Hey people, okay so here's the low-down: I've been trying to burn an .ISO file to a few blank Cd's that I have, and what do you know, they didn't have enough space on them to hold 3.3gb of data. So figuring that there's no real "buy-able" CD out there that could hold that much data, I thought I would try using blank DVDs instead. Only problem is that the blanks don't show up on my computer. It can read any other form of blank media, just not DVDs. This happened with my other computer as well. And I've tried using different brands as well as different discs but nothing works. Any help? Much appreciated.
Perhaps you need to update your reader drivers.
I had this problem once, a few resets fixed it. I dunno if this will work for you though.
I tried that too. But my drivers are already updated. I think it might be a problem with my DVD burner... Or rather, the possible lack of one...
Yeah.... How do you go about checking for a burner? I seem to have forgotten whether or not I got the computer with one. :beer:
18th November 2004
Yeah, if your machine doesn't recognize any DVD in the drive but CD's work fine, chances are you just have a CD drive.
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Check if the DVD your using if it is Dual-Layer. If so check to see if your driver can read Dual-Layer. You can find that out either buy reading the front of the driver or looking up the model number/name on google or some sort. If your DVD is not Dual-Layer or is and you can read DL, then maybe try re-burning to a new DVD and make sure you do not take out the DVD unitil it finalizes the DVD. I've had this problem before if you use the Windows burning tool it will not finalize till you attempt to eject the CD/DVD...at least on my computer, it may differ between PCs. ||G||
If you're not sure what type of drive you have, open Device Manager and open the tree that says DVD/CD-ROM Drives. If it says something like such and such brand DVDRW, then you know it's a DVD burner. However as mentioned, if the blank media you put in it is dual layer and you don't have a dual layer drive you'll still have conflicts. Typically the smaller 4.7GB capacity DVDs are single layer and the 8.5GB ones are dual layer. You also need to use a brand of blank media that your drive supports, which should be stated in it's manual. Provided your drive supports them (most do), I highly recommend TDK blank discs. It's the most affordable way to get class 1 discs, which have a much better burn success rate.
If all else fails you can simply mount the ISO (with ie Daemon Tools), and individually burn all the files onto separate CDs. Then if you want to put them onto another computer just add the files in the correct order from each CD and there you go. Only problem with this, it may use up a lot of CDs.