new spanker laptop and cd/dvd burner

  lapnutty 06:54 06 Oct 2006

I've finally bought alaptop which is great. an acer 1642zwmli.

the only tech problwm is trying to send files to the cd or dvd. it either tells me there i need a recordable cd/dvd or the dvd/cd isn't formattted. i formatt the disc and then it says there's nothing in the drive.
i put something in the drive andi t tells me to formatt it! I'm getting nowhere!

i've tried the cd wizard on windows and the cd/dvd maker that acer provide.

i'm fed up!

help please

it transfers to memory stick fine!


  STREETWORK 07:30 06 Oct 2006

What type of disks are you using? are they RW or RW+ or...

  lapnutty 12:00 06 Oct 2006


i've got cd -r and dvd +rw - i have managed to get something on the dvd a p.point presentation but now it wont play on the pc only laptop!

also it says items on disc read only!

i'm confused!


  lapnutty 12:01 06 Oct 2006


in pc it says disc blank but in laptop reads fine!

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 14:53 06 Oct 2006

How did you burn to DVD?

once on VD will be read only you can not add to DVD disk unless you chose multisession to start with as the disk will now be finalised.

  Smiler 14:58 06 Oct 2006

This any help

click here

  woodchip 15:01 06 Oct 2006

Any files that are written to Optical drives are automatically turned into read only files. If you copy them back to your hard drive you have to change them back to Archive, to be able to edit them. For buring to disc you would be better getting a burner program like NERO. Or a Free one click here

  De Marcus™ 15:04 06 Oct 2006

Acer laptops generally come with NTI CD&DVD Maker, a very competent program.

  lapnutty 15:28 06 Oct 2006



i think i understand!

I've not really used cd/dvd's even on the pc so it's trial and error- mainly error!

thanks for you help.

a little knowledge is a dangerous thing!

it is nti - i'll have a look at the documentatin to see if it's any less techy than on the screen!.

thanks again

  lapnutty 15:28 06 Oct 2006


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