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    new to dvd rw's, help needed!

    i have an acer travelmate notebook with xp home and i am unable to write to dvds!

    I bought some dvd rw's but cannot write to them!, is this some sort of disc/drive compatibility problem or could this be a problem with xp home user rights?

    thanks for listening
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    what type of dvd-rw is it? if your dvd burner is multiformat then you can burn dvd+r, dvd-r, dvd+rw, dvd-rw etc. However your burner won't be able to burn dvd-r if you only have a burner which supports dvd+r etc. Also XP's built in CD writing wizard only burns CDs, not DVDs so you'd need something like Nero Burning Rom or Pinnacle Instant Disk CD/DVD

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    In addition to that are you sure you have a drive that supports writing to DVDs? Also, some drives don't like certain types of media. Like I know my Lite-On DVD burner hates Imation blank media but works steallar with Memmorex and Verbatim discs.
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    u r right

    it seems to be the media, i have another brand and it is fine!, i guess there is a big difference between dvd and cd in that respect!

    cheers for comments
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