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Both DVD & CD burners suddenly not burning

Q: Both DVD & CD burners suddenly not burning

Hi there I recently went through a trojan removal with the help of this board but I am still a newbie so please forgive me if I commit any TS faux-pas Yesterday my DVD burner locked up at of the suddenly burners DVD burning & CD Both not project completed green LED indicating reading of the disc solid on Both DVD & CD burners suddenly not burning I was using Disc Copier Roxio from another DVD I had burned previously so I tried again this time actually copying the files to the HD first and then using Easy Creator and it froze again at Today I tried to burn a music CD Both DVD & CD burners suddenly not burning on the CD-RW drive my DVD drive stopped recognizing blank CDs a while ago and that is also giving me error messages E a IDispatch error E The parameter is incorrect This is happening before it even begins to burn The disc is ejected and still shows up as a blank CD if I try again later Both drives have always worked fine Lately I had the trojan and virus issues mentioned above but both drives were working after that hassle I am now running Ewido including the Shield as well as Ad-aware s Ad-watch in the background though so perhaps updates to those programs since could be involved Other changes that are probably unrelated but maybe not are in Firefox which is the most recent update A few days ago Firefox stopped recognizing any of my customizations and every time I reopen or open a new window it is in default layout window size etc I can t remember if I have burned any DVDs since I installed that FF update a few days ago Has anyone heard of any interaction issues with the programs I mentioned I have searched for burner issues here a little but there are a million and each are different although I did try one of the solutions suggested to one of the posters e g setting the IMAPI service to Automatic whose problem sounded similar But that post was over years old so I was not surprised when that suggestion did not work for me Help Edit FF also will not Bookmark pages unless I select a different folder destination than the default either nbsp

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A: Both DVD & CD burners suddenly not burning

Thanks for the post Rick.

Unfortunately, even after converting all files to 192kbps or higher, I get the same error...

But I am mostly worried about the DVD burner not working. My drive is pretty full, and if I can't take stuff off (or back up) as needed, I am going to have an awfully hard time working.
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Jeff B.

A:Burning Using 2 CD Burners

what burning software are you using? usually there is a cd copy feature, that lets you burn cd to cd
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Could it be drive?
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A:DVD-RW Drive suddenly burning v. slow

Well this may be it
good luck
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A:Problem burning discs with Nero suddenly

First off, to solve the disk image being deleted.

When you start the wizard in nero, and select "Copy CD" , click on the "copy options" tab and make sure the "on the fly" option is unchecked. Then click on the "image" tab, and uncheck the "delete image file after cd copy" option on the bottom.

Next, to change the source drive, click on the "copy options" tab and select the source drive in the drop down menu.

To change change which burner your burning to, cancle the wizard, then click "recorder" off the top menu and select "choose recorder Ctl+R".

When you close Nero, these preferences will be saved, so it'll be set next time you copy a disk.
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A:Suddenly burning coaster after coaster! What's up with that?

Ummm - neer mind - I managed to determine it was the disc brand... My burner just doesn't seem to like Fuji...

Okay - back to TDK or Sony for me.

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A:2 DVD burners?

Are both burners connected to the same ide cable? If so, have you set the jumpers one as master and the other as slave?

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A:CD/DVD burners

Some articles and reviews here,cat,102,sortIdx,1,00.asp

Personally I would only recommend Plextor's

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A:CD & DVD Burners

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Other than that, there should be no problem with it working, provided it's up-to-date and supports the drive you're buying. I'm not sure about the newer EZ-CD Creator, but the older versions had a stored list of compatible drives, and if your drive wasn't on the list, it wouldn't work. Adaptec does release updates from time to time to add newer drives.

Most cd burning software is similar enough that you shouldn't have much, if any, problem learning a new package. You might also look around for a different drive. There are plenty that come with Adaptec software. I think I just saw a 24x Philips (or maybe it was Yamaha?) drive for about $150.00 that has Adaptec.
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can you help me ?

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All though I did not get A reply I did get it fixed other replys gave
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I have read over the last few months:

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A:How do burners work exactly?

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What are the error messages generated...when a burn fails?
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Became aware of this one thanks to BC.I now have it on all my machines. Works on Win95 thru Win7.Doubt I will ever use another.
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I can't imagine why your computer would damage an added drive if it's working normally. I've had good luck with the Pioneer and NEC DVD burners here.

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Create a file with NOTEPAD containing the following lines and save it as FIX.REG
-------------------------- cut after this line --------------------------------

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-------------------------- cut before this line --------------------------------

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Closing duplicate, please reply here:

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I am thinking about purchasing a Lite-On dvd burner for my tv. I've read they only record in mono. Is there anyone of them that record in stero?

A:question about Lite-On dvd burners for your tv.

Purchase one that records in stereo, there are many. I would probably avoid Lite-On. Pioneer would be (is) my choice.
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I was wondering i always hear people say about dvd burners so my question is i have something i burn cds/vcds with how do i find out if this is a dvd burner.Or is there really no difference with the two.

A:Question about dvd drives/burners

A DVD burner is not the same as a CD burner. VCD is just a video format intended to be burned to CD media.

What is the make/model of your burner, look in Device Manager and tell us what it says.
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I recently bought a refurbished HP , Pentium 4, CPU: 3.00GHz 2GB Ram. (1GB was installed after purchase, but problem existed before that)
XP Media Center v2002 (OEM) sp3

The internal drive is:


Everything seemed to be working fine until I tried burning files. I have a
Sony 18X DVD RW DRU-8408 plug n play external burner. Device manager sees all the drives and says they are all working properly. None of the applications I've tried to burn with see the burner(s).

The system came with Net frame 1.0.3705. In automatic updates, MS installed 1.1.4322. Some of these apps required Net Frame 2.0. Thinking this was the problem, I installed Net Framework 2.0.50727. It made no difference, the apps are not recognizing either drive.

One other ? How do I find whether the system is 32 or 64 bit?

Thank you for suggestions, feedback, etc.. I need all the help I can get.

A:DVD burners not being recognized by apps

What software are you using? Some burner programs are OEM and designed for specific burners and won't recognize it unless you get a full version. You can try to update the Fiirmware to have it recognize more discs. Try
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I have an HP 7840 with Windows ME on it. Are there any internal DVD Burners available for that module? If so, are they difficult to install? My computer has a CD burner and a CD Rom port. Which one would you replace?

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I have a couple questions for. I got a 52 times CD burner for x-mas but was thinking of upgrading to a DVD burner. I would have to pay about 200.00 dollars more for the upgrade. Do you think it is worth it? The guy at the store said you can't burn store bought DVD's. Is that true or can you get around the anti-copy process.

Thank you very much for answering I appreciate your input

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Hello This is my first time on here and I hope someone can help I just assembled my first computer from scratch I am attempting to put LiteOn DVD Burners into the system When powered on the lights and fans work but the drives do not When attached to power and not the IDE cables they open As soon as I plug in the IDE cable it will not work I know it has something to do with the configuration but I Burners Help!!! New build; with problems DVD Please am unsure Please Help!!! New build; problems with DVD Burners of how to fix it Here is my system Cooler Master Centurion Case ECS KN SLI Extreme Motherboard AMD Athlon X Dual Core Processor LiteOn DVD Burners Western Digital SATA Hard Drive I used SATA to connect to the Motherboard Sound Blaster X-Fi Sound Card EVGA e-GeForce GT KO Video Card I am using a CD-Rom cable that came with the Motherboard The burners did not come with one Do I need a DVD-cable or is it my whole master slave SATA Hard Drive configuration Any help that anyone can give me is appreciated nbsp