View Full Version : new to dvd rw's, help needed!

08-12-2005, 01:33 PM
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 :)

08-12-2005, 03:19 PM
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

08-12-2005, 09:30 PM
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.

08-21-2005, 06:55 PM
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 :D