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Burns Cd's But Not Dvd's


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To be more specific, right-click on "My Computer", go to the bottom line of the menu and click on "properties", (if WinXP, choose the Hardware tab) and then Device Manager. Click on the CDROM icon, and copy the 'id string' for the CD-ROM device - includilng all letters, numbers, and spaces - EXACTLY.

 

All of us suspect the same thing, unless checking the id string proves otherwise: you may have a 'combo' drive - CD-RW/DVD-ROM - one that both plays and burns CDs, and plays DVDs but cannot burn them.

 

Lynn

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To be more specific, right-click on "My Computer", go to the bottom line of the menu and click on "properties", (if WinXP, choose the Hardware tab) and then Device Manager. Click on the CDROM icon, and copy the 'id string' for the CD-ROM device - includilng all letters, numbers, and spaces - EXACTLY.

 

All of us suspect the same thing, unless checking the id string proves otherwise: you may have a 'combo' drive - CD-RW/DVD-ROM - one that both plays and burns CDs, and plays DVDs but cannot burn them.

 

Lynn

 

 

Thank you for your precise instructions - you obviously realised I'm not exactly an expert at this computer lark!

The id is: TOSHIBA DVD-ROM SD-C2502.

Sounds like your theory is correct?

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Thank you for your precise instructions - you obviously realised I'm not exactly an expert at this computer lark!

The id is: TOSHIBA DVD-ROM SD-C2502.

Sounds like your theory is correct?

 

Actually, no, it isn't a combo drive, it is a DVD-ROM.

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&q=T...ons&btnG=Search

 

There is no way it can burn anything. If you want to burn DVDs, you are going to have to get a DVD burner.

 

Lynn

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Please forgive my ignorance, but I thought that's why I bought the cd/dvd creator?

You need a drive which is capable of burning a CD or DVD before software designed for burning can create one.

 

It's the same that no matter how fancy a graphics program you buy, you have to have a printer before it can print anything. And if you get a dot-matrix printer, it won't be able to print the fancy stuff the graphics program sends it, and will probably just leave blank places.

 

Lynn

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