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Stumped! DVD burners not working on my computer

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November 4, 2011 8:02:16 PM

I have windows 7HP. None of the cd or dvd burns are successful. I use wmp or winamp usually but even Nero won't burn from storage. Message reads burner not connected or disc requires cleaning.
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November 4, 2011 9:06:55 PM

michael_76 said:
I have windows 7HP. None of the cd or dvd burns are successful. I use wmp or winamp usually but even Nero won't burn from storage. Message reads burner not connected or disc requires cleaning.



go into device manager and see if an error code is reported / update driver.
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November 4, 2011 9:22:54 PM

What kind of discs are you using. Could a media problem.
Have you tried using windows explorer to burn?
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November 4, 2011 10:07:39 PM

Use imgburn!
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November 5, 2011 12:11:02 AM

You should try different media and if it still fails then the problem is probably a faulty burner. CD/DVD burners are very cheap nowadays and are easy to change. It is a fact of life the CD/DVD burners have a limited life and can only burn on average a thousand or so discs before the laser gives out.
November 5, 2011 2:59:51 PM

buzznut said:
What kind of discs are you using. Could a media problem.
Have you tried using windows explorer to burn?

Memorex dvd-r and cd-r. No joy in wmp just reports error. Will try using explorer, never tried before
November 5, 2011 3:04:30 PM

Here is the solution
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314060
It seems like when you installed and removed the different cd writing utilities it messed up the lower and upper filters.
Just run that fix it solution from ms to fix it.
November 5, 2011 3:08:42 PM

ksiemb said:
go into device manager and see if an error code is reported / update driver.

In device manager, all drives report working ok!
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