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DVD BURNER

Pete10165

FPCH Member
Joined
Jul 5, 2018
Location
UK
PC Experience
Beginner
I have a DVD Burner drive and it always gives me problems the drive recognizes the disc it says 4.38GB free of 4.38 but still refuses to burn stuff I was wondering if something is ticked that shouldnt be or wrongly ticked or wrongly enabled or disabled device manager tells me that the device is working properly hope someone can help please the PC guy said have you cleaned it YES must be the software NOPE I have bought new software well it must be your settings then I asked what the correct settings are he said I will find out and get back to you he never did
PLEASE HELP all I want to do is use the DVD player/burner/writer
Pete
 

Rustys

Joined
Aug 28, 2017
Location
Here since I am not there
PC Experience
Very Experienced
Have you tried to write with a small amount of Data to a disk to test with?
What is the total amount of Data that you are attempting to write to the DVD most software will not allow you to burn more that what the disk can handle.

Have you tried burning through windows?
 

Pete10165

FPCH Member
Joined
Jul 5, 2018
Location
UK
PC Experience
Beginner
Hi Rustys thank you for your reply yes I always limit the DVD/CD to the correct amount
Im lost what do yu mean burn through windows I dont know that sorry
Pete
 

Rustys

Joined
Aug 28, 2017
Location
Here since I am not there
PC Experience
Very Experienced
What software are you using to burn to the disk?
Does it display any error message if so what?
Has the software ever worked using the disk and have you tried using different disk?
How old is the DVD drive?
If you have a head cleaner use it there may be a film on the lens that may be preventing it from writing.

Do you have any re-writable CD and or DVD? When I am testing different setting to burn disk I use them so I can erase the disk and try different things. This way I am not wasting to many write once disk.

To use Windows 10 to burn disk (Not as easy as using software)
Open File Manager and locate the files you wish to select to Burn to the Disk
Select the file and Right click and Hover over Send To
From there select the DVD drive and the following screen may come up if it does then
Title the disk if you want to and I usually select the CD/DVD option.

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Then Next.
Now if you have more files to select then all you have to do is Select the file and or files
Then Select the file and right click and Hover over Send To
From there select the DVD drive and the following screen may come up if it does then
The Burn a Disk should no longer pop up.
Once done selecting files Select the DVD Drive
Make sure that all the files are there.
From the top menu bar select Finish Burning.

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