CD/DVD Burner won't burn (plays files fine, just won't burn) Please Help

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CD/DVD Burner won't burn (plays files fine, just won't burn) Please Help

Post by paneiro369 on 20th January 2010, 11:14 pm

I'm using Windows XP: Home Edition and my Burner is a LG CD/DVD Burner HL-DT-ST DVD-RAM GSA-H54L

I noticed today that my burner won't burn DVD's right now. It plays Audio CD's and DVD's fine, for some reason it just won't burn. I'm using the same brand of discs I always use and the same program I've always used which has never given me a problem and I updated the driver over 2 or 3 months ago.

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I put the DVD in and it doesn't bring up the Take Action box that it normally does when I put something in, but the green light flashes like it's reading. It shows that there is a blank disc in the drive but then when I go to Burn a DVD everything freezes and it never starts burning. Then I can't even cancel it, I have to shut my computer off by pushing it's actual power button, other wise I can't do a thing. Can anyone help me out here?

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Re: CD/DVD Burner won't burn (plays files fine, just won't burn) Please Help

Post by Doctor Inferno on 21st January 2010, 3:19 am

Hello,

What software are you using to burn the DVD? Did you use the DVD over again?


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Re: CD/DVD Burner won't burn (plays files fine, just won't burn) Please Help

Post by paneiro369 on 21st January 2010, 3:23 am

I'm using ConvertXtoDVD and I've never had any problems with it. All of a sudden my burner won't burn anything. And I tried 3 different discs and every time it froze the comp completely and I have to power off by the button and power on.

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Post by Doctor Inferno on 21st January 2010, 3:31 am

Hello,

This happened to me before, your DVD burner is faulty and you need to replace it.


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Post by paneiro369 on 21st January 2010, 3:34 am

Oh man, I've only had this thing for a year. This sucks, I was hoping it was a software issue

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Re: CD/DVD Burner won't burn (plays files fine, just won't burn) Please Help

Post by paneiro369 on 21st January 2010, 11:03 pm

I just burned a CD-R today fine, but it won't burn DVD-R's....How can it work for one but not the other? Is there nothing else I can check to fix this problem before buying a burner that seems to do everything except burn DVD's?

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Post by Doctor Inferno on 22nd January 2010, 4:11 am

Hello,

Could it be the image/file you are trying to burn is corrupted?


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Re: CD/DVD Burner won't burn (plays files fine, just won't burn) Please Help

Post by paneiro369 on 22nd January 2010, 6:18 am

No, I tried a couple different files and same result, everything freezes and it doesn't go past 0% in the Burn Status. I just want to know if there is anything else I can try "Troubleshooting" wise before I buy a new burner.

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Re: CD/DVD Burner won't burn (plays files fine, just won't burn) Please Help

Post by paneiro369 on 23rd January 2010, 3:20 pm

I tried it with Power2Go and it worked!! I don't know why but it burned the DVD-R disc. I don't understand why a program would just stop working and cause my whole computer to freeze every time I try and burn with it. I've been using that same program (ConvertXtoDVD) for years and I love the options and the way it works. I even tried uninstalling the program and then reinstalling it and burning a disc and the same problem, yet it works with Power2Go DVD and burns fine. I really wish there was a way to fix the ConvertXtoDVD so I can convert and burn all in one simple, easy to use program.

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Re: CD/DVD Burner won't burn (plays files fine, just won't burn) Please Help

Post by Doctor Inferno on 24th January 2010, 4:29 am

Hello,

Sorry, not any way I know of. You can try getting the latest version.


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