Trying to Burn my first DVD! (using both Alcohol 120% and Nero 6)

First off this is my first venture into the DVD burning world and although i dont like the term NOOB im afraid ill have to accept said title in this matter.

Help please.

I have the Mpeg movie i wish to burn to a blank media (DVD TDK - RW 2x 4.7 gb single sided). I have tried Alcohol 120% (trial) and Nero 6 (trial) and the media continues not to be recognised by the program/drive.

I am assuming it is a problem with the DVD burner - NEC DVD+RW ND-2100AD. As it doesnt recognised there is a DVD in the drive regardless of whether i am running one of the above programs or not.

The only probably problem i have noticed (from actually writing this out actually) the DVD drive is DVD+RW and the DVD disc is called DVD-RW. Could this be the source of the problem (the plus and minus)?

Help will be very gratefully recieved.

Thanks in advance. Apologies if this is in the wrong forum (as i said i am new at this).

you guessed it pal, it is the “plus and minus” thing.
your blanks are dvd-r and your burner only recognises
dvd+r. simply go buy some +rs and see if it works. after
that your burner should recognise the disk

all the best