I had problems with this burner before but thought it was fixed by reinstalling windows. I donâ€™t know what the problem was but I got some new blank DVDs and I was able to burn movies again on blank DVDs.
Now itâ€™s starting to act up again. I would burn a movie on blank DVD on Nero (and also used other programs to make sure Nero is not the problem) and it would burn as it should. But once itâ€™s done, nothing is written on it. As I pop it back in, it tells me itâ€™s a blank DVD. So I would do it again using the same blank DVD. It would burn again and after the burn, the laptop would not recognize this DVD as anything, not even as a blank DVD.
I donâ€™t think itâ€™s the blank DVDs because Iâ€™ve used the same ones and was able to burn just fine. I also used another brand and it gave me the same problem as described above.
Here is what I think is odd other than obviously what I said above. The laptop might be recognizing my blank DVDs as CD and hereâ€™s why. First, on My Computer, the D drive without anything in would say â€œDVD/CD-RW Drive (D:)â€ but as soon as I insert a blank DVD, it would say CD Drive (D:). Secondly, when I insert a DVD movie, I would automatically get a message asking me what program I would want to use to do whatever with this DVD such as watch it, or burn it, etc. But when I insert a blank DVD, it would say â€œWindows can perform the same action each time you insert a disk or connect a device with this kind of file: Blank CD (instead of saying Blank DVD).
And it would ask me what I want Window to do and it give me a list of programs to be used for a blank CD, not DVD, such as burn CD, create own music, etc.
I donâ€™t know if there is a connection here but I am hoping that someone can comment on this. Iâ€™ve wasted close to 25 blank DVDS because of this. Again, I would burn something only to find out itâ€™s still blank. I would burn again and now itâ€™s neither a blank or movie/data. I canâ€™t even burn my documents on DVDs anymore.
Thanks in advance.