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Anonymous
May 12, 2005 10:45:55 PM

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Hi,

My Dimension 2400, about 15 months old, has a standard CD/DVD ROM
READER. Right? Not so sure? Device Manager shows it as a " DVD/CD
RW". Well, maybe it IS a writer. Maybe Dell goofed?

Well I added a BenQ DVD BURNER as MASTER and changed the STANDARD
reader(?) to SLAVE.

I put a blank DVD disc in the STANDARD Dell CD/DVD(?)to test it. and
booted up NERO ULTRA 6.6 and proceeded to burn a DVD disc. Nero
shows the STANDARD as the BEnQ, but perhaps by default, but when it was
to begin burning, the BenQ drive opened and the message read that I
should put in a disc.

Can someone make heads or tails of this?

Thanks

Mike

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Anonymous
May 13, 2005 1:33:21 AM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

axipolti@yahoo.com wrote:
>
> Hi,
>
> My Dimension 2400, about 15 months old, has a standard CD/DVD ROM
> READER. Right? Not so sure? Device Manager shows it as a " DVD/CD
> RW".

It's combo of DVD-ROM and CD-RW (writer). You burn CD, but not DVD,
with this drive.

> Well, maybe it IS a writer. Maybe Dell goofed?
>
> Well I added a BenQ DVD BURNER as MASTER and changed the STANDARD
> reader(?) to SLAVE.
>
> I put a blank DVD disc in the STANDARD Dell CD/DVD(?)to test it. and
> booted up NERO ULTRA 6.6 and proceeded to burn a DVD disc. Nero
> shows the STANDARD as the BEnQ, but perhaps by default, but when it was
> to begin burning, the BenQ drive opened and the message read that I
> should put in a disc.

In Nero, choose your burner to use in [Recorder, Choose Recorder].
Anonymous
May 13, 2005 2:37:17 AM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

It could be several things,
1) Dell always sets their CD/DVD drives to cable select, which is what
you should have set the new BenQ drive to.
2) Try another manufacturers disk
3) Check to see if there is a firmware upgrade for the BenQ drive and
check for an update for Nero Ultra. after trying the above it may be a
bad drive. Return it for another.

I just purchased a Plextor 716A. It would burn a DVD but with a CD disk
it said "put in disk". I was advised it could be a bad burner. It was
and the replaced burner works great. In searching for my problem, some
indicated sometimes two burner drives will not work together.

Good Luck............Joan

axipolti@yahoo.com wrote:
> Hi,
>
> My Dimension 2400, about 15 months old, has a standard CD/DVD ROM
> READER. Right? Not so sure? Device Manager shows it as a " DVD/CD
> RW". Well, maybe it IS a writer. Maybe Dell goofed?
>
> Well I added a BenQ DVD BURNER as MASTER and changed the STANDARD
> reader(?) to SLAVE.
>
> I put a blank DVD disc in the STANDARD Dell CD/DVD(?)to test it. and
> booted up NERO ULTRA 6.6 and proceeded to burn a DVD disc. Nero
> shows the STANDARD as the BEnQ, but perhaps by default, but when it was
> to begin burning, the BenQ drive opened and the message read that I
> should put in a disc.
>
> Can someone make heads or tails of this?
>
> Thanks
>
> Mike
>
Anonymous
May 13, 2005 3:33:52 AM

Archived from groups: alt.sys.pc-clone.dell (More info?)

Joan Hansen wrote:
>
> In searching for my problem, some
> indicated sometimes two burner drives will not work together.

Easy CD Cremator does not do simultaneous burning.

Standard Nero can burn to 2 burners simultaneously. (Nero Enterprise
can burn to more than 2 simultaneously. Ahead may no longer make
enterprise version.)

Prassi PrimoCD Plus, PrimoCD Pro64, Click'N Burn, and RecordNow MAX can
burn up to 64 burners simultaneously.
!