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Do I have a DVD Burner? It doesnt burn :(

By bullseye21
Sep 25, 2007
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  1. I got my new computer about a week ago and just installed Nero. However I cant burn anything... When I go to the burn area, it says current recorder: image recorder [DVD].

    My actual burner says: DVD multi recorder, dvd+rewritable, compact disc rewritable ultraspeed +

    In my computer with no disc inserter it reads: DVD-RAM Drive
    In device manager it says: Pioneer DVD-RW DVR-212.
    Device type: DVD/CD-Rom drives

    So do i have a DVD burner? :( if so why doesnt it work! ah
     
  2. peterdiva

    peterdiva TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,202

    Where it says Image Recorder [DVD] is a drop down box. Click the arrow on the right and select your DVD burner. Then click the back button.
     
  3. bullseye21

    bullseye21 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    The drop down menu only has the image recorder. I tried burning audio files using windows media player 11 and that didnt work. Ahh whats wrong.. do i need to update BIOS or something? I havnt done that yet :/
     
  4. Cinders

    Cinders TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,313   +12

    Yep yep yep Nero defaults to the image recorder,
     
  5. k.jacko

    k.jacko TS Rookie Posts: 743

    peterdiva is correct. This usually (but not always) happens if you only have one rom drive in your pc and want to for eg, copy a disc. It expects you to copy the orignial disc data to an image on your hdd (via 'image recorder', then you put the blank disc in and burn the image you just made onto the disc.
     
  6. bullseye21

    bullseye21 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    My DVD burner isnt there to be selected. Only has the Image Recorder [DVD]
     
  7. peterdiva

    peterdiva TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,202

  8. bullseye21

    bullseye21 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I downloaded CDBurnerXP and tried it out. I cant get to the burn page because i get an error.

    SYSTEM INFORMATION
    ==============================================
    Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional
    Service pack: Service Pack 2
    OS Version: 5.1.2600
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    CDROM Drive: (0)
    Description: CD-ROM Drive
    Name: PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-212
    Caption: PIONEER DVD-RW DVR-212
    Creation Class Name: Win32_CDROMDrive
    Device ID: IDE\CDROMPIONEER_DVD-RW__DVR-212_________________1.21____\47_044473050383732395739204C202020202020
    Manufacturer: (Standard CD-ROM drives)
    Media Type: CD-ROM
    Config Manager Error Code: 0
    Config Manager User Code: False
    Media Loaded: False
    Status: OK
    PNPDevice ID: IDE\CDROMPIONEER_DVD-RW__DVR-212_________________1.21____\47_044473050383732395739204C202020202020
    SCSIBus: 0
    SCSI Logical Unit: 0
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Soundcard: (0)
    Manufacturer: Realtek
    Name: Realtek High Definition Audio
    Description: Realtek High Definition Audio
    Status: OK
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Memory Size: 2048 MB RAM
    Memory Count: 2
    Memory Type:
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Disk Drive (0): ST3250410AS
    Description: Disk drive
    Interface Type: IDE
    Partitions: 3
    Bytes Per Sector: 512
    Device ID: \\.\PHYSICALDRIVE0
    Manufacturer: (Standard disk drives)
    Media Type: Fixed hard disk media
    Status: OK
    Size: 250056737280

    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Class not registered (Exception from HRESULT: 0x80040154 (REGDB_E_CLASSNOTREG))

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  9. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,074   +13

    dumb question... are you trying to use +R in a -R DVD burner or vice versa?
     
  10. bullseye21

    bullseye21 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    not sure. my burner started working only in "CDBurnerXP". doesnt work for nero/windows media player (when i try to burn music). weird.
     
  11. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,074   +13

    look at the CDs you are trying to burn to. If they are +R they will not work in a -R burner.
     
     
  12. Daveskater

    Daveskater Banned Posts: 2,031

    your drive will write to anything that you put in it

    i have a pioneer dvd-rw 112D
    it says dvd-rw but it'll do +, - and +/- DL
    the D on the end means that it won't burn to ram discs

    perhaps your drivers installed wrong? that's all i can think of

    also in nero there should be a thingy somewhere that lets you detect recorders, i think i had to do that before mine would show up

    what version of nero are you using?
     
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