can anyone help i,m at a total loss i recently bought a pc with the above dvd whriter ....i recently started to try and copy a movie from my hard rive or a cd-r but when attempted either of the following appear <insert a disk more than 500+ mb..even the disk is a 4.7 gb dvdr>....error in i/o device> ....or not enough disk space even though there is 160gb available....and time computers have a lot to answer for as my pc when opened came with no instructions even though it was just a base unit a bought..........so if anyone can save me from the pit of despair i would apprecieate it...ahhhh bet your asking yourselves why dont he ring time tech line ....at Â£1 per min i will use that as a last resort ................HELP???
Did you use some web based translation? It is hard to understand what is going on.
You have a DVD writer but you are trying to put a movie from HD to a CD-R? If it tells you that you got no space on CD-R then it matters not how much space you got on your HD. I didn't understand the rest, only that you got no manual for your PC and that you don't want to call tech support because it is pricey.
If English is not your native language, what language do you speak?
Welcome to our forums. Can you perhaps give us some more information about the software and settings that you are using?
I somehow presume you want to burn a DVD-sized video on a CD. Is that correct?
i understand completely what is your problem as i also have the same problem.i will try and change it into better words so others can understand and possibly help us.when attempting to write onto a blank dvd the drive does not read the blank dvd.it says I/O error when attempting to write to it using nero and when trying to open the drive when the disk is in.why does this happen?why cant i write onto a blank dvd?i have the same model the mashita sw-9581. HELP ME ALSO!!!!!!!!!!!!!
What Operating System do you use?Anyway, please, check this site, there are some new device drivers: http://panasonic.co.jp/psec/support/dvdram/lim/eoem/index.html
i am running windows xp.i have tried using the program you reccomended but when trying to format the disk no disk is found.is there a problem with using a dvd+r as every site i visit says a dvd-r.what is this difference?and does this matter?
Well, first of all, - or +R, you shouldn't be formatting.
How about software? What are you using for that?
Is the file you're trying to burn to a CD under or around 700MB?
Basic information is generally helpful.
The picture starts to be a little bit clearer. Okay, first of all with this drive use DVD-R media. And yes, it makes a difference, because not all drives can burn both DVD+R and DVD-R. You don't have to format DVD+/- media before use like a simple floppy disk.There is a software called DVD Identifier that can show you what your drive is capable of (what medium can it read and what medium can it write). You can download this free software here: http://dvdidentifier.cdfreaks.com/