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Hi! I hope someone can solve an issue I’m having. I’m running Windows 7 Pro x64. Recently I paid, download, and install Roxio Creator NXT 5. I had no issue with the downloading and installation. The first thing I wanted to do is to create an Acronis Media Builder (a bootable rescue media). The blank disc I was using is Memorex DVD-R. I then use the Roxio Creator NXT 5 “Burn Disc Image” on main board to burn the ISO file until I notice something went wrong in an attempt to burn the ISO. On the main board where ISO file was selected at the right side (copy To) states “No drive detected). But on the Information Board the top part of the board shows it has located the correct PLDS DVD ROM (E:). But then again at the bottom of the white board shows the same result – “No disc”. Anyone had any idea why this is so? Thanks!

 

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Toymaker1,

 

I suspect I know the cause of your problem. However, can you tell me the Model number of your PLDS drive, please?

 

Open your "Device Manager" and then click on the little white triangle alongside DVD/CD-ROM drives to expand the entry.

 

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In my Win 7 machine it shows two DVDRW IDE H16X ATA drives.

What does yours show there, please? (a screenshot would be nice, but full text will do.

 

Regards,

Brendon

 

 

 

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Hi Brendon, thanks for replying my message. My DVD model is: PLDS DVD-ROM DH-16D8S SCSI CDROM. Hope this will help resolve my issue.

 

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That is a ROM (Read-Only-Memory) drive: it can only read a DVD and you cannot write to it.

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Hello Toymaker1,

 

As my friend from Canada has jumped in to say, I'm afraid my suspicion was correct and your drive isn't a burner.

It will read DVDs at up to 16x speed, and CDs at up to 48x speed, but it can't write anything. That's why the software said "No Drive present" - it really means "No Recorder present".

 

You will need to obtain a DVD writer and have it fitted. Luckily they are relatively cheap nowadays - $30 to $40 for a good one.

 

Sorry about that,

Brendon

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Thanks Brendon! That's what I suspected all along, but wasn't so sure what the problem is. The other day I was looking at this DVD/CD Burner: ASUS 24X DVD Burner - Bulk 24X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 12X DVD+R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 24X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model DRW-24B1ST/BLK/B/AS. Sells for about $20.00. Think that would be the right choice? I really appreciate your help :-)

 

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That burner looks very good for the money.

 

Try your Memorex discs in it, but please be aware that Memorex are fairly "low spec" discs, and YMMV. We usually get better results from better brands

The combination of your blank discs and your drive determine what write speeds you will be offered. For best burn I usually pick a speed about the mid-range.

 

Go Well,

Brendon

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OK Brendon, I really appreciate your help. I will test the Memorex discs and see how it perform. Meanwhile I will go shopping for a better brand blanks. Thanks so much Brendon! :-)

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You're very welcome.

 

I've found Verbatim blanks to be quite good at a reasonable price, and they're usually fairly widely available.

 

Cheers . .

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