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How to burn WITHOUT admin rights

Q: How to burn WITHOUT admin rights

I've downloaded and installed over 20 different burning programs and none of them work because I do NOT have administrator rights on this pc. Is there a way to be able to burn if I'm JUST a user? (I do NOT have nor can I get access to administrator). Any help would be appreciated!

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A: How to burn WITHOUT admin rights

Nope, talk to the person that does have admin rights. I'll bet there's a reason you don't have admin rights.
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Config Flags 0x00000000
It's kinda driving me crazy to the point where I'm not sure if I'm wrong or its wrong. Here are the drives I have:

Drive 1

Device ID IDE\CDROMATAPI_DVD_D__DH16D3S____________________SH12____\4&A9C04EF&0&0.1.0
Status 0x0180200a Started
Problem 0x00000000 (0)
Service wd
Capabilities 0x00000000
Manufacturer (Standard CD-ROM drives)
Drive 2

Device ID SCSI\CDROM&VEN_WJWDG&PROD_UBKDE3C5U3&REV_1.03\5&36E5972&0&000000
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Problem 0x00000000 (0)
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A:My computer can't burn disks?

They both appear to be ROM drives when reading the spoiler info.

The best I can tell, here is the "ATAPI DVD D DH16D3S" which is a ROM drive.
I can not find the second listing with the details provided. I'm assuming that is the drive pictured in the screenshot.

HP Pavilion Elite m9600t Desktop PC Product Specifications

Primary Optical Drive

Must select one of the following options:

16X DVD(+/-)R/RW 12X RAM (+/-)R DL LightScribe SATA
Blu-ray player & SuperMulti DVD burner with LightScribe Technology
SuperMulti Blu-ray Disc burner with LightScribe Technology
​Click to expand...

There is lack of detail on HP's site as to which specific drives were used. The drive you pictured is not Blu-ray, so I'll assume the first listed drive is the one you have. The drive may need to pulled out of the case, to find out for sure which unit was used.
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Call up image number 2 and look at the "size on disk". That is 732,557,312 folder size vs 736,978,944 capacity on CD. At first glance you would think there is enough space on the CD for the folder. The problem is changing file systems from FAT/NTFS to CDFS, is rarely ever a 1:1 ratio.

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Replace the CD/DVD RW... CD's and DVD's use different lasers in the same drive
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Found this:

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1. I would check current firmware version for the DVD and look for a firmware update
> Use Nero Infotool to see current drive info incl. firmversion and look if updates available

2. See if this might apply CD/DVD or Disk Problems? How to Fix Problems Caused by Filters

3. You might also try a DVD+R disc

/* EDIT */
Oh! i also just noticed you posted in the Introduce Yourself forum. Next time please post in the forum for topic
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jalba said:

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Even with over-burn you still won't get it to work right. You need to buy the DL (dual layer DVD disc which handles 8.5GB. Regular DVD holds 4.7GB. Does your DVD player support DL?
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Didn't you reply here, and say it worked (after the unusual 9th try )

Awfully strange!

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Problem solved!

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maxpaynemafia said:

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All Dell (and others) BIOS and Admin password removal to this thread only:

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Most likely it is the media you are using. Try a different brand of DVD. I had the same problem with a new Lite-On DVD burner.