Unable to burn/format dvd



Londontown
07-10-2005, 01:01 AM
Have successfully burned to CD in the past using Nero. It won't work with a
dvd I bought the other day (first time I've tried this) - Nero doesn't
recognise that there is a dvd in the drive (it thinks its a read only cd).
I've checked that Nero supports my driver (I have a DVD-R/RW drive in my
Toshiba laptop), have checked for firmware updates and driver updates. In
device manager the driver appears to be working but it doesn't recognise that
there is any media in the drive. I thought I might need to format the dvd in
XP but there is no 'format' option when I click on D drive and file menu (as
suggested in the help section). If I click on the D drive in Explorer
nothing happens (doesn't whirl around like it does with a cd). After 2 days
trying to solve this I'm going mad so any ideas would be gratefully received!

Byte
07-10-2005, 01:01 AM
Resources for troubleshooting DVD problems in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q308012
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"Londontown" wrote:

> Have successfully burned to CD in the past using Nero. It won't work with a
> dvd I bought the other day (first time I've tried this) - Nero doesn't
> recognise that there is a dvd in the drive (it thinks its a read only cd).
> I've checked that Nero supports my driver (I have a DVD-R/RW drive in my
> Toshiba laptop), have checked for firmware updates and driver updates. In
> device manager the driver appears to be working but it doesn't recognise that
> there is any media in the drive. I thought I might need to format the dvd in
> XP but there is no 'format' option when I click on D drive and file menu (as
> suggested in the help section). If I click on the D drive in Explorer
> nothing happens (doesn't whirl around like it does with a cd). After 2 days
> trying to solve this I'm going mad so any ideas would be gratefully received!

shakey
07-10-2005, 01:01 AM
Since XP doesn't directly support burning DVD's this site doesn't cover it.
SG
"Byte" <Byte@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> Resources for troubleshooting DVD problems in Windows XP
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q308012
> --
> Today is the first day of the rest of
> your life.
>
>
> "Londontown" wrote:
>
>> Have successfully burned to CD in the past using Nero. It won't work
>> with a
>> dvd I bought the other day (first time I've tried this) - Nero doesn't
>> recognise that there is a dvd in the drive (it thinks its a read only
>> cd).
>> I've checked that Nero supports my driver (I have a DVD-R/RW drive in my
>> Toshiba laptop), have checked for firmware updates and driver updates.
>> In
>> device manager the driver appears to be working but it doesn't recognise
>> that
>> there is any media in the drive. I thought I might need to format the
>> dvd in
>> XP but there is no 'format' option when I click on D drive and file menu
>> (as
>> suggested in the help section). If I click on the D drive in Explorer
>> nothing happens (doesn't whirl around like it does with a cd). After 2
>> days
>> trying to solve this I'm going mad so any ideas would be gratefully
>> received!

Tester
07-10-2005, 01:01 AM
True, this is an XP section. You need NERO support. Since I use the latest
6.6 Nero, I would first make sure you have a recent version of Nero that
supports your DVD burner. I think they have a list on their site. Or I would
email them. Also, if Nero didn't come with your laptop, there should be
burning software that came with the laptop if it came with a DVD-R/W drive.
And not to insult your inteligence or anything, are you sure it's not a
DVD-ROM/CD-R/W drive instead?

Either way, you really need to ask on a Nero section or Nero tech support
email. Good luck.

"Londontown" <Londontown@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:89BC2FC3-FB7D-4BBE-B2D1-2FF299754FBD@microsoft.com...
> Have successfully burned to CD in the past using Nero. It won't work with
> a
> dvd I bought the other day (first time I've tried this) - Nero doesn't
> recognise that there is a dvd in the drive (it thinks its a read only cd).
> I've checked that Nero supports my driver (I have a DVD-R/RW drive in my
> Toshiba laptop), have checked for firmware updates and driver updates. In
> device manager the driver appears to be working but it doesn't recognise
> that
> there is any media in the drive. I thought I might need to format the dvd
> in
> XP but there is no 'format' option when I click on D drive and file menu
> (as
> suggested in the help section). If I click on the D drive in Explorer
> nothing happens (doesn't whirl around like it does with a cd). After 2
> days
> trying to solve this I'm going mad so any ideas would be gratefully
> received!

londontown
07-10-2005, 01:06 AM
Thanks but I've tried all that - Have the most recent version of Nero, yes it
supports my driver, yes i have a DVD-R/RW drive, yes I've got the lastest
driver.... I contacted Toshiba who said I have to use specific DVDs that they
recommend - ie the Verbatim ones i bought apparently are not supported!
Haven't tried a different DVD yet but its my only hope!

Thanks

"Tester" wrote:

> True, this is an XP section. You need NERO support. Since I use the latest
> 6.6 Nero, I would first make sure you have a recent version of Nero that
> supports your DVD burner. I think they have a list on their site. Or I would
> email them. Also, if Nero didn't come with your laptop, there should be
> burning software that came with the laptop if it came with a DVD-R/W drive.
> And not to insult your inteligence or anything, are you sure it's not a
> DVD-ROM/CD-R/W drive instead?
>
> Either way, you really need to ask on a Nero section or Nero tech support
> email. Good luck.
>
> "Londontown" <Londontown@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:89BC2FC3-FB7D-4BBE-B2D1-2FF299754FBD@microsoft.com...
> > Have successfully burned to CD in the past using Nero. It won't work with
> > a
> > dvd I bought the other day (first time I've tried this) - Nero doesn't
> > recognise that there is a dvd in the drive (it thinks its a read only cd).
> > I've checked that Nero supports my driver (I have a DVD-R/RW drive in my
> > Toshiba laptop), have checked for firmware updates and driver updates. In
> > device manager the driver appears to be working but it doesn't recognise
> > that
> > there is any media in the drive. I thought I might need to format the dvd
> > in
> > XP but there is no 'format' option when I click on D drive and file menu
> > (as
> > suggested in the help section). If I click on the D drive in Explorer
> > nothing happens (doesn't whirl around like it does with a cd). After 2
> > days
> > trying to solve this I'm going mad so any ideas would be gratefully
> > received!
>
>
>


Unable to burn/format dvd