DVD drive won't burn - Disc not writable

  Andyb43 19:57 20 Jun 2005
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I have a NEC ND 3500 AG dvd writer, when I try to burn any DVD, it says that the disc is not writeable, when it is writable. I am using Nero, but have tried using other programs, but I get the same message.

PS I am using Windows XP.

  timeteam2004 20:14 20 Jun 2005

Have you turned off the in-built XP burning software?

Open My Computer.

Right-click your DVD writer and select Properties.

Click the Recording tab and remove the tick next to "Enable CD recording on this drive"

  john-232317 20:16 20 Jun 2005
  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:19 20 Jun 2005

What type of disk are you trying to use?

Check the driver can write to those discs DVD-R or DVD+R

Is the disk already full and finalised?

Some drives are fussy about the manufacturers disks one of my machines will not burn certain discs.

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