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Old 09-16-2010, 08:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i know this is a simple fix but i cant find the windows xp update so that i can make my dvd a "data dvd" cant i just install a dvd writing application like Nero? or is this a driver issue?

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What exactly is going on? Can you not see the dvd drive in My Computer? Can you see it but not burn anything with it?

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I think he just needs a burning program. ISOBurn, Nero, Ashampoo. There's several out there.
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sorry for the late response guys.

well im doing a backup and Windows Backup doesnt see that there is a DVD in the drive. and when i go to my computer it doesnt see that there is anything there. When you insert the DVD the autoplay function comes up and asks how you want to operate the DVD but i double click the explore DVD option and it shows nothing. I dled a burning program called free easy burner off of downloads.com and it went in there to try and maybe make a folder on the DVD and it seemed to work and then i went to my computer to check to see if anything had been added to the DVD and nothing was there. I opened the burning program again and there was nothing to be seen on the DVD.

When i was in the program it did show that there was a DVD in the drive and how much space was left (4.7gigs)

Im kinda stumped.
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okay i dled Ashampoo and the free version 6 has a built in backup which worked just fine. thanks guys.
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