DVD help


New Member

I am having lots of trouble trying to burn DVDs lately. I bought a Dell computer less than a year ago. When I first got it I successfully burnt about 10 movies using DVD shrink and Nero using Verbatim (DVD -R) discs.

I didn't try to burn any disc for a while, but when I recently tried again, using the same Verbatim discs, I receive error messages. Either unable to read disc or please insert disc (when disc is in). I called Dell and they were useless. They told me that my drive is unable to read DVD -R disc. I told them that I have used them successfully before, but that was their final answer.

So, I went and bought some DVD +R discs (Maxwell or Memorex) can't remember right now. Still no luck, getting same errors.

Thought it might be shrink or nero, so downloaded AnyDVD and Clone DVD for free trial. Still no luck.

Am I doing something wrong? Is this a disc problem or could it be my drive?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank You!

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Well-Known Member
Hi :)
Not really enough info.
Drive = Make - Model - F/W.
On the media side Verbatim is usually very good. The same usually applies to Maxell, but does vary. Memorex is generally regarded as poor.


Well-Known Member
Try this:
Go into your Device Manager, and find your drive. Right click on it, and choose "Uninstall". After it uninstalls, reboot, and let Windows detect new hardware, and install new a driver for you.
Good luck!

Stay far, far away from Memorex media....................Even if they seem to burn good, and look good, the first time you watch the movie. They will be problematic later.................I'll almost bet money on it!