DVD Writer not working

By Thisisbob
Nov 22, 2008
  1. I have a Sony CD burner that came with the computer which won't burn CD-R's, it will burn CD-RW's. I tried different soft ware to no avail. So, went out and bought a Sony DVD CD burner and guess what, same deal. It won't even burn either DVD R or RW's. I think something is on that should be off or something is off that should be on in my computer. It will burn CD-RW's. Can somebody help me?

  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Well you can't burn CD R discs (because they're read only)

    Anyway, what program are you using to burn the brand new blank discs?
    Have you tried other discs?

    And what are you burning exactly? Because it must fit on the disc too
    Try burning one picture to the new blank disc (just to test it)
  3. Thisisbob

    Thisisbob TS Rookie Topic Starter


    I am using Nero 8 that came with the sony drive. I have tried different brands and different software including Roxieo. I can't burn to blank CD R or blank DVD R's. I can burn CD RW's. Old drive the same and new drive the same. I can't burn to DVD RW's. I have tried one picture as well as a whole disk backup. I think the problem is with my computer. Windows XP media.

  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Is this a DVD combo drive? (DVD Read only; CD Read\Write)
    Or a full DVD R\W CD R\W drive?

    Download DVD Info Pro

    Install it
    Activate Later (button, bottom right hand corner)

    Now you know for sure :)
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