no disc in dvd rw

  rich351 21:14 03 Jun 2003
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somone please help! i am trying to burn dvds and when i get to the burn cd part the software tells me to insert a disc into the drive when there is already one in, three software programs all do the same but it will let me play a disc.
ive got a time computer four months old which came with a cdrw and dvd rom drive i have replaced the dvd rom drive with a mirror dvd writer, i am using the driver which was installed when i bought the computer.
the driver that came with the hardware still does the same which i cant use because it overides other hardware i have anyway, ie my camera, can anyone point me in the right direction

  -pops- 21:21 03 Jun 2003

Do you have your DVD burner and CD burner on the same IDE cable?

If so (it is likely) then make sure that the device on the end of the cable has its jumpers set to Master and the device on the other connector set to slave.

On a practical point, you don't really need a CD burner and a DVD burner as the latter fulfills the functions of both. What I would suggest is sell the CD burner, put the DVD burner in its place and then use the DVD ROM as the general purpose DVD/CD playing device.

Brian

  -pops- 06:38 04 Jun 2003

If you are using Nero, ensure it is up to date. Download the update from click here

Brian

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