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Unable to burn DVDs

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  • Windows XP
Last response: in Windows XP
July 25, 2009 8:06:46 PM

Hi everyone,

I'm suddenly unable to burn DVDs on my burner. I was using XP, and everything was fine, but then I upgraded to Vista, and it stopped burning discs. It always fails at 1%, I tried different burning software, same issue. I am able to read DVDs from the rom.

I went back to XP, and I'm still having the same issue. I have a blu-ray burner and a dvd burner, and using the same type of media, I can burn on my blu-ray, but not the dvd. I switched my dvd burner with another IDE dvd burner, still unable to burn dvds on my system, but my dvd burner works fine on the other system.

I'm using ASUS P5B motherboard, and this is the only IDE device I have now. I did install the JMicron 363 IDE drivers, and in Device Manager, it shows all the drivers are installed, no yellow exclamation marks. I checked the IDE settings, and DMA is enabled. I tried using another IDE cable, same issue.

In Burn Aware, the message showing now is Invalid Address for Write, and in Nero, it just says Burn Failed.

Thank you for all your help.

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July 26, 2009 5:02:22 AM

Check the properties on the drive to make sure burning is enabled.

my computer-->right click on drive--> properties-->recording tab-->make sure box is checked to enable burning.
July 26, 2009 6:39:50 AM

Enable burning is also checked.
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July 26, 2009 1:00:41 PM

I had the same problem with NERO once.
I fixed it by going to device manager and uninstalling the drive.
On reboot windows will reinstall it and then if like mine it will work.
July 27, 2009 9:22:53 PM

Thanks for the input, I've tried uninstalling the drives and the IDE channels, but I'm still unable to burn discs.

I've given up, and will buy a new SATA drive instead.