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Burning CD under WinXP without admin privileges

Q: Burning CD under WinXP without admin privileges

As the title says, i'm having a difficulties burning a CD (computer has a Combo DVD/CD-RW drive) in the facullty network.

The problem is (at least i think so) becouse they deleted aspi drivers from Windows directory.

Is there any possible way to burn a CD, and what is it?


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Sorry, we will not assist in circumventing such security features, especially when the machine belongs to someone else.
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A:DVD burning gone wrong now disc showing nothing

Burning multiple sessions to a DVD-R disk is most likely the problem. (Ideally, you should be using an external hard drive to backup) You should use DVD-RW, rewritable, disks and just burn everything in one session, close the disk; then move onto next DVD-RW, burn everything, close disk. continue this until you are back to the original disk in a rotation, then erase the disk, and continue on.
As for why you cannot see data on the DVD-R disk, it's most likely because of the multiple sessions. On a DVD-R or +R disk you should burn once, and be done with it. You might be able to recover data with a 3rd party program, but since it's optical media my hopes are not high. Be sure to have the "show hidden files & folders" option ticked on so maybe, if the files are hidden on the DVD-R disk you might be able to see them.
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but I hope this helps you in the future.
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Replace it. Asus, LG, Lite-On, Samsung, Plextor, and Pioneer all have DVD-RW optical drives in the $18 to $30 price range. Why put up with a troublesome unit when they are so inexpensive.
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I'm having a problem with my DVD burner... actually I've had it for almost two years now, but I only decided that enough is enough with this thing and I want to find a solution for it.

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Can anyone lend a hand? Thanks in advance.

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What software are you using? Try CDBurnerXP, it's free.
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My name is Amanda, mommy of 2. Know some about computers but not everything and I don't know how to fix this. I have been using my burner just fine for days, now all of a sudden it's saying Wrong Volume, some type of error message like that. It has said that before with please insert Audio cd or it will say some other weird insert the file name.
So I'm not sure what's going on. What happen from a few days ago to now? I've been having this problem for the last couple of days now & I just got this computer like a week ago. So I'm trying to see if I just need to take all my stuff off of here (which isn't a lot) And just get a different computer.

Help please!!!

Amanda Webb
Thanks for reading and if you can help I really appreciate it. :wave:

A:Burning & then says wrong volume

Describe the computer, and whether a desktop or laptop... and tell us how frequently you burn items to a disk. Those units do wear out, and are one of the high volume failures on some computers.
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Looks like it'll support both +RW & -RW. More importantly, what size is the ISO? I've only seen 4.7GB rewritable DVD. So if the ISO is bigger than that, then you'll have to burn it to a double layer DVD. Which looks like your drive will support also.

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A:DVD burning extremely slow

Hm, if both your hard drive and your DVD burner are running slow, I would suggest maybe looking into flashing the BIOS of your motherboard? Both the HD and the DVD are hooked up by SATA, correct?

A few things to test here: Transferring data from the computer to an external drive seems slow, try transferring data the same way in Safe Mode, see if it speeds up any, if it does, I would say some type of software is slowing it down.

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A:Buring problems. Total noob to burning

74sundance said:

Hey guy's...
I always have problems burning..Either the disk will burn and only work on my PC or the process will stop when it comes time to burn and say there's no CD.I have the Matroska pack and Divx plus.Click to expand...

Have you tried "ImgBurn" ? WTF is the "Matroska pack"?

74sundance said:

I did manage to download an audio cd and burn it and have it work last night in my car.Click to expand...

Big deal, even Windows Media Player will burn CD Audio. You should give that a shot.

74sundance said:

I think my problem is that my DVD player on my TV is not DIVX do I need to use a different Codec (WMA)? Does some one have an easy solution for burning?Click to expand...

The DVD player in the TV is probably DVD-Video format only, unless it specifically states otherwise. Even free standing players that claim Divx, won't play all forms of it. It certainly won't run .wma or .avi files.

74sundance said:

I've got: DVD-R and DVD+R and CD-R
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In a perfect world, yes. In this one, not a chance. Although you could ditch the DVD-R, there's no real need for it unless you have an old freestanding DVD recorder that needs them.

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Didn't you reply here, and say it worked (after the unusual 9th try )

Awfully strange!

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I asked for the same problem in this forum but my threat was deleted with the suggestion to read the Forum FAQs.
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Well because you are running a cracked version of Antivirus
And support never finished helping you (due to this issue) on Malware removal (ironically)
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By the way, free Avira Antivirus (which I use) is really either the best Antivirus presently in the world, or very close to being the best. IMHO

So good luck either doing a clean install, or trying somewhere else, away from TechSpot :wave:
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Techsupport, what do you suggest?Click to expand...

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Your brother may ask DELL for master password to unlock the computer.

maxpaynemafia said:

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Break out the Fiddle.......

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Hello and welcome to Techspot.

3 possible causes are.

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3 you have a dying drive. Self explanatory.

The top response is a copy taken from a post by Howard

I would like to add:

4. Update motherboard bios (this can be critical)

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A:Error when burning using nero 6.0

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Pls help me in burning the DVD, I have already edited so many DVDs on my comp and they are ready to be copied onto the DVD using NERO, BUT its NOT HAPPENING AT ALL. I get an error after completeing 30% process and the copying just stops, PLS HELP AND ADVISE.

Windows XP 5.1
WinAspi: File 'Wnaspi32.dll': Ver=4.71 (0002), size=45056 bytes, created 7/16/2004 3:24:34 AM
ahead WinASPI: File 'C:\Program Files\Ahead\nero\Wnaspi32.dll': Ver=, size=164112 bytes, created 10/26/2004 6:35:34 PM
Nero Version:
Internal Version: 6, 6, 0, 14d

Recorder: <_NEC DVD+-RW ND-6650A> Version: 102C - HA 0 TA 0 -
Adapter driver: <atapi> HA 0
Drive buffer : 2048kB
Bus Type : default (0) -> ATAPI, detected: ATAPI
CD-ROM: <_NEC DVD+-RW ND-6650A>Version: 102C - HA 0 TA 0 -
Adapter driver: <atapi> HA 0

=== Scsi-Device-Map ===
CdRomPeripheral : _NEC DVD+-RW ND-6650A atapi Port 0 ID 0 DMA: On
DiskPeripheral : ST380819AS iaStor Port 1 ID 0 DMA: On

=== CDRom-Device-Map ===
_NEC DVD+-RW ND-6650A D: CDRom0

AutoRun : 1
Excluded drive IDs:
WriteBufferSize: 83886080 (0) Byte
ShowDrvBufStat : 0
BUFE : 0
Physical memory : 1014MB (1038412kB)
Free physical memory: 369MB (378536kB)
Memory in use : 63 %
Uncached PFiles: 0x0
Use Inquiry : 1
Global Bus Type: default (0)
Check supported media : Disabled (0)

Burn DVD Image
10:17:41 PM #1 Text 0 File Reader.cpp, Line 127
Reader running

10:17:41 PM #2 Text 0 File Writer.cpp, Line 122
Writer _NEC DVD+-RW ND-6650A running

10:17:41 PM #3 Text 0 File Burncd.cpp, Line 3230
Turn on Disc-At-Once, using DVD media

10:17:53 PM #4 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 267
Last possible write address on media: 2295103 (510:01.28, 4482MB)
Last address to be written: 2171298 (482:30.48, 4240MB)

10:17:53 PM #5 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 279
Write in overburning mode: NO (enabled: CD)

10:17:53 PM #6 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 2433
Recorder: _NEC DVD+-RW ND-6650A, Media type: DVD+RW
Disc Manufacturer ID: SONY, Media Type ID: S11, Product revision number: 0
Disc Application Code: 0, Extended Information Indicators: 1

10:17:53 PM #7 Text 0 File DlgWaitCD.cpp, Line 445
>>> Protocol of DlgWaitCD activities: <<<
Insert empty disc to write to.
(Medium in drive: DVD+RW. Medium required by compilation: DVD+R/RW, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R DL.)
This disc is not empty.
(Medium in drive: DVD+RW. Medium required by compilation: DVD+R/RW, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R DL.)
Accessing disc...
(Medium in drive: DVD+RW. Medium required by compilation: DVD+R/RW, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R DL.)

10:17:53 PM #8 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 830
Setup items (after recorder preparation)
0: TRM_DATA_MODE1 (2 - CD-ROM Mode 1, ISO 9660)
2 indices, index0 (150) not provided
original disc pos #0 + 2171299 (2171299) = #2171299/482:30.49
not relocatable, disc pos for caching/writing not required/not required, no patch infos
-> TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048, config 0, wanted index0 0 blocks, length 2171299 blocks [_NEC DVD+-RW ND-6650A]

10:17:53 PM #9 Text 0 File ThreadedTransferInterface.cpp, Line 1043
Prepare recorder [_NEC DVD+-RW ND-6650A] for write in CUE-sheet-DAO
DAO infos:
MCN: ""
TOCType: 0x00; Session Closed, disc not fixated
Tracks 1 to 1:
1: TRM_DATA_MODE1, 2048/0x00, FilePos 0 0 4446820352, ISRC ""
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Been having an issue for a while now with my Gateway laptop. I can format the system, re-install all my software per my setup, and then burn one data DVD successfully, and after that, all my burns fail. I'm currently updating my Nero software to Nero, in hopes that will resolve my problems, however I'm not relying on that. Hoping someone can advise that's better w/ burning than me. I know Nero creates a log, however I need advise on how to access it...

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A:Need Help with basic DVD Data burning Problem

Have you tried different Media?

Some of the cheap stuff is woeful, unless you want Drink Coasters...

You can also try slowing the Burn Speed {when you get to the final bit in Nero where you can rename the Disc etc, click on the left side of the box and it'll give you the option of what speed to burn at}.
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A:Burning DVD's-Capacities

I do hope this is legal, wherever you live..

Your problem is the fact that you are not downloading the movies in DVD format. (And maybe in your DVD-recording program or skills)

You download a - let's say - DivX-encoded file. For a DVD, you have to decode it and then recompress it to DVD format (MPEG2). This recompression makes you lose quality (and takes a lot of time).

Better options would be:
- Download the movies in native DVD format. Your downloads will be in the range of 4GB of course.
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