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11-29-2009 09:35 AM
My optical drive suddenly stopped writing to DVD. Using Nero it aborts with a generic failure message. Using Win XP's native ability the drive title changes from "DVD/CD+RW" in the Explorer window to just "CD Drive" if I insert a blank DVD, and refuses to let me drop files into the window. I can write to CD just fine both using Nero and using Win XP. I can read DVDs, as well.
I've tried deleting the drive in the hardware manager and re-booting to force re-installing the driver; no help.
Thanks in advance!
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11-29-2009 10:44 AM
11-29-2009 11:17 AM
It's Nero version 6, but yes, it detects it's a DVD drive just fine. I just tried an open source DVD creation application and after a few seconds it failed during a write, too. I also tried the Microsoft system check utility and it said the DVD drive had no ability to write.
I'm thinking the drive has gone south (this system is nearly 5 years old now). New drives are cheap, cost less than a new copy of Nero, so just ordered one.
Thanks for trying!
12-02-2009 04:23 PM
Follow-up for completeness. New drive arrived today, installed without a hitch, just burned a DVD with over 2GB of data. Worked like a charm. As a bonus the new drive is twice as fast as the OEM it came with.
12-13-2009 05:56 AM
What drive did you wind up ordering? I just lost mine too, the hardware system sees it but won't register it. I guess its planned obsolescence has expired.
12-13-2009 07:20 AM
I got it from an eBay vendor called "outletforparts." The specific offering was entitled "NEW DVD±RW Drive Burner for HP NX9000 Pavilion ZD7000" item number 350282038423 and was $49.95 with free shipping.