CD & DVD ?

  podlod 11:37 22 Oct 2007

Hi there, I have a DVD multi recorder on my PC and it works ok when I place in my CD-RW 700mb disc to back up my photos, but when I place in a DVD-RW 4.7 gb disc to use, a panel comes up saying place in your disc, but the panel just does not light up for me to click on and use, could you please tell me where I am going wrong? Thanks for any help.

  jack 12:03 22 Oct 2007

I suspect there is a 'shortfall' in the 'burn software' that will not allow DVD RW but accepts CD RW- Which ever software it is check out for up grades or similar.

  ambra4 12:04 22 Oct 2007

This might work to get your drives working download and run

click here

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 14:51 22 Oct 2007

XP will NOT write to a DVD but will write to a CD.

If you want to burn DVD discs you will need third party software like NERO or Burn4 free click here
Deepburner click here
CDBurnerXP click here

  podlod 14:46 09 Nov 2007

Hi again, sorry in coming back to your replies but have been away, I deleted Nero which I had on my PC because I could not copy anything on my CD`s or DVD`s I am now still complexed on what to do, all I want to do is copy certain info to a CD but unable to, H E L P !!!!!!!

  podlod 15:27 09 Nov 2007

Hi, I have tried 3 free sites to try burning info from my pc to a cd but it still cannot burn my info? obviously I am not performing something correct? please help, need to download important info!

  podlod 15:59 09 Nov 2007

Ok, I have re-installed Nero by a restore point, but when I tried to copy on my CD it said " buffer underrun protector activated, and uknown burn phase " any ideas please??

  crosstrainer 16:08 09 Nov 2007

Nero, and then follow the link above for xpburner pro. It's easy to use, free and has no bug's as Nero does.

  jimv7 17:07 09 Nov 2007

When you used nero, you did use the drop down box to change from a cd to a dvd.

  Totally-braindead 17:11 09 Nov 2007

Could you tell us 2 things. Firstly has the drive ever worked and secondly can you give us the make and model number of the drive.

  podlod 15:30 11 Nov 2007

Hi all, well I have downloaded a trial version of Nero to see if it was me, and low and behold it works for CD`s but I dont know if it works for DVD`s yet? so what I am going to do is download the advised xpburner pro and see if that works, I will come back to you and let you know, but still thanks for your help so far!!

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