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i think my dvd rewrioter is broke

Discussion in 'DVDR' started by epsos, Nov 5, 2004.

  1. epsos

    epsos Guest

    hi i have recentl ybraught a brand new dvd rw cus i upgraded it from a cd rewriter.
    my problem is it does not read dvds after i have copied them i go to my computer and it says cd drive?
    it wil not auto boot or anythink like that what am i doing wrong
     
  2. colw

    colw Active member

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    Probably everthing - you provide no details as to your:

    Operating system.
    Programs being used to rip, encode, burn.
    DVD Burner - make - model
    Media being used for burning.
    Amount of freespace available on your computer HD.

    If you want help - this information is required - also have you read any of the guides available on this site?


     
  3. epsos

    epsos Guest

    im runin xp sp2

    2.8ghz 512 120g dell pentium 4

    dvd decrypter, dvd2one and or nero clond dvd2

    dvd rewriter 4th gen sony
     
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    When you use dvd2one, do you send ALL the files into a folder called VIDEO_TS (in capitals)?

    And do you burn JUST the VIDEO_TS folder?
     
  5. epsos

    epsos Guest

    yes lol thats how ive been doin it for ages n it has worked but now it is not workin
     
  6. baabaa

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    Have you got a seperate dvdrom, or can you get access to using one, and see if it can be read?

    What is the name/brand of the media you are using?

    Is your writer dual format or a single format writer?
    (ie + AND - or just +, or just -)

    Do you know whether you are closing the disc off (finalising it) after the burn?

    Ehat version of Nero are you using?

     
  7. epsos

    epsos Guest

    yes i do have a dvd rom then a seperste dvd rewriter

    im using bulpaq dvd+ media

    latest version of nero but only got a demo

    cus havent installed nero 6 which i go t with my pc yet
     
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    Then you posted this:
    I am a little confused, are you new to dvd authoring and burning?

    What is the part number of your dvd burner?

    Go into device manager and under disk drives copy the part number and post it.

    Bulkpaq are not the best media to use..............

    Ritek, TDK, Taiyo Yueden, some Fuji are the most stable ones around.............

     
  9. colw

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    Seems like you have a OEM version of Nero.

    If so, it is likely that some DVD burning functions will be disabled (e.g., you will be able to burn to CD or Image File only).

    Would suggest downloading a working trial of Nero from Nero website - it is good for a month.

    Also not sure that you media choice is ideal - would try Ritek or Verbatim if possible.
     
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    Hmmmm, forgot about the Nero OEM deal, that would make sense as to why his dvd is being seen as a cd.

    Good call colw.

     
  11. epsos

    epsos Guest

    thankyou i have a downloaded version of nero at the moment

    i am a begginer at all this as i know how to make vcd from movies clips but dnt knwo how to copy dvds does anyone have a guide or anythink i have 1 disc left does anyone know any good dvd disc website that i can get em for cheap

    thankyou all very much again
     

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