[QUOTE=Kerry56;2157450]Alright. I just wanted to know if the drive was still reading dvds and is still functioning in that manner.
When you load a blank dvd and it changes to CD drive instead of DVD drive, that is an annoying little glitch in Windows. I’m not sure there is a fix for it. But it shouldn’t affect burning.
Apparently you are trying to burn movies that are already on the hard drive? That was another reason I asked about it reading disks, as I don’t know where your movies are.
Don’t use the built in burning engine in Vista. Use a separate burning program. What format are the movies in right now? Are they already dvd-video, ready to go to disk, or are they avi or mp4?
I do all my video burning with ImgBurn, but it won’t convert avi or other formats to dvd-video. CDBurnerXP is another free option, but it is also just a burning program.
So right now I need to know the format of your movies. You can also download ImgBurn and tell me what it reports when you put a blank dvd into the drive.[/QUOTE]
No it doesn’t change to CD it just doesn’t read DVD-R or DVD+R’s at ALL like nothing in My Computer and nothing in my disc drive (E).
My movies are on my second half of my hard drive which is D:
But when I was in Miami I used Windows Media Player 11 and it worked fine with movies but I understand yes I should use Nero.
The movies are in Avi format.
Alright dude I’ll give it a try with ImgBurn do I just google it or is it in Downloads section here? You know what nevermind I’ll just google it. My disc drive just doesn’t correspond with any dvd disc I put in so when I try to burn it just doesn’t show anything and it tells me to put in a dvd into the drive then it ejects. Anyways let me try ImgBurn and get back to you again thank you for helping me.
Also I was trying this from a friend on RaGEZONE:
[b][u]WARNING: If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.
1. Click Start, and then click Run.
2. In the Open box, type regedit, and then click OK.
3. Locate the following registry subkey:
4. On the File menu, click Export.
5. In the File name box, type savedkey, and then click Save.
6. Click the REG_MULTI_SZ data type UpperFilters, and then click Delete on the Edit menu. When you are prompted to confirm the deletion, click Yes. NOTE: If this data type is missing, continue to the next method.
7. Click the REG_MULTI_SZ data type LowerFilters, and then click Delete on the Edit menu. When you are prompted to confirm the deletion, click Yes.
8. Quit the Registry Editor, and then restart the computer.
Method 2: Replace Existing Driver
1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
2. If Control Panel is in Category view, click Performance and Maintenance, and then click System.
If Control Panel is in Classic view, double-click System.
3. On the Hardware tab, click Device Manager.
4. Click the drive with the question mark next to it.
5. On the Action menu, click Uninstall. When you are prompted to confirm the removal, click OK.
6. Repeat steps 4 through 5 for any other drives with question marks.
7. On the Action menu, click Scan for hardware changes.[/b][/u]
Also this is my ImgBurn log:
I 22:21:20 ImgBurn Version 18.104.22.168 started!
I 22:21:21 Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium Edition (6.0, Build 6000)
I 22:21:21 Total Physical Memory: 2,749,824 KB - Available: 1,804,404 KB
W 22:21:21 Drive D:\ (FAT32) does not support single files > 4 GB in size.
I 22:21:21 Initialising SPTI…
I 22:21:21 Searching for SCSI / ATAPI devices…
I 22:21:21 Found 1 DVD-ROM/CD-RW!