MY computer doesn't recognise dvd-r's at all, doesn't even recognise anything being in the drive!, it says 'there is no disk in drive d',WTF?

vbimport

#1

First of all,
1)I have DVD burning software
2)I have tried different brands of dvd-r’s

My computer just does not recognise that anything has been put into it.It recognies cd’s and dvd’s just fine, but i I put a dvd-r in, both my computer and my dvd burning software register nothing.When I try to write something to it, it says that there is no disk in the drive.

What could this be?


#2

could someone please help?


#3

can you tell us the name of your burner and dvd media?


#4

[QUOTE=troy512;2084730]can you tell us the name of your burner and dvd media?[/QUOTE]

thanks so much for helping.

By burner, do you mean my cd drive?
If so, it’s : HL-DT-ST RW/DVD GCC-4243N

My dvd burning software is:HT Fireman CD/DVD Burner 1.4

And my blank dvd’s that I am using right now are: MAXELL 16x speed DVD-r SQ, 4.7 gigabytes-120 minutes

If you need any more info just ask.

Thanks again!


#5

That drive will only read dvd’s not burn them , it will only burn cd’s


#6

[QUOTE=~Jethro~;2084734]That drive will only read dvd’s not burn them , it will only burn cd’s[/QUOTE]

you mean I would have to buy a new d drive to burn dvds?

Seriously?

Is there no way around this?, no firmware?


#7

No way around it, buy an external usb/firewire enclosure and a good burner.


#8

write: 24x CD-R

read: 8x DVD ROM, 24x CDROM

no way to write on cd burner/dvd rom, sorry

id do as jethro suggested. dont get another slim type drive.

get either a pioneer or a lite-on external


#9

I would also like to suggest reading Troy’s sig real close, the first sentence is solid advice.


#10

ok, just out of interest, how do you tell if a drive is able to write dvds or not?

And why the hell do they even make drives that aren’t capable of writing dvd-rs?I mean, it’s just a bigger cd right?Why wouldn’t a computer be able to recognise it and write files to it?

Thanks for trying to help me out guys.


#11

http://dvddemystified.com/dvdfaq.html

http://dvd.identifier.cdfreaks.com/


#12

[QUOTE=shanana;2084744]ok, just out of interest, how do you tell if a drive is able to write dvds or not? 1

And why the hell do they even make drives that aren’t capable of writing dvd-rs? 3 I mean, it’s just a bigger cd right?Why wouldn’t a computer be able to recognise it and write files to it?2

Thanks for trying to help me out guys.[/QUOTE]

It will say something like dvd±rw instead of dvd-rom 1
The difference between a dvd and a cd is a whole lot, google please.2
not everyone wants to burn dvd’s they just want to read them.3


#13

[QUOTE=~Jethro~;2084748]It will say something like dvd±rw instead of dvd-rom 1
The difference between a dvd and a cd is a whole lot, google please.2
not everyone wants to burn dvd’s they just want to read them.3[/QUOTE]

well, Ijust followed troy’s link and got this:

DVD is the new generation of optical disc storage technology. DVD is essentially a bigger, faster CD that can hold cinema-like video, better-than-CD audio, still photos, and computer data

so, on first glance, your

The difference between a dvd and a cd is a whole lot, google please

comment seems unjustified and rude.


#14

No My comment was not intended to be rude, Troys link does not really cover the differences, 2 different lasers, 2 different write stratigies, ect., ect., ect. That is why I suggested googling to read up a little about them so you could have a better understanding of the differences. And not have someone here do all the work for you. I gave you the information you asked about, sorry if the answers were not what you wanted to hear, but there is no way, no how, to get a cd burner to write a dvd.


#15

[QUOTE=~Jethro~;2084758]No My comment was not intended to be rude, Troys link does not really cover the differences, 2 different lasers, 2 different write stratigies, ect., ect., ect. That is why I suggested googling to read up a little about them so you could have a better understanding of the differences. And not have someone here do all the work for you. I gave you the information you asked about, sorry if the answers were not what you wanted to hear, but there is no way, no how, to get a cd burner to write a dvd.[/QUOTE]

sorry, I was obviously being overly sensitive, apologies.


#16

That is ok, I know that computing can be frustrating at times. It was just a misunderstanding, there is good help here on these forums. If you look at the index of forums you can find help with a good choice for a external dvd burner, they are much cheaper and work better.Thats what I suggest rather than trying to replace the one in your laptop.


#17

Here is the forum to look in.
http://club.cdfreaks.com/f61/


#18

thanks very much man.