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how do you use a DVD burner?

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Ok my dvd drive is clearerly able to burn dvds as it says on the drive. But when i open, up d drive and drag a file onto it, it wont burn. What am i doing wrong?

http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/produ...duct_uid=97237

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What application do you have to burn the DVD?
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you mean piece of software? I dont have any because when burn a normal cd you just drag to d drive and tell windows to burn it, dont dvds work in the same way?
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post #4 of 15
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you mean piece of software? I dont have any because when burn a normal cd you just drag to d drive and tell windows to burn it, dont dvds work in the same way?
No, you have to have a piece of software to do anything. I am not sure... but I assume XP/Vista has a built-in CD burner and this is what your are using. Not sure if it has DVD burning software intergrated.
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i do have roxio dvd/cd burner on a disk, will this help
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post #6 of 15
I personally use Nero7, I havent had a problem with it at all yet.
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post #7 of 15
Hmm, I am pretty sure Vista comes with built-in DVD burning, not sure about XP.
Have you tried 'right-clicking' the file you want to burn and select 'Send to' and then choose your dvd drive? If so, what options do you have?
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post #8 of 15
You can use media center in Vista to burn dvd`s but i`m not sure about XP.
Install roxio and that will do the trick.
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post #9 of 15
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when you drag and drop or use send to the options care cancel or retry, you just keep clicking on retry and nothing happens. Roxio is installed now so ill see what happens.

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Originally Posted by Edstrung View Post
Hmm, I am pretty sure Vista comes with built-in DVD burning, not sure about XP.
Have you tried 'right-clicking' the file you want to burn and select 'Send to' and then choose your dvd drive? If so, what options do you have?
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post #10 of 15
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update: Ok, roxio isnt working either. when i put a blank dvd into the drive the drive doesnt even see the disk at all. Using my link above is my drive definatly a dvd burner? Or do i need firmware update?
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