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Thread: Dvd burner being regonized as a cd burner?

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    Dvd burner being regonized as a cd burner?

    Thats right every time I try to burn an iso on windows 7 it says theres no burner but there is because I used it today to burn an homevideo.

    I checked in deivce manager and the dvd burner was there but with name of the burner in jumbled up letters its a optiarc but was was written was 0@@aitIarc or something.

    so I went to details and it said cd-rom device.

    arggh >_<

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    I would check the device properties and see what driver it uses. Usually you can go to the manufacturer's website and download the driver you need. That might help. Sure can't hurt anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by junkmailturds View Post
    I would check the device properties and see what driver it uses. Usually you can go to the manufacturer's website and download the driver you need. That might help. Sure can't hurt anything.
    Wow really? Optical drives do not have "drivers". They are plug and play, nothing more. It might be too old for windows 7 and not in its database. I'm sure using a program besides windows will work fine.

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    Something very strange happened this morning I turned on my laptop and the drive had reconfigured and worked perfectly today.

    ................seriously O_O

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    Heroxoot- he might have been using a burner in an external enclosure. And if it wasn't recognized by windows7 wouldn't it make sense that the makers of the drive would release an update? Depending on your computer set up its not always as simple as plug and play. I have a frankenstein collection of burners stuffed into enclosures and had to jump through hoops to get most of them to work.

    And my laptop burner I just pulled up has drivers other than the microsoft catch all.

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    Its working now but for some odd reason I cant burn dvd's anymore using img burn and about half way through the burn i get some error message then it fails to write, usually when it gets to 46%

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    Have you used it a whole lot? If so it just might be giving up it's life. I've had to replace about 3 of them cause they got used so much. They would start to burn and then the burn would randomly fail. Could only get about 1 out of 5 burns to work right. It was cheaper to spend $20 on a new dvd burner than ten thousand dvd's. Just a thought.

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    well I have been burning at least 1 dvd since I got my laptop about 2 years ago... so I guess it may be worn out then. How do I find a replacement for it? and are good dvd burners for laptops cheap?

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    Laptops I'm not to sure about. I have a tower. I also would look into getting a cheap internal burner, and an external enclosure for it. This usually ends us being cheaper than buying a normal external burner. Have you tried to burn with different programs before you go about replacing anything?

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    Hmm all I use is img burn, I dont know of any other free iso burners.

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