I'm not quite sure where in the process the problem is occurring...are you attempting to burn the DVD (using what software?) or have you already burned the DVD and are now trying to install? (Are you trying to do an in-place upgrade or a fresh installation?) The primary solution will depend on the answer, but as I noted in the Getting Started guide, you can always use Daemon Tools or another emulator to install Vista without a physical DVD drive.
Hope this helps and let us know.
I am trying to install windows vista on my dell notebook. Its built in CD-RW/DVD drive does not work, so I am trying to use a CyberHome external DVD burner to install Vista. When I go into Start-Run-Browse-My Computer and click on the external drive (E:), it popsup with the error:
E:\ is not accessible. Incorrect Function.
So is there any way to fix this? Obviously, the computer recongnizes the drive but does not want to access it.