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Old 05-29-2006, 06:00 AM   #1
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Dvd Writer problems

Ok so on my cd burner it says hp dvd writer. cd writer combo. Anyways, when i stick a dvd-r into it it wont read it, says please insert a drive into drive f.

Im pretty sure it works, it works with regular cds, but not these, help?!
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Old 05-29-2006, 06:17 AM   #2
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Not to insult your intelligence, but first make sure the disc surface is clean.

The disc may have been burned using a file structure that Windows doesn't recognize, possibly a Mac specific standard? Or maybe it was burned using either a weak DVD burner or a low quality DVD-R, in either case the burnt in "pits" aren't reading correctly. Or is your HP writer a DVD+R? Just throwing some things out there, I dunno.
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Old 05-29-2006, 09:28 PM   #3
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brand new cd, and when i put a different cd in there it works fine. Its a hp dvd writer/cd-writer combo, thats my drive, iono why it wont work, but i need to move all my songs and microsoft word on a cd, and then hard boot pc.
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Old 05-29-2006, 11:08 PM   #4
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can u give a model number for that drive?
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Old 05-30-2006, 08:38 AM   #5
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yup its not Accepting the Minus R
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Old 05-30-2006, 06:54 PM   #6
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its a philips dvd8421, the other one is a asus cd-s480/AH
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Old 05-30-2006, 07:31 PM   #7
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when i looked up that philips drive, the first hits were for problems recongnizing discs. it might actually be the drive itself.

also, it says it only a +R drive, so make sure you only use +R/W media, not -R/W
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Philips DVD8421 supports DVD+R/RW and DVD+R DL, but not DVD-R/RW. It is not a dual-format drive, and cannot burn DVD-R discs.
the asus one just looks a cd-rom drive.
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Old 05-30-2006, 09:26 PM   #8
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what you mean, what kind of cd do i need to put 2 gigs of music onto it, i also want to burn microsoft word. What i wana know is why i cant burn it, and what cd i can, besides just normal ones.
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