CD Burner not working

  thefuse 13:28 21 Jan 2006

I'm on XP with a sony vaio and yesterday installed several dvd programmes trying to burn a dvd from a cd. now my cd burner is refusing to record anything.
it will play though.
i installed davideo2 dvdsqueeze and dvd decryptor.
added to this problem was that i was in the middle of removing malware and the advisor on the forum told me to switch off system restore so i cant go back to before the problem.
any ideas?

  BurrWalnut 13:43 21 Jan 2006

Download CD-DVD-FIX from click here

It's an improved version of CDGONE.

Make a restore point first then run CD-DVD-FIX then reinstall you burning software (one only as more than one can cause conflictions).

  BurrWalnut 13:57 21 Jan 2006


'your' burning... not 'you' burning...

  pj123 14:14 21 Jan 2006

Am I being a bit thick here or have I misunderstood.

You say "trying to burn a dvd from a cd. now my cd burner is refusing to record anything."

You can't burn a DVD with a CD burner??

  thefuse 14:23 21 Jan 2006

i tried the cd-dvd fix but that didnt work.
i wasnt trying to burn a dvd from a cd. i was trying to convert an mpeg to dvd and i used to be able to make dvds on my cdrom but now i cant burn anything

  pj123 14:36 21 Jan 2006

I think you must clarify what it is you have installed on your Sony Vaio.

What model Sony is it? Does it have a CD burner or a DVD burner etc..

You are now saying "i used to be able to make dvds on my cdrom but now i cant burn anything"

  Stuartli 16:31 21 Jan 2006

A CD-ROM drive will only replay audio CD/CD-R/CD-RW disks, a DVD-ROM drive will do the same for both CD and DVD disks, a CD-RW rewriter will only write to (or play audio CD) CD-R/CD-RW disks and a DVD rewriter will write to (or play as appropriate) both CD and DVD media disks.

  thefuse 09:29 22 Jan 2006

the model number is PCG 791M. is that what you need to know?
and i i believe it is a dvd rewriter as i used to be able to write and play both cds and dvds

  pj123 13:40 22 Jan 2006

Seems to be about 5 different versions of the PCG 791M depending on the processor speed (VGN FS115).

But all of them (as you say) are fitted with a DVD +/- burner.

Have you tried Neroburn?

  thefuse 14:10 22 Jan 2006

yes its a FS115E and ive tried neroburn but i get the message that there are compatability issues and nothing happens.
isnt there a way to get back to original settings on the computer?

  Biotech 14:49 22 Jan 2006

In the registry there are some settings to discard something to do with upper and lower filters, cannot remember the complete registry key, perhaps somebody can advise.

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