cd it keep telling me to insert blank disk. But I have a blank disk inside of my writer. It will read music a data cd and read DVD disk but no cd to make music cd do I have a conflict somewhere. I had some disk left over from my other cd burner that went on the haywire and I went to the liteon web site and it told me windows xp will use adapter no divers available any help will be gladly appreciate

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Re:dvd writer
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 11, 2004 9:46 AM PST
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"and it told me windows xp will use adapter no divers available "

I had to install the recording software that came with my DVD drives. While the DVD/CD functions, recording might not without recording software.

Be aware that "drivers" are not available, since the recording function is not a driver issue, but SOFTWARE.


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Re:Re:dvd writer
by bigtonyt / February 11, 2004 6:40 PM PST
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wow thanks,,,,,,,,,, that was it now it working fine

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"insert blank disk"
by lisette / November 15, 2005 7:33 AM PST
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Hi Bob,
I have a Memup dual,plug and play,2 years old. Since 6 months, he wouldn't write on dvd-r, but had no problems with dvd-rw. I asked Sagem the nature of the problem and they answered me the thing was "unrepairable broken". Since a week now, he won't write on dvd-rw either (or +). The only thing he writes now or cd's -r or -rw (I can put a video on it but it's limited to 700 mb of course). When I insert a dvd- or + (rw), he says the same thing : insert a blank disk. Is there still hope for me?
Amd athlon 1300 ghz, 20 giga hard disk, xp professional (use the xp-program to burn because the software Nero express had a bug in it or something like that: my pc always crashed when i tried to use it)
Thanks for the help

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Keep in mind...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 15, 2005 7:53 AM PST
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That my post has a typographic error in it. If you want to record, you need recording software for DVDs. Your post didn't tell what you used.

I use CDBURNERXP a lot and it works with DVDRW of both types.

-> Unrepairable is quite true given that dual layer 16X drives are under 40 bucks from You can't get a tech cheap enough to fix this one.


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insert blank disk
by lisette / November 15, 2005 4:02 PM PST
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The memup intern dvd writer (ide 1008) has cost me 149 euro in december 2003. I don't call that very cheap. But I will keep your suggestion in mind, and will try to install again special-recording software for dvd. Although it worked fine after I trew Nero out. The thing that really bugs me tough : when I insert a blank dvd, you are invited to choose an application : burn with media player, do nothing etc. He sees a blank dvd ! But when I try to burn, after choosing the divx-movie I want -} he asks me to insert a blank disk....and when I press annulation and go to the explorer, the E: has changed in cd-rom.
(maybe it's normal) And when I choose : burn with media player, you can only choose music..but he refuse to burn it : insert blank disk.
However I don't have a problem burning a divx-movie on a cd-r or rw. I will first try your suggestion, and let you know how it went.

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by TippmannA5 / November 15, 2005 7:57 AM PST
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Nero and Ashampoo make great DVD burning software.

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