hey everyone. I am new to this forum and plan on staying a while since I always have a question about how to use my computer devices most effectively. I know a thing or two about computers.
Basically what I am trying to do is free up memory on my desktop computer to make it run a bit faster and store all my music files and video clips on a DVD-R disk with 4.7gb since CD's are not as big. My computer will not to read a blank DVD-R disk when I put in the DVD ROM drive. I can burn cd-r disks and play DVD movies. The computer is an Windows XP and it has a MATSHITA DVD-ROM SR-8588 and LITE-ON LTR-40125S which I found in device manager under DVD/CD-ROM drives. I'm not sure what to do, but I tried a trial an error. I burned some music on the dvd-r on my other computer, XPS M1530, finalized it, and tried playing it on my desktop computer. I get nothing, I go to my computer and double click the dvd drive, the error message says, "D:\ is not accessible" "The disk structure is corrupted and unreadable"
It plays fine on my laptop but I cannot get my other computer to read it whether its a blank disk or not. I just want to be able to have a blank DVD and rip all my music and videos on to it to free up memory on my computer. I've probably done 10 hours of research in the last 7 days trying to figure out how to get this to work and if not, why not? I have come across this site several times and finally joined! Any advice is appreciated.