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Old 02-19-2008, 01:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am using a HCL Leaptop c9509...for some reason it doesn't detect blank dvds....it does detect cds and I am able to write on them but not on dvds. I am also having problems with the win32-sap virus which my avast antivirus detcts every now and then. I am thinking of reformatting my hard drive and reinstalling my OS. But then I have to back up my data for which I need the dvds. I have installed Winamp 5 but still the issue persists...i am using Windows xp
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Check if it is a DVD reader or even a dvd burner on manufacturers page.
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Sir HCL Leaptop C9509 is a DVD Writer
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What burninig programs have you tried, hve you updated the drives drivers and or firmware.
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I only have Nero....I donno how to update the firmware
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So go into nero and look for the online upgrade or update button.

then for the drive goto the manufacturers page and check for a driver update for the model you have.
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I was just thinking whether its an issue with the firmware or the dvd drive in my lap top..nyways I will do as u say
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Hey buddy...just to let u know that it didnt work...I couldnt find the drivers ..anything else u would like to suggest...I am thinking of updating the dvd/cd drivers through the device manager...but I am not sure of whether I am selecting the right ones for updations
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What brands of media have you tried.
Have you tried different formats as well.
DVD+R, -R, + or - RW.
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I will give it a try with the brands that u have mentioned...the only thing is it doesnt detect it only...thats what irritates me...just for your information..I completely formatted my c:\ and reinstalled my Oprating system..the virus win32 sap utlity is gone..thats a good news but I am frustrated with my dvd drive...I had to part with some of my documents to get my c:\ formatted
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